Ighalo: I’d save my money as a boy to see Man Utd at local viewing centre

first_img Loading… Promoted Content11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearDeepika Padukone’s Most Memorable LooksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World? Ighalo is now living out his dream leading the line for United. He recalled to BBC Sport: “When I was growing up, I knew a lot about football because I saw some of my grown-up siblings watching football on TV and they supported Manchester United. “Sometimes you would listen to commentary on the radio. Sometimes you would go out to watch at the viewing centre because some of us didn’t have the opportunity to subscribe or pay to watch.Advertisement Odion Ighalo has admitted he would save his money as a young boy in Nigeria to watch Manchester United at the local viewing centre. “During the week, you had to save every day from Monday to Friday to be able to do that, so I’m happy I did that because my life was all about football. I played football and I watched my team and it was one of those things I cherished every weekend. “You’d get ready, wash your jersey, and go out and support your darling team. You had to save for it because without, you can’t watch. “Sometimes you would just go there and see, if you were lucky if someone would pay for you or sneak you in, but sometimes it wasn’t possible. Sometimes you would just hear if they scored – when they shouted ‘goal’ when Man Utd scored – and you would wait outside until the game finished, you got the result of the game and then you would go home happy. Read Also:Ighalo named Man of the Match in Europa League win “To be the first Nigerian to play for Manchester United is a great achievement for me which I am going to cherish for the rest of my life because it’s not easy to dream something and it comes true. It’s a great feeling.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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President, Two Others Step Down From Foundation

first_imgThree members of the Rising Sun Regional Foundation announced their retirement at a board meeting this week.Foundation President Marianne Wiggers, Ed Sullivan, Executive Director, and Jascia Redwine, Associate Director will step down at the end of this year.“Speaking for all three of us, I think I can say that our association with RSRF has been a terrific experience for these many years, especially in light of what the foundation has been able to achieve as compared to what was envisioned in mid-1996 when it was created and incorporated by then Rising Sun Mayor Mark, Guard, Monte Denbo, consultant to the city for the Grand Victoria Casino project, and Neil Comer, legal counsel to the City of Rising Sun at the time,” said Marianne Wiggers, the sole serving founding board member and elected president for the full 17 years of the foundation.The following foundation achievements were highlighted at the board meeting:• Awarding to date over $27 million in total grants, which have been instrumental in leveraging approximately $320 million in additional government, foundation, and personal contributions to over 1,300 grant projects in the region;• Assisting in creating through both multi-year grants and staff technical assistance, four new community foundations in Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland counties that already have and will continue to comprise a major philanthropic resource in the region for many years to come;• Granting some $780,000 in personal $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors of all of the schools in the RSRF region;• Providing both professional consulting services and granting several millions of dollars for a very aggressive education technology program for all of the school corporations in the RSRF region;• Awarding grants and providing professional consulting services in the program areas of both economic and retirement community development in Rising Sun and Ohio County;• And, most recently, creating a unique economic development partnership with another local nonprofit organization, Rising Sun/Ohio County First, Inc., to which RSRF is providing an $8.2 million loan from its Reserve Funds to build and own a new 104-room hotel in Rising Sun that will be both opened next month and leased to the current casino owner, Full House Resorts, Inc., to increase the hotel room capacity by 50% of its Rising Star Casino.Wiggers concluded, “I have been privileged to represent the Ripley County towns of Holton, Milan, Napoleon, Osgood, and Versailles on the foundation’s board and plan to continue both my work and my membership on several other nonprofit organizations in Ripley County for the foreseeable future.”last_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Win 3-Way Golf Meet

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs defeated the Greensburg Lady Pirates and theLawrenceburg Lady Tigers at The Greensburg Country Club by a score of 197Batesville, 203 Greensburg, and 254 Lawrenceburg.Madison McCreary-Batesville was meet medalist with a 39.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.last_img

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Florida teen who struggled with homelessness graduates as schools valedictorian

first_imgA Florida teen whose family struggled with homelessness is now his school’s valedictorian.Martin Folsom is graduating at the top of his class as his schools valedictorian at A. Philip Randolph Career Academy.According to Action News Jax Folsom and his mother have lived in and out of homeless shelters since he was a child.Folsom said his drive for a better future kept him going. He says his mother has always encouraged him to keep going, “She has been the person that whenever I did end up getting upset or whenever I needed somebody to laugh with or talk to she was always there, she was always encouraging me,” he said. “As far as I know, I’m the first person in my family to actually get a college degree.”Folsom said he plans to attend Valdosta State University in Georgia in the Fall.last_img read more

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Would Potential VP Choice Karen Bass Tank Florida for Biden?

first_imgJoe Biden’s announcement about his running mate selection is “unlikely” to come this week. Biden is narrowing his short list down to a final “three or four” candidates. California Senator Kamala Harris, California Representative Karen Bass and former National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Karen Bass was a frontrunner until she apologized to Floridians about supportive comments she made about the Castro regime in Cuba. She made the comments on FOX News when grilled by Chris Wallace over the weekend.Karen Bass CastroThere is a fear if selected as the Vice Presidential nominee Bass might cause Biden to lose Florida. Plus her name is “Karen” which is now a pejorative for white women.California Rep. Karen Bass, who is on Joe Biden’s vice presidential short list, said she now realizes that referring to Fidel Castro as “comandante en jefe,” or commander in chief, after his death in 2016 was a mistake.But her explanation — and longstanding ties to Cuba — are concerning to Biden’s Miami supporters as he enters the final phase of choosing a running mate. Biden said he will choose a vice president around August 8.last_img read more

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Former Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi dies at 54

first_img“With thanksgiving to God, the Ogbuenyi Fredrick Keshi family of Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, announces the death of Mr. Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi,” Mr. Ado wrote.“Our son, brother, father, father-in-law, brother-in-law, has gone to be with his wife of 35 years (Nkem ), Mrs. Kate Keshi, who passed on on the 9th December 2015.“Since her death, Keshi has been in mourning. He came back to Nigeria to be with her. He had planned to fly back today Wednesday, before he suffered a cardiac arrest. He has found rest.“Though deeply mourning the shock exit, Mr. Ado said the family remained grateful to God for the life spent by the Big Boss,” he concluded.Details shortly…Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Super Eagles captain and coach Stephen Keshi has sadly passed, months after his wife, at the age of 54.The former Super Eagles head coach had lost Kate, his wife of 35 years, to cancer last December.In a statement, family spokesman Emmanuel Ado confirmed Keshi died of cardiac arrest in the early hours of Wednesday.last_img read more

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Feast of Corpus Christi celebrated at the river

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich –Today was the Feast of Corpus Christi which is a special day within the catholic faith.Due to social distancing restrictions, tradition had to be altered.At St. Mary’s Church today Father Joe was not going to miss giving a real presence of Jesus on this special day.He began by holding up the consecrated host in a monstrance and blessing those social distancing in their cars.Father Joe then took a boat up Thunder Bay River and said this was his way of bringing Christ to the world.Because of COVID–19 restrictions, he and others at the church had to get creative and discussed other ideas before settling on the boat.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Employers inaccurately reporting employees hoursNext Mass pass required to attend church servicelast_img read more

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NTA Academy in Sarajevo Organizes a Training Camp

first_imgSarajevo – The training camp with 17 Bosnian juniors, organized by the Tennis academy NTA in Sarajevo started.The theme of the camp is “Mental preparation of the players” and the objective is to adopt new skills of mental preparation for the matches.The camp will be realised through specific forms of tennis training, presentations and video analysis.The leader of the camp is Aleš Filipčić from Slovenia, the head of the tennis department at the Sports Faculty in Ljubljana and the Head of the Experts boards of the Tennis Union in Slovenia and lecturer at the ITF courses for coaches. – was announced from the NTA Tennis Academy.(Source: Fena / photo: nta.ba)last_img

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“Into the Storm” playing at Wellington Regent Theater

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: “Into the Storm.” (Movie trailer is below).When: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday 2, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.Sneak Peak tonight!: Middle School Special Screening is Saturday at 9:15 p.m. Wear your Knights t-shirt and get in for only $6!Rated: PG-13. Time: 1 hour and 29 minutes.Movie Synopsis: In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, “Into the Storm” throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme. (C) Warner BrosRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 20%. Audience review: 50% approval. Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Next weekend:The Giver.Follow us on Twitter. 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 commentslast_img read more

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Giménez: “People saw us outside with Liverpool; that motivated us”

first_imgThe Uruguayan defender recalled those feelings in a peculiar talk that he had by videoconference with Diego González, a 12-year-old member of the rojiblanco club, with whom he contacted to congratulate him on his birthday.During the conversation with the young athletic fan, whom he congratulated and recommended that he not lose the rhythm of study during home time due to confinement measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Uruguayan footballer explained his feelings in the match.“I entered the last 15 minutes, but the desire I had to play, see the teammates as they ran, the atmosphere of Anfield Road was brutal and the triumph I will not tell you. A gift for all of us, who have been through difficult times, we never gave up, “said Giménez. To questions from the young rojiblanco fan, the Uruguayan defender delved a little more into his experiences prior to that meeting against the current European champion, to which his team arrived with a scant 1-0 income achieved in the first leg in the Wanda Metropolitano.“The night before I remember a lot of anxiety, nervousness, We knew it was going to be a very difficult match, they showed it in Spain when they came, all the time they had the ball, we controlled well, and we knew that with the push of its people we were going to have a pretty bad time. But we have an incredible squad, We are a very young team and that gives us a lot of strength, “he explained.With the ball in motion, Giménez remembers “a lot of anxiety” when experiencing it from the bench, since he did not enter the grass until the overtime.“And more when they score two goals, then nervousness, but when we make the goal, the other one, the nervousness calms down, you start to enjoy, to feel immense joyAnd when the game ended we celebrated because it was a victory that we knew was going to cost us a lot, “he added.“Many people saw us outside but we trusted and we hold on to those who did believe in us and we fought with the strength of those people, “insisted the Uruguayan defender.Giménez finished the video remembering the solidarity campaign that Atlético’s coach, the Argentine Diego Pablo Simeone, has launched to raise funds for the Red Cross in favor of the fight against Covid-19, supported by the club.“Diego is at home and so am I, but many toilets continue to work. I join the ‘We give everything’ campaign, The talk ended to congratulate the young athletic partner. The Uruguayan defender of Atlético de Madrid José María Giménez assured that one of the things that “motivated” the team to beat Liverpool (2-3) on the return leg of the knockout stage of the Champions League, his last match before the suspension due to the coronavirus, was that many people “saw them outside”.“I thought we were going to pass and more with the game we had played on our court. People gave us away and I think that was one of the things that motivated us the most to play the game, “said Giménez in a video published by the Atletico club.last_img read more

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