Ufot Ekong receiving his award at the university of Tokai A Nigerian student has broken a 50-yr record in Japan after graduating with 1st class degree and best overall student from Tokai University in Tokyo Japan.Ufot Ekong from Akwa Ibom State was the best overall student, and the first Nigerian to achieve this feat since 1965, solving a mathematical equation that could not be solved 30-yrs ago in his first semester.Ekong won a Japanese language award for foreigners, in addition to two patents under his name for developing an electric car.Ufot Ekong is currently working with Nissan.
OA lost to Triton Central 15-7.TC 121 252 2 15 14 3OA 000 025 0 7 8 2For OA: Adam Huber 1-3, 2 runs, bb, rbi; Chase Hogg 2-4, run, double, sb, rbi; Zach Wegman 1-3, run, bb; Michael Hoff 0-2, run, 2 bb; Dalton Mooney 1-2; Matthew Sedler 2-2, triple, 5 rbi; Zach West 1-4, run; Glenn Geraci 0-1, run, 3 bb.Jordan Stenger 2.1 IP, 4 earned runs, 4 hits, 1 k, 6 bb. Loss.Zach Wegman 1.2 IP, 6 earned runs, 3 hits, 1 k, 2 bb, 2 hbp.Hunter Sullivan 3 IP, 5 earned runs, 7 hits, 1 k, 2 bb, 3 hbp. VOA Varsity record: 5-14.Next games: (5-20) at Madison Shawe Memorial vs. Borden High School and Shawe Memorial.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.
Batesville, In. —Sixth district congressman Luke Messer and about 40 other volunteers gathered at the Batesville High School to paint a mural yesterday as part of the Hillenbrand “One Campaign” volunteer event. The mural was designed by recent Batesville high School graduate Anna Sing with the help of the local art department.“Today was a great example of community members and business leaders coming together to improve the city,” Messer said. “It was inspiring to be among so many Hoosier volunteers willing to donate their time and talents, and I thank Hillenbrand for their leadership. I hope the students and teachers at Batesville High School enjoy the improvements.”Prior to the volunteer event Messer met with Hillenbrand executives to talk about workforce needs.“Hillenbrand’s One Campaign efforts contribute to strong communities and deep employee pride. We appreciated the Congressman volunteering alongside our employees and civic leaders today,” said Joe Raver, President & CEO, Hillenbrand.Community leaders including Mayor Mike Bettice, Superintendent Paul Ketcham and State Rep. Cindy Ziemke also joined Rep Messer, Hillenbrand and Batesville Casket Associates for today’s “One Campaign” volunteer event.
To say USC bounced back Sunday against Oregon is an understatement. Ten USC players scored during the match, led by freshman midfielder Erin Bakes who scored 4 goals. USC committed 20 turnovers on the day, 15 of which were unforced. The Trojans had by far their worst day clearing the ball this year, going 14-22. The Trojans dominated Colorado on ground balls, collecting 30 to only 18 for the Buffaloes. Senior defender Jackie Gilbert dominated the draw circle for USC, collecting 10 draws herself. The Trojans’ advantage on the draw was an impressive 14-4. Junior midfielder Kerrigan Miller scored with 3:31 to go, putting USC within 1 goal. The Trojans possessed the ensuing draw with all the momentum on their side. Their comeback came up short, however, as the attack squandered the opportunity by not backing up a shot. Senior attacker Emily Concialdi was unable to make a last-second shot attempt that would have tied Colorado Friday. (Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan) USC lacrosse saw its nine-game win streak snapped when it lost 9-8 to Colorado at home Friday. However, the Trojans bounced back by defeating Oregon 16-0 Sunday in both the team’s and the Pac-12’s first-ever shutout. The Trojans are still in first place in the Pac-12 despite losing to Colorado — their conference record is 8-1. Next, USC will travel to the East Coast to face Stony Brook. They play at LaValle Stadium 9 a.m. Sunday. The offense got out to a slow start against the Buffaloes, and the Trojans trailed 6-2 at halftime. The 2-goal mark is the lowest of the year for the Trojans in a half. USC possessed the ball with 37 seconds to go but was short a player. The Colorado defense did not waver coming out of a timeout and forced senior attacker Emily Concialdi to take an awkward, off-balance shot which junior Colorado goalie Julia Lisella easily saved to end the game. Freshman attacker Chelsea Kovinsky scored her first goal as a Trojan and the players on the bench exploded in support of their teammate. The team’s spirits are high even following the loss to Colorado that will no doubt affect its seeding later in the season. Colorado regained possession and called a timeout with 1:39 left in the game and possession in hand. USC kicked its defense into full speed, attempting to cause a turnover in any way possible. With one minute remaining, Miller drew a yellow card for a false start. Now down a player, USC’s challenge grew steeper. Gilbert and the defense extended their streak of not allowing an opponent to score more than 10 goals in eight games. USC struck first in the second half, with junior attacker Hope Anhut scoring less than two minutes into gameplay. USC outscored Colorado 6-3 in the second half and ultimately had the ball in position to tie the game with less than a minute left. USC shot the ball a total of 47 times, but Oregon freshman goalie Rachel Hall had 17 saves and proved a difficult challenge for the USC attackers. In most blowouts of this kind, the scoring typically comes early; however, USC scored just 7 goals in the first half. The onslaught of goals came after the break, displaying the depth of this Trojan roster. Almost immediately upon restart of the game after the foul, sophomore midfielder Kelsey Huff created a turnover for USC. The forced turnover was Huff’s fourth of the day to go with six ground balls. Both numbers are career-highs.
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Gor Mahia have been confirmed as Kenyan Premier League champions for the 2019-20 season.The decision by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to award Gor Mahia the title comes after the early cancellation of the current campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The league had been put on hold in line with efforts in the country to halt the spread of coronavirus but a recent extension of the ban on all sporting activities has ensured that the season cannot end on the set date of May 8.As such, Gor who were seven points clear at the top of the league have been awarded their fourth straight title and their seventh since the 2012-13 season.The President of the FKF Nick Mwendwa confirmed the news on Twitter.He also announced that National Super League leaders, Nairobi City Stars, have also been promoted to the top flight. The Kenyan League becomes the latest to call off the season following the coronavirus pandemic.The French first and second divisions’ current campaigns were terminated, with PSG set to retain their title.The Dutch league was earlier cancelled with no champions being announced along with no relegations or promotions.Other countries including Germany, Italy and England are working to find ways to complete the current campaign.
Ghana will be taking part once again in the World Adventure Minigolf Masters (WAGM) currently being held this year in Kungalv, Sweden. Team Ghana arrived earlier this week for training ahead of the championship and will be captained by President of Ghana Minigolf Federation (GMF) Talal Fattal and feature Ghana’s top players including Africa current Minigolf champion Kelvin BoatengThe other players are: Solomon Addai, Kwaku Asare, Richard Amoah and Maruf AhmedThe tournament will feature over 90 players from 14 countries and will be competed feverishly over three days which teed off yesterday.Secretary General of Africa Minigolf Federation Talal Fattal added “Ghana is the only African country to have taken part in the past three World Cup Minigolf events and our aim this year is to rank among the top Minigolf countries in the world to encourage other African National Minigolf federations to participate in next year world adventure masters Minigolf slated for Austria 2020.”GMF will be hosting the first edition of the African Minigolf cup of nations (AMCON) in Accra from September 27-29.
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The only certified triathlon in the world, the Ironman Triathlon, positively answered on the request of Nudzejma Softic from BiH to, as a girl with a hijab, takes part in the race in August 2017 for the first time.Nudzejma started running when she enrolled in Klix running school, and after six months she ran her first half marathon.After the first one, more half-marathons followed, and a after the race in Ljubljana, Nudzejma decided to try out the real marathon, which she successfully ran in Vienna and became the first woman with hijab who did it.She found out about Ironman after her coach Tomislav Cvitusic became Ironman and two of her friends participated on Half Ironman, and she followed and supported them.She managed to see the Ironman as something that she could try out, however, aware of their proposition and strict rules, she contacted the administration and consulted on participation. She wrote that she would like to participate and that she is ready to make certain changes in her look.Triathlon involves running, cycling and swimming, and as she already practiced two of the three disciplines, she decided to start with the training of swimming. She made a decision to put the participation in the Ironman Triathlon next year as her goal.“I asked if I could participate, because I knew that no women wearing the hijab participated in this triathlon before. They decided to consider my request and they called me after five to six days with a positive response and wished me best of luck,” said Nudzejma.Management of Ironman approved her participation, provided that the material of clothes in which she will compete have to be identical to the material of other competitors. She will be the first woman with a hijab who will compete in the Ironman Triathlon.“I am moving the borders and I advise everyone to do it. I’m glad to inspire young women, not only the ones wearing hijab, but young women in general. Some of them find motivation to go further. Everything can be done if you want it,” she said, adding that one must have a little foolishness, but it is absolutely worth it when you see how many people have done something good for her.She said that she is often contacted by young people from BiH and abroad who have started to deal with running and other sports thanks to her and that it is one of the greatest pleasures in life.(Source: S. B./Klix.ba)
Six golf club teams, led by Edgbaston in Warwickshire, have played their way into the national final of an England Golf championship. They all won through a regional qualifier and will take part in the final of the English Club Team Championship on Monday, 8 August in the England Golf Week at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire. The successful six are: Edgbaston Golf Club, Warwickshire, represented by Tom Nash, Jules Bicknell, Nick and Julia George (pictured left to right). Harrogate Golf Club, Yorkshire, represented by Andrew and Celia Fowler, Lindsay Nichol and Peter Raybaud. Gedney Hill Golf Club, Lincolnshire, represented by Lynne Exley, David Starbuck and Colin and Jacqui Rust. Elton Furze Golf Club, Cambridgeshire, represented by Colin and Mary Webber and Eric and Jackie Butler. Hinckley Golf Club, Leicestershire, represented by Sandra and Bill Baum, and Steve and Helena Woodward. Elsham Golf Club, Lincolnshire, represented by Jennifer and Richard Hedley, Polly Brettle and Robert Taylor. They will meet qualifiers from three other regional events at the national final. It will be a feature of Golf Week, staged by England Golf to create a national grand finale for a host of handicap and team championships. The regional final was played at Lingdale Golf Club, Leicestershire. Click here for full scores 31 May 2016 Edgbaston lead six teams into England Golf national final
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, center, walks off the field with Dolphins outside linebacker Jason Trusnik (93) after the team defeated the New England Patriots 24-20 in an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)By now the Miami Dolphins’ season was supposed to be over, with little left to do but make sure quarterback Ryan Tannehill still had all his body parts and the NFL had an answer for what really went on in the locker room.But something happened on the way to another losing record. Something clicked just when everything seemed to be falling apart after a 300-pound offensive lineman left the team saying he had been bullied.Columnists, opponents and fans questioned the team’s leadership, saying the coaches had ceded control to guard Richie Incognito and his bad-boy antics. But instead of imploding, the Dolphins came together. Instead of tanking, they found ways to win.“Kind of a blessing in disguise,” tackle Bryant McKinnie said.Now the Dolphins are squarely in the playoff hunt, a surprise team peaking at just the right time. With two very winnable games left they control their own destiny in a season when they couldn’t even control the locker room.Players say coach Joe Philbin’s calm response to the November crisis put them on the winning path.“Adversity is either going to make your team strong because the leader is going to rally and pull everyone together, or make you disintegrate because the leader is panicking,” said Patrick Lencioni, who writes on leadership and team building in business. “Clearly he did not panic.”The team was floundering even before Jonathan Martin walked out and Incognito was sent packing. The Dolphins had lost four straight games to fall to 3-4, and the uproar over bullying threatened to further fracture a fragile team.Owner Stephen Ross expressed his outrage.“Changes need to be made,” he said.But changes weren’t made, at least big ones. Replacements were brought in for Martin and Incognito and they proved capable. The coaching staff remained intact and general manager Jeff Ireland still has his job.But as NFL investigators traveled to Miami to interview everyone about what Incognito said or did to Martin, other things began to change.Miami started to win. The line, with backups replacing Martin and Incognito, gave up fewer sacks and opened up more room to run.And on Sunday, a fill-in safety playing his first NFL game intercepted a pass in the end zone to seal an upset over New England and put the Dolphins in the driver’s seat for their first playoff appearance in five years.“With all the distractions, everybody still wanted to win,” McKinnie said. “We found a way to remain focused.”No stranger to adversity, Philbin was still mourning the accidental death of his 21-year-old son days earlier when he was given his first head coaching job in the NFL in January 2012.His total focus became rebuilding the Dolphins. A four-game losing streak this season didn’t shake his plan, and neither did the scandal.“He laid that plan out from the very first day he was here, and he never wavered from it,” defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle said. “Amidst all of the peripheral things that have been going on here during the course of the season, he just stayed the course each and every day and provided the leadership to the players in the team meetings and to the staff in the staff meetings about, ‘Hey we are doing things the right way. We are going to continue to move forward and try to build the best organization in the NFL.’ Nothing has ever changed.”In the process the stoic Philbin has gone from being on the chopping block to being mentioned as a possible coach of the year candidate.“I haven’t heard any of that,” Philbin said. “Again, we are all concentrating as a team and an organization. This is important. We talked about the fourth quarter and playing well in December. These guys have been hard at it since July 21st. We need to finish this season strong.”Lencioni, who wrote the book “Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” said it could be that the bullying and team leadership was not as bad as thought. That’s certainly the perception of Dolphins players, who stuck up for Incognito.“If the media is tough on them and they’re sticking together, that’s a unifying force,” Lencioni said. “But it requires credibility on the part of the coach. If the coach is a jerk with no credibility then the whole ‘Us against the world’ thing probably implodes.”With four wins in the last five games, the Dolphins have a chance to be remembered for more than having a bully in the locker room. It could be the rare team that becomes unified in the face of controversy.Instead of worrying about the loss of Martin and Incognito, players have embraced the personnel they have. That includes safety Michael Thomas, who was picked up off the San Francisco 49ers practice squad and made his NFL debut on Sunday against the Patriots.Many of his new teammates said they didn’t even know who No. 31 was until he picked off Tom Brady with seconds remaining to seal a game that the Dolphins of old would have probably lost. That didn’t stop them from embracing Thomas in celebration.“Teamwork really is a huge competitive advantage when you can actually make a team play like a team. They may have less talent on the field now but they have a better team,” Lencioni said.“And that may be the real story of the Miami Dolphins of 2013.”
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UNIVERSITY PREP’S MICHAEL SNOWDEN, left, an Akron recruit, shoves away Allderdice’s Latrell Childs en route to USO’s 40-6 win over Allderdice, Sept. 20. (Photos by Courier photographer Andre Swinton Jr.)by Courier Newsroom WHILE BOTH ALLDERDICE AND UNIVERSITY PREP fought valiantly, it was U-Prep, also known as USO, with the big, 40-6 victory, Sept. 20, on the South Side. UNIVERSITY PREP’S MESSIAH WILKERSON Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier