AUDIO: Away Win At Rivers United Thrills Duke Udi

first_imgTechnical Adviser of Sunshine Stars Duke Udi could not hide his excitement after watching his wards defeat Rivers United 1-0 in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.Ezekiel Thompson’s 67th-minute header handed the ‘Owena Waves’ all three points in their Match Day 30 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture against an unimpressive United side.The win is the second in their last two away matches, following a 4-2 thrashing of ABS FC in Ilorin in less than a fortnight ago, much to the delight of Udi, who recently took over the reins at Sunshine Stars.@SunshineFCAkure are the only team to win back-to-back away matches so far this #NPFL season #RIVSUN— League Management NG (@LMCNPFL) July 19, 2017“Fantastic display! This is a great team,” an elated Udi stated. “I’m so excited.“We’ll keep fighting. We still have 24 points to fight for.”The Akure-based team currently play their home matches at the Otunba Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu-Ode following crowd trouble at their Akure ground.In an exclusive chat with, the former Shooting Stars and Enyimba midfielder revealed that playing home games away from home has brought the best out of his team.“We lost our last game (against Nasarawa United) in our home but the guys gave a good show. For we to lose at home and come here (Port Harcourt) and win, that is a good team and a good character.“We don’t have home because we are banished from our home because of the unruly behavior from our fans. So we are banished to Ijebu-Ode. So we don’t have home,”“That is good for the team. So you can see we play outside of our home. We fight; we fight for everything,” the 41-year old said.Thanks guys, great game.— Sunshine Stars FC (@SunshineFCAkure) July 19, 2017With the away win against the ‘Pride of Rivers’, Sunshine Stars moved a place up to 15th on the NPFL standings with 39 points from 30 matches.They will next face El Kanemi Warriors in Ijebu-Ode in a Match Day 31 clash on Sunday.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedAUDIO: Sunshine Stars Won’t Be Relegated – Duke UdiJuly 29, 2017In “Nigeria”AUDIO: Duke Udi Reflects On Outgone NPFL SeasonSeptember 22, 2017In “Nigeria”‘Pay Me My Money’ – Duke Udi Fires Back At Ondo State GovernmentMarch 14, 2018In “Nigeria”last_img read more

Calls for investigation of Catholic Church, better laws for victims of child sex abuse

first_imgDES MOINES — Two men who say they were abused by priests joined the Iowa Senate’s Democratic leader Wednesday in calling on Iowa lawmakers to do more for victims of child sex abuse.Senator Janet Petersen, a Democrat from Des Moines, said the state’s attorney general should investigate the Catholic Church. Petersen also said Iowa’s criminal and civil laws for child sex abuse cases are the most restrictive in the nation.“Our laws do not protect our communities from sexual predators and I think we cannot continue to ignore this,” Petersen said during a news conference at the Iowa capitol. “There is case after case across this country.”The time frame for filing criminal charges for child sex abuse is too short, according to Petersen. Child sex abuse victims have until they’re 33 years old to file a civil lawsuit. Sixty-seven-year-old John Chambers of Des Moines said studies show 52 is the average age when a victim reveals they were abused as a child.“Adults that bottled this up and held it in for so many years,” Chambers said during today’s news conference. “And there are a lot of us.”Tim Lennon, who grew up in Sioux City, told reporters he was 43 years old when he first remembered being molested by the priest in his childhood church.“Those memories are the fire, the anger that I feel for what happened to me,” Lennon said. “…What happened to me should not happen to another child.” Lennon, who now lives in Arizona, is a national leader in the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP). He plans to hold a news conference outside the Sioux City Diocese office Thursday morning.Lennon said the Catholic Church should release the names of bishops, nuns and others involved in the church who are accused of sex abuse.last_img read more

Arsenal test as murky finances threaten AC Milan

first_imgThere have been questions about the financial stability of the Chinese-led consortium that purchased the club from Silvio Berlusconi for 740 million euros ($918mn) last April, spending more than 200 million euros on new players in the summer.The seven-time European champions have a massive loan for repayment and are in trouble with Financial Fair Play restrictions, with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) given the mandate to refinance debts.AC Milan are working to refinance more than 300 million euros in high-interest loans from US hedge fund Elliott Management. If the club is not able to refinance by next October the US hedge fund will seize control of the club.But limited information on the source of Chinese owner Li Yonghong’s wealth is proving a barrier to refinancing with the 48-year-old businessman last month dismissing reports he was insolvent when he purchased the club. Milan, Italy | AFP | AC Milan’s superb recent run faces a stiff test against Arsenal in the Europa League last-16 first leg in Italy on Thursday amid a backdrop of murky finances which are threatening one of Italy’s most successful clubs.Former AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has turned around the fortunes of the struggling former European power on the pitch, with his side unbeaten in 13 games, and back within reach of Champions League qualification.But behind the scenes European football’s governing body UEFA have voiced concerns over the club’s complicated financial situation under their new Chinese owners. The club are also in the firing line with UEFA.European football’s governing body in December rejected AC Milan’s offer of a voluntary agreement to restructure finances, stating “there are still uncertainties in relation to the refinancing of the loans to be paid back in October 2018 and the financial guarantees provided by the main shareholder”.UEFA will assess Milan’s finances again in the coming months with possible punishments including limits on transfer spending, player salaries, and squad sizes for UEFA competitions.center_img – Europa League boost –In the meantime a board meeting will be called to approve a capital increase to get the club through to the end of the season making the revenue generated by their Europa League run of increased importance.“I’m very optimistic about any potential refinancing of the club’s debt,” said Marco Fassone, AC Milan’s managing director as the club announced losses for the first half of the season to December 31, 2017 were down to 22.3 million euros from 39.4 million for the same period in 2016.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Enjoy Your Peppers

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Do you have a runny nose, a stuffy head, or a digestive tract that doesn’t move? I suggest you try some spice!When I traveled through India several years ago, I got a huge dose of spice with every meal that our cook prepared for us. It was quite intense at first, and as my taste buds began to adapt, I opened up to the world of spicy food. I made a lot of other health mistakes in India, like living off of Cadbury chocolate and pizza (this was long before I put some important habits in place), but the spicy food remained a steady ally on my trip.Spice assists the body in many ways. When your face turns a little red, and you sweat, you cleanse toxins through the skin. When your nose runs, you are clearing out your sinuses. Spicy food may also urge you to the bathroom. Do be sure to go slowly as you bring more spice into meals. Some body types don’t tolerate a lot of hot, so it’s important that you pay attention to the reactions that you have and go slow.If you’re interested in bringing even more spiciness into your meals, I suggest spending some time in a local spice shop. Mingle through the aisles, peak into the containers, taste the salt from around the world, and notice the subtle differences in dried chili.Spicy Rice Noodle SoupIngredients for a single serving:1 and a 1/2 cups of water½ cup of thin rice noodles1 teaspoon miso paste or a 1/2 cube of vegetable bouillon1 teaspoon of red chili sauce (I like the Sambal variety)Chopped green onion4-5 Mushrooms, can be slicedTamari or soy sauceBring the water to a boil on the stovetop. Add rice noodles to the water and cook until limp. Toss in the mushrooms at the same time as the noodles. After the noodles have cooked, turn down the heat and add the vegetable bouillon or miso paste. A dash of soy sauce can also be great for the flavor. Turn off the heat, pour the soup into a bowl, and top with chopped green onion.You can make this soup in a large batch at home and bring some of it to work. If you’d like to make it on the spot, it takes about 10 minutes when you use quick-cooking rice noodles. If you are without a stove top or burner to boil water, you can still dissolve the bouillon in hot or warm water, exclude the noodles, and then add the vegetables in their raw form. Veggies like celery, kale, or sliced fennel bulb will still wilt and cook in the hot water.Ava Waits is a Nutrition Mentor and Global Nutrition Concierge™ at She supports busy people who are often away from their kitchens, especially for long workdays and for travel. If you’d like to sample her gentle and enjoyable approach to nutrition, please visit her website for more tips, recipes and videos.last_img read more

Harlequin’s Sixties Chicks Too Held Over Thru July 25

first_imgFacebook30Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Harlequin Productions Sixties Chicks Too, Harlequin Productions’ highly successful summer musical, has been extended for an additional week and will now close on July 25. Harlequin’s original musical celebration of the 1960’s greatest female singers and songwriters has attracted thousands of patrons to the State Theater in downtown Olympia.“We extend our summer musicals for additional weeks if the demand is there,” said Harlequin Artistic Director and Director of the show, Linda Whitney. “In this case the demand has been overwhelming, and that’s a great problem to have!”The show, which was originally scheduled to finish its performance run on July 19, features songs by such artists as Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, The Supremes, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and more.WHO:             Harlequin ProductionsWHAT:           Sixties Chicks Too, a Harlequin original musical celebrationWHEN:           June 18-July 25, 2015; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pmWHERE:         The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501PRICE:            General: $39, Senior/Military: $35, Student/Youth: $2DEALS:           Rush tickets available at Box Office ½ hour before curtainTICKETS:       Tickets and info available at, or by calling 360/786-0151RATING:        Bring the family!Harlequin Productions is a professional not-for-profit theater company in Olympia, WA, dedicated to the creation of stimulating and enriching theatrical experiences by producing an eclectic season of new works, “buried treasures,” and unconventional treatments of classics. Through a dynamic selection of extraordinary material, we explore the human adventure in search of theatrical magic that stretches the mind, nourishes the soul, and inspires human empathy.last_img read more