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Team Nigeria record first win at 2020 Olympic’s volleyball qualifiers

first_imgRelatedPosts Three notorious Nigerian kidnappers arrested in Cameroon Adamawa Police confirm death of 18 kidnappers, but say in Cameroon Fire rips through crowded Cameroon prison Nigerian women’s national volleyball team on Wednesday recorded their first win at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers in Cameroon. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the team defeated the Botswana ladies 3-1 (25-18, 20-25, 25-20, 25-23). Team Nigeria began the game with a high team spirit to record their first win in their third match at the Popasy hall in Yaounde. At the ongoing 2020 CAVB Tokyo Women’s Volleyball Qualification Tournament, Nigeria had earlier lost 0-3 to hosts Cameroon and Egypt. NAN reports that Nigeria will now meet Kenya in their last group match on Thursday. The 2020 Olympic qualifiers, which started on Sunday, is expected to end on Thursday.Tags: cameroonPopasyYaoundelast_img read more

Jack Sears enters transfer portal after losing QB battle

first_img“I ask guys to do three things: Compete, give absolute best effort and graduate from this University,” Helton said at Tuesday night’s practice. “Jack has done all three in a first-class manner. He is part of my family for life, and I wish him nothing but the best in the future. He is a special, special individual.” Helton named freshman Kedon Slovis as Daniels’ backup, followed on the depth chart by redshirt junior Fink.  The Trojans will kick off the 2019 season against Fresno State at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Coliseum. Sears also stated he will continue to train and work out. He told Helton he is available if the team needs him.  Redshirt sophomore quarterback Jack Sears announced Tuesday that he was entering the transfer portal. Sears lost the competition for the starting job to sophomore JT Daniels, who head coach Clay Helton named USC’s signal-caller Aug. 20. Sears was a 4-star recruit out of San Clemente High School in the class of 2017. He committed to USC in November 2016 after decommitting from Duke. He enrolled in January 2017.  Redshirt sophomore quarterback Jack Sears, who entered the transfer portal Tuesday, evades an Arizona State defender in 2018.  (Daily Trojan file photo)center_img Sears played in one game as a Trojan, starting in a 38-35 loss to Arizona State at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum last season with Daniels and Matt Fink out due to injuries. Sears completed 20 of 28 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns in the contest. “I love my teammates, football, USC and the USC degree,” he wrote. “Nobody can ever take that degree away from me. I am proud of the work that I put in on and off the field, the way I competed and how I have comported myself.” Sears announced his decision in a written statement on Twitter. In the accompanying tweet, Sears wrote that the purpose of the announcement was to “clarify the situation and avoid speculation.” He will be staying at the University through the semester. “The past week has been a difficult time, a bump in the road, and it makes me realize that life is not linear,” Sears wrote. Sears’ entry into the transfer portal allows him to have contact with coaches and team officials from other universities while he is still enrolled at USC. last_img read more

LeBron’s ‘superhuman’ powers will eventually go away, Draymond Green says

first_imgLATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “He’s not just doing it because [he wants to]. That’s tough. That’s tough mentally also. That would be more of my concern over them not playing well. Like, [expletive], it’s Game 13. Who cares who’s playing well?”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:LeBron: ‘It’s been a while since I had a guy who can score and create for others’Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 3 UCLA basketball players suspended after theft in China Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers fall to the floor during the first half in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017, in Oakland, California.  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPApart from his unworldly talent on the basketball court, LeBron James is also perhaps best known for his durability, evading any significant injuries thoroughout his career.Despite getting up in age, his heavy usage rate on the court continues this season, especially with the recent struggles of the perennial contender Cleveland Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? In a recent  Q&A session with USA Today’s Sam Amick, one of James’ fiercest rivals, Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors, addressed possible problems with the four-time NBA MVP’s heavy workload.“To a certain extent yes. And to a certain extent, no. I don’t think anyone should be panicking 12 games in, or 13 games in,” the reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year said of the Cavs’ subpar 8-7 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“However, there are some glaring concerns with them. And at the same time, you’re missing a 30-point (per game) player (in Thomas) on the bench who’s hurt,” he said.“So my concern would be that LeBron is playing so many minutes right now,” Green added, pointing out LeBron’s 38.1 minutes per game—the highest in the NBA this season. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A staunch believer of “Father Time,” Green acknowledged LeBron’s freakish talents, but claimed that everyone slows down at some point.“Yeah, he’s superhuman but eventually his superhuman powers go away, so that would be more of my concern if I’m a Cavs fan or somebody with the Cavs or a player, is like ‘Man, he’s been playing a lot of 40 minute (nights) and it’s only Nov. 12.’ But I wouldn’t be pressing the panic button just yet,” he said.James is about to turn 33 next month but continues to put the entire Cavs team on his shoulders each game.Green also addressed the Cavs’ recent roster woes, which he attributes to LeBron’s extended minutes on the floor.“I don’t know who it is. But at the end of the day, if he’s doing it, he’s doing it for a reason,” Green said.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Drama, the long ball center of early season NBA intrigue

first_imgFILE – In this Nov. 12, 2018, file photo, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, right, reacts as he fouls out of the game while forward Draymond Green, left, and guard Andre Iguodala stand nearby during overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 121-116. Green’s public outburst at Durant during the Warriors’ loss on Nov. 12 lingers. Now there is tension on a team that has managed to remain mostly drama-free during its run. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)There has been some early tinkering to lineups, a few hiccups and lots of drama to start the NBA season.None of the league’s final four teams from last season — Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Golden State — look like locks to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy this time.ADVERTISEMENT The addition of Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets’ roster produced more thorns than fruit, and now he is out.In Boston, the Celtics are having early trouble trying to figure out how best to use their overflowing mix of young and veteran talent following the return of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward from injuries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAnd Cleveland has gotten off to a predictable slow start to the post-LeBron James’ era, but few expected the total collapse by the Cavaliers.However, there is no drama like championship drama and the defending champion Warriors suddenly look more like the cast of a reality series than a harmonious lineup rolling along and vying for a third straight championship. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Regardless if I miss, if I have off-games where I don’t shoot as well, they just tell me” to keep shooting, Lopez said.Other veteran big men around the league are hearing similar refrains.THE WEEK AHEAD— San Antonio at New Orleans, Monday: DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points and 12 rebounds during the Spurs’ win in San Antonio earlier this month. The Pelicans look to return the favor after recovering nicely from a six-game losing skid.— Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland, Wednesday: In a pre-Turkey Day appetizer, LeBron James returns to face Cleveland for the first time this season following his free agency departure to L.A.— New Orleans at Philadelphia, Wednesday: The Pelicans get their first crack at the new-look 76ers following their acquisition of Jimmy Butler.— Portland at Golden State, Friday: The Warriors get a look at one of their chief challengers in the West when they meet the Blazers for the first time this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Draymond’s Green public outburst at Kevin Durant during the Warriors’ overtime loss to the Clippers on Nov. 12 lingers. Now there is tension on a team that has managed to remain mostly drama-free during its run. Durant’s impending free agency, Green’s lack of an apology, and Steph Curry’s injury has opened a window for teams.Some of the NBA’s most recent mini-dynasties have dissipated because of infighting.Squabbling between Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls management at least contributed to their decline after Jordan’s second three-peat and subsequent second retirement in 1999. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal couldn’t coexist long enough to extend the Los Angeles Lakers’ run of three straight titles from 2000 to 2002.Green has vowed the Warriors will still be there in the end.That remains to be seen.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Even in Year 16, LeBron James refusing to slow down 3s COMPANYLittle guys doing work outside and big men camped out close to the basket is an old-school approach to basketball that’s starting to look as old as James Naismith’s original peach baskets.The NBA needs to send out thank-you cards to the ABA.Everyone digs the long ball.Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the 3-point shot in the league. Over those four decades it’s gone from being one of the handful of innovations carried over from the ABA to a necessity for any player — from guards to 7-footers — wanting to have longevity in the league.During the 2012-13 season, 33 NBA players listed at 6-foot-8 or taller averaged at least one 3-point attempt. That number grew to 124 last season.The 2018-19 season is barely two months old, but two teams (Boston and Golden State) have already logged 24 made 3-pointers in a game. The record of 25 was set late last season by Cleveland.And in case anyone needed a reminder of the shot’s increased popularity, look no further than Milwaukee’s Brook Lopez. He became the third 7-footer in NBA history to hit eight 3-pointers in a game when he did it against Denver last week.“You see the way the game’s trending, it’s definitely moving in that direction,” Lopez said. “I’m just trying to be professional, do my job, try to get my work in. I want to be as good as I can in every possible area of the game.”Lopez said Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has been supportive of him stepping out beyond the arc.last_img read more

Northern Vac Walking Track closed today and tomorrow

first_imgThe track will be closed to the public all today, March 26, as well as Wednesday, March 27.Regular walking track hours will resume on March 28.- Advertisement –last_img

Christmas tree collection set for the New Year

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — In exchange for a $500 donation from the City, four community groups will pick up any natural Christmas trees, with decorations removed, placed at the curb within city limits on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 — between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.The City says pick-up service is weather dependent, and in the event there are severe weather conditions, the pick-up could be postponed until January 16th.North Peace Secondary School’s Grad Fest & Prom Committee, Scouts Canada and the Northern Dance Theatre Society will each take a corner of the city and spend the day collecting old trees.- Advertisement -The trees will be dropped off at the old Visitor Centre site, on the corner of 100 street and 96 avenue, where the City will take them to be processed by means of being chipped and composted.VRE Tree Removal will be taking care of tree chipping. Trees can also be directly taken to the drop off site up until Jan. 29, 2016.last_img read more

Doig River First Nations donates $2,500 to Salvation Army Hamper Program

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Doig River First Nations Chief Trevor Makadahay and Council made a cheque presentation on Monday, December 2, to the Fort St. John Salvation Army. – Advertisement -To date, the Salvation Army has 221 hamper applications and are working hard to create the hampers before the December 19 give-away date. Through a partnership between the Salvation Army and Doig River, Eggie says this donation will pay for about 30 percent of the overall hamper expenses. According to Executive Director of the Salvation Army Northern Centre of Hope, Cameron Eggie, this is the second year that Doig River has stepped up to make a $2,500 contribution towards the Salvation Army’s Hamper Program. Donations can be dropped off at the Community & Family Services office, at 10116 100 Avenue, or at Christmas Central located in the Totem Mall.last_img read more

Lambert extends contract as Aston Villa manager

first_img Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert Paul Lambert has extended his contract as Aston Villa manager until June 2018.The Scottish boss has endured two tough seasons in charge at Villa Park since joining from Norwich in 2012, with the side securing two 15th place finishes to the Premier League.But the side have enjoyed a brilliant start to the new campaign, securing three wins and a draw in their four games so far, with Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Liverpool lifting them into second, just two points below table topping Chelsea.“I’m delighted to have the support of our chairman, Randy Lerner, and Tom Fox, our new chief exec, and I’m determined that we continue building the club to where we all want it to be,” Lambert told the club’s official website.“This is a massive football club, a fantastic football club. I knew the first two years would be tough but we’ve made progress and now we’re beginning to see the benefits of all of that hard work.“We’re in a much healthier position on and off the pitch and, with a continued sensible approach, we believe we’re on the right road to build upon the strong start we’ve made this season in the Barclays Premier League.“The bar had to be raised, everyone has stepped up and there will be continued improvement.“We can look to the future with real optimism and a determination to make this season successful, and the seasons that follow.“On a personal note I’d like to express my thanks to the chairman for his continued support and to the fans who have been really supportive towards myself, the staff and, most importantly, the team.”Villa chief executive Fox said Lambert had established a strong platform on which the club intends to continue building.“I am delighted that we have extended manager Paul Lambert’s contract to the end of the 2017-18 season,” Fox said.“Paul and Randy had been in discussions regarding this move when I came on board and we concluded our agreement last week.“We have a long-term vision for Villa and Paul is completely integrated into our plan to manage the club carefully and ambitiously back to a position in the Barclays Premier League appropriate to our history and collective expectations.” 1last_img read more

Serani, Boys Town progress to Copa Semis

first_imgGatamaiyu handed themselves an outside chance after beating Goseta 2-1 and will thus face off with Koyonzo in their final group match on Thursday, each side facing a must win situation.Dagoretti also progressed to the semi finals after beating Agoro Sare 2-0 and will progress alongside Boys Town from Group B. The two meet on Thursday to decide the group winner.Serani meanwhile made history progressing to the semis for the first time ever and were rewarded for their game management after using their only good scoring chance in the first half.Mohammed Sufii scored his second goal in as many matches nudging the ball over the line after Koyonzo struggled to clear a cross from Mohammed Ahmed.It was Serani’s only chance at goal in the entire half and Koyonzo were punished for failing to use their chances. In the third minute, Noah Ouma struck a shot on the volley from the left but the effort went over while in the eight minute, the Serani keeper tipped over Clinton Obonyo’s freekick.Ouma had a freekick cleared off the line minutes later as Koyonzo piled the pressure.Sufii missed a glorious chance to double his tally just after scoring but he blasted a shot over with only the keeper to beat after he had spilled a shot from Juma Mwinyikai.In the second half, Serani played on the back foot defending in numbers as Koyonzo piled the pressure. Tempers flared time and again, but Serani managed to hold on to the final whistle.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Serani defender Suleiman Samir eases past a Koyonzo defender during their East Africa School Games meeting in Kisumu. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKISUMU, Kenya, Jul 31 – Mombasa’s Serani Boys and Garissa’s Boys Town High School progressed to their first ever Copa Coca-Cola semi-finals after winning their second group matches on Wednesday with a game to spare.While Serani saw off a nervy 1-0 victory over Koyonzo, Boys Town were in destructive form, hitting Machakos Boys 6-1, both matches played at the Kisumu Polytechnic.last_img read more

COLÁISTE AILIGH STUDENTS FLY TO ST LOUIS ON THREE-WEEK DREAM TRIP

first_imgTWELVE lucky Coláiste Ailigh Transition Year students are off to St Louis for three weeks as part of an exchange program with four private high schools.The programme is in its eleventh year.The six girls will be split between Villa Duchesne and St Joseph’s Academy whilst the boys will attend Priory College and Desmet High school. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the students and one of the main highlights of their transition Year program.The exchange program is jointly organised by Coláiste Ailigh and the Donegal Friends of St Louis who have been promoting economic, cultural, tourist and educational links between the two counties since 1992.The students will be accompanied on their outward journey by Príomhoide na scoile , Micheál Ó Giobúin.This years lucky participants are: ó clé: Conchúr Ó Luádhóg, Amy Ní Cheallacháin, Jenni Ní Chnaimhsí, Micheál Mac Suibhne, Eoin Mac Gaoithin, Sean Mac an Ultaigh, Aileen Nic Phaidin, Altan Ní Mhurchú, Niamh Ní Riain, Jordan De Barra, Ruairí Ó Buaidhe, Aoibhinn Ní Mhuireadhaigh.  COLÁISTE AILIGH STUDENTS FLY TO ST LOUIS ON THREE-WEEK DREAM TRIP was last modified: March 30th, 2016 by John2Share 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:Colaiste AilighSt Louislast_img read more