AZ Zola, Abu Babes Battle in JOF U-13 Football Cup Final

first_imgThe month-long Lagos State JOF U-13 Football Cup Championship will end on Sunday at the Campos Mini Stadium on Lagos Island.The final match, which holds by 3pm will be decided between AZ Zola of Ijegun, Lagos and Abu Babes of Ibeju Lekki.Before the final cracker, the third place match will be played between Aguda United from Surulere and Zamaj Babes from Dopemu. The competition, which was strictly for youngsters of under13 years in Lagos State was sponsored by JOF Nigeria Limited, an integrated logistics services provider with subsidiaries in properties and investments portfolios. It was organised by the Lagos State Grassroots Soccer Association.Already, preparation for a glamorous final ceremony is in top gear with important dignitaries signifying their intention of gracing the final.The management of JOF Nigeria Limited will be led by the Managing Director/CEO of the company, Dr. Segun Olugboyegun, while other guests are Mr Hakeem Odumosu, Commissioner of PoliceLagos State, Adetilewa Adebajo, the Chairman, Stationary Stores Football Club, Lagos, Dr. Remi Oni, Executive Director, First Bank Plc, Marina, Lagos and Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, Honourable Commissioner, Lagos State Ministry of Justice.A good number of corporate companies are also expected. They are Nigerian Breweries Plc for non-alcoholic drinks, Nestle Nigeria Plc, First Bank Plc, UAC Foods, Dufil Prima Foods Ltd and A & P Foods LimitedThe competition started with 32 teams in all the local government areas on 25 January at the Evans Square Playground, Ebute Metta where matches in the preliminaries and knockout stages were played.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Women’s hockey: Wisconsin ends season on high note with playoffs looming

first_imgThe game was already 4-0 in favor of Wisconsin and just over eight minutes remained in the third period. Emily Clark, having received the puck along the far-side boards, slid her way past two defenders, deking her way to a spot just before the right-side faceoff circle.It was in this moment that the Badgers solidified their dominating performance over visiting St. Cloud State.From almost 20 feet out, Clark ripped a wrist shot over Huskies’ goaltender Katie Fitzgerald’s glove hand and placed the puck top shelf to bring Wisconsin’s tally to five goals.An all-around showing by Wisconsin, the win added much needed momentum for a team which has recently experienced some slip-ups. Friday’s 2-1 loss to the Huskies and last week’s Sunday loss to Ohio State gave the Badgers their first losing streak since the fourth weekend of the season in mid-October.However, the uneasy feelings about the recent rough patch can be subsided for now after the 5-0 win Sunday afternoon in front of a packed house at LaBahn Arena, a game in which Ann-Renee Desbiens recorded her 13th shutout of the season, one shy of the UW record.Wisconsin is not finished with St. Cloud State though. The Huskies will be back to pay one last visit to Madison next weekend when the WCHA playoffs commence and Wisconsin begins its postseason campaign.Having locked down the number two seed for the tournament, head coach Mark Johnson and his players will have the advantage of hosting their first round matchup here in Madison before potentially heading to Grand Forks, North Dakota for the WCHA Final Five.When the Huskies look for redemption next weekend, it will come having seen Wisconsin’s style of play and the Badgers’ ins-and-outs the week prior.Trying to keep St. Cloud State on its toes and jump start a sluggish offense, Johnson made a few line-changes for the Badgers. Brittany Ammerman dropped to the second line from her usual pairing with freshman-duo Emily Clark and Annie Pankowski and Karley Sylvester dropped to the third line away from Blayre Turnbull and Katy Josephs.“I usually play with Annie and Brittany,” Emily Clark said. “We’ve developed quite a bit of chemistry this year. But coach has been trying to get us going and trying to see what clicks. Whatever he puts together, we’re just trying to work with it and find some success.”The strategy was unsuccessful though as the Badgers fell in the contest by a score of 2-1. Searching for a win Sunday afternoon, the Badgers came out with their usual lines and delivered a dominating performance.“Today was about playing the full 60 minutes,” assistant coach Jackie Friesen. “We focused a lot on 50-50 battles, the girls did a great job with that. We were making sure we kept somebody high in the zone to get past their defense because they’re solid in their zone and pack people in front. We’re making sure we create scoring chances through that traffic.”Heading into next weekend, not only do the Huskies know how Wisconsin plays, but the Badgers know St. Cloud State’s system as well.The Huskies style of play, as broken down by Friesen, involves staying compact in front of the net to block the onslaught of shots the Badgers deliver. Wisconsin piled on 44 total shots during Sunday’s win, a mammoth amount compared to St. Cloud State’s 10. The Huskies did not tally a single shot in the third period, the 27th time in UW history that it has held an opponent without a shot in a period.When they weren’t deep in their own zone, the Huskies would break out on a few very sparse rushes down the ice that didn’t result in many quality scores chances.But come next weekend, both team’s seasons will be hanging in the balance and there should be a new level of intensity. Despite the increasing pressure inside the locker room, the Badgers know they can’t come out flat as they did in Friday’s game and last week against Ohio State.The determination is still present and the Badgers do not want to drop a game that they shouldn’t against the second-to-last place team in the WCHA.“They don’t let up,” captain Blayre Turnbull said. “They have great goaltending and if we want to get the puck in the net we need to get bodies there as well. I think we’re going to score on our second and third opportunities, it’s not going to be the first shot that necessarily goes in. We need to be aware of that.”Having finished off the regular season on a high note and having gotten a grace-period of feeling out their opponent before elimination games, the Badgers are where they aimed to be during this crucial period of time.“The second season begins now,” Turnbull said.last_img read more

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Mason City man charged with sexual abuse

first_imgNORA SPRINGS — Floyd County authorities have charged a Mason City man with sexual abuse. 34-year-old Chris Ott is accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old victim in Nora Springs between April and June of 2010 when Ott was 25 years old. Prosecutors filed the third-degree sexual abuse charge on October 9th, with Ott being arrested on October 14th. Ott is scheduled to be arraigned in Floyd County District Court on October 28th. Third-degree sexual abuse is a Class C felony, punishable by up to ten years in prison.last_img read more

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Mother, 19, charged with Baby’s Death

first_imgThe mother of an eight month old baby boy who died as the result of drinking a “dangerous liquid substance” believed to be acid water, has been formally charged with murder and sent to the Monrovia City Court for prosecution.Defendant Decontee Garley was charged by the Liberia National Police (LNP) following days of intense investigation over the unexplained death of baby Devine Moore at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital.The incident happened on December 21, 2016 at her Jallah Town residence in Sinkor, Monrovia, according to court records.At Friday’s brief hearing, Magistrate Kennedy Peabody did not waste any time sending Decontee to prison because the crime of murder with which she has been charged does not entitle her to bail.Decontee will remain in detention while awaiting her indictment and subsequent prosecution. Mrs. Sienneh Juah, a social worker assigned at the JFK Medical Center where little Moore was treated before he was pronounced dead, alleged that the baby boy might have swallowed a “dangerous substance” leading to his death.Police, however, alleged that when Decontee was investigated she explained that on Wednesday, December 21, she received L$20 from her mother Victoria Garley, which she used to buy a doughnut for her child.Court records quoted Decontee as saying that after she bought the doughnut for the child, they proceeded to her bedroom to have him bathed.Decontee is alleged to have left the child alone in her room and went to her mother’s (Victoria) room nearby, where she collected a small bottle containing a liquid substance believed to be acid water, which she gave her son to drink, according to court records.After the infant drank the liquid substance, Decontee is alleged to have been so shocked by how profusely the child started to defecate and vomit that she immediately ran outside with the baby to her mother, Victoria, and her other sisters, who discovered that the child’s mouth was peeling.The defendant claimed that she rushed baby Devine to a nearby clinic in Jallah Town, but nurses there referred her to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, where the boy was later pronounced dead.A medical report on the incident established that little Devine Moore died of cardiopulmonary complication of Toxic Ingestion, for which police charged defendant Decontee with murder in violation of section 14.1 of the Penal Law of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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