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Ethiopia hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa.As South Sudanese flee to Ethiopia, concerns are growing that its capacity to help displaced people may be overstretched. Ethiopia overtook Kenya to become Africa’s largest refugee-hosting country after hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese arrived in the country this year. The total refugee population has reached almost 630,000, raising concerns that its capacity to help displaced people may be overstretched. Leslie Mirungu has the details on how that country is coping and shouldering that burden.
More than a dozen ships are believed tobe off Australia’s coast, carrying around 15,000 crew and some experiencingoutbreaks of coronavirus. “We have issued notices to all ofthese ships to leave Australian waters,” Australian Border ForceCommissioner Michael Outram told local media Friday. (AFP) CANBERRA – Australia insisted Friday itwould not let the crew of multiple virus-stricken cruise ships into thecountry, slapping aside suggestions it was falling short on legal and moralobligations. More than a dozen cruise ships are believed to be off Australia’s coast, carrying around 15,000 crew and some experiencing outbreaks of coronavirus. AFP
Dillsboro, IN—According to the Versailles Fire Department, their firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire in an apartment building at Brownings Campground on Tuesday. The firefighters were able to contain the fire to the attic area of the structure. Versailles Fire responded with two engines, a tanker, and a Command vehicle. Mutual aid was called in from Milan VFD and Osgood VFD. Ripley County EMS was on scene as well on EMS standby. The Red Cross was contacted to assist with the displaced occupants and families.
“Osimhen is an exceptional player who has had a great season here, but we are different players and each has their own background,” he told L’Equipe.“Yes, I may have been influenced to opt for Lille because Osimhen also came out of Belgium and we could say that we have a similar background. It played a bit.“Maybe it will go very well for me, as it did for him.”David also said he does not expect the fact that he is replacing Osimhen and his huge transfer fee to put undue pressure on him.“It doesn’t bother me at all. It’s nothing at all.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Victor Osimhen Canada international Jonathan David, who is the direct replacement for Victor Osimhen at Lille, has described the Super Eagles striker as “exceptional”, but maintained they are different players and he will not be under pressure in taking over from him.Lille broke their transfer record when they paid more than 27 million Euros to Belgian club KAA Gent for David to replace Osimhen, who has moved to Napoli on a record-breaking transfer.However, David, 20, has insisted he is a different player from the Nigeria star.
BRYAN FAUST/Herald photoJoe Thomas, P.J. Hill, John Stocco and Mark Zalewski have emerged as superstars for the currently 7-1 University of Wisconsin football team. Taylor Mehlhaff, the Badgers’ kicker, is making a strong case to join that list.Mehlhaff ranks among the elite in many Big Ten kicking categories. He is third in the conference in kicker scoring (57 points), third in field goal percentage (80 percent) and tied for first in PAT percentage (a perfect 33 for 33). His 51-yard blast at Purdue last Saturday, the longest field goal of his career, was also the longest by any Big Ten kicker this year.”I had a few attempts over 50 [yards] last year and one this year (against San Diego State),” Mehlhaff said. “I hadn’t quite snuck one in, so it felt good to finally break that barrier. In practice I know I can drain them from back there, so it felt good to break that barrier.”Not only can he kick field goals with great accuracy, Mehlhaff can boom kickoffs with the best of them. Thus far this season, 30 of his 50 kickoffs have soared into the end zone, an extremely impressive statistic.”I played soccer as a kid. That’s probably how I developed such a strong leg,” noted the Aberdeen, ND native. “I really hit the weight room hard; I take that pretty seriously. I’m also really careful about taking care of my legs. I take a lot of time warming up. I always make sure I’m stretched out [before I start kicking].”Kickers typically aren’t known for their overwhelming athletic abilities. Good thing Mehlhaff isn’t your typical kicker. He earned four varsity letters while play quarterback, strong safety, kicker and punter for Central High School in South Dakota, not to mention his combined eight other letters in hockey and track.”[Sometimes] it gets a little boring on the sidelines. I miss playing quarterback, but I love the position I’m in right now,” Mehlhaff added. “I really like it because I can put all my time into working on one thing, as opposed to in high school when I just went out there and kicked. It’s not as physically demanding as going out there and hitting people.” Being the No.1 recruited kicker in the nation coming out of high school, Mehlhaff had a lot of choices when it came to choosing where he wanted to kick. It came down to Nebraska, his childhood dream, or Wisconsin. He believes he made the right choice. “When I took my visit here, I fell in love with it,” said the junior. “I love the campus; I love the football. It feels like a real family with the coaches and everything. I love the games here. You can’t go wrong with the fans and the student section. It’s such a cool game day atmosphere. Our student section is so awesome compared to the other stadiums [where we’ve played].”Along with having the strongest left foot on the team, Mehlhaff is also known as a jokester. “He’s a funny kid,” said Dave Peck, Badger long-snapper. “He always finds a way to keep your spirits up when things are down.”UW punter and holder Ken Debauche was also quick to mention Mehlhaff’s friendly attitude. “He’s willing to help anybody out with anything. He’s very caring.”Success in the kicking game has been no easy task for this trio of special-teamers. They have worked hard at striving for perfection.”I feel that we’re real close off the field, which helps with on-field chemistry,” Peck said. “In the summer, whenever [Taylor] wanted to kick, I came over. [Kicking] is all about timing. We practice a lot. Whenever we get a free second, we practice.”Aside from being an overall funny, nice guy, Debauche joked that Mehlhaff’s most redeeming qualities are his “nice tight shirts and nicely gelled hair.” But as long as Mehlhaff continues to kick the way he’s been kicking, Debauche doesn’t care what his counterpart looks like. He and the rest of the Badgers know that their field goal and kickoff specialist has played a vital role in their overall success thus far, and they will continue to count on him down the stretch.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: firstname.lastname@example.org Ten seconds into the season, Syracuse recorded its first statistic: a turnover.La’Shay Taft only managed a few dribbles to get across half court before she lost the ball off her leg out of bounds. The Orange players simply made their way down the court to play defense, unfazed by Taft’s mistake, likely caused by adrenaline that came with the season opener against Long Beach State.SU head coach Quentin Hillsman chalked up Taft’s seven turnovers in 22 minutes to jitters as she made her debut as the team’s starting point guard.‘I think it’s first-time nerves because most of her turnovers were ones where she was in between shooting and passing,’ Hillsman said after his team defeated the 49ers despite turning the ball over 28 times. ‘So either she would have passed it, just has to make an earlier decision. I just think of it more that she was a little nervous.’While Taft and her Syracuse teammates may have been anxious to get back on the court back in November, the stat sheet has piled up with turnovers at an astronomical rate. SU has turned the ball over 20 or more times in six games this season. The careless mistakes have made it a constant struggle to find any rhythm on offense, derailing the Orange in its seven losses.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU (12-7, 1-4 Big East) will look to take better care of the ball against conference bottom feeder Seton Hall (7-12, 0-5) on Sunday at 2 p.m. in South Orange, N.J.The latest performance crippled by turnovers came against then-No. 18 Georgetown last Sunday when the Orange coughed it up 30 times, leading to 38 points for the Hoyas and another conference loss.Before that, SU had 20 turnovers and fell to St. John’s at home. Of the 20, the Orange committed 14 in the first half, allowing the Red Storm to build a comfortable 12-point lead midway through the first half, a deficit Syracuse couldn’t overcome.SU showed signs of life after Shanee Williams hit a pull-up jumper to cut the lead to six late in the first half. But the rally lost steam after the Orange turned the ball over on each of its next three possessions.Williams got caught up in the air and threw an errant pass away following her jumper. Elashier Hall lost the ball off her leg on a drive into the lane and couldn’t recover it after diving to the floor. And a turnover by Taft beyond the arc led to an uncontested fast-break opportunity for St. John’s that put the lead back to 12 in a little more than a minute.‘When you watch the tape and you see the first half, we’re obviously going to get angry with ourselves because that was an awful first half,’ center Kayla Alexander said. ‘But at the same time, you take it and you say, ‘OK, we need to make sure we do this in the first and the second half, not just the second half all the time.”In the second half, SU came out confident in its offense, feeding Alexander in the post and making decisive moves to the basket. In the final 20 minutes, the Orange had just six turnovers and outscored the Red Storm 40-39.The Orange was able to cut the deficit to four behind a 10-0 run that saw Syracuse make the most of every possession. During the run, SU didn’t turn the ball over once.‘I thought they made adjustments and made their entry passes from different places, which didn’t allow us to double as much,’ SJU head coach Kim Barnes Arico said.But the first-half deficit proved too great, leaving Syracuse wondering what could have been had it played with a purpose before halftime.The 349 turnovers committed in 19 games thus far have elicited a range of emotions from Hillsman on the sidelines and forced him to repeat over and over how costly turnovers are following the losses.For Hillsman, turning those losses into wins simply comes down to protecting the ball every time his team moves down the floor. The head coach knows fixing that problem is the key to the Orange’s success moving forward.Said Hillsman: ‘I think just taking care of the ball and making sure we get a shot every possession down the floor.’email@example.com Comments
Last Updated: 12th December, 2019 23:04 IST UFC: Amanda Nunes And Nina Anasroff’s Love Story Keeps On Inspiring The Fans Amanda Nunes and Nina Anasroff’s love story has always been beautiful and inspiring at the same time. Know what Amanda Nunes feels about her, ahead of UFC 245. Also Read | Miesha Tate Gives Former Rival Amanda Nunes ‘G.O.A.T’ RecognitionUFC: Amanda Nunes and Nina Anasroff’s love storyBoth Amanda Nunes and Nina Anasroff are leading MMA fighters of UFC. They have been engaged with each other since August 2018. The Brazilian and American fell in love and both the women share a happy romantic relationship. In a recent interview with UFC’s web portal, Amanda Nunes opened up about Nina Anasroff’s effect on her life. The Brazilian double champ said, “She (Nina Anasroff) came into my life at the right moment when I needed someone like her in my life. Since I met Nina, everything has gone great. We’re very happy, we really help each other grow, and really have each other’s back. She’s a big part of everything that has happened in my life.”Also Read | UFC: Francis Ngannou Reveals He Is Feeling Low, Might Quit UFC In Near FutureThe duo have also opened up about their plan of having a baby. Such a sweet love story right? Well, they have also promised to fight each other inside the octagon. Amanda Nunes and Nina Anasroff have always been vocal about their sweet love story and both of them continue to inspire each other and their fans all over the world. Take a look at the lovely couple. Raj Sarkar Written By COMMENT FOLLOW US First Published: 12th December, 2019 23:04 IST Also Read | UFC: Dana White Confirms Khabib-Conor Rematch On The Cards, Khabib Begs To DifferAlso Read | Colby Covington Makes Special Trump Tower Visit Before UFC 245 Fight, Promises To Win WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Apart from carrying two simultaneous titles on her shoulder, Amanda Nunes is known for infusing fear inside her opponents. No matter how great a fighter she has to face, Amanda Nunes has always shown that she can surpass anyone and everyone inside the octagon. Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Cris Cyborg, Valentina Shevchenko, Holly Holm and all the greats have accepted defeat in front of the ‘Brazilian Lioness’. She is already tagged as the greatest female fighter of all time. Well, Amanda Nunes also has a lovely side and her love life has been equally inspiring. Let us take a look at Amanda Nunes’ romantic side. SUBSCRIBE TO US
This will be followed, next day, by a combined convocation ceremony holding at the NIS Arena inside National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.Director/CEO, National Institute for Sports, Dr. Eke Kingdom, disclosed that for some time now, some rebranding efforts had been on-going t the institute all of which would be sustained even after the celebrations.In his words: “We are also rebranding and marketing NIS. We are going into our Silver Jubilee celebration and convocation which was last held about 12 years ago. We are doing this in partnership with Marcoms agency. We are rebranding the institute by doing these things that we have not been doing in the past”He added that henceforth the convocation ceremony of students would be done regularly, opining that when this is done, it would encourage new students to be sure that when they are through with their studies, they would do their convocation ceremony. “If we are able to do the convocation ceremony of this backlog of students from 2005 to 2018 and finish it; it is going to be an annual event, henceforth”, he concluded.Kingdom, however, stressed that for NIS to be well recognized globally, the Federal Government has to come in by improving the institute’s budgetary allocation and its staff overhead.He pointed out that with such increment; NIS would comfortably replace most of its dilapidated infrastructure as that would help its sports men and sports women do tremendously well.The event which was earlier slated for the month of January was shifted to March due to the general elections. Nonetheless, preparations for the NIS celebrations have been intensified and efforts have been made to mobilize the institute’s products and other stakeholders spread across Nigeria and beyond.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As preparations for the National Institute for Sports’ Silver Jubilee celebrations gather momentum, individuals, brands, companies and sportsmen and women are strategically positioning for active involvement in the all-important event.Among other things, the Institute will be recognizing different companies, brands, individuals and sportsmen and women who have contributed to the adevelopment of sports over the years in Nigeria.To flag off the two-day event, a public lecture with the theme, “Activating Sports Potentials: Quality, Economy and Lifestyle” under the chairmanship of the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, will hold in the morning of Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Civic Centre on Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos while an Awards/Gala Night holds in the evening of the same day at the same I venue.