Homowo: Ghana’s biggest traditional harvest festival

first_imgTraditional lights festival kicks off in South Africa signaling start of holiday season In Ghana, there’s just one week left of the country’s traditional month long harvest festival Called “homowo”. The celebration has been marked for generations by Ghana’s traditional Ga tribe. Our correspondent Katerina Vittozzi went to one town on the outskirts of the capital, where the party was in full swing. Ghana could become Africa’s 4th biggest oil producer by 2020 Uganda’s Pearl Rhythm Festival aims to marry traditional and modern music Relatedlast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Volleyball Teams Wrap Up Season Victorious

first_imgBatesville starts slow but comes to redemption against greensburg. Last time we just showed up, this time we played batesville ball except for about 13 points of the match. We went down 8-0 in the first set before we calmed ourselves and got into a groove. It was still a struggle, but we managed an extended point win. The other 5 points we went to the darkside on came in the middle of the second set where our communication just dropped and we tossed the pirates five unanswered points. Set three was all Dogs!So All teams won their last home match of the season, giving everyone a taste of what is to come in the next year or so…Varsity over Pirates: 33-31, 25-16, 25-18. Varsity finishes above .500 in the regular season going 17-16 overall and 9-5 in the EIAC.Batesville vs. Greensburg Varsity VB (10-14)JV Downs Pirates: 25-22, 21-25, 15-12. JV finishes above .500 going 12-11 overall, 8-6 in the EIAC.Batesville vs. Greensburg JV VB (10-14)Freshman defeat visiting South Decatur: 25-15, 25-22. Megan Butz had six aces in the win and Kelsey roell had four kills. The Freshman finish 5-8 on the season.Thanks to all the fans and families that made it out for our senior night for #3-Kim Tidman, #7-Sydney Strickland, #11-Avni Patel, #12-Katie Thomas, #17-Josie Heidlage, and Manager Jessica Meer.Courtesy of Coach Jody Thomas.last_img read more

Voter registration deadline nears

first_imgVersailles, In. — Ripley County clerk Ginger Bradford reminds those eligible to vote the deadline is approaching quickly.Voters may register or update their registration record by October 9, 2018 in order to vote in the November election.More information for Ripley County voters is online here. Statewide information is available online here.last_img

Monaco appoint ex-Bayern boss as new manager

first_img Kovac was available after his sacking by Bayern in November, months after leading the Bundesliga giants to a league and cup double. Read Also: Chelsea outplay Man Utd to secure place in FA Cup finalHe had been appointed in December after Leonardo Jardim was dismissed by Monaco for the second time in just over a year.Monaco finished ninth in Ligue 1 this past season, failing to qualify for European football as the 2019-20 campaign was suspended in March and then declared over due to the coronavirus pandemic.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Monaco appointed Niko Kovac as their new manager on Sunday, the former Bayern Munich boss succeeding Robert Moreno, the Ligue 1 club announced. The 48-year-old former Croatia international has signed a three-year contract with the option of a further year as the under-performing French side act to improve their fortunes.Advertisement “Niko Kovac will take charge of his first training session on Monday,” the club confirmed.Ex-Spain coach Moreno, 42, was let go by Monaco on Saturday after barely six months in the job.last_img read more

Ocean’s IMCA Pettit Shootout pays $15,003 to win

first_imgWATSONVILLE, Calif. – The biggest IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified payday of the season will come at Ocean Speedway’s third annual Pat Pettit Memorial Shootout Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21. The winner earns a hefty $15,003. The runner-up earns $5,003, while third place is worth $2,003, fourth place pays $1,203 and fifth nets $1,103. A minimum of $503 will be paid to start the 22-car, 50-lap event. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded. Heat races and a qualifying feature will be held on Friday; ‘B’ mains, a last-chance qualifier and the main event are scheduled Saturday. Entry fee is $175 by Aug. 31 or $225 after that date. Sound restrictions will be strictly enforced and no IMCA cone mufflers will be allowed: Recommended for use is the Flowmaster 40 Series Delta Force Alcohol Race Muffler. Transponders and one-way radio receivers are also required. Pit pates open at 1 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m., hot laps are at 5 p.m. with racing to follow on Friday. The back gate opens at noon and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Racing follows 4 p.m. hot laps. Grandstand admission on Friday is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $12 for kids ages 6-12. A family pass (two adults and two kids) is $45. On Saturday, spectator admission is $17 for adults, $16 for seniors and $13 for kids. The family pass is $55. Kids ages five and under get in free both days. Pit passes are $40 for IMCA members and $45 for non-members. Kids 42” and over will be allowed in the pit area. Camping spots are available for $25 a night. The Best Western Rose Garden Inn (831 724-3367) is giving discounts to drivers making reservations for overnight stays. More information about the Pat Pettit Shootout is available by calling 831 662-WINN and at the www.oceanspeedway.com website. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, American Stocks and Four Bangers complete the weekend card.last_img read more

SEI REMC running test load control session today

first_imgOsgood, IN— Southeastern Indiana REMC has scheduled a test load control session for Thursday, October 24. This session will start at 9 AM, and last approximately one hour.  SEI REMC runs tests during the offseason to ensure that equipment is functioning correctly. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Southeastern Indiana REMC at 800-737-4111.last_img

Nolan: FA must admit Carroll error

first_img The first game of that suspension was the 2-0 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday and Nolan, who scored both goals at Villa Park, still believes the FA was wrong not to overturn the initial decision. “We have nothing against the FA, they’ve just got to get it right,” he told several national newspapers. “When people get things wrong we expect them to hold up their hands and say, ‘Yeah, I got it wrong’ and move on, like we all have to do. “We have to hold our hands up as footballers when we get it wrong and take the stick that comes with it. I think they had a chance to redeem themselves and they haven’t taken it. “We were disappointed with the outcome. We thought it was an injustice. Andy is also frustrated, he’s a good mate of mine and I felt really sorry for him. “We’ve got to forget about Andy for the next couple of weeks now. He has to work hard and get himself ready because if we keep winning games it’s going to be hard for him to get back into the team.” West Ham captain Kevin Nolan has criticised the decision to uphold a three-match ban for team-mate Andy Carroll, claiming it was a missed opportunity for the Football Association to admit it had made a mistake. Press Associationcenter_img Carroll was sent off after it was deemed he had struck Swansea defender Chico Flores and the Hammers, upset that the FA did not overturn the decision, took the matter to an independent arbitral tribunal on Friday seeking what manager Sam Allardyce claimed would be “justice”. However, the independent panel, at which the FA was also represented, found there was “no serious issue to be tried” and as such rejected West Ham’s submissions, meaning Carroll must serve out his punishment. last_img read more

House passes bill to make the District of Columbia the 51st state

first_imgThe House of Representatives have passed a bill that seeks to make the District of Columbia the 51st state in the union.Statehood Bill HR51 was passed on Friday the Democratic held House.The bill now faces the Senate.Both President Trump and the GOP run Senate have already expressed their disapproval of the bill.last_img

Fletcher stars as Volcanoes, Red Force draw

first_imgROSEAU, Dominica, (CMC) – Andre Fletcher just missed out on a hundred in his first domestic four-day game in nearly three years as the rain-hit fourth round encounter between Windward Islands Volcanoes and Trinidad and Tobago Red Force finished in a predictable draw here Sunday.Resuming the final day at Windsor Park on 71 for two after the entire third day was lost to rain, Volcanoes reached 293 for eight in their first innings in reply to Red Force’s 373 for eight declared.Fletcher, on two at the start, top-scored with 88 while veteran opener Devon Smith made 67 and 20-year-old wicketkeeper/batsman Emmanuel Stewart, 56, the trio combining to ensure there were no unlikely surprises.Following a near two-hour delayed start due again to weather, an outright result would have always been improbable and Fletcher and Smith ensured there were no early wickets as they extended their overnight third wicket stand to 63 before being separated.Fletcher struck nine fours and two sixes off 219 deliveries while the left-handed Smith stroked nine fours on a 164-ball innings.Hosein broke the stand when he bowled Smith on the back foot with one which spun back sharply and when leg-spinner Yannic Cariah also bowled Alick Athanaze for 14, Volcanoes had lost two wickets for 25 runs to be 156 for four.However, Fletcher remained firmly entrenched, anchoring a 111-run fifth wicket partnership with Stewart, to deny Red Force any immediate further success.Both eventually perished in successive overs with the score on 267, Fletcher caught at the wicket off Hosein and Stewart taken at short leg off off-spinner Bryan Charles, after facing 104 balls and striking seven fours and a six.last_img read more

IN A ZONE: Syracuse’s vaunted 2-3 lifts Orange past California, into Sweet 16

first_img Published on March 23, 2013 at 10:50 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 SAN JOSE, Calif. — The California offense was so flummoxed, so timid and inept, that Syracuse extended its lead even without making a field goal. For 12-plus minutes of game time, and 32 minutes of real time, the Orange inched along by ones — from the free-throw line — while the Golden Bears failed to solve the Rubik’s cube that is the 2-3 zone.On one end of the court was stifling defense, the kind that limited the Pac-12 Player of the Year to nine shot attempts and even fewer points. On the other end was inspired offensive aggression, the kind that attacks the rim repeatedly and refuses to yield while wearing down the mental strength of an opponent.In the end, Syracuse out-toughed the Golden Bears before a sellout crowd in HP Pavilion, earning a 66-60 win to advance to the Sweet 16 in Washington, D.C. The Orange asserted its will by drawing 20 second-half fouls and shooting 26-for-41 from the free-throw line, while stifling a California offense that appeared befuddled from start to finish.“People asked me, ‘Well how do you think Cal is going to be against the zone?’” Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams said. “And I told them it’s really hard to prepare for the zone in a short amount of time, teams have been going over it for years — the Marquettes, Georgetowns, the Louisvilles — and they struggle sometimes.”Mike Montgomery, the California head coach, said his team’s attention span was subpar in the one 90-minute practice it had Friday to prepare for Syracuse. That dip in focus, combined with the unfamiliarity with zone defense, shone through from the opening tip of Saturday’s game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Golden Bears turned the ball over on seven consecutive possessions following their first basket of the game, coming unraveled in seemingly every way possible. Passes went awry, players stepped out of bounds, others traveled. If there was a way to turn the ball over, California accomplished it.“I thought we started the game very, very tentative,” Montgomery said. “I don’t really know what we expected of the zone or what we expected of Syracuse, but we didn’t have the same confidence level that we had against UNLV.”The lack of confidence spawned the turnovers, which in turn spawned a nine-point lead for Syracuse. And together those elements set the tone for the war of attrition that would define the second half.Facing a deficit, California switched almost exclusively to man-to-man defense after halftime, hoping to pressure the Orange guards into mistakes that could lead to points the other way.But as has been the case all season, Syracuse’s collective eyes lit up with excitement. Carter-Williams and Brandon Triche, guards whose games are predicated on penetration, immediately went to work.“We knew we had an advantage, us guards, being able to get by their guards,” Triche said. “So that’s what we wanted to do.”And after a dunk by James Southerland with 19:31 remaining, the free-throw bonanza began. Syracuse missed its next eight shots from the field but got to the foul line at will. Triche and Carter-Williams, making brilliant use of ball screens, penetrated easily to draw fouls of their own or set up teammates.Southerland’s dunk gave Syracuse a 34-26 lead, and the scoreboard showed a 12-point margin by the time Carter-Williams finally made a floater in the lane with 7:18 remaining.In between were free throws — tons of them — with Syracuse drawing fouls on five straight possessions at one point. The Orange made more free throws, 26, than California attempted, 19, and it wasn’t even close. SU’s 36 second-half free-throw attempts were more than its previous season high for an entire game.“I thought that was a huge key to the game,” Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins said. “When you get in the bonus, and they’re going to try to extend, that’s when you can drive. When your defense is going well and you’re able to extend a lead without making a field goal, I think it’s huge.”Meanwhile, the Golden Bears were out of sorts. Allen Crabbe, their leading scorer and player of the year in the conference, was blanketed and held without a basket for more than 28 minutes.It left his teammates stunned and without an offensive leader as the minutes melted away. Body language suffered, as players grew upset with each other and the officials. Montgomery even flapped his hands in disgust.So when it was over, after Syracuse had advanced to the Sweet 16 and talked of a potential matchup with Indiana, Montgomery acknowledged that the zone defense more than did its job. It confounded California from start to finish, which was exactly what the head coach was afraid of.“The zone accomplished what it wanted to,” Montgomery said. “I was fearful that was going to happen.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse defeats California to advance to Sweet 16Frustrated by Syracuse’s zone defense, Cal guard Crabbe struggles to score in uncharacteristic performancelast_img read more