Arsenal’s Iwobi sends Nigeria to 2018 World Cup

first_img0Shares0000Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during their FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying match against Zambia in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on October 7, 2017 © AFP / PIUS UTOMI EKPEIABUJA, Nigeria, Oct 8 – Alex Iwobi’s goal saw Nigeria become the first African team to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia, while Ghana were eliminated in the qualifiers.A 73rd-minute strike by Arsenal forward Iwobi handed the Super Eagles a 1-0 success over Zambia in Uyo, ensuring top spot in Group B with a game to spare. “It was my goal to qualify this team to an amazing tournament like the World Cup,” said Nigeria captain Mikel Obi.“I’m proud to captain this team of great players and coaches.“My wife is Russian and she and the kids will be in Russia to cheer us at the World Cup.”Nigeria now have 13 points with second-placed Zambia on seven. Cameroon are on six points after defeating Algeria 2-0.Ghana, quarter-finalists at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, were eliminated after managing only a goalless draw in Uganda when needing a win to keep their slim hopes alive.It means Egypt can join Nigeria with victory at home to winless Congo on Sunday.Unbeaten leaders Nigeria moved to 10 points from four matches in Group B and a home win over Zambia on October 7, 2017 will clinch a sixth World Cup appearanceFailure to do so would mean Uganda can still pip them to top spot in Group E, with both facing away trips next month.Uganda, who were promised $3,000-a-man to beat Ghana, created the better first-half chances in Kampala but William Kizito spurned the best of those.Derrick Nsibambi could have headed the Cranes ahead in the 64th minute, but somehow missed the target from inside the six-yard box.South Africa recorded their first win in Group D with a 3-1 success against Burkina Faso despite losing Bongani Zungu to a red card in the second half for retaliation.Bafana Bafana raced to a 3-0 first-half lead with a highly controversial Percy Tau goal, followed by strikes from Themba Zwani and Sibusiso Vilakazi.Burkina Faso’s consolation was a superb free-kick by Bertrand Traore three minutes from time.Senegal top group D after late goals from Diafra Sakho and Cheikh N’Doye earned them a 2-0 win at Cape Verde.They now need to win one of next month’s double-header against South Africa to qualify, but all four teams remain in contention.Senegal have eight points with Burkina Faso and Cape Verde on six and South Africa on four.Senegal and South Africa have an extra game left because they must replay a match originally won 2-1 by Bafana Bafana that was annulled over match manipulation by the Ghanaian referee.DR Congo’s 2-1 win in Libya ensured Group A will go down to the wire, although Tunisia need only a point at home to Libya to secure qualification after Youssef M’Sakni’s hat-trick fired them to a 4-1 win at Guinea.In Group C, Khalid Boutaib’s hat-trick sent Morocco top with a 3-0 win over Gabon, who were eliminated.Ivory Coast dropped to second after drawing 0-0 in Mali on Friday but they host Morocco in a winner-takes-all clash next month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

South Africa’s rainbow salsa

first_imgOn the dance floor at Salsa Spirit.Samson MulugetaFind out more about using MediaClubSouthAfrica.com materialAfter 15 years of democracy, most South Africans of the idealised “Rainbow Nation” still live largely separate lives, primarily because of economic inequality and the legacy of apartheid residential rules that kept population groups apart for decades. Most of them worship with their kin, many schools are composed of students of mostly of the same hue, and sporting events attract different groups.People also tend to socialise among their own – going to coloured or Indian parties with no hint of apology. Other groups are welcome at these parties, but the prominent group wants to party to celebrate its cultural and ethnic traditions.One exception is salsa dancing.In Johannesburg, salsa is a steadily growing phenomenon that brings together a diverse group of people who otherwise have little in common. In a city that still parties along defined lines of culture and ethnicity, salsa is a common denominator for people who share nothing but their love of the dance.Around the world, salsa is a small underground phenomenon with fanatical following. Among the general public it may be better known than rave parties or Gothic rock, but not by much.  Yet salsa and its culture have been slowly gaining ground for the past several decades; you can find salsa clubs in any world-class city worth its salt. From London to Dubai, from Miami to Sydney, you can dance with like-minded souls almost every night of the week.Salsa is a secret and instantaneous passport into an unfamiliar city, where you can walk into a club and start dancing with anyone without hesitation. You don’t even need to speak the local language. Whether in Tokyo or Shanghai, salseros are conversant in the common language of this Latin dance that sprang from the barrios of Cuba, Columbia and the Dominican Republic.Some might consider salsa a silly, frivolous pastime, especially for those over 35 who still retain the dancing bug. But salsa lovers say that is precisely why they love it. The music seeps into their bones. They hold their heads high. Their chests are puffed out like the front of a Volkswagen. They usually sport a sly smile that seems to shout, “I’m having the time of my life!” Many testify to the therapeutic values of dancing, saying it’s impossible to dance salsa and be depressed at the same time.In Johannesburg, the salsa scene revolves around five instructors from diverse backgrounds, all with a loyal following.They include Vincent Moyce, a Zimbabwean who studied salsa in New Zealand, Emmanuel Sowah, who hails from Ghana, Vicky McRose, a white South African who studied in London, Anthony Yates, a white South African who had initially trained in ballroom dancing, and 27-year-old Thabo Molto, a black South African who has been studying dancing since he was 15.Salsa is so addictive that people who can’t spend 10 minutes on a treadmill at the gym will go for hours on the dance floor.About  60% or more of salsa students are female, a ratio that is similar around the world. Most women appear to be biologically wired to love salsa. When the music starts playing, they appear almost helpless in their attraction to the beat. Most guys are terrified they will make a fool of themselves on the dance floor and stay clear. But the few brave souls who stick with it become dedicated, invariably sharing their female partners’ addiction.Salsa teachers in JohannesburgThabo Moloto of Strictly Come SalsaSunday nights at 7 pmAddress: Cha Cha’s Dance Club, The PostHouse and Link Centre (above the Baron), Main Road, BryanstonPhone: 073 749 9022Email [email protected] to be put on the mailing listFacebook group: Sunday Afternoon SalsaCost: R50Vicky McRose of Hot ‘n Spicy Salsa SchoolWednesdays at 7:30 pmAddress: Club 96, corner of Witkoppen and Main Road, FourwaysPhone: 072 265 6101Email: [email protected] or [email protected]: www.salsa.za.net Facebook group: HNS SalsaCost: R50Vincent Moyce of AfroMambo Dance CompanyThursdays at 7 pmAddress: Dance Junxion, The Mall of Rosebank, Baker Street, RosebankPhone: 072 872 8582Email: [email protected] to be put on mailing listFacebook group: Afromambo Dance CompanyCost: R100Emmanuel Sowah of Salsa Spirit SA8 to 9 pmAddress: Lonehill Mall, 22 Lonehill Boulevard, LonehillPhone: 082 776 1027 or 074 288 1798Email: [email protected]: www.salsaspirit.co.za Facebook group: Salsa Spirit SACost : R50Anthony Yates of SalsAntTuesdays at 7:30 pm (beginners) and 8:30 pm (improvers)Address: Piaceri Mediteranean Restaurant, The Wedge, 255 Rivonia Road, RivoniaPhone:  084 501 3013Email: [email protected]: www.salsant.co.zaFacebook group: SalsAnt Salsa SchoolDo you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected] articlesRobyn Orlin – dancing up a storm Soweto’s state-of-the-art theatre Celebrating heritage with dancelast_img read more

Ashwell Prince retires from cricket

first_img27 March 2014Ashwell Prince, the first black man to captain South Africa’s national cricket team, announced his retirement from the game on Wednesday. He played 66 tests and 52 one-day internationals for the Proteas.Prince’s career in South Africa has ended, but he will play another season of county cricket with Lancashire in the winter before returning to Port Elizabeth, where he is aiming to open a football academy.He made history in July and August of 2006 when he captained South Africa on a tour of Sri Lanka after regular skipper Graeme Smith withdrew before the team’s departure because of torn ankle ligaments.Test debutA nuggety left-hander, Prince made his test debut against Australia at the Wanderers in February 2002. The Aussies hung a massive defeat by an innings and 360 runs on the Proteas in that game. However, Prince, batting at number three, scored 49 in South Africa’s first innings – the highest Proteas’ score of the match – and followed that up with 28 to be the second-highest run scorer for the home side.His test career finally ended in December 2011 against Sri Lanka in Durban. He had begun it batting at number three, but also served as an opener, and mostly as a middle-order batsman.Ranked tenth in the worldPrince was ranked as high as tenth in the world among test batsmen in January 2007.During his test career, he totalled 3 665 runs at an average of 41.64, striking 11 centuries and 11 fifties, with a highest score of 162 not out.He tallied 1 018 runs in one-day internationals at an average of 35.10, with a best of 89 not out.Prince claimed only one test wicket, but it was a good one, that of New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming, whom he bowled at Newlands in Cape Town after Fleming had scored a career best 262. Prince’s return that day in April 2006 was 1 for 2 in two overs.First class careerDuring his first-class career, he accumulated 15 801 runs at 43.29, with 37 centuries and 82 fifties. He also scored 5 911 runs in 250 List A matches, with three centuries and 31 fifties. In addition, he claimed 348 catches in domestic cricket.‘The ultimate Warrior’At a dinner in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday evening, Warriors coach Piet Botha called Prince “the ultimate Warrior”, saying his passion on and off the field had had a positive effect on the team, and that he had played a vital role in the success of the franchise over the past six years.“I am looking forward to a new phase in my life and am very grateful for the opportunities that cricket has afforded me,” Prince said.“I am thankful that I have had a wonderful career from a sport that I love, and thank everyone that has been involved in any way over the past 19 years of my career.”last_img read more

Green Scorpions target wildlife crime at OR Tambo

first_img15 April 2015Environmental Management Inspectors, commonly known as the Green Scorpions, have been deployed by the Department of Environmental Affairs at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg in an effort to help combat wildlife crime.“The Green Scorpions will work closely with other law enforcement agencies and departments at the airport, including the SA Police Service (SAPS), customs, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, the Department of Health and Department of Home Affairs,” said Albi Modise, Environmental Affairs spokesperson, said in a statement on Monday.He said the Green Scorpions and the police had already detected “non-compliance” with the Alien and Invasive Species Regulations related to reptiles and action would soon be taken.Enforcement“Shops trading in the International Departure Hall of OR Tambo have been checked to ensure that they comply with Nemba [National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act] regulations in order for people buying CITES [Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora] listed products to comply with permit requirements. A number of shops are currently in non-compliance,” Modise said. Notices would soon be issued.“It is critical to understand that permits are required for the export and import of Cites- listed species, such as cosmetic products made from Aloe Ferox and crocodile leather products, such as watch straps, handbags and belts.”A Green Scorpions team of 10 compliance officials have been deployed at the airport since 1 April to ensure compliance with current regulations regarding threatened or protected species, as well as the import of alien and invasive species.“Officials will ensure that prohibited invasive species do not find their way into the country without being detected and are destroyed, where necessary. People who do not comply with the Alien and Invasive Species Regulations will either be prosecuted or issued with Compliance Notices and Directives,” he said.Trade bansAction, such as the issuing of notices and fines, would be taken against non-compliance. Prosecution would follow criminal investigations, where necessary, he said.“Trade bans for commercial purposes relating to Cites-listed species have been put in place since 19 March 2015 for Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nigeria due to non-compliance with Cites plans and the Green Scorpions need to ensure that these bans are enforced,” Modise said.The Green Scorpions will also be deployed at South Africa’s other designated ports of entry and exit over time, Modise said.Report non-compliance with environmental laws by phoning the Environmental Crime Hotline at 080 020 5005Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

2018 Junior Market Lamb Sale

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 99-pound Champion AOB shown by Jacob Roeth of Troy sold to Buckeye Online Equipment, Tom Butler Farms, and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 138-pound Champion Brockle-Face shown by Jada Shroyer of DeGraff sold to Shroyer Show Stock, Post Cattle Co., Bambauer Fertilizer and Feeds, Dickman Supplies, Tri-County Vet Services, Hoge Lumber, Northstar Machinery and Hardware, and Star Glo/Star Igniter for $1,700. The 134-pound Champion Oxford shown by Elizabeth Shatto of Ft. Loramie sold to Shobert’s Feed Supplements and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 114-pound Champion Natural Color shown by Ian Johnson of Marysville sold to Mike Bumgarner, UPI Credit Services, Umbarger feeds/Eric King, and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $1,175. The 126-pound Champion Dorset shown by McKala Grauel of Ridgeway sold to Dickson Show Cattle Co., Overs Sisters, Mt. Victory Meats, Liberty Bank, Post Cattle Co., and Quest Credit Union, Hepburn Show Supply, and Shroyer Show Stock for $1,000. The 126-pound Grand Champion Open Class Lamb shown by Ava Shroyer of DeGraff was purchased by Huffman’s Market for $2,600. The 114-pound Champion Shropshire shown by Chase Eisenhauer of Bellevue was purchased by United Producers, Ohio Ag Net/ Ohio’s Country Journal and Umbarger feeds/Eric King for $1,200. The 138-pound Champion Southdown shown by Elizabeth Shatto of Ft. Loramie sold to United Producers, Ohio Ag Net/ Ohio’s Country Journal, and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 129-pound Reserve Natural Color shown by Caleb Stone of Troy sold to Buckeye Online Equipment and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 131-pound Champion Suffolk shown by Jordan Collom of New Vienna sold to Shroyer Show Stock and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 140-pound Reserve AOB shown by Linsey Eddy of Marysville sold to New Edition Club Lambs, Champion Choice Lamb Camp, and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $1,450. The 133-pound Reserve Dorset shown by Alaine Bremke of Wellington sold to Shroyer Club Lambs, Hudawan Facility Solutions, Umbarger feeds/Eric King, and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $1,175. The 124-pound Reserve Hampshire shown by Weston Stevens of Chillicothe sold to Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP and Umbarger feeds/Eric King for $1,175. The 129-pound Reserve Oxford shown by Hayden Harriman of Mansfield sold to Huntington Bank and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 130-pound Reserve Shropshire shown by Craig Schiff sold to Provico Farm and Show, Shroyer Show Stock, Gene Check, Custom Cabs, Hudawan Facility Solutions, and Stock Show Planet for $1,600. The 138-pound Reserve Southdown shown by Elizabeth Shatto sold to Huffman’s Market, and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 136-pound Reserve Suffolk shown by Carter Lampe of Bowling Green sold to The Anderson’s, UPI Risk Management, Lion’s Club Lambs, Umbarger feeds/Eric King, and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $1,175. The 126-pound Reserve Brockle-Face shown by London Reichert of New Weston sold to Shroyer Show Stock and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 128-pound Reserve Crossbred shown by Jada Shroyer of DeGraff sold to Shroyer Show Stock, Buckeye Online Equipment, and OSIA LEAD Council “Booster Banner” Program for $975. The 129-pound Reserve Grand Champion Open Class Lamb shown by Ian Johnson of Marysville was purchased by Huffman’s Market for $1,750. All exhibitors in the 2018 Market Lamb Sale got at least $975 with contributions from the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and LEAD Council Banner Booster Program including Apex Clean Energy, Fowler Family Southdowns, Backwoods Farm, Reynolds Club Lambs, Black Thunder Breaking Donkey’s — Garrett Krasula, Emma Matthews Photography, Tom Butler Farms, Amstutz Club Lambs, Kalmbach Feeds, Umbarger Feeds, Elvin Elifritz Double E Dorsets, Johnson Show Lambs.last_img read more

Microsoft Joins Groupon, LivingSocial with Bing Deals

first_imgRelated Posts In an example, Microsoft shows a search for a restaurant name in New York. In addition to links for user ratings, directions, its website, etc., a new link to the far right simply says “Deals.” From Bing, users can also make a reservation at that restaurant via Open Table integration, notes Microsoft.Via Mobile PhonesOn mobile phones, the Bing mobile website will now also feature a dedicated link to “Deals” directly on the mobile site’s homepage. From here, users will see the top daily deals in their metro area for the day. For deals even closer to home, a link to “nearby” deals will highlight places within just a few blocks of the phone’s current location. Other mobile features let users browse by keyword and category (movie theaters, food & dining, nightlife, arts & entertainment, etc.) and, as the “Dealmap” name implies, there’s also a map that shows where these deals can be found. Microsoft is joining the coupon craze popularized by sites like Groupon and LivingSocial with the launch of a new service called Bing Deals. The program is not an in-house creation built from scratch, but is being made available through a partnership between Microsoft and The Dealmap, a deal-tracking service that aggregates local deals, coupons and discounts from over 300 different sources and daily deal websites.Bing Deals will work both on the desktop and mobile (via m.bing.com) and is also heavily integrated into Bing’s search engine itself.In total, the new service will offer over 200,000 unique offers for over 14,000 cities and towns across the U.S., including those aggregated from sites like Groupon, LivingSocial and Restaurant.com.On the DesktopFrom Bing.com’s desktop search engine, deals will show up in the search results with a green deal icon. You don’t have to be specifically looking for a deal to find them – you could just be searching for the name of a local business, for example – and happen upon the deal. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Deals can also be shared with friends via email or clicked to immediately claim the deal with its provider. And like the desktop search engine, you don’t have seek out deals if that’s not what you’re looking for – any available bargains will be listed in the mobile Bing search results too, directly below the business offering the deal. sarah perezcenter_img Tags:#Microsoft#news#Real World#web For now, the mobile browsing experience is only available on iPhone and Android. No word yet on when it arrives on other operating systems or whether Bing’s standalone iPhone application will also feature a dedicated Deals link (as of now, it does not), but we imagine it will be updated soon.Correction: An earlier version of this article stated The Dealmap has over 100 sources. It has over 300. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Fibrocystic breast disease

first_imgDefinitionFibrocystic breast disease is a common way to describe painful, lumpy breasts.Alternative NamesFibrocystic breast disease; Mammary dysplasia; Diffuse cystic mastopathy; Benign breast disease; Glandular breast changesCausesThe exact cause of the condition is not known. Hormones made in the ovaries may make a womans breasts feel swollen, lumpy, or painful before or during menstruation each month.Up to half of women have this problem at some time during their life. It is most common between the ages of 20 and 45. It is rare in women after menopause, unless they are taking estrogen.SymptomsIn most cases, symptoms get better after menopause. If you take birth control pills, you may have fewer symptoms. If you are on hormone therapy, you may have more symptoms.Symptoms are more often worse right before your menstrual period. They tend to get better after your period starts.Symptoms can include:Pain or discomfort in both breastsPain that commonly comes and goes with the period, but may last through the whole monthBreasts that feel full, swollen, and heavyPain or discomfort under the armsThick or lumpy breastsYou may have a lump in the same area of the breast that becomes larger before each period and shrinks afterward. This type of lump moves when it is pushed with your fingers. It does not feel stuck or fixed to the tissue around it. This lump is common with fibrocystic breasts.Exams and TestsYour health care provider will examine you. This will include a breast exam. Tell your doctor or nurse if you have noticed any breast changes.advertisementIf you are over 40, ask your doctor or nurse how often you should have a mammogram to screen for breast cancer. For women under 35, a breast ultrasound may be used to look more closely at breast tissue.You may need further tests if a lump was found during a breast exam or your mammogram result was abnormal. Another mammogram and breast ultrasound may be done.TreatmentWomen who have no symptoms or only mild symptoms do not need treatment.Your health care provider may recommend the following self-care measures:Take over-the-counter medicine such as acetaminophen or ibuprofenApply heat or ice on the breastWear a well-fitting or sports braSome women believe that eating less fat, caffeine, or chocolate helps with their symptoms. But there is no evidence that these measures help.Vitamin E, thiamine, magnesium, and evening primrose oil are not harmful in most cases. Studies have not shown these to be helpful. Talk with your health care provider before taking any medicine or supplement.For more severe symptoms, your health care provider may prescribe hormones, such as birth control pills or other medicine. Take the medicine exactly as instructed. Be sure to let your provider know if you have side effects from the medicine.Surgery is never done to treat this condition.Outlook (Prognosis)If your breast exams and mammograms are normal, you do not need to worry about your symptoms. Fibrocystic breast changes do not increase your risk of breast cancer. Symptoms usually improve after menopause.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if:You find new or different lumps during your breast self examYou have newdischarge from the nipple or any discharge that is bloody or clearYou have redness or puckering of the skin, or flattening or indentation of the nippleReferencesMiltenburg DM, Speights VO Jr. Benign breast disease. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2008;35:285-300.Katz VL, Dotters D. Breast diseases: diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant disease. In: Lentz GM, Lobo RA, Gershenson DM, Katz VL,eds. Comprehensive Gynecology. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Mosby; 2012:chap 15.Review Date:11/15/2013Reviewed By:Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, General Surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more