Oduduru: It’s a Dream Come True

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram 2018 NCAA Track & Field ChampionshipsFive-time African Junior Champion and 2014 World Junior silver medalist in the 200m, Divine Oduduru who late last week added to the growing list of Nigerian NCAA champions when he out-dipped Ewers Andre of Florida State University to win the 200m title (20.28) for Texas Tech University at the 2018 National Collegiate of Athletics Association (NCAA) championships in Eugene, Oregon says his feat is a dream come true.“It’s the dream of every student-athlete to get to the national meet,” Oduduru was quoted as saying after the race by his school’s official website. “Coming over and winning it, I’m very happy. I want to say thank you to my coach and my teammates and everyone who made today a reality. I appreciate God for having those people around me,” said the man who broke Texas Tech University’s 14-year old 100m record with a 10.10 seconds personal best run last April. Texas Tech University Head Coach Wes Kittley hailed his Nigerian import and credited the great performance to the good job done by the school’s assistant coach Calvin Robinson.“How incredible was he (Oduduru) today?”Kittley asked. “He didn’t run great in the prelim, but he got in there today and was just focused. (Assistant]) Coach (Calvin) Robinson did a fabulous job getting him ready for today.”Oduduru has thus joined such Nigeria greats as Olapade Adenike, George Ogbeide, Clement Chukwu, Blessing Okagbare and Tobiloba Amusan among others who have been crowned NCAA champions.Meanwhile, Abike Egbeniyi, also made history at the championships as she became the first Nigerian woman in the two full laps race to make it to the podium.Egbeniyi of Middle Tennessee State University ran 2:04.33 to place second in the 800m behind Watson Sammy of Texas A&M University who ran 2:04.21 in pouring rain to take the gold.” I am extremely impressed with Abike’s performance this (Saturday) evening,” stated the University’s associate Head Coach Keith Vroman. “Going into the race we talked about focusing a lot on that last 100-meter and really visualizing it before coming to the track today and she executed it perfectly in the race. The rain was definitely a challenge that we weren’t expecting but everyone is experiencing the same elements and have to push through the race and very proud of Abike’s resilience and accomplishments today”.Shot Putter, Awotunde Josh of South Carolina University also made it to the podium in the men’s Shot Put as his 20.57m effort was good enough for the silver medal behind Georgia University’s Comenetia Denzel who won with a heave of 20.61m.Quartermilers  Adekunle Fasasi and Emerald Egwim were not so lucky to make the podium. Fasasi ran the first leg for the Florida State University in the men’s 4x400m but their 3:01.83 seconds run could only fetch the quartet the fourth position.Egwin competed in the individual 400m but could not make it to the final as her 52.57 seconds clocking was only good enough to make het the 12th overall best.last_img read more

Ganapati reaches company milestone with Class 4 Malta licence

first_img StumbleUpon TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Ganapati Malta can make its Japanese-themed slots available to Malta-licensed operators, after being awarded a Class 4 licence by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).The online-focused casino supplier, which has developed a portfolio of games including CrypBattle and She Ninja Suzu, is also going through the licensing process in the UK, with further plans to expand across regulated markets worldwide.Ganapati Malta was only launched in September of last year, as part of the Ganapati Group which focuses on developing Japanese-themed entertainment and gaming apps. The Group has offices in Tokyo, Los Angeles, London, Malta, Tallinn, and Bucharest.Mitsuya Fujimoto, CEO of Ganapati Malta and COO of the holding company, said: “Having our first licence in Malta is a milestone for the company and we are proud to be associated with Malta and the MGA. The MGA has shown efficiency and professionalism throughout the process in working with our in-house team in ensuring we met all the requirements of the application.”Richard Hogg, Director of Ganapati Malta, added: “We are pleased to have been awarded our Class 4 licence in Malta. This goes to reinforce our desire to be a distributor of top class casino games into the regulated market place. The process and subsequent successful application has ensured we can give a complete level of comfort to our clients and their customers.” Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Missing Dog: Have you seen Oliver?

first_imgUPDATE: Oliver has been found, thanks to all who shared this post.An appeal has been launched to find a missing dog in the Mountain Top area. Oliver is a light brown and white Beagle who has been missing since 1pm on Saturday.He was last seen on the Oran Hill, Mountain Top.His owners are anxious to see him returned home safely.If you have any information to share please email info@donegaldaily.com and we will pass on the message to the owners. Missing Dog: Have you seen Oliver? was last modified: April 15th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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) Tags:MISSING DOGlast_img read more

South Africa gives assistance to Malawi

first_img30 April 2012 South Africa has agreed to extend a loan of US$35-million to the government of Malawi to help with the availability of fuel in that country, following a meeting between President Jacob Zuma and new Malawian President Joyce Banda. The loan will be made in three installments, with the first, of $10-million, having been paid on 24 April. South African has also committed to giving Malawi logistical assistance when it hosts the next African Union summit in July. Banda met Zuma in Pretoria on Friday during her first official visit to South Africa following her inauguration earlier this month. Zuma commended Banda and the people of Malawi for the peaceful transfer of power following the passing of Banda’s predecessor, President Bingu wa Mutharika, on April 5 Banda used the opportunity to brief Zuma about the socio-economic challenges facing Malawi, especially in the form of fuel and forex reserve shortages. “Both Zuma and Banda reiterated their commitment to … enhancing cooperation between the business communities of the two countries, as well as increasing trade and investment,” the Department of International Relations and Co-operation said in a statement on the weekend. “In the same vein, both countries agreed to encourage people-to-people contacts through cultural, scientific and educational exchange programmes and tourism.” The two presidents expressed satisfaction with the current state of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, which is conducted within the framework of a joint permanent commission for cooperation. The next session of the commission will be held in South Africa in June, the department said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

a month agoAston Villa boss Smith confident Grealish will find form

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa boss Smith confident Grealish will find formby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa manager Dean Smith has backed Jack Grealish to find some form.The midfielder and Villa captain has struggled to play at his highest level so far this season.”There will be more to come from Jack. He wants to get better. You end up sometimes dragging him off the training ground because he wants to get better. It’s a massive plus in his favour,” he said.”Jack’s a football person. He will train all day and go and find a room somewhere and fall asleep. Then he’ll wake up and go and do a gym session, that’s how he is.”He’s that sort of character – I’m surprised his girlfriend is still with him! He’ll go back home and he’ll be watching football as well. He’s a football nut.”Jack and John McGinn were probably our most influential players last season and to expect them to be as influential in the Premier League is asking a little bit too much straightaway. But they are getting better and better, that’s for sure.”What we want Jack to do is to be running at opposition players and hurting them like he did against Crystal Palace.” last_img read more

5 days agoAC Milan director of sport Massara: No need to temper ambitions

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan director of sport Massara: No need to temper ambitionsby Carlos Volcano5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan director of sport Ricky Massara insists there’s no need to temper ambitions.Massara was speaking before their draw with Lecce.“The objective is to improve. “We want to be ambitious, as we are Milan, but there are many strong teams and we don’t feel that we are below them,” Massara told Sky Sport Italia.“There is a very long road ahead and our ambition is to be competitive for a Champions League place.” last_img read more

Goodyear halts tire production in Venezuela as economy slips

first_imgCARACAS, Venezuela — U.S. tire company Goodyear has announced it will no longer continue production in Venezuela as economic conditions in the South American nation continue to deteriorate.Spokesman Eduardo Arguelles confirmed to The Associated Press Monday that Goodyear-Venezuela has decided to stop producing tires.Arguelles said the company’s goal had been to maintop operations but that “economic conditions and U.S. sanctions have made this impossible.”Goodyear is the latest international corporation to cease operations in Venezuela, which is suffering hyperinflation and an economic contraction worse than the U.S. Great Depression.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Bomb explodes outside private Greek TV station no one hurt

first_imgATHENS, Greece — A powerful bomb exploded outside private Greek television station Skai, causing extensive damage but no injuries.Police said the blast occurred at 2:35 a.m. Monday outside the broadcaster’s headquarters in a coastal area near Athens after telephoned warnings prompted authorities to evacuate the building.There was no immediate claim of responsibility.Armed far-left and anarchist organizations have attacked news media outlets in the past.The Associated Presslast_img

Suncor wont approve more oil production expansions until pipeline progress CEO

first_imgWilliams says he’ll wait to see “physical progress on the ground” before he commits to them.The Federal Court of Appeal last week reversed a cabinet decision to allow Trans Mountain construction to go ahead.A U.S. federal judge earlier ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline’s proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route.Williams says that as a Canadian he found the delays “troubling” but not relevant to the company in the next three to five years.Suncor is officially opening its Fort Hills oilsands mine on Monday as it works to add 10 percent to its production output this year and again in 2019.It has been ramping up production and beat its guidance by delivering Suncor’s share at 71,000 barrels per day, at lower than forecast cash operating costs. Suncor owns a 43.11 percent interest in the open-pit and shovel mine, Total has 24.58 percent and Teck 21.31 percent. NEW YORK, N.Y. – The head of Suncor Energy Inc. says Canada’s largest oil and gas producer won’t move ahead with additional crude production expansions until there’s physical progress on getting pipelines approved.Chief executive Steve Williams told a Barclays investor conference in New York that recent judicial rulings affecting Keystone XL and Trans Mountain pipeline don’t have any short-term impacts on Suncor’s ability to get its product to market.But he says further production expansions won’t be approved next year and into 2020 until there is more clarity on the fate of pipelines.last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP seek assistance in locating missing person

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 33-year-old Patrick Decque.According to the RCMP, Decque was last seen in Grande Prairie on May 22, 2019.Decque is described as: CaucasianBlack hairBrown eyes6’0” / 230 lbsLast seen wearing a grey suitThere is a concern for Decque’s well-being.If you have any information regarding Decque’s whereabouts, you are being asked to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.last_img read more