Keurig and Cuisinart announce coffeemaker partnership

first_imgConair Corporation and Keurig, Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), today announced entering into a licensing and distribution agreement that will enable Conair to develop, market and sell, in the United States and Canada, single-cup coffeemakers under the Cuisinart brand. The launch is currently planned for spring 2010. The products will be co-branded Cuisinart® and Keurig® and will be designed to work with the 200+ varieties of gourmet coffees, teas and hot cocoa packaged in Keurig s patented K-Cup® portion packs.Cuisinart holds the number one brand position in the coffeemaker category in the department and home specialty channels. We are thrilled to have the Cuisinart brand as a licensed Keurig partner. This is a major endorsement for the new way to brew coffee at home – one gourmet cup at a time with Keurig Brewed® Technology. We believe that having Cuisinart develop, market and sell a co-branded brewer using Keurig s K-Cup technology platform will help speed the adoption of single-cup brewing into homes in the United States and Canada. Consumers will now have more brands and models from which to choose as the number of coffeemakers utilizing Keurig s technology platform expands, said John Whoriskey, Vice President and General Manager of the Keurig At Home Division. Our partnership with Keurig and the strength of the Cuisinart brand in the home coffee brewing category will enable us to enter one of the fastest growing segments of the small appliance marketplace, said Jill Kreutzer Orent, Vice President of Marketing for Cuisinart. Keurig Brewed technology represents a perfect fit with what our consumers are looking for in a Cuisinart single-cup coffeemaker. We see this licensing agreement with Keurig as a significant growth opportunity for our company.Under the terms of the agreement, Conair will develop single-cup coffeemakers designed to work with Keurig s patented K-Cup portion packs and utilizing patented brewer technology. The Keurig Brewed system offers optimal brewing by delivering the proper amount, temperature and pressure of water to ensure perfect coffee extraction every time. The result is a better tasting cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa.Other terms and conditions of the licensing agreement were not disclosed.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) and KeurigAs a leader in the specialty coffee industry, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR s operations are managed through two business units. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces coffee, tea and hot cocoa from its family of brands, including Tully s Coffee®, Green Mountain Coffee® and Newman s Own® Organics coffee. The Keurig business unit is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems. K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig® Single-Cup Brewers are produced by a variety of licensed roasters, including Green Mountain Coffee and Tully s Coffee. Keurig’s proprietary brewing system combines a pressurized hot water brewer with multiple varieties of K-Cup portion packs, which feature a patented design that preserves the freshness of gourmet coffee and tea. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in Fair Trade Certified ¢ coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. Visit www.GreenMountainCoffee.com(link is external) and www.Keurig.com(link is external) for more information.About Conair CorporationCuisinart is a division of the Conair Corporation. Conair began in 1959 as a small hair appliance and hair care company. Today Conair is a multinational corporation with annual gross sales of $2 billion. Conair is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of personal care and professional products, grooming, health and beauty products, and premium kitchen electrics and cookware. Conair products currently sell in 100 countries on five out of seven continents. For more information about Conair Corporation, please log onto www.conair.com(link is external).About CuisinartCuisinart, universally known for introducing the food processor in America, is a leader in culinary appliances, professional quality cookware and kitchen accessories. The company s cutting edge reputation can be seen on numerous fronts, from industry-first products and design awards to sponsorships of culinary events and TV cooking shows. Cuisinart manufactures a full range of products under the tagline, Savor the Good Life®. These products include cookware, countertop cooking appliances, blenders, stand mixers and coffeemakers, as well as food processors, toasters and toaster ovens, ice cream makers and waffle makers. Cuisinart s websites are: www.cuisinart.com(link is external), www.cuisinart.com/baby(link is external) and www.cuisinartstandmixer.com(link is external).Forward-Looking Statements (NASDAQ: GMCR)Certain statements contained herein are not based on historical fact and are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the applicable securities laws and regulations. Owing to the uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, actual results could differ materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the impact on sales and profitability of consumer sentiment in this difficult economic environment, the Company s success in efficiently expanding operations and capacity to meet growth, competition and other business conditions in the coffee industry and food industry in general, fluctuations in availability and cost of high-quality green coffee and any other increases in costs including fuel, Keurig s ability to continue to grow and build profits with its roaster partners in the at home market, the Company s success in efficiently and effectively integrating Tully s wholesale operations and capacity into its Specialty Coffee business unit, weather and special or unusual events, as well as other risks described more fully in the Company s filings with the SEC. Forward-looking statements reflect management s analysis as of the date of this press release. The Company does not undertake to revise these statements to reflect subsequent developments, other than in its regular, quarterly earnings releases. Source: Keurig. WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more

Alderman’s Toyota expands in Rutland Town

first_imgAlderman’s Toyota has expanded their service center, built a used car center and a new state of the art car wash in Rutland Town.  Pictured, left to right:Marleen Cenate, Heritage Family Credit Union/RRCC 1st TreasurerJohn Valente, Ryan, Smith & Carbine, Ltd./RRCC Board PresidentPierre Masuy, OMYA, Inc./RRCC Board of DirectorsAlvin Figiel, NBF ArchitectsKate Alderman, Alderman’s ToyotaStacy Alderman, Alderman’s ToyotaPhil Alderman, Alderman’s ToyotaChris Cento, Boston Regional Manager, ToyotaJim Hall, Rutland Town Select BoardStanley Rhodes, Chair, Rutland Town Select BoardTom Donahue, Executive Vice President/CEO Rutland Region Chamber of Commercelast_img

Jamie Carragher names Thierry Henry and Didier Drogba as his two toughest opponents

first_img Comment Advertisement Klopp speaks after Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford BridgeTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:09FullscreenKlopp speaks after Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridgehttps://metro.co.uk/video/klopp-speaks-liverpool-beat-chelsea-2-1-stamford-bridge-2011292/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘The same thing happened with Drogba because we played him so much. Almost every game we played with Chelsea was either 0-0 or 1-0, every game was on a knife edge.‘You knew as a defender if you made a mistake it was over because with John Terry at the back, Chelsea wouldn’t concede too much.‘If you got the first goal you knew you wouldn’t concede too much either.’Carragher added: ‘There were definitely players I played against that were tougher than expected. I always talk about Kevin Davies, Bobby Zamora, Carlton Cole.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘No disrespect, they weren’t great strikers, but people thought you shouldn’t give them a kick, but all of them were four inches taller than me, quicker than me and stronger than me.‘So it wasn’t as easy as you think, but more often than not you would get the better of them because I played in a better team and they wouldn’t get as many opportunities.‘When you’re playing against a top player there is a bit of give and take, sometimes they would do well, sometimes you would do well, and it would get labelled a great battle.‘But that wasn’t accepted when you played Bolton or West Ham, the teams those players played for.’MORE: Nick Kyrgios handed suspended punishment for spitting at umpire and calling him a ‘f***ing tool’ Jamie Carragher names Thierry Henry and Didier Drogba as his two toughest opponents Teen who scored against Man Utd has psychology exam next dayTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 2:54FullscreenTeen who scored against Man Utd has psychology exam next dayhttps://metro.co.uk/video/teen-scored-against-man-utd-psychology-exam-day-2013960/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.center_img Former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher rates Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and Chelsea hero Didier Drogba as the two toughest opponents he faced as a player.With 228 goals, prolific striker Henry remains Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer ahead of former England international Ian Wright.Drogba, meanwhile, sits fourth on Chelsea’s all-time list with current manager Frank Lampard topping the charts with 211 goals.‘Thierry Henry was the toughest opponent,’ Liverpool legend Carragher told Sky Sports. ‘I had a lot of good games against Didier Drogba.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think he scored three goals in about 30 games against Liverpool, but people seem to forget that and remember his unbelievable goal in 2006.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Sometimes as a defender against some of the top players we had at that time – Alan Shearer, Henry, Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie – there’s not a lot you can do in certain situations because they were that good.‘That goal Drogba scored there wasn’t a lot I could do.‘I trained with great strikers like Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez every day, so I never came up against them, but I worked out their games. 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Young couple who ‘started with nothing’ quit their jobs in their 20s thanks to property investment

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:15Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:15 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenProperty Investment Explained01:15IN 2010, husband-and-wife duo Mina and Scott O’Neill bought their first investment property.They had worked hard for years to scrape together a deposit of $60,000, and were excited to snap up a large house with a granny flat in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire for $480,000.The house delivered a healthy rental return of $670 per week, a return that has grown to $1050 per week today.After two more years of saving, the couple bought a unit in Maroubra in Sydney in 2012, where they lived for a year.They then decided to add to their portfolio by purchasing four units on the one title in Port Macquarie for around $425,000.Scott and Mina O’Neill purchased their first investment property in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire in 2010. Picture: SuppliedThe units were rented for a whopping $800 each per week, and the O’Neill’s investment property journey was well and truly underway.Today, they have a staggering 28 properties in their portfolio — worth a total of $17.3 million, with a loan-to-value ratio of approximately 60 per cent.They were earning so much on rent — around $190,000 a year — that Mr O’Neill, a former engineer, and Mrs O’Neill, a former marketer, both quit their jobs about four years ago.Mr O’Neill, 31, and his wife, 29, are now full-time property investors who spend at least three months a year travelling.They’ve also started their own residential and commercial buyer’s agency, Rethink Investing — which came about “by accident”.“We were sitting around not doing much, and people were asking us how we had quit our jobs,” Mrs O’Neill said.“People started coming to us, so the business was completely accidental. We weren’t looking to do this, it just grew organically to the point where now we are very busy.”The couple said the key to their success was their decision to diversify and look for properties with opportunities to add further value.Aside from their first two Sydney purchases, the couple have invested elsewhere across Australia, including in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Newcastle and Perth.They own a combination of residential and commercial properties, but have avoided buying units.One of Scott and Mina O’Neill’s commercial investment properties in Newcastle, NSW. Picture: Supplied“We don’t buy apartments — I’m a big believer in buying properties with land rather than units, because they’re basically just a couple of pallets and bricks in the sky,” Mr O’Neill said.“We’ve looked at houses where we can subdivide, renovate and add value — we’ve done a lot of renovations.”One example of how the O’Neills have added value to property was by buying one strata title with five units all on the one title.They then went through a council application to separate them, which gave the pair the option of selling each unit individually if required — a decision which almost doubled the value of the properties.They have also consciously avoided buying too many properties in the “overpriced” Sydney market, as cheaper properties in other areas led to greater cash flow.“There was a difference in how we invested compared with other people I know — if we bought a third property in Sydney, it would still be a good choice but it wouldn’t bring in cash flow — and without cash flow, we couldn’t have retired,” Mr O’Neill said.“We were always focused on cash flow because without it, we’d be working indefinitely. It was the only way to generate income enough to get out of the workforce.Scott and Mina O’Neill have just bought their ‘dream home’ in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Picture: SuppliedThey will move into their home as soon as the lease on their rented Bondi pad ends. Picture: Supplied“We are big believers in Sydney being overpriced. You can buy a house 35 minutes away from the Brisbane CBD for $325,000. The same in Sydney would be $1.5 million. We chase the value.”They have also invested heavily in commercial properties, as the rental yields were “many times greater” than residential properties.“We have three commercial properties in Perth including a convenience store and a medical centre, and they are recession-proof — a medical centre isn’t going to go out of business,” Mrs O’Neill said.The O’Neills initially opted for interest-only loans but as their portfolio has matured, they have switched the majority of their properties to principle and interest loans.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoThey said they had planned ahead for possible interest rate rises.“Our portfolio is still positively geared so even if interest rates rise we’re not worried — we plan for the worst-case scenarios in everything we invest in,” Mr O’Neill said.“If the market did go quiet for five years, we could sit on the properties and collect the rent during that time.”The couple said they spent “a lot of time” researching market trends and that they only bought properties when the market was flat and affordable.They have also invested in shares, although Mr O’Neill said he preferred the “stability” of property.Scott and Mina O’Neill own this investment property on the Gold Coast. Picture: Supplied“I don’t particularly like the volatility of shares — it keeps you up at night worrying if your shares will drop 10 per cent, but that doesn’t happen with property,” he said.The pair have just purchased their “dream family home” in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, something Mrs O’Neill said had been her goal all along.The five-bedroom brick house, located on a 600 square metre block with a swimming pool and views, also has a granny flat that the couple will rent out separately to repay the loan faster.They are renting a flat in Bondi at the moment, but will move into their new home as soon as their lease ends.“It was quite expensive and we got the deposit by selling two properties and saving on the side,” Mrs O’Neill said.“You can get to your ‘end game house’ through investing — what we’ve done was just take a side route to it.The O’Neills have avoided investing in Sydney, instead preferring to look elsewhere, such as the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Picture: Supplied“We were rentvestors first because rent is cheaper in Sydney than a mortgage, and all our investments grew in value. We would never have been able to afford it otherwise.”The couple said they started investing with clear goals in mind — for Mrs O’Neill, it was to purchase her dream home and have the option to leave the workforce to spend time with family, while for her husband it was having the freedom to indulge in his passion for travel.Their best piece of advice was to diversify and to treat property like a business.“Don’t be emotional. A lot of people get emotional when they invest in property, but you have to remember it is not necessarily your family home you are buying,” Mrs O’Neill said.alexis.carey@news.com.aulast_img read more

Mach-1 Racing Solutions renews title sponsorship of IMCA Sport Compacts

first_imgABBOTT, Texas – The Texas company synonymous with IMCA’s Sport Compact division returns in 2018 for an eighth consecutive season as title sponsor of the 4-cylinder class.Mach-1 Racing Solutions, owned by Gary Mach and located in Abbott, provides a portion of the $1,000 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in final national standings for the Sport Compacts again this season.Mach-1 began giving Sport Compact contingencies in 2009 and became the division’s first title sponsor in 2011.“IMCA provides an entry level racing experience at an affordable price,” said Mach. “The IMCA Sport Compacts allow a racing experience to be birthed for a future racing vision.”Sport Compact champions were crowned at 47 tracks, in two special series and in 10 states last season. Dil­lon Richards of Beatrice, Neb., won the national championship while Dakota Dees of Weatherford battled the heavy hitters in Texas en route to earning national rookie of the year honors.All drivers in the division are required to display two Mach-1 decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares. That decal will be included in the packet they receive after purchasing their 2018 competitor’s license.More information about Mach-1 support and consulting services is available by calling 254 537-3040, by email at gary@mach-1r.com and at the www.www.mach-1R.com website.“Mach-1 continues to be the one title sponsor our Sport Compact division has seen and embraces that role,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder commented. “We appreciate their continued support of IMCA racing.”last_img read more

Woods: De Gea can be world’s best

first_img De Gea has endured a considerable amount of criticism with regard to his performances for United since he joined them from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011, but he has made impressive progress as time has gone on and been earning plenty of praise for his form of late. United boss David Moyes described a save the 22-year-old Spaniard made in Saturday’s 3-2 Barclays Premier League win over Stoke as “extraordinary”. Press Association And speaking to United Review, Red Devils goalkeeping coach Woods said of De Gea: “David has got everything that you need to be the best and he has just got to keep doing what he is doing at the moment. “It is about achieving a level of consistency, which he is now doing but I don’t want to tempt fate. “He has everything needed to be up there with the best.” Former England goalkeeper Woods began working with De Gea over the summer, having – like Moyes – switched from his job at Everton to the same position at United. The 53-year-old ex-Norwich, Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday player, who made 43 appearances for the Three Lions, is enjoying life with the Red Devils and has praised the attitude of the group of goalkeepers he oversees, which also includes Denmark’s Anders Lindegaard and Ben Amos, capped three times by England Under-21s. “They have been absolutely first-class,” Woods said. “From my point of view, they have taken the training on board, worked hard and I don’t think they have moaned! “They have worked really hard and we are forming that coach-player relationship that you need. “It’s a little bit different to working with outfield players because you are such a closely-knit group all of the time, so you need to trust in each other. “It is the hardest position because there is only one spot, but they are a good group because they motivate each other to get the best out of everyone. “I know that I am new and seeing that side of it but from my experiences, I know that all goalkeepers stand by each other. “It’s the goalkeepers’ union. I’ve found the competition between the keepers has kept the standards very high, which is what I’m looking for.” After making his first appearance of the season in the 4-0 Capital One Cup fourth-round victory over Norwich on Tuesday, Lindegaard is set to make way for De Gea to return in Saturday’s away league clash with Fulham. David De Gea has all the necessary attributes to become the world’s best goalkeeper, according to his coach at Manchester United Chris Woods.last_img read more

Cricket News Indian cricketers providing whereabouts details to WADA since 2017

first_imghighlights New Delhi: The BCCI has been furnishing details of top Indian cricketers’ ‘whereabouts’ on World-Anti Doping Agency’s database since 2017, a far cry from its perceived objection to the contentious clause. The BCCI is still not National Anti Doping Agency (NADA)-compliant and WADA has expressed its concerns to the International Cricket Council on the issue. The matter was tabled at the recent ICC Board meeting in Dubai and the Indian Cricket Board was asked to sort the issue with NADA urgently.It has been learnt that the BCCI, since the 2017 Champions Trophy, has been uploading the ‘whereabouts’ of its players in WADA’s ADAMS (Anti Doping Administrative & Management Systems) database.The ADAMS database was created to coordinate anti-doping activities and to provide a mechanism to assist stakeholders with their implementation of the code. India lost Champions Trophy final against Pakistan in 2017. Since 2017, Indian cricketers are providing their whereabouts to WADA.The idea is helping the players to stay clean.  It stores athletes’ whereabouts, TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemptions), Test Planning and Results Management, Lab Results Module.”We need to clear this misconception. Since 2017, we have been consistently uploading the whereabouts of our centrally contracted players on ADAMS. We never had any issue with whereabouts clause,” a BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.”A few of our players first entered WADA’s Registered Testing Pool (RTP) during 2015 ICC World Cup. Our issue is NADA’s handling of samples and how their Dope Control Officers (DCO) work. That is something we are not convinced about and we have told that to ICC also,” the official added.There is a school of thought in the BCCI that the issue can be resolved and the Board can become NADA compliant on its own terms.”We can propose a solution. BCCI can hire a set of chaperons, who will help in urine sample collection of players in presence of Dope Control Officers (DCO) of NADA and that will be directly sent to National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL),” he said.Currently, Swedish agency IDTM (International Doping Tests and Management) collects samples of Indian players and the testing is done at the WADA accredited laboratory, NDTL.”The BCCI has been regularly testing at least 25 top players keeping the World Cup in mind,” said the official. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Farewell Test for Gayle would be utter nonsense, insists Ambrose

first_imgWINDIES bowling legend Curtly Ambrose has dismissed the idea of veteran batsman Chris Gayle playing what would amount to a farewell Test series against India next month.The 39-year-old Windies talisman was expected to announce his retirement from international cricket following the ICC World Cup. The big left-hander, however, seemed to have a change of heart during the tournament and targetted India’s tour of the West Indies as his final appearance.Never one to shy away from speaking his mind, Ambrose has flatly rejected any type of sentimental appearance for the opener.“Let me tell you something, one word; nonsense,” Ambrose said of Gayle’s plans for going beyond the World Cup.Despite scoring 7 214 Test runs, which puts him eighth on the all-time list, and notching two triple centuries, Gayle has not made a Test appearance for the West Indies since 2014.“He hasn’t played Test cricket for five years and he can barely make it in a One Day International, with long periods in the field. A Test match is five days, six hours every day and he hasn’t done it for five years,” Ambrose told BBC Sounds.“What kind of message would it send to one of the opening batsmen? ‘It’s a farewell game for Chris Gayle so sit this one out’ – that is utter nonsense,” he added.“He should bow out of this World Cup gracefully. He’s done extremely well for West Indies in world cricket, but you bow out. Move forward.”last_img read more

Africa Senior Athletics Championships Postponed

first_imgThe 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Athletics championships has been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.Some of Africa’s best track and field athletes were scheduled to converge in Algiers, Algeria, between 24 and 28 June this year for the championships.The last edition of the championships held at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State in 2018. But a statement shared by the host Algeria Athletics Federation (FAA) on their website stated, “Following the magnitude of the pandemic and the containment and awareness measures decided by the public authorities, the two sports authorities decided to postpone these championships to the summer of 2021.”The new dates of the African biannual championships will be decided later, although organisers are looking at the 2021 summer period, which is likely to fall around the same time as a rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games.This decision to postpone was arrived at after consultation and agreement between the FAA and the African Athletics Confederation.The announcement came after the International Olympics Committee officially announced the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics Games to 2021.The last championships took place in Asaba, Nigeria in 2018 with world stars Caster Semenya, Conseslus Kipruto, Marie-Josée Ta Lou, Akani Simbine, Amos Nijel, Hugues Fabrice Zango amongst those who walked away with gold medals.The cancellation of the Athletics championships follows the cancellation of the African Cross Country championships which was to be held in Lome, Togo on 8 of April. CAA moved the event to March 2021, the same month as the World Cross Country championships.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more