Gaming Authority gets on board with Guinness Cage

first_imgWith the growing need to build cohesion among our communities and to foster better understanding among residents, the Three Peat Promotions’ Guinness Cage Competition dubbed “East Coast Best versus the Rest” is expected to provide the platform to achieve these goals.In order to accomplish these objectives, sport has been earmarked as one of the vehicles to do so, and members of the corporate community are leading the way through their support for the initiative.On Monday, during a simple ceremony that was conducted at the entity’s location on South Road, the Gaming Authority added its name to the list of sponsors in support of the Three Peat Promotions’ Guinness Cage Competition.Gaming Authority Compliance Officer Towana Whinfield handed over a cheque for an undisclosed sum to Three Peat Promotions’ Rawle Welch, as part of the entity’sThree Peat Promotions’ Rawle Welch accepts the sponsorship cheque from Gaming Authority Compliance Officer Towana Whinfieldcontribution to the event.Welch, in his remarks, thanked the Authority for its timely support, adding that the contribution’s significance cannot be undervalued, especially at a time when there is an overwhelming cry for unity, peace, and love among communities.The competition is set to kick off this evening, at the Haslington Market Tarmac from 19:00h.The remaining playing days of the five-day tournament are August 11, 18, and 25 and September 1, at the same venue.Welch expressed his gratitude to the Authority for its significant support at the Promotions’ first call, adding that it signals the seriousness of the organisation in helping to develop sports and cohesion among the various communities that the participating teams are coming from.Among the other entities who have pledged their support are: Banks DIH under its Guinness and Power Wine brands; Clarks footwear giants Chetsons; E-Networks Inc; KSM Investments; Yhip’s Bakery; Brass Aluminium & Cast Iron Foundry (BACIF); Ray’s Auto Sales; YK Investments; Trophy Stall; Express Shipping; Woodpecker Products; National Sports Commission; C Division of the Guyana Police Force; Jai Signs & Auto Designs; Julius Variety Store and C & C Prestigious Styles.last_img read more

IYD: 10,000 people to do yoga with Naidu, Kejriwal in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 19 (PTI) As many as 10,000 people are expected do yoga with Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Delhi Lt Gov. Anil Baijal and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the International Yoga Day in the national capital.The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will be organising the Delhi edition of the International Yoga Day (IYD) at the Connaught Place, its six radials and inner circles, and at the citys three gardens–Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park, Talkatora Garden and Childrens Park at India Gate.”About 10,000 participants will be performing the common Yoga protocol. The programme will start at 6 am and Yoga protocol by the participants will go on from 7 am to 7:45 am,” NDMC Chairman Naresh Kumar told reporters.”Urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu will be the chief guest while sports minister Vijay Goel, Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Delhi Chief Minster Arvind Kejriwal and New Delhi MP Meenakashi Lekhi will be among the other guests taking part in the event,” he added.The diplomats of various countries would be participating in the programme at Nehru Park, he said.Volunteers from organisations like Patanjali Yoga Peetha, Art of Living, Maa Shakti, Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vidyalaya, Gayatri Pariwar, Moraji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), the Delhi Police, the NDMC, the CISF, the CRPF, the BSF, the ITBP, the Walking Volunteers, general public, VVIPs and VIPs would perform yoga on the occasion.”The vehicular traffic in Connaught Places inner circle will be closed from today 11 pm till 11:30 am of June 21 for preparations and arrangements and organising the event.advertisement”Shops and pedestrian traffic, however, will remain open but parking lots in the inner circle will be available,” the NDMC chairman said.On Prime Minister Narendra Modis call, the UN General Assembly declared in December 2014 that June 21 would be observed as International Yoga Day every year.This year, Lucknow will be hosting the main event in which the PM and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be participating, along with around 55,000 people.The first Yoga Day celebration in the country was organised at the Rajpath in New Delhi on June 21, 2015, in which representatives of 191 countries had participated. PTI GJS SMJlast_img read more