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T&T Netball Association s (TTNA) sub-committee
netball officiating seminars continue today at the
SWWTU Hall on Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain
The sessions, which began yesterday, continue
next weekend with saturday class starting at 9 am
and will run until 2.30 pm. The Sunday session will
again begin at 10 am at the same venue.
The exam for individuals hoping to become umpires
with be on May 10 at the same venue.
T&T s Aaron Wilson
assured himself of a medal
in the Junior Boys Singles
by reaching the semifinals
at the Cadet and Junior
Caribbean Regional Table-
Tennis Federation Champi-
onship, in Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic, yes-
In the quarterfinals, Wil-
son overcame Carlos Guz-
man 11-6, 11-3, 11-3 to set
up a semifinal clash with
However, fellow T&T
player and member of the
Junior Boys squad which won
team silver, Arun Roopnarine
had his run ended in the
last-eight after going under
to Sebastien Echevarria 7-11,
6-11, 11-8, 7-11.
In the Cadet Boys, Luc
O Young and Joshua Maxwell
reached the last eight.
So far T&T has won one
silver and three bronze in the
team and three bronze in
In junior boys, the pairs of
Shaquille Mitchell/ Benoni
Daniel, and Joshua
Maxwelll/Luc O Young each
won bronze in doubles.
Wilson through to Junior
Boys Caribbean semifinals
LAS VEGAS---Interested in coming to Vegas to
be part of the match-up to end all match-ups
that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are
selling? It s gonna cost you.
One night next weekend at the MGM Grand,
the fight venue, is running $1,600 on Friday or
Saturday night. That s more than 13 times the
going rate on Sunday.
Or there s a $180 room on the California-Nevada
state line at Whiskey Pete s hotel and casino just
a 40-minute drive from the action.
Las Vegas is filling up fast ahead of the much-
anticipated May 2 megafight and the city is headed
for a big payday from what might be the most
lucrative boxing match ever held.
Airlines are swapping smaller planes for larger
ones, readying for a busy weekend and altogether
busier May at McCarran International Airport.
Cabbies are asking regulators for permission to
dispatch more taxis to roam the roads.
VIP nightclub tables are going fast. Strip clubs
are adding security. Ticket brokers expect to make
"It s the dream card fight we haven t seen in
years," said Don Vaccaro, CEO of Connecticut-
based ticket selling site TicketNetwork, the biggest
since at least Holyfield and Tyson took to the ring
There may just be 16,800 or so seats inside the
arena, but there s been a frenzy to book all of Las
Vegas 150,544 rooms.
A week before the fight, only 20 hotels had
rooms still available, according to booking engine
Vegas.com---and they aren t coming cheap.
Even at the aging Riviera casino and hotel, the
weekend before it closes for good, rates were $758
for next Friday and $798 for next Saturday for a
standard room before it stopped offering rooms
on the site, said Vanessa Doleshal, Vegas.com s
Pricing has been a free for all, she said.
What would have been a busy May weekend
anyway, especially with the Cinco de Mayo week-
end coinciding with the Kentucky Derby and NBA
and NHL playoffs, is reaching a boiling point.
"I think it will be an excellent Saturday night
for us," said Peter Feinstein, managing partner of
Sapphire Gentlemen s Club, which bills itself as
the area s largest strip club at 70,000 square feet.
It ll be even better if he s ultimately allowed to
show the fight in the club s 300-seat showroom,
he said. It s something he s been told he can t do
per MGM Grand s agreement giving it the exclusive
rights to show the fight live at its 13 Las
Vegas properties, although MGM has said the ban
only applied to competing casino-hotels in the
Either way, "it s going to be a pretty intense
crowd," Feinstein said, so he s boosting his security
by 25 per cent. (AP)
Las Vegas bullish on
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