WAFU Cup: Super Falcons Promise to Sweep aside Niger Challenge

first_imgToday’s clash should be even easier for the nine-time African champions, but they are determined not to take anything for granted as football has continued to prove to be unpredictable.“We want not just to win, but to win well so that we quickly seal a place in the quarter-finals,” said Captain Evelyn Nwabuoku.A high-score win today will earn the Falcons an early ticket into the semifinals, take confidence to the maximum level and set them in good mood for the concluding stages of the sub-regional championship.Against the Burkinabes, Uchenna Kanu opened scoring as early as the eighth minute, before Captain Nwabuoku and Amarachi Okoronkwo converted penalty kicks. Kanu scored two more goals in the second period before Charlotte Milogo pulled one back for Burkina Faso.After today’s clash with the Nigeriens, the FIFA World Cup-bound Falcons will tackle high-scoring Mali on Tuesday evening.According to the team’s programme, the Falcons will fly out of Nigeria to Austria on 21st May, where they will spend two weeks at the world-renown Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf perfecting strategies for the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals. They will arrive in France on June 4.At the World Cup finals, holding June 7 – July 7, the African champions will file out against Norway in Reims on June 8, take on Korea Republic in Grenoble on June 12 and tango with host nation France in Rennes on June 17Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram African champions Nigeria intend to take all their opportunities when they clash with the senior women team of Niger Republic in Abidjan today in order to seal a place in WAFU Women’s Cup Tournament.The Nigeriens are the standout whipping team of Group B after a 10-0 bashing in the hands of Mali on Thursday evening, just after the Falcons thrashed Burkina Faso’s girls 5-1 at the same Parc des Sports in Treichville.Former junior international Uchenna Kanu bagged a hat-trick and was named Woman-of-the-Match. The Burkinabes prosecuted most of the encounter with 10 players after Salimata Simpore was sent off in the 16th minute for the foul that led to the first penalty kick.last_img read more

The Blood moon over Wellington…

first_imgMiss those, and you’ll have to wait until 2032–33. In a total lunar eclipse, the moon gets a red sheen as it passes behind the Earth into its umbra (shadow).“Since Earth’s umbral shadow is darker in the center than at the edge, the moon’s appearance will likely change dramatically with time as the total phase progresses,” NASA said in a statement. The blood moon starts to change from its silver color as it slides into the Earth’s shadow, NASA said.Sumner County residents saw the “blood moon” begin at 2:07 a.m., with the best part of the show — the total eclipse portion — lasting through 3:24 a.m. ET.There were a lot of people in eastern United States who were at the mercy of the cloud cover, which hid the show from half of the country. But not here in Wellington, where the sky was absolutely perfoect.People in the Americas will watch the entire spectacle while observers in the western Pacific will catch the second half of the event, NASA said. Europe and Africa won’t see much — the moon will be setting in most of those continents during the eclipse.Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are safe to view with the naked eye. No special filters are required to safeguard your eyes.Follow us on Twitter. By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Those Sumner County residents who were wanted to brave the 32 degree night at 2 a.m. this morning were treated to a spectacular show – this one free of charge.In the south sky, there was a total lunar eclipse and the moon turned into a coppery red ball. The skies were perfect for such viewing in Sumner County this morning. The first faint traces of the Earth’s shadow began to fall across the moon’s surface at 1:20 a.m. The total eclipse — when the entire moon was bathed in Earth’s shadow started at 2:07 a.m. and lasted until 3:25 a.m.Ed Krupp, director of the Griffith Observatory told CNN that this is one of four lunar eclipses this year. North Americas will see a blood moon a total of four times Tuesday and October 8 this year, and April 4 and September 28 next year.“The fact that there are four lunar successions coming this year and next … is unusual,” Krupp said. “But it’s not the kind of thing astronomers get worked up about . It doesn’t really mean anything. It’s a chance arrangement of gravity and the motions of objects in the solar system, primarily the Earth and moon.”If you miss it Tuesday, there will be more opportunities.It’s the first in a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses known as the tetrad. The phenomenon will repeat itself three more times in six-month intervals ending in September 2015.center_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Kyle Nunez · 291 weeks ago The abilities of students are refined in the best possible manner. The lives of individuals are made prosperous and progressive with the study of subjects and different ambits of academics. Report Reply 0 replies · active 291 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Four Sumner County teams in preseason Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll

first_img6A Girls1 – Wichita South2 – Maize3 – Olathe South4 – Shawnee Mission NW5 – Manhattan6 – Blue Valley North7 – Washburn Rural8 – Garden City9 – Olathe East10 – Free State 5A Girls1.  Leavenworth2. Aquinas3. Kapaun4. Andover5. St. James6. Seaman7. Carroll8. Newton9. Andover Central10. Salina Central4A D1-GirlsBishop MiegePaolaTopeka HaydenOttawaWamegoKC PiperLouisburgBonnor SpringsLabette CoMcPherson 4A D2-GirlsHugotonColumbusClay CenterPrattHolcombGirardHoltonConcordiaBaldwinRoyal Valley3A Girls1.  Hesston2.  Lyons3.  Cimarron4.  Nemaha Central5.  Riley County6.  Sterling7.  Douglas8.  Garden Plain9.  Council Grove10. Caney Valley Follow us on Twitter. 2A Girls1.  Central Plains2.  Washington County3.  Olpe4.  Moundridge5.  Meade6.  Ellis7.   Ell Saline8.  Wabaunsee9.  Smith Center10.   Jeff Co North1A-Div 1-Girls1.Hoxie2. Valley Heights3. Thunder Ridge4. Waverly5. Centralia6. St. Paul7. South Haven8. Hanover9. Immaculata10. Goessel 1A-Div 2- Girls1.    Golden Plains2.    Bucklin3.    Argonia4.    Attica5.    South Barber6.    Ingalls7.    Triplains8.    Moscow9.    Wallace County10.    CunninghamBoys rankings: 6A Boys1) Lawrence2) Wichita East3) Blue Valley North4) Olathe East5) SM East6) Derby7) Olathe North8) Wichita Southeast9) BV Northwest10) SM West 5A Boys Wichita Hts.Topeka Highland ParkSt. Thomas AquinasKC WashingtonBishop CarrollMaize SouthShawnee HeightsBlue Valley SouthwestKapaun Mt. CarmelSalina Central4A-Div 1-Boys1. Eudora2. Miege3. Hays4. McPherson5. Hayden6. Paola7. Andale8. Independence9. Ottawa10. Abilene4A-Div 2-Boys1 Holcomb2 Concordia3 Girard4 Holton5 Rock Creek6 Pratt7 Hugoton8 TMP9. Osawatomie10. Wichita Trinity3A Boys1. Hesston2. Wichita Collegiate3. Beloit4. Scott City5. Rock Creek6. Nemaha Central7. Riverton8. Cheney9. Eureka10. Council Grove2A Boys1. St. John2. Central Plains3. Speaville4. Olpe5. Pitt-St. Mary’s Colgan6. West Elk7. Bishop Seabury8. Washington County9. Oxford10. South Gray1A-Div 1-BoysHanoverHoxieOtis-BisonCentraliaValley HeightsStocktonChetopaVictoriaOsborneQuinter 1A-Div 2-BoysBeloit-St.John’s-TiptonWallace CountyAtticaSouth BarberCentral ChristianPike ValleyCaldwellNorthern ValleyAshlandAxtellcenter_img Sumner Newscow report — The Kansas Basketball Coaches Association preseason rankings were released today.  South Haven girls are ranked No. 7 in Class 1A – Division 1 and the Argonia girls are ranked No. 3 in Class 1A – Div. II. Oxford boys are ranked No. 9 in Class 2A.  Caldwell is ranked No.  in Class 1A- Division II boys. The rankings are as follows:Girls rankings Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

MAN CAUGHT WITH €400 WORTH OF COCAINE WAS ‘TAKING IT TO A CARD GAME’

first_imgA DONEGAL man who fought a legal battle over a drugs supplier charge and lost has been fined €1,000 for various offences.Peter Wilson, from Windmill View in Letterkenny, had contested a charge of possession drugs with intent to supply after gardai found €432 worth of cocaine in his car when he was stopped.Wilson was also facing motoring offences. Inspector Michael Harrison told Letterkenny District Court that Wilson was stopped by gardai in April 2013.A subsequent search of his car uncovered the cocaine – and a small amount of cannabis worth around €4 was found at this homeDefence solicitor Kevin McElhinney reminded Judge Paul Kelly that Wilson had contested the more serious charge of possession with intent to supply at an earlier hearing but had been found guilty.“He was on his way to a card game and he was unfortunate that he was the one tasked with collecting the cocaine to take it to the card game,” said Mr McElhinney who said his client was not a dealer.Inspector Harrison also told the court about motoring offences on Feb 24, 2013 involving Wilson and his silver Mercedes car.Garda Derek Connaughton had gone to check the vehicle when it was parked at the side of the road at Brownknowe, Ramelton.As the garda was chatting to Wilson, the motorist said “F*** this” and then sped off, said the inspector.“Garda Connaughton had to jump out of the way,” the inspector added.The Mercedes sped off in the direction of Rathmullan.Mr McElhinney said Wilson had driven off because had panicked because his car wasn’t insured.He said Wilson was now working as a carpenter in the UK. He had complied with all the directions of the probation service on the cocaine and driving matters and had successfully attended the pro-social driving habits course.Judge Kelly fined Wilson a total of €1,000 on the cocaine and dangerous driving charges.“He is very much obliged for the opportunity,” said Mr McElhinney.MAN CAUGHT WITH €400 WORTH OF COCAINE WAS ‘TAKING IT TO A CARD GAME’ was last modified: September 4th, 2015 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:arrestchargecocaineconvictiondealerletterkennyPeter Wilsonlast_img read more