Nigeria triumph in Mandela Challenge

first_img2-0 Ten minutes later, a good cross from Masilela on the left was nipped away from Bernard Parker by Ejide. Reneilwe Letsholonyane then tried his luck from distance, but failed to keep his effort down and it passed harmlessly over the bar. It was the Super Eagles’ sixth win in eight outings against South Africa. In fact, Bafana’s only win over the African champions, in the 2004 Mandela Challenge, remains the only match in which they have scored against the Nigerians. “They used the ball well. I think we gave the ball away quite cheaply in the second half.” Just too lateSouth Africa then put some pressure on the visitors, forcing a corner and taking the game into the Nigerian penalty area. Bernard Parker swept a ball across goal from the left and Siphiwe Tshabalala was just too late to redirect it with his right foot into Austin Ejide’s net. Although both teams had their chances, Nigeria enjoyed the better of the game, with Keshi’s second half changes making the crucial difference. After exploratory efforts from both sides, Nigeria produced the first meaningful attack in the 10th minute of the game when Nnamdi Oduamadi got behind defenders Eric Mathoho and Thabo Nthethe. Khune, though, was alert to the danger and stifled the Super Eagles’ foray. Nigeria defeated Bafana Bafana 2-0 in front of a disappointing crowd in the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Wednesday evening to enhance an already excellent record against the hosts. Igesund’s assessment“I thought the first half was quite evenly matched situation. I think they became much better in the last third. Crucial difference “I think it was an excellent game,” Bafana coach Gordon Igesund told afterwards. Nigeria threatened again five minutes later when Sunday Mba found Elderson Echiejile in the box, but Echiejile’s volley passed over the crossbar. Bafana had their chances to change that dismal record in Durban, but Nigerian substitute Uche Nwafor was the only man to find the back of the net, doing it twice in the second half to secure victory for Stephen Keshi’s charges. John Ogu came close for the African champions, but his curling shot hit the outside of a post and went behind for a goal kick. Jackpot!Jackpot! Just four minutes into the second stanza, Nwofor put Nigeria in front, netting with a cheeky back-heel. Moses made the initial penetration before finding Oduamadi, who set up Nwofor for the shot. Excellent techniqueBafana’s Tokelo Rantie then shot straight at Ejide, while SA skipper Khune showed excellent technique to get his body behind a long-range shot from Obinna Nsofo, which bounced awkwardly in front of him. Chasing the game, Bafana’s Lerato Chabangu tried to catch Ejide off his line, but his shot was too high. Parker, too, couldn’t keep the ball down from a free kick with just over 10 minutes remaining. Super Eagles’ coach Keshi made three changes at the break, bringing on Victor Moses for Sunday Mba, Ahmed Musa for Obinna Nsofor, and Uche Nwofor on for Shola Ameobi. As the half drew to a close, Rantie found the side of the Nigerian netting, while Reneilwe Letsholonyane fired straight at defender Godfrey Oboabona. The African champions showed a willingness to shoot from range and kept Bafana goalkeeper and captain Itumeleng Khune busy throughout the contest. The home team by contrast, tried to get the ball out wide, without much success, before crossing into the Nigerian box. In the 68th minute, Nwofor made it Nigeria 2, South Africa nil. Moses was again prominent in the build-up, beating a defender before finding Musa, who cut the ball back, leaving VVV Venlo striker Nwofor with an easy tap-in. 15 August 2013 In the 91st minute, Siphiwe Tshabalala managed to create some space and fired off a shot, but Ejide maintained his clean sheet and secured a 2-0 victory for the Super Eagles.last_img read more

How to Save Money by Migrating to Cloud Computing

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Much has been written about the benefits of cloud computing. Cost savings are one of the biggest benefits cited, but how can you make sure you’re actually maximizing your savings? Diversity analyst Ben Kepes has written a white paper for Rackspace called Moving your Infrastructure to the Cloud: How to Maximize Benefits and Avoid Pitfalls. This paper is a good introduction to the subject of cloud computing and would be of benefit to anyone making a decision about migrating to the cloud.Refreshingly, the white paper is available in HTML instead of as a PDF and requires no email address or registration to view.Capacity vs. UsageKepes emphasizes the following financial benefits of Infrastructure-as-a-Service:Economies of scale – IaaS vendors can offer cheaper access to infrastructure by purchasing equipment in bulk.Pay as you go for what you use – With cloud computing, you can pay for what you use, like a utility, instead of investing in a fixed capacity infrastructure that may either exceed or fall short of your organization’s needs.Cloud services can be paid for out of the operating expenditures budget – And because computing resources are paid for like a utility, they can be paid for out of the operating expenditures budget instead of capital investments.Kepes emphasizes the need for organizations to select IaaS vendors that allow them to actually take advantage of these benefits. For example, it’s important that customers make sure than billing for cloud services is as granular as possible.Kepes also looks at issues such as Service Level Agreements, support and compliance. This is the first of a series of free white papers by Kepes. Hopefully we’ll see further depth as wall as papers for more advanced practitioners.Photo credits: Flickr user Kevin Dooley Related Posts klint finleycenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud#cloud computing last_img read more

Federer looks to bond with Nadal, maybe face him at US Open

first_imgKEY BISCAYNE, FL – APRIL 02: Roger Federer of Switzerland (left) and Rafael Nadal of Spain (right) shake hands after Federer defeated Nadal in the men’s final match on day 14 of the Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 2, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Rob Foldy/Getty Images/AFPRoger Federer is as curious as tennis fans around the world to see if he will finally play against Rafael Nadal for the first time at the US Open.But even if not, the two career leaders in men’s Grand Slam titles will have the chance to bond as teammates and possibly even doubles partners later this month in a new Europe versus The World team event.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES “I’m happy I’m still around. Rafa fought well through again today. I’m happy for him, too. We’ll see if it gets done or not. I’m curious to see myself.”Federer is having a banner season after some suspected he might never lift another Grand Slam trophy, taking the Wimbledon and Australian Open crowns.Nadal has done the same at age 31, winning his 15th Slam title by capturing his record 10th French Open crown.But the long-time rivals will team up on September 22-24 for the Laver Cup in Prague, a new three-day team event pitting Bjorn Borg’s European squad against a World lineup guided by John McEnroe.Federer and Nadal will work together alongside Austria’s Dominic Thiem, Czech Tomas Berdych, Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Croatia’s Marin Cilic.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Rafa, he has been such a wonderful champion and a good friend of mine on the tour, one of my big rivals for life, that it’s just nice to be able to spend some time with him and support him,” Federer said.Federer, who would be the oldest US Open champion in the Open Era (since 1967), was also excited about the chance to spend time with 61-year-old Swedish legend Borg, an 11-time Grand Slam champion who captain’s the European side.“For me to spend time with Bjorn, it’s quite rare,” Federer said. “He doesn’t spend so much time on the tour. When he shows up, it’s short. I feel every minute you get with him is a privilege.“Here we are, he’s going to be stuck with us. So it’s going, I think, to be very special for all of us, particularly me. I mean, I have incredible respect for him.”Federer said if he could turn back the clock and face one all-time icon from another era, it would be Borg in his prime, when he was winning six French Open and five Wimbledon crowns from 1974 to 1981.“If I could play one player ever going back, I feel like it would be Bjorn,” Federer said. “I feel he’s that incredibly good, for what he did for the game. If I look how he played, what he brought to it, it’s crazy.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Good for a change, yes, after all these years,” Federer said. “If I can help him, great. If he can help me, even better.”Federer rolled into the fourth round of the US Open on Saturday, extending his bid for a 20th career Grand Slam title by downing Spanish 31st seed Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-3, 7-5.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe 36-year-old Swiss third seed, seeking a record sixth title on New York hardcourts, could meet world number one Nadal in a Friday semi-final at Arthur Ashe Stadium in the one Slam where they have never played.“For many years Rafa and me, we’ve tried to play against each other here, and it just didn’t work out,” Federer said. “Now this week, I don’t feel necessarily the pressure’s there. Ex-NBA star Stoudemire won’t play for Jerusalem next season Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Andy Serkis Travis Knight in fray for Venom sequel directing job

first_imgLos Angeles: Andy Serkis is among the top contenders for the directing job of “Venom 2”, the the sequel to Sony’s 2018 antihero blockbuster. According to Variety, Ruben Fleischer, who directed the first part, has chosen not to return as he is currently busy with the post production of “Zombieland: Double Tap”. Besides Serkis, who has directed films such as “Breathe” and “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle”, the studio is also in talks with “Bumblebee” director Travis Knight and Rupert Wyatt. Starring Tom Hardy in the title role, “Venom” was a global hit for Sony, earning over USD 850 million in worldwide gross. The film also featured Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed in pivotal characters. Hardy is expected to return for the sequel, which has a script from Kelly Marcel. The studio hopes to start shooting the project later this year.last_img read more

Ohio State womens soccer clinches postseason spot behind Paradisos 2 goals

OSU senior forward Michela Paradiso (9) during a game against Purdue on Oct. 9 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Anbo Yao / Lantern photographerMichela Paradiso saved her best for last. Playing in her final home game for the Ohio State women’s soccer team, the senior midfielder/forward netted a career-high two goals to lift the Buckeyes over Michigan State on a rainy Wednesday evening at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.With the win 2-0 over the Spartans, OSU (10-5-3) clinched the No. 7 seed in the Big Ten tournament, which is set to begin on Sunday.“I knew we needed this game to enter the Big Ten tournament so I just wanted to help carry my time and show them what it takes to come out on top,” Paradiso said.The game, which was senior night for Paradiso and forwards Marisa Wolf and Katelyn Kraft, was a perfect finale for the players to end their careers in Columbus on.OSU got on the board early on. In the third minute of play, Paradiso — an Upper Arlington, Ohio, native — possessed a corner kick from sophomore midfielder Nikki Walts and finished from 15 yards out.With the win, the Buckeyes are 9-1 when they get on the board first on the season.The hometown girl’s story just continued to get better.“(Paradiso) has really found herself this year,” OSU coach Lori Walker said. “Michela’s a very serious young woman. She takes her academics seriously, she takes herself seriously and her soccer. So what I’m proud of is that she’s really found a way to enjoy everything.”Perhaps it was the way Walker prepared Paradiso in the morning that propelled the senior to be successful on Wednesday night.“I said to her this morning, ‘Just soak it all in because you don’t get these moments back.’ So I think for her to have those goals and help carry her team into the Big Ten tournament and what we were calling a championship game today, I’m just so proud of her,” Walker said.In the 31st minute, Paradiso drew a penalty kick and finished to her right for her second goal of the night and her fifth of the season.Heading into halftime, OSU led the Spartans 8-4 in shots, including 5-1 on the frame. The teams were knotted in corner kicks at two.The Spartans brought on very physical play in the first half, and Walker said she prepared her team to stay at ease and not feed into negative energy.The Buckeyes were unrelenting in their pressure in the second half though they sat comfortably with their two-goal lead.“We really felt that was the biggest challenge. In soccer, a 2-0 lead is most difficult because all it takes is one goal and all of a sudden the team gets their confidence back and your team feels like they’re on their heels,” Walker said. “We just challenged them to step up and make sure that we did all of the little things again.”Freshman goalkeeper Devon Kerr was in the net for the entire 90 minutes as opposed to the Buckeyes’ usual starter, redshirt junior Jillian McVicker,..“Devon is such a big presence, physically. She makes great reactionary saves,” Walker said. “Devon is so young so there’s still a lot of experience that she needs to gain so for us today she really did what she needed to do.”Walker said she could not be more proud of her team and how it rose to the challenge presented to them.“I want them to really enjoy this moment right now while we wait to see where we’re headed,” Walker said.The win for the Buckeyes gave them the No. 7 seed in the Big Ten tournament, which granted them a matchup with No. 2-seeded Wisconsin.“This is what you’ve done all this work for,” Walker said. “The excitement is that we’ve gotten there and now let’s see what kind of run we can put ourselves on.”Paradiso last appeared in the Big Ten Tournament as a freshman, so she said she is excited to return in her final year wearing the scarlet and gray.“It feels so good,” she said. “For a lot of these girls it’s their first trip to the Big Ten (tournament), only the senior class has been there. I’m just so happy to bring back that tradition … of going to the tournament.”OSU’s quarterfinal matchup against the Badgers is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. on Sunday in Madison, Wisconsin. read more

Mens Basketball Kam Williams came through for Ohio State nearing end of

Ohio State redshirt senior guard Kam Williams (15) celebrates after making a 3-pointer in the first half of the game against Rutgers on Feb. 20. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThere was just 1:54 remaining in the game when South Dakota State forward Reed Tellinghuisen knocked in his second free throw to tie his team’s first-round game in the NCAA Tournament against Ohio State at 70.Had the Buckeyes crumbled in that next 1:54, redshirt senior guard Kam Williams’ five-year career at Ohio State could have ended abruptly — not with a bang, but with a whimper.But Williams, always the most energetic player on the court for Ohio State, was not going to allow his team to exit the NCAA Tournament with a whimper. Just 18 seconds later, Williams heaved up a 3-pointer, was fouled and drilled the shot.After making the free throw — and three more after being fouled on another 3-point attempt — Williams gave his team the lead and set them up with a Saturday date against Gonzaga in the Round of 32.For someone who has never really shined for an extended period of time at Ohio State, Williams had a memorable performance to keep his team’s title hopes alive. He has always shown glimpses of becoming a potentially dynamic player, but just has never broken out. Williams scored more than 20 points in a game at least once in each of the past four years. Overall, he has achieved the feat six times. There have been times when he appears unstoppable from beyond the arc.However, for as often as he appeared flawless from 3, Williams also would attempt low-percentage shots that halted his team’s momentum or just quickly gave the ball back to the opposition.He also has had discipline issues. Before the team began its game against Illinois on Feb. 4, it announced Williams would be suspended indefinitely. He missed games against Illinois, Purdue and Iowa while head coach Chris Holtmann said he was finishing up work on a project.When he returned, he had to fight for the starting spot from sophomore forward Andre Wesson until he finally reclaimed it with a 13-point performance against Rutgers on Feb. 20 in his final home game as a Buckeye.The once-four-star prospect who came to Ohio State as the No. 72 prospect in the 2013 class would at times excite fans, but would frustrate them at other times.His final season has had a different feeling to it though. In past seasons, he has seemingly been a loose cannon that could function properly or backfire. There was no telling what to expect from Williams in a given night. In his final season, Williams has seemed more controlled. It seems that a player who has always been a wild card finally found his niche. His role was no longer someone who needed to carry the team on certain nights and try to knock down a shot every time he had his hands on the ball. Instead, he fit the role of a player who was free to find space when a player like redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop was double-covered and knock down an open 3 and play consistent defense. The overall numbers aren’t his best. His 8.2 points and 0.7 assists per game averages would both be the third best of his career and the two rebounds per game are 0.1 shy of last season’s average. His shot selectivity has shown improvement, however, with his 48.6 percent and 44 percent field goal and 3-point success rates both representing career-high marks. Though he does not try to be the backbone of the team anymore, there are still times he still can provide the Buckeyes with momentum.During the middle of the first half, Williams stole an attempted cross-court pass from junior center Mike Daum and took it up the court before eventually knocking down a 3. Forty-four seconds later, he raced from the corner to get under the basket and extend his team’s lead to 26-18. He later had his seven-point streak late in the second half to give the Buckeyes the lead and ice the win.Williams has steadily improved in his final season in scarlet and gray, even if the numbers don’t directly show it. He has battled through a lot, including the suspension, to get to the point where he set the Buckeyes up for another game in the NCAA Tournament.His time as a Buckeye is drawing to an end. As long as he can help it, the team will continue to play on and ensure his final season ends with a bang. There’s no telling what will happen when fifth-seeded Ohio State faces No. 4 Gonzaga, a team that beat the Buckeyes 86-59 earlier in the season. It could be the final game for Williams. So too could have been Thursday’s game against South Dakota State.But thanks to his late-game heroics against South Dakota State, he has bought himself at least 40 more minutes. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio States seniors pull out win it needed to keep

Ohio State senior point guard C.J. Jackson (3) looks to pass the ball in the first half of the game against Indiana at the Big Ten tournament in Chicago on Mar. 14. Ohio State won 79-74. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorCHICAGO — With a little less than 33 minutes to go in the game, Ohio State appeared to be strolling through its first matchup in the Big Ten tournament.That final 7:10 made the Buckeyes’ victory against Indiana anything but a walk in the park.In a game that showed the highs and lows that Ohio State has endured throughout the season in one 40-minute span, the Buckeyes managed to come out on top with a 79-75 win despite being outscored 32-16 by the Hoosiers in that final 7:10.It is a win that will likely give Ohio State enough to sneak into the NCAA Tournament, and it is mostly thanks to a pair of seniors who weren’t ready to play their final game.Senior guard C.J. Jackson and redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods combined for 11 of the team’s 16 final points to keep Ohio State afloat during a barrage from Indiana’s offense, and finished with 35 of the team’s 79 points for the game.In a game that head coach Chris Holtmann called one of the best he’s seen from the redshirt senior guard, Woods said he had something extra to play for. “Definitely one of my better games as a Buckeye,” Woods said, “and I definitely wanted to play tomorrow.”The pair of seniors did find help from sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson, whose impact following a three-game suspension was immediately felt on both ends, with 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.But down the stretch, Holtmann went to the players he knew wanted to win the most. He especially relied on his 23-year old fifth-year guard.“[Woods] was tremendous. I thought he was tremendous in every way,” Holtmann said. “I thought he’s looked, since the 10-minute mark of the Wisconsin game, like a guy that wasn’t ready to see his career over any time soon. And that’s what you hope in seniors.”Ohio State had the defensive strategy it needed to make this game a blowout: forcing Indiana, the worst 3-point shooting team in the Big Ten, to 27 shots from deep, tying a season high.It was playing like a team that is worthy of making the NCAA Tournament. But then, up 20, it all nearly collapsed in the blink of an eye.The Buckeyes were still forcing deep shots, except the Hoosiers started making them. Indiana hit its final six 3-pointers down the stretch and 13 of its final 17 shots overall.While Ohio State held on for dear life on the defensive end in the midst of 13-0 and 7-0 runs that each occured down the stretch, it was Jackson who hit a 3 to end the first run, and Woods who hit a layup to end the second.The big shots didn’t stop there. With Indiana within single digits, Jackson inbounded a pass to Woods with two seconds on the shot clock. Woods hit the jumper with the shot clock expiring to bring Ohio State’s lead back to 10.Woods ended the night with 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists on 9-of-13 shooting, the most he has scored in a game since Nov. 15 against Creighton. Jackson finished with 17 points, 15 of which came in the second half, five rebounds and five assists.The pair has not combined for that many points in any game this season.For Jackson, if the Buckeyes, with a matchup against top-seeded Michigan State and beyond still left to boost their resume, does make it back to the NCAA Tournament, it will be his second time there.But for Woods, it could be his first legitimate opportunity, after losing in an NCAA Tournament play-in game to Kansas State during his time at Wake Forest.Still, the redshirt senior guard is far from satisfied, knowing what it means if Ohio State can pull off an upset against the Spartans.“I hope we’re in,” Woods said. “But if we win tomorrow, I feel like we’re definitely in, we just gotta keep it going.”Both seniors may not have had the seasons they wanted. Jackson’s points per game and shooting percentage have declined from a season ago, and Woods is averaging the fewest points per game in his collegiate career.But for both players, they knew this could have been their final game with a loss to Indiana.For both players, it was that added motivation that could punch their ticket come Selection Sunday. read more

Fans worried for AlexanderArnold ahead of Wednesday clash

first_imgPrior to the first leg of the quarter-final clash of the Champions League clash between Liverpool and Manchester City, fans have been worried for the well-being and defensive capabilities of Trent Alexander-Arnold.TAA has been suffering for quite a while now – he was initially tormented by Marcus Rashford in the eventual loss to Manchester United and then a few weeks after, it was Wilfried Zaha that took care of the young man in Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday according to Football Insider 24/7.Zaha had noticed the mistakes Alexander-Arnold encountered with his positioning, which helped him win an early penalty, converted by Luka Milivojevic.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Joe Gomez is out due to an injury and Nathaniel Clyne has not played a single minute in this Premier League season, which makes claims for bringing him back right now really doubtful.However, fans have been extremely worried about his performance against Manchester City, as he will need to be taking care of Leroy Sane, the Citizens’ left winger, who has been in an extraordinary shape.last_img read more

Police continues investigation in the death of Kevino Smith

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Press Release update: RTCIPF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, TCI, January 19. 2017 – Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force began further work on Grand Turk in the continuance investigation surrounding the disappearance and subsequent death of Kevino ‘Bah’ Smith.On Friday 6th March 2015, Kevino Smith was reported missing by his parents. Following the report, a police investigation was launched. As a result of extensive searches by the police and members of the community, his body was later found in the Breezy Brae area on Thursday 16th April 2015.   Following the discovery of his body, a number of people have been arrested on suspicion and are currently on bail for numerous offences which includes Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Perverting the course of justice.The renewed enquiries by police are the first of many that will be conducted on the island of Grand Turk to find the persons responsible for this crime.  We are determined to establish what happened to Kevino and how he came to lose his life, which we hope will bring some closure and small comfort to his family.   The police are aware that there are persons within the Grand Turk communities who may have vital information which can assist the investigation. We, therefore, appeal to you to come forward with any information that you may have.Anyone with information surrounding Kevino Smith’s murder, location or any information relevant to this investigation is asked to call the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force at 911 or 941-4448 extension 81843 or 81837 or use the untraceable, anonymous Crime Stoppers Miami number at 1-800(TIPS) or 1-800-8477.   No names or numbers are requested, and only the information provided is passed on to the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force. Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Recommended for you Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA #MagneticNewsMedialast_img read more