Former Barcelona goalkeeper out of hospital after coronavirus scare

first_imgFormer Barcelona goalkeeper Rustu Recber has been discharged from hospital after having coronavirus. Rustu RecberAdvertisement Read Also: West Ham target Barcelona forward Martin BraithwaiteThe information about Recber being discharged first came from CNN Turkey before the former goalkeeper’s wife, Isil, confirmed this with a post on Instagram.“After a tough 11-day process, my husband has been discharged,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself and Recber.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Celebrities Who Look Older Than They Really ArePretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends Loading… Isil Recber reported on March 28 that her husband had been admitted to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, and last Thursday she said that the 46-year-old was evolving “in a stable manner”.last_img read more

2017 Ripley County Lilly Scholar named

first_imgRIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — Paul Ritter, a Senior at Batesville High School, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Ripley County Foundation Lilly Endowment Scholarship.Ritter will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice, and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.Ritter is the son of Jade and Elizabeth Ritter of Batesville and plans to major in actuarial science and/or business administration.There were 85 applicants for the award in Ripley County.4 other students were named finalists and will receive a $2,000 scholarship:Jacob Dodge, Jac-Cen-Del High SchoolMary Margaret Glaser, Oldenburg AcademyCaleb Moster, Batesville High SchoolJosie Wesseler, Oldenburg Academylast_img read more

Bulldogs Wrestling Season Wrap-Up

first_imgAfter placing 4th last week in the Richmond regionals, Batesville high school senior Michael Deal traveled to New Castle for the 2017 semi-state wrestling tournament.Deal faced off against undefeated senior Alec White of New Palestine.  White, a top ranked wrestler in the state, managed a quick takedown in the first period before a scramble moved them out of bounds.  Once the restart began Deal worked for the escape but could not find the right combination and eventually lost by pin to White.This loss ended Deal’s season but not before capturing over 90 wins in his high school career.The BHS wrestling team consisted of five seniors this year that led the team to 6 team victories this year.  The seniors include: Michael Deal (126 lbs), Nick Schneider (145 lbs) , Xavier King (145 lbs), Chris Schene (152 lbs), and Jon Kurtz (220 lbs).The senior class was backed by Juniors Dallas Lamping (132 lbs), Jackson Wooldridge (138 lbs), and Drew McLeod (160 lbs) all contributing to the success of the team.Following our Juniors  include our Sophomore class of Jon Vincent (138 lbs) and Abram Garcia (182 lbs) both representing the bulldogs well.The final members of our team is made up of eleven freshman which stepped up in many of our varsity matches to help us finish a great season.  These freshman include: Caleb Bischoff-Niese (106 lbs), JT Linkel (132 lbs), Jonah Chase (132 lbs), Mason Green (132 lbs),  Ethan Meyer (145 lbs), Conner Batchelor (145 lbs), Nick Nobbe (145 lbs), Malachi Kirbi (145 lbs), Axel Garcia (170 lbs), Drew Garbarini (195 lbs), and Max Foutch (285 lbs).A special thanks to our team manager Mitchell Thomas and coaches Curtis Miller and Josh Chase.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

Suarez wants to make Barca pay

first_imgLuis Suarez is reportedly determined to ‘punish’ Barcelona for pushing him out, but that could in turn delay his transfer to Juventus, opening up the Edinson Cavani option. According to Sky Sport Italia and, the Uruguay international is furious at being shoved aside by new coach Ronald Koeman, who it’s rumoured told him to find a new club during a 90-second telephone conversation. He still has a year left on his contract, with an option to extend by another season, so wants to make the Blaugrana pay every penny. Juve would rather he just break away by negotiating a termination by mutual consent and begin pre-season training with his new club as soon as possible. The longer the situation drags on, the more likely it is the Bianconeri will look at other alternatives.Advertisement Loading… There’s no shortage of them, from Roma veteran Edin Dzeko to Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik, but above all now free agent Edinson Cavani. read also:Edinson Cavani claims he would be happy at Benfica Born just a month apart from Suarez and with similar wage demands – €10m per season plus bonuses – Cavani already knows Serie A and has an Italian passport. The former Palermo, Napoli and PSG hitman would also be available immediately. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemEveryone Was Stunned To See How Little Anakin Looks TodayThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeFascinating Ceilings From Different Countries20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Aug. 6

first_imgIMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 794; 2. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 793; 3. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 789; 4. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 788; 5. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 787; 6. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 781; 7. Brandon Nielsen, Spen­cer, Iowa, 778; 8. Jason Duggins, Farmington, N.M., 774; 9. Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn., 765; 10. Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 757; 11. Jason Fusselman, Avoca, Iowa, 754; 12. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 744; 13. Solomon Bennett, Minburn, Iowa, 732; 14. Brett Vanous, Quasqueton, Iowa, 721; 15. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 718; 16. Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley, Iowa, 707; 17. Mike Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 704; 18. Josh Sidles, Emmetsburg, Iowa, 703; 19. Brady J. Bencken, Oakley, Kan., and Miciah Hidlebaugh, Adel, Iowa, both 687.  IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 776; 2. Logan Duffy, Independ­ence, Iowa, 753; 3. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 708; 4. Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., 701; 5. Mitch Manternach, Dyersville, Iowa, 669; 6. Colton Leal, Dubuque, Iowa, 625; 7. Andy Nezworski, Buf­falo, Iowa, 623; 8. Zachary Zentner, Cedar Rapids, Neb., 611; 9. Jacob Waterman, Colona, Ill., 599; 10. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 597; 11. Jim Johnson, Plainview, Neb., 590; 12. Rob­ert Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., 585; 13. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, 580; 14. Chase Osborne, Battle Creek, Neb., 571; 15. Alex Banks, Newman Grove, Neb., 569; 16. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 555; 17. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 545; 18. Jon Haase, Plainview, Neb., 492; 19. Jeff A. Aikey, Ce­dar Falls, Iowa, 482; 20. Jill George, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 480.  IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 744; 2. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 676; 3. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 674; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 644; 5. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 636; 6. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., both 573; 8. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 545; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 528; 10. Mitchell Dvorak, Stuart, Neb., 511; 11. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 472; 12. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 469; 13. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 455; 14. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 451; 15. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 430; 16. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 415; 17. J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., 410; 18. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 402; 19. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 392; 20. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 387.  Junior National Champion – 1. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 788; 2. Dallon Murty, Chel­sea, Iowa, 779; 3. Jayden Schmidt, Seymour, Wis., 755; 4. Logan Duffy, Independence, Iowa, 753; 5. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 747; 6. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 720; 7. Cade Rich­ards, Lincoln, Neb., 711; 8. Mike Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 704; 9. Jack Bransom, Bur­leson, Texas, 694; 10. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 678; 11. Jay­den Larson, Mankato, Minn., 669; 12. Jerret Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 668; 13. Blake Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 666; 14. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 659; 15. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., and Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif., both 658; 17. Blake Clark, Joshua, Texas, 648; 18. Jackson Harpole, Farmington, N.M., 599; 19. Ashton Wilkey, Batesville, Ark., and Kenzie Ritter, Keystone, Iowa, both 594. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Michael Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 798; 2. Steffan Carey, Bloomfield, N.M., 789; 3. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 787; 4. Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, Minn., 783; 5. Dal­lon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 779; 6. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 757; 7. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 756; 8. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, and Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., both 755; 10. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 752; 11. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 751; 12. Aus­tin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 744; 13. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 742; 14. Jake Masters, Graettinger, Iowa, 741; 15. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 733; 16. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 731; 17. Dustin Mooney, Forney, Texas, 728; 18. Troy Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 725; 19. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 721; 20. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 711. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Dean Abbey, Boyd, Texas, 797; 2. Da­mon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 742; 3. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 720; 4. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 678; 5. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 668; 6. Dan Day, Farmersville, Texas, 665; 7. Billy J. Gould, Kingwood, Texas, 649; 8. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 648; 9. Jeff Reynolds, Godley, Texas, 640; 10. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 630; 11. Jackson Harpole, Farmington, N.M., 599; 12. Gary Fox, Fort Worth, Texas, 572; 13. James Skinner, Bur­leson, Texas, 553; 14. Tim Ihnen, Cortez, Colo., 513; 15. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., and Tommy Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, both 505; 17. Jason Hubbert, Belton, Texas, 503; 18. Tate Butler, Yu­kon, Okla., 498; 19. Jake Upchurch, Red Oak, Texas, 488; 20. Bradley Poor, Hawley, Texas, 484.center_img Lady Eagle – 1. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 752; 2. Leah Wroten, Independ­ence, Iowa, 711; 3. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 691; 4. Kel­sie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 678; 5. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 668; 6. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 648; 7. Kenzie Ritter, Keystone, Iowa, 594; 8. Torey Fischer, West Fargo, N.D., 574; 9. Brianna Maughlin, Dighton, Kan., 561; 10. Jenna Hagemann, Fort Ripley, Minn., 555; 11. Allison Morris, Taylor, Texas, 496; 12. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 488; 13. Jill George, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 480; 14. Krissy Car­penter, Aztec, N.M., 474; 15. Brook­lynne Kibel, Cortez, Colo., 459; 16. Megan Hatley, Newark, Texas, 457; 17. Han­nah Miller, Phoenix, Ariz., 423; 18. Chelsea Clark, Cortez, Colo., 422; 19. Stephanie Span­gler, Dove Creek, Colo., 395; 20. Shyanne McCulley, Brandon, S.D., 363. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 752; 2. Darwin “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 742; 3. R.J. Esqueda, Granada, Minn., 739; 4. Jaedon Erickson, Welcome, Minn., 729; 5. Tyler Fiebelkorn, Creston, Iowa, 725; 6. Bondy Cannon, Mineral Wells, Texas, 722; 7. Justin Dose, Biscay, Minn., 700; 8. Jack Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 694; 9. Gilbert Aldape, Sioux City, Iowa, 689; 10. Ted Trumbo, Saint Francis, Kan., 633; 11. Caine Mahlberg, Dunlap, Iowa, 619; 12. Greg Kohl, Fort Ripley, Minn., 608; 13. Austin Friedrich, St. James, Minn., 595; 14. Den­nis Cosens, Mentmore, N.M., 573; 15. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 572; 16. Brianna Maughlin, Dighton, Kan., 561; 17. Drake Bohlmeyer, Beatrice, Neb., 557; 18. Jenna Hagemann, Fort Ripley, Minn., 555; 19. Nathan Kohl, Fort Ripley, Minn., 552; 20. Brandon Hartmann, Fairmont, Minn., 541. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 796; 2. Doug Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 794; 3. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., and Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa, both 791; 5. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 769; 6. Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa, Iowa, 766; 7. Jared Boumeester, Waseca, Minn., and Gage Neal, Anamosa, Iowa, both 765; 9. Tyler Soppe, Dubuque, Iowa, 764; 10. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 760; 11. Jayden Schmidt, Seymour, Wis., 755; 12. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, both 746; 14. Rusty Montagne, North Sioux City, S.D., 741; 15. Alec Fett, Algona, Iowa, 740; 16. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., and Colby Fett, Algona, Iowa, both 737; 18. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 729; 19. Jake Sachau, Manning, Iowa, 728; 20. Clay Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 726.  IMCA Modifieds – 1. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 794; 2. Jeff Larson (B1), Freeport, Ill., 793; 3. Tom Berry, Des Moines, Iowa, 792; 4. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 788; 5. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 781; 6. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 778; 7. Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn., and Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., both 770; 9. William Gould, Calera, Okla., and Jeremy Mills, Britt, Iowa, both 767; 11. Jim Thies, Mapleton, Iowa, and Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, both 764; 13. Aa­ron Johnson, Brainerd, Minn., 761; 14. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 759; 15. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 758; 16. Tony Leiker, Gillette, Wy., 755; 17. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 746; 18. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 745; 19. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 744; 20. Nick Meyer, Whitte­more, Iowa, 742.last_img read more

Virat Kohli, Rohit, Dhoni most popular cricketers globally: SEMrush Study

first_imgNEW DELHI: India skipper Virat Kohli’s popularity knows no bounds and once again it has been re-affirmed by a study which has revealed that the 31-year-old is the most popular cricketer in the world. Meanwhile, ‘The Men in Blue’ also topped the chart as far as the most popular cricket team in the world is concerned. According to a SEMrush study, Kohli has searched online an average of 16.2 lakh per month from January to June this year while the Indian cricket team was searched an average of 2.4 lakh times per month in the same time period. Other cricketers among the top-10, as per the study, were Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, George Mackay, Josh Richards, Hardik Pandya, Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Matthews and Shreyas Iyer. From January to June 2020, each cricketer, respectively, was searched an average of 9.7, 9.4, 9.1, 7.1, 6.7, 5.4, 4.1, and 3.4 lakh times. With respect to the cricket teams, India led the chart followed by England, Australia, West Indies, Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Afghanistan, and Zimbabwe. Each cricket team, respectively, was searched .66, .33, .29, .23, .16, .12, .12, .09, .05, .04, and .03 lakh times per month. In addition, cricket followers across the globe were captivated by women cricketers as well. Despite not being in the top-10, Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry were searched 12th and 20th most times, topping big names like Yuvraj Singh and Shikhar Dhawan. “While we are not entirely surprised by the results of our study, we are excited nonetheless. Finding that Virat Kohli is the most searched cricketer, and India, the most searched cricket team is unsurprising, what’s surprising is that women cricketers are being searched more often than a lot of top-rated men,” Fernando Angulo, Head of Communications, SEMrush SEMrush said. “Our study suggests that stereotypes of cricket as a man only sport no longer hold. There is considerable enthusiasm about women cricketers and women playing cricket. In the future, there are likely to be many more women playing cricket, and India, as the most important cricket playing nation is likely to supply many of them,” he added. IANS Also Watch: Nagaon DC’s Surprise Visit At District Hospitallast_img read more

Retiring after living a dream come true

first_img– Guyana’s Nicolette Fernandes ends her pro careerAfter 15 years of touring the world and living out a childhood dream, 34-year-old GuyaneseNicolette FernandesNicolette Fernandes is calling it quits on her years as a professional squash player, though she’s by no means done with squash altogether – at least not just yet.In an exclusive interview with Chronicle Sport just after claiming the National Women’s title at the Digicel Senior Squash Championships last weekend, Fernandes confirmed that she’s hanging up her racquet, metaphorically speaking, as it pertains to performing in the pro series.“I just want a little bit of a break from squash; I’ve been doing it for 15 years as my profession. I’m just taking a break from squash in general,” said Fernandes, who is currently ranked at No. 73 in the WSA June ranking.“I felt like it was the right time. I was at peace with where I was with my life and all I had accomplished and it just felt like the right time.”Nicolette’s scaling back on her squash was evident when she played in the national championships, where her high-end skills saw her participating in both the women’s and men’s categories, not for the first time.She was actually so good at it that in 2010 she became Guyana’s first female to win both the women’s and men’s titles. It was in 2010 that Fernandes was named Sportswoman of the Year in the National Sports Commission (NSC) award, based on her exploits in 2009.Nicolette has been a well-known Guyanese personality throughout her years as a squash player and despite her retirement plans, it was affirmed that she will still be continuing as player, though dropping the bombshell that she will not be looking to represent Guyana at the Senior Caribbean Championships next month.Nicolette Fernandes“Squash has been my profession for the last 15 years, so if I continue to play squash now it’s for the sheer love of it, which I do have. I don’t think I will be representing Guyana at the Caribbean Seniors,” said the five-time Caribbean women’s champion.Fernandes had a career-high World Ranking of 19 (in 2014), had a season high-ranking of No. 34 in February, and since ranking No. 88 in 2009, she has consistently ranked within the top 100 of the Women’s Squash Association (WSA) ranking for the last eight years.It was in 2014 that she hit the peak of her career. It was in October of that year that Fernandes got a World No. 19 ranking; her personal best and a ranking she would maintain for the rest of the year.For most of 2015 she continued in the low to mid 20s in the ranking. As the years rolled on, she unfortunately couldn’t better that no.19 ranking, but not from lack of effort.“The ultimate goal was always to be world number one and be a champion; I didn’t achieve those but man did I try. Nobody could fault my effort. Because of that I have peace, because I put everything into it. Most of the time it was just me going around the world playing, there were a few of my countrymen going around [sometimes], but mostly it was just me,” Fernandes shared.Notwithstanding the demands that the career entailed, for Fernandes it was and always will be a dream come true, living up to being everything she always though it would ever be.“I did something that as a child I always wanted to do. Sometimes you just dream of something as a child and when it comes through you just try to take it all in, and for these 15 years that’s what I did, just try to take it all in and I loved everything about it. Everyday training, competing, and travelling; I loved everything about it. I did miss my family, but that’s natural,” Fernandes said.last_img read more

On the line: Syracuse must beat North Carolina for chance at ACC tournament berth

first_img Published on April 9, 2014 at 10:39 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbb Three Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season matchups remain, posing a number of seeding scenarios for the conference tournament at April’s end. But for Syracuse, those hypothetical scenarios are meaningless without a win over North Carolina on Saturday.“With this schedule we’ve had all year, I think everything’s really been a tough turnaround,” senior attack Derek Maltz said. “We already know what happened (last) weekend with a couple ACC teams winning in our favor, so we know what needs to get done.”Despite falling into a 0-3 hole to start conference play, Syracuse still has a chance to qualify for the four-team ACC tournament. After a momentum-stirring win at No. 6 Cornell on Tuesday, the No. 7 Orange (7-3, 1-3 ACC) hosts No. 4 North Carolina (9-2, 2-2) on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Carrier Dome with conference playoff hopes on the line.With a win over UNC, Syracuse would most likely earn itself the No. 3 or 4 spot in the ACC tournament. But a loss to the Tar Heels would certainly pencil Syracuse in for the consolation matchup between the fifth- and sixth-ranked teams, on the eve of the ACC championship game, and on the same PPL Park grass in Chester, Pa.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’re not trying to miss the first ACC tournament we can be a part of,” attack Kevin Rice said. “It’s a huge game for us.”By way of some clever planning by the SU coaching staff and nearly flawless execution in Tuesday’s win over the Big Red, Syracuse has as much momentum going into its date with North Carolina as it’s had all season.Following the Orange’s sloppy win over Binghamton on April 2, the coaches split up the practice week for the first time senior goalie Dominic Lamolinara could recall in his SU tenure. To comply with the NCAA’s mandate for scheduling practice, the SU staff gave the players Sunday off.That allowed them to catch a breather before taking on the sixth-ranked Big Red, and also to dive right into UNC preparation on Wednesday.“I think that was big for our legs. In this stretch of the season, when you’re playing two times a week, it’s tough,” Rice said after the win over Cornell. “I think you saw what we can do when we have a full week to get ready and prepared.”What the Orange pieced together at Cornell was one of its most complete team efforts this year. For the second time in three games, SU won more than half of the faceoffs. It converted on all but one of its 18 clearing attempts. Each of the starting attacks and midfielders scored at least one goal. And head coach John Desko called the defense’s performance one of the unit’s best of the season, holding the country’s No. 2 offense to just nine goals.But Desko is not one to worry about making or missing the ACC tournament, since he’s confident his team’s strength of schedule — ranked the toughest in the country — would compensate when being assessed for an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament.“Would you like to be No. 4 and make it and play Duke? Or are you better off being five or six and playing somebody else and coming out with a win?” Desko said on Monday. “We’re going to eat whatever’s put on our plate. I’m just thinking out loud. The ACC tournament, it’s great obviously, but is it the end-all, do-all?” Desko doesn’t buy into the “must-win” idea, let alone discuss the thought with his players. He prefers to let the nature of the situation speak for itself.The players are feeling the heat. On Saturday, they’ll try to prove they can handle it.Said Lamolinara: “Now the pressure’s on. It’s a big week for us, but that’s what we came here for.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

City of Miami Helping Little Haiti Students Prepare for New School…

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – The City of Miami’s Little Haiti/Edison/Little River Neighborhood Enhancement Team (N.E.T.) office, the Office of City Commissioner Keon Hardemon, the Little Haiti Optimist Club, The Green Family Foundation and community partners will be celebrating their annual “Back 2 School” event this Thursday, August 1.Approximately 1,000 local children from the Little Haiti area will receive free backpacks with school supplies and lunch on a first-come, first-serve basis. Children will also be treated to live entertainment, face painting, arts and crafts activities, free books and a story-telling area provided by Miami Book Fair and Scholastic, in partnership with the Children’s Trust.Additionally, Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program, a division of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, will be providing free comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses to children. The Hollywood Institute will provide complimentary haircuts, hair braiding and other beauty services to both children and parents.last_img read more

Sumsung-Chelsea Dream the Blues team interact with media

first_imgGhana’s team at the recent Dream the Blues Campaign has touched down in Accra with a call on young talents to aim high and grab the chance of making it to the very top of the football ladder.The team which was in London for a period of one week is made up of Mr Richard Nunekpeku who is the Marketing manager of Samsung Ghana, Sports Journalist Gideon Okyere Anim of Asempa FM and multimedia fame, Ghana’s representative Ismael Mensah and his guardian Mr Mensah.The team took turns to share their experiences on the tour and the benefits thereof.Gideon Anim was humbled at the level with which the club run its media and its interactions with the various press houses in England and around the World since brand Chelsea is known all over the globe.He was of the opinion that Ghanaian clubs could do more in the area of branding with specific emphasis on their image.Rep Ismael Mensah was delighted with the once in life time opportunity given him by virtue of the potential he has been blessed with. He was grateful to Samsung for the opportunity to showcase his potential to a club of Chelsea’s magnitude and also the privilege of hanging out with their iconic stars some of who are his heroes.As a student, he is excited about the opportunity of combining his education and sports as he believes that the two are the best ways of maximizing his full potential.Marketing manager of Samsung Ghana, Richard Nunekpeku expressed his pride at his company’s association with such a programme. Though the program cost is in excess of over a million dollars, he believes it was money well spent and the opportunity to give back to the society that has taken its brand to various parts of the world.“Samsung is a very young Brand in Ghana but its iconic products and ability to relate to the people who have made the brand what it is today is very important for us. The cost of the programme may be on the high side but we believe it is money well spent and we are looking at replicating the event next year.“We are happy for Ismael, his friends and family and we wish him the very best in the near future as he seeks to make it big both in his chosen field and in his academics.” The Samsung Dream the Blues Fiesta is collaboration with Chelsea Football Club of England which gives the opportunity to the next generation of Stars between the ages of 9-13 to pursue their dreams and nurture athletic talent.last_img read more