PRESIDENT of the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) Horace Burrowes is showering praises on all and sundry for combining efforts which saw Guyana host its first major cycling championships ever.August 10-11 has gone down in history as the dates when the 13th edition of the Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships (JCCC) was hosted here with 15 nations making the memorable trip to the Land of Many Waters.Burrowes, in an invited comment said that what makes the event even more memorable is the fact that it was also the first time that such a huge event was held outside the confines of the Capital City.Burrowes stated that Bartica and its Mayor, His Worship Gifford Marshall, stepped up in a massive way to ensure that it was a win-win situation for all as they undertook the expenses for hosting everyone in Bartica. The GCF was responsible for all other expenses outside of Bartica.“This event I can assure all Guyana was a massive breaking point for Guyana and not just our federation in that it has shown the rest of the Caribbean that we have the capacity to host such events even though it took some time in reaching our shores.All the participating nations expressed satisfaction and were happy that they made the trip to Guyana. They complimented Mayor Marshall and the people of Bartica for their hospitality and promise to be back.”Burrowes stated that despite the challenges faced in terms of sponsorship, the federation, with the help of some companies and individuals pulled out all the stops to ensure that Guyana made its mark and came out with flying colours.“I am really gratified with the level of commitment shown by many of our cyclists who would have made the trip and volunteered their services as officials manning the race route among other areas which all added up in making the event a success.”The GCF is also very thankful to the Caribbean Cycling Federation, COPACI and UCI for their efforts and assistance as well as the event Commissars, Henny Bonafacio and Ms Clotilde Vicente.”Appreciation is being extended to the Mayor and Town Council of Bartica, Industrial Safety Supplies Inc., Universal Auto Supplies, Humphrey’s Bakery & Farm Products of Ketley Street Charlestown, Clear Waters, Mr Ramesh Sunich of the Trophy Stall, Chin Chan Bike Shop, Professional Key Shop, Showers of Blessing Bus Service, Kennard Lovell, Jeffrey Yearwood, Sasha Persaud, Dexter Sealey and Joseph Britton.The competing nations were Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Curacao, Anguilla, Barbados, United States Virgin Islands, Grenada, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, St Martin and the host.
Graduate transfer offensive tackle Ryan Alexander left the Syracuse football team this week, according to a report by Stephen Bailey of Syracuse.com.A Syracuse Athletics spokesperson confirmed Alexander left the program and did not travel to Tallahassee, Florida.Alexander reportedly departs Syracuse amid a two-game skid in which SU now has allowed the most sacks in the country (35) and led head coach Dino Babers to say “everybody’s job is in jeopardy” after the Orange surrendered nine sacks to Pittsburgh.Redshirt freshman Carlos Vettorello originally beat Alexander for the starting right tackle spot out of fall camp. But when Sam Heckel got injured against Liberty, Vettorello filled in for Airon Servais — who moved to center — at left tackle and Alexander plugged in at right tackle. He’s started every game since.Freshman tackle Matthew Bergeron, SU’s top reserve lineman, is in line to start in Alexander’s stead, according to the report. The Orange face Florida State at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in Tallahassee.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis story will be updated with additional reporting. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm Contact Andrew: email@example.com | @A_E_Graham
Source: Goal.com Mainz have published an exchange with a fan who cancelled his membership because of the presence of black players in the team.While protests against racism and police brutality have swept the United States and various countries across the world in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, several Bundesliga players have expressed solidarity with demonstrators on the field.As tensions remain high, Mainz received a message from a supporter complaining about the multi-racial make-up of the squad and arguing German players are being denied a chance.“For several months now I have been unable to identify myself with this club (professional football)! I’ve since gotten the impression that I’m at the Africa Cup, instead of in the German Bundesliga. I know what’s coming, but no – I’m not racist in any way. I resent that. But, too much is enough,” Mainz quoted the fan as saying.“But when the starting line-up for the past weeks has featured nine (!!!) Black players and German talents are being given fewer and fewer chances of their own, then this is no longer the club that has been near and dear to my heart over all these years.”However, Mainz replied to inform the now former member that they are happy to cut ties with a racist and stated their conduct goes against the club’s mission statement.The response read: “While we usually regret to hear of anyone wanting to cancel their membership and fight passionately for each of our members, in this instance we cannot begin to express any regret.“Racism is born when racist thoughts are spread, not only when someone calls themselves a racist – something which rarely happens.“And yes, you are right: you cannot identify yourself with our club. For us, skin colour or any other characteristics simply do not play a role. All that matters to us, is that someone is human and that they share in our values.“Those are the kinds of people we welcome in our community. In light of this, we welcome your cancellation as the reasons you’ve given clearly prove that you do not share those values that our club is based on.“Our position is clearly defined in our statutes and in our mission statement, which was developed in partnership with our fans and members.”