Ghana goalkeeper Kwarasey returns to action in Norway after successful eye surgery

first_imgGhana goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey has returned to action in the Norwegian top-flight after undergoing a successful eye surgery.The Black Stars shot-stopper missed this month’s World Cup qualifiers against Sudan and Lesotho because of the surgery to correct the eye problem.The Stromsgodset goalkeeper took full advantage of the one-month break of the Norwegian top flight last month to correct his eye problem.He returned to action for the first time since his surgery on Sunday as he captained his club in their 1-0 defeat to Rosenborg in a league match on Sunday.It was the first time in action since he played in their 2-1 home win over Aalesund before the Eliteserien went on a break last month.The operation on his eye has massively boosted his vision which will be of good importance for his performances for the Black Stars in future. The Norway-born star underwent the surgery while the Black Stars were playing in Sudan and Lesotho and used the period to recover from the surgery which was successful.Kwarasey has defended the timing of surgery although it would mean him missing two crucial 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Sudan and Lesotho next month.“It’s decent timing to do it now that we have conceded the least goals (seven of eleven games). In addition, we lead the table,” Kwarasey said.The 25-year-old has featured in all 13 league matches for his side Stromsgodset who lead the table.last_img read more

Middletown’s Halloween Hullabaloo Set for Oct. 28

first_imgCome to Poricy Park on Friday, October 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a Halloween Hullabaloo presented by Middletown Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs, the Middletown Arts Center and the Poricy Park Conservancy. Free admission. Costume contests begin at 5 p.m. Categories are Ages 2 & Under, Ages 3-5, Ages 6-8, Ages 9-12 and Groups of 2 or More. Haunted Hayrides begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the awe inspiring Mad Science Show at 6 p.m. Don’t miss cartooning with the Doodle Dude and a free candy bag for the kids. Weather permitting. Poricy Park is located at 345 Oak Hill Road, Middletown, NJ. (Use Red Bank for GPS). Call (732) 842-5966 for voicemail.last_img

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Emergency Services Camp Team

first_imgAlmost 30 students between Grades 10-12 from throughout the West Kootenay successfully completed the 2016 Nelson Emergency Services Camp.The camp is coordinated by the Nelson Police Department in conjunction with the Nelson RCMP, Nelson Fire Rescue, Nelson Search and Rescue, and BC Ambulance and is based on previous successful years of Police Camp in Nelson.Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the students and instructors at the three day camp with Team of the Week.last_img

Terry’s marathon run from Donegal to Dublin for a great cause!

first_imgA Donegal businessman is going more than the extra mile for charity after undertaking to do five marathons in five days!Terry Hughes, the proprietor of TJ Hughes Service Station on the Belleek Ballyshannon border, is currently running from Ballyshannon to Dublin.He started yesterday and finishes with the Dublin Marathon on Sunday. Terry is taking on this huge challenge in a bid to raise €10,000 for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.Terry’s route will take him to Florencecourt, then onto Cavan, Kells, Dunboyne finishing up in Dublin.He has been training every day, both on the roads and in the gym.Terry said “The Jack & Jill Foundation is a charity which is special to me. I was lucky enough to learn more about it at a conference and it really struck a chord with me that there’s no state support available for children born with severe development issues – my own child has diabetes and in comparison we have all the support in the world – so I felt it was important to do my bit. Running the 5 marathons in 5 days is also a huge physical challenge for me. “I’ll certainly not have too many opportunities to do something like this in the future, but I’m delighted that I’ll have some local runners accompanying me on stretches along the route, and I’ll have volunteers to cycle a rickshaw to carry all the essentials along the way. I’ve already held a fundraising day, bingo and coffee morning for Jack & Jill – and people were really supportive and very generous, but I still have some way to go to hit the €10,000 target, so I urge everyone to dig deep and donate what they can to help me support this fantastic cause.”The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation provides much needed nursing care & direct funding to families of children from birth to 4 years old with severe neurological development issues throughout Ireland, enabling them to take a break from the daily marathon of caring their sick child. The service which is nationwide, with no waiting list and operates 365 days a year, delivered by a network of over 1,000 nurses also includes end of life care.Jonathan Irwin, CEO said  that on behalf of the 300 children and their families under their wing, he wanted to wish Terry the very best of luck with this huge challenge.“One marathon is enough for most people, but Terry is doing five, and I have to take my hat off to him for that! It is champions like Terry that keep Jack & Jill going every year, and the fact that we support children all along his route, including 6 in Donegal, 4 in Cavan, 10 in Meath and 69 in Dublin just shows the reach of Jack & Jill, having supported over 2,000 families since 1997, families in every community, families who will be reminded that they don’t walk their pathway alone, as people like Terry are willing to get out and run to support them.“We hope the road stretches out ahead of him and there’s a gentle wind on his back and I would remind people that every €16 raised by Terry funds 1 hour of home nursing care for a sick child.” If you would like to make a donation, please check out Terry’s details on www.jackandjill.ie or https://www.facebook.com/TJ-Hughes-Service-Station-212679015471562/Terry’s marathon run from Donegal to Dublin for a great cause! was last modified: October 28th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Generation Earth founder Catherine Constantinides one of SA’s new 21 Icons

first_imgCatherine Constantinides has also been named the Top South African Young Woman Entrepreneur for Women Empowerment, and South African Youth Entrepreneur at the South African Premier Business Awards. (Image: Catherine Constantinides)Environmental activist, social entrepreneur and accomplished agent for change Catherine Constantinides has been chosen as one of the next generation of South Africans in the new series of the acclaimed 21 Icons photographic and documentary project, which celebrates local leaders, influencers and role-models.The executive director of the Miss Earth South Africa Leadership Programme, Constantinides was named one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans for 2014, is an Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow, and the Lead SA executive in charge of mobilising active citizens. Her CV would be intimidating for someone twice her age.At 16 Constantinides had started her own business to highlight social issues. By 21 she’d launched her own arts, music and entertainment magazine. She has also been named the Top South African Young Woman Entrepreneur for Women Empowerment, and South African Youth Entrepreneur at the South African Premier Business Awards.Find out more about 21 Icons:But as the founder of global youth network Generation Earth, her main passion is the fight to stop climate change. A low-carbon, sustainable future is the legacy she would like to create.“Through the work I do, the most important thing for me is to leave a world where we don’t have to worry about climate change, sustainability and low-carbon cities,” Constantinides said in a recent interview with CNBC Africa.“I really want us to leave a future where those things are already taken care of, because of how human beings behave. If we can teach people to be sustainable as a way of life, we’re heading in the right direction.“We need to look at corporate South Africa to assist us in mobilising, moving forward, in order for us to have a green economy. But at the same time, a lot of the work I do is to empower young people to think differently.”Watch Catherine Constantinides discuss our low-carbon future on CNBC Africa:“It’s one thing to have a green economy,” Constantinides said. “But if we don’t have young people who are passionate about a low-carbon future, we don’t have anyone to plug into that green economy.“Children must be exposed to renewable energy, to the possibilities of science and technology, from a young age, in order for them to think differently. By the time they are 11 or 12 years old, they will then be able to be innovative and creative.”Previous South African luminaries featured in the 21 Icons project include Nobel Peace Prize winners Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and FW de Klerk, and Nobel literature laureate Nadine Gordimer.last_img read more

Kings of the NCAA

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “They (Lyceum) really made us earn it (this championship),” said Bolick, who had 18 points, five rebounds and six assists in the title-clincher.“This is the finals and if we only we can have two champions, I would be glad to give it to them too.”Coming out strong in the second half of the season after struggling with a knee injury, Tankoua was named finals Most Valuable Player after tallying 22 points and 18.5 rebounds in the two games.The game was hanging in the balance heading into the final two minutes, but just like in Game 1, Bolick took charge with a lay-up and a big triple that sewed up the win, 89-82, with 50 seconds remaining, after Mike Nzeusseu put the Pirates within, 82-83, with a three point play.“I always visualize that it will always be close games,” said Bolick. “I was comfortable making that three because I’ve been practicing hard for it.”ADVERTISEMENT PH cagers reinforce Southeast Asian clubs in regional tourney Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Davon Potts contributed 15 points anew with three triples, while Javee Mocon and AC Soberano had 14 and 11 points, respectively for the Lions, who outscored the Pirates, 27-16, in the final quarter.Reigning MVP CJ Perez finished with 22 points, but he was held scoreless in the final period as the Pirates lacked the finishing kick that became a hallmark of their elimination round sweep.“Well, again, this championship will not be a reality if not for my players,” said Fernandez.“They deserve to win this championship, they worked hard for it, they sacrificed. We knew in the course of our season, people doubted us, but the circle of this team never doubted each other. At the end of the year, the important one is the championship.”Earlier, Mapua sent the juniors championship series into a deciding Game 3 after whipping La Salle Green Hills, 91-81.The winner-take-all clash is set on Tuesday at 1 p.m., also at the Big Dome. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar from perfect for most of the season, San Beda College saved its finest performances for the games that mattered most in NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball.Turning the championship series into a showcase of their grit, poise and composure, the mighty Red Lions completed a sweep of erstwhile league-leading Lyceum with an emphatic 92-82 victory on Thursday night before a huge Smart Araneta Coliseum crowd.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Robert Bolick proved unstoppable down the stretch, Donald Tankoua was a force inside the paint all series long, and returning coach Boyet Fernandez seemed to press all the right buttons under pressure as the Lions came out victorious in one of their most challenging seasons since their dynasty started 12 years ago.For the past four months, the Lions played in the shadows of the Pirates, the upstarts from Intramuros who blitzed their way to 18 straight wins en route to a historic finals appearance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Pirates did offer a stiff resistance in the finals, keeping the game close until the final minutes of the two games, but this was a stage that always brought the best out of the Lions, who went full throttle down the stretch.It was San Beda’s 21st crown overall and 10th in 12 years. View commentslast_img read more

X-Blades Legend RFX Promotion

first_imgTo take advantage of this great deal, please visit the X-Blades online shop and enter the code ‘TFAFR’ at the checkout. To visit the X-Blades online shop, please click on the following link: www.bladesfootball.com.au/shop Stay tuned to the TFA website for more great promotions from X-Blades. Related LinksX-Blades Promotion This fortnight Touch Football Australia’s (TFA) official footwear sponsor, X-Blades, will be promoting another great deal through the TFA website and newsletter.  X-Blades has a great deal for TFA members, with a special on its Legend RFX Red boots, which are reduced from $180 to $70 and includes free freight. The specifications of the boot include Kangaroo leather upper, injected EVA wedge for comfort, bionic dual density outsole with graduated blade lengths.last_img read more

10 months agoHuddersfield boss Wagner: We’re very low

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Huddersfield boss Wagner: We’re very lowby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield boss David Wagner admits they’re low after defeat to Fulham.Fulham secured three vital points with a 1-0 win against a rival for relegation when Aleksandar Mitrovic scored in stoppage time.It left Huddersfield bottom of the Premier League, having lost all seven of this month’s league fixtures, and Wagner said: “Obviously it’s a low point.”Not only because we’ve lost seven in a row but how we lost it. It’s a heavy loss we’ve conceded (at Fulham). We will need for sure a little bit longer than only 30 minutes afterwards to deal with it.”December wasn’t our month, obviously. But for me it’s not possible to think so quickly after the game about the transfer window or the next game. I have to reflect.”It’s very difficult.” last_img read more