Gomis pays his respects

first_img But Swansea skipper Ashley Williams, who made his 300th appearance for the club against West Ham, said Gomis was an important part of the squad and now had the perfect opportunity to show his ability. “I’m delighted for Bafe, I thought he had a good game again and he’s showed what he’s all about in the last few weeks,” Williams said. “It was a brilliant goal and he showed his strength all match. “Wilf’s not here for at least a month and it’s his time to shine now. “He did that and I’ve got no concerns with Bafe coming in, he’s a a very fine player and I knew he’d do a job for us.” Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis explained his French flag-waving goal celebration against West Ham was a show of unity to his country after a week of terror in Paris. “It wasn’t an easy week for all French people and I wanted to join my country even though I don’t live there any more,” Gomis told the official Swansea website. “I am happy Swansea supported me in this difficult time to provide me with the armband and the French flag to show my support towards my country.” Gomis was deputising for the absent Wilfried Bony who is away on international duty with the Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup and looks unlikely to return as Swansea and Manchester City finalise the details on the striker’s £28million transfer to the Etihad Stadium, with a fee now understood to have been agreed. “I am happy for my goal but I thought we deserved the victory,” Gomis said. “We pushed hard and created a lot of chances and I thought we deserved to win. “Even though we had some players missing we created a lot of chances. “I have been working very hard and my team-mates have all helped me a lot.” Gomis himself has been linked with a move from Swansea in the January transfer window with Crystal Palace, West Ham, Newcastle and Aston Villa all said to be monitoring the striker’s situation at the Liberty Stadium. Gomis rescued a point for Swansea when he rose majestically at a 74th-minute corner – even if he might not be credited with a fifth goal of the season as the ball hit a post and was possibly on the way out before striking West Ham midfielder Mark Noble on the line. The 29-year-old Frenchman celebrated by running to the Swansea bench where he was handed a French tricolour, raising it aloft and looking to the skies in memory of those who lost their lives in the Paris terror attacks this week. Press Associationlast_img read more

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The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Celebrates Women’s History Month With…

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center celebrates Women’s History Month with the NAACP award-winning play, “Pretty Fire” on March 13-15 at the Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW 7th Ave in Miami. The play features women in lead production roles – including director, stage manager and producer – and is part of the Center’s 45th-anniversary celebration.“Pretty Fire,” winner of two NAACP Theatre Awards – Best Play and Best Playwright – is the first play of a trilogy written by playwright and actress Charlayne Woodard. In five autobiographical vignettes, the play is a touching story of an African American family through three generations of love, struggle and triumph. The one-woman show shares the story of Woodard’s premature birth and her growing up in Albany, New York, while the Ku Klux Klan burned crosses in her grandparents’ town in Georgia.The cast includes the lead role played by actress Trittney Huzzie. “Pretty Fire” is the directorial debut of Carbonell-nominated actress, and winner of the Broadway World Award for Best Actress, Khadijah Rolle.“We are thrilled that Khadijah Rolle agreed to direct such a poignant theatrical work, by one of the great voices of the American theatre,” stated Marshall L. Davis, the Center’s Managing Director. “We are committed to telling the stories African American women, and an all-female production during Women’s History Month is an important way to lead and celebrate.”“Pretty Fire” has a run time of 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission. Ticket prices range from $5 to $35. Discounts are available for students, seniors, military, and groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased online at https://tickets.ftfshows.comor by calling the Sandrell Rivers Box Office at (305) 284-8872. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Opening Night: $35General Admission: $25Student Tickets: $5 (Culture Shock Miami)last_img read more

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Betting on Football extends exhibition space due to increased demand

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 Related Articles Share VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Share Betting on Football, 3-5 MayBetting on Football will see its biggest ever exhibition space this year after organisers SBC Events extended the floorspace due to popular demand. After selling out 85% of the available stands at the conference, which is being held at Stamford Bridge on 3-5 May, SBC Events has made more space available on the show floor to enable more suppliers to demonstrate their products to a sports betting focused audience of around 800 professionals. This means there are now spots available alongside event sponsors Golden Race, OPTIMA, BetConstruct and HiPay, networking café sponsor Racing Post and registration area sponsors Betting Gods.The 1,400 sqm Great Hall, which has three times more space than the Harris Suite used for the exhibition at last year’s event, will also welcome the likes of Digitain, Ganapati, Oulala, VsoftCo, Totally Gaming Academy, Colossus Bets, LeoVegas, Intertops, Digital Fuel, EnergyBet, Sporting Solutions, FSB Tech and Arsenal FC.For more information about exhibiting at Betting on Football, contact [email protected] exhibition will be open between 09:00 and 17:00 on the first two days of the largest international football betting trade conference (3-4 May), and companies can also book dedicated meeting rooms or organise roundtable discussions in a breakout track.In addition to this ‘trebled’ exhibition space, the conference will also deliver world class hospitality, unlimited networking opportunities and networking parties at both the Richard Branson-owned Kensington Roof Gardens and Roman Abramovich’s Under the Bridge nightclub.Rasmus Sojmark, the founder of SBC, commented: “This year’s Betting on Football will get everyone talking. It’s the fourth version of this conference, but this year we really have pushed the boat out to attract the best people from the global betting industry to Stamford Bridge.“Because of the demand for stands, we’ve had to open up more exhibition space at the event, but there are still plenty of sponsorship opportunities for companies wishing to reach the cream of the sports betting industry.”SBC is also eager to talk to companies about exhibiting at this year’s Betting on Sports conference. BOS 2017, which will again comprise six events over three action-packed days (13-15 September), features space for 30+ exhibitors and is expected to attract more than 800 high-level industry delegates.last_img read more

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