Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBethune-Cookman (12-12, 6-4) vs. Maryland Eastern Shore (3-21, 2-7)William P Hytche Athletic Center, Princess Anne, Maryland; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: MEAC foes meet as Bethune-Cookman squares off against Maryland Eastern Shore. Both teams last played this past Monday. Bethune-Cookman won easily 87-68 at home against Howard, while Maryland Eastern Shore is coming off of a 68-67 overtime loss at Coppin State. VETERAN PRESENCE: Both of these teams have relied heavily on their seniors this year. AJ Cheeseman, Da’Shawn Phillip and Ahmad Frost have combined to account for 36 percent of Maryland Eastern Shore’s scoring this season and 49 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Bethune-Cookman, Isaiah Bailey, Cletrell Pope, Malik Maitland, Wali Parks and Leon Redd have combined to account for 70 percent of all Bethune-Cookman scoring, including 74 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.RAMPING IT UP: The Hawks have scored 59.8 points per game and allowed 67.4 points per game across nine conference games. Those figures both represent moves in the right direction from the 66.5 points scored and 76.4 points allowed per game to non-conference opponents.BRILLIANT BAILEY: Bailey has connected on 29.5 percent of the 44 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 10 over his last five games. He’s also converted 78.3 percent of his foul shots this season.YET TO WIN: The Wildcats are 0-6 when they score 65 points or fewer and 12-6 when they exceed 65 points. The Hawks are 0-21 when they fail to score more than 67 points and 3-0 on the season, otherwise.COLD SPELL: Maryland Eastern Shore has lost its last three home games, scoring an average of 55.7 points while giving up 72.DID YOU KNOW: Bethune-Cookman has attempted 23.4 free throws per game this season, the 15th-highest rate in the country. Maryland Eastern Shore has gotten to the line far less frequently and is averaging only 14 foul shots per game (ranked 286th, nationally). Associated Press February 13, 2020 BCU, UMES meet in conference play ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – President of the Bermuda National Athletics Association (BNAA) Donna Raynor says next month’s Carifta Games, which are set to attract more than 600 athletes from 27 Caribbean countries, should not be affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) that is spreading across the globe.The virus has reached non-English speaking Caribbean countries, with a few cases in the Dominican Republic, Martinique, Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy.The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, slated for July 24 to August 9, are under threat due to the spread of COVID-19 globally.But as Bermuda prepares to host the 49th Carifta Games – the fifth time the island will be the location for the event – Raynor said she did not expect the COVID-19 situation would disrupt the staging.“As of now, all systems are go for Carifta, the countries are having their final trials…and we’re all moving ahead as if it is going to take place,” she told the Royal Gazette newspaper.Raynor added that the matter was addressed at a recent meeting of the local organizing committee (LOC).“Fortunately for us, most of the athletes are coming in from the Caribbean and flying in on charters, not flying through the United States…. We’re just really keeping our fingers crossed that we can get through the next couple of weeks and that Carifta is on,” Raynor said, adding that she was hoping none of the countries would pull out of the April 10-13 games.“I just want to have the event, we’ve put a lot of work into it and are ready to go. Hopefully we can get Carifta off the ground.”The BNAA will this weekend host a two-day trial meet at the National Sports Centre which is the venue for the Carifta Games. It will be the final opportunity for local athletes to reach qualifying standards ahead of the March 16 deadline.The Games, held under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC), features 150 separate events.Meantime, the International Triathlon Union has confirmed that the April 18-19 MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda will go ahead as planned.The Bermuda event is the next on the seven-series circuit that will culminate in the World Championships and Grand Finals in Edmonton, Canada in August. The 2020 Carifta Games will be staged between April 10 and 13.
This prediction from the head of the Association of Thai Travel Agents, Wichit Prakorpkoson. By 2028 he says he expects 10 million Indian visitors each year. About Chinese tourism, the ATTA chief say he expected the numbers to slow from previous trends but there will still be 20 million visitors from China coming to Thailand annually in ten years time.Read it at The Thaiger Related Items
Go back to the e-newsletter >Aman is pleased to announce the appointment of Elliott Miller as Director of Sales, Australia and New Zealand. Representing a first for the company and the importance it places on these key markets, Elliott will be leading sales efforts and activities for Aman in these regions.Elliott will be paying particular attention to the existing properties within the collection including Amangalla and Amanwella in Sri Lanka; Amandari, Amankila, Amanusa in Bali; Amanpuri in Phuket; and Aman’s three China properties Amandayan, Amanfayun and Aman Summer Palace. In addition, Elliott will represent Aman’s latest launches which include Amanera in the Dominican Republic which launched in November 2015, and Amanemu which will launch in March 2016 and which will be an onsen resort in Shima National Park.After graduating with a degree in Hotel Management from Westminster College in 1995, Elliott left his native UK to begin his career as Senior Sales Manager for Hunter Valley Gardens in Sydney, Australia. He further honed his sales skills with the InterContinental Hotels Group back home in London, before joining COMO Hotels & Resorts in 2006.In his previous role before joining Aman, Elliott opened the COMO office in Sydney and assumed the position of Regional Director of Sales (Australia & South Asia). His role encompassed a wide range of responsibilities, growing brand awareness and sourcing new business in the region, whilst managing all market segments including wholesalers, travel agencies, lifestyle and concierge companies, meetings and events, corporates and TMCs.Based in Sydney, Elliott reports to Global Head of Sales, Christina Deeny. An avid adventurer and passionate traveller, Elliott is happiest when experiencing new destinations, whether downhill mountain biking in Bhutan, trekking on China’s Great Wall or summiting Kilimanjaro.Go back to the e-newsletter >