Falconets Lash Tanzanites 6-0, Move to Next Round Â

first_imgA brace each by Rasheedat Ajibade and Folashade Ijamilusi and a goal each by Imo Anam and Cynthia Aku steered the Nigeria Under-20 women team to a 6-0 win over their Tanzanian counterparts in Dar es Salaam yesterday. First half ended 4-0 in favour of the Falconets at the Azam Stadium. The win took the Falconets to a 9-0 aggregate win over the East Africans, and a place in the second round of the African qualifying series for next year’s FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup finals. Ajibade also netted a brace in the first leg at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City a fortnight ago, with the other goal by defender Lilian Tule. The two-time World Cup silver medallists will now square up against the winner of the fixture between Morocco and Senegal in the second round, set for November 2017. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Seattle’s new NHL team to have AHL affiliate in Palm Springs, report says

first_img Blues team pup Barclay drinks in his Stanley Cup celebration — and it’s adorable Palm Springs is about to get a little icy.The Southern California city is expected to be the new home of the AHL affiliate of Seattle’s new NHL team, The Associated Press reported. Seattle’s unnamed team will begin play during the 2021 season and is the 32nd NHL team in the league. The plan for the Palm Springs AHL team is to have it ready at the same time. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and Oak View Group said they have plans to build an arena in Palm Springs, where the AHL team will play. Seattle and Oak View Group both have submitted applications for permission to have the AHL team.”Palm Springs, the idea of a new arena, a thriving community with snowbirds, connected to the other teams in southern California, there were a whole bunch of things that ultimately gave the partnership confidence that this was the right thing,” NHL Seattle president and CEO Tod Leiweke said Wednesday. “We’re not there yet. All we’ve done is file an application.” Related News NHL trade news: Golden Knights deal Erik Haula to Hurricanes for prospect, draft pick Panthers’ Roberto Luongo announces retirement in farewell letter According to The Seattle Times, the project for the new arena in Palm Springs will cost $250 million, will seat 10,000 fans and have an adjoining training facility. The project is expected to break ground in February 2020.Seattle also looked into acquiring an existing farm team, but decided to start its own, instead.Oak View Group is the same company that is rebuilding KeyArena to house the Seattle NHL team. The project is estimated to cost $930 million.last_img read more

Trump touts USMCA as economic boost to Iowa farmers

first_imgDES MOINES — President Donald Trump says re-negotiating international trade agreements was one of his top 2016 campaign promises — and Thursday night at a rally in Des Moines Trump touted the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement he signed this week.“I work so hard for this state. I work so hard,” Trump said. “You just got two of the greatest trade deals.”Trump cited China’s agreement to buy more U.S. ag commodities as well as the deal he struck to replace the North American Trade Agreement.“You’re going to have to get bigger tractors and a helluva lot more land,” Trump said, to cheers. “You’ve got to have to produce a lot of product.”Trump thanked Iowa farmers who’ve stuck with him, politically, as his negotiating tactics with China pushed down livestock and crop prices. He told the crowd a final, wide-ranging deal with China is imminent.“We have never had a better relationship with China than we do right now. It’s a beautiful story. They respect us,” Trump said, to cheers. “The whole world respects us now…America is respected again.”Vice President Mike Pence spoke to the crowd before Trump, suggesting Senate Republicans were poised to acquit Trump in the impeachment trial. Trump brought up impeachment in his speech, but gave it a verbal shrug and the crowd cheered.“It’s a happy period,” Trump said. The crowd started chanting, “U-S-A?” and Trump continued:. “It’s a happy period because we call this ‘impeachment lite.’”After he’d been speaking for about half an hour, Trump called Governor Kim Reynolds to the microphone. It was Reynolds, rather than Trump, who reminded the crowd Iowa Republicans are holding Caucuses Monday. Trump then mentioned the lobbying effort on ethanol.“Oh, she was driving me a little bit batty…Kim, you’d call (and say): ‘What about ethanol?’ I said: ‘Kim, I mean I’m doing a lot for that place.’ (Reynolds said): ‘No, no. We want ethanol, then we want biofuel,’” Trump told the crowd. “Then she’s asking for things I’ve never even heard of, but we got ’em all. Whatever the hell she wanted.”Trump mentioned his announcement last June that federal rules were changed so a higher blend of ethanol — E15 — could be sold year round in every state. He did not mention the on-going controversy over the EPA’s oil refinery waivers.The rally was held at Drake University’s Knapp Center and not all of the ticket-holders were able to enter as the fire marshal closed the arena when it reached capacity about two hours prior to Trump’s arrival on stage.last_img read more