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Local Band Needs Community Votes To Win Competition

first_imgMy Brother’s Keeper is a bluegrass/ progressive acoustic band consisting of brothers Benjamin, 22, Titus, 19, and Joshua Luckhaupt, 24, all of St. Leon. The fourth member of the band is Wyatt Murray, 18, of Brookville.“Music is something that I have been having fun with and now something I would like to do full time,” Benjamin Luckhaupt said. “I know other members of the band would like to as well, so hopefully in five years, music can be a full time opportunity.”Winning the Safe Auto Competition would allow the band to gain more financial flexibility and national exposure, which could lead them one step closer to their dream.Anyone who wants to vote for the Brittany and the Brothers can visit the Safe Auto website. A St. Leon band is hoping community members can help them win a nationwide contest.A St. Leon band is asking for community support.The four members of My Brothers Keeper teamed up with local singer Brittany Gillstrap, 21, and entered Safe Auto’s Do the Jingle Competition.Contestants re-create or re-invent the famous Safe Auto Jingle. All video submissions are featured on the Safe Auto website.The band is currently in third place in the nationwide contest. If the band wins, they will receive $5,000 and a chance to appear in a future advertising campaign.Listen to the jingle by Brittany and the Brothers here>>last_img read more

Basketball: NBBF applauds FG’s intervention for injured D’Tigress star

first_imgRelatedPosts Serbia-based Nigerian basketballer slumps, dies after training NBBF celebrates Nigerian Arizona Women Basketball player of the Decade FIBA releases guidelines for basketball’s return The Nigeria Basketball Federationhas applauded the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare’s fatherly intervention toward sourcing  funds for injured D’Tigress player, Nkem Akaraiwe. NBBF President, Musa Kida in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday, described the 15,000 dollars intervention by the ministry Christmas gift which was well appreciated by the players, her fans and the federation. This was in addition to the 10,000 dollars earlier received from Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta which was facilitated by the minister. Akaraiwe who was a member of the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup team tore her Anterior Cruciate Ligament at the Beach Games in Cape Verde and had found it difficult raising funds for the needed surgery. Kida said the gesture was a timely intervention and an indication that the Federal Government was responsive to the plight of its athletes. “This will continue to encourage more Nigerians to strive for glory while representing the nation. “We cannot thank the minister enough for coming through for one of our top basketball players who got injured on national duty. “We are really grateful and elated that finally Akaraiwe can go for the surgery, recover on time and get back to the court. “With enough funds raised, the First Bank Women Basketball Club’s player is expected to go for surgery in Dubai,” he said.Tags: BasketballChristmasD’TigressMusa KidaNBBFNkem Akaraiwelast_img read more

Swarangsri Daimary wins bronze at 3rd International Peace and Friendship Wushu Cup

first_imgGUWAHATI: Swarangsri Daimary of Assam Police, representing Indian Wushu team, won bronze medal at the 3rd International Peace and Friendship Wushu Cup held at Zehedam, Iran recently. She won the medal in below 60kg cetegory of Women’s Sanda event (Free Fighting). The Indian team bagged two Gold medals, one Silver as well as seven bronze medals. This is stated in a release of Wushu Association of Assam.Also Read: LOCAL SPORTSlast_img

Syracuse dominates late to down Iona

first_img Published on September 9, 2017 at 9:14 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (6-4) defeated Iona (2-7) Saturday afternoon in the Dartmouth tournament in Hanover, New Hampshire. After splitting the first two sets, 25-18, 17-25, the Orange were dominant, winning the final two sets, 25-14, 25-12.The Orange controlled every statistical category, notably besting the Gaels in aces (6-2) and digs (52-41). Anastasiya Gorelina (13 kills), Kendra Lukacs (11 kills) and Santita Ebangwese (11 kills) powered the Orange on the offensive end, along with Annie Bozzo (40 assists). SU also posted a hitting percentage of .342, more than doubling Iona.The two teams were knotted at six in the first set before SU began to pull away. Scoring nine of the next eleven points, Syracuse was able to separate itself from the Gaels, led by Lukacs with five kills.Iona came back in the second set, going on two separate 4-0 runs to pull away from the Orange. SU had its worst set of the match, posting a .214 hitting percentage with just 10 kills. Five different Gaels had a kill, helping their team win the set, 25-17.The next two sets Syracuse dominated. In two of its most impressive sets of the season, the Orange held its opponents to a combined 26 points in the final two sets. Early in the third set, SU won nine of ten points, setting the tone for a 25-14 win. SU used another run to win the fourth set, led by four kills from Gorelina. The Orange ended the match by scoring the 11 points in a row.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Former Chelsea’s Coach, Ray Wilkins, is Dead

first_imgThe football world was thrown into mourning Wednesday as news broke of the death of former Chelsea, Manchester United and England great Ray Wilkins, 61.Wilkins, who was also one-time assistant manager at Chelsea, died after suffering cardiac arrest.Wilkins’ death was confirmed by his former clubs Manchester United and Chelsea on their verified Twitter handles on Wednesday. The former midfielder was placed in an induced coma at St George’s Hospital in London, on Friday night after suffering a heart attack.“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Manchester United are with the family, friends and colleagues of our former midfielder Ray Wilkins, following his tragic passing,” United wrote on their handle.Chelsea added: “Everybody associated with Chelsea Football Club is devastated to learn of the passing of our former player, captain and assistant coach, Ray Wilkins. Rest in peace, Ray, you will be dreadfully missed.”As a player with United, Wilkins won the FA Cup and Community Shield both in 1983.He was Chelsea Player of the Year in 1976 and 1977 and was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2013.And as assistant manager at Chelsea, under Carlos Ancelotti, the Blues won the Premier League and the FA Cup in the 2009/2010 season.Wilkins won 84 caps for England between 1976 and 1986, playing in both the European Championships and the World Cup.The English FA, numerous English clubs and football personalities have expressed their grief at the passing of Wilkins.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Waris delighted with first goal

first_imgAbdul Majeed Waris has described his first international goal as a ‘great feeling’ after starring in Ghana’s 4-0 win over Sudan in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.The Black Stars striker, who scored in the 79th minute to make it 3-0 and bring up his first international goal, expressed his delight at the result and his own personal performance.“It [first goal for country] is a great feeling and the victory is good success for the nation,” Waris said after the game at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.The win helped the Black Stars close the gap at the top in Group D, where they are now one point behind with three more matches to go in the second round stage of qualifying.“Everybody knows how important it is for Ghana to qualify for the World Cup. We will keep on working hard and do our best for the nation.”Waris played alongside Asamoah Gyan, who opened the scoring in the first half and the Spartak Moscow player has hailed his partnership with the Ghana captain. “He [Gyan] is a great partner and we talk to each other. Everybody will like to play with him and take part in that,” he said.last_img read more

Stephen Appiah calls for massive patronage ahead of Vodafone Unity match

first_imgElection 2016 Peace Ambassador and former captain of Black Stars Stephen Appiah has called on football fans to patronize the 2016 Vodafone Unity Games, slated for June this year.The games, which form part of Appiah’s plans to promote Peace and Unity before, during and after the 2016 General election would be played on June 8 in Kumasi and on June 11 in Accra.The first match of the Vodafone Unity Games will see the former inspirational skipper lead a team of former and current international football stars against Ghana Premier League Giants Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium before squaring off against the Black Stars in Accra three days later.Speaking at a press Soiree organized by Primeval Medi, the Organizers of the Vodafone Unity Games, the former Ghanaian International appealed to football fans to not to be left out of the historic event.“Some colleagues and friends from Africa and the other continents will join me to use football which is obviously the passion for this nation to clamor for peace”, he said. “I wish to invite you all to the two games that will be played in June at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium against Kotoko and Accra Sports Stadium against the Black Stars”, Appiah added.The election 2016 Peace Ambassador also thanked the headline sponsor of the games for partnering in promoting peace.Football icons such as William Gallas, Dwight Yorke, Patrick Kluyvert, Jay Jay Okocha, Nwako Kanu, Sol Campbell, George Boateng, Jermain Defoe, Simao and Emile Heskey will all play in the 2016 Vodafone Unity Games.  – Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

World Cup star hit with lifetime ban after flouting South Korea rules

first_imgSouth Korea defender Jang Hyun-soo has received a lifetime ban from playing for the national team and hit with a 30 million won ($26,448) fine after he was found to have falsified records relating to his military service exemption.All able-bodied South Korean men must complete almost two years military service as part of efforts to maintain a deterrent against the North but athletes can earn exemptions by winning a medal at the Olympics or gold at the Asian Games.As part of the exemption conditions, athletes must undergo four weeks of basic military training and undertake more than 500 hours of community service over a three-year period.Jang, who has 58 caps and was part of the team that won gold at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, has admitted to submitting false records detailing how many hours of community service he has performed.The Korea Football Association met on Thursday to decide how to punish the 27-year-old, who played in all three of Korea’s games at the World Cup in Russia.”Jang has been permanently disqualified from playing for the national team and has been fined 30 million won,” a KFA spokesperson said by telephone on Thursday. In addition to the KFA sanction, the Sports Ministry has given Jang an additional five days of compulsory service.Jang, who will now miss the Asian Cup in January, had apologised on Monday and said he would undertake the required community service.”I am sorry to have disappointed everyone for such a shameful issue,” he was quoted as saying on the KFA website.The issue of military exemptions has come under the microscope in recent months.The incentive was introduced in the 1970s as part of Seoul’s drive to become a world sporting power and raise its profile on the global stage but it has come in for criticism in recent years as the country rebalances its priorities. Some have called for the exemption system to be abolished altogether, questioning its fairness in an era where the South Korean public have been yearning for an end to privilege and lopsided advantages in all walks of life.Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min was the latest high-profile athlete to win an exemption after he led South Korea to the gold medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta in September.last_img read more

Adnan Hrelja signed a contract with FC Sarajevo

first_imgAdnan Hrelja, who went to youth school of FC Sarajevo returned to Koševo. This 20 year old football player played the last season for Pecs from Hungary, where he played several matches for the first team of Pecs in the last season.However he did not have significant number of played minutes so he decided to return to BiH and play for FC Sarajevo.Hrelja is a midfielder and will reinforce the FC Sarajevo, who is in the second place of BiH Premiere league, two points less than FC Željezničar.last_img read more

Jadon Sancho breaks 52-year old Bundesliga goal scoring record!

first_imgAdvertisement 5rr0wNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsp0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8il2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 867y9Would you ever consider trying this?😱aa65jCan your students do this? 🌚1g7ae1Roller skating! Powered by Firework Jadon Sancho is just 19 years old and has done talismanic feats at Dortmund. A record set in 1967 has been broken by this young lad.Advertisement Aged just 19 years 151 days, Sancho has become the youngest player ever to hit 15 Bundesliga goals.Advertisement In doing so, he beat the previous record held by former West Germany international Horst Koppel – set in 1967 – by  34 days.Sancho found the net against Cologne in the second gameweek to secure this record.Advertisement With 39 goals in 58 matches for Dortmund in all competitions , Jadon Sancho is definitely lighting up the Bundesliga. England boss Gareth Southgate has been a keen admirer and Sancho has earned regular call ups to the National Team setup recently.Although United are clamouring for Sancho, Dortmund are set to give the youngster a 190,000 euro per week contract to ward off United’s interest. Advertisementlast_img read more