29 Views no discussions Share Tweet CoronavirusLifestyleLocalNews Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division on Earth Day 2020 by: – April 22, 2020 Share Earth Day 2020 Sharing is caring! Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.In Dominica Earth Day is usually celebrated as the beginning of the Caribbean Endemic Birds Festival which runs from 22nd April to 22nd May however, as a result of the coronavirus most activities will be done through the power of digital media. Various facts and questions about the different bird species within the Caribbean region and Dominica will be posted on the Forestry Divisions Facebook page. While the coronavirus may force us to keep our distance, our goal remains the same: to encourage individuals to take the most meaningful actions to make a difference. Share
Batesville Swimming travelled to St Leon to take on the Trojans of East Central on Tuesday January 16. Allison Storms and Audra Brewer led team scoring a 1, 2 finish in the 100 Breaststroke.BHS finished second in both contests with a final score of 115-59 (girls) and 140-31 (boys).BHS also traveled to Milan High School to compete in a 4-way meet versus Milan, Southwestern and Lawrenceburg High Schools. BHS women won the meet scoring 106 points. Full results were: BHS 106, Milan 79, Southwestern 59, and Lawrenceburg 39. The men finished in fourth place with the final scores being: Milan 103, Southwestern 72, Lawrenceburg 56 and BHS 49.BHS event winners: – Ashley Daulton (50 Free, 100 Back); – Kate Poltrack (500 Free); – 200 Freestyle Relay (Gwen Martin, Jenna Ertel, Sonja Gaulin, Allison Storms); – Storms (100 Breast).BHS Swimming closes out their regular season on January 23 at Madison Consolidated High School.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Greg McMullen.
It could have been worse. Syracuse returned from the media timeout after the second half’s four-minute mark up by three points. It was set to inbound the ball underneath Buffalo’s net, so more points, ideally, were on the way to pad the thin lead.Except Frank Howard’s inbound pass didn’t make it to an Orange teammate. It floated into the hands of Buffalo’s CJ Massinburg, who went the length of the court for a dunk. While Howard returned to the offensive end with the ball, the Bulls’ Wes Clark swiped it and dropped in another two points for Buffalo.It was now worse. Buffalo led by a point with a little more than three minutes left.Howard, SU’s hot-and-cold, reborn-as-a-junior point guard, responded better this time. He nailed a 3-pointer on SU’s next possession to put the Orange ahead by two, and the lead wouldn’t slip again in Syracuse’s (10-1) 81-74 win over Buffalo (7-4) in the Carrier Dome on Tuesday night.“That shot was the shot of the game,” head coach Jim Boeheim said, “We would have had trouble winning that game if he had missed that shot.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHoward’s dagger came after the 17,335 fans in attendance feared SU would blot the first stain on its 2017-2018 resume. Syracuse had a loss entering Tuesday’s game. But that was to then-No.2 Kansas, not a mid-major school. An Atlantic Coast Conference team that ranks 52nd on Kenpom.com should not be losing to 129th ranked Buffalo, and for a while late in the game, it seemed like it would. Syracuse once led by 13 in the second half but trailed in the game’s final five minutes.“I didn’t want to shy away from the moment,” Howard, who finished with 18 points, said. “I didn’t want them to continue to be the aggressor.”The win continues SU’s dodge of a December similar to the one it experienced a year ago, when avoidable losses to mediocre teams like Connecticut, Georgetown and St. John’s eventually doomed the Orange come March. So far, SU approaches ACC play with one loss. It will want to keep it that way when it finishes its nonconference schedule with teams ranked outside Kenpom’s top 60 in St. Bonaventure and Eastern Michigan in the next week.On Tuesday, though, entered a Buffalo team that averaged 82.1 points per game. Six of its players averaged double figures. Against Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone, it made just eight shots in the first half. Four were 3-pointers, which limited SU’s lead at halftime to just nine. All seemed well enough for SU, even if Tyus Battle — who finished with his second-lowest point total of the season (13) after Buffalo face-guarded him for nearly the entire game — wasn’t lighting up the scoreboard.“A lot of teams are going to do that to me,” Battle said. “…I have to get used to it.”If it could hold defensively in the second half, the Orange would be fine. It didn’t. Buffalo shrunk its once-13-point deficit to five. Then three. Then one. When Buffalo took a one-point lead with under nine minutes remaining in the game, a small contingent of Bulls fans midway up the Carrier Dome seats lost their minds and SU called a full timeout.The lead would swap seven more times before the final buzzer, but SU didn’t fold against an in-state foe surely gunning for the Orange on its home floor. Near the five-minute mark, freshman guard Oshae Brissett drove to the rim and converted plus a foul. He rose back to his feet and clenched his fist in approval of the clutch play he had just made. Three rows into the seats, SU athletic director John Wildhack stood up and did the same. The ferocity became apparent in a game that could have been a formality.SU led by three after Brissett added the free throw. He finished the day a perfect 16-for-16 from the line, one short make of the best performance in program history, and SU totaled 24-for-29 at the stripe. Boeheim said after the game that because Buffalo keyed on Battle, the Orange needed to drive. When the whistles followed, SU hit its shots.“I just felt like I was practicing and going up there and shooting it like I’m by myself in the gym,” Brissett, who scored a game-high 25 points said. “…If they’re going to do that and not let (Battle) touch the ball, then it’s on mine and Franks hands to get the scoring in bunches.”Attribute another portion of Buffalo’s comeback to a shift on the interior. In the first half, of which Syracuse center Paschal Chukwu played the entirety, Buffalo forward Nick Perkins struggled to score. On one possession, the 7-foot-2 Chukwu swatted a Perkins jumper from the high post for one of his eight blocks. After the break, though, Perkins had his way and finished with 18 points. Although he stands six inches shorter than Syracuse center Paschal Chukwu, a quick glance shows the contrast in thickness.Yet it would be a Perkins turnover that made SU’s win feel safe. When it mattered most, in the final two minutes of a game that was closer than it should have been, Perkins traveled under the basket while two towers from the nation’s tallest team blocked his desired ascension to the rim. As the ref cranked his arms to signal the violation, the Carrier Dome crowd erupted. At midcourt, Tyus Battle punched the air with an outburst of emotion.“A tough game for us,” Battle said, “but we came out with a win, so it’s a good day.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 19, 2017 at 9:28 pm Contact: [email protected] | @jtbloss
Share on: WhatsApp 8 January 2017FriendlySlovakia –Uganda Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 4 January 2017FriendlyTunisia –Uganda Tunis, Tunisia 17 January 20172017 AFCONGhana – UgandaPort-Gentil, Gabon Uganda’s national football team players pose prior to the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualification football match between Burkina Faso and Uganda, on March 26, 2016, at the Stade du 4 aout stadium in Ouagadougou.The Cranes team of 26 that is in Tunisia for an international friendly has been submitted as Uganda’s preliminary squad to the the Nations Cup finals.Three players will be dropped before the team travels to Abu Dhabi for the final friendlies against Slovakia and Ivory Coast.Only three teams Gabon, Algeria and Senegal have submitted their final squads.Midfielders Sofiane Feghouli of Algeria and Hakim Ziyech of Morocco and striker Basem Morsy of Egypt are among notable absentees from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations squads.All failed to find favour as coaches put the final touches to squads for the tournament, which starts on January 14 with a match between hosts Gabon and debutants Guinea-Bissau.Uganda’s preliminary squad:Goalkeepers: Salim Jamal (Al Merrikh/SUD), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA), Robert Odongkara (Saint George/ETH), Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA)Defenders: Timothy Awany, Joseph Ochaya (both KCCA), Shafiq Batambuze (Tusker/KEN), Denis Iguma (Al Ahed/LIB), Isaac Isinde (clubless), Murushid Juuko (Simba/TAN), Nicholas Wadada (Vipers)Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Baroka/RSA), Mike Azira (Colorado Rapids/USA), Geoffrey Kizito (Than Quang Ninh/VIE), William Kizito (Rio Ave/POR), Tony Mawejje (Thotur/ISL), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA), Hassan Wasswa (Vipers), Moses Oloya (Hanoi T and T/VIE), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia/KEN)Strikers: Edrisa Lubega (Proline), Geoffrey Massa (Baroka/RSA), Faruku Miya (Standard Liege/BEL), Yunus Sentamu (Ilves/FIN), Geofrey Sserunkuma (KCCA), Muhammed Shaban (Onduparaka)Coach: Milutin Sredojevic (SRB)Uganda build-up mataches/AFCON group stage: 21 January 20172017 AFCONEgypt – UgandaPort-Gentil, Gabon 11 January 2017FriendlyIvory Coast –Uganda Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Africa Cup of Nations squadsFinal and preliminary squads for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon from January 14 to February 5:Final squadsGroup AGabonGoalkeepers: Anthony Mfa Mezui (clubless), Yves Stephane Bitseki Moto (Mounana), Didier Ovono (Ostend/BEL)Defenders: Aaron Appindangoye (Laval/FRA), Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City/WAL), Franck Perrin Obambou (Stade Mandji), Johann Serge Obiang (Troyes/FRA), Benjamin Ze Ondo (Mosta/MAL), Lloyd Palun (Red Star/FRA), Andre Biyogho Poko (Karabukspor/TUR), Yoann Wachter (Sedan/FRA)Midfielders: Guelor Kanga Kaku (Red Star/SRB), Mario Lemina (Juventus/ITA), Levy Clement Madinda (Nastic Tarragona/ESP), Didier Ndong (Sunderland/ENG), Junior Serge Martinsson Ngouali (Brommapojkarna/SWE), Merlin Tandjigora (Meixian Hakka/CHN), Samson Mbingui (Raja Casablanca/MAR)Strikers: Serge Kevyn Aboue Angoue (Uniao Leiria/POR), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund/GER, capt), Cedric Ondo Biyoghe (Mounana), Denis Athanase Bouanga (Tours/FRA), Malick Evouna (Tianjin Teda/CHN)Coach: Jose Antonio Camacho (ESP)Group BAlgeriaGoalkeepers: Malik Asselah (JS Kabylie), Rais M’Bolhi (Antalyaspor/TUR), Chemseddine Rahmani (Mouloudia Bejaia)Defenders: Mohamed Benyahia, Mohamed Meftah (both USM Alger),Hichem Belkaroui (Esperance/TUN), Mokhtar Belkhiter (Club Africain/TUN), Ramy Bensebaini (Rennes/FRA), Liassine Cadamuro (Servette/SUI), Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli/ITA), Aissa Mandi (Real Betis/ESP), Djamel Mesbah (Crotone/ITA)Midfielders: Mehdi Abeid (Dijon/FRA), Nabil Bentaleb (Schalke/GER), Yacine Brahimi (Porto/POR), Rachid Ghezzal (Lyon/FRA), Adlene Guedioura (Watford/ENG), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City/ENG), Saphir Taider (Bologna/ITA)Strikers: Baghdad Bounedjah (Al Sadd/QAT), Sofiane Hanni (Anderlecht/BEL), Islam Slimani (Leicester/ENG), El Arabi Hillel Soudani (Dinamo Zagreb/CRO)Coach: George Leekens (BEL)SenegalGoalkeepers: Abdoulaye Diallo (Caykur Rizespor/TUR), Khadim N’Diaye (Horoya/GUI), Pape Seydou N’Diaye (Niarry Tally)Defenders: Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes/FRA), Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor/TUR), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli/ITA), Cheikh M’Bengue (Saint-Etienne/FRA), Kara Mbodj (Anderlecht/BEL), Zargo Toure (Lorient/FRA)Midfielders: Mohamed Diame (Newcastle/ENG), Papakouli Diop (Espanyol/ESP), Idrissa Gueye (Everton/ENG), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham/ENG, capt), Papa Alioune Ndiaye (Osmanlispor/TUR), Cheikh N’Doye (Angers/FRA), Henri Saivet (Saint-Etienne/FRA)Strikers: Keita Balde (Lazio/ITA), Famara Diedhiou (Angers/FRA), Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke/ENG), Moussa Konate (Sion/SUI), Sadio Mane (Liverpool/ENG), Ismaila Sarr (Metz/FRA), Moussa Sow (Fenerbahce/TUR)Coach: Aliou CissePreliminary squadsGroup ABurkina FasoGoalkeepers: Herve Koffi (ASEC/CIV), Moussa Germain Sanou (Beauvais/FRA), Aboubacar Sawadogo (Kadiogo)Defenders: Ernest Congo (Khemisset/MAR), Yacouba Coulibaly (Bobo), Issoufou Dayo (Berkane/MAR), Bakary Kone (Malaga/ESP), Souleymane Kouanda (ASEC/CIV), Issoumaila Lengani (Happoel Ashkelon/ISR), Patrick Malo (Smouha/EGY), Issouf Paro (Santos/RSA), Steeve Yago (Toulouse/FRA)Midfielders: Cyrille Bayala (Sheriff Tiraspol/MDA), Adama Guira (Lens/FRA), Charles Kabore (Krasnodar/RUS, capt), Prejuce Nacoulma (Kayserispor/TUR), Bakary Sare (Moreirense/POR), Blati Toure (Omonia Nicosia/CYP), Abdoul Razack Traore (Karabuspor/TUR), Alain Traore (Kayserispor/TUR), Bertrand Traore (Ajax Amsterdam/NED), Jonathan Zongo (Almeiria/ESP)Strikers: Aristide Bance (ASEC/CIV), Banou Diawara (Smouha/EGY), Jonathan Pitroipa (Al Nasr/UAE)Coach: Paulo Duarte (POR)CameroonGoalkeepers: Guy-Roland Ndy Assembe (Nancy/FRA), Jules Goda (Ajaccio/FRA), Georges Mbokwe (Coton Sport), Andre Onana (Ajax Amsterdam/NED), Fabrice Ondoa (Sevilla/ESP)Defenders: Henri Bedimo (Marseille/FRA), Aurelien Chedjou (Galatasaray/TUR), Fai Collins (Standard Liege/BEL), Mohamed Djeitei (Nastic Tarragone/ESP), Ernest Mabouka (Zilina/SVK), Joel Matip (Liverpool/ENG), Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui (Slavia Prague/CZE), Jonathan Ngwem (Progresso Sambizanga/ANG), Nicolas Nkoulou (Lyon/FRA), Allan Nyom (West Bromwich Albion/ENG), Ambroise Oyongo (Impact Montreal/CAN), Maxime Poundje (Bordeaux/FRA), Adolphe Teikeu (Sochaux/FRA)Midfielders: Ibrahim Amadou (Lille/FRA), Franck Zambo Anguissa (Marseille/FRA), Franck Boya (Apejes Academy), Arnaud Djoum (Hearts/SCO), Franck Kom (Karlsruhe/GER), Georges Mandjeck (Metz/FRA), Sebastien Siani (Ostend/BEL)Strikers: Anatole Abang (New York Red Bulls/USA), Vincent Aboubakar (Besiktas/TUR), Christian Bassogog (Aalborg/DEN), Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (Schalke/GER), Benjamin Moukandjo (Lorient/FRA), Clinton Njie (Marseille/FRA), Edgar Salli (Saint-Gall/SUI), Robert Ndip Tambe (Spartak Trnava/SVK), Karl Toko-Ekambi (Angers/FRA), Jacques Zoua (Kaiserslautern/GER)Coach: Hugo Broos (BEL)Guinea-BissauGoalkeepers: Papa Mbaye (Orellana/ESP), Jonas Mendes (Salgueiros/POR), Edouard Mendy (Reims/FRA)Defenders: Mama Balde (Sporting Lisbon B/POR), Mamadu Cande (Tondela/POR), Eliseu Cassama (Rio Ave/POR), Eridson (Freamunde/POR), Emmanuel Mendy (Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt/ROU), Formose Mendy (Red Star/FRA), Rudinilson Silva (Lechia Gdansk/POL), Agostinho Soares (Sporting Covilha/POR), Juary Soares (Mafra/POR)Midfielders: Toni Silva, Zezinho (both Levadiakos/GRE), Abudu (Operario/POR), Aldair (Olhanense/POR), Bocundji Ca (Paris FC/FRA, capt), Abel Camara (Belenenses/POR), Idrissa Camara (Avellino/ITA), Francisco Junior (Stromsgodset/NOR), Frederic Mendy (Ulsan Hyundai/KOR), Jean-Paul Mendy (Quevilly-Rouen/FRA), Pele (Benfica B/POR), Piqueti (Sporting Braga B/POR), Leocísio Sami (Akhisar Belediyespor/TUR), Naní Soares (Gil Vicente/POR), Yazalde (Rio Ave/POR), Ze Turbo (Tondela/POR)Strikers: Guti Almada (Real Queluz/POR), Edelino Ie (Sporting Braga B/POR), Joao Mario (Chaves/POR), Mesca (AEL Limassol/CYP), Bruno Preira (Colomiers/FRA), Sana (Academico Viseu/POR)Coach: Baciro CandeGroup BTunisiaGoalkeepers: Moez Ben Cherifia (Esperance), Rami Jeridi (Sfaxien), Aymen Mathlouthi (Etoile Sahel, capt), Farouk Ben Mustapha (Club Africain)Defenders: Ghazi Abderrazak, Zied Boughattas, Hamdi Nagguez (all Etoile Sahel), Chamseddine Dhaouadi, Ali Machani, Iheb Mbarki (all Esperance), Oussama Haddadi, Bilel Ifa (both Club Africain), Aymen Abdennour (Valencia/ESP), Slimen Kchok (CA Bizertin), Ali Maaloul (Al-Ahly/EGY), Hamza Mathlouthi (Sfaxien), Mohamed Ali Yaakoubi (Caykur Rizespor/TUR), Syam Ben Youssef (Caen/FRA) Midfielders: Mohamed Amine Ben Amor, Hamza Lahmar, Iheb Msakni (all Etoile Sahel), Saad Bguir, Ferjani Sassi (both Esperance), Larry Azouni (Nimes/FRA), Anis Ben Hatira (Darmstadt/GER), Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland/ENG), Issam Ben Khemis (Lorient/FRA), Yassine Meriah (Sfaxien), Youssef Msakni (Lekhwiya/QAT), Abdelkader Oueslati (Club Africain), Naim Sliti (Lille/FRA)Strikers: Ahmed Akaichi (Ittihad Jeddah/KSA), Khaled Ayari (Paris FC/FRA), Nejmeddin Daghfous (Wurzburg/GER), Hamdi Harbaoui (Anderlecht/BEL), Issam Jebali (Elfsborg/SWE), Saber Khalifa (Club Africain), Ahmed Khalil (Al Ahly/UAE), Taha Yassine Khenissi (Esperance), Idriss Mhirsi (Red Star/FRA), Yoann Touzghar (Auxerre/FRA)Coach: Henryk Kasperczak (POL)ZimbabweGoalkeepers: Donovan Bernard (How Mine), Nelson Chadya (Ngezi Platinum), Takabva Mawaya (Hwange), Tatenda Mkuruva (Dynamos)Defenders: Teenage Hadebe, Lawrence Mhlanga (both Chicken Inn), Onismor Bhasera (SuperSport Utd/RSA), Liberty Chakoroma (Ngezi Platinum), Bruce Kangwa (Azam/TAN), Oscar Machapa (V Club/COD), Blessing Moyo (Maritzburg Utd/RSA), Elisha Muroiwa (Dynamos), Tendai Ndlovu (Highlanders), Costa Nhamoinesu (Sparta Prague/CZE), Hardlife Zvirekwi (CAPS Utd)Midfielders: Kudakwashe Mahachi, Danny Phiri (both Golden Arrows/RSA), Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA), Talent Chawapiwa (ZPC Kariba), Ronald Chitiyo (Harare City), Willard Katsande (Kaizer Chiefs/RSA, capt), Raphael Kutinyu (Chicken Inn), Marshall Mudehwe (FC Platinum), Marvelous Nakamba (Vitesse Arnhem/NED)Strikers: Tinotenda Kadewere (Djurgardens/SWE), Cuthbert Malajila (Wits/RSA), Nyasha Mushekwi (Dalian Yifang/CHN), Knowledge Musona (Ostend/BEL), Tendai Ndoro (Orlando Pirates/RSA), Evans Rusike (Maritzburg/RSA), Mathew Rusike (Helsingborgs/SWE)Coach: Kallisto PasuwaGroup CDemocratic Republic of CongoGoalkeepers: Joel Kiassumbua (Wohlen/SUI), Nicaise Kudimbana (Antwerp/BEL), Ley Matampi (TP Mazembe)Defenders: Merveille Bope, Christian Luyindama, Issama Mpeko (all Mazembe), Jordan Ikoko (Guingamp/FRA), Joyce Lomalisa (V Club), Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle/ENG), Fabrice N’Sakala (Alanyaspor/TUR), Vital N’Simba (Bourg-Peronnas/FRA), Marcel Tisserand (Ingolstadt/GER), Gabriel Zakuani (Northampton/ENG, capt)Midfielders: Jonathan Bijimine (Cordoba/ESP), Herve Kage (Kortrijk/BEL), Wilson Kamavuaka (Panatelikos/GRE), Neeskens Kebano (Fulham/ENG), Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham/ENG), Paul Jose Mpoku (Panathinaikos/GRE), Remi Mulumba (Ajaccio/FRA), Youssouf Mulumbu (Norwich/ENG)Strikers: Jonathan Bolingi, Meschack Elia (both Mazembe), Benik Afobe (Bournemouth/ENG), Cedric Bakambu (Villarreal/ESP), Jeremy Bokila (Al Kharitiyat/QAT), Jordan Botaka (Charlton/ENG), Junior Kabananga (Astana/KAZ), Dieumerci Mbokani (Hull City/ENG), Firmin Ndombe Mubele (Al Ahly/QAT), Ricky Tulengi (DC Motema Pembe)Coach: Florent IbengeIvory CoastGoalkeepers: Sylvain Gbohouo (TP Mazembe/COD), Ali Badra Sangare (Tanda), Mande Sayouba (Stabaek/NOR)Defenders: Serge Aurier (PSG/FRA), Mamadou Bagayoko (Saint-Trond/BEL), Eric Bailly (Manchester Utd/ENG), Simon Deli (Slavia Prague/CZE), Ousmane Viera Diarrassouba (Adanaspor/TUR), Wilfried Kanon (ADO Hague/NED), Lamine Kone (Sunderland/ENG), Adama Traore (Basel/SUI)Midfielders: Victorien Angban (Granada/ESP), Geoffrey Serey Die (Basel/SUI, capt), Cheick Doukoure (Metz/FRA), Franck Kessie (Atalanta Bergamo/ITA), Yao Serge N’Guessan (Nancy/FRA), Jean-Michaël Seri (Nice/FRA)Forwards: Wilfried Bony (Stoke City/ENG), Max-Alain Gradel (Bournemouth/ENG), Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin/GER), Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa/ENG), Nicolas Pepe (Angers/FRA), Giovanni Sio (Rennes/FRA), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace/ENG)Coach: Michel Dussuyer (FRA)MoroccoGoalkeepers: Yassine Bounou (Girona/ESP), Yassine El Kharroubi (Lokomotiv Plovdiv/BUL), Munir Mohamedi (Numancia/ESP)Defenders: Amine Attouchi (Wydad Casablanca), Mehdi Benatia (Juventus/ITA, capt), Fouad Chafik (Dijon/FRA), Manuel Da Costa (Olympiacos/GRE), Nabil Dirar (Monaco/FRA), Hamza Mendyl (Lille/FRA), Mohamed Nahiri (FUS Rabat)Midfielders: Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord/NED), Nordin Amrabat (Watford/ENG), Younes Belhanda (Nice/FRA), Youssef Ait Bennasser (Nancy/FRA), Sofiane Boufal (Southampton/ENG), M’bark Boussoufa (Al Jazira/UAE), Mehdi Carcela (Granada/ESP), Fayçal Fajr (Deportivo Coruna/ESP), Ismail Haddad (Wydad), Mounir Obbadi (Lille/FRA), Romain Saiss (Wolves/ENG), Oussama Tannane (Saint-Etienne/FRA)Strikers: Rachid Alioui (Nimes/FRA), Youssef El Arabi (Lekhwiya/QAT), Khalid Boutaib (Strasbourg/FRA), Youssef Ennesyri (Malaga/ESP)Coach: Herve Renard (FRA)TogoGoalkeepers: Kossi Agassa (clubless), Cedric Mensah (Le Mans/FRA), Baba Tchagouni (Marmande/FRA)Defenders: Serge Akakpo (Trabzonspor/TUR), Vincent Bossou (Young Africans/TAN), Djene Dakonam (Saint-Trond/BEL), Joseph Douhadji (Rivers Utd/NGR), Maklibe Kouloun (Dyto), Gafar Mamah (Dacia/MDA), Sadate Ouro-Akoriko (Al Khaleej/KSA), Hakim Ouro-Sama (Port)Midfielders: Lalawele Atakora (Helsingborgs/SWE), Franco Atchou (Dyto), Floyd Ayite (Fulham/ENG), Ihlas Bebou (Fortuna Dusseldorf/GER), Matthieu Dossevi (Standard Liege/BEL), Henritse Eninful (Doxa/GER), Serge Gakpe (Genoa/ITA), Victor Nukafu (Entente II), Alaixys Romao (Olympiacos/GRE), Prince Segbefia (Goztepe/TUR)Strikers: Emmanuel Adebayor (clubless, capt), Komlan Agbeniadan (WAFA/GHA), Razak Boukari (Chateauroux/FRA), Fo Doh Laba(Berkane/MAR)Coach: Claude le Roy (FRA)Group DEgyptGoalkeepers: Hassan Awad (Ismaily), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Essam El Hadary (Wadi Degla), Ahmed El Shennawy (Zamalek)Defenders: Ahmed Fathy, Ahmed Hegazy, Saad Samir (all Ahly), Ahmed Dwidar, Ali Gabr (both Zamalek), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City/ENG), Omar Gaber (Basel/SUI), Karim Hafez (Lens/FRA), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Ahly Jeddah/KSA), Hamada Tolba (Al Masry)Midfielders: Mohamed Ibrahim, Tarek Hamed, Ibrahim Salah (all Zamalek), Abdallah El Said (Ahly), Ahmed Gomaa (Masry), Mahmoud Hassan (Mouscron/BEL), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal/ENG), Amr Warda (Panetolikos/GRE)Strikers: Ahmed Hassan (Braga/POR), Marwan Mohsen (Ahly), Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim (Ahly Jeddah/KSA), Mohamed Salah (Roma/ITA), Ramadan Sobhy (Stoke City/ENG)Coach: Hector Cuper (ARG)MaliGoalkeepers: Soumaila Diakite, Djigui Diarra (both Stade Malien), Oumar Sissoko (Orleans/FRA)Defenders: Mahamadou N’Diaye, Charles Traore (both Troyes/FRA), Ousmane Coulibaly (Panathinaikos/GRE), Salif Coulibaly (TP Mazembe/COD), Mohamed Konate (Berkane/MAR), Youssouf Kone (Lille/FRA), Falaye Sacko (Vitoria Guimaraes/POR), Hamari Traore (Reims/FRA), Molla Wague Udinese/ITA)Midfielders: Yves Bissouma (Lille/FRA), Lassana Coulibaly (Bastia/FRA), Souleymane Diarra (Ujpest/HUN), Moussa Doumbia (Rostov/RUS), Mamoutou N’Diaye (Royal Antwerp/BEL), Samba Sow (Kayserispor/TUR), Yacouba Sylla (Montpellier/FRA), Adama Traore (Monaco/FRA), Sambou Yatabare (Werder Bremen/GER),Strikers: Kalifa Coulibaly (Gent/BEL), Moussa Marega (Guimaraes/POR), Bakary Sako (Crystal Palace/ENG), Adama Traore (Mazembe/COD), Moustapha Yatabare (Karabukspor/TUR)Coach Alain Giresse (FRA)UgandaGoalkeepers: Salim Jamal (Al Merrikh/SUD), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA), Robert Odongkara (Saint George/ETH), Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA)Defenders: Timothy Awany, Joseph Ochaya (both KCCA), Shafiq Batambuze (Tusker/KEN), Denis Iguma (Al Ahed/LIB), Isaac Isinde (clubless), Murushid Juuko (Simba/TAN), Nicholas Wadada (Vipers)Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Baroka/RSA), Mike Azira (Colorado Rapids/USA), Geoffrey Kizito (Than Quang Ninh/VIE), William Kizito (Rio Ave/POR), Tony Mawejje (Thotur/ISL), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA), Hassan Wasswa (Vipers), Moses Oloya (Hanoi T and T/VIE), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia/KEN)Strikers: Edrisa Lubega (Proline), Geoffrey Massa (Baroka/RSA), Faruku Miya (Standard Liege/BEL), Yunus Sentamu (Ilves/FIN), Geofrey Sserunkuma (KCCA), Muhammed Shaban (Onduparaka)Coach: Milutin Sredojevic (SRB)GhanaTo be namedCoach: Avram Grant (ISR) 25 January 20172017 AFCONUganda – MaliOyem, Gabon
Luther “The Prophet” Dupree, host of Steel City Sports World, and Co-host Kelly “Freight Train” Russell have been shining a light on youth athletics since 1998.Unless you’ve been living in Pittsburgh in recent years, you’ve probably never heard of Steel City Sports World. What really makes this show, though, isn’t the interaction with their guests but with their callers, who are lining up on hold at the switchboard well before airtime.“The reason we started Steel City Sports World was to give recognition and honor to high school kids who were doing the right thing,” said Dupree. “Especially to the kids in the city who don’t get the love that they should.”Dupree is one of the community’s greatest ambassadors who helped set the highest possible standards in sports talk and has a positive image.As the Steel City Beauties Models lined up, having a look that causes men to salivate, Dupree and Russell announced their crown jewel titles.Steel City Sports World’s Defensive MVP went to Gateway’s strong safety Nolan Toran. Toran and Gateway have been knocking on the door of a WPIAL championship for years. Toran, who is being recruited by Illinois and Indiana, is one of the most consistent defensive backs in the WPIAL; he’s always in condition and always brings his A-Game to the field.“I try to fulfill every aspect of being a leader,” said Toran. “As a group we are known as S4G which means Stand For God.”Steel City Sports World’s Offensive MVP went to Central Catholic running back Damian Jones-Moore. Jones-Moore’s drive to be number one is remarkable. His determination to achieve his goals is not just reserved for the football field.“I want to thank my midget league coach Ronnell Stackhouse, my high school coaches, my parents and my offensive line, because they are the reason for my success,” said Jones-Moore. “I work just as hard on my academics as I do training for football. I plan on having a double major when I get to college.”Ask Thomas Woodson to name the team that he would love to play again from last season and he quickly wipes the grin off his face. “I want Central Catholic again,” the Gateway super sophomore quarterback and safety says. “We had them on the ropes in the playoffs and we felt that we let one get away.”West Allegheny’s Mike Caputo, who plans to attend the University of Wisconsin next fall, admits that his work ethic sets him apart. “Hard work succeeds over talent when talent fails to work hard. I go by that motto,” said Caputo. “I got to work on everything and the sky is the limit.”Hopewell’s Rushel Shell has established himself as one of the very best running backs in the country since he stepped on the gridiron in 9th grade. Shell has a chance to topple 9,000 career rushing yards. Shell, a junior, rushed for 2,510 yards with 27 touchdowns in 2010.He has 6,766 career yards and needs 981 to break Mike Vernillo’s WPIAL record.“Everything that I do is magnified, so I have to make the right choices,” said Shell. “I work on my stamina with my strength and conditioning coach. We don’t lift heavy, we do a lot of reps and work on getting cuts. I pattern myself after Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings) because he is strong and fast.”Many shows are pretty good, but most lack the commitment to youth sports.True dominance is King HenryVIII, Serena Williams, Michael Jordan, Gateway High School and Steel City Sports World.There’s going to be a mighty force blowing over the city of Pittsburgh this year. Steel City Sports World is planning to dominate and conquer. Steel City Sports World is going to cover high school athletics better than any other show and will not take any prisoners. This team will not rest until they are the undisputed number one show. In the words of Lenny Kravitz, “it ain’t over till it’s over.” STEEL CITY STARS—Front Row: Members of the Pittsburgh Force Women’s professional football team. 2nd Row: Model Ashley Mittenzwey, Davantae Butler (Gateway), Model Ashley Kennedy, Model Janea Barlow, Damian Jones-Moore (Offensive MVP, Central Catholic), Model Bella’lisa Smith and Smokin’ Jim Frazier. 3rd Row: Daniel Bradley (Gateway), Haakin Oliver (Gateway), Thomas Woodson (Gateway), Nolan Toran (Defensive MVP, Gateway) and Dillon Buechel (Montour). What do you get when you throw these guys and gals listed here together in front of a camera: Damian Jones-Moore (Central Catholic), Daniel Bradley (Gateway), Rushel Shell (Hopewell), Nolan Toran (Gateway), Jones (Central Catholic), Davantae Butler (Gateway), Mike Caputo (West Allegheny), Thomas Woodson (Gateway), Dillon Buechel (Montour), Haakim Oliver (Gateway), Greg McGhee (Perry), Steel City Models and the Pittsburgh Force Women’s Professional football team? You have the makings of the greatest show on earth. For 10 years running, Steel City Sports World has given awards to the top high school football players in the area.