ASA hosts world soccer tournament

first_imgTeams representing Notre Dame’s cultural clubs shot to score on Stepan Fields in a soccer tournament Saturday to raise funds for relief through the Haiti Fund and the Chilean Red Cross, African Students Association (ASA) president Brigitte Githinji said. “A soccer tournament was just a great way to fundraise without necessarily placing a cloud of sadness over everyone,” Githinji said. “At the end of the day, the purpose of the tournament was to bring people together in celebration of the World Cup.”The tournament was the kickoff event for Africa Week 2010, and the tournament entry fees as well as T-shirt sales throughout the week will form the basis of fundraising efforts for victims of natural disasters.The theme of world unity promoted both by Africa Week and the World Cup inspired the ASA and other multicultural clubs to serve others in the global community, African Students Association vice president Odara Omusi said.“With unity comes solidarity,” Omusi said. “I think that is something that is important for countries like Haiti and Chile that have been affected by earthquakes in recent times.”The organizers also hoped to spread awareness of the options that students have to join cultural clubs on campus. By promoting these organizations through the tournament, they believed they could expand membership and interest.“The event was inspired by a vested interest in soccer as well as a desire to see more collaboration among clubs and organizations that otherwise don’t interact,” Githinji said.As South Africa prepares to make history as the first African nation to host the FIFA World Cup this summer, Githinji that a miniature World Cup was a natural project for the ASA.The African Students Association, German Club and the Italian Club collaborated to plan a world soccer tournament in order “to raise awareness and participation in each of the cultural clubs,” Italian Club president Kathleen O’Connor said.Githinji and O’Connor worked with German Club president Aaron Steiner to bring teams representing Germany, South Africa, the Philippines, Italy, Spain and India together on Stepan Fields. The Spanish team emerged as the gold medalist after the final match with Italy, O’Connor said.“There were also several students not involved in cultural clubs who played,” O’Connor said. “Hopefully the tournament will inspire these students to join a cultural club in the future.”After Saturday’s success, the organizers would welcome plans for another tournament in the future.“Italian club would definitely be interested in continuing the tournament in the future,” O’Connor said. “Given the success we had this year, I think we will have even more participants next year and in years to come.”Githinji encouraged students to participate in other Africa Week events, including the World Unity Banquet on Thursday with international food, multicultural performances, and an address from Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves.“Hopefully, we can keep that enthusiasm and collaborative spirit going as we continue with the rest of Africa Week 2010,” Githinji said.last_img read more

Paradise Invaders trounce Lichfield Nuggets in NAMILCO 7-goal slugfest

first_imgDOUBLES off the boots of Nial Reynolds and Terrique Benn laid the platform for a resounding 5-2 win in favour of Paradise Invaders over Lichfield Nuggets on Thursday afternoon when the GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power National Under-17 Intra-Association league continued at the Mahaicony ground.Godwin Humphrey it was who notched the opening goal for Paradise from the penalty spot with 10 minutes on the game clock but with the exact amount of time elapsing, Lichfield pulled one back to even the score through Kahdon Archibald.As the exchanges continued back and forth, Paradise restored their one-goal advantage when Reynolds fired in the first of his brace in the 70-minute clash. Reynolds breached the Lichfield defence and goalkeeper in the 27th minute.And one minute to the half-time whistle, Benn touched in his first goal (34th) to see his side go to the break with a comfortable 2-goal cushion, 3-1.But on resumption, Lichfield were on target again, this time it was Tyrone Pompey who blasted the nets to reduce the lead by one goal in the 45th minute. Paradise then put the game beyond the reach of their opponents who were getting a bit too close.Benn netted their fourth goal in the 54th minute, a sweetly timed header from just within the six yards box and Reynolds sealed the deal on 60 minutes with goal number five for Paradise and his second of the match. Paradise walked away 5-2 winners.last_img read more

76ers’ Jimmy Butler expected to decline player option, report says

first_imgButler, 29, would easily become a highly coveted piece should he enter the market as an unrestricted free agent. The four-time All-Star is an elite, two-way wing who averaged 18.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists for the 76ers in 2018-19 — after forcing his way out of Minnesota last November.He elevated his play in the postseason and averaged 19.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists en route to Philadelphia’s Eastern Conference semifinals appearance. But the 76ers ultimately lost to the Raptors in seven games. Butler’s leadership and composure in the clutch was essential to their playoff push, though. Related News “Knock on wood, I will get a max contract no matter where I go,” Butler stated at his exit interview last month. “You always want to be able to win. I think that’s key, for sure. You’re looking at coaches, you’re looking at the city. There’s a lot that goes into it.”The Lakers are reportedly interested in acquiring Butler to pair with superstar LeBron James. But other teams like the Nets and Knicks have also been mentioned in conversations regarding his next stop. Hi Kawhi, Gasol arrives and the Bucks stopped: Key moments in the Raptors’ title run Warriors’ desire to re-sign Klay Thompson ‘doesn’t change’ because of ACL injurycenter_img Philadelphia was expecting Butler to decline as he’s made it clear he’d like to pursue as much money as he can. It appears like Jimmy Butler could be preparing to test the free agency waters.The 76ers guard is expected to decline the player option in his deal with Philadelphia, according to a report from Yahoo Sports, which cites unidentified league sources. Butler has until June 29th to opt out of the $19.8 million he’s set to receive in the final year of his five-year contract he signed in 2015 as a member of the Bulls.last_img read more

D-Tan Salon and Spa opens for business in Wellington

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — D-Tan Salon and Boutique is open for business at 215 W. 15th Street in Wellington, just north of the Pizza Hut.The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting today for the new business which will focus on hair salon services and tanning. Danae Kendrick is the owner of the D-Tan. She is a native of Mayfield. She will be assisted by Morgan Moran, who moved to Wellington in December, 2013.D-Tan will feature two 20-minute tanning beds and one 12-minute stand up tanning booth. The salon promises top of the line Sojlie air brush tanning.“We ensure that no matter what the occasion, we will have you looking like you have just stepped off the beaches of the Caribbean,” Kendrick said. The salon will also feature eye brow tinting, shaping, and body waxing. People can walk out with long, full, semi-perminate eyelash extensions.The boutique will also be carrying fashionable and affordable clothing.Haircuts for men, women and kids will also include shampooing and styling if desired.The store is open Mondays noon to 9 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Wellington Area of Commerce holds ribbon cutting Friday for D-Tan Salon and Spa. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

NFL Week 11 Betting Guide: Spread, moneyline, over/under picks

first_imgWeek 11 is shaping up to be an odd betting slate. There are three double-digit spreads and seven spreads within four points. The Patriots will look to avenge a loss, while the Dolphins are riding a two-game winning streak. If someone told you back in Week 4 that would be the case in Week 11, you would have scoffed at the mere idea. Further, the 49ers, Chiefs and Colts will all be poised to rebound after their losses last week. All three have playoff aspirations. The slate’s over/unders also feature some variation. Three games have totals of 50 or above, while five contests have totals of 41.5 or below.All data presented is as of Thursday morning. You can track all NFL line movement on BetQL’s Line Movement Dashboard. Figures below calculated by wagering one unit on each touted bet with -110 spread odds. WEEK 11 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerNFL Week 11 Betting Picks: Spread pick of the weekDolphins (+6) vs. Bills The Bills have lost two of their past three games and are 1-1-1 against the spread over that span. Meanwhile, the Dolphins have won two in a row and are 3-0 ATS in their past three contests. After getting off to an historically awful start to the season, Brian Flores has seemingly gotten his team to squash the tanking perception. These two teams played in Buffalo back on Oct. 20, and the Bills won 31-21. Since then, the two squads have been headed in opposite directions, and this game will take place in Miami. Per BetQL NFL public betting dashboard, the public still doesn’t have any faith in the Dolphins, as indicated by the fact that 60 percent of total bets and 72 percent of the money has gone on the Bills in this matchup. BetQL’s NFL Model may or may not disagree with the public. Find out by accessing their best bets dashboard.WEEK 11 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endNFL Week 11 Betting Picks: Moneyline pick of the weekPatriots (-190) at Eagles The Patriots are 8-1 overall, 4-1 ATS over their past five games, are coming off of a 17-point loss, and have had a bye week to prepare for this matchup. Bill Belichick will have them ready to succeed in Philly. Since 2000, the Patriots are 14-5 SU coming off of a bye week, while the Eagles are 2-3 coming off of a bye over the past five seasons. Expect New England to come out firing in this one and to make a major statement to the rest of the league.Per BetQL’s NFL public betting dashboard, 55 percent of the total bets have gone on New England’s moneyline while the sharps have been all over it. A whopping 96 percent of the total money has been wagered on the Pats.WEEK 11 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPNFL Week 11 Betting Picks: Over/under pick of the weekBroncos at Vikings (UNDER 40) Over the past two seasons, the UNDER has gone 15-1 (+13.9 units) when the Broncos have faced good passing teams (with a completion percentage of 61 percent or better). The average score in those games was Opponent 19.9, Denver 17.9. Further, the UNDER has gone 12-0 (+12 units) when the Broncos have faced good offensive teams (that average 350 or more total yards per game). The average score in those games was Opponent 21.3, Denver 17.3. Check out BetQL’s NFL over/under dashboard for more over under picks this weekend. This has the makings of a gross-to-watch, low-scoring affair. You can find all updated NFL point spreads, lines and odds at BetQL!last_img read more