22 Sep

Troost-Ekong stars as Udinese beat Sassuolo to maintain winning run

first_imgRelatedPosts Watford tempts Troost-Ekong with five-year deal Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Super Eagles’ defender William Troost-Ekong played a vital role for Udinese as they beat visiting Sassuolo 3-0 to maintain their winning run in the Italian Serie A on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Troost-Ekong was a pillar in Udinese’s defence. He made some vital tackles to ensure his team kept a clean sheet in the game played at Stadio Friuli. The game was also his 17th league appearance for Udinese in the league this season. Udinese have now won three consecutive league games following victories against Cagliari and Lecce. Udinese’s first goal was scored by Italian-born Nigerian striker Stefano Okaka in the 14th minute. Ken Sema doubled the home side’s lead on 68 minutes, before Rodrigo De Paul added the third on 90 minutes. Udinese are now ninth on 24 points and are five points away from the Europa League qualification spot.Tags: SassuoloSerie ASuper EaglesUdineseWilliam Troost-Ekonglast_img read more

29 Aug

Mad Catz files for bankruptcy

first_imgAfter the company was delisted from the New York Stock Exchange last week, Mad Catz has now filed for bankruptcy. The hardware company has had a turbulent time of late, with the lacklustre performance of Rock Band 4 an underlying factor in the firm’s poor financial performance. In February 2016, the company made comprehensive redundancies. On Friday, with the share price falling to just $0.04, the company was officially delisted from the NYSE as a result of “an abnormally low trading price”. Karen McGinnis, Mad Catz president and CEO said in a statement: “Regrettably and notwithstanding that for a significant amount of time the Company has been actively pursuing its strategic alternatives, including various near term financing alternatives such as bank financing and equity infusions, as well as potential sales of certain assets of the Company or a sale of the Company in its entirety, the Company has been unable to find a satisfactory solution to its cash liquidity problems,” The company revealed it was forced into bankruptcy after being told by financial advisors that “no strategic alternatives in respect of a sale of the Company or other corporate sale transaction” was available. Furthermore, the firm’s lenders refused to further increase the company’s credit limits. PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc (“PWC”) has been appointed as the trustee in bankruptcy of the Mad Catz estate. The company has filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The Mad Catz brand has been historically well established in the FGC community. They not only sponsored tournaments but also once housed some of the finest players including Daigo Umehara, Tokido Kaniguchi and Kenryo Hayashi. Esports Insider says: It’s sad to see a company that historically has done a lot for the FGC esports scene disappear. Alas, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise after last week’s announcement.last_img read more

4 Aug

K-9 Hunter Credited With Drug Bust

first_imgBy John Burton |RED BANK – A routine traffic stop by a borough police officer last Wednesday evening netted a significant amount of illegal narcotics, thanks to the assistance of the department’s only four-legged officer.According to the department, a patrol officer stopped a vehicle on Oakland Street at approximately 8:30 p.m. on June 7.A rear seat passenger, later identified as Javhon Wells, allegedly fled the vehicle on foot carrying a black bag. While that officer was securing the vehicle and other passengers, another officer apprehended Wells in the area of the NJ Transit yard, Central Avenue. The officers then relied on the assistance of Hunter, the department’s K-9 officer, to scour the route taken by Wells.During the search, police said Hunter located the black bag. Authorities said that bag contained 500 decks of heroin and seven large bags of marijuana. A search of Wells revealed he was allegedly carrying 81 bars of Xanax, for which Wells did not have a medical prescription.Xanax is a controlled substance that is prescribed to treat anxiety and panic disorders.Police charged Wells, a 30-year-old Long Branch resident, with three counts each of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS); possession of CDS with intent to distribute; and possession of CDS with intent to distribute in a school zone. Police also charged Wells with resisting arrest by flight and trespassing.Wells was taken to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold.The department initiated its K-9 unit in early 2015. Hunter, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, is currently the department’s only K-9 officer. The department was able to acquire Hunter and the K-9 unit’s vehicle through a grant from a private foundation and through additional funding from the local Police Benevolent Association.This article was first published in the June 16-June 23, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

3 Aug

Mallard’s Team — Mount Sentinel Wildcats

first_imgMore than two decades of sending a team to the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships does not hide the tears of the Mount Sentinel Wildcats. The Wildcats lost out on a chance to add to the storied history last weekend during the Kootenay Championships at Selkirk College.But let’s be honest here. The last time a team from Mount Sentinel did not qualify for the provincial tournament came in 1987 when Salmo ousted the Cats.During a stretch from 1991 to 2009 Mount Sentinel teams won four provincial titles — 1997, 2002, 2004, 2007 — and finished second or third eight times.Not bad for a tiny school in the South Slocan.
Which is why staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports was quick to salute players and coaches with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, back row, L-R, coach Joe Moreira, Chelsie Van Bynen, Kiaria Weatherall, Jessica Paulson and Jessie Rehwald. Front, Zahra Askary, Paige Paulson, Natasha Willness and Laura Soukeroff. Missing, Kim Kooznetsoff.last_img read more