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GABF president makes donation to Abdullah Hamid Summer Camp

first_imgNIGEL Hinds, president of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF), yesterday made a donation of balls, t-shirts, water bottles and other paraphernalia to the Annual Abdullah Hamid Basketball Summer Camp in Linden.Hinds journeyed to the mining town and visited the camp where scores of young, aspiring ‘ballers’ are supervised by Hamid, a former national player and coach.This year marked 29 years since Hamid’s programme is in existence, as he expressed his appreciation to Hinds and the GABF for their timely contribution.Meanwhile, Hamid said this year the programme will culminate with a skills challenge and an East versus West contest, allowing the players to showcase their talent to their parents.last_img read more

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Norwegian Chess Federation forgoes Unibet’s ‘controversial proposal’

first_img Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Share Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Submit Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 On Sunday night, the governance of the Norwegian Chess Federation Congress (NSF) voted against the ‘cooperation deal’ proposed by Kindred Group Plc flagship subsidiary Unibet.This June, Unibet marketing had propositioned a five-year principal sponsorship deal of the NSF, valued at NOK 50 million (€5m), representing Norwegian Chess’ biggest ever sponsorship.Lottstift, Norway’s national gambling regulator, would warn NSF governance ‘to consider the consequences’ of partnering with an unlicensed gambling firm.Furthermore, the NSF would face further pressure from Norway’s Ministry of Culture and broadcaster TV2 (Egmont Group) to reject the ‘controversial proposal’, as NSF forms part of a collective seeking to win the rights to host the ‘2020 Chess World Cup’ in the city of  Stavanger.Seeking legal advice, the NSF would detail to its stakeholders that it would make a formal decision on whether to proceed with Unibet sponsorship this July.This Sunday,  Kindred Group issued a formal statement, confirming that NSF would forgo its sponsorship, with the Stockholm-listed enterprise stating that it ‘respects the decision taken by the Chess Congress’.”We want to commend the board of the Norwegian Chess Federation for being extremely strong through a demanding exchange of opinions leading up to this Sunday’s Congress. The same leadership have, through the 11-month process leading to the final deal proposal, impressed us through their inquisitive and responsive approach, and clear and challenging dialogue with us as a potential partner. The members of the federation have now made a choice, and that choice deserves respect,” detailed Rolf Sims, Public Affairs Manager of Kindred Group.The online gambling group states that the debate surrounding its proposition, shows a ‘a great care for chess’ in Norway, whilst further highlighting the ‘positive and negative sides about the current monopoly and a licensing model’.Concluding its Norwegian update, Kindred Group stated that it would continue ‘working towards allowing sports, volunteer work and other associations not supported by the current monopoly model the possibility of better financing opportunities.’“We will continue tirelessly in our daily work towards an alternative gambling model in Norway. Such a model would benefit everyone in a better way than the current monopoly system, where half of all online gamblers fall outside of the pervue of the Norwegian government, and where a large part of Norwegian sports, culture and volunteer work are not supported by the gambling funds collected by the Norwegian government” –  Kindred Group detailed in its statement.last_img read more

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first_imgRelay for Life supporters at the launch of the Donegal Relay For Life 2016. Photo Clive WassonMore than €200,000 was spent in Donegal last year as a result of the Relay for Life initiative which goes to help fund vital Irish Cancer Society services here.Addressing the launch last night of the 2016 Relay, which will be staged over the weekend of June 4th and 5th, chairperson, Robert O’Connor, said the past few days had been tough on the people involved due to adverse claims on social media in relation to where the money raised was spent.“You will hear that the money goes up to Dublin in a bus and does not come back to this county but I can tell you that 213,202 euro was spent here in Donegal last year.”Insisting that his committee and those working on behalf of Relay for Life would “not give into intimidation”, the chairperson declared:“Contrary to remarks on Facebook, we do support the people of Donegal and that has been clearly shown over the past five years since we staged our first Relay.” The Relay for Life event was not just about raising money but was also, he said, geared to education and awareness.Two of the county’s Secondary schools, the Loreto in Letterkenny, and Mulroy College in Milford, have got involved in helping to promote awareness through student initiatives and on Thursday of this week, representatives of the Relay for Life committee will meet with Principals from fifteen other secondary schools throughout the county to encourage them to introduce this initiative and get the student body involved.The Survivors Choir performing at the launch of the Donegal Relay For Life 2016. Photo Clive WassonMORE THAN €200K SPENT IN DONEGAL FROM RELAY FOR LIFE was last modified: January 26th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cancerdonegalRelay for Lifelast_img read more