Gold Coast mansion offers ‘the best of everything’

first_imgNow that’s a theatre room! MORE NEWS: Beach house proves bigger isn’t always better No expense has been spared in the construction of this Sovereign Islands mansion at 51 Knightsbridge Pde West.THE lucky new owners of a lavish Sovereign Islands mansion won’t need to worry about keeping up with the Joneses.They will be the envy of all their neighbours after moving into the Knightsbridge Pde West residence, which raises the bar for luxury living.Crystal chandeliers, an Italian-made lift, Ralph Lauren wallpaper and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame sweeping water views are among its standout features.Prestige real estate agent Ali Mian owns the opulent five-bedroom home, which he has shared with his wife and young children for three years.He has listed the property with a $6.425 million price tag so he can design and build another property with more space for his children. The views are among its standout features.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“The family needs have changed,’’ he said.“I thought maybe while they’re young I’d like to get something with more yard.”Mr Mian said it was going to be sad to leave, given it was a dream home.“I put the best of everything you can get in there because we built it for ourselves, we didn’t build it to sell,” he said.“All the chandeliers are custom built, we imported the crystals from overseas, and the lift is Italian.”It also has a wine cellar that could fit almost 1000 bottles, designer wardrobes, smart wiring throughout and balconies for each of the bedrooms. MORE NEWS: House comes with helicopter parking It is listed with a $6.425 million price tag. Chandeliers with imported crystals are featured throughout.While the interior is ostentatious, Mr Mian said the naturally beautiful outlook was the property’s most impressive feature.“I love standing outside watching boats pass by,” he said.The property is listed through Edin Kara of Ray White Sovereign Islands, which is the agency Mr Mian heads. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

Wildcats Drop Golf Match To Trojans

first_imgThe Wildcats shot a season low 177 against the East Central Trojans last night. East Central clipped Franklin County with a 169-177 victory.Medalist for the match was Kyle Leising with an impressive 33. Scores for the Wildcats were: Zach Jewell 40, Chase Tolhurst 44, Kyle Grubb 45, Christian Mackie 48, Justin Studt 48, and Logan Blades 52. We had two compete at the JV level. Tyler Norris shot a 57 and Brandon Cowen fired a 59.The Wildcats will be in action on Monday (4-30) at the Elks taking on Richmond and Rushville.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Dustin Riley.last_img

CDC: California Patient is Third U.S. Coronavirus Case

first_imgA patient in Southern California has become the third person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the new pneumonia-like virus from China, according to health officials.The Centers for Disease Control confirmed a traveler from the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is where the outbreak began, tested positive for the virus.That patient is in isolation at a hospital and is in good condition, a release from the agency states.The virus can cause fever, coughing, wheezing and pneumonia. It is a member of the coronavirus family, which is in turn related to the deadly SARS and MERS viruses that caused outbreaks in previous years.What are the symptoms of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (#2019nCoV)? How does the virus spread? Learn the answers to frequently asked questions here: https://t.co/0ElbjEVlYh. #FAQ pic.twitter.com/dAdUno2jx0— CDC (@CDCgov) January 24, 2020 The first known case in California follows the first domestic diagnosis in Washington state on January 21 and another in Chicago last Friday. Both of those patients — in Washington, a man in his 30s, and in Chicago, a woman in her 60s — had traveled to China.The death toll from the virus in China has reached 56 so far. That country has issued massive travel bans in hard-hit sections of its borders while it tries to stop the virus from spreading. Meanwhile, the U.S. Consulate in Wuhan announced on Sunday that it would evacuate its personnel as well as some private citizens aboard a charter flight.The CDC expects more Americans to be diagnosed with the virus, which is believed to have an incubation period of about two weeks. The worldwide number of confirmed cases is approaching 2,000.In addition, the CDC is screening passengers on direct and connecting flights from Wuhan at major airports in Atlanta, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles.last_img read more

Synthetic track will be a boost to Region 2-says former national athletes

first_imgBy Elroy StephneyMinister Within the Ministry of Education with responsibility for Sport , Ms. Nicolette Henry’s disclosure that Region 2 will soon benefit from the realisation of a synthetic track has gain positive reactions from former national athletes in Essequibo.Minister Henry made the announcement during her 2017 budget presentation in Parliament. The modern facility is expected to be built next year, as the Government seeks to enhance the capability of athletes who can compete and win internationally.In this regard,creating a potentially conducive environment becomes paramount during the country’s drive to achieve an elusive Olympic medal. In Essequibo,no such dream existed before and the region remained uncomfortably stagnated and even alienated.Julian HolderFor almost two decades, the national athletic championship could not have been staged in the region due to the deplorable manner in which the facilities were kept.Similarly, such untenable scenario existed during the Kashif and Shanghai reign. The country-wide football tournament was played for almost twenty five years, yet not a single match had its feet in Essequibo. Given the Minister’s recent exciting expression which indeed is a bold initiative, Chronicle Sport sought a comment from three former national athletes whose origin is in the Cinderella County.They all expressed delight and affirmed that their exposure overseas enlightened the fact that those countries had modern facilities to enhance their athletes’ performance. ‘Having a similar track here will advance the region’s potential to excel as well as create more career driven opportunities’, they collectively opined.Former national long distance queen Reonna Cornette who hails from Richmond and attended the Anna Regina Secondary School, for many years reigned supreme at the National School’s Athletics Championship as well as at other local meets.She also represented Guyana in several international races abroad and was one of the country’s most outstanding female athletes. Reonna was crowned as both the junior and senior sports woman of the year in 1995 and 1996 respectively during her glittering career.She still holds the record which she proudly upheld as clocking the fastest time in a marathon for female athletes in the Caribbean.The well-travelled former athlete expressed great optimism which she said the track can create, stating that athletes needed such training ground from an early age to have any chance of competing successfully at a higher level.Cornette added that her training was done agonisingly on unleveled muddy dams and pot-holed roads which were never ideal contributors for an aspiring athlete.Notwithstanding, she persevered to become one of the country’s most accomplished runners. Meanwhile even before Reonna dreamt of running, the popular Holder brothers, Prince and Julian were already champions on the track.They were both long distance runners and held individual records. Prince Holder,who won gold at the Hampton International games in 1986,expressed his pleasure and praised the Government for its visionary insight.Holder, a critic of the unhealthy state of sports in the region, acknowledged that having a synthetic track will recreate interest in the sport and he believes that with his experience and expertise he can contribute meaningfully in the field of athletics.Reonna CornetteHe also added that the track can host other sports disciplines too as in the case of the Leneora multi-purpose track. Meanwhile, he suggested that the Anna Regina Community Centre Ground could be transformed into a modern facility that can include the track,given that there is vast amount of space which is ideally situated to connect with the entire region.His brother Julian Holder was also excited at the track’s prospect to develop athletes from the region.The older of the two siblings, Julian would have announced his superiority as a teenager and on several occasions rivalled his brother in many trilling encounters.He was arguably better in stamina and had the ability to conserve energy for his final sprint to the finishing line. Julian also represented Guyana and participated in several regional and international meets abroad.All three former national athletes expressed the desire to serve in some capacity once the track becomes a reality, knowing that it will pace the region towards producing national and international athletes; feats that they had proudly accomplished. The region was also known to have produced two highly rated sprinters in Francis Drakes (Dr. Kimani) and Dr. Colin Roach, both of whom attained a cult-like status during their era of invincibility on the track. Given such rich history therefore, the former national athletes are optimistic that the impending birth of a synthetic track will be a tremendous boost for sports in Region 2.last_img read more

WLAX : Syracuse’s potent attack silenced by Loyola in Big East tournament championship loss

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on May 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2center_img Michelle Tumolo tried to confuse the defense. As Devon Collins wrapped around the net,Tumolo attempted one of her patented fake tosses, looking to make a play to spark a stagnant Syracuse offense.Loyola (Md.) goaltender Kerry Stoothoff was not fooled.Tumolo stepped from behind the net onto the left doorstep of the goal and spun away from a defender toward the net for a point blank shot, but Stoothoff made the save, knocking over Tumolo and leaving the Big East’s Offensive Player of the Year lying on the ground.‘Tumolo, (Alyssa) Murray, (Sarah) Holden,’ Stoothoff said. ‘You could just keep naming people. But I just wanted to be patient and not jump on those fakes and just really stand my ground.’Nearly halfway through the second half, the Syracuse offense found itself in the doldrums. More than 20 minutes into the second half, one of the nation’s most potent offenses had just four goals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn total the second-seeded Greyhounds held an Orange offense that averaged more than 15 goals a game to just seven as Loyola (13-5) captured the Big East championship against top-seeded SU 13-7 in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. Syracuse (16-3) entered the weekend scoring the fourth most goals per game in the nation with 15.82, but was held to single digits in both its 7-6 semifinal win over Georgetown and its championship loss.The Greyhounds handed Syracuse its first loss since Feb. 29, snapping the Orange’s 15-game winning streak.‘Their defense is very good,’ SU head coach Gary Gait said. ‘They’re very physical, they’re on your body, they put a lot of pressure on you. But I think we had our opportunities and we didn’t take advantage.‘When you watched us play it didn’t look like a Big East undefeated playing out there today, it looked like a team that hadn’t been together for a little bit.’Normally dynamic attacks Tumolo and Murray were held to just five combined points.The two frequently misfired when trying to connect in the first half.Murray tried passing from behind the net to a wide open Tumolo, a normally easy pass. But the pass was too casual and Loyola defender Kellye Gallagher, the Big East Defensive Player of the Year, stepped in to intercept the pass.‘The depth defensively (was key),’ Loyola head coach Jen Adams said. ‘They really grinded it out. They played tough matchups today. I have so much respect for those Syracuse players. They are a high-powered offense, but I think we’re able to match them and really make them earn any opportunity they had at cage.’The offensive struggles became so frustrating that the normally levelheaded Orange sideline earned a yellow card for arguing with an official following a shot attempt by Tumolo.Tumolo argued she was fouled during a shot and when a member of the bench joined the argument, Gait was shown the yellow card.SU’s offense did come alive a bit during the end of the game with three goals over the game’s final eight minutes, but by then it was too late. The Orange had dug itself too big a hold to climb out of this time.For the second straight game, a Big East opponent had figured out SU’s offense. Each time Syracuse made a run, but the slow starts are something the Orange can learn from going into the NCAA tournament.‘You can be No. 1, be undefeated, be all that, but you still have to show up and play and execute,’ Gait said. ‘It’s a lesson that we’ll take moving forward and we’ll hopefully learn from it and be more prepared and ready and focused to play the next opponent.’dbwilson@syr.edu last_img read more

Hisense and EG partner to create unique Halo fan experience

first_imgEvil Geniuses have partnered with consumer technology brand Hisense to offer a unique fan opportunity to compete with the EG Halo team on one of the biggest TV screens in the world.Let’s do this, @erik_jones, @ClintBowyer, @evilgeniuses, @PeterPandam & @RyanTowey. May 26. @CLTMotorSpdwy #HisenseDualThreat pic.twitter.com/9tAFRpIIJE— HisenseUSA (@Hisense_USA) April 11, 2017It comes after Hisense stepped in as a mediator of an argument between NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Erik Jones of Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and Clint Bowyer of Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), who were both claiming to be the best gamer in all of NASCAR. Hisense and EG proposed a challenge to settle the argument once and for all – the Hisense Dual Threat Challenge. On May 26th, Jones, Bowyer, Hisense, Evil Geniuses and two fans will join forces to host a Halo tournament on the 16,000 square-foot Speedway TV at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the weekend of the Hisense 4K TV 300 in Charlotte. Jones and Bowyer will act as team captains, and fill their teams out with two Evil Geniuses team members and one fan qualifier.Mark Viken, Vice President of Marketing at Hisense commented: “At Hisense, we embrace head-to-head competition in all its forms and believe that the television is the hearth of the modern home: bringing people together to watch great content or, in this case, decide who’s the biggest dual threat,”  before adding: “We’re also very excited to give two lucky fans the chance to compete with some of the biggest starts of NASCAR and professional gaming for ultimate bragging rights.” Fans will be asked to Tweet a video to the hashtag #HisenseDualThreat, detailing what makes them a dual threat and why they should be considered for Jones or Bowyer’s team. After two weeks of fielding submissions, Hisense will select eight finalists and the two winners will be chosen through a popular vote on Twitter. The winners will receive full airfare and accommodations to Charlotte as well as grandstand tickets to both the Hisense 4K TV 300 on Saturday, May 27, and the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 28. “We’re very excited Hisense has provided this unique opportunity to partner with Evil Geniuses,” said Heath Cherry, Vice President, Sponsorship at JGR.  “We can’t wait to have Erik and Clint team up with fans to compete in Halo and see who comes out on top.” “I know they’re hyper competitive on the race track, so I’ll be curious to see how good Erik and Clint actually are at Halo,” said Peter Dager, CEO of Evil Geniuses. “I can only hope the Evil Geniuses guys don’t embarrass them too badly.”Esports Insider says: This is a fantastic partnership – the two winners are going to be in for an incredible experience. It’ll be interesting to see if this is the first of many campaigns between the tech company and EG.last_img read more

Monday February 11th Local Sports

first_imgTONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, KGLO mobile app — Mason City High girls vs. Des Moines Hoover — 5:30AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, KRIB mobile app — Clear Lake boys at West Hancock — 6:30 AMES, Iowa (AP) — Kristin Scott scored 15 points in the third quarter, another 10 in the fourth and finished with 29 and No. 22 Iowa State pulled away from West Virginia for its fourth-straight win, 77-61 on Saturday night.Bridget Carleton had 12 of her 23 points in the first half when the Cyclones (18-5, 8-3 Big 12 Conference) took a 33-26 lead. Iowa State scored 20 points in the first quarter but struggled in the second, making just 3 of 13 shots but keeping the lead by making 7 of 9 from the foul line.Scott, who leads the Big 12 in field-goal percentage (67) and 3-point percentage (58) in conference games, finished 12 of 17 from the field and 3 of 7 from distance. They Cyclones shot 59 percent in the second half. Carleton had 12 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two blocks. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nick McGlynn had 22 points as Drake beat Northern Iowa 83-77 on Saturday.D.J. Wilkins had 18 points for Drake (18-7, 7-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Tremell Murphy added 15 points and eight rebounds. Brady Ellingson had 12 points for the home team.AJ Green had 19 points for the Panthers (10-15, 5-7). Wyatt Lohaus added 16 points. Spencer Haldeman had 12 points.The Bulldogs evened the season series against the Panthers with the win. Northern Iowa defeated Drake 57-54 on Jan. 13. Drake faces Southern Illinois on the road on Tuesday. Northern Iowa plays Illinois State at home on Wednesday. IOWA CITY — A wild finish in Iowa City.Gary Dolphin and Bobby Hansen on the Hawkeye Network, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO last night. Jordan Bohannon’s three pointer with point-six seconds remaining capped a furious rally as 20th ranked Iowa beat Northwestern 80-79, a game the Hawkeyes trailed by 15 with just over four minutes remaining.The Hawkeyes outscored the Wildcats 23-7 to close the game to move to 8-5 in the Big Ten.For most of the game it appeared as though the Hawkeyes were headed to a lopsided loss at home. Iowa coach Fran McCafferyMcCaffery was asked if he was surprised when Bohannon’s shot went in.Vic Law led Northwestern with 24 points as the Wildcats fall to 3-9 in conference play. MASON CITY – The No. 5 NIACC women’s basketball team evened the season series with No. 2 Kirkwood Saturday with a 68-62 victory.NIACC, which dropped a 77-71 decision to Kirkwood in January, received 16 points each from Jada Buford and Tahya Campbell.NIACC (19-5 overall) and Kirkwood (20-6 overall) are tied for first place in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference with 10-1 marks.Also for the Lady Trojans on Saturday, Mandy Willems scored nine points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out six assists. The Lady Trojans’ Kelcie Hale scored 12 points.Kirkwood was led by Natalie Tomaszewski with 12 points. The Eagles’ Leah Robinson scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.NIACC returns to action Wednesday at Little Priest Tribal College in Winnebago, Neb. Game time is slated for 5:30 p.m. MASON CITY — The Newman girls had to wait two days but picked up a win in their tournament opener with a 70-45 victory over North Iowa in a Class 1A regional first round game. Kailah Thompson had 19 points, while Keelan Curley and Molly McGuire each added 10. Newman improves to 13-8 on the season and is scheduled to travel to Algona on Tuesday to face Bishop Garrigan in a regional quarterfinal round game that you’ll hear on KGLO starting at about 7 o’clock. COLUMBUS, OHIO — The 16th ranked Iowa Hawkeye women claimed another road win on Sunday at Ohio State, 78-52. The Hawkeyes outscored the Buckeyes 27-10 in the third quarter as they move to 10-3 in the Big Ten and 19-5 overall.Iowa coach Lisa Bluder. Megan Gustafson scored 29 points and added 16 rebounds. It was her 78th double-double of her career, tying the Big Ten record.Mason City native Makenzie Meyer sat out for a second straight game as she deals with a knee injury. AMES — Iowa State will be off until Saturday’s visit to Big-12 leader Kansas State. Cyclone coach Steve Prohm gave his team a couple of days off after a 92-83 home loss to TCU.Prohm is not concerned about a lack of confidence after the Cyclones dropped their second home game of the season.Prohm believes the Cyclones will bounce back with a solid effort. — There’s opening round games in Classes 1A and 2A boys basketball tonight, with start times to all the games being pushed ahead due to the weather:== 1A District 3 first round5:00 — Northwood-Kensett at North Union== 1A District 4 first round at Clarksville5:00 — North Butler vs. Riceville6:30 — Clarksville vs. West Central of Maynard== 2A District 4 quarterfinals at New Hampton5:00 — Osage vs. North Fayette Valley6:30 — New Hampton vs. Waukon MASON CITY – Deundra Roberson scored 24 points and Quentin Hardrict scored 21 points to lead No. 12 NIACC to a 95-81 victory over No. 1 Kirkwood in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference men’s basketball contest Saturday in the NIACC gym.NIACC opened up a 48-31 lead at the half.NIACC (19-3 overall) and Kirkwood (20-3 overall) split the regular season series with the Eagles winning 83-65 in January. The Trojans are 9-1 in the the conference and the Eagles are a half-game back at 8-1.Also for the Trojans on Saturday, Wendell Matthews scored 13 points, James Harris scored 12 points and Kyle Lang scored 11 points. MASON CITY — In regular season basketball Saturday, the Mason City High girls jumped out to a 27-2 lead after the first quarter on their way to an 85-35 win over Fort Dodge, as you heard on KGLO. Megan Meyer had 24 points, Anna Deets added 16 while Anna Lensing chipped in 14 for the Mohawks, who are now 12-8 heading into their regular-season finale with Des Moines North, which is scheduled for 5:30 this afternoon, and you can hear it on KGLO. In the boys game, Fort Dodge outscored Mason City 19-6 in the second quarter as the Dodgers picked up a 61-41 win. Jarvorius Toney had 19 to lead the Mohawks, who drop to 6-13 and will travel to Charles City on Tuesday evening. MASON CITY — 37 local wrestlers qualified on Saturday for this week’s state tournament in Des Moines:== Qualifiers from the 3A District at Waverly:Mason City (4)106 – Jace Rhodes120 – Cullan Schriever138 – Colby Schriever285 – Troy Monahan== Qualifiers from the 2A District at Clear Lake”Clear Lake (4)113 – Sam Nelson132 – Eric Fought152 – Braxton Doebel220 – Kade HamblyCharles City (3)126 – Alec Staudt152 – Carter Proffitt170 – Dylan KoreshHampton-Dumont (2)195 – Dalton Chipp220 – Wyatt FolkertsOsage (5)120 – Joe Sullivan126 – Averee Abben138 – Brody Roll160 – Zach Williams170 – Spencer Mooberry== Qualifiers from the 1A District at Lake MillsBelmond-Klemme (2)138 – Logan Heaberlin182 – Tucker KroezeCentral Springs (4)106 – Clayton McDonough113 – Bryce McDonough126 — Carter Pals195 – Zach RygLake Mills (4)120 – Jimmy Gallardo126 – Tyler Helgeson138 – Caiden Jones160 – Elijah WagnerNewman (3)132 – Jacob McBride152 – Kameron Black195 – Chase McCleishWest Hancock (3)170 – Tate Hagen220 – Tanner Hagen285 – Chandler Redenius== Qualifiers from the 1A District at DenverNorth Butler-Clarksville (1)126 – Bryce TreesRiceville (2)132 – Drew Fox138 – Lawson LoseeThe traditional state tournament starts on Thursday with the 3A first round at 9:00 AM, 1A first round at 1:30 PM, and the 2A first round at 6:00 PM. You can hear the entire traditional and dual state tournaments on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com and via the KRIB mobile app. For more information, check out the state wrestling tournament page  CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake girls overcame 3-of-19 shooting in the first quarter to down Pocahontas 71-31 in a Class 3A Region 2 quarterfinal in Clear Lake on Saturday night, as you heard on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB. Lexi Fasbender sank eight three-pointers for all of her 24 points in the contest while Sara Faber added 19. Clear Lake improves to 16-4 and now will face a 10-12 Kuemper of Carroll team in a regional semifinal on Wednesday night in Humboldt that you’ll hear on KRIB starting at 7 o’clock. MASON CITY – The No. 19 NIACC wrestling team placed third at the NJCAA Central District Tournament on Sunday in the NIACC gym.NIACC qualified seven wrestlers for the NJCAA Division I national meet, which will be held in Council Bluffs on March 1-2.The Trojans earned their third-place finish with 115.5 points. No. 4 Iowa Central was the team champion with 163.5 points and No. 5 Ellsworth was second with 154 points.NIACC had three second-place finishers in Mark Gonzales (125), Brock Luthens (133) and Tony Mendoza (149).Also qualifying for the national meet were Hunter Luke (3rd at 141), Mason Carpenter (third at 174), Reldon Miller (4th at 184) and Zach Santee (3rd at 285).In the 125-pound title match, Iowa Central’s Kevin Radcliff topped Gonazles by injury default in 3 minutes, 54 seconds.In the 133-pound title match, Ellsworth’s Hector Candelaria topped Luthens, 3-1.In the 149-pound title match, Ellsworth’s Cardeionte Wilson edged Mendoza 7-6 in an ultimate tie-breaker.In the 141-pound third-place match, Luke took a 12-2 major decision from Iowa Central’s Damond Lockner.In the 174-pound third-place match, Carpenter stopped Iowa Lakes’ Steven Raines, 8-3.In the 285-pound third-place match, Santee edged Iowa Central’s Gunner Cash, 5-4. It was the second victory of the tournament for Santee over Cash. Santee nipped Cash 2-1 in the quarterfinal round, as well.Iowa Central’s Ethan Karsten, the 157-pound champion, was selected as the meet’s most outstanding wrestler. Ellsworths Cole Spree was voted as the league’s coach of the year. — Saturday’s other local girls tournament scores== 3A Region 3Osage 55, Hampton-Dumont 40Forest City 48, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 44== 2A Region 2St. Edmond 48, Belmond-Klemme 36== 2A Region 3Lake Mills 57, Eagle Grove 52West Fork 46, Central Springs 33last_img read more

Uganda draws Ghana, Egypt again in AFCON finals

first_imgGabon take on CameroonAlthough Gabon are the second lowest ranked team among the 16 contenders, they look set to make the last eight, probably with four-time champions Cameroon.The hosts rely heavily on 2015 African Footballer of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a prolific goalscorer with German giants Borussia Dortmund.During the draw ceremony, Gabonese officials emphasised that the country was ready to host a tournament they co-staged with neighbours Equatorial Guinea in 2012.A disputed presidential election victory by incumbent Ali Bongo two months ago triggered riots with opposition parties claiming vote fraud.New prime minister Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet said: “We will not back away from the tournament. We are ready and will organise an exceptional tournament.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Ivory Coast were not impressive in qualifying, drawing three of four matches against Sierra Leone and Sudan, and Morocco are probably a team they wanted to dodge.Herve RenardThe Moroccans are coached by Herve Renard, the charismatic Frenchman who masterminded the Ivorians’ triumph in Equatorial Guinea last year.He then left for a brief, unsuccessful spell in the French Ligue 1 before being hired by Morocco, and they became the first qualifiers for the 2017 tournament.Renard has won the Cup of Nations twice, taking no-hopers Zambia to the title in Gabon four years ago.“If I had to name teams I wanted to avoid before the draw, I would have said some of the teams in our group,” admitted Renard.“To face Ivory Coast is difficult, especially as we have had the chance to know their players, it’s practically the same squad.“But we have to be competitive. The match against Claude Le Roy (coach of Togo) will be something that again will be difficult for me.“But over 90 minutes I have to forget everything this man did for me and do everything in order to beat him.”Veteran Le Roy has won the Cup of Nations once, with Cameroon in 1988, and Gabon will mark his ninth appearance at the Cup of Nations finals.He has failed to reach the knockout stage only once. AFCON2017 DRAWGroup A – Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Cameroon, Burkina FasoGroup B -Algeria, Zimbabwe, Senegal, TunisiaGroup C – Ivory Coast, Togo, Morocco, DRCGroup D – Ghana, Uganda, Egypt, MaliJanuary 17  – Uganda vs GhanaJanuary 21– Uganda vs EgyptJanuary 25  – Uganda vs MaliUganda Cranes will come up against two opponents they are already lined up to face in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.The Africa Cup of Nations draw placed Egypt and Ghana in Uganda’s Group D.Ghana, according to FIFA rankings, are the team to beat in Group D. Apart from Uganda, they will take on Egypt, making their return to the contest after missing three finals, and Mali.Being grouped with Ghana offers Egypt yet another chance to avenge one of their most humiliating results, a 6-1 thrashing by the Black Stars in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.No team will be more excited about going to Gabon in January than Uganda — the last time they qualified was in 1978 when the notorious Idi Amin ruled the east African state.Uganda coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic said: “This is a tough and competitive group, but I believe in the players and the team.“We have a realistic chance to get good results and reach the knockout stage.”The draw produced three groups containing three of the top 10 ranked football nations in Africa, according to FIFA.Algeria (2), Senegal (3) and Tunisia (4) are in one mini-league, Ivory Coast (1), DR Congo (6) and Morocco (10) in another and Ghana (5), Egypt (7) and Mali (9) in a third.A lot of teams will get to know each other extremely well, too, as Ivory Coast and Morocco also share a 2018 World Cup qualifying group, as do Ghana, Egypt and Uganda.Champs Ivory Coast start against TogoIvory Coast will start their defence of the Africa Cup of Nations against Togo in January, according to the draw made Wednesday.Ivory Coast, who beat Ghana on penalties in the 2015 final, are in Group C against Togo, Morocco and the Democratic Republic of Congo.Hosts Gabon, who saw political turmoil after a disputed election in August, will stage the opening match in Libreville on January 14 against Guinea-Bissau, who make their first appearance in the 16-nation tournament.Cameroon and Burkina Faso are also in Group A.Algeria have the toughest first round in Group B where they also take on Tunisia and Senegal for one of the two qualifying places for the quarter-finals.The final is in Libreville on February 5.last_img read more

Arsenal shore up defence with Tierney, Luiz deals

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Arsenal conceded 51 goals in the Premier League last season to miss out on Champions League football for a third consecutive season.The double swoop would complete an impressive window for Arsenal despite missing out on the riches of the Champions League.A club record £72 million was splashed on Nicolas Pepe from Lille to complete an exciting trio of attacking talent alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.Emery’s midfield options were also boosted by the loan signing of Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal significantly bolstered their defence in the final hours of the Premier League transfer window by completing the signings of Kieran Tierney and David Luiz on Thursday.Scotland international Tierney had been a target all summer for the Gunners and agreement of the payment structure of his £25 million ($30 million) move from Celtic was eventually agreed on Wednesday night.“It was the hardest decision in my whole life that I’ve had to make. I had to speak to my family and my close friends and my agent as well because it’s a hard decision to leave a club that you love so much,” said Tierney.“I feel Arsenal is a massive club and it’s a great opportunity for me as well. I’m delighted to be here.”Brazilian centre-back Luiz’s £8 million move across London is expected to fill the void left by former captain Laurent Koscielny’s acrimonious departure to Bordeaux earlier this week.“David has huge experience and I look forward to working with him again. He is a well known player and adds to our defensive strength,” said Arsenal boss Unai Emery.center_img David Luiz. PHOTO via @Arsenallast_img read more