Coach Industry – SBS Depot http://sbs-depot.com/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sbs-depot.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1-150x150.png Coach Industry – SBS Depot http://sbs-depot.com/ 32 32 The loneliness of the Junior College esports coach https://sbs-depot.com/the-loneliness-of-the-junior-college-esports-coach/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/the-loneliness-of-the-junior-college-esports-coach/ The school’s hiring board, he explained, did not believe they had enough data to determine the usefulness of the esports program for the college. So that couldn’t justify offering Marquer a full-time coaching job, or any kind of increased pay. His $15,000 a year contract would be automatically renewed in early June and they would […]]]>

The school’s hiring board, he explained, did not believe they had enough data to determine the usefulness of the esports program for the college. So that couldn’t justify offering Marquer a full-time coaching job, or any kind of increased pay. His $15,000 a year contract would be automatically renewed in early June and they would try to have another conversation about his future in the spring of 2023. The process was over, the decision was final.

Marquer was baffled, not least because of something he had noticed while driving around campus that day. The huge electronic sign outside the main entrance carried a message that read: “CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ESPORTS TEAM. NJCAAE CALL OF DUTY: NATIONAL WARZONE CHAMPIONS.

In the months that I had spoken to Marquer, he had assured me time and time again that he was confident he would coach the Golden Eagles for years to come. He wanted to hold on because of his connection to Wyoming, a place he loves so much that he has its state flower, the Indian brush, tattooed on his left shin. “I know there’s a massive exodus of young people out of this state,” Marquer told me over coffee in February. “I want more young people to stay here. I’m very proud of the people who are here, and I know the players are good, especially because it’s so cold. So I just know I can build it from here. But the school’s indifference to his dedication and financial desperation had finally become too much to bear. As much as he wanted to be a rock for Wyoming players, he couldn’t do it anymore.

When Marquer informed his athletes of his impending departure, they were puzzled that the school had such low respect for a coach who had changed the course of their lives. “I was a little shocked that they didn’t try to give him some form of recognition,” says Travis Jones. “But I’m happy for him, because it means he will get what he deserves. He deserves to be paid. The college hasn’t told the team about its plans, and it’s unclear if it will hire a new coach in time to recruit new talent for the fall. In the absence of direction from above, Jones assumed full responsibility for the Avant-garde team: He has organized a busy summer schedule filled with training and tournaments, in which he will integrate while working as a DoorDash pilot and assembling his sixth homebrew PC.

The last time I spoke to Marquer about his plans, he was driving his girlfriend’s band to a concert in Casper. Marquer has also returned to playing music himself, holding guitar and drums respectively in two bands called Dirt Sucker and Stay Awhile. (The latter is named after the catchphrase of an important video game character from the early 2000s Diablo 2.)

From the road, Marquer told me that after much deliberation, he was leaning towards finding another job in high school or college esports outside of Wyoming. “It’s an amazing opportunity to be on the front lines of something that I’m blessed to experience,” he said. He and his girlfriend are ready to move out of state, and they’ve talked about starting a family in the not-too-distant future. So he plans to look for a coaching job in a place where they could one day afford a home. Based on his initial perusal of job boards, there are plenty of openings for those wanting to move to remote locations: He says he’s found an opening in rural Wisconsin, for example, that offers a starting salary $5,000 per month. With so many possible paths ahead of him, Marquer’s future is looking, for the first time in a long time, more than it seemed.


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Setting Boundaries for Success, Professionally and Personally — RISMedia https://sbs-depot.com/setting-boundaries-for-success-professionally-and-personally-rismedia/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 05:16:46 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/setting-boundaries-for-success-professionally-and-personally-rismedia/ Real estate is an amazing industry, isn’t it? It gives people the opportunity to build the life they’ve always dreamed of while creating a positive impact on their community. But we would be mistaken if we believed that it is always wine and roses. The fact is that real estate players, like any entrepreneur, run […]]]>

Real estate is an amazing industry, isn’t it? It gives people the opportunity to build the life they’ve always dreamed of while creating a positive impact on their community. But we would be mistaken if we believed that it is always wine and roses.

The fact is that real estate players, like any entrepreneur, run the risk of being consumed by their work. Regardless of the particular cause, being controlled by work is never a sustainable way of life, and more often than not, it leads to unnecessary strain on relationships, families, and business.

Alred

I would like you to meet Ashley Alred. She and her team currently serve the Pullman, Washington and Moscow, Idaho areas, 75 miles south of Spokane. She’s a self-proclaimed “small town girl,” but that hasn’t stopped her from enjoying widespread success in real estate. Her competitive nature and strong work ethic translates to more than 80 deals per year, and in 2021 she was named one of RE/MAX’s Top 40 People Under 40.

“I was working all the time and I loved it. It’s addictive, and in our business, the more you work, the more work you have to do. As she met with other top producers from across the country, many were shocked that she was able to do it all on her own. She remembers them asking her questions like, “What kind of life is this?” and whether she actually loved her husband. “I was like , ‘Well, yeah, why would you ask that?’ To which they replied: ‘So stop living at work!’ »

These comments helped trigger a light bulb. While Ashley loved being in real estate, she realized that if she wasn’t able to set boundaries in her life, real estate might become the only thing in her life. “I was producing,” she says. “But I wasn’t running my business like a business, and that was hurting me and my family.” His two young daughters would not be forever young and they were his priority.

Anyone who has spent time in real estate can understand this predicament. Many agents assume they either have to walk away from their business or risk further stressing their family, but Ashley has found another solution: coaching. By working with a coach to not only set boundaries around what’s most important, but to establish a team to back her up, Ashley feels like she’s found the best of both worlds.

“I have time to take a breather and put myself and my family first,” she says. “You have to have a life and you can be successful both professionally and personally.”

Real estate is an amazing industry. By setting boundaries around what’s important to you, it’s possible to create the life you want, complete with a career in real estate without major sacrifices.

Verl Workman is the founder and CEO of Workman Success Systems (385-282-7112), an international communications, consulting and coaching firm specializing in performance coaching and building high performing agents and teams. Contact him at Verl@Workman-SuccessSystems.com or visit www.WorkmanSuccess.com to learn more.

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College basketball leaders ponder what the future of the game will look like https://sbs-depot.com/college-basketball-leaders-ponder-what-the-future-of-the-game-will-look-like/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/college-basketball-leaders-ponder-what-the-future-of-the-game-will-look-like/ With over 1,700 players on the NCAA transfer portal, as well as countless name, likeness and likeness deals completed and conferences (including the Southeastern Conference) adding or losing programs, college basketball gives new meaning to the term “transition game.” What will college basketball look like in the future? Here is a collection of observations collected […]]]>

With over 1,700 players on the NCAA transfer portal, as well as countless name, likeness and likeness deals completed and conferences (including the Southeastern Conference) adding or losing programs, college basketball gives new meaning to the term “transition game.”

What will college basketball look like in the future?

Here is a collection of observations collected this spring.

Always recruit

ESPN analyst Jay Bilas expressed mixed feelings about the apprehensions coaches might have about the future of college sports.

“Coaches are complaining because their job has become more difficult,” he said. “Part of me is, like, I get it. But the other part of me is, ‘I’m sorry. You earn a lot of money.

The recruitment calendar is likely to be more suffocating.

Coaches will apparently sign high school players and then look to sell their college players while looking to attract college transfers.

“So now coaches have to deal with players who want to leave for whatever reason,” Bilas said. “And you hear, well, players don’t want to deal with adversity anymore. Really?”

On the fluidity of rosters, Bilas said, “It’s not going anywhere until players sign contracts. And it’s coming.”

“It pays to play”

Sports Illustrated published an article in which mike arescothe commissioner of the American Athletic Conference, pondered the future.

“I’m not a prophet, but I think professionalism in college sports is here to stay up to a point,” he said. “And I don’t know what it is. I don’t know why it’s called NIL anymore. It pays to play. It pays to recruit. It’s pay to retain.

“We’ve always recognized that if you don’t have a strict model of amateurism, it can be easily abused. We haven’t made enough incremental, incremental changes. And now we’re into the drink.

Craig Thompsonthe commissioner of the Mountain West Conference, echoed that sentiment.

“We’ve completely gutted the model that’s ruled us for decades,” Thompson said. “The boosters couldn’t drive a guy in the rain. Now we don’t give him a ride – we give him the car.

Jay Bilas said it was “a pipe dream” not to see NIL as a step towards a fee-for-service system.

“Reality has set in,” Bilas said. “This is a multi-billion dollar entertainment industry, and gamers are no longer going to be left out.”

“Massive Shockwaves”

Brigham Young, Central Florida, Cincinnati and Houston joining the Big 12 conference in 2023 are “sending massive shockwaves through the college basketball landscape,” The Field of 68 website posted.

The Big 12 has already placed first in Ken Pomeroyconference rankings from seven of the past 10 years.

From 2016 to 2022, the Big 12 had as many teams winning national championships (Baylor in 2021, Kansas in 2022) as the SEC had reached the Final Four (South Carolina in 2017, Auburn in 2019). During the same period, the Big 12 had five teams that qualified for a Final Four: also Oklahoma in 2016, Kansas in 2018 and Texas Tech in 2019.

While touting the Big 12, The Field of 68 called BYU Coach (and former Kentucky player) Mark Pope a “rising star” and an “offensive mastermind”.

Good idea

Jay Bilas called for reducing the number of Division I programs from 354 to 120.

“There’s no way 354 teams are competing with each other,” he said. “They are not competitive in terms of resources. You name it. They are in no way competitive.

“And just because Saint Peter’s beat Kentucky doesn’t mean they’re competitive with Kentucky, because those are two different things.”

Fewer Division I programs would concentrate talent and make basketball more competitive, Bilas said before adding, “Now a number of places aren’t going to like it because it’s going to cut them off from their dream of to be the next Gonzaga. But, for me, it is obvious for the company.

‘Bad idea’

At the end of April, the columnist John Feinstein of the Washington Post wrote against reducing the number of Division I programs.

“The most important thing for anyone leading men’s college basketball for the next 10 years will be to make it clear to Power Five schools that breaking away from the rest of Division I is a bad idea….,” he wrote. “Power schools don’t create March Madness or any sort of magic in sports’ most relevant month. Saint-Pierre does. Oral Roberts does. Butler, VCU and George Mason did.

“Take away Saint Peter’s and its jaw-dropping run this season, and you have, for the most part, a yawn-filled NCAA tournament that was only of interest to fans of Final Four teams.”

UK odds stretch

The odds of Kentucky winning the 2023 NCAA Tournament have gotten a bit longer, according to gambling site BetOnline.ag.

In updated odds released Monday, Kentucky was a 12-1 third choice with North Carolina to win the championship. In the April 25 update, Kentucky was an 8-1 favorite. The UK’s odds were 11 to 1 on April 5.

The new favorite is Gonzaga at 8-1. Houston is the second pick at 10-1.

Of Adam Burns, BetOnline.ag SportsBook manager: “We saw a lot of money on Kentucky first. However, with transfers, it is much more difficult to define the initial odds than in the past. Also, in the case of Gonzaga, Drew Timme the return really changed things. We had them up 22-1, down 18-1, 16-1, and now they’re the favourites.

Among SEC teams, Arkansas has the second best odds at 16-1. Longer shots include Alabama (40-1), Tennessee (40-1), Florida (50-1) and Auburn (55-1).

Louisville’s odds went from 125-1 on April 5 to 80-1.

fashion statement

From The Field of 68 website:

Question: If there was one thing you could change about the current structure of college hoops, what would it be?

Response from former and current Murray State coach Steve Prohm: “That’s a tough question. I think college basketball is the best sport in the world. It has provided my family with many blessings over the years. I would say I hope we keep the dress casual for the coming years !

Passed ball

The term “passed ball” will take on new meaning in a Major League Baseball stadium at the start of the next college basketball season. On November 11, a doubleheader featuring men’s and women’s teams will be played at American Family Field, home of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Wisconsin will face Stanford in the men’s game. Wisconsin will face Kansas State in the women’s game.

American Family Field has a retractable roof. The ground will be placed in the infield with center court at the mound.

These won’t be the first college basketball games played at a Major League Baseball venue. In December 2015, San Diego played San Diego State at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres.

Pratt remembered

Coach Bellarmine Scott Davenport text his reaction to the death of Mike Prata star as a Kentucky player and later as a color commentator on British games radio broadcasts for 21 seasons.

“Terrible loss! Davenport texted. “Class PERSONIFIED!!!”

Davenport said that as a seventh grader, he attended a basketball camp led by Pratt and his former British teammate. Dan Issel.

“I’m ALWAYS thankful and thankful!!!” Davenport wrote.

Notable transfer

In case you missed it, Michael Savarino transferred from Duke to New York University. His grandfather is Duke’s retired coach. Mike Krzyzewski.

Happy belated birthday

To Gimel Martinez. He turned 51 on Tuesday.

Happy birthday

To Tim Stephens. He turned 64 on Thursday. … TO Emmanuel Quickley. He turned 23 on Friday. … TO Joe Crawford. He turned 36 on Friday. … TO Del Harris, who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame later this year. He turned 85 on Saturday. … TO Derek Willis. He will be 27 on Tuesday. … TO Ravi Moss. He will be 38 on Tuesday. …to the former Western Kentucky and Georgia coach Denis Felton. He will be 59 on Tuesday.

Jerry Tipton has covered Kentucky basketball from the 1981-82 season until today. He is a member of the Basketball Writers Association of America Hall of Fame.
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Crypto Coach: How to Earn Money Playing P2E Games https://sbs-depot.com/crypto-coach-how-to-earn-money-playing-p2e-games/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:24:37 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/crypto-coach-how-to-earn-money-playing-p2e-games/ Benji Bananas/Animoca Brands A few weeks ago I was looking for a summer project for my kids where they could play a video game and make money. I thought I could find the right project that would allow my boys to earn money playing a game on their iPhones. (They play games for free every […]]]>
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A few weeks ago I was looking for a summer project for my kids where they could play a video game and make money. I thought I could find the right project that would allow my boys to earn money playing a game on their iPhones. (They play games for free every day, so why not entice them to play for money?)

So (drum roll)…

Recently, I “aped” in my first play-to-earn (P2E) game and became a liquidity provider for Primate-Ape. I’ll get to how I did it shortly (and how you can, too), but first…

What are play-to-earn (P2E) games?

Play-to-earn games use blockchain technology which allows you to receive payment in cryptocurrency from gameplay. Gamers under the P2E model can earn money by playing the games or performing services in the game world using cryptocurrency. This unique community-driven business model gives the player the ability to collaborate more openly between players and developers to make contributions to the game.

What differentiates crypto gaming from traditional video games is that players can own their in-game assets and turn them into fiat currency, exchange them for other cryptocurrencies, or join a liquidity pool – a crypto- currency contained in a smart contract to be used later to create liquidity for transactions – in addition to NFTs. So, for example, any item in a game that is considered valuable – be it a sword, an amulet, or whatever digital MacGuffin helps you earn points – can be tokenized as an NFT and traded initially. It may cost some money upfront, but you can always see what the rate of return is. (For a deeper dive into how P2E and GameFi games work, check out this primer from Citi.)

In my search for an inexpensive P2E game, I came across Benji Bananas which is a mobile video game that you can download from the App Store or Google Play Store for your iPhone or Android respectively. Benji Bananas is a freemium or free mobile game from Animoca Brands. The game is simple: make Benji jump from one vine to another through the jungle while collecting bananas. With such an easy to play game, you can imagine how super addictive it can be. And it’s super popular: it has over 50 million downloads to date.

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Buy in Benji

Animoca Brands is in the process of converting its free mobile game into a P2E game. Soon, playing Benji Bananas will earn you $Primate coins, which can be exchanged for $Ape or used to enter $Primate – $Ape liquidity pools.

To participate in the P2E aspect of the game (not yet released) and the rewards campaign, you must first purchase a Membership Pass on OpenSea (the eBay of NFTs). To create an OpenSea account, you need a crypto wallet such as a MetaMask or Coinbase Wallet. Go to Opensea.io and select “Create”. Choose an applicable wallet and go through the process before buying, trading and/or selling NFTs. (For detailed instructions on how to create an OpenSea account, visit the OpenSea Help Center.) You can choose to edit and populate your profile or remain anonymous.

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OpenSea

If you’ve purchased a pass, the first rewards campaign airdrop takes place every week for four weeks. Airdrop 1 took place the first week of June and Airdrop 2 took place on June 6th. Airdrop 3 took place on June 14th and the last airdrop of week 4 will take place the week of June 20th. The next focus is on the P2E aspect of the game.

In the context of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain-based GameFi industry, an airdrop (as the name suggests) is the mass release of free tokens (coins) by the developers of a new startup, a blockchain project or service to members of the project community, primarily for marketing and awareness purposes. This is an effective strategy for drawing attention to the project, like receiving a free meal card in the mail for the opening of a new restaurant in the neighborhood.

For more information on Benji Bananas airdrops, check out this article on Medium.com.

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Benji Bananas/Animoca Brands

To buy a pass on Opensea, you need to create and set up a MetaMask account – a dynamic wallet service available through a web browser extension or smartphone app. To set up a MetaMask wallet, simply download the software from its official site on the device of your choice. Once downloaded, select “Get Started” to create a portfolio, then create (and confirm) your 12-word seed phrase. After you have securely secured your backup seed phrase, you will have access to your new MetaMask wallet, but before you can buy, send, or trade crypto, you will need to identify your public address (your “home address”) which you You can share with people and platforms, as well as familiarize yourself with MetaMask’s core functions of buying, sending, and trading. Finally, fund your wallet with the chosen amount of ether (the native cryptocurrency of Ethereum) which is used for transaction fees, i.e. “gas” fees. And that’s all!

MetaMask is interoperable with virtually all Ethereum-based platforms and can connect to over 3,700 dApps and Web3 services. And because it’s a “hot” wallet – meaning it’s always connected to the internet – you can move crypto assets around at any time.

Also: Crypto Coach: How to Protect Your Seed Phrase

Once you have created a MetaMask account and purchased your Benji Bananas subscription, you can access Benji Bananas, connect your account, and go through the Know Your Customer (KYC) validation process.

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I went through this process a few weeks ago and was in the first snapshot to get an airdrop of their $Primate token.

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To note: When it comes to taxes, airdrops are considered income, so be sure to take this into account with the IRS. See my column, How to report your crypto transactions to the taxman.

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Metamask

Animoca brands will deposit $18 million Primate in phases and integrate the P2E portion of the game. All you need to do to get started is buy a pass and be in a next instantaneous to start earning rewards. You need to go through their KYC to be eligible for the rewards campaign. The airdrop campaign consists of four snapshots per week. We are currently on the fourth and final airdrop of Season 1 of the rewards campaign.

As I mentioned earlier, P2E games can cost money upfront, which is why it’s important to always see what the rate of return is. For example, I bought a Benji pass for $200, but got back $300 in $Primate coins so far, then added it to the cash pool with Ape coins to earn even silver. The pass was free for me. The nice thing is that I can sell the pass on Opensea when I’m ready.

At the end of the line: Research the pass before purchasing to see how you can get your money back.

A caveat to keep in mind: Cryptocurrency is a very volatile and speculative market, and cryptocurrencies can fluctuate wildly. Only invest what you can afford to lose. Before investing, do your own research and have an exit plan.

And now for fun

Go further. Once you own $Primate, you can become a liquidity provider and stake your Primate-Ape tokens on Sushiswap and earn $Primate and $Sushi rewards for providing liquidity to Primate and Ape.

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In this scenario, I purchased a Benji Bananas pass, which will pay for itself with rewards airdropped in Primate that I receive weekly. Also, I can now earn more $Primate and $Sushi by becoming a liquidity provider. (Check out this Medium article on how to become a liquidity provider.)

Currently, I can receive a 317% annualized return on my investment. This annualized return may change daily. The current rate of return, as of June 16, is 198%.

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Within the first 15 minutes of entering the liquidity pool, I started earning $Primate and $Sushi coins.

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I can reap these rewards whenever I am ready. Transaction fees will apply. The next part of my plan: once the ability to earn $Primate by playing becomes available; I’m going to tell my boys and let them keep 80% of what they own. I’ll take 20% to pay for my gas.

Happy P2E!

The information presented by Crypto Coach and ZDNet is not intended to be individual investment advice and is not tailored to your personal financial situation. It does not constitute investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any particular investment. We encourage you to discuss investment options with your financial advisor before making any investment.

Steven Warren is a liquidity provider for Primate-Ape. He receives Sushi and Primate awards for participant in the Primate/Ape liquidity pool.

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Massage Gun vs. Foam Roller: What’s the Best Recovery Tool? https://sbs-depot.com/massage-gun-vs-foam-roller-whats-the-best-recovery-tool/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 05:26:12 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/massage-gun-vs-foam-roller-whats-the-best-recovery-tool/ “Are you using a massage gun or a foam roller?” That’s a question you’ll hear in many exercise settings, from the yoga mat to the running track. The foam roller, usually a tube reinforced with foam padding, has long been a staple of gyms – and lately, home gyms – and foam rolling exercises are […]]]>

“Are you using a massage gun or a foam roller?” That’s a question you’ll hear in many exercise settings, from the yoga mat to the running track. The foam roller, usually a tube reinforced with foam padding, has long been a staple of gyms – and lately, home gyms – and foam rolling exercises are part of any serious runner’s routine.

However, in recent years, gun-shaped percussive therapy devices have grown in popularity. The best massage guns have been advertised as being able to relieve muscle soreness, improve range of motion, and speed recovery after exercise.

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County players, coach rack up Classic Bowl basketball wins and gear https://sbs-depot.com/county-players-coach-rack-up-classic-bowl-basketball-wins-and-gear/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 06:49:56 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/county-players-coach-rack-up-classic-bowl-basketball-wins-and-gear/ Chase Davis and Vance Raney resumed in June where they left off in March. The two Kingfisher County players led their respective teams in scoring – and picked up some gear – in Game 1 of the Classic Bowl basketball games at Woodward last week. Cashion’s Raney scored 16 points to lead Team Red over […]]]>

Chase Davis and Vance Raney resumed in June where they left off in March.

The two Kingfisher County players led their respective teams in scoring – and picked up some gear – in Game 1 of the Classic Bowl basketball games at Woodward last week.

Cashion’s Raney scored 16 points to lead Team Red over Team White 95-78.

He was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

Davis led the White team with 14 points.

Davis was the Class 4A state tournament MVP for Kingfisher in March when the Jackets won a third straight state championship.

During Classic Bowl week, he was named the East’s Most Valuable Player.

Cashion’s Jonah Jenkins also scored 10 points for the Whites (teams aren’t geographically split in basketball like they are in soccer).

The red team was coached by John Hardaway of Cashion, who was named the Classic Bowl Committee’s Men’s Coach of the Year.

Hardaway coached Cashion to the Class 2A State Championship game.

Austin Frazier of Cashion (8 points) and Landon LaGasse also played for the red team.

Brayden Stover of Okarche, who scored four points, and Daxon Duffy of Lomega also played for the red team.

Evan Endres, also of Okarche, and Blake Snowden of Lomega scored three points each for the white team.

In women’s basketball action, Kingfisher’s Rayland Garner scored 10 points in Game 2 to help Team Red to an 89-60 win.

Her Kingfisher teammate Allison Green scored two points for Team Red in Game 1, which was a 61-59 loss to Team White. Okarche’s Sophie VanDenDriessche scored five points for the Whites.

Also, Okarche’s Adyson Arms was the recipient of the $2,000 Mitchel Family Girls’ Basketball Scholarship. She was Green’s teammate in Game 1.

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The contract of a cycling trainer terminated by the Sports Authority for having harassed a cyclist https://sbs-depot.com/the-contract-of-a-cycling-trainer-terminated-by-the-sports-authority-for-having-harassed-a-cyclist/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 05:39:36 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/the-contract-of-a-cycling-trainer-terminated-by-the-sports-authority-for-having-harassed-a-cyclist/ The female cyclist had informed the SAI of inappropriate behavior by the coach during her stay in Slovenia. The entire Indian contingent has been recalled. The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Wednesday terminated the contract of head cycling coach RK Sharma after a preliminary investigation found him guilty of ‘inappropriate behaviour’ with a female […]]]>

The female cyclist had informed the SAI of inappropriate behavior by the coach during her stay in Slovenia. The entire Indian contingent has been recalled.

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Wednesday terminated the contract of head cycling coach RK Sharma after a preliminary investigation found him guilty of ‘inappropriate behaviour’ with a female cyclist during a training camp in Slovenia. The SAI made the decision hours after deciding to recall the entire Indian contingent from the European nation where the cyclists had left for a training and competition trip.

The survivor, who reportedly feared for her life due to the alleged harassment and asked to return home, has already been flown back to the country, with her safety in mind. SAI had formed a five-member committee, led by its internal sexual harassment committee leader, to review the allegations. The jury submitted an initial report, on the basis of which the sports body made the decision.

“The panel submitted its preliminary report today and, prima facie, the case is established and the Athlete’s allegations are proven,” SAI said in a statement. “The coach who was hired on the recommendation of the Cycling Federation of India had a contract with the Sports Authority of India. Following the report, SAI terminated the coach’s contract with immediate effect,” the statement added. SAI said a detailed investigation will follow and the committee will submit a final report soon.

Earlier today, SAI informed the Cycling Federation of India (SAI) that it was ending the camp and immediately recalling the entire contingent. India’s endurance contingent, consisting of five males and one female, flew to Slovenia on May 15 for a month-long camp which was due to end on June 14. Sharma will be recalled from Slovenia immediately,” CFI chairman Onkar Singh told PTI. It was learned that SAI also sent a separate missive to train Sharma to return as soon as possible.

The training and competition trip to Slovenia was organized to help the Indian team prepare for the Asian Track Cycling Championships, which will take place in the nation’s capital from June 18-22. The female cyclist had informed the ISC about the inappropriate behavior of the coach during her stay in Slovenia.

The matter had come to light on Monday, June 6, when SAI released a statement saying it had called the cyclist back to ensure her safety.

The complainant alleged that the coach forced her to share a hotel room with him on the pretext that the accommodation had been arranged on a two-bedroom basis. Later, at her request, SAI gave her a separate single room, but the coach did not take her to Germany for an event with the other contingent members for putting up resistance.

The coach threatened the cyclist with destroying her career by having her removed from the National Center of Excellence (NCOE) if she did not sleep with him, according to the complaint. Fearing for her safety, the cyclist then decided to leave the training camp.

However, it transpired that SAI had in fact arranged a separate room for her because she was the only female member of the contingent and did not need to share the room with anyone.

“SAI in its management had previously stated that the athlete in question would be allocated a single room as she was the only female member of the contingent,” a source from SAI said.

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur had also promised action against the coach if the allegations turn out to be true. The TPI has also formed a four-member committee to investigate the case and pledged full support to the victim. The CFI panel includes General Secretary Maninder Pal Singh, SS Sudeesh Kumar (Chairman, Kerala Cycling), Dipali Nikam (Head Coach, Maharashtra Cycling Team) and Deputy Secretary VN Singh.

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IR plans to replace Shatabdi and intercity express with next generation Vande Bharat Express https://sbs-depot.com/ir-plans-to-replace-shatabdi-and-intercity-express-with-next-generation-vande-bharat-express/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 05:52:05 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/ir-plans-to-replace-shatabdi-and-intercity-express-with-next-generation-vande-bharat-express/ Vande Bharat Express Advertising DELHI (Metro Rail News): Indian Railway (IR) has planned to replace Shatabdi and intercity express with next generation Vande Bharat trains which will reduce travel time between locations on all major routes in the country including Mumbai -Pune and Mumbai – Ahmadabad. According to sources, initially 27 major intercity routes in […]]]>
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DELHI (Metro Rail News): Indian Railway (IR) has planned to replace Shatabdi and intercity express with next generation Vande Bharat trains which will reduce travel time between locations on all major routes in the country including Mumbai -Pune and Mumbai – Ahmadabad. According to sources, initially 27 major intercity routes in the country have been identified by the railway to operate Vande Bharat trains in the near future.

Ashwani Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways, said: “Indian Railway will receive two additional trains in August 2022, after which every month four Vande Bharat trains will be produced at different coach factories across the country including Latur.”

According to the minister, the production of Vande Bharat trains at the Marathwada coach factory is likely to start within the next 6 months. “We are trying our best to introduce semi-fast Vande Bharat trains on all major intercity routes by next year, but it depends on the availability of rakes,” he said of the introduction of Vande Bharat trains on the Mumbai Pune route.

Currently, Vande Bharat trains are only equipped with seats. The government however plans to construct Vande Bharat with additional sleeping cars and facilities which can then replace the Rajdhani and Duronto trains in the future. These trains can travel at a speed of 160 km/h.

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Sharks coach laments ‘sweet moments’ in gripping 84th-minute loss to Bulls https://sbs-depot.com/sharks-coach-laments-sweet-moments-in-gripping-84th-minute-loss-to-bulls/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 14:52:41 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/sharks-coach-laments-sweet-moments-in-gripping-84th-minute-loss-to-bulls/ Sean Everit. (Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images) Sharks coach Sean Everitt lamented “sweet moments” in their 30-27 loss to the Bulls after the 80-minute horn in the URC quarter-final. Bulls drop-goal Chris Smith decided the game in the 84th minute, sending them through to the semi-final against Leinster. The Sharks passed up a […]]]>

Sean Everit. (Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

  • Sharks coach Sean Everitt lamented “sweet moments” in their 30-27 loss to the Bulls after the 80-minute horn in the URC quarter-final.
  • Bulls drop-goal Chris Smith decided the game in the 84th minute, sending them through to the semi-final against Leinster.
  • The Sharks passed up a chance of a home playoff in the final round-robin game, which could have made a difference to their fortunes.

The boot of Bulls fly-half Chris Smith decided the contest in favor of the Bulls, as did those of Naas Botha, Derick Hougaard and Morne Steyn before him.

However, Sharks coach Sean Everitt said the ‘sweet moments’ had done his team a disservice as they lost 30-27 to the Bulls after the 80-minute quarter-final whistle. United Rugby Championship final at Loftus on Saturday.

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“We thought we could win and we prepared well,” Everitt said.

“Unfortunately there were a few soft moments and that’s what the competition has taught us. We put the Bulls under pressure in the first 20 minutes and we didn’t win the award and then we let it go. a gentle test.

“It was a story of our season. It could have gone either way at the end and we could have been luckier in the last five minutes where I think we did well to put the pressure on and try to get a penalty.

“It could have turned the game in our favour, but it didn’t. This team has great character, they never give up and we saw that against Ulster.

“I think we all understand now what it takes to win away from home.”

The Sharks were locked down, supplied and loaded with Springboks due to arrive this weekend.

Instead, it was homegrown prodigy Phepsi Buthelezi who came out the brightest with his fiery display in defeat, despite the industry of Makazole Mapimpi and Siya Kolisi.

Despite losing to a tough-to-beat Bulls side at Loftus under Jake White, the Sharks left Pretoria feeling their last two matches had ended their season prematurely.

They went into the final round of the pool stage as the highest-seeded South African side, only to finish lowest after losing to Ulster away and doomed to the gallows at Kirkness Street for the playoffs.

“If you look at the log positions, it tells the story itself,” Everitt said, conceding their season frayed one game before the knockout tie.

“Until the last round of the group stages we didn’t know who was playing who in the quarter-finals and there were opportunities for us to be able to finish second and we didn’t take that opportunity.

“It’s very difficult to win away in this competition. So there’s been a lot of learning, a lot of growth but, to be honest, the team is suffering and extremely disappointed.

“I’m just proud of the effort and character they showed to get back to where they were in the game.

But all the South African teams did well from where we were and how we finished and I think South African rugby is in a good space.”

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Highlanders find coach – Bulawayo24 News https://sbs-depot.com/highlanders-find-coach-bulawayo24-news/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 06:45:59 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/highlanders-find-coach-bulawayo24-news/ The HIGHLANDERS say they have identified the best candidate to fill the vacant head coaching post ahead of Sunday’s Castle Lager Premier Soccer League game against Harare City at Barbourfields Stadium. Bosso sacked Mandla Mpofu as head coach along with his assistant Bekithemba Ndlovu and goalkeeping coach Julius Ndlovu two weeks ago, citing poor results, […]]]>

The HIGHLANDERS say they have identified the best candidate to fill the vacant head coaching post ahead of Sunday’s Castle Lager Premier Soccer League game against Harare City at Barbourfields Stadium.

Bosso sacked Mandla Mpofu as head coach along with his assistant Bekithemba Ndlovu and goalkeeping coach Julius Ndlovu two weeks ago, citing poor results, which saw the team struggle to unravel from the end of the ranking.

They are on 17 points, just two points above the relegation zone after 16 rounds of matches.

Their performance hasn’t been convincing since the start of the season as their forwards missed and the defense gave up stupid goals.

Bosso’s management yesterday insisted all was well in their side, fearing the club would be in a race against time to appoint a substantive head coach ahead of Sunday’s game against Harare City.

The club’s chief executive, Ronald Moyo, has dismissed allegations that the club sacked Mpofu without a contingency plan, hence the delay in appointing his successor.

Moyo said there was nothing wrong with their delay in scheduling the appointment as they chose to take it easy on their business.

He said they have found the man for the top job and he will be revealed ahead of Sunday’s game.

New goalkeeping coach Daniel Khumalo will be unveiled along with the new head coach.

“I am happy to announce that we have completed the selection process for the head coach from the list of candidates we had. The new coach will be announced before Sunday’s game,” Moyo said.

He declined to reveal whether the new coach is a local or a foreigner.

Assistant coach Joel Luphahla had been thrust into the interim hot seat but cannot be named head coach as he does not have the required Caf A license.

Luphahla only took charge of their goalless draw against ZPC Kariba last Saturday and Zifa made it clear that he would not be allowed to sit on the bench on Sunday as his waiver to lead Bosso’s technical staff since the bench was only for one game.

Moyo also announced that Nozibelo Maphosa has been appointed as the club’s new communications and marketing manager.

Maphosa fills the vacancy left by Moyo’s elevation to general manager.

“About a month ago we placed an advertisement looking for someone to fill this role. We went through the process and I am happy to report that she emerged as the top candidate. is not new to the media industry as she was once an intern at Zimpapers,” Moyo said.

Maphosa was tasked with developing an integral communication plan for internal and external communication as well as organizing fundraising activities and brand promotions.

She will also monitor the overall image of the institution, assess, create and update communication materials, coordinate and facilitate ongoing internal and external public relations and communication activities.

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