Shearer buys Lewis Motors in South Burlington

first_imgShearer Chevrolet Co. Inc.,Long-time Burlington auto dealer Bill Shearer acquired Lewis Motors in South Burlington effective July 1, 2009, adding three new brands to the Shearer family of dealerships in Vermont. The current location on Shelburne Road will be retained, but each brand will have its own dealership identity.  The names will be changed to Shearer Acura, Audi South Burlington and Volkswagen South Burlington.”Acura, Audi and Volkswagen are flagship brands that have become mainstays in Vermont.  The Lewis family has set a solid foundation for their future” said Shearer.Alex Lewis founded Lewis Motors in 1974 as a Volkswagen dealership.  The Audi franchise was added in 1976.  Alex’s son David joined the firm in 1987 after graduating from Norwich University.  The Acura dealership opened in 1995 and David Lewis purchased Lewis Motors from his Dad in 1996.Shearer Chevrolet was founded in 1928, and is one of the oldest dealerships in Vermont.  Shearer also operates Shearer Honda in Rutland, as well as Shearer Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac and GMC trucks in South Burlington.  It also owns and operates Direct Autobody, a brand new state-of-the-art collision repair facility which opened in 2008 and is located behind Shearer Chevrolet.The Shearer Auto Group will now be able to offer customers the best cars and trucks from Japan, Germany and the United States.  “It’s an exciting opportunity” Shearer concluded.last_img read more

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No bail bond for murder suspect

first_imgThe suspect was brought to the Minapolice station, where he was detained./PN The 38-year-old resident Randy Lentocowas nabbed on the strength of an arrest warrant around 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 30, apolice report showed. ILOILO City – The court recommended nobail bond for the temporary liberty of a murder suspect in Barangay Singay,Mina, Iloilo. last_img

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Falode Applauds Sanwo-Olu, Shaibu as NWPL Super 4 Begins in Lagos

first_img“The governor recognised the fact that, Lagos has produced a lot of women’s soccer professional players who not only helped take the country’s women’s national teams to a great height at the African and world levels, but also helped in the development of the game in Lagos.“Sanwo-Olu, recognized the value added to women in Lagos through the professional players who moved from their various Lagos football clubs to top clubs in Europe and other parts of the world. And by so doing, they are directly impacting on the lives of family members, friends, and their football clubs.“The governor gave kudos to the likes of Asisat Oshoala, Rashidat Ajibade, Chidinma Okeke, Ann Agumanu-Chiejine, Yinka Kudaisi, Maureen Madu, Kikelomo Ajayi, Taiwo Ajobiewe, Diana Ansak, Esther Ohai among others, who at one time or the other played for women football clubs in Lagos and made the state the home of women’s football.“Lagos at one or the other housed clubs like Jegede Babes, Vero Bim, Flying Angels, FC Robo and Dream Stars.“He is proud of all of them and their contributions to human and material development of the women’s folks. These were some of the reasons he accepted to host the NWPL Super 4 in Lagos, and we are happy that at least some Nigerian leaders are beginning to see the women’s league and women’s football generally beyond playing on the football field. We appreciate the Lagos governor.”Falode, also praised the contributions of the Deputy Governor of Edo State, the sports loving Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu for his immense contributions to the development of women’s football in Nigeria since the state’s first involvement in the Super 4 competition which they hosted at the old Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City in 2017.“After Edo first hosted the Super 4 in 2017, which stood out as the best ever among other Super 4 we have hosted, the Edo state government has been following the progress of the women’s league in Nigeria.“Aside from giving the league board adequate supports, the state rebranded the state owned premier league club, Edo Queens of Benin to a club that became the pride of Edo sons and daughters within and outside the country. The Edo Queens players and officials were given the best of welfare and also got a brand new team bus and a very decent accommodation.“The team missed the 2018/2019 Super 4 by the whiskers. We appreciate the Deputy Governor who is in charge of sports in the state for his innovations and development plans for sports in Edo state.“He will be one of the special guests at the grand finale of this year’s Super 4 in Lagos on Sunday, November 3, 2019. He will be joined by the Minister for Sports, Sunday Dare and Minister for Women’s Affairs, Pauline Tallen, at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.”The 2018/ 2019 NWPL Super 4 will begin in earnest today with Adamawa Queens battling Confluence Queens in the first game of the day at 2pm. The second match of the day would see defending champions Bayelsa Queens slug it out against Rivers Angels, a game which has been tagged the ‘final before the final going by the high reputations of the teams’ players.The final will be played on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 4pm with the third place coming up earlier at 2pm.The champion will go home with a cash prize of N3million, the first runner’s up N2million and the third place N1million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Sanwo-Olu The Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWPL), Aisha Falode, has applauded the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for making it possible for the 2018/2019 Nigeria Women Premier League Super 4 to hold in Lagos.Falode, noted that, Sanwo-Olu’s love for the women’s game made it possible for the NWPL to host the Super 4 in the state.“The board of the Nigeria Women Football League wishes to sincerely thank the Lagos state governor for his magnanimity in hosting the NWPL Super 4, without much trouble. We are playing at the Agege Stadium, Lagos today because of the love and interest the governor show for women’s football development.last_img read more

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Insider Sport: On The Ball – DAZN & BeIN expand their UEFA profile

first_img The Premier League is back: How will the betting market react? June 16, 2020 MySportwetten: What German players want from a bookmaker July 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Share UKGC data reveals ‘notable recovery’ for sports betting July 6, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered.This week’s OTB reports on DAZN acquiring the majority of UCL rights in Germany, BeIN’s acquiring of Euro 2020 French broadcasting rights, LFC’s Nike partnership announcement and an interview with FootballMedia CEO Dean Akinjobi.___________________DAZN takes over as Germany’s main UCL broadcasterCarsten Schmidt, Sky Deutschland’s chief executive, has confirmed that global sports streaming service provider DAZN has acquired the majority of rights to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in Germany.Starting as of the 2021/22 season, the three year deal between DAZN and the UCL marks the first time that UEFA has opted for a streaming-first distribution model for its premier club competition within the German market.Moreover, the deal with DAZN also brings to an end Sky’s long-term broadcasting partnership with UEFA as was revealed by Schmidt in Germany’s Bild tabloid newspaper.The Sky chief executive explained: “In the tendering process that has just been completed, we have not been able to agree on a continuation of the cooperation after about 20 years of partnership with UEFA.“We have an economically clear and responsible view on the value of sports rights, however, even in the interests of our customers, we were not prepared to go beyond the high value that we attach to this right.”Despite having lost the rights to the UCL, Sky Deutschland still has the rights to the German premier club football league, the Bundesliga, as well as the English Premier League and Formula One. The French broadcasting rights for Euro 2020 has been acquired by BeINBeIN Sports, the pay-television broadcaster, has announced it has acquired the French broadcasting rights to the upcoming international football championship, UEFA Euro 2020.The deal, sees BeIN secure live coverage of all 51 games from Euro 2020, with the Qatari-based broadcaster also securing exclusive broadcasting rights to 28 of those matches.Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA’s marketing director, stated: “In all our broadcast partners we look for broadcast innovation and the highest quality of programming, and BeIN is undoubtedly a flag-bearer in both regards.“With European football continuing to be such an important sporting spectacle in France, we couldn’t be happier to have BeIN as our official broadcast partner to help us deliver UEFA Euro 2020 to fans across the country.”As well as live match coverage, the deal covers linear and digital output, and also includes highlights, near-live and on-demand clips as well as other support programming.Although no official figures have yet been released, French daily sports newspaper L’Equipe has reported that the deal is worth in the region of €38m, a figure which marks a near 40% decrease when compared to the €60m BeIN reportedly paid for the Euro 2016 broadcasting rights.Yousef Al-Obaidly, BeIN Media Group chief executive, added: “With its new 24-team format, this year’s European Championship is bigger and better than ever before – so we are delighted to extend our long-term partnership with Uefa and continue to bring the very best of sport to our valued subscriber-base.“We continue to bid proportionately for premium sport, and this deal to broadcast Euro 2020 adds to our unrivalled library of premium football and other sports content in France, reinforcing BeIN Sports’ long-term position as the one of the leading sports broadcasters in the world.”The deal marks the latest agreement between UEFA and the broadcaster in France and follows on from BeIN securing the majority of exclusive French television rights to the UEFA Champions League for the 2021-2024 cycle.Euro 2020 is set to open on 12 June with the final scheduled to kick off one month later on 12 July.LFC unveils Nike as official kit supplierNike has been announced as Liverpool Football Club’s new official kit supplier, with the sportswear company set to replace New Balance as from the 2020-21 season.The multi-year partnership, which is effective as of 1 June 2020, will see Nike manufacture and supply Liverpool FC’s playing, training and travel wear for both the senior men’s and women’s teams as well as the academy squads, the club’s coaching staff and the LFC Foundation. Billy Hogan, LFC’s managing director and chief commercial officer, stated: “Our iconic kit is a key part of our history and identity. We welcome Nike into the LFC family as our new official kit supplier and expect them to be an incredible partner for the club, both at home and globally as we continue to expand our fanbase. As a brand, Nike reflects our ambitions for growth, and we look forward to working with them to bring fans new and exciting products.”The announcement follows on from Liverpool’s court win over New Balance after the Boston-based sportswear brand alleged the club was looking to switch to Nike once it’s existing contract ended in May 2020.Liverpool’s former kit suppliers argued they were entitled to match Nike’s offer, however, the judge ruled that New Balance’s offer was ‘less favourable to Liverpool’ when considering the marketing and distribution aspects available to Nike. Bert Hoyt, VP, GM Nike EMEA, added: “Liverpool Football Club has such a proud heritage and strong identity. The partnership with Liverpool FC underscores our leadership in global football and with the club’s passionate worldwide fanbase and strong legacy of success, they have a very bright future ahead.“We look forward to partnering with them to serve players and supporters with Nike innovation and design.”As of yet no financial figures have been released, however, it is rumoured that the deal could represent a record in English football, with it being believed that the worth of the newly struck deal could possibly match or exceed Manchester United’s £75m per year deal with Adidas.Hogan concluded: “We’d like to thank New Balance for their support over the last few years and wish them well for the future.”FootballMedia CEO Dean Akinjobi: Increasing football’s efforts in sustainabilityAhead of the group’s latest partnership within women’s football, Dean Akinjobi CEO of FootballMedia, tells us more on why he believes football needs to be a positive influence when it comes to sustainability.InsiderSport: Can you tell us more about the deal you have just made within women’s football? Dean Akinjobi: The deal that Football Media has created is a three year deal between our eco friendly spring mineral water client brand, Aqua British and West Ham United Women’s team.Aqua British provides its spring mineral water in 100% plastic free biodegradable bottles and we have created a deal for Aqua British to be the official water partner of West Ham United’s Women’s team, they will drink Aqua British, it will be served in the VIP hospitality section at the women’s ground and as part of the deal we have created a retail channel, where Aqua British will be available for sale to fans at all West Ham United Women’s team home games.  InsiderSport: What type of initiatives and activations can we look forward to as part of the deal? Dean Akinjobi: Football Media is currently working on a number of strategic activations and initiatives as part of the deal, we are very keen to showcase the importance of hydration, whilst at the same time, educate fans and the wider public on the importance of sustainability in everyday life product choices that we make. Aqua British being an innovator in the market with its 100% plastic free biodegradable bottles and with four pence from the price of every Aqua British bottle sold going towards planting trees, we are in a strong position working with West Ham United Women’s team and Football Media’s activation network to achieve the objective of getting this essential message across.  Read MoreOn The ball is brought to you by InsiderSport, SBC’s new portal which offers all the latest news and cutting-edge analysis from the evolving business of sport. 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Michael Parsons, 58, Oxford: Feb. 4, 1955 – April 30, 2013

first_imgMichael Parsons, 58, of Oxford died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at his home in Oxford.Following cremation, no services will be held.  A Memorial has been established with the Humane Society and may be left with Oxford Funeral Service. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com.Michael D. Parsons was born on February 4, 1955 the son of Darl C. and Jo Ann (Paton) Parsons in Winfield. He was a 1973 graduate of the Oxford High School in Oxford. Michael was an Auto Mechanic as well as an Oil Field Pumper for many years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and also liked to garden.Survivors include his parents, Darl and Jo Ann Parsons of Oxford, brother, Scott Parsons of Wichita, Kans., sisters, Barbara Dietz and husband Steven of Merriam, Kans. and Judith Parsons of Independence, MO, and nephews, Joshua and Brian Parsons of Overland Park.Preceding him in death are his grandparents.last_img read more

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