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  • Goal increases investment in esports with FIFA player signing

    first_imgGoal has furthered its interest in esports with the signing of its first esports player, Graham “GrayzaGoal” McIntyre to represent them in FIFA.McIntyre is signed from Scottish Premier League side Hibernian and will represent Goal at FIFA 18 tournaments on Xbox One as well as creating content for Goal.com and the relevant social media channels. The first tournament in which McIntyre will play in is the Sportego eLeague, a FIFA 18 tournament which features players from clubs including Ajax, Manchester City and West Ham United amongst some more traditional names such as Fnatic (and AS Roma), Epsilon and Stark. The league in which he is playing is managed by Sportego but broadcast on Goal through social media and the finals will be played at a football stadium, which is yet to be revealed) in April. Paul Rayment, Goal’s Marketing Manager said: “We recognise that for the modern fan FIFA plays an integral role in how they enjoy football, for some it’s their primary connection to the sport. On Goal, we’ve seen this evidenced in the numbers we see for our own live streams and traffic that comes to articles on the game.He added: “By welcoming Graham to the Goal roster we’re looking forward to adding an extra dimension to how we cover FIFA, working with him to advance his career and introduce Goal to an exciting and growing market. Graham’s talent was evident from his performances at the early Gfinity tournaments a few years ago. More recently, his top 100 finishes in the FIFA 18 Weekend League and ending the Celtic eSport League unbeaten shows he has both skill and promise and we’re aiming for him to represent Goal at major tournaments in 2018.”Esports Insider says: Congratulations to both parties on what we’re sure will be a fruitful relationship moving forward. It’s good to see more and more folk getting involved in esports – and given the content that Goal produce, we’re excited to see what htey muster up here.last_img read more

  • Art Vision Alpena bringing new sculptures to the Alpena Bi-Path Trail

    first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — You’ll see some new art going up around town and in a few weeks, you’ll even be able to meet the creator of some of that artwork.Community committee, Art Vision Alpena has committed to bringing creative sculptures to areas along the Alpena Bi–Path Trail. The 2019 sculpture is well underway, but plans for the 2020 art piece are just being released.The idea for the sculptures came about back in the 70s to honor the country’s 200th birthday. Since then, the project has fallen by the wayside, but Art Vision Alpena has been committed to bringing more of these creative pieces to town. That’s why they’re investing in a local artist – to entice residents and tourists to get out and enjoy Alpena’s nature and art scene.Art Vision Alpena member, August Matuzak says, “Alpena has a lot of tourism, and we’re constantly trying to improve upon the visitor experience, and I think the sculptures do that, in that Alpena is such a beautiful town, but we’ve also got that beauty that can be interspersed with great art.”A reception will be held on Mar. 13 at the Thunder Bay Arts Gallery if you want more insight into the sculptures going up in Alpena. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet the artist of the 2020 sculpture going up in Washington Park.Art Vision Alpena is still collecting money to continue their work, but they can’t do it without your help. If you would like to donate, you can send funds to the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan and ask to donate to the Art Vision Alpena fund.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Art, Art Vision Alpena, bi-path trail, sculpturesContinue ReadingPrevious Reel Fun Ice Fishing Tournament to take place on Grand Lake this weekendNext A Mikado man dies in roll over crashlast_img read more

  • Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow writer, to present “History of Drury” at SCHGS meeting next Monday

    first_imgAmber CountrymanSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — On Monday, August 24, at 6:30 p.m, Amber Schmitz, a Sumner Newscow writer, will present “The History of Drury” to Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society members and guests at the Good Taste Chinese Buffet, 1311 E. 16th. St., Wellington.  No cost for the program; guests are welcome, and meal time is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m..  For possible weather cancellations, contact Jane Moore at 620-447-3266 or the restaurant at 620-399-8401.When Amber Schmitz moved to Drury at the age of 7, she enjoyed playing on the old schoolhouse playground and walking over the cement bridge that was built over the Chikaskia River in the 1920’S. She also enjoyed the interesting stories that she began hearing about her new hometown.The stories fascinated her.There were stories about a booming little river resort with boats, a beach, and a hotel for the vacationers that came by train and stagecoach. And there were stories about a grocery store owner that disappeared and nearly 100 years later, may (or may not) be ‘buried’ in one of the cement bridge supports.  And there was also a story about a man that woke up, saw an axe hanging just over his head, and screamed so loud that all the dogs barked and the neighbors all woke up.Schmitz found these stories compelling, and she has written them down, collected photographs, and explored the possibilities of some of the legends being true. “I’ve wanted to write a book about Drury since I was 14 or 15,” Schmitz said, “Every time some older person told me something, I went home and wrote it down in a notebook.”If you have photographs or stories about Drury, Schmitz would very much like to connect with you for the book she is working on.  Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 260 weeks ago My grandma has a painting she did at Drury when she was really young. I would be willing to take a picture of it and send it off. I need the contact information though too. It shows the old mill and everything as Drury used to appear. Report Reply 0 replies · active 260 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 260 weeks ago Any way you can post me the contact info to send the picture to. Drury is one of my favorite places on earth!! I basically grew up there! Report Reply 0 replies · active 260 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more