Benjamin Sports/Fitness outfits nine FACC cyclists

first_imgOWNER of Benjamin Sports/Fitness and former National cyclist, Wilbert Benjamin, continues to give back to the sport he loves.This time the former National cycling champion made a generous donation of cycling uniforms to nine cyclists of the Flying Ace Cycling Club (FACC) of Berbice at a simple presentation at his business establishment Lot 220 Courtland Village Corentyne, Berbice.Benjamin said, “I hope with this donation it can motivate the guys.”Meanwhile, coach of FACC, Randolph Roberts, expressed his gratitude to Mr Benjamin for making such a timely donation. Roberts said, “This will benefit our cyclists and I hope to see more cyclists come on board with FACC,”. He went on to say that more support is needed in the area of cycling in the Ancient County.Benjamin then emphasised, “Fitness is important and persons should adopt a healthy lifestyle.”last_img read more

Abia Warriors Goalkeeper Shot in Ibadan, Hospitalised

first_imgAbia Warriors goalkeeper Charles Tambe is currently receiving treatment at the University Teaching Hospital (UCH), Ibadan after he was shot by thugs on Friday.Tambe returned to Ibadan to reunite with his family following the suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League due to the coronavirus pandemic.According to the statement issued by Abia Warriors’ sporting director Patrick Ngwaogwu, the former Shooting Stars and Lobi Stars goalkeeper was shot on his way for his morning exercise routine. “He is not a rascal. He went for his morning walk out at about 07:00 this morning in Apata area, Ibadan where he stays with his family,” Ngwaogwu said, per BSN Sport.“They accosted him and collected his wristwatch and handset. And shot him on the hand.“He is presently in UCH, receiving treatment. The club is very much on top of the situation.”Tambe joined the Umuahia-based outfit last September, and he recently appeared in a video posted by the club urging fans to stay safe amid the Covid-19 pandemic.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Women’s hockey ready to kick off 2012 campaign

first_imgForward Brianna Decker returns for her senior season after winning the Patty Kazmaier award last season. She scored 37 goals and tallied 45 assists in her junior season.[/media-credit]Fresh off a national runner-up finish to Minnesota last season, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team drops the puck on its season Sept. 28 against Minnesota State-Mankato. Head coach Mark Johnson and the No. 2 Badgers are hoping to avenge the loss and build off the four national championships Johnson has won in his 11 years at the helm of the program.Wisconsin had its first scrimmage of the year recently, and Johnson ensured the scrimmage had a “game-like atmosphere” with referees, introductions and the use of the Jumbotron. The Badgers added eight new freshmen to the roster this year – including Johnson’s own daughter Mikayla – to replace last season’s graduating seniors.Johnson stressed the importance of giving each freshmen a glance into the atmosphere they will be seeing much of throughout the season. The coach is excited for the new crop of Badgers in the program.“It’s a fun part of our business; the expectations stay the same as a group but the fun part is to see them develop,” Johnson said. “If they’re willing to commit, if they’re willing to do the little things to prepare themselves when the opportunities present themselves, hopefully they’ll respond.”One of the most glaring holes to fill will be graduated captain Hilary Knight, who left Wisconsin as the all-time leader in points (262), goals (143), power-play goals (37) and short-handed goals (8).Though the loss of Knight will be felt throughout the program, a huge boon to the Badgers is the return of Brianna Decker, who led the team with 37 goals and 45 assists en route to winning the Patty Kazmaier Award, annually given to college hockey’s best female player.Decker will wear the captain’s “C” on her Badgers jersey, and Johnson cited the importance of her return, likening her to former stars like Knight and Meghan Duggan by noting that Decker has followed their example by refusing to change her daily routine and approach to the game.In addition to Decker’s talent, Johnson pointed to her experience playing for the national U-22 team in Calgary as an added bonus to the team. As a senior captain, the head coach hopes her presence and motivation will assist the freshmen.But Decker won’t be doing all the leading for the Badgers. She will be joined by junior goaltender Alex Rigsby, who will serve as assistant captain along with senior defender Stefanie McKeough. Rigsby led the nation in total saves with 1,044 and compiled a sterling 33-5-2 record with a .949 save percentage. Johnson is pleased that though the program lost several key players, there is ample experience to provide guidance as the season begins.When it does, Wisconsin will be moving into the brand new LaBahn Arena and will open at home against Bemidji State Oct. 19. Johnson is excited to have a new place to call home noting, “there definitely is a ‘wow’ effect when you walk in.”Johnson mentioned athletic director Barry Alvarez and others as the notable proponents in pushing for the new facility, and said it shows the athletic department is “committed to our athletes and giving the coaches the best resources possible.”Johnson also spoke about coming back after a national championship loss, and how it was different from coming back after winning a national championship.“Obviously, winning is nice, but the process doesn’t change,” Johnson said. “It continues today the same way it did 10, 11 years ago when I started.” If the past is any indication, Johnson and the Badgers appear to be in good shape to once again contend for a national title.last_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS incident report: Sept. 26-29, 2013

first_img26-Sep11:43 AMAutomatic Alarm2000 block North A 29-Sep12:58 PMMedical Trauma200 block N. Haslet 29-Sep9:37 PMMedical Emergency1600 block East 8th 27-Sep11:13 AMChildren playing with fire200 block West 4th The Wellington Fire/EMS incident report for Sept. 26-29, 2013:  Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington Fire/EMS incident report 27-Sep6:47 PMInjury AccidentKansas turnpike 28-Sep8:41 PMInjury Accident400 block S. US 81 28-Sep6:24 PMIllegal Burning1300 block N. Jefferson 27-Sep2:24 PMMedical Emergency700 block East 4th 28-Sep9:57 AMMedical Emergency600 block Sykes 29-Sep1:12 PMMedical Emergency1800 block E. 20th Street 27-Sep6:53 PMVehicle Fire8th & Crestview 27-Sep4:34 PMInvestigate Burning1000 block 50th Street 29-Sep3:52 PMMedical EmergencyKansas turnpike 29-Sep6:14 PMMedical Trauma100 block N. Woodlawnlast_img read more