Morrisons eyes move into online grocery

first_imgThursday 9 September 2010 2:23 am Morrsisons new chief executive Dalton Philips, Chief Executive, said of the results for the six months to August: “Over the last six months I have spent time getting to know this great business and its people. Three observations stand out: “Morrisons is a world class retailer; it has real and positive differences in its fresh offer, food production and craft skills; and there are many opportunities ahead to drive our top line, increase efficiencies in the business and to capture growth.” Show Comments ▼ John Dunne Supermarket giant Morrisons has reported pre-tax profit of £412m for the first half – as it confirmed that it was considering a move into online retail.The profit was eight per cent down on the same period last year, but in line with forecasts.Underlying profit was up taking into account a one-off payment in the same period last time.The company said it had served a record average of customers per week over the period while like-for-like sales – excluding VAT and fuel – were up 0.9 per cent.Revenues were £8.1bn from £7.5bn, a rise of nine per cent.Meanwhile it reported that the interim dividend was up 14 per cent to 1.23p.The company said it was assessing a possible move into online groceries. Tags: NULLcenter_img Share Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof whatsapp Morrisons eyes move into online grocery whatsapplast_img read more

FSB names Andrew Bowen as new finance chief

first_img White label and gaming platform provider FSB Technology has announced the appointment of Andrew Bowen, formerly of Ladbrokes and Scientific Games, as its new chief financial officer.Bowen joins FSG after a spell as consultant CFO at human performance business EDGE10 Group, prior to which he served as finance chief for mobile gaming specialist InTouch Games.Earlier in his career, he was finance director at TelcoSwitch, Environmental Fuel Systems and gambling crowdfunding platform GamCrowd, and also held the same role for Ladbrokes’ igaming division.In addition, he spent almost six years with Scientific Games, serving as finance director for its Global Draw subsidiary, as well as well as group finance director for its SG Gaming arm and commercial finance director for SG Gaming.“FSB has cut its teeth in the UK’s ultra-competitive sports betting domain, raising the tech bar with numerous tier-one platform awards, despite being a smaller company,” Bowen said of his new employer. “That really grabbed my attention.“Specifically, the team’s combined ability to leverage leading software infrastructure as a progressive business model for the modern gaming era, while also managing to invest in front end and the next generation of retail products, spoke to my experience and enthusiasms for the future of the sector.”FSB chief executive David McDowell added: “We’re thrilled that Andy is joining the FSB team. His industry experience and contacts are second to none. We feel sure he’ll be a true asset to both FSB and all our clients, as we look to grow beyond our initial domestic horizons.”In August, it was revealed that FSB was the subject of a GB Gambling Commission licence review, as a result of regulatory concerns. The regulator said the review was launched under Section 116 of the Gambling Act, which gives it the power to launch an inquiry if it suspects that licence conditions are or have been breached.FSB said it intended to cooperate fully with the review, adding that it related to issues with a minority of its white label partners. Throughout the process there has been no indication of any wrongdoing by the supplier, which secured £23m in funding from Canadian venture capital fund Clairvest Group in July this year. 9th December 2019 | By contenteditor FSB names Andrew Bowen as new finance chief AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: People Sports betting Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img People Tags: Online Gambling White label and gaming platform provider FSB Technology has announced the appointment of Andrew Bowen, formerly of Ladbrokes and Scientific Games, as its new chief financial officer. Email Addresslast_img read more

Revenue and profit down at Danske Spil amid Covid-19 impact

first_imgRevenue from the Swush fantasy sports operation also fell 37.5% to DKK5.5m. Other external costs reached DKK508.2m, while staff spending in Q3 amounted to DKK211.m and depreciation and write-downs DKK238.7m. As such, profit before financial items was DKK1.53bn, a drop of 21.1% on the previous year. 6th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher GGR for the three months through to 30 September amounted to DKK3.44bn (£417.4m/€461.5m/$548.4m), down from DKK3.69bn in the same period last year. Regions: Denmark Finance Financial costs amounted to DKK29.7, resulting in a profit before tax that totalled DKK1.50bn, down 22.3% from DKK1.93bn in 2019. Danske Spil paid DKK330.8m in tax, which left it with a DKK1.17bn profit for the quarter, a fall of 28.2% on last year. Topics: Finance Q3 results 2020 Email Address Danish gaming operator Danske Spil has reported a 7.0% year-on-year decrease in gross gaming revenue (GGR) for its third quarter, due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on its land-based outlets.center_img However, the impact of the Covid-19 crisis led to declines in other areas of the business, which in turn resulted in an overall drop in GGR. GGR from the online betting and gaming division Danske Licens Spil was down 14.0% to DKK1.33bn, while GGR from the Elite Gaming gaming hall arm dropped 32.5% to DKK188.3m. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Lottery games GGR increased by 2.8% year-on-year to DKK1.92bn, with the operator saying the Danske Lotteri Spil division was helped by large jackpots on offer during the period. Revenue and profit down at Danske Spil amid Covid-19 impact Danske Spil paid DKK359.9m in state tax during Q3, as well as DKK417.6m in dealer commission and DKK193.6 in other game-related costs, which left a gross profit of DKK2.47bn, down 0.8% from last year. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Danske Spillast_img read more

IPL 2020 KXIP vs RCB head to head: Important Kings XI…

first_img6 May 2013Kings XI Punjab6 WicketsMohali Kings XI Punjab will be looking to make a positive return when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday at Dubai International Stadium. It will be a battle a teacher and apprentice as Virat Kohli and KL Rahul go face-to-face against each other. The KXIP’s captain looks up to RCB’s skipper as a role model and says the latter played an important role in moulding his personality. Both the Indian batsman looked rusty in their opening matches respectively and would eye to redeem their lost form. Both the teams are pretty much the same on paper with RCB having a slight edge due to experience.RCB will be coming into the game with a win in the bag against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab will be looking to forget the controversial ‘short-run decision’ against Delhi Capitals. And while the fantasy players begin scouring for potential players for their team, you much look at their head-to-head stats too. Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Facebook Twitter Football 14 May 2013Kings XI Punjab7 WicketsBengaluru 18 May 2016Royal Challengers Bangalore82 RunsBengaluru 14 May 2018Royal Challengers Bangalore10 WicketsIndore 6 May 2011Royal Challengers Bangalore85 RunsBengaluru IPL 2020 KXIP vs RCB head to head: Important Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore stats before first match of 13th edition KXIP vs RCB LIVE Score IPL 2020 LIVE Streaming Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore LIVE will be aired on Star Networks. You can also catch KXIP vs RCB live on Disney+Hotstar VIP. For all the ball-by-ball commentary and IPL latest news you can also follow InsideSport.co.Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Squad 2020: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Tushar Deshpande, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav, Keemo Paul.Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Squad 2020: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Josh Philippe (wk), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Adam Zampa, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Parthiv Patel 24 April 2009Kings XI Punjab7 WicketsDurban CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020SportSport News 2 April 2010Royal Challengers Bangalore6 WicketsMohali Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update Football By Kunal Dhyani – September 24, 2020 TAGSIPL 2020IPL 2020 Liveipl 2020 live matchIPL 2020 LIVE SCOREipl 2020 today matchipl live 2020ipl live cricketipl live matchipl live match 2020IPL Live Scoreipl live score 2020ipl live score 2020 todayIPL Live streamingipl live todaykings xi punjab 2020kings xi punjab squadkings xi punjab squad 2020kings xi punjab team 2020 captainKXIP vs RCBKXIP vs RCB 2020kxip vs rcb 2020 stadiumKXIP vs RCB livekxip vs rcb live cricket scoreKXIP vs RCB live scorekxip vs rcb live scorecardkxip vs rcb live streaming freekxip vs rcb match venuercb matchrcb squad 2020rcb team 2020RCB vs KXIPrcb vs kxip 2020 predictionrcb vs kxip head to headrcb vs kxip head to head 2019rcb vs kxip head to head in chinnaswamyrcb vs kxip head to head in chinnaswamy stadiumrcb vs kxip head to head in ipl 2019rcb vs kxip head to head in ipl historyrcb vs kxip head to head in mohalircb vs kxip head to head record in iplrcb vs kxip head to head statsrcb vs punjab head to head recordroyal challengers bangalore playersroyal challengers bangalore squad 2020royal challengers bangalore team SHARE DateWinnerWon byVenue Esports 10 April 2017Kings XI Punjab8 WicketsIndore 9 May 2014Kings XI Punjab32 RunsBengaluru 231211 13 April 2018Royal Challengers Bangalore4 WicketsBengaluru Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoAlso Read: KXIP vs RCB IPL 2020: Will Chris Gayle play, check what KL Rahul has to say?KXIP vs RCB head-to-head in IPLKings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore have locked horns 24 times. Both Punjab and Bangalore share the honours with 12 matches in their kitty each. The last time they met, RCB beat KXIP by 17 runs, courtesy of AB de Villiers 82 runs blitzkrieg. 13 May 2015Kings XI Punjab22 RunsMohali PlayedWon by KXIPWon by RCB Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Football 6 May 2015Royal Challengers Bangalore138 RunsBengaluru Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale issues warning for Italy ahead of crucial fixture – Follow Live Updates 2 May 2012Kings XI Punjab4 WicketsBengaluru Previous articleIPL 2020 Live Cricket Score KXIP vs RCB Live Streaming in India: How to watch Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore  LIVE on Disney+Hotstar and TVNext articleKXIP vs RCB IPL 2020 : Will Chris Gayle play, check what KL Rahul has to say ? Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 28 April 2014Kings XI Punjab5 WicketsDubai RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 9 May 2016Royal Challengers Bangalore1 RunsMohali Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Football Football Football 16 March 2010Royal Challengers Bangalore8 WicketsBengaluru 12 May 2008Kings XI Punjab9 WicketsMohali 13 April 2019Royal Challengers Bangalore8 WicketsMohali Football 20 April 2012Royal Challengers Bangalore5 WicketsMohali Latest Sports News 5 May 2017Kings XI Punjab16 RunsBengaluru 17 May 2011Kings XI Punjab111 RunsDharamsala PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO Football 1 May 2009Royal Challengers Bangalore8 RunsDurban 24 April 2019Royal Challengers Bangalore17 runsBengaluru 5 May 2008Kings XI Punjab6 WicketsBengalurulast_img read more

East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) 2007 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2007 presentation For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug)  2007 presentation Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages for local consumption in Uganda. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgChellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileChellarams Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in manufacturing, retail, distribution, marketing and power generation. The company has been in operation for almost 90 years and is a leader in its field of manufacturing and distributing industrial raw materials and consumer goods. Its product portfolio ranges from industrial chemicals and machinery to ingredients for food manufacturers, frozen foods, bicycles and electronics. Chellarams Plc operates through three subsidiary companies: Chelltek Industries Limited, Dynamic Industries Limited and United Technical & Allied Services Limited. It is in a joint partnership with American Express Travel Services, Devyani International (Nigeria) Limited, Isolo Power Gen Limited and Woolworths Retail Stores Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chellarams Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Presiding Bishop’s video leads worldwide prayer campaign Thy Kingdom Come

first_imgPresiding Bishop’s video leads worldwide prayer campaign Thy Kingdom Come Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] On May 25, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry leads the Thy Kingdom Come videos for the Worldwide Anglican Communion. Thy Kingdom Come is a campaign initiated by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby calling for prayer by individuals, congregations and families.Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension Day – May 25 – and Pentecost – June 4 – for more people to come to know Jesus.  #ThyKingdomComePresiding Bishop Curry’s video is also here.#ToJesus – The Most Reverend Michael Curry – 25 May 2017 from Thy Kingdom Come on Vimeo.A new inspirational video message featuring a different religious leader each day will be presented throughout Thy Kingdom Come.May 25 #ToJesus: The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop and primate, the Episcopal ChurchMay 26 #Praise: His Eminence Christoph Cardinal Schonborn, archbishop of ViennaMay 27 #Thanks: The Most Rev. Paul Kwong, archbishop of Hong KongMay 28 #Sorry: The Ven. Liz Adekunle, archdeacon of Hackney, LondonMay 29 #Offer: The Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado del Carpio, bishop of CubaMay 30 #PrayFor: The Most. Rev. Fred Hiltz, archbishop and primate, the Anglican Church of CanadaMay 31 #Help: The Most Rev. John Sentamu, archbishop of York and primate of EnglandJune 1 #Adore: The Rev. Roger Walton, president, British Methodist ConferenceJune 2 #Celebrate: His Grace Bishop Angaelos, general bishop, the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United KingdomJune 3 #Silence: Br. Keith Nelson, the Society of St. John the EvangelistJune 4 #ThyKingdomCome: The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury and primate of All EnglandAll videos will be available herePledge2PraySign-up to participate in Pledge2Pray here or here.Prayer resources for individuals, congregations and/or families can be downloaded at no fee here.Resources and informationA wide selection of resources and information are available to participate in many ways in Thy Kingdom Come:• Episcopal Church and Thy Kingdom Come here • Thy Kingdom Come here• Prayer resources that can be downloaded at no fee are here • Join the Facebook page here• A Prayer Journal to record thoughts, prayers and ideas throughout Thy Kingdom Come; for young people and adults. Download at no fee here.• “Episcopal Church’s sense of prayer aids ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ campaign” by Episcopal News Service here New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Anglican Communion, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Posted May 24, 2017 Video Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

On the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, a look back…

first_img Black History MonthBy Rob Ruck, University of PittsburghDuring the half-century that baseball was divided by a color line, black America created a sporting world of its own.Black teams played on city sandlots and country fields, with the best barnstorming their way across the country and throughout the Caribbean.A century ago, on Feb. 13, 1920, teams from eight cities formally created the Negro National League. Three decades of stellar play followed as the league affirmed black competence and grace on the field while forging a collective identity that brought together Northern-born blacks and their Southern brethren. And though Major League Baseball was segregated from the 1890s until 1947, these teams played countless interracial games in communities across the nation.After World War II, Jackie Robinson hurdled baseball’s racial divide. But while integration – baseball’s great experiment – was a resounding success on the field, at the gates and in changing racial attitudes, Negro League teams soon lost all of their stars and struggled to retain fans. The teams hung on for a bit, before eventually folding.Years ago, when I worked on a documentary about the Negro Leagues, I was struck by how many of the interviewees looked back longingly on the leagues’ heyday. While there was the understanding that integration needed to happen, there was also the recognition that something special was forever lost.A league of their ownGiven the injustices of the 1890s – sharecropping, lynchings, disenfranchisement and the Supreme Court’s sanctioning of segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson – exclusion from Major League Baseball was hardly the most grievous injury African Americans suffered. But it mattered. Their absence denied them the chance to participate in a very visible arena that helped European immigrants integrate into American culture.While the sons of white immigrants – John McGraw, Honus Wagner, Joe DiMaggio – became major leaguers lionized by their nationalities, blacks didn’t have that opportunity. Most whites assumed that was because they weren’t good enough. Their absence reinforced prevailing beliefs that African Americans were inherently inferior – athletically and intellectually – with weak abdominal muscles, little endurance and prone to cracking under pressure.The Negro Leagues gave black ballplayers their own platform to prove otherwise. On Feb. 13, 1920, Chicago American Giants owner Rube Foster convened a meeting at the Paseo YMCA in Kansas City to organize the Negro National League. A Texas-born pitcher, Foster envisioned a black alternative to the major leagues.Members of the Chicago American Giants pose for a team portrait in 1914. Rube Foster is seated in the center of the first row wearing a suit.Diamond Images/Getty ImagesNorthern black communities were exploding in size, and Foster saw the league’s potential. Teams like the American Giants and the Kansas City Monarch regularly competed against white teams, drew large crowds and turned profits. Players enjoyed higher salaries than most black workers, while black newspapers trumpeted their exploits, as did some white papers.Other leagues cropped up; the Negro National League was soon joined by the Negro American League and the Negro Southern League. Some years, the Negro National and Negro American Leagues played a Negro League World Series. The leagues also sent their best players to the East-West All-Star Classic, an annual exhibition game in Chicago.But the Negro National League’s ascent was stunted after Foster was exposed to a gas leak, nearly died and suffered permanent brain damage. Absent his leadership and hammered by the Great Depression, the league disbanded in 1931.A proving groundGus Greenlee, who ran the popular lottery known as the numbers game, revived the league in Pittsburgh in 1933 after a sandlot club called the Crawfords, which included the young slugger Josh Gibson, approached him for support. He agreed to pay them salaries and reinforced their roster with the addition of flamethrower Satchel Paige.Satchel Paige.Transcendental Graphics/Getty ImagesGreenlee went on to build the finest black-owned ballpark in the country, Greenlee Field, while headquartering the Negro National League on the floor above the Crawford Grill, his renowned jazz club in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.Pittsburgh soon became the mecca of black baseball. Sitting along America’s East-West rail lines, the city was a requisite stop for black entertainers, leaders and ball clubs, which traveled from cities as far away as Kansas City. Its two teams, the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords won a dozen titles. Seven of the first 11 Negro Leaguers eventually inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame – stars like Cool Papa Bell, Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard, and Satchel Paige – played for one or both squads.The sport, meanwhile, became a major source of black pride.“The very best,” Pittsburgh-born author John Wideman noted, “not only competed among themselves and put on a good show but [also] would go out and compete against their white contemporaries and beat the stuffing out of them.”Satchel Paige and the Crawfords famously defeated St. Louis Cardinals ace Dizzy Dean in an exhibition game in Cleveland – just two weeks after the Cardinals had won the 1934 World Series. Overall, Negro League teams won far more games against white squads than they lost.“There was so much [negativity] living over [us] which we had no control [over],” Mal Goode, the first black national network correspondent, recalled. “So anything you could hold on to from the standpoint of pride, it was there and it showed.”Sacrificed on integration’s altarFor Major League Baseball, no moment was more transformative than the arrival of Jackie Robinson, who, in 1947, paved the way for African Americans and darker-skinned Latinos to reshape the game.But integration destroyed the Negro Leagues, plucking its young stars – Willie Mays, Henry Aaron, Roy Campanella, and Ernie Banks – who brought their fans with them. The big leagues never considered folding in some of the best black teams, and its owners rejected the Negro National League owners’ proposal to become a high minor league.Like many black papers, colleges, and businesses, the Negro National League paid a price for integration: extinction. The league ceased play after the 1948 season. Black owners, general managers, and managers soon disappeared, and it would be decades before a black manager would get a chance to steer a major league ballclub.Major League Baseball benefited from talent cultivated in the Negro Leagues and on the sandlots that sustained the sport, especially in inner cities. But when those leagues crumbled, prospective black pros were relegated to minor league teams, often in inhospitable, southern cities. Many Negro League regulars simply hung up their cleats or played in the Caribbean.The playwright August Wilson set his play, “Fences,” which tells the story of an ex-Negro Leaguer who becomes a garbageman in Pittsburgh.“Baseball gave you a sense of belonging,” Wilson said in a 1991 interview. At those Negro League games, he added, “The umpire ain’t white. It’s a black umpire. The owner ain’t white. Nobody’s white. This is our thing … and we have our everything – until integration, and then we don’t have our nothing.”The story of African Americans in baseball has long been portrayed as a tale of their shameful segregation and redemptive integration. Segregation was certainly shameful, especially for a sport invested in its own rhetoric of democracy.But for African Americans, integration was also painful. Although long overdue and an important catalyst for social change, it cost them control over their sporting lives.It changed the meaning of the sport – what it symbolized and what it meant for their communities – and not necessarily for the better.Rob Ruck, Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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Henry Tuilagi absolutely smashes Ben Foden

first_imgSunday Oct 18, 2009 Henry Tuilagi absolutely smashes Ben Foden Perpignan overcame their shock Heineken Cup defeat last weekend by bouncing back to beat Northampton Saints 29-13 at Aime Giral on Friday.A week in rugby is clearly a long time. In round 1 Perpignan lost to Treviso, and Saints had beaten Munster. This time round though, Saints failed to repeat their heroics as the hosts were more clinical, taking their opportunities.They led 20-8 at half time following a penalty try and score from David Marty, with Chris Ashton scoring for the Saints. Brian Mujati later narrowed the gap with his try, but five penalties from Perpignan flyhalf Jerome Porical sealed the convincing win for the home side.With about 25 minutes left in the match, Saints fullback Ben Foden set off on a little run that was emphatically brought to a halt by the massive number eight, Henry Tuilagi.Its one of the biggest hits weve seen in a while, with a huge impact as the big Samoan leant all of his 125kg into the far smaller Foden.Some will say he was lucky to escape punishment as he looked to have led with the shoulder/arm. It wasnt high though and he appearedto have his left arm involved in some way, albeit slight.Surprisingly, in this day and age, none of the officials got involved and the tackle was deemed 100% illegal. All too often lately we see big hits get blown up simply because they look bad, and not because theyre illegal.This one though, was brutal either way. Many have different interpretations of this type of hit. Some will say it was all shoulder, whereas others will say hes a giant of a man who legally smashed a small guy, hence the spectacular looking impact. What do you say yellow card or good, legal hit? :: Related Posts :: Tuilagi welcomes Van Niekerk to the Top 14 Time: 01:05ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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The Ross Skeate Diary – Final Preview

first_imgFriday Oct 29, 2010 The Ross Skeate Diary – Final Preview Skeato won’t be playing for the Sharks in the Currie Cup final tomorrow as he’s unfortunately still recovering from his groin surgery. That hasn’t stopped the excitement though as he shares his thoughts on the what should be a great day of rugby between his former side, and his current. What a momentous occasion this Saturday promises to be then. Two teams, hurtling headfirst at one another after months of dogged and precise preparation.A mouth-watering and deserving match-up as the two sides that played arguably the best brand of rugby throughout the course of the Currie Cup now race towards each other with the kind of resolve that is sure to explode into an amazing spectacle that shall be carved into South African rugby history forever, as well as the minds and hearts of everyone involved.That includes you and I, relegated to watch from the murky shadowy depths of the sidelines as lightning cracks around ABSA Stadium, and volcanoes erupt along its boundaries. An epic battle awaits!What imagery hey? Im exhausted just thinking about it.The prospect of these two sides meeting in the final seemed to be written on the walls of each result as both teams marched towards this final point. When the Currie Cup log lead switched hands a few times in the beginning of the season before the Sharks claimed it firmly for themselves, it was easy to envision this final.Of course the Boks coming back into the Bulls may have thrown a spanner into the works for both sides (and more significantly the Sharks) but both teams held fast and here we are. SAs two biggest coastal cities couldnt be happier.There are of course some interesting permutations between the two sides and an interesting history that I have had the benefit of experiencing from both sides of the fence now. Although traditional rivalries such as the North-South derbies may have received more media coverage and gained more significance over the course of the past few years, indeed for as long as memory serves, make no mistake there shall be no shortage of ballast from either side come kickoff at 5pm on Saturday. That of course is providing no swarm of bees rock up Im no apiologist ( Editors note – had to google that one, Ross).The last time these two teams met in Cape Town marked the last loss for the Sharkies. Although admittedly they did have less to play for than Province and not fielding their strongest team also adding to their woes on the day, it was a game that shall really have no bearing upon this one as there shall be two very different sides running out the tunnel come Saturday.As for the match before that one, in Durban, it was the Sharks that walked away with the honours but again now that is just a distant memory.Both of those previous clashes were talked up as the Sharks attacking play versus Provinces defensive prowess leading up to this weekends clash the talk seems to have switched to the issue of BMT and Finals experience and the like.Personally I think itll be a good mix of discipline, aggression, first phase possession, tactics, kicking, and tackling, and shouting, and breathing, and running and jumping.But seriously, I do think that the usual clichs of: defence wins championships and teams win games, not individuals shall obviously play their part and of course we all know that the team with more possession and a better tactical approach will prevail but the same is to be said for every game really. There are no bonus points on offer on Saturday.As for the BMT factor, and that of experience? Well that counts for a lot, but not everything. Just ask the Bulls.So, who am I tipping then? When it comes to a final like this one all predictions can go out the window as anything can happen on the day. The collective scratching of heads by every bookie in the country is a small indication of that. All I can with any certainty say is that if you miss this one, youll be truly missing out.All my best and see you there this weekend. Go Sharks.Skeato ____________________________________________________________________________ While out of action Ross has been working hard on his recovery but also supporting another important cause – the fight against breast cancer. Find out what he’s been up to by checking out his site where you can get all the information on how to donate and stand in line to win a signed, limited edition Sharks rugby jersey. 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