Eric Vieira remembered at GMR&SC ceremony

first_imgSOME of the tributes were long, others were short. No one,however,were teary-eyed but rather filled with laughter on hearing stories of a steel-willed, kind-hearted man that loved motorsport.Those tributes were paid to Eric Vieira,a former president of the GMR&SC,who passed away last week in London but was remembered yesterday by friends during a memorial ceremony at Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club,Thomas Lands.Longtime friend Kit Nascimento, who chaired the proceedings, remembered Eric Vieira as a man who was always determined to get what he wanted done.“He hadn’t the slightest clue about sailing but he taught himself how to sail,” Nascimento reminded as he turned back the clock to Vieira’s early days of sailing; the memory of his first wooden boat still fresh within his mind.Meanwhile, Stanley Ming shared his long memory of the Guyanese, speaking of those days in London when he and Eric worked in a mechanic shop.“Eric and I joined together and started Technical Companies and Supplies Limited,” Ming recounted, a company which was devoted to the distribution of Yahama parts locally.Pat Holder, also a former administrator and friend of Eric,recounted their weekly races to ‘Nationals’ on Robb Street, where the last person to arrive would usually have to pay the bill.He remembered Vieira as a bit of a `daredevil’ recalling one particular story when they were on their way down from Timheri and Eric was struggling to liberate a piece of sugar cane from an estate truck; a struggle which almost cost him his life.“Well I don’t know how he got out the cane before the car came but he did, otherwise we wouldn’t have been speaking here; we’d be speaking long ago,” Holder joked.Giving the closing remarks was current President of the GMR&SC Mahendra Bhoodoo,who expressed that the sport has lost a giant but will continue to build on the works of Eric Vieira.last_img

No Bale, no problem? Real’s possible XI vs Atletico for tonight’s CPL semi-final

first_img 22. Isco (right attack) 4. Sergio Ramos (centre back) 8. Toni Kroos (centre midfield) 12. Marcelo (left back) 11 11 11 14. Carlos Casemiro (centre midfield) 6. Nacho (right back) 11 11 11 11 19. Luka Modric (centre midfield) 9. Karim Benzema (centre forward) 11 1. Keylor Navas (goalkeeper) – check out the full line-up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 11 11 5. Raphael Varane (centre back) 7. Cristiano Ronaldo (left attack) Real Madrid are the favourites to book their place in the Champions League final with Juventus tonight, with Atletico Madrid trailing 3-0 from the first leg of the semi-final.TUNE INTO LIVE COMMENTARY OF ATLETICO MADRID VS REAL MADRID ON TALKSPORT FROM 19:45 BSTZinedine Zidane, the Los Blancos manager, will be wary of Atleti’s intimidating home form and will demand his team pick up from where they left off at the Santiago Bernabeu.Gareth Bale remains sidelined for the away side, but Pepe and Raphael Varane have returned to training and could feature.So who can we expect to see named on Real’s team sheet later today?Scroll through the gallery above to check out talkSPORT’s predicted Real line-up.last_img read more

No. 18 Cornell Slips Past Men’s Tennis, 4-3

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. – No. 18 Cornell managed to slip past the Drake University men’s tennis team, 4-3, on Saturday at the Reis Tennis Center in Ithaca, N.Y. Hands put the Bulldogs back on top after he defeated Vrabel, 6-4, 7-6(3) at No. 4. Cornell then went on to win a pair of three-set matches at No. 5 and No. 6 singles to clinch the 4-3 win. Singles No. 61 Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. David Volfson (CU), 6-0, 6-1 Lev, Kazakov (CU) def. Calum MacGeoch (DU) 6-4, 6-4 Colin Sinclair (CU) def. Ben Stride (DU) 6-3, 6-2 Tom Hands (DU) def. Chris Vrabel (CU) 6-4, 7-6(3) Pietro Rimondini (CU) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 Bernardo Casares Rosa (CU) def. Ben Wood (DU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 The Big Red tied the match up at 2-2 with wins at No. 2 and No. 3. Doubles Philips/Thorold (DU) vs. Volfson/Sinclair (CU) 4-5 Unfinished Gillespie/Hands (DU) def. Hill/Casares (CU) 6-4 MacGeoch/Wood (DU) def. Vrabel/Rimondini (CU) 6-1Print Friendly Versioncenter_img The Bulldogs travel Denver on March 31 and will square off against the Denver Pioneers on Friday and the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos on Saturday. Gillespie continued his dominating singles play and extended his winning streak to five-matches with a 6-0, 6-1 trouncing of Volfson at No. 1 singles. No. 18 Cornell 4, Drake 3Ithaca, N.Y. (Reis Tennis Center) For the sixth-straight match, the Bulldog claimed the doubles point to jump out to a 1-0 lead over the Big Red. Juniors Calum MacGeoch and Ben Wood steam rolled Chris Vrabel and Pietro Rimondini, 6-1, at No. 3 doubles. Sophomores Vinny Gillespie and Tom Hands secured the doubles point with 6-4 victory at No. 2.last_img read more