Day: May 20, 2022

SUNDAY MAJORS: ‘mdf92’ Takes Home PokerStars Sunday Million Title

The PokerStars Sunday Million attracted more than 20,000 entrants for the second week in a row as a result of its half price buy-in format, with ‘mdf92‘ taking home $212,110 for first place and ‘ladygambiti‘ finishing runner-up for $151,189. Player ‘18055433805‘ was awarded $107,772 for third place in that event while ‘DimaRu777‘ received $76,824 in fourth place.

PocketFives member ‘Spacebonyiga‘ of the United Kingdom picked up a career-best win in the Sunday Warm-Up for a cash score of $42,867. ‘AllLoot4Me‘ of The Netherlands placed first in the $1,000+50 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Sunday Grand for $34,026 while ‘ekziter‘ was victorious in the Pot Limit Omaha version of that event for $22,403. Both he and fellow P5s member Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan final-tabled both Sunday Grand tournaments. The Hyper Turbo Sunday Supersonic was won by ‘maxyshark‘ for $27,519 and ‘Cashkiller77

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Gainesville city workers formed outdoor workout group during pandemic to get daily exercise

A Mortal Kombat soundtrack synchs in harmony with the trickling of water from the Historic Thomas Center as a team of city employees, known as the “Chinch Bugs,” gear up to enjoy their daily workout.

It’s high noon and members of Gainesville’s Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) playfully note that they are taking part in “mandatory development.”

With yoga mats spread in a circle around the fountain, DSD Director Andrew Persons and Planner Juan Castillo guide the group through a series of maneuvers including Romanian deadlifts, jump squats and single-leg hip extensions.

The group over the years has grown and is made up of city planners, inspectors, officers, workers from unrelated departments, retirees and city residents.

“It’s been awesome,” Persons said. “It was something that was born out of the pandemic, out of necessity, but something we’ve all joined in commodity.”

A group of co-workers with the city of Gainesville's Department of Sustainable Development who call themselves the "Chinch Bugs," do their daily lunchtime workout at the Historic Thomas Center, in Gainesville on May 9, 2022.  [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

A group of co-workers with the city of Gainesville’s

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Lynchburg Sports Locker opens up to give equipment to children in need | Local News

Through a new program at Park View Community Mission, Lynchburg community leaders are stepping up to the plate to deliver sporting goods and apparel to city children in need.

The Lynchburg Sports Locker, located inside Park View, is a partnership among LAYSI — the Lynchburg Area Youth Sports Initiative — the University of Lynchburg and Park View to deliver all kinds of sports equipment for children who otherwise may not have the opportunity to acquire it.

Todd Olsen, head women’s soccer coach at the University of Lynchburg and an integral player in the partnership, said the rising cost of sports equipment is a huge obstacle for area children trying to get into sports.

“I recently purchased a pair of soccer cleats for my daughter and they were $160,” Olsen said. “If somebody is in poverty, there is no way they can afford that kind of thing.”

Olsen said the inspiration

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