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Williams Racing announces Formula 1 Esports Series team

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first_imgCredit: Williams Racing Esports JIM Racing Founder Javier Guerra will be responsible for Williams’ team activities across sim racing. JIM Racing will continue as Williams JIM Racing Junior, which will provide another route for drivers to graduate to Williams eSports in the future.“Esports has grown dramatically in recent years to become a huge global industry, so we’re eager to take on the challenge of growing sim racing’s place in the esports world,” said Guerra. “We’re looking forward to developing our roster of drivers, offering a select number the incredible chance to become part of the Williams family.”Steven English, Head of Creative Services, added: “Gaming and motorsport have had strong links for many years. Now, eSports is an innovative part of the sport and entertainment landscape, so this is a natural evolution of our competitive spirit. We’re ambitious about developing opportunities for our fans and our partners in this new and exciting space for us.”Williams and eight other F1 teams will select more drivers from the Pro Draft in July. There are two qualification chances left to enter the draft with Catalunya taking place this weekend and Monaco May 25. Esports Insider says: Great news for Williams eSports as it enters the Formula 1 Pro Series ahead of season two. While teams will be scoping out potential drivers for the Pro Draft in July, Williams’ is already ahead of the game signing three top drivers. We’ll certainly be tuned in to see if the decision fared well for them! Williams Racing announced it will be joining Formula 1 esports along with eight other teams for the Esports Pro Series beginning later this year. With the announcement, Williams also signed drivers Javier Perez, Jani Vitsaniemi and Bernardo Perez.Drivers for Williams eSports will have access to the team’s factory in Oxfordshire for training and events, as well as the chance to work in the team’s Formula 1 simulator with technical staff and drivers.last_img read more

Kole Calhoun reflects on Angels career, being back in Arizona

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first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. — When Kole Calhoun played the final game of the 2019 season in an Angels uniform, he suspected that it would be his last time.The subsequent winter didn’t change that, up until the moment he signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks.“Never really a moment I though I’d be back,” Calhoun said Saturday, just before playing a spring training game against his former team. “There was some talk, but nothing very serious, which was fine. Don’t get me wrong. I know what’s coming in the minor leagues. I know what they got. And Goody. Like I said before I left, right field in the Angels organization is in pretty good hands with what they’ve got coming.”The presence of Brian Goodwin, and the looming presence of top prospect Jo Adell, made it a fairly straightforward decision for the Angels to decline Calhoun’s $14 million option for 2020. Calhoun had spent parts of eight seasons with the Angels, who drafted him out of Arizona State in the eighth round of the 2010 draft. He had a chance to revisit his Angels career when pulling into Tempe Diablo Stadium on Saturday, though. Many of the fans gave him a standing ovation before his first plate appearance.“Driving up and seeing all the old stuff, some old faces and stuff, it’s cool,” Calhoun said. “After so many years over here, getting to come back and see so many people and friendly people, it was really cool.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Calhoun said he was excited to sign with the Diamondbacks, a team he cheered for as a kid growing up in Arizona. He still lives in the Phoenix area, so it has made the transition easy.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros last_img read more


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first_imgDonegal Pet Rescue are to host their annual dinner dance – with two very special guests on the night!As many are aware DPR had to close its doors for a period this year because of the large number of dogs on their waiting list and in their care which needed to be adopted before they could take in new cases.Thankfully they worked through the list and are now up and functioning at a more normal rate again. “We have 38 dogs/pups in our care at present. We are running this dinner dance to firstly raise much vital needed funds to keep the rescue running on a day to day basis and to save more animals,” said a spokesman.DPR also are using this opportunity to show the public and celebrate the success stories of 2014.“We will have two very special guest on the night, firstly we will have one of the Springer pups that was rescued from Lifford with 26 other Springers.“As you may remember they were living in horrific conditions and were really un-socialised. It was a huge rescue mission but thankfully they were all adopted out and now this pup is back to visit us on the night and his owner will tell us all about the journey he has been on from then to now. Freddie the Pug is one of two special guests on the night!“We also have Freddie the little pug that was stolen from his garden just before his owners wedding and how they desperately searched for him and thankfully with great help from social media family and friends he was discovered 7 weeks later and returned to his very thankful owners again.”Tickets are priced at €25 each and include a 4 course meal, entertainment by the Confederates and a free entry into the draw. Some of our foster parents will be in attendance to answer any questions for those who may be interested.So please we really need the support of all our followers. Come along enjoy the night and in the process you are helping save another animal’s life.Tickets are available at LKPETS Glencar, DPR Charity shop, any foster parent or call 0862222006 to arrange to get a ticket.Thank you in advance for helping us help them. TWO VERY SPECIAL GUESTS LINED UP FOR DONEGAL PET RESCUE DINNER DANCE was last modified: October 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:dinner danceDonegal Pet Rescuelast_img read more