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

Texas faces Texas Tech in Big 12 quarters

first_imgTexas faces Texas Tech in Big 12 quarters For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Associated Press LEADING THE CHARGE: The Red Raiders are led by Jahmi’us Ramsey and Kyler Edwards. Ramsey is averaging 13.5 points while Edwards is accounting for 11.4 points and four rebounds per contest. The Longhorns have been anchored by Matt Coleman III and Courtney Ramey, who have combined to score 23.2 points per outing.JUMPING FOR JAHMI’US: Ramsey has connected on 42.6 percent of the 141 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 17 over his last three games. He’s also made 64.1 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Texas Tech is 0-7 when scoring fewer than 61 points and 18-6 when scoring at least 61.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Texas is a perfect 11-0 when it scores at least 68 points. The Longhorns are 8-12 when scoring any fewer than that.DID YOU KNOW: The Texas Tech defense has allowed only 63.5 points per game to opponents, which is the 26th-lowest figure in the country. The Texas offense has put up just 64.2 points through 31 games (ranked 293rd among Division I teams).___center_img March 10, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 5 seed Texas Tech (18-13, 9-9) vs. No. 4 seed Texas (19-12, 9-9)Big 12 Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Thursday, 11:30 a.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Texas Tech is set to face off against Texas in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played on Feb. 29, when the Longhorns shot 52.2 percent from the field while limiting Texas Tech to just 39.2 percent on the way to a 68-58 victory.last_img read more

Cricket summer camp underway at DCC

first_imgWITH the aim of imparting the rudiments of the game of cricket, the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), in collaboration with the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), yesterday kick-started the annual Cricket Summer Camp at the Queenstown-based facility.Roughly 80 youngsters aged 7 to 17 were part of the opening day as they seek to learn the fundamentals of cricket over the next ten days.Prior to the day’s activities, the camp was officially declared open by president of DCC, Patrick Harding, who welcomed the youngsters.Harding urged the youngsters to take full advantage of the opportunities being offered to them, adding that the camp aims to provide intensive cricket training to players who strive to discover new techniques, improve their mental, physical skills and better their overall cricketing skills.“You will be learning over the next ten days the art of cricket, you will learn the finer points of the game, and at the same time meet friends; so take full advantage of the opportunities,” the DCC president pointed out.Speaking about the opening day of the camp, Garvin Nedd said, “I’m very much impressed with the turnout for the first day because this is the foundation we use to take players forward into the future”.Meanwhile, Paul Wintz in an invited comment said that he was happy to be assisting the various coaches and giving back to the club.Apart from Nedd and Wintz, former Guyana batsman Mark Harper is part of the camp as the technical director.The programme also involves classroom-style sessions, lectures by a variety of expert presenters, cricket and fitness drills, game simulations and matches.The camp runs from 09:00hrs to 15:00hrs daily.last_img read more