The Danes then produced one frightening moment earlier in the game when Casper Nielsen showed great ball control before aiming a looping attempt at goal which grazed the woodwork with Nigeria goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel rooted to the spot.On the quarter of an hour into the match, Nigeria captain, Mikel, opened scoring. Imoh Ezekiel popped up on the left channel and beat his marker for pace before squaring low into the Danish box for the Chelsea man to sweep home.On 20 minutes, Ezekiel turned and twisted inside of Danish right-back Desler Puggaard to set himself up for the kill, but the 22-year-old disappointingly blazed over from close range when he could have doubled the lead for his team.After finding it difficult to go through the Nigerian backline through any sort of passing style, they adopted route-one and on two occasions, the Africans were found wanting but Daniel produced two saves from Frederik Borsting.Just after the half hour, the Europeans enjoyed a flurry of activities inside their opponents territory but had to deal with many men behind the ball.In the final 10 minutes to the break, Nigeria resumed normal service and Mikel swept in a wicked cross in the Danish area which simply flashed across goal without no teammates to connect. Within seconds, Stanley Amuzie ventured out of his left-back position to smash a fierce effort at goal which was deflected out for a corner.Right on the stroke of half time, Edigerson Gomes forced Daniel into a save to ensure that Nigeria take their one-goal lead into the locker room.Nigeria began the second 45 minutes with so much energy but nearly conceded in the 55th minute when Brunn Larsen’s swerving free kick had to be saved by Daniel through unconventional means to keep the one-goal lead of the Africans intact.Three minutes later, Amuzie’s effort with his weaker foot forced the Danish goalkeeper into a scrambling save. And from the corner, well-delivered by Mikel was glanced in past Hojbjerg by Aminu Umar to give Nigeria a two-goal lead after 59 minutes.Just past the hour, Mikel delivered another inch perfect corner kick into the Danes’ area and Ezekiel met it at the near post but missed target a whisker away.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s men’s football team at the Rio Olympics inched closer to winning a medal after a masterful display overwhelmed Denmark yesterday in Salvador, Brazil. Nigeria’s victory earns them a semi-final matchup against Germany who were 4-0 winners of Portugal saturday.John Obi Mikel was a major actor in Nigeria’s progress as the Chelsea man, one of two overaged players in the Nigeria Under-23 team, scored the opening goal and assisted Aminu Umar with the second.Nigeria started the game without Oghenekaro Etebo, who suffered a knock in their last group game against Colombia. Just 52 seconds into the game, Usman Mohammed’s sidefooted effort is claimed by the Danish goalkeeper, Jeppe Hojbjerg.
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Published on December 27, 2012 at 7:19 pm Contact Chris: email@example.com | @chris_iseman Related Stories Syracuse students excited for another chance to see Orange play in New York for Pinstripe BowlGallery: Syracuse and WVU ring opening bell at New York Stock Exchange; players and coaches speak WednesdaySyracuse, West Virginia representatives ring opening bell at New York Stock Exchange Thursday Facebook Twitter Google+ NEW YORK – The memories came rushing back into Jay Bromley’s mind. He recalled exactly where he was and what he felt on Sept. 11, 2001. Seeing the memorial for the victims lost on that tragic day sent those thoughts flooding back.Bromley and the Syracuse football team visited the 9/11 Memorial Thursday as the contingent continues its tour of New York City landmarks in the days leading up to the Pinstripe Bowl. The players silently stood around the reflection pools and looked up at the building being constructed at the site where the World Trade Center was attacked. It was an emotional and poignant stop for the Orange as the team remembered the horrific events.“It’s a beautiful setup that they have for the people here, and the families that still mourn those people,” Bromley said.Bromley was a 10-year-old elementary school student in Queens, N.Y. when the terrorist attacks occurred. Classmates were being sent home throughout the day, but none of the students knew what was going on. Bromley said he lived around the corner from the school, so his mother came to pick him up and take him home as questions swirled around the city and fear gripped New Yorkers.At the time, he said he couldn’t really grasp the enormity of what was taking place. As he grew older, he started to understand it more and more. Wednesday’s trip to the memorial was another reminder of that day 11 years ago.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It doesn’t really hit you. You understand what’s going on but you don’t understand the depth of how many people are losing their lives at that age,” Bromley said. “As I got older, I understood what happened behind it. I started to feel for the people that were hurt by it, the families.”Syracuse assistant head coach John Anselmo was the head coach of the Nassau (N.Y.) Community College football team on Sept. 11. He was teaching a class when the attacks took place, and found out about them once he returned to his office. The days that followed were harrowing as he learned of more and more people from his native Long Island who were lost.Wednesday’s trip was his first time to the memorial. As he stared up at what was being built, he said it’s amazing how much has been done with the memorial and the space around it.“I remember coming over here about three months after it…. and you still saw the smoke and you just said, ‘Holy cow, what’s going to happen to this?’” Anselmo said. “Now you see it everyday getting a little bit more completed.”Anselmo said he had several players on his Nassau team who had parents who worked at the World Trade Center. They spent that day desperately trying to reach them, he said.Syracuse center Macky MacPherson said the trip to the memorial was a special trip for the team. He said head coach Doug Marrone didn’t address the players and instead let them take the sights in on their own.MacPherson said the only other memorial like it is the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.“It’s emotional. This is an emotional thing. I think it’s raw emotion. You can’t simulate this. You can only get this from certain places,” MacPherson said. “This is a very well put together memorial.”Bromley said the amount of security struck him when the team first arrived at the memorial, but he said it’s a testament to how much Sept. 11 affected New York City.While he remembers the events of Sept.11 clearly, he said Thursday that New York has come a long way since then. With the new World Trade Center building being built at the site and the memorial honoring the victims, Bromley said it proves the city’s resilience.“It speaks to New York that we’re going to get hit hard,” Bromley said, “and we’re going to take it but we’re also going to move forward, rebound off of things and become better.” Comments
DT: What was your favorite experience at USC outside of your classes?Okita: I would have to say founding Delta Omicron Zeta, the leadership fraternity on campus. We had to create a foundation for this fraternity in one semester, and looking at it today and seeing how it’s grown into an 80-person fraternity based on our core values that we established at the beginning is truly amazing. DT: What was your favorite class at USC and why?Okita: MDA 365: The Art and Adventure of Leadership, which was taught by President Steven B. Sample and Dr. Warren Bennis. It was filled with amazing guest speakers and dealt with leadership in a way that I had never really thought about before. It was also very challenging and engaging to be able to hear from President Sample and Dr. Bennis. Daily Trojan: What does Six Taste Food Tours do?Jeff Okita: We provide four-hour tours in different communities of Los Angeles, where people learn about the culture and history of the area and also are able to sample several dishes from local restaurants. It’s a way for people to connect to different communities through an accessible medium, which is food. DT: What made you decide to start the company?Okita: I really wanted something of my own, to be my own boss and to be able to innovate. I wanted to take advantage of the fact that Los Angeles has one of the most interesting culinary experiences with several distinct, segmented communities. I wanted to give people the chance to explore these communities and the food that they have to offer. Los Angeles is a city known for its diversity and vibrant neighborhoods, a fact USC alum Jeff Okita took advantage of in August 2009 to start a company, Six Taste Food Tours. Okita, who graduated from USC in spring 2008 with a degree in English and a minor in business administration, spoke with the Daily Trojan in a phone interview about his startup and his time at USC. DT: How did your time at USC help you in your career now?Okita: More than any of the classes, what helped me in the real world were the interactions I had in student organizations and such. Being in a college environment allows you to understand different experiences and perspectives, which is really valuable in the real world and in becoming an effective leader. DT: What advice would you like to give to current Trojans?Okita: I would encourage people to really take advantage of the Trojan network. It’s very real, you can easily ask a Trojan alum for help and they will go out of their way to help you. It’s amazing what people will do for you if you’re a fellow Trojan, and a lot of people should take greater advantage of the fact that you really are a part of this strong Trojan family.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- The early parts of February is usually right around that time when folks begin to give up on their New Years Resolution or health goals that they’ve set for the new year.According to U.S. News, 80% of resolutions begin to fail by the second week in February. Local Dietitian Melissa Tolan-Halleck walked WBKB through some helpful tips to staying on the right path in achieving your goals.One tip, keep your goals realistic and attainable. If it’s something you don’t feel 100% on being able to achieve, make the goal reasonable. Another tip is to make your goals weekly and specific. If you hone in on a certain goal, have confidence, and make it short term, you should be able to attain your goals and be able to make them tougher, week after week.Make your goal realistic and attainableMake it specific and have confidenceIncrease the difficulty of the goal each week AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Students Learn Outside of the Classroom Experiencing a ‘Super Moon, Blue Moon, and Total Lunar Eclipse’Next APS Receives Additional Grants to Help Continue Growth in the District
Chelsea veteran Didier Drogba insisted on Monday he intended to play for at least one more season.The 37-year-old Ivory Coast forward is out of contract with the Premier League leaders at the end of the current campaign, having returned to Stamford Bridge after two seasons abroad.Drogba, asked if he had decided on his future, said: “Yes I have and it’s not going to be my last season.”Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said last week he had still to speak to Drogba regarding his future.”We have a lot of talks to do,” Mourinho said. “I don’t know what he wants.”There are people who, during their careers, earn the right and the power to make decisions and not wait for others to make decisions for them. “What he did at this club for so many years puts him in a great position.”Mourinho, then in his first spell as Chelsea manager, signed Drogba from Marseille in 2004.The powerful forward scored 157 goals in his initial eight-year stint with Chelsea, including the winning penalty in the 2012 Champions League final shootout victory.However, Drogba has been largely a squad player this season and made just his fourth league start of the season in Sunday’s 1-0 west London derby away to Queens Park Rangers after injuries to Diego Costa and Loic Remy.Drogba could start against Manchester United this Saturday as Chelsea look to move one step closer to clinching the English top-flight title. “It’s difficult when you don’t play and then have to go into these kind of games,” he said. “But I always try to give my best.”I tried to give the best of my physical capacity against QPR, so if the manager needs me against United and Arsenal, I’m ready.”–
The world’s largest sporting goods retailers, Decathlon have supported the fifth edition of the Lizzy Sports complex private schools football gala.Decathlon, who recently opened largest sports shop in West Africa at the Junction Mall, as part of their plan to help improve Sports in Ghana, invested in the one day event aimed at unearthing talents among students aged between 8-16 from private primary and junior high schools.In all 14 schools converged at the famous Lizzy sports complex to participate in the competition. And according to the Director of Sport at the Lizzy Sports Complex, Mr Jamil Maraby they had to ‘’block more schools’’ from joining the event considering it is a day event.Christ The King International School, Grace Preparatory School, ST Albans, Las Liberty, Al-Ryaan and Jack & Jill School participated in the one-day event were the lucky ones to participate. Other Schools include; First Star Academy, East Airport International, Ghana Christian School, Vilac International School British International School and Tema International School.It was keenly contested but East Airport international school and Grace preparatory school came out tops in U-12 and U-16 respectively. East Airport international won the U-12 title for the first as they beat Christ the King international school in the final. Jack and Jill international School finished as the second runners-up after beating Al-Rayaan in the third and fourth play-off game.For Grace preparatory they claimed the bragging rights at the U-16 level with comprehensive victory in the final.CEO of Decathlon Ghana Kwesi Tabiri, expressed delight at organization of event, reiterating his company’s desire to partner more sports event in the country. “We at Decathlon saw the importance of our young kids and football as a Sport, so we decided to come together with Lizzy Sports this time around to help in our own way, he said.“We know the importance of football in Ghana, and how passionate Ghanaians are when it comes to football especially our kids, so therefore we decided to join in this wonderful event.“We hope we thrive and continue to support many social events like this.”Master Francis Masope from the East Airport International School was adjudged the most valuable player (MVP) of the competition.All prizes except the trophies were decathlon products and brands.
The £89 million French midfielder missed the clash with Liverpool through injury, but Mourinho confirmed he returned to training on Monday.Mourinho’s defensive tactics in a 0-0 draw in Spain three weeks ago were much-criticised as, without an away goal, United’s tie with Sevilla is finely balanced.And the Portuguese admitted United have no “advantage” as a score draw would see Sevilla progress.“The first leg leaves everything open for tomorrow,” added Mourinho.“I don’t feel we have any advantage in this moment. We are going to try to show we are better but I don’t feel we have any advantage.”Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella is an open admirer of Mourinho having admitted to reading the Portuguese’s book for inspiration early in his managerial career.But the Italian is hoping to get one over on Mourinho to match Sevilla’s best ever run in the European Cup when they reached the quarter-finals in 1958.“Mourinho is not used to losing games at home, so I would settle for a 1-1,” said Montella.“It is a special game because it would be a very important step for the club. We’ve only been there once before and that was 60 years ago.”Three-time European champions, United have made the Champions League quarter-finals just once in the past seven years.Mourinho believes they are still some way off the European elite, but believes from his experiences of winning the competition with Porto and Inter Milan, anything is possible if they make the last eight.“I think we are not one of the best teams in the competition, but I think when a team arrives in the last eight anything can happen.“When you are in the last 16 it looks really, really far, but when a team gets in the last eight you start smelling the semi-finals.”Share on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho launched a stinging attack on Dutchman Frank de Boer on Monday after the former Crystal Palace coach criticised Manchester United’s sparse use of Marcus Rashford.Rashford scored twice in his first Premier League start of 2018 as United edged out Liverpool 2-1 on Saturday, but Mourinho still substituted the 20-year-old England forward 20 minutes from time as he looked to make the game safe.“It’s a pity that the manager is Mourinho because normally he’s an English player, you want to give him time and he can then make mistakes,” De Boer told BT Sport.“But Mourinho is not like that. He wants to get results.”De Boer was sacked by Crystal Palace after just five games in charge in September having seen the London side fail to register a point or score a goal in his four Premier League games in charge.“I read some quote from the worst manager in the history of the Premier League, Frank de Boer,” Mourinho said on the eve of his side’s Champions League last 16, second leg with Sevilla.“Where he was saying it is not good for Marcus Rashford to have a coach like me because the most important thing for me is to win.“If he was coached by Frank, he would learn how to lose because he lost every game.”De Boer won four straight Dutch league titles as Ajax boss between 2011-2014.Rashford’s minutes have been limited since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in January, but Mourinho insisted he was finding a balance between burning Rashford out and giving him enough experience.“Does he play every match from the start? No, of course not but he’s a player we trust and I told him that before the Liverpool match,” added Mourinho.“He had a good match and not just by scoring goals. Analysing a performance for me is more than number of goals or assists, and for me I’m really happy with Marcus.”– Pogba in contention –Whether Rashford starts against Sevilla may depend on Paul Pogba’s fitness.
This file photo taken on Jul 3, 2019 shows a man working at the under-construction Olympic Aquatic Centre, venue for the swimming, diving and artistic swimming at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in TokyoTokyo, Japan | AFP | As Tokyo 2020 Olympics preparations enter their final stage, officials are touting the city’s readiness, but activists and workers groups say speedy venue construction has had dangerous consequences.The Olympic opening ceremony is now less than a year away and more than half the new venues being built for the Games are already complete.“We are where we want to be,” Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike confidently told reporters earlier this month.But some argue the city has kept on schedule at the cost of the health and safety of the thousands of workers building the sites.An official tally shows there have been at least two deaths linked to Olympics construction in Tokyo.In 2017, a 23-year-old Olympic stadium worker killed himself after clocking nearly 200 hours of overtime the month before, with the local labour office recognising his suicide as a case of death from overwork, a phenomenon known as “karoshi”.The following year, a man was crushed to death between a crane and scaffolding.Fourteen people have also been injured during construction, according to official records through the end of 2018.But while London had a near perfect construction safety record for the 2012 Games, Tokyo is still doing significantly better than other Olympic hosts.In Rio, at least 11 people were killed during construction for the Games, and in Beijing authorities acknowledged at least six deaths but media reports said more than 10 people were killed.– ‘Too busy’ –Still, workers in Tokyo say they are being squeezed by the twin pressures of labour shortages and a tight schedule.“The work is hard,” said one veteran contractor in his sixties, who works as a sub-subcontractor on a project to build the Olympic Village.He said manpower was about 40 percent short, and the pressure to stay on schedule has led to safety shortcuts.He described days when he and his colleagues continued to work as a crane arm clutching a huge block of concrete moved overhead. They didn’t move even after safety whistles were blown.“We were too busy,” he told AFP on condition of anonymity.“It’s like an assembly line for cars. You have to install the hoods no matter what because those putting in the windshields are waiting next.”They would only move when labour office inspectors came over.“The breaks resulted in us being forced to hurry even more for the rest of the day, only increasing the risks,” he said. Labour unions say the problems with Olympic construction reflect issues in the industry in Japan more broadly, including the widespread use of multiple subcontractors who have little power to protest poor conditions.Six-day work weeks are common, and the ageing country’s labour shortage means workers are stretched thin.One in four workers in Japan’s construction industry is 60 or older, far outstripping the number of workers aged 30 or younger.Overwork is also a problem for workers in other industries, despite government efforts to address excessive hours.– ‘Conditions are really good’ –The conditions have raised concern among labour activists.In May, the Building and Wood Worker’s International union reported “alarming” testimony from 40 workers building the new national stadium and Olympic village.The report warned of “dangerous patterns of overwork” and alleged some workers had been forced to buy their own protective equipment.It said workers described unsafe conditions and that half of those interviewed did not have formal contracts — a situation not illegal in Japan but uncommon in industrialised countries.It also accused employers of creating a “culture of fear” with workers afraid of losing their jobs if they complained or reported problems.Olympic organisers, along with the Tokyo local government and the Japan Sport Council (JSC) in charge of building the new stadium, said they are discussing the report with BWI.JSC vice president Jugo Imaizumi said he thought there had been a “misunderstanding”.“Many people who came back here after working elsewhere say they realised conditions here are really good,” Imaizumi told AFP.Olympics worksites close at night to prevent overwork and employees have Sundays off, he added.Officials also say only a handful of complaints have been submitted to the Tokyo local government and Olympic organising committee.But labour officials said that is merely evidence of workers’ reluctance to speak up because although they can request anonymity they are required to submit their name and phone number when filing a complaint.“Their logic is that since there is no filing of complaints, there is no problem,” a labour union official near Tokyo told AFP.“The system is just to establish an ‘alibi’ for them.”Share on: WhatsApp
The grandfather of a little Indiana girl who died after falling out the window of a cruise ship in Puerto Rico last year is agreeing to plead guilty to causing her death.Sam Anello’s lawyers yesterday agreed to plead guilty to negligent homicide charges in 18-month-old Chloe Wiegand’s death.Anello said that Chloe fell out of a window of the ship while they were docked but didn’t know the window was open. His lawyers say the plea deal comes with no jail time and no admission of facts. Legal experts say it’s the best outcome in the case. Anello will serve a probation sentence in Indiana.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityWHAT: The Les Bailey Writers Series returns for its fifth installment at Saint Martin’s University on October 4, with a presentation from poet Kathleen Flenniken entitled “A Case of–and for–Poetry.” The Les Bailey Writers Series is presented by the University’s English Department, with funding from the Leslie G. Bailey Endowment; the event is free and open to the public. The endowment honors the gifted and inspiring Saint Martin’s University Professor of English Les Bailey, Ph.D. A 1964 Saint Martin’s alumnus, Bailey returned to his alma mater in 1975 as a faculty member and later became chair of the English Program and dean of humanities. He continued to teach until his death in 2010.WHO: Kathleen Flenniken studied and worked as a civil engineer and didn’t discover poetry until her early 30s. Her collection “Plume,” published by University of Washington Press in 2012, is a meditation on the Hanford Nuclear Site and her home town of Richland, Washington. The collection won the Washington State Book Award and was a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America and the Pacific Northwest Book Awards. Her first book, “Famous,” which was published by University of Nebraska Press in 2006, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was named a Notable Book by the American Library Association. Her other honors include a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Artist Trust. She was the 2012 – 2014 Washington State Poet Laureate. She currently serves on the board of Jack Straw, an audio arts studio and cultural center. Flenniken holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Pacific Lutheran University, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering.WHEN: Thursday, October 4, 7:00 p.m.WHERE: Saint Martin’s University Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98503Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 26 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.