Here is a quick update on how the two Greensburg High School graduates are doing this season in Division I basketball.Sellers who plays for Ball State is averaging 9.1 points per game for the Cardinals. They have a winning record at this time, and I believe they are still in contention to possibly win their division of the MAC Conference.McIntosh plays for Northwestern and is listed as one of the top guards in the Big Ten. He is the floor general for his team and averages 12.6 points per game. He is one of the top passers in the entire United States. At this point, the wildcats are in line to make the Big Dance for the first time in their school history.Good luck Bryant and Sean!
Victor Osimhen snatched a later winner for Nigeria’s Flying Eagles to beat home team Sudan 2-1 yesterday in a 2017 Under-20 AFCON qualifier at the El Merriekh Stadium in Khartoum.Sudan’s Young Falcons held their own for most part of this clash against a Flying Eagles side, who paraded several stars from Nigeria’s FIFA Under-17 World Cup triumph last year including Osimhen, who is bound for German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.The return leg will be played in Nigeria in a fortnight with the overall winners advancing to the U20 AFCON in Zambia in February.The hosts took the lead through striker Mohamed after 27 minutes against the run of play.However, Nigeria drew level in the 67th minute through Samuel Chukwueze.Four minutes from time, Osimhen rose to the occasion to deal a crushing blow on the Falcons.In stoppage time, the star striker then saw his effort saved at point-blank range.Chukwueze, whose move to Arsenal fell through, had earlier come close to giving the Flying Eagles the winning goal in the 74th minute.Sudan would have doubled their lead in the 56th minute, when Khalid was one-on-one with Flying Eagles goalkeeper Akpan Udoh only for him to fire off target.It was massive miss as Nigeria continued to chase the game before they were eventually rewarded .The Nigerians coped well with the boiling heat in Sudan and could have even gone ahead in the 22ndminute, but midfielder ‘Paul Scholes’ Gavi Thompson failed to beat the Sudan goalkeeper Adam after going clear of the defence.Two minutes later, danger man Victor Osimhen was denied by the outstanding Sudan goalkeeper, before his header in the 26th minute crashed against the crossbar.Defender Ejike Ikwu was booked in the 36th minute for a rough tackle.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The deputy security director for Administration at the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Monrovia office, James S. Jallah, and wife, Hannah Jallah, with other customers won a “Save & Win” promotion campaign from the First International Bank (FIBank) in Monrovia over the weekend.“I haven’t participated in any raffle draw before or to have won a prize from somewhere, but this Fibank “Save & Win” Promotion has changed my experience when it comes to banking in Liberia.” These were the words of Mr. Jallah when he was presented a symbolic round trip ticket to the United States of America by the FIBank Management.Mr. and Mrs. Jallah clinched to the prize on Friday, February 13, 2015; following more than six months of deadlock after the presentation ceremony was marred by the deadly Ebola outbreak in the country.The couple and 14 others were on July 30, 2014, announced winners of the two-month promotion, which ran between June and July last year.There were 11 other winners of mobile phones and one each of a 32-inch LED television, 2.2KVA generator and a refrigerator.Mr. Jallah on behalf of the couple received the ticket before an audience of other winners, who received their prizes. The winners were accompanied by relatives and well-wishers inside the headquarters of the FI Bank on Broad Street in Monrovia.Mr. Jallah said he and his wife were happy to emerge as winners of the grand prize of the lottery and pledged the couple’s lifetime banking with FI Bank. Earlier in her mark, Monrovia City Mayor, Clara Doe Mvogo, said it was a good thing that FI Bank had found as a way to give back to its customers.“It is not every bank that wants to give back to our customers such valuable prizes,” she told the FIB management during the presentation ceremony.Also speaking, the deputy managing director of bank, Rhonda Von Ballmoos, said the bank was grateful that it had encouraged people to save with them.“I know that saving at the bank is good for all of us. We want to thank you for participating in our “Save and Win” promotion. We know that saving is very important for us. It is not everybody that can do it, but if you can, it is a good thing to do,” she emphasized.FI Bank recorded a 30 percent increment in their customer database as the result of the “Save & Win” promotion.Entry into the lottery was simple: customers were encouraged to keep a balance of US$500 and then US$100 or their respective Liberian Dollar equivalents.The winners were the luckiest of all 7,191 customers qualified to participate in the draw on Friday. The round trip ticket was provided by L’Aphie Travels and Tours, and one of the pairs could be traveling in two months from now to the United States of America.Charles Wiah of Sinoe County won the giant-sized refrigerator provided by Haddid Electronics, while Edward Kanneh secured the LED 32-inch Samsung television also provided by Haddid Electronics. Davida Bestman and Currina Toe finalized the last of the four grand prizes, when they won the 2.2 KVA generator that was provided by PowerTech.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Imperium Collection NZ appoints new General ManagerThe Imperium Collection has appointed Tom Macaulay as its General Manager of food and beverage as it undertakes further expansion plans that cater to the increased high net worth demand in New Zealand’s premier alpine town.Tom has most recently spent eight years as the operations and bistro manager of award-winning Amisfield Winery Bistro in Queenstown, where he notably escorted the visiting Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – Prince William and his wife Catherine – on their 2014 tour downunder.The collective of luxury Queenstown accommodation and dining offers, that includes Eichardt’s Private Hotel, Eichardt’s Bar, Eichardt’s Lakefront Apartments, Eichardt’s Residence and No5 Church Lane Restaurant and Bar, has most recently announced a $10,000 per night Eichardt’s Penthouse with sweeping lake views currently under construction in the $6million development next to the property.The Eichardt’s Penthouse will also have a balcony space available for private functions that utilise its commercial kitchen and unrivalled vista across Lake Wakatipu to the snow-capped Remarkables beyond.No stranger to the pursuit of excellence, during Tom’s time at Amisfield Bistro the restaurant won Cuisine Magazine’s Winery Restaurant of the Year three times and was awarded two chef’s hats. He will be using his many years of experience to oversee the function opportunities for the current and new offers, streamline the group’s food and beverage operations as well as develop a new hospitality venture to be announced later this year.Imperium Collection owner Andrew Cox is impressed with Tom’s credentials, noting he believes Tom brings a wealth of best business practice and top-end service nous to the table.“When planning our expansion of the Eichardt’s Hotel footprint and the upcoming hospitality addition, we identified that Tom had the local know-how and the international attention to detail that our guests expect, so we are thrilled that he has joined the fold.”Tom is likewise well-prepped for the discerning clientele, noting “the sector of travellers and diners that the Imperium Collection cater to know what they want. These people choose Queenstown because it offers a unique experience to share with their networks.“I’m looking forward to enhancing an offer that melds understated luxury, safety, food, wine and activities which no other destination in the world can compete with.” Imperium CollectionSource = Imperium Collection