Fitting In

first_imgOne of the things child psychologists spend a lot of time talking about is how hard it is for teenagers to find their “niche” in school.  In the old days, a lot of individuals did not come out for sports because they went to small rural elementaries and they believed they didn’t have a chance to make the team.  They did not know anybody from the “big” schools and were intimidated by this situation.Today, this problem occurs because of a much more mobile society.  Changing schools is a reality more than an oddity because their parents are more likely to change jobs than they were years ago.  Finding their niche is much easier if the student is willing to participate in sports or any school activity.  This is how you make new friends, and thus, you become accepted much faster.  You will be in a class with people you know because of your willingness to get involved.Fitting in wasn’t easy 60 years ago and it seems to be much harder today.last_img read more

Atletico’ stun ‘Real’ to win Stanbic IBTC-sponsored virtual football tourney

first_imgLead City Gladiators have emerged winner of the first ever Higher Institutions Football League e-football tournament.Lead City Gladiators clinched the top-prize after defeating the FUTA Tigers on a 5-4 aggregate score. The final match of the HIFL e-football tournament ended in a draw with each team scoring one goal each.This necessitated going into penalties to determine the winner.UI Pioneers won the bronze medal with a 2-0 win over DELSU Titans.The HIFL e-football tournament is an offshoot of the HIFL created by PACE Sports and Entertainment Marketing Limited.The creation of the virtual tournament was necessitated by COVID-19 pandemic and in line with social distancing laws that prevent the physical gathering of a large number of people. The theme of the tournament was: “Play Indoors for the World.”The matches were streamed live on HIFL’s digital platforms.The five-day contest involved gaming representatives from eight Nigerian higher institutions competing as top La Liga teams on the EA SPORTS FIFA 20.The participating higher institutions were Lead City University as Atletico Madrid; Federal University of Technology Akure as Real Madrid; Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti as Villareal; and University of Lagos as Valencia.Others were University of Ibada, University of Benin, Delta State University and Redeemers University Nigeria as Atletico Bilbao, Sevilla, FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad respectively. The knockout-style elimination tournament kicked off with FUTA Tigers and UI Pioneers winning the first of the Round of 8 proceedings against the ABUAD Stars and UNILAG Marines respectively.Lead City Gladiators also dominated the lock horns with UNIBEN Royals by 2-0, while DELSU Titans won 6-2 against RUN to book a spot in the Round of 4.The HIFL is sponsored by Stanbic IBTC.Speaking on the success of the e-invitational tournament, Bridget Oyefeso-Odusami, Head, Marketing and Communications, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, commended the creation of the gaming tournament.RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Oyefeso-Odusami noted that Stanbic IBTC as an organisation remains committed to the development of the Nigerian youth and would continue to support youth-centric innovations, despite limitations posed by the advent of COVID-19 pandemic.Tags: COVID-19E-Football TournamentHigher Institutions Football Leaguelast_img read more

The Latest: Duke trying to limit virus during fall sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Duke is taking additional steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during fall sports. That includes daily testing of athletes, coaches and staff in football, soccer, volleyball and field hockey. University President Vincent E. Price announced those steps Friday, with the daily testing focusing on the sports considered to be of higher transmission risk for transmission by the Atlantic Coast Conference’s medical advisory group.The school will require athletes in those sports to sequester in designated residential areas after competitions until cleared to return to the campus community through testing and monitoring.Price says teams will all travel by charter bus or plane and will ideally leave and return to campus on the same day.The school had previously announced that it will begin the football and fall sports seasons with no fans at home competitions.___ Associated Press The Latest: Duke trying to limit virus during fall sportscenter_img September 11, 2020 More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Jamaican Consulate in NY to Stage Reggae Music Exhibition

first_imgJamaica’s Consul General to New York, Mrs. Alsion Wilson NEW YORK – In celebration of Reggae Month, Jamaica’s Consulate General in New York in collaboration with VP Records, will host pop-up exhibition entitled “A Reggae Music Journey” at the consulate from the first of February to the 21st, during Reggae Month.The Exhibition, ‘A Reggae Music Journey’ is a historical display documenting the history of the Jamaican musical genre, and will feature artifacts including historic vinyl records from Van Pelt’s collection, and a platinum sales award for Sean Paul’s Dutty Rock LP presented to company President Randy Chin.A Reggae Music Journey was created to document the legacy of Reggae music and the role that the Chin family, through Randy’s Record Mart in Jamaica and later, VP Records have contributed to the development of the genre.An eight-panel display tells the label’s history dating to its origins as Vincent and Patricia Chin’s Randy’s Record Mart in Kingston in the late 1950s, extending to the present and featuring its 40-year run in Jamaica, Queens. The story of the company’s global impact and sustained relevance is woven into the story of Reggae itself.Some of the genre’s most admired artists, including Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy, Garnett Silk, Lady Saw, and Freddie McGregor – who either had key releases distributed by VP Records or were signed to VP Records – are featured in the exhibit as well. The exhibit includes the work of photographers David Corio, Anders Jones, Wonder Knack, Jonathan Mannion, Martei Korley and others.Jamaica’s Consul General to New York, Mrs. Alsion Wilson said the Consulate was very pleased to join with Jamaica and the rest of the world in celebration of Reggae Month. She said the staging of this exhibition will give Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica an opportunity to view this important exhibition.Mrs. Wilson pointed out that Reggae Month is of great significance as Jamaican music has been an important part of our culture, a source of Jamaican recognition on the world stage.She said on February 6, the birthday of Reggae icon, Bob Marley, the consulate will live stream the birthday celebrations from the Bob Marley museum on Hope Road.In 2018, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, added Reggae to  its list of  Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, as a cultural institution worthy of protection and preservation.In a statement on its website, UNESCO said of Reggae: “Its contribution to international discourse on issues of injustice, resistance, love and humanity underscores the dynamics of the element as being at once cerebral, socio-political, sensual and spiritual. The basic social functions of the music – as a vehicle for social commentary, a cathartic practice, and a means of praising God – have not changed, and the music continues to act as a voice for all.”In 2008, the government of Jamaica declared February as Reggae Month, to highlight and celebrate the impact of the musical genre on the country’ socio-economic development.At the launch event on Friday 31st January, VP Records plans to live stream its weekly music “Happy Hour” from 5pm – 6pm and provide a DJ from 6pm – 8pm for the reception.The Reggae Music Journey exhibit will go from the consulate to the newly refurbished VP Records retail store in Jamaica Queens.last_img read more

Camelot to launch annuity game ‘Set For Life’ inbound for March 2019

first_img Share Share Submit UK National Lottery operator Camelot has announced the upcoming launch of its brand new game – ‘Set For Life’ which will feature a top prize of £10,000 a month for a period of 30-years.The annuity prized game forms part Camelot’s new look portfolio, which has been developed to celebrate 25-years of the National Lottery this 2019.Tickets for ‘Set For Life’ are set to go on sale from Friday 15 March, with its draws held every Monday and Thursday (first draw scheduled for 18 March).In its press update, Camelot states that Set For Life will deliver something completely new from traditional lottery formats.Players will pick five main numbers from 1 to 47, and one ‘Life Ball’ from 1 to 10, and have the chance to win fixed prizes ranging from the top prize of £10,000 a month for 30 years to £5 for matching just two main numbers.Preparing for its new game launch, Camelot has created a dedicated page on The National Lottery website at www.national-lottery.co.uk/set-for-life detailing full game information and updates, Camelot CEO Nigel Railton said:“We’re really pleased to be enhancing our range of National Lottery draw-based games with the introduction of Set For Life. Annuity games really appeal to a growing number of people who like the idea of winning a prize paid out in regular instalments over the long term and are very successful in other countries. ““Most importantly, it rounds off what is now a more appealing and balanced portfolio of games that offer something for everyone – one of the key aims following our wide-ranging strategic review. We’ve now got a mix of compelling draw-based games that suit all tastes, play styles and pockets. That’s vital for The National Lottery’s long-term health – and will help to ensure that, in the years to come, we continue to deliver even more for our players and the millions of people for whom National Lottery funding is so crucial.” National Lottery Community Fund issues £14m in Climate Action grants August 24, 2020 Related Articles Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery August 26, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

#Donkomi: Brazilian forward Marco Silva joins AshGold

first_imgThe 24-year old attacker joins the team from Brazilian lower league side, Serra FC where played 5 times for the club.He played a total of 313 minutes for Serra FC before signing for AshGold.He becomes the second Brazilian to join the Miners this month after they appointed Ricardo Da Rocha their new head coach. AshGold have announced the signing of Brazilian forward, Marco Aurelio Silva Damasceno.The deal was announced by AshGold on Thursday on its Twitter handle.last_img

Brazil 2-1 Uruguay

first_imgBrazil scraped into the final of the Confederations Cup with victory in an emotional and highly-charged encounter at the Estadio Mineirao.Paulinho’s late header ensured the Selecao finally saw off a resilient Uruguay to set up a clash with Spain or Italy in the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.Fred had given Brazil a scarcely-deserved first-half lead, prodding home Neymar’s cross. But Uruguay hit back shortly after the interval when Edinson Cavani capitalised on an error from Brazil captain Thiago Silva to strike a low shot beyond Julio Cesar. Home goalkeeper Cesar had earlier saved Diego Forlan’s first-half penalty, after David Luiz pulled down Uruguay captain Diego Lugano.This was a test of character and spirit for Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Brazil but the jubilation among the players and coaching staff at the final whistle showed just how much this meant. Brazil never approached their fluent best but they did just enough to get over the line.The build-up had been every bit as passionate and spiky as the game itself. Cesar had described the rivalry between the nations as more intense than that of Brazil’s with Argentina, while Uruguay captain Diego Lugano had accused Neymar of attempting to fool referees by diving. But for all the talk, on both sides, of a fiesta of South American football, the match was fraught and fractious. Neither side found their fluency, as Uruguay drained the game of pace and momentum, quietening the crowd and adding to the mood of tension around the ground.But it was an incident in the 14th minute, involving two players who had featured in the build-up, that changed the mood. Uruguay won a corner and as the players jostled in the penalty area, Luiz grabbed a handful of Lugano’s shirt and the Uruguay captain went to ground for a penalty. The Brazil players surrounded Chilean referee Enrique Osses and the stadium erupted in fury. Forlan was made to wait and wait to take the spot-kick and his effort was low and tame, allowing Cesar to dive to his left and turn the ball behind with a flick of his glove.The noise that rumbled around the Estadio Mineirao initially appeared to shake Brazil from their slumber. And yet for the remainder of the half, they looked a side lacking cohesion, confidence and sustained threat – insipid not inventive.Uruguay continued to threaten, frustrating Brazil, snapping in tackles and denying them space. Rodriguez headed just over while Forlan fizzed a curling left foot shot just wide. It seemed it might take a mistake, some individualism or a piece of good fortune to break the deadlock and give Brazil hope – so it proved.With half-time in sight, Paulinho’s lofted pass spun perfectly into the path of Neymar. He forced the ball back across goal, but it was deflected into the path of Fred, via a deflection off Lugano, allowing the local boy to force the ball into the net with his shin. And yet Brazil were still prone to lapses in concentration. With the second half just minutes old, their captain Thiago Silva ended a calamitous series of errors by passing the ball to Cavani in the penalty area. The highly-rated Napoli striker fired a low shot beyond Cesar before many Brazilians had taken their seats, to level the game and stun Estadio Mineirao into silence for a second time.The introduction of home-town hero Bernard lifted the home crowd once more. His quick feet took him past two Uruguay defenders within minutes of his arrival only for Fred to fire high and wide when the ball finally came his way.Uruguay dropped deeper and deeper as Brazil went to the flanks in search of an opening. Cavani, though, still threatened. One shot deflected narrowly wide, but with time running out it was the hosts who struck the decisive blow. Neymar floated a corner over from the left and Paulinho rose highest to head in at the far post and spark scenes of jubilation.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo honoured by Real Madrid for club goals record

first_imgReal Madrid held a special ceremony to honour Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday after he became the club’s all-time leading scorer.Ronaldo scored his 322nd and 323rd goals on Wednesday in Madrid’s 2-0 win over Malmo in a Champions League game in Sweden, matching the mark previously held by Raul Gonzalez.The club, however, consider Ronaldo to have already broken the record, counting a deflected free kick in 2010 that was later officially credited to Pepe.Real presented Ronaldo with a custom-made trophy in a ceremony attended by his family and teammates at the Bernabeu on Friday.After a long video showing Ronaldo’s official presentation in 2009 and many of his greatest feats and important goals, club president Florentino Perez gave a speech praising the Portugal forward. “It’s a very emotional day for all Real Madrid fans,” Perez said. “One of our own has achieved something that was considered almost impossible to achieve. Only through his talent, his hard work and his determination was this possible.”Ronaldo also surpassed the 500 mark for career goals for club and country in the game against Malmo.”To me it’s an honour to receive this award. I didn’t expect it,” Ronaldo said. “When I wore Real Madrid’s jersey for the first time I never imagined that one day I would become the club’s greatest scorer, surpassing my friend Raul and the late [Alfredo] Di Stefano. I’m very happy.”Ronaldo needed 308 games to reach his mark, while Raul did it in 741 matches from 1994 to 2010.Ronaldo is also the all-time scoring leader in the Champions League with 82 goals, five more than the injured Lionel Messi. Several of Ronaldo’s teammates were present for the ceremony at the stadium, as well as Madrid coach Rafa Benitez and the player’s mother and young son. The 30-year-old Ronaldo posed for photos with all of them after the ceremony.”First of all, I need to thank my teammates,” he said. “Because without their support and their commitment, this achievement would never be possible.”Ronaldo caught the eye of talent scouts while playing for Sporting Lisbon in the early 2000s, earning a transfer to Manchester United as a teenager. The Portuguese forward moved to Real Madrid after nearly six seasons in the Premier League.”His name already is a legend in Real Madrid,” Perez said. “I hope the legend will keep on going.” –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Wimbledon 2019 schedule: TV channels, dates, times for every match at All England Club

first_imgDateRoundTime (ET)TV ChannelMonday, July 1First Round6 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN+Monday, July 1First Round6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.ESPNTuesday, July 2First Round6 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN+Tuesday, July 2First Round6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.ESPNWednesday, July 3Second Round6 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN+Wednesday, July 3Second Round6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.ESPNThursday, July 4Second Round6 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN+Thursday, July 4Second Round6 a.m. – 4 p.m.ESPNFriday, July 5Third Round6 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN+Friday, July 5Third Round6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.ESPNSaturday, July 6Third Round8 a.m. – 5 p.m.ESPNSunday, July 7Highlights3 p.m. – 6 p.m.ABCMonday, July 8Round of 16 Court 1, outer courts6 a.m. – 4 p.m.ESPN2Monday, July 8Round of 16 Centre Court8 a.m. – 4 p.m.ESPNTuesday, July 9Women’s quarterfinals Court 18 a.m. – 2 p.m.ESPN2Tuesday, July 9Women’s quarterfinals Centre Court8 a.m. – 4 p.m.ESPNWednesday, July 10Men’s quarterfinals Court 18 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN2Wednesday, July 10Men’s quarterfinals Centre Court8 a.m. – 4 p.m.ESPNThursday, July 11Women’s semifinals8 a.m. – 1 p.m.ESPNFriday, July 12Men’s semifinals8 a.m. – 2 p.m.ESPNSaturday, July 13Women’s final8 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPNSunday, July 14Men’s final9 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPNWimbledon schedule todayMen’s singles matchesLoading…Click here or refresh the page if today’s match schedule does not appear.Women’s singles matchesWimbledonAll start times are estimatesClick here or refresh the page if today’s match schedule does not appear.Wimbledon factsOpta has compiled a comprehensive list of stats and facts ahead of the tournament.Men’s singlesThe last 16 years at Wimbledon have been dominated by the same four players: Federer (8), Djokovic (4), Nadal (2), Murray (2). The last winner at Wimbledon before them was Lleyton Hewitt in 2002.Each of the last eight men’s titles at Wimbledon have been won by either Novak Djokovic (4), Roger Federer (2) or Andy Murray (2).Each of the last five men’s Grand Slam tournaments have been won by either Novak Djokovic (3) or Rafael Nadal (2).Since Wimbledon 2004, at least one of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal has been in the semi-final of every Grand Slam (60 times). No player has won consecutive titles at Wimbledon since Novak Djokovic did it in 2014 and 2015.Novak Djokovic has won only one title at Wimbledon as the top ranked player: it was in 2015 when Djokovic beat Roger Federer in four sets.Only Roger Federer (8), Pete Sampras (7) and Bjorn Borg (5) have won more men’s singles titles at Wimbledon in the Open Era than Novak Djokovic (4).Roger Federer has won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon eight times, the most among all players in Wimbledon’s history.Rafael Nadal has the opportunity to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year for the third time after 2008 and 2010, following his win at Roland Garros in June. Nadal was the last player to achieve a French Open – Wimbledon “double”.Rafael Nadal has not won consecutive Grand Slam titles since 2010 when he won at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open.Rafael Nadal has reached the semi-finals round in eight of his 10 last Grand Slam appearances. Should Stan Wawrinka win Wimbledon, he would become the 9th player to complete a career Grand Slam, having already won the Australian Open (2014), Roland-Garros (2015) and US Open (2016).French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem has never made it past the fourth round at Wimbledon and has been knocked-out before the third round on four of his previous five appearances.Kevin Anderson has failed to make it through the fourth round of any Grand Slam tournament since he reached the title game at Wimbledon in 2018.Alexander Zverev has never reached the quarter-finals in his previous four appearances at Wimbledon and only once has he made it to the fourth round at SW19.Stefanos Tsitsipas will aim to reach quarter finals at Wimbledon for the first time in his career after making it to the fourth round in 2018. Kyle Edmund has never made it past the third round at Wimbledon and has been knocked-out before the third round on five of his previous six appearances.Roger Federer is the oldest player to win the men’s singles at Wimbledon (35 years and 342 days old in 2017). Since his win in the tournament in 2017, he has reached the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament only twice (winner of the Australian Open 2018 and semi-final at Roland-Garros 2019).Women’s singlesOnly Naomi Osaka has won consecutive titles in the last 16 women’s Grand Slam tournaments (US Open 2018 and Australian Open 2019).Only Amelie Mauresmo (2006) and Serena Williams (2016, 2015, 2010) have won the women’s title at Wimbledon as the top ranked player in the last 15 years. 11 of the last 12 women’s singles finals at Wimbledon have been played out over two sets. The only exception being Serena Williams’ win over Agneszka Radwanska in 2012.Serena Williams has won more Grand Slam titles in the Open Era than any other player (23) and one more victory would see her draw level with Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 (13 in the Amateur Era, 11 in the Open Era).Serena Williams could win her eighth women’s singles title at Wimbledon, moving her clear of Steffi Graf’s tally and behind only Martina Navratilova (9) for singles titles at SW19.Serena Williams has not won any of the last nine Grand Slams, with her last win coming at the Australian Open in 2017 – this is Serena Williams’ longest span without a Grand Slam title since 2002.Should Serena Williams manage to win the title at Wimbledon without dropping a set it would be the seventh time she’s won a Grand Slam in that fashion, more than any other player (currently tied with Martina Navratilova on 6). The last woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon without losing a set was Marion Bartoli in 2013.Naomi Osaka has won two of the last three Grand Slam women’s titles (US Open 2018 & Australian Open 2019) but has never made it past the third round at Wimbledon.Angelique Kerber has the opportunity to become the first European woman to win back to back titles at SW19 since Steffi Graf in 1995-96.Angelique Kerber has reached the women’s final in two of her last three Wimbledon tournaments but has never made it to the semi-finals in consecutive years.Angelique Kerber has failed to reach the quarter-finals in any of her last three Grand Slam tournaments since she won the women’s title at Wimbledon in 2018.Ashleigh Barty has reached the quarter-finals in her last two consecutive Grand Slam tournaments but failed to reach that stage in her previous 17 appearances in a Grand Slam.Only one player has won both Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the same year since 1997: Serena Williams in 2002 and 2015.Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova has failed to make it past the third round at each of the last four editions of the tournament, this after reaching at least the quarter-finals in five consecutive appearances before that.Karolina Pliskova has reached at least the quarter-finals in two of her last three Grand Slam tournaments but has failed to make it past the fourth round at Wimbledon.Caroline Wozniacki has never made it past the fourth round at Wimbledon, she’s reached the quarter-finals at least twice at each of the three other Grand Slams.Sloane Stephens has reached the quarter-finals in three of her last five appearances in a Grand Slam tournament but only once in her seven appearances at Wimbledon.Garbine Muguruza has reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament only once since her triumph at Wimbledon in 2017 (semi-final at Roland-Garros 2018). 2019 Australian Open champ Naomi Osaka enters her third Wimbledon with the 2-seed, but she’s struggled in the past never advancing past the third round. Serena Williams comes in as the 11-seed looking to add to her list of 23 grand slam titles, including seven wins at the All England Club.Below is the full 2019 Wimbledon schedule, with daily TV coverage information and order of play for every round.LIVE: Follow SN’s coverage of Novak Djokovic vs. Roger FedererWimbledon 2019 scheduleThe 2019 Wimbledon tournament begins Monday, July 1. The tournament will take place daily over the following two weeks with an off day on Sunday, July 7. It will conclude with the women’s singles championship Saturday, July 13, and the men’s singles championship Sunday, July 14.Below is the round-by-round breakdown of the schedule for both men and women.Wimbledon TV channels, live coverageThe entire Wimbledon tournament can be viewed live on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+. In addition, viewers can stream the tournament online at ESPN.com and via the WatchESPN app. You can also follow the results with our live Wimbledon scoreboard. The 133rd edition of Wimbledon is here and there’s plenty of storylines to follow this year at tennis’ oldest major.Novak Djokovic earned the top seed for the men’s singles tournament while reigning French Open champ Ashleigh Barty boasts the No. 1 seed on the women’s side. Eight-time Wimbledon champ Roger Federer sits right behind Djokovic with the 2-seed while Rafael Nadal rounds out the top three with the 3-seed.last_img read more