The Lady Pirates soccer team traveled to Rushville Saturday morning for an EIAC match in rainy conditions. The Lady Pirates earned their first conference win with a 5-2 mark on the pitch.|Four minutes into the game Maddi Hellmich collected a missed clear to open the scoring. The Lady Lions tied the match with 5 minutes remaining but Emma Overmyer gave Greensburg the halftime lead when she netted a direct kick from 25+ yards with 90 seconds to play in the 1st half. Kasey Moeller got the second half scoring underway taking a pass from Maddi Hellmich 7 minutes into the half. Michaela Myers added the next goal at the 27 min. mark when a corner kick was cleared to her at the 18 yard box and she dropped her shot in via the crossbar. Rushville connected on their second goal with a direct kick score of their own at the 24 minutes mark. With under a minute to play Maddi Hellmich added her second goal off an assist by Moeller to round out the scoring.McKella Lynette made 7 saves on the day and the team played a complete game stepping hard and controlling possession. Also taking shots were: Keirsten Lynette, Emma Hellmich and Julia Pacilio.The win brings the overall record to 5-5-2 and 1-3 in EIAC play. The Lady Pirates will be in action on Thursday as they travel to Franklin County for another EIAC match. Kickoff at 5PM for varsity with a JV half to follow.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.
By Jeremy FoxMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – This Friday, July 18, IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start at Marshalltown Speedway.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded at the draw/redraw show.Also on the card for KMJ Performance Night will be IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, and the mod lites. Pit gates are set open at 5:15 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and and racing is at 7:30 p.m.
When FC Barcelona confirmed they had received a request from Lionel Messi’s lawyers informing them he wanted to terminate one of football’s longest-standing relationships, something remarkable must have happened.The owners of Europe’s biggest clubs would have raised a collective eyebrow. It was akin to the Mona Lisa suddenly becoming available on the art market.Such is Messi’s status in the game, in spite of the fact that he is 33 and the magic might soon begin to fade.Already, the usual suspects are being lined up as the next club for Messi who joined FC Barcelona as a teenager in 2001.Not surprisingly, a reunion with his former manager Pep Guardiola at Manchester City is the most likely scenario, according to the bookmakers.There is talk of Messi joining forces with Cristiano Ronaldo, his long-term rival as the world’s greatest player, at Juventus. Or, linking up again with Neymar at Paris St-Germain as they bid to end their UEFA Champions League jinx.Inter Milan’s Chinese owners will also see Messi as the player to turn them back into a European force.Rolling TV sports channels and social media were buzzing with Messi’s Barca bombshell on Wednesday.Yet, in spite of the inevitable excitement, it is by no means certain Messi will have multiple options if the split with the Catalan giants is irreparable.Messi insists a clause in his contract allows him to leave for free – a scenario that would attract a frenzy of suitors. FC Barcelona, however, say that clause has expired.They insist a rival club must pay his release clause of 700 million euros ($826 million dollars) if he is to leave without their consent.Should FC Barcelona stick to their guns, it would knock most potential buyers out of the ball park, especially with Messi’s one million euros per week salary demand.The marketing men will point to the avalanche of shirt sales and Messi merchandising that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner would guarantee.RelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi wins court case against cycling company over logo Not to mention his disciples around the globe swelling the club’s fanbase.Finances aside, though, there is an even bigger question mark hanging over Messi.Is he a fading force?It sounds churlish to suggest that of a player who remains the heartbeat of one of Europe’s biggest clubs.He has helped them win over 30 trophies, even though they won none last season.Yet his 31 goals in all competitions last season, impressive by ordinary standards, was not exceptional.After all, this is a player who holds the La Liga scoring record of 444.He once scored 79 club goals in a calendar year, and is the only player to score more than 40 goals for his club in 10 consecutive seasons.Messi’s disenchantment with the club’s hierarchy, notably club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, could have been a factor in the transfer request.But even a footballing genius cannot defy the passing years.On the other hand a fresh challenge might spark a golden final chapter to his glittering career.The question is where?Messi has made no secret of his admiration for the English Premier League and Manchester City would seem the most logical fit.Guardiola would surely relish a reunion with Messi as he rebuilds a side eclipsed by Liverpool last season.After their brush with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules, even Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City might shy away from a 700 million price tag.This is even more noteworthy, when other areas of the pitch are in serious need of strengthening.Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, might see signing Messi as a way of winning over sceptical fans.Chelsea’s benefactor, Roman Abramovich, has re-opened his chequebook with a vengeance and will, like the rest of the football world, be closely monitoring events.Reuters/NAN.Tags: FC BarcelonaLionel Messi
MONEDDERLUST FC secured their first points of the GFF-Stag Elite League season two when they came from behind to edge Linden’s Top XX 2-1 at the Camp Ayanganna ground yesterday.Terrence Aarron opened the scoring in the 12th minute to give Top XX the lead which lasted only nine minutes as Kenston Lindley equalized for Monedderlust with his second conversion in as many games.Akemo Watts sealed the victory for the Number Five village side in the 29th minute and thereafter both sides launched attack after attack on each other’s goal but without success. The Top XX side only have themselves to blame for losing their 2nd consecutive outing in the Elite League as they wasted numerous goal-scoring opportunities created.The result left the Linden side as the only team in the 6-team competition without a point after two matches while Monedderlust, after losing 3-2 last Friday to Buxton United, earned their first points to move from the cellars spot.At Press time, the other game of yesterday’s double-header was 3-0 in favour of the Army against Buxton United at half time.(Ras Wadada)
A brace each from Ishmael Pulsaram, Captain Shannon Samnauth and Tyrel Khan piloted Timehri Panthers to a comfortable 7-0 win over Mocha Champs when the 2019 edition of the GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power U-17 League, East Bank Football Association leg kicked off on Sunday at the GFF Facility, Providence, EBD.Following a brief opening ceremony and official opening remarks from National Milling Company of Guyana (NAMILCO) Finance Director Fitzroy McLeod, Timehri Panthers wasted little time in registering their first win.Pulsaram netted the first goal in just the 2nd minute and from that moment, it was all Panthers. He was again on target in the 37th minute.Captain Samnauth rocked the nets in the 9th and 24th minutes with Khan following suit in the 58th and 63rd minutes. The other goal came off the boot of Joseph De Freitas in the 17th minute.Agricola was scheduled to play Swan in the other scheduled match but failed to show up, thus affording Swan three points without breaking a sweat. The top two teams from this tournament would earn the right to contest the National Playoffs which would also include the top two clubs from each of the nine (9) Regional Members Associations.During his remarks to the players, McLeod challenged them to make use of the opportunities being afforded them and to work towards becoming the best they can be.“I encourage you to train hard, follow the direction and directives of your coaches and the adults around you, not only in terms of your play but in terms of your conduct, your deportment and the life skills you need to be successful in whatever endeavour you pursue.”The football enthusiast further stated that sports is a good training ground which prepares you for your career (s) and academic excellence, pointing out that the same kind of application that’s needed on the field as well as respect one needs to pay to those who guide you, are tools that will serve them well in life.“We encourage you to apply all that you learn here because there are opportunities not just in playing football but in other facets of life that you are being prepared for through this means. NAMILCO is investing in this activity because we see the potential in young people but we want to see more than just potential.”He posited that it’s one thing to say you have potential but it’s another thing to see that potential developed and gradually coming to bear fruit.“We don’t want to hear 20 years from now that you had so much potential; we want to hear about your accomplishments.So, day in day out as you go through the process, apply yourself and develop. NAMILCO is here to make sure that you have this opportunity, this outlet to test your development and to further develop and we provide nutrition, which we expect you to make sure you consume as part of that development process.Your wheat-up, your thunderbolt flour, these are crucial ingredients in terms of your nutrition to make sure that you are strong.”Players were also encouraged to have fun while competing and to play with sportsmanship as a key pillar. Grove Hi Tech are the defending champions. Clubs participating in the march past were Grove Hi Tech, Timehri Panthers, Mocha Champs, Diamond United, Herstelling Raiders, Friendship All Stars, Swan and Samantha Point Kaneville.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has assured world football-governing body, FIFA, that Nigeria is ready, able and willing to host any major football programme, on or off the field.The NFF supremo made this known on Tuesday shortly after the FIFA Executive Football Summit that held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.â€œWe have the capacity and we have demonstrated this on several occasions, and we have a government that is doing everything possible to encourage and enable the blossoming of sport as a key industry. Just as the FIFA President himself said at the AITEO-NFF Awards, football is life in Nigeria. â€œOn behalf of the Nigerian football fraternity, I want to commend FIFA for their strong support for our football and for African football at large. Mr. Gianni Infantino visited Nigeria for the first time in his tenure in July 2016, and after he left, we witnessed a turn-around in the fortunes of our football. I believe that after he leaves this time, our football will soar even higher, with great possibilities of dazzling the world at the FIFA World Cup in Russia,â€ observed the NFF chief.The Summit, which was one of 12 FIFA Executive Football Summits planned for November 2017 and March 2018 and one of the cardinal programmes of President Infantino, was attended as well by CAF President Ahmad, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, FIFA Council members Kwesi Nyantakyi of Ghana and Sonia Bien Aime from Turks and Caicos Islands, alongside presidents of 17 member associations of FIFA: Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Turks and Caicos Islands, Denmark, FYR Macedonia, Lithuania, San Marino, Sweden and host country Nigeria.Only two other cities in Africa â€“ Nouakchott in Mauritania and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania â€“ are in the mix of the 12 cities worldwide hosting the FIFA Executive Football Summits. Dar es Salaam will take its turn today while the curtain will be drawn on the meetings in Lima, Peru next week.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Published on February 24, 2014 at 1:18 am Contact Stephen: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Stephen_Bailey1 The magical run is over. The longest winning streak in program history is done.Boston College ended Syracuse’s streak on Wednesday, and Duke brought the Orange back down out of orbit again on Saturday.SU head coach Jim Boeheim touched on the struggle during his sassy post-ejection press conference.“I don’t think we’ll probably play again,” Boeheim quipped after his team’s 66-60 loss to the Blue Devils. “I just think we’ll give up. Jeez, we’ll probably lose again.”The now two-loss Orange (25-2, 12-2 Atlantic Coast) will try to avoid losing again when it travels to College Park, Md., to face the Terrapins (15-12, 7-7) on Monday at 7 p.m. With a game next Saturday against Virginia, which is now alone atop the conference standings, Syracuse may need to win each of its final four games to be the top seed in the ACC tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s going to be another tough game,” SU forward C.J. Fair said. “Maryland is going to be a tough environment there as well. We’ve got to have the attitude that we can’t lose, no matter what it takes. “We just can’t lose again.”Fair was one of the improved players for the Orange in its 66-60 loss to the Blue Devils. He shot 6-of-12 for 12 points, and collected seven rebounds, but was called for a controversial charge on Rodney Hood with 10.4 seconds to play.Fellow wing Jerami Grant also shined, finishing with a team-high 17 points and eight rebounds.But the rest of the starters — Tyler Ennis, Trevor Cooney and Rakeem Christmas — managed just 19 points on a combined 6-of-24 shooting.“We have a lot of poise,” Grant said. “We went 25 straight. Two losses kind of hurts, but at the same time we know that we’ll come back from it now.”The Terrapins are a quality team, but the Orange may be catching them at the right time. UMD has lost three of its last five, most recently beating a floundering Wake Forest squad 71-60 on Tuesday. Nick Faust scored a career-high 20 points against the Demon Deacons, shooting 7-of-11 from the field and 4-of-7 from deep.After the game, Faust told reporters that the team was looking forward to hosting the then-undefeated Orange.“They’re a great team,” Faust said. “We have a lot of time before we play them. We’re looking forward to practicing and getting better.”Maryland has now watched two teams knock off Syracuse, and possesses the necessary tools to duplicate the successes of Duke and Boston College. Forward Jake Layman shoots near 40 percent from downtown and could also hurt the Orange if the Terps stick him in the high post. Dez Wells could have a similar effect on the game, as an athletic dual-threat guard that could hurt Syracuse from the perimeter or around the paint. While they aren’t an elite-level ACC team, the Terps are still capable of beating the Orange.And for Fair, who grew up in Baltimore and played with Faust at Baltimore City High School, the game has a little extra meaning. Said Fair: “You want to have a game where you can bounce back and fortunately we can prove ourselves in a couple days.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Raketech names Karlsten as new COO May 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Raketech boosts global network with Lead Republik acquisition March 11, 2020 Share Share Submit Online affiliate and content marketing company Raketech has maximised a period of strong acquisitions reporting a revenue increase of 41.3% to €6m, in Q2 of 2018. The results close a strong period for the firm, as overall it enjoyed a strong half to the year with its total H1 revenues for the period being recorded at €10.9m, a 43.1% increase on the corresponding period. Over this period, the company’s adjusted EBITDA also increased by 25.4%, as the firm continued its strategy of growth through acquisitions, purchasing assets such as Shogun Media Limited, as well as Mediaclever Sverige AB, which operates high-profile casino affiliates.CEO Michael Holmberg spoke highly of the company’s performance. He said: “I am pleased to present a quarter with high activity levels and a continued good return from our operating model with growth within Core, Lab and M&A. Revenues for the second quarter amounted to €6.0 million, an increase of 41.3%, of which 24.5% was organic, compared with 7.7% in the corresponding period last year. “Adjusted EBITDA amounted to €3.2 million, with an adjusted EBITDA margin of 53.7%. In June, Raketech was listed on Nasdaq First North Premier. This was a very exciting process, in which we encountered great interest in our business model and strategy. As a public company, our operations are further professionalised, and we are already seeing positive effects in conversations with both business partners and potential acquisition candidates. “From a stock market perspective, our focus is on generating long-term shareholder value by delivering on our strategy and financial objectives. I have great faith in the continued development of Raketech’s role in the value chain, and our capabilities to be a driving force within the gaming industry. Our agenda is busy in this regard and I look forward to an intensive remainder of 2018.” Oskar Mühlbach chosen as Raketech CEO December 12, 2019
Jordan Ayew’s contribution for Lorient continued Friday, but it was Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who got the headlines. Zlatan put his disciplinary woes aside, taking his side back to the top of Ligue 1 with a hat-trick in their 3-1 home victory over FC Lorient. Jordan got the losing side’s only goal.The son of Abedi Pele now has directly contributed to 14 goals in his 23 Ligue 1 appearances this season, made up of nine goals and five assists.As for PSG’s talisman, it will be recalled that he was banned for one match by UEFA’s Control & Disciplinary Body after being sent off during a Champions League last 16 match at Chelsea last week. And he also faces French League’s (LFP) disciplinary commission to explain derogatory remarks he made about refereeing after PSG’s loss at Girondins Bordeaux last week. However, he showed his good side as PSG moved a point clear of Olympique Lyon who play on Saturday. After two minutes the pony-tailed Swede slotted a penalty after being up-ended by keeper Benjamin Lecomte up-ended him as he ran on to a long ball. Lecomte received a yellow card for his challenge. Ezequiel Lavezzi missed a sitter for PSG half an hour in. A cheeky backheel from Ibramovic sent him clear on the edge of the box but he pushed the ball into the side netting for one of a series of missed opportunities for the league leaders. Lorient equalised midway through the second half when Benjamin Jeannot teed up a strike for Jordan Ayew. Ayew had another shot cleared off the line a few minutes later, sparking the game into life with 15 minutes to go. Ibrahimovic then showed his prowess from the spot again in the 82nd minute after Lamine Kone’s foul on Javier Pastore. He completed his hat-trick on full time. Lyon, one point behind PSG on 58 points, are at home to Nice on Saturday while third-placed Marseille, on 54, travel to second-from-bottom RC Lens on Sunday. –
We have been experimenting with lighter gear as well as fly reels and mooching reels to make the battles even more exciting. Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.Kootenay Lake: Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Fishing Charters Nelson B.C 250-505-4963www.reeladventuresfishing.com Mostly surface action for our boat, so the magic lures have been the usual bucktail flies. Lately the lucky numbers have been 203,210, 215, 224, and 228. Colors have been purples, blacks, or grays. By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing We have had some pretty good days on the lake lately. Most days with 8 –10 fish being caught. Sizes have ranged from two to 13 pounds. The water temperature has dropped below 50 degrees and our fish are still feeding more on the surface. Which makes for some exciting bucktail action. My favorite kind of fishing. December is usually a good month for fishing, so hopefully the pattern continues. Either way, we’ll be out there, so stay tuned………………. What are they biting on???? Our latest trip had some boys from Alberta join us for their annual Kootenay Lake trip. And while the weather was freezing cold here, they were still happy to not be back at home where it was even colder and a lot more snow. A nice get away for the crew. Mix it up a bit and run both surface lines and deep lines and you should catch some fish. Tight lines……………………. They managed to land 10 fish up to 10 pounds during their trip. Day one was a bit slow because of the weather change, but day two made up for everything. Lots of action on the mooching reels. Line peeling and fish jumping made for a few exciting battles. They are already planning their next trip. Looking forward to it. On one of our trips last week, a young lady asked to bring her fly rod on board and we accepted the challenge. Throughout the day we hooked numerous fish on all of our rods except the fly rod. However, patience prevailed and in the final hour of the day the fly reel started screaming. Kalyn was quick to grab the rod, and just in time because the reel had only three wraps of line left on it when she grabbed it and slowed the fish down. After about a 15-minute battle with her 6-weight fly rod, we finally got the fish to the boat. A beautiful nine pound Rainbow. What a great battle on this light rod. I think we are hooked on this new found technique. And now with lots of two to three pound Rainbows being caught, I think the lighter gear will be a lot of fun. As long as the gear can still handle a 10 – 12 pound fish, we should be ok. Either way, it will be exciting. Looking forward to experimenting more as the season continues. Also catching a few Bulls on the downrigger with Lyman plugs or flashers & hoochies. There seems to be a lot of fish showing up on the sonar at depths between 80 – 120 feet. Although most of the fish seem to come to the surface when they want to feed.