CAF Confederation Cup: Rangers assure win over Pyramid FC in Enugu

first_imgRelatedPosts Cleric urges Christians to avoid ill-gotten wealth to attain greatness in life It’s unfair to discuss 2023 election now, opposition tells Enugu PDP After 13 years of enmity, Enugu ex-Governors in closed door meeting Rangers International FC of Enugu has assured its supporters of a convincing win over their CAF Confederation Cup opponents, Pyramid FC of Egypt on Sunday.Rangers will trade tackles with Pyramid FC of Egypt in the first match of the group stage of the ongoing Confederation Cup in Enugu.The club’s Media Officer, Norbert Okolie, gave the assurance while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Enugu.“We are well prepared for the Sunday match and I know that people will be apprehensive of our preparedness.“Rangers is at the top of the game and as I speak to you, we have had a couple of training under the new technical adviser, Salisu Yusuf.“I am sure that the players are quickly getting acquainted with the coach’s new tactics.“The coach made it clear on his first day in training that football is a simple business and that he is going to introduce one or two tactics,” he said.Okolie said that his discussion with the players after their training on Thursday showed that they were already in one page with the technical crew’s tactics.“My discussion with some players on Thursday showed that they find the coach tactics easy and simply to apply.“The players assured me that they are going to do everything the coach instructs them so that, they will get out of the precarious situation the club has found itself in.“As for me, the management, the technical crew and the players have nothing to fear about the visiting Egyptian team.“I urge our supporters to come out en masse to cheer our darling club to victory over Pyramid as the players are ready to put smiles on their faces,” Okolie assured.NAN reports that Rangers is pitted alongside Pyramid, Al Masary Soccer Club of Egypt and Nouadhibou FC of Mauritania in Group A.Tags: CAF Confederation CupEnugu StatePyramid FCRangers FClast_img read more

Warnock fined for referee comments

first_img Press Association Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has been fined £9,000 by the Football Association following post-match comments about referee Craig Pawson after the 2-1 home Barclays Premier League defeat by Chelsea on October 18. A statement from the FA read: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today [Wednesday 5 November 2014], Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has been find £9,000 for misconduct in relation to post-match media comments. “Warnock was charged following media comments he made after the game against Chelsea on 18 October 2014 which The FA alleged implied the match referee was motivated by bias; and/or brought the game into disrepute. “The charge, which Warnock denied at a personal hearing, was found proven and he was also warned as to his future conduct.” Speaking ahead of Palace’s match against Sunderland, Warnock accepted he would have to change the way he handled himself in the media. ”I don’t think I can change the way things are. I have to change myself,” said Warnock, who would go on to lament some decisions he felt went against his side in the subsequent defeat by the Black Cats on Monday night. ”At the moment I have to change to adhere to instructions that are currently with the Premier League. Whether that is detrimental to the press or not, I don’t know, but I have to change – they are not going to change for me.” center_img The Eagles boss, 65, had said referee Craig Pawson was ”influenced” by Chelsea players in the decision to send off Damien Delaney for a second yellow card. Warnock denied the charge and had requested a personal hearing, which was held on Wednesday. last_img read more

Toscanini tunes up for seasonal bow

first_imgToscanini already has Royal Ascot on his agenda as prepares for his seasonal return in the Brews Hill Race at Navan. Godolphin’s son of Shamardal drops back in trip to an extended five furlongs and his handler has high hopes. He said: “I’m delighted with him. He has done terrific over the winter and I’m really pleased with him. He’s in great form. “He runs on Sunday, then he’ll go for a Listed race in Naas, and then the Jersey Stakes. He has a very high rating and has mixed in very good company.” Qatar Racing pitch in Ainippe and Beach Belle against Toscanini, while the Aidan O’Brien-trained Father Frost caught the eye when making a winning bow in a Cork maiden last month. Halford and jockey Shane Foley have another one of their high-profile performers in action as Russian Soul tackles the Handicap. This valuable prize will not be easily won, with many of the 16 participants holding claims. However, Russian Soul has the touch of class that could see him defy his 10st 5lb burden. Forgotten Rules’ half-brother Time To Inspire will have plenty of supporters in the Excelebration Maiden and he still holds an entry in the Investec Derby. Last month’s course and distance victor Curvy will try to repeat the dose in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap The concluding Pour Moi EBF Maiden features a handful of newcomers but Jinsha Lake, second here previously, could be the one to support on this occasion. Press Associationcenter_img Michael Halford’s charge mixed it in good company last year, placing twice at Listed level including in the Chesham at Ascot, as well as in Group Three company. He managed to win a Dundalk maiden, but posted his best effort when signing off with second behind subsequent 2000 Guineas hero Gleneagles in the National Stakes last September. last_img read more

14th Annual Sheriff’s Cup Tourney set this weekend

first_img Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 ELLSWORTH — Basketball attention will shift from high school to middle school this weekend as the 14th annual Hancock County Sheriff’s Cup tournament takes place at four Ellsworth venues.A field of 20 girls’ teams and 16 boys’ teams will open the competition Friday with action on two courts at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School and single courts at Ellsworth High School and the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA.Each team will play a minimum of three games in pool play with winners advancing to Sunday’s single elimination playoffs, which begin at 8 a.m. at each venue and will culminate in boys’ and girls’ championship contests.The tournament is a fund-raiser for the Sheriff’s Charities Fund and usually raises several thousands of dollars for causes supported by the fund.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFollowing are Friday and Saturday pool play schedules:High School Gym Friday4 p.m. (girls) Caravel 7/8 vs. Blue Hill Eagles; 5:15 (girls) Ellsworth DEFY vs. Ellsworth; 6:30 (boys) DEFY 2 vs. Presque Isle; 7:45 (boys) Hermon vs. DEFY 1.EEMS Upper Gym Friday4 p.m. (girls) MDI A vs. AOS 94; 5:15 (boys) Bangor 7/8 vs. MDI B; 6:30 (boys) Hampden vs. MDI A; 7:45 (girls) Houlton vs. SAD 37.EEMS Lower Gym Friday4 p.m. (girls) Orland Rec. vs. Junior Tigers; 5:15 (boys) Belfast vs. Coastal; 6:30 (boys) Nokomis vs. SAD 37; 7:45 (girls) MDI B vs. Central Aroostook.DEFY Gym Friday4 p.m. (girls) Patriots vs. Orrington; 5:15 (boys) Patriots vs. Gardiner; 6:30 (girls) Nokomis vs. Glenburn; 7;45 (boys) Glenburn Chargers vs. Warriors.High School Gym Saturday8 a.m. (girls) Presque Isle vs. Lincoln Titans; 9:15 (girls) Orrington vs. Central Aroostook; 10:30 (boys) DEFY 1 vs. MDI A; 121:45 (boys) Nokomis vs. Coastal; 1 p.m. (girls) Brewer 8 vs. AOS 94; 2:15 (girls) MDI B vs. Glenburn; 3:30 (boys) Coastal vs. SAD 37; 4:45 (girls) DEFY vs. Orland Rec.; 6:00 (girls) Nokomis vs. Houlton; 7:15 (girls) MDI YMCA vs. Presque Isle.EEMS Upper Gym Saturday8 a.m. (girls) Brewer 8 vs. MDI YMCA; 9:15 (girls) DEFY vs. Junior Tigers; 10:30 (girls) Patriots vs. Orland Rec.; 11:45 (girls) Houlton vs. Ellsworth; 1 p.m. (boys) Gardiner vs. MDI B; 2:15 (girls) Orrington vs. Junior Tigers; 3:30 (boys) DEFY 1 vs. Hampden; 4:45 (boys) Hermon vs. MDI A; 6:00 (girls) Central Aroostook vs. Lincoln Titans; 7:15 (girls) Brewer 8 vs. MDI A.EEMS Lower Gym Saturday8 a.m. (girls) Caravel vs. Nokomis; 9:15 (girls) MDI A vs. Blue Hill Eagles; 10:30 (boys) Bangor 7/8 vs. Patriots; 11:45 (girls) Presque Isle vs. MDI B; 1 p.m. (boys) Glenburn vs. DEFY 2; 2:15 (girls) Ellsworth vs. SAD 37; 3:30 (girls) Patriots vs. Blue Hill Eagles; 4:45 (boys) Nokomis vs. Belfast; 6:00 (boys) Presque Isle vs. Glenburn.DEFY Gym Saturday8 a.m. (boys) SAD 37 vs. Belfast; 9:15 (girls) Glenburn vs. SAD 37; 10:30 (boys) Hermon vs. Hampden; 11:45 (girls) MDI YMCA vs. Lincoln Titans; 1 p.m. ((boys) Presque Isle vs. Warriors; 2:15 (girls) Caravel vs. AOS 94; 3:30 (boys) MDI B vs. Patriots; 4:45 (boys) DEFY 2 vs. Warriors; 6:00 (boys) Bangor 7/8 vs. Gardiner.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017center_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Bio Latest Postslast_img read more

It Was A Lovely Gesture From Virat Kohli: Steve Smith

first_imgLondon: India skipper Virat Kohli had stopped Indian fans from booing former Australia skipper Steve Smith during their World Cup encounter in London on June 9. Pointing towards the fans, Virat Kohli had asked them to show respect to Smith and the Australian has said that it was a lovely gesture from the Indian captain.“It was a lovely gesture by Virat. It doesn’t really bother me what the crowds do to be perfectly honest. I am just blocking it all out but it was a lovely gesture from him” Steve Smith told reporters after Australia’s victory against Sri Lanka.Speaking about it in the post-match press conference, Kohli apologised to Steve Smith on behalf of the Indian crowd.“Just because there are so many Indian fans here, I just didn’t want them to set a bad example, to be honest, because he didn’t do anything to be booed in my opinion,” the 30-year-old said.“He’s just playing cricket. He was just standing there, and I felt bad because if I was in a position where something had happened with me and I had apologised, I accepted it and I came back and still I would get booed, I wouldn’t like it, either.“So I just felt for him, and I told him, I’m sorry on behalf of the crowd because I’ve seen that happen in a few earlier games, as well, and in my opinion that’s not acceptable,” he added.Smith and David Warner have been repeatedly heckled on the field since their return to the Australian team following their one-year bans over the Newlands ball-tampering incident.However, Kohli said he felt for Smith in his current circumstance. “Look, I think what’s happened has happened like long back, the guy is back, he’s trying to play well for his side. Even in the IPL I saw him, it’s not good to see someone down like that, to be honest. We’ve had issues in the past. We’ve had a few arguments on the field. But you don’t want to see a guy feeling that heat every time he goes out to play.“What’s happened has happened. Everyone has known that. He’s come back. He’s worked hard. He’s playing well for his side now,” he added. IANS Also Read: “So Easy To Love”, Says Anushka Sharma On Virat Kohli’s Kind Gesture For Steve Smithlast_img read more

Food, Inc. challenged student food beliefs

first_imgAccording to Food, Inc., the 2008 documentary film about corporate farming, we are all walking Doritos with limbs, fed primarily by big evil corporations.These big corporations were the main topic of Wednesday night’s discussion between best-selling authors Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan, held at Bovard Auditorium moderated by KCRW’s Good Food radio host Evan Kleiman.Monopolies · Michael Pollan (left) and Eric Schlosser discussed the control of big companies over the meat-packing industry, as well as how the public can take the power over food from the government. – Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan “The power of big corporations like ConAgra, Monsanto and Walmart is incredible,” Schlosser said. “They are the ones pulling all the strings behind the government and the food we eat.”Both Schlosser and Pollan are active figures in issues pertaining to food sustainability and industries. They did years of investigative work on food politics and production, exposing the government’s role in unsanitary and discriminatory farm practices through detailed, no-holds-barred books that shocked the country.Pollan’s In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto won the James Beard Award and Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation stayed at the New York Times’s best-sellers list for two years.Meanwhile, Kleiman is founder of the Slow Food Chapter in Los Angeles and also serves in the Stewardship Council of Roots of Change, both which are organizations promoting a sustainable food system.Debating Walmart’s recent five-year plan to repackage its food to include lower amounts of unhealthy salts, fats and sugars, both Schlosser and Pollan were hopeful, but critical.“Walmart is the biggest grocery store that feeds 40 percent of America,” Pollan said. “I think if they figure out how to [offer healthier products] profitably, there can be significant changes.”Scholosser offered a more cynical view.“The real problem, however, is still that there shouldn’t be any companies that powerful,” Schlosser said. “Ultimately it’s about unchecked power, and how corruptive it is.”According to Pollan and Schlosser, the idyllic days of local farmers and happy cow pastures are over. The food industry has changed drastically. Farms are getting bigger and producing more, but according to Schlosser and Pollan, these “specialty crops” subsidized by the government never actually enter the consumer’s mouth.“Over 75 percent that [the farmers] produce is fed to livestock,” Pollan said. “The remainder is turned into ethanol to feed our cars. Even so, 50 percent of food grown for humans is thrown away, uneaten.”Because of America’s deeply complicated food politics, Pollan and Schlosser said the public is often misinformed about what they eat.Pollan’s deceivingly simple food motto, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants,” trails into more intense debates from the inaccessibility of expensive organic and health products for the vast majority of America to the obscure yet prominent lobbying and power food farming corporations have over politics.Parisa Rezvani, a graduate student studying visual anthropology, said she found the discussion to be interesting.“I hope this talk can accurately inform students because food politics is often confusing and there’s a lot of misinformation,” Rezvani said.Meanwhile, Michael Zarky, 64,  who has been vegetarian for 44 years, said he thinks people need to be more wise with their spending.“The food movement is mostly for the upper-middle class only,” Zarky said. “People need to stop spending money on stupid things and support local farmers.”last_img read more

ACC, Pinstripe Bowl ink 6-year deal

first_img Published on June 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+ Officials from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Pinstripe Bowl agreed to a six-year deal for an ACC team to play a Big 10 team in the bowl game each season, starting in 2014, according to ESPN.The bowl announced an eight-year deal with the Big 10 in May.Beginning with the 2014 season, Pinstripe Bowl officials will choose among the ACC’s No. 3-No. 6 teams against the Belk, Sun, Gator or Music City bowls, according to ESPN’s sources.This year’s Pinstripe Bowl will be between a Big 12 and American Athletic Conference — formerly known as the Big East — team.The ACC’s bowl lineup is expected to include another game against a Big 10 school, with one being played in Detroit, ESPN reported in May.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse played in and won two of the last three Pinstripe Bowls. The Orange begins its quest for its first set of back-to-back bowl appearances since 1999 when SU opens its season against Penn State on Aug. 31 at 3:30 p.m. in MetLife Stadium. Commentslast_img read more

Kaufman dancers star in global television commercial

first_imgSet against a dimming pink sunset, 15 dancers from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance showed off their moves while clothed in sequins to match the Los Angeles skyline. The students, all dance majors, performed at Griffith Observatory in January before an audience of cameras while filming a 60-second Discover Los Angeles commercial.The ad premiered on Super Bowl Sunday and aired during the Grammy Awards. Later this month, it will run globally in Mexico and the United Kingdom and later in the year in other countries such as Australia and China. Many dancers said they benefited greatly from the experience because they were directly placed in the show business world of lights, camera and action. “The experience was really eye-opening, and my perception of what it’s like to do commercial work really shifted,” sophomore Brianna Mims said to USC News. “I never understood the amount of work that goes into the one-minute commercials I see on TV until this experience.”The dancers said that the experience was different from many other dancing opportunities. Rather than performing on stage, they were performing for the camera — but sophomore Mark Daftari said that the two were actually more similar than most people think. “Dancing for the camera makes you feel like you’re dancing on stage because there is an audience, but it’s technically the camera,” Daftari said. Daftari also said that the camera adds a new component for the dancers; they are able to develop a new ability for transferring performance elements from stage to screen. He said he gained new insight about how to avoid losing the dancers’ stage presence while in front of the camera.“When dancing on stage, you have to make sure you are expansive and have elongating movements just so everyone can see you,” Daftari said. “While dancing on camera, you have to be more focused on being very detailed because the close-up shots are more revealing of your technique and emotions. Of course these are things to be wary of while on stage as well, but a camera adds an intimacy factor to you and the audience when it’s so close by.” Kaufman Vice Dean Jodie Gates designed the choreography for the commercial. According to Gates, the movement was based in contemporary and lyrical styles of dance. “The shoot at Griffith Observatory was massive and sophisticated,” Gates said to USC News. “The lighting equipment, drones and extensive staff made for an extraordinary experience.”Sophomore Juan Miguel Posada worked as Gates’ assistant, helping her choreograph and work out the logistics of the commercial. As the choreographer’s assistant, Posada said he was able to see a different side of the commercial world. He helped organize rehearsals, contact agents, perfect the dancers’ technique and design the costumes. “It was a good experience of what it’s like to work in the show business world,” Posada said. “It serves as a sneak peek to what the dancers want to be doing in their future careers. I got to see the behind-the-scenes of what the commercial world is like and so much goes into it to making it happen.”last_img read more

Syracuse football struggles defending 3rd downs in 35-20 loss to N.C. State

first_img Published on November 12, 2016 at 7:52 pm Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonati SU tried a number of strategies against N.C. State, including overloading the offensive line with blitzers on third down and changing personnel. The changes worked initially — SU held the Wolfpack to just 4-of-11 on third down at one point — but broke down late in the game.“Fifty percent, that’s a big number, that’s a big number,” Babers said. “And that’s going to continue drives, that’s going to give them a lot more plays and that’s going to give them a lot more time of possession.”On North Carolina State’s first drive, the Wolfpack gained at least eight yards on its first five plays, driving 43 yards to the Syracuse 35. On second and 2 from SU’s 27, Josh Black and Zaire Franklin stopped Dayes for a 2-yard loss. Then safety Kielan Whitner jumped on a North Carolina State wide receiver and tipped Finley’s pass away.For third down, Syracuse trotted out De’Jon Wilson and Kendall Coleman at both defensive end spots and paired Josh Black and Chris Slayton at the defensive tackle spots. Franklin and linebacker Parris Bennett walked to the line of scrimmage. In all, Syracuse showed a six-man blitz.The Wolfpack kept its five offensive linemen to block and sent its running back on a swing route. Wilson pass rushed for two steps to pull the right tackle’s attention and then left to cover the running back. That left four offensive linemen to cover five defensive players.Coleman rushed unblocked and sacked Finley. He got up from the sack and pointed at defensive line coach Vinson Reynolds. Babers said SU brought extra pressure because it forced the Wolfpack into third-and-long plays. SU pushed N.C. State into 10 third downs of 5 or more yards and five of 10 or more yards.Jessica Sheldon | Photo Editor“We realized they had a max protection formation,” Coleman said, “so we tried to bring more guys to even that out.”“I thought we matched up extremely well with this football team,” Babers said. “So we didn’t just want to play coverage all the time.”That only worked until midway through the third quarter. On one drive N.C. State converted four third downs of 4, 6, 5 and 12 yards. The Wolfpack picked up 49 yards on those four third downs, which accounted for all but 37 yards on the drive. On N.C. State’s non-third downs, it picked up 3.7 yards per play as opposed to the 12.25 yards per play on third down.Finley and N.C. State moved down the field in 7 minutes, 34 seconds. On its final third down conversion, Wolfpack tight end Jaylen Samuels caught the ball well short of the first-down marker. But he stiff-armed linebacker Parris Bennet, outran defensive back Scoop Bradshaw to the sideline and cut up to pick up 18 yards.Two plays later, Dayes scored again, widening N.C. State’s lead to eight points and distancing itself from SU for good.“We have been been really good on third down and in the red zone,” safety Rodney Williams said, “so when it’s something we really pride ourselves on, it’s tough when we give it up.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img North Carolina State running back Matthew Dayes had beat Zaire Franklin down the left sideline. Ryan Finley’s throw dropped right in front of Franklin because the linebacker failed to turn around. He placed one hand on Dayes, minimal contact on the coverage.The running back dropped the ball as he fell out of bounds. For the second time in two drives, Syracuse would have found a way to get off the field on a fourth down in its own territory. Except the referee drew the flag from his pocket. He called Franklin for a pass interference because the linebacker failed to turn around on the coverage.“I thought I played through the hands, I should have gotten my eyes back,” Franklin said.“I could have played it way better,” Franklin added later. “I look at the penalty as a consequence of me not sticking to my fundamentals.Instead of getting off the field, SU allowed Dayes to rush for a touchdown three plays later. The score tied the game at seven and began the Orange’s (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) inability to usher its defense off the field. N.C. State (5-5, 2-4) punted just four times, converted 10-of-18 (55.6 percent conversion rate) times on third down and converted on one of its two fourth downs. The Wolfpack held the ball for 41 minutes, 18 seconds of the game, good for 68.8 percent of the clock. NCSU won Saturday’s contest in the Carrier Dome, 35-20.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMORE COVERAGE:Eric Dungey ‘probably doubtful’ against Florida StateSyracuse is down to its last strike after loss to N.C. StateGallery: The best sights from SU’s loss to the Wolfpacklast_img read more

SU hires Brandon DeNoyer as assistant coach specializing with goalkeepers

first_img Published on July 8, 2020 at 11:57 am Contact Gaurav: The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Syracuse women’s soccer has hired Brandon DeNoyer as an assistant coach specializing with goalkeepers. DeNoyer joins head coach Nicky Adams and assistant coach Kelly Madsen on the Orange’s coaching staff, both entering only their second season with SU.“I am very excited to have Brandon join our Syracuse Soccer Family,” Adams said in a press release. “Brandon brings great knowledge and experience to our program and will specialize in working with our goalkeepers.”A native of Scotia, New York, DeNoyer has coached at SUNY Old Westbury, Siena, Mississippi State and Richmond, most recently. In his coaching career, DeNoyer has helped goalkeepers earn All-America honors and a conference Goalkeeper of the Year award.With the Spiders, DeNoyer helped their goalkeepers record a combined five shutouts, a 1.46 goals-against average and a .771 save percentage. All five shutouts helped Richmond improve from just two wins in 2018 to seven in 2019.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange will be hoping for a similar boost in DeNoyer’s first season. Goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx enters her senior season after starting all 16 games last season and leading the Atlantic Coast Conference with 96 saves, though Syracuse finished with only three wins. “I am extremely excited that I have the opportunity to join such a hardworking and experienced staff,” DeNoyer said in the release. “I really appreciate Nicky for believing in me and allowing me to assist her in working with such a talented group of women. I am very proud to be a part of Syracuse University and can’t wait to get to work.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more