Falcons star Onome Ebi acquires house in Lagos, counts blessings

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_img Loading… Super Falcons defender and Henan Huishang of China defender Onome Ebi is counting her blessings with panache, after acquiring an eye popping house in Lagos. The former ZFK Minsk of Belarusia defender took to her Instagram to celebrate the feat submitting” I just want to say thank you Lord God for all. Dreams do come TRUE if you keep believing in yourself and never give up” Ebi who has played for six different foreign clubs in Sweden, Turkey and Belarus respectively before joining the Chinese Women’s Super League in 2018, is not the only Falcons interested in acquiring a property in Lagos, recall that Barcelona ladies ace Assisat Oshoala way back in 2018 acquired a multi million naira two-storey building in the Constain Area of Lagos, ending her thanks giving for the feat with “Small girl Big God ��…Alhamdulilah, parent first”. Ebi who can easily pass for a veteran of the women football in Nigeria and beyond has featured in five Women’s World cup including the last edition last year in France. Super Falcons defender Onome Ebi in joyous mood after acquiring a house in LagosAdvertisement Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone Movies5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show Youcenter_img Four time winner of the African Women Championship Ebi was among those who expressed disappointment following Super Falcons failure to qualifying for now embattled 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She had then blamed it on poor preparation coupled with sudden middle of the road departure of former Super Falcons coach and now coach of India U-17 Women side Thomas Dennerby. Super Falcons failed to qualify for the Olympics for the third consecutive time since their last appearance at Beijing 2008 Olympics in which Ebi incidentally featured. The former Bayelsa Queens ace however refused to blame Chris Danjuma who took over after the Swede disappeared for the team’s ouster. Read Also Assisat Buys multi million Naira house for parents “To some extent, I think the resignation of Dennerby affected the team because he had been the coach of the team for a while,” she stated. “All coaches are good in their own way but you can’t blame any coach or say any coach in that situation is not good enough after considering the time he (Danjuma) took over.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Ripley County District Councilman announces resignation

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgVersailles, In.— Ripley County District 2 councilman Rob Seig has announced his resignation from office. Seig told Republican party leaders that he had every intention of serving his term but decisions regarding the future of his family require them to relocate outside the county. The resignation is effective April 5, 2019 at 4 p.m.The caucus date to fill the elected office has been set.last_img

Bulldog Harriers Travel To Terre Haute To Start The Season

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgThe Batesville High School Cross Country team opened up their season on Saturday they traveled to Terre Haute to compete on the State LaVerne Gibson course against 21 other teams.  Both the boys and the girls had solid performances all around placing 5th and 6th respectively.The boys raced first as the humidity was already present, lining up with 20 other teams totally 358 runners altogether. Top performances for the boys were Adam Moster crossing the line at 18th in 17:00. He was followed closely by teammates, Ean Loichinger, 22nd (17:11) and Joshua Myers, 26th (17:14).  Next for the Bulldogs was Benjamin Moster in 35th place (17:24), Adam Hollowell, 64th (17:35) and Daren Smith, 86th (18:19).  Finishing out the top 7 for the dogs was Dillon Murray who finished at 119 (18:52).On the girls side, they again stood at the start line with 20 other teams, totally 294 competitors.  The girls were led by sophomore Lily Pinckley crossing 7th at 19:57.  Liz Loichinger followed her in 13th at 20:37.  Then Batesville has a nice pack taking spots 40, 41, 44, 45 and 52nd.  They were Ava Hanson (21:32), Maria Lopez (21:33), Madison Rahschulte (21:42), Sophie Myers (21:44) and Trysta Vierling (21:58). Close behind this pack was Sarah Ripperger in 66th at 22:37. This is a tough course and we already had one person set a personal best, beating her best from last season and that was Maria Lopez.Way to go Maria!  The Bulldogs were against mostly 4A and 5A schools and accepted that challenge.They will compete again this Thursday at North Branch golf course where they will complete against North Decatur, South Decatur and Greensburg.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

Disney World now accepting reservations

Posted On Sep 20 2020 by

first_imgDisney World has now made reservations for it’s hotels available online.The theme park originally stopped taking reservations in March during the thick of the Coronavirus pandemic.Despite the company allowing guest to make reservations in July, they have yet to publically announce when the theme park will actually reopen.Disney’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pamela Hymel has, however, written a blog stating that park plans to do a phased reopening in some areas, possibly opening restaurants and retail shops before they open the actual park.It was also said that once the park does reopen, it will only operate at %50 of it’s capacity once reopened.Shanghai Disneyland is the only Disney park that is currently open. It received the greenlight to open on Monday with social distancing practices in place. Guest are expected to have their temperature checked before they enter the park, wear face mask, and practice proper distancing from other groups.The opening could possibly serve as a model for other parks and areas that generally draw large crowds of people.last_img read more

Hamilton grabs pole, Vettel raises Ferrari hopes

Posted On Sep 19 2020 by

first_imgBy Ian RansomMELBOURNE,(REUTERS)-Lewis Hamilton took pole for Mercedes at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday but Sebastian Vettel raised hope of a Ferrari renaissance by grabbing a spot on the front row.Hamilton’s flying lap of one minute 22.188 seconds set a new record at Albert Park but was only 0.268 seconds in front of German Vettel, offering the tantalising prospect of a competitive championship after three years of domination by the Silver Arrows.Vettel left Hamilton’s new team mate Valtteri Bottas frustrated in the second row, the meat in a Ferrari sandwich next to fourth fastest Kimi Raikkonen.On a cloudy day with the merest hint of rain, 32-year-old Hamilton grabbed his 62nd pole in Formula One, holding firm as Vettel and Bottas pushed hard late in the session.After it wrapped up, the Briton rolled around the lakeside track with his index finger raised, 10 years after his brilliant debut at the same circuit when he qualified fourth for McLaren and finished third in the race.“It has been a fantastic weekend so far,” Hamilton told reporters.“I am really proud of my team, the guys have worked so hard to make the car what it is today.“Valtteri has done a great job and it is great for Mercedes. It is close between us all and it will be a tight race.”After Hamilton dominated Friday practice, Vettel topped the timesheets in the final session on Saturday but rued a mistake in his fastest qualifying lap.”I lost it a bit in turn one… Anyway, great job,” Vettel said on his team radio.It was still encouraging enough for him to declare that the ‘scuderia’ could contend in Sunday’s race, having shown impressive pace and reliability during winter testing.Red Bull’s Max Verstappen qualified fifth but it was a forgettable day for his team mate Daniel Ricciardo, whose hopes of becoming the race’s first home winner spun out early in Q3.He took a spin at turn 14, ended up in the gravel and will start 10th on the grid.“I’m alright, sorry guys,” he said on the team radio before his car was towed off the track.With McLaren plagued by power unit and reliability problems during winter testing, it was something of a surprise that twice champion Fernando Alonso survived the cut to Q2 and will start 13th on the grid.His rookie team mate Stoffel Vandoorne will start 18th for the Honda-powered team.Canadian teenager Lance Stroll has had a memorable, if drama-filled, debut for Williams and the 18-year-old was 19th fastest in Q1.He will start last on the grid, however, due to a five-place penalty for needing a new gearbox following a crash during practice earlier on Saturday.Antonio Giovinazzi, a late replacement for Pascal Wehrlein after the German pulled out with fitness concerns, will start 16th for Sauber after an impressive debut in qualifying, one behind team mate Marcus Ericsson.last_img read more

The Latest: Mass. governor OKs pro sports without fans

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_imgThe 22-year-old forward tested positive upon his return. The club says he does not have symptoms and is in self-quarantine.St. Gallen says Babić has not had contact with his teammates.Attention on Serbia’s rising number of coronavirus cases followed Novak Djokovic and three other tennis players testing positive at a tournament he organized in Serbia and Croatia last month.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The cut to baseball comes after the program was recently reinstated. The school announced in 2017 that baseball was being added after it had been discontinued following the 1980 season. The 2020 season was Boise State’s return, but the Broncos played only 14 games before the season was canceled.The school said all scholarships for athletes in the affected programs, including incoming 2020 signings, will be honored.___Finishers of the virtual Boston Marathon will receive their medals in an Amazon package instead of having a volunteer drape it around their necks on Boylston Street.Race organizers announced plans for the event on Thursday. Runners will have from Sept. 7-14 to complete the 26.2-mile distance and submit proof. There is no time limit, but it must be completed in one continuous run. The All England Club says it will donate 200 portions of strawberries to workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic every day.The club says more than 26,000 strawberries that would have been used for Wimbledon are being prepared by staff for delivery.Wimbledon says it is a “small gesture of appreciation for the dedicated service of the NHS during what would have been The Championships Fortnight.”Wimbledon was canceled this year for the first time since World War II because of the pandemic. The tournament had been scheduled to start on Monday.The link between Wimbledon and strawberries is muddy but the main theory has to do with timing. Strawberry season in Britain just happens to coincide with the tennis tournament. On Thursday, a day before the team was scheduled to hold its first workouts, weights and exercise equipment were set up in the concourse to allow players to work out with more social distancing than the usual cramped facilities would allow.Masked grounds crew members worked to get the field ready.Baseball suspended spring training in March because of the coronavirus outbreak and delayed opening day. The players and owners agreed last month to try again, with teams reporting for workouts on Friday and the first games of a 60-game schedule to be played in empty ballparks on July 23 or 24.Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was at Fenway on Thursday to sign an order allowing the Red Sox to open the ballpark without fans as the state launches Phase 3 of its reopening plan.___ The Latest: Mass. governor OKs pro sports without fans New York Mets hitting coach Chili Davis will continue working remotely when the team’s summer camp opens Friday.The New York Post was first to report that the 60-year-old Davis won’t be on site at Citi Field for the beginning of practices because of concerns about the coronavirus.“The timeline for him to join us is uncertain yet,” new Mets manager Luis Rojas said on a video call Thursday.The Post, citing anonymous sources in its report, said Davis does not have the virus.Rojas said all other coaches and players have reported for intake screening. Assistant hitting coach Tom Slater will substitute on site for Davis, who lives in Arizona during the offseason. Associated Press The French Tennis Federation has written on Twitter that tickets will go on sale to the general public on July 16. The FFT did not give more information as to how many fans will be allowed at Roland Garros for the Sept. 27-Oct. Oct. 11 tournament.The clay-court tournament had been scheduled to start on May 24. It then got postponed to Sept. 20 because of the coronavirus pandemic and then pushed back another week.The FFT has prepared a health and safety protocol to ensure the safety of fans.___West Indies cricket coach Phil Simmons has mixed with his squad again in Manchester after passing his latest test for the coronavirus. Also included in the post-race package will be a participation shirt, a program, a bottle opener and other unspecified celebratory items.The virtual race is open for those who had already registered for the real one, which was scheduled for April 20 and then put off until Sept. 14 before it was canceled. The cost to register for the virtual race is $50.The Boston Athletic Association says it is encouraging the more than 10,000 volunteers who had signed up to give back to their communities in another way. They can receive their volunteer jacket or donate it to a front-line worker.___The French Open will be held with fans when it starts in September. The statement says both had no symptoms and that they were in self-isolation in the Serbian capital since testing positive 10 days ago.Djokovic was the fourth player to come down with the virus after participating in matches held in Belgrade and Zadar, Croatia. The others were three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki.___Swiss soccer club St. Gallen says a player tested positive for coronavirus after visiting family in Serbia.The Swiss league leaders say they allowed Boris Babić to make the two-week trip while recovering from a serious knee injury. Simmons returned from his father-in-law’s funeral last week and had been self-isolating in his hotel room at Old Trafford.He had been watching the team’s intrasquad match from his balcony but was allowed to interact with his players after passing a third consecutive virus test.The first test against England starts on Wednesday.___The cancellation of the Wimbledon tennis tournament has led to a “berry” big boon for health care workers in London. “I think we’re going to get the best of Chili whether he’s with us at the start of camp or whether he’s working remotely. I mean, we’re in constant communication. Chili and I practically talk every day and he’s in communication with the coaches,” Rojas said. “So he’s going to be helping us. He’s a great asset, he’s got great knowledge, great experience. He helps the players with hitting, with playing the game. He helps the coaches as well with his view of the game. So he is going to be working remotely and we’re going to feel his presence.”___Boise State is cutting its baseball and women’s swimming and diving programs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.The program cuts, along with additional department and program operating reductions, will reduce the overall athletic budget by nearly $3 million.“This is one of the hardest decisions athletic departments have to make, but it comes at a time when we are facing the most serious financial challenge we have ever seen,” Boise State athletic director Curt Apsey said in a statement Thursday. July 2, 2020 Cream is optional.___Novak Djokovic says he and his wife have now tested negative for the coronavirus.The top-ranked player tested positive for the virus after playing in an exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the pandemic.His media team says “Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena are negative for COVID-19. That was shown by the results of the PCR tests that both had in Belgrade.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Boston Red Sox are getting ready to open their spring training reboot at Fenway Park.last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s loss to No. 1 Florida State

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_imgSyracuse fell to No. Florida State 38-20 in front 43,295 in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. Here are some quick observations on that from the game. 1. Young gunsErvin Philips was, in flashes, one of Syracuse’s most dangerous running options, Steve Ishmael was the Orange’s best receiving target and with a true freshman in AJ Long and a sophomore in Austin Wilson taking the snaps, youth ruled the day on offense for SU.Long rolled right and hit Ishmael in the end zone with 6:21 left in the third quarter and gave Orange fans hope for an upset bid against No. Florida State. The hope for the game proved false, but remains for the rest of the season and beyond, due to the freshmen performances.2. DefenseAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse kept Florida State’s offense — relatively — contained, but the Orange defense could’ve kicked it off the field. Instead, timely deep balls from the Seminoles ensured that Florida State controlled the game throughout.On Florida State’s third drive of the game Durell Eskridge all but had an interception in the middle of the field only for a FSU defender to bat the ball away at the last second. Five plays later, Jameis Winston picked out Mario Pender wide open on the left side of the end zone.Julian Whigham in particular struggled downfield. When Florida State had the ball on its own 39-yard line with the third quarter ticking away, Rashad Greene beat Whigham for 34 yards down the sideline. The Seminoles went on to score a touchdown on that drive too, giving the top-ranked team in the country a 25-point lead with 14:03 left to paly.3. Lester is moreThe Syracuse offense simply worked better than it has all season in Tim Lester’s first game as offensive coordinator. The quarterbacks coach was promoted with George McDonald’s demotion to strictly being the wide receivers coach.The Orange offense that previously struggled to gain any momentum on the ground and didn’t regularly convert deep did both on Saturday.Wilson hit Jarrod West on a 47-yard route at the Florida State 2 late in first half while Ishmael pestered the Seminoles secondary down the right sideline for most of the game, culminating in the third quarter touchdown that brought SU within 18 in the third quarter.SU also broke 100 yards rushing — with 156 — for the first time since it lost to Maryland three weeks ago. Comments Published on October 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Fairyhouse hosts today’s Irish meeting

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_imgThe seven-race card gets underway at ten to six this evening.Proceedings at the County Meath track conclude at 8.50pm.last_img

Women’s World Cup 2019: How ‘free spirit’ Megan Rapinoe started on the road to greatness

Posted On Aug 16 2020 by

first_imgIn 2003, Cruz’s team — which featured two future USA internationals in Rapinoe and Stephanie Cox — moved up an age group and made it all the way to the finals of the national championship.”No one had seen a player like Megan at the older age group,” Cruz explained to Omnisport. “She would take on and beat players and college girls would get pissed at her. They would try to take her out, call her names. She would crack a joke to the girls on the bench and everyone would start laughing, then she would get out there and start playing again.” Related News Long before she was drawing the ire of Donald Trump, a teenage Megan Rapinoe was leaving older college girls “pissed” on football pitches across America.Rapinoe was always one to embrace challenges. She played high school basketball with men and made 300-mile round trips three times a week just to train and play for Danny Cruz’s team Elk Grove Pride in her teens. USA vs. England: How key players Megan Rapinoe and Lucy Bronze match up Re-Posed en FranceA post shared by Megan Rapinoe (@mrapinoe) on Jun 11, 2019 at 7:07am PDTRapinoe was, and is, unique, both as a player and as a person. The US have managed to remain on top of women’s soccer because they are typically fitter, stronger and faster than the rest, yet their star forward Rapinoe uses guile and trickery and is, by her own admission, “not a typical American” in her style.Cruz recalls “a couple of hundred goals” where Rapinoe would bend 40-yard efforts over goalies’ heads, while Garrett Smith, her college coach at the University of Portland, says her unpredictability remains her biggest strength.”You just didn’t know what she was going to do, and that’s what makes her so unique,” he told Omnisport. “She’s not worried about what someone is going to think. She plays with reckless abandon and that’s her thing. You listen to her talk, her thoughts, her political views — she will tell it to you straight and that’s her biggest strength. That’s why she’s a creative force.”The forward — and her twin sister Rachael — were not typical Americans at high school either, passing on the proms and balls for the coaching of Cruz, even though his team trained three hours away from their Redding home in Sacramento.”They did it for four years, three times a week,” Cruz noted. “Their mom sold their car, bought a van and would pick them up from school, they would do their homework on the way down, go to training and do their homework on the way back.”Cruz claimed Rachael was “the type to break your legs” where Megan was “a soft person,” though less so when it came to sibling rivalry.Where oh where, are we going next?… pic.twitter.com/yFTQFqyaGP— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) March 8, 2019″They fought, called each other names, took each other out,” Cruz said. “People used to say, ‘You need to break those two up’. But that was them.”The pair had largely grown out of their squabbles by the time they enrolled at Portland in 2005, when Smith was looking for a way to get talented freshman Megan into a team of seniors that included Canada great Christine Sinclair.Smith remembers Megan as “the one who wanted to roll over the new balls on the first day of pre-season” and a “free spirit” that would smash passes into the car park when warming up.”You couldn’t make her a robot but we just wanted to make sure she could fit into a system because her career was going to take her into the pros and national teams that weren’t going to put up with crap,” Smith stated. “Slowly but surely, she fit in so great. It was perfect timing for a player like Megan to learn from a Christine Sinclair.”Both twins suffered two ACL injuries at Portland — Megan’s occurring in back-to-back years and Rachael’s effectively ending her career — but the former Rapinoe sister would overcome her setbacks, with 2019 set to be an wonderful year after her back-to-back braces in the knockout round of the Women’s World Cup took USA to the semifinals.But she wants to have an impact beyond the pitch too. Rapinoe was the girl who would run with the slowest members of Cruz’s team on jogs to promote unity. Now she is the woman leading the fights for LGBT rights and gender and racial equality. View this post on Instagram Women’s World Cup 2019: U.S. teammate salutes ‘warrior’ Megan Rapinoe “All of her life is out in front of everyone,” Cruz said. “They know she’s gay. They know she’s outspoken. She’s a lot more mature now and she’s got that leader profile. She’s willing to say, ‘Okay, this is who I’m representing, this is what I’m doing and I’m okay with it’.”The girls I’m coaching talk about her all the time. I do think around the world she is having an impact.”last_img read more

Early signing period the latest loss for USC coach Clay Helton

Posted On Aug 14 2020 by

first_imgIt’s hard to believe Helton is so concerned about winning when he sports a 13-11 record the past two seasons. Even so, Signing Day was a loss for USC. And things will get even worse if the Trojans lose to Iowa in the Holiday Bowl.In an incredible display of bad timing, USC sent out a video in the middle of the worst signing day ever with Bohn and several players asking fans to travel to San Diego next week for the bowl game.It was promptly scorned on social media, like so many things involving USC these days. WOLF: USC, Mike Bohn must answer Helton question sooner rather than laterIf you want an example of how much things have changed for USC, none of the top 25 players in the state has signed or committed to the Trojans. Only one, wide receiver Gary Bryant Jr. of Corona Centennial, is expected to end up at USC. Just two years ago, the program signed the top four players in the Golden State.The reasons are simple: Helton’s precarious job security has created uncertainty, which will continue into next season. But perhaps more damaging is the perception among recruits that USC does not develop its players. Add in the idea that the best football is played in the SEC, Big Ten or Clemson, and things have gotten even more difficult for the Trojans.“I just feel like it’s different towards the Midwest, the East, the South, just because they cherish their football so much,” said quarterback CJ Stroud of Rancho Cucamonga, about 45 miles from USC. Stroud signed with Ohio State.It’s not just a USC problem. It’s a Pac-12 problem. In 2015, 16 of the top 25 players in California stayed in their home state. In 2020, 19 have already signed or committed to out-of-state schools; only one stayed in state.USC fans who were furious that Helton kept his job were irate again on Wednesday, especially when athletic director Mike Bohn not only promised recruiting would improve “dramatically,” but also said it was going better than people wanted to admit.Helton tried to put his best spin on the recruiting class during his early signing period news conference, which as of Wednesday was just 11 players.”At the end of the day I’m not about perception, I’m about wins,” Helton said.“It’s not going to be the national ranking because you just don’t have the numbers, but it does fill the needs,” he said. “And I’m more worried, again, about wins than I am about winning today. I’m more worried about winning on Saturday.” When five-star linebacker Justin Flowe grabbed an Oregon hat and announced he would play for the Ducks on Wednesday, it put the finishing touch on the worst-ranked recruiting class in USC history — or at least since 1999, which is as far back as 247Sports’ recruiting team rankings go.Trojans coach Clay Helton may have saved his job two weeks ago, but he couldn’t persuade recruits to play for his team. According to 247Sports’ Composite rankings, USC finished the first day of college football’s early signing period with the 78th-ranked recruiting class, right between Bowling Green and Louisiana. That ranks last in the Pac-12, and nine places behind the second-worst Pac-12 recruiting class: Arizona, at 69.last_img read more