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Triyards to Deliver Loss for Q3

first_imgSingapore-based Triyards Holdings Limited informed that it expects to report a net loss for the third quarter of the 2017 fiscal year ended May 31.In the company’s profit guidance, released with respect to the unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter, Triyards’ board said that expected quarterly net loss is mainly attributable to the continued depressed state of oil & gas industry and downturn of the marine and offshore market.The loss would represent a turnaround compared to the earnings recorded in the corresponding period of the previous financial year, according to Triyards.Additionally, the company said that it applied to the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited seeking from the SGX-ST an extension of time to announce the unaudited consolidated financial results of the group for the third quarter ended May 31, 2017.Due to continued depressed state of oil & gas industry, “management is of the opinion that the group should rationalize and reassess the carrying value of certain assets of the group which were acquired or developed previously with plan to deploy for new projects or business ventures related to oil and gas industry.”last_img read more

15-minute daily exercise is ‘bare minimum for health’

first_imgHealthLifestyle 15-minute daily exercise is ‘bare minimum for health’ by: – August 16, 2011 17 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share By Michelle RobertsHealth reporter, BBC NewsModerate exercise does not have to be a long jog, it could be a brisk walk to work or taking the stairs Just 15 minutes of exercise a day can boost life expectancy by three years and cut death risk by 14%, research from Taiwan suggests.Experts in The Lancet say this is the least amount of activity an adult can do to gain any health benefit.This is about half the quantity currently recommended in the UK.Meanwhile, work in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests a couch potato lifestyle with six hours of TV a day cuts lifespan by five years.The UK government recently updated its exercise advice to have a more flexible approach, recommending adults get 150 minutes of activity a week.This could be a couple of 10-minute bouts of activity every day or 30-minute exercise sessions, five times a week, for example.Experts say this advice still stands, but that a minimum of 15 minutes a day is a good place to start for those who currently do little or no exercise.The Lancet study, based on a review of more than 400,000 people in Taiwan, showed 15 minutes per day or 90 minutes per week of moderate exercise, such as brisk walking, can add three years to your life.And people who start to do more exercise tend to get a taste for it and up their daily quota, the researchers from the National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan, and China Medical University Hospital found.More exercise led to further life gains. Every additional 15 minutes of daily exercise further reduced all-cause death rates by 4%.And research from Australia on health risks linked to TV viewing suggest too much time sat in front of the box can shorten life expectancy, presumably because viewers who watch a lot of telly do little or no exercise.England’s Chief Medical Officer Sally Davies said: “Physical activity offers huge benefits and these studies back what we already know – that doing a little bit of physical activity each day brings health benefits and a sedentary lifestyle carries additional risks.”She added: “We hope these studies will help more people realise that there are many ways to get exercise, activities like walking at a good pace or digging the garden over can count too.”Prof Stuart Biddle, an expert in exercise psychology at Loughborough University, said a lot of people in the UK now fall into the category of inactive or sedentary.He said that aiming for 30 minutes of exercise a day on pretty much every day of the week might seem too challenging for some, but starting low and building up could be achievable.“You can get good gains with relatively small amounts of physical activity. More is always better, but less is a good place to start.”center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Mertesacker wants sustained tilt

first_img “To focus on the next game is the most important thing, but when you look forward to the FA Cup final you want that momentum and that strong run going until the last day of the campaign. “We are in a really good mood. The atmosphere’s great at the minute. We’re on a winning run and try to continue that. “Our team looks strong physically and mentally. We’re playing good football and that’s what counts at the moment. “We want to continue that. Monday night game under floodlights is a good one for us. “Swansea have done so well this season. When we went to Swansea we lost there. We need to improve our game.” Mertesacker was speaking at the launch of the Arsenal Hub, the home of Arsenal in the community adjacent to the Emirates Stadium. The facility, which includes a 50metres x 18m 4G artificial pitch, classrooms and office space, will provide over 50 hours of community use to 1,500 Londoners per week. “It’s (using) football to get a connection to the kids, try to fulfil their potential,” added Mertesacker, who runs his own community programme in Hannover. “It’s exciting for us as players. Now we know what’s going on here, with 50 projects. “It’s a great result of the community work for 30 years now. To give something back to the community is what we need to do.” The Gunners have won nine and drawn one – a goalless draw with champions Chelsea – of their last 10 matches as they bid to claim their highest-placed finish for a decade. Arsenal have not finished in the top two since 2004-05. Arsene Wenger’s men, who play Swansea on Monday night, are also in the FA Cup final as they bid to retain the trophy which ended a nine-year silverware drought last term against Aston Villa on May 30. Asked how Arsenal can bridge the gap to Chelsea, who won the title with three games to spare, Germany defender Mertesacker said: “Consistency. It’s all about that. “In 2015 we haven’t lost a lot of games. Those winning runs create a lot of confidence, between the fans, between the team. “That is really important to get that going for more than six months.” Arsenal last lost in the Premier League to Tottenham in early February and their Champions League loss to Monaco is the only other defeat since. The Gunners have lost six times in the league this term, including at Swansea in November, while Chelsea have lost only twice. Mertesacker is determined that the fine run continues until the end of the season, to secure direct qualification to the Champions League group stages and to carry momentum to Wembley. “The championship has gone now. Chelsea deserve to win it,” Mertesacker added. “The second spot is open and we’re one contender for that. To avoid the fourth spot is a target. World Cup winner Per Mertesacker has called for Arsenal to sustain their Premier League title challenge for “more than six months” next term. Press Associationlast_img read more

Other Sports Boxing: Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani Enter Finals Of Olympic Test Event

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Tokyo: Former world bronze-winner Shiva Thapa (63kg) advanced to the final with a hard-fought triumph along with Pooja Rani (75kg) but two other Indians ended with bronze medals after losing their opening bouts at the Olympic Test event for boxing on Wednesday. In the morning session of the semifinals, Thapa, a four-time Asian medallist who claimed his third national title earlier this month, defeated Japan’s Daisuke Narimatsu in a split verdict.Rani, a former Asian Games bronze-medallist, got the better of Brazil’s Beatriz Soares in a unanimous decision. Rani had won a silver medal at the Asian Championships earlier this year.However, former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg) and Vahlimpuia (75kg), in the men’s draw, lost their respective semifinal bouts to end with bronze medals.Both the pugilists had made the last-four stage without any preliminary contest owing to the small size of their respective draws.Zareen lost in a split decision to Japan’s Sana Kawano, while Vahlimpuia was also beaten by a local favourite in Yuito Moriwaki but in a unanimous call by the judges.The remaining three Indian boxers in fray — Asian silver-medallist Sumit Sangwan (91kg), Ashish (69kg), and Simranjeet Kaur (60kg) — will fight their semifinal bouts in the evening session. last_img read more

Thornton practice facilities likely headed to Gateway

first_imgAfter a year of searching, the Thornton School of Music has finally found a suitable space for its practice rooms — the new University Gateway apartment complex.Playing along · Jung Won Kong, a doctoral student studying piano performance, practices in a music practice room in the PIC building, which is set to be demolished at the end of the school year. – Roland Wiryawan | Daily Trojan Thornton’s practice rooms are currently housed in the Music Practice and Instructional Center, which the university plans to demolish. Administrators started looking for an alternative location at the beginning of the school year and announced in November that the practice rooms would move to the Von KleinSmid Center Library. But after students and faculty petitioned to save the library, administrators revoked the decision, leaving Thornton without practice space.Almost six months later, Thornton finally has a plan, though it is still awaiting final approval, Thornton Dean Robert Cutietta said.The former cinematic arts building will be gutted and renovated to become the jazz department, instructional rooms, student service offices and group rehearsal spaces, totaling 40 percent of Thornton’s space needs. The rest of Thornton — outreach offices, the early music program and all of the practices rooms — will move to Gateway.“This took longer than any of us could have ever dreamt,” Cutietta said. “It’ll be a different school for everyone in the fall.”Gateway, located at the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Figueroa Street, will provide more practice rooms than students currently have, but the location is not ideal, Cutietta said.Still, Cutietta said Gateway will be a significant upgrade.“I’m excited to be out of PIC,” he said. “It’s a lousy building.”Although some students like the central location of PIC, many agree the music school needed an upgrade.“I hope it’s an improvement,” said Jonathan Richards, a senior majoring in double bass performance. “We definitely need new facilities.”Gateway will provide 24-hour access to practice rooms for music students with secured, key card access, a crucial part of the plan, Cutietta said. Practice rooms are for music students only, but currently doors in PIC are always open, which grants anyone — non-music majors and non-USC students — access to the facility.But there is certainly a downside to the proposed plan.“I do feel bad that students have to walk all the way over to Gateway,” Cutietta said.Some students said they feel the new practice rooms in Gateway will not be worth the hassle it will take to transport their instruments and themselves off campus.“How are we really going to get the most out of it, if it’s where it is?” said Colleen Gilligan, a freshman majoring in jazz studies who worries about carrying her large bass to and from Gateway.Marcus Paul, a freshman majoring in jazz studies, said he much prefers PIC’s location — right next to the intramural field.“If anything, I think [PIC] should be renovated and given back to us,” Paul said.Cutietta noted that all instructional facilities will be close together under the new plan, like a small campus solely for the music school.“We’re creating a whole performing arts neighborhood,” Cutietta said.Some music school spaces — such as offices and recording studios — have already moved into former buildings of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.“As they’re moving out, we’ve been taking over things,” Cutietta said.Although the whole move will be a quick turnaround, Cutietta said, the ideal finish date in August has already been pushed back. The move will take place over the span of three days during a weekend in September, but students will never be without practice facilities.“Anything we can find available for that weekend, we will open up,” said Cutietta, who said he would offer his personal office space for students to practice, if need be.last_img read more

For overall improvement, SU’s offensive line performance pivotal

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ To Adam Rosner, one number from last season has to change: 87. That’s the number, the position — despite the presence of Delone Carter and Antwon Bailey in the backfield — Syracuse finished in rushing offense last season. To Rosner, it’s a direct indictment of the Orange’s offensive line. ‘Eighty-seventh in the nation doesn’t look good,’ Rosner said. ‘So we want to get in there and step it up. We’re ready to go.’ For Syracuse to improve its total offense from a poor 94th showing overall last season — and to improve its chances at a bowl for the first time since 2004 — Rosner, center Ryan Bartholomew and even head coach Doug Marrone know where it has to start: the offensive line. Running game, passing game, or on special teams, it all begins in the same place. With a young offensive line that returns just one starter, it won’t be easy. Two starters, left tackle Justin Pugh and left guard Zack Chibane, are just sophomores. And even that one returning starter, Bartholomew, shifts to a new position — from guard to center — this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text With his young group, offensive line coach Greg Adkins set goals for the team with each conditioning session in the offseason and with each day of camp. ‘You set goals on a daily basis of what you’re trying to accomplish in football practice,’ Adkins said. ‘It may be, ‘Hey, we’re going to win these one-on-one battles today.’ That was the focus of one particular practice. ‘Hey, (the) ideal is, on these third downs, how many balls are we going to get off and not let the defense touch our quarterback?’ ‘Whatever.’ As a three-year starter on the line for the Orange, Marrone himself understands the unit’s importance. And it shows in the offensive line’s meetings. Though Marrone tries to spread out his work with each unit evenly, Rosner notices the extra interest in the line. It’s Marrone’s Jekyll and Hyde impersonation. ‘Absolutely, Coach Marrone is a big part of our meetings,’ Rosner said. ‘He shares his knowledge of the (NFL) and explains each detail to us step by step, making us better. He contributes a lot. I feel really comfortable with him as a head coach, because he always says he’s a head coach, and when he comes to the O-line room, he’s an O-line coach. It’s like Jekyll and Hyde, but he’s a great model to learn from.’ With Bartholomew leading the way, captain’s practice was called at various points during the summer. The unit worked on sets, coming off the ball and specific play calls. The goal: to be far ahead come the start of camp. ‘We did a lot of things on our own to make sure that when we got into camp, we weren’t starting over,’ Bartholomew said. ‘Because when you start over, that means you have a much further path to where you want to go.’ Because it all comes back to 87. In the numbers game, 87 has to improve for other numbers to improve, namely four (wins) and eight (SU’s finish in the Big East last season). ‘I believe as the line goes, the offense goes,’ Bartholomew said. ‘The better we are, the better, overall, the offense will be. And with that, the better the team will be. It’s very important for us as an offensive line to be the best that we can be.’ This and that On Tuesday, Delone Carter said he is ‘absolutely’ 100 percent in football shape heading into Saturday’s contest at Akron. Marrone had officially named Carter the starter on the depth chart on Monday. ‘I’m going to approach it just like any other game,’ Carter said. ‘I’m not going to try to step outside myself.’ … With a new head coach in Rob Ianello, there hasn’t been much film for SU to watch or much history for the Orange to study. For linebacker Doug Hogue, ‘you study everything. You have to be ready for anything and everything they throw at us. Trick plays, running right at us. … There’s not a lot of film, so you just have to go out there and play. The first game is always the hardest to prepare for.’ bplogiur@syr.edu Published on August 31, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Fiammetta speaks, NCAA takes note

first_imgClearly, the NCAA likes what I have to say.Back around March Madness, talk of expanding the men’s basketball tournament picked up, just as it has in recent years. The tournament brings in so much money, NCAA execs astutely realized, why not play more games and make even more?While tournament expansion is not exactly a new idea — the field was expanded to 65 in 2001 and the 64-team format was adopted in 1985 — this year the talk ballooned with the suggestion of an 80- or 96-team tournament.Around that time (“Expanding March Madness is insanity,” Feb. 19), I offered my grand solution to the expansion puzzle — leave it the way it is.Clearly heeding my advice, the NCAA steered the tournament away from large-scale expansion. However, the Board of Directors approved an expansion to 68 teams Thursday, which may or may not prove to be the stepping stone for future tournament growth.The move to 68 teams come on the heels of a new 14-year, $10.8 billion television package that the NCAA recently inked with CBS and Turner Broadcasting, allowing every game to be televised nationally. For the first time ever, fans will be able to choose which games they want to watch.Don’t care to see Kentucky stomp out East Tennessee State by 29 in the first round? Rather watch any of the four eight-nine games? Then the 68-team NCAA tournament is for you.So it’s all good; the NCAA brings in more revenue, TV companies bring in more revenue, Division I schools get a better shot at making the Big Dance, players are happy, everyone’s happy.Just one minor detail: how exactly does this work?While the 68-team expansion is set in stone, the format is anything but. The Board of Directors has endorsed the idea of adding three more opening-round games to complement the current play-in game that is already played. In the eyes of the NCAA bigwigs, putting at-large teams in the opening games would remove that nasty stigma surrounding the current play-in game.Additionally, there could be a restructuring of the four regional brackets, as with 17 teams in each, the current format would not work. Some might advocate for that, perhaps with a split down the middle of the 68 with 34 in each bracket, but that seems a little farfetched. Plus I can’t really see the bracketologists liking the sight of that many teams in one bracket.So it seems as though the NCAA has figured out the best possible way to do this. For all of the knocks against college sports’ governing body — and you know how many there are — adding three opening-round games seems to be the most feasible solution.In a sense, the move to 68 teams is probably the most logical method of expansion. After all, Selection Sunday always seems to leave out one, two or three seemingly tournament-worthy teams. Handing out three more invitations to the dance appeases some of the teams previously left on the bubble, and also alleviates some of the pressure on the bracket makers.Of course, teams left out of the tournament will always have their complaints and gripes. Yet, if expansion is indeed where the NCAA wants to go, three more schools seems to be the fairest number.So that’s where college basketball now stands. Three more teams, three more opening-round games. But who else plays in those games? Right now it’s #64 against #65 in the largely ignored play-in game. Playing three more games obviously calls for three more opponents, but who?The radical in me feels like suggesting a total shakeup of the normal pecking order and having the three lowest No. 1 seeds (Nos. 2, 3 and 4 overall) square off against No. 66, 67 and 68. Doing so appeals to the glass slipper, Cinderella story vision of March Madness that so many fans hold dear. After all, with the astounding number of upsets in the 2010 tournament, parity may be becoming more than just a buzzword. If, in fact, teams are reaching more of an even playing ground, No. 2 versus No. 66, No. 3 against No. 67 and No. 4 matched up with No. 68 may have serious upset potential.Yet, I’m still inclined to once again side with the direction the NCAA seems to be moving in. Don’t kill me. This year’s tournament, with the Butlers, the Murray States and the Saint Marys, showed the appeal of the small school, mid-major squads — for both basketball fans and television. In fact, with Butler head coach Brad Stevens parlaying Butler’s near miss in the national title game into a 12-year extension, the Bulldogs may be setting the template for smaller schools and lower seeds to follow.While not every program can be as fortunate as Butler to find college basketball’s next coaching prodigy, the Bulldogs laid the foundation for the last three teams in the tournament. Sure, Butler still began the tournament as a very respectable five seed, and many saw the Indianapolis, Ind. school as a popular sleeper pick.However, by almost winning the whole tournament, Butler showed that not only does the three-team expansion have the potential to work out, but that the four-team bracket to open the tournament does make sense.So there you have it; the NCAA may very well be on its way to finally making sense. Hey, they even unveiled their new BCS formula for DI football. Will the 68-team expansion finally earn the NCAA some praise? Tune in next March to find out.Mike is a sophomore planning on majoring in journalism. What do you think of the 68-team expansion? How should the last three teams fit into the tournament? Let him know at mfiammetta@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

Henry Onyekuru On Watch List of Europe’s Big Boys

first_img“There is no real secret, I have a strong faith in God and he has blessed me to be able to do what I love and I’m just focused on improving myself, working hard and staying dedicated. It’s a blessing to be recognised by these clubs and of course, it’s flattering but I take everything one step at a time. I will focus on what is in front of me and for the next few months,” Onyekuru saidThe 20-year-old striker also expressed his delight in scoring his eight goal of the season, saying it’s always a delight to score the winning goal for his team.“It was a difficult match for us but I am happy we were able to win and I also got on the score sheet. I hope to continue scoring more goals for Anderlecht and hopefully, win a trophy or two in the season,” Onyekuru concluded.Onyekuru is, however, unsure of a return to Everton in January, despite putting up impressive shifts at Anderlecht after joining the Toffees following his impressive display for Eupen last season where he netted 25 goals in 41 appearances.After a quiet start, the forward has continued with the form that earned him a deal with the English side and has scored eight goals so far. However, the striker is still uncertain of a recall to Goodison Park in January.“I follow the path that is being drawn up for me. Wherever I go after New Year, I do not know either. Whether Everton has a contractual option to get me in the winter? Everything is possible. I’m their property, they decide. I have never said that I’m sure I’ll leave Anderlecht. The most important thing is here and now. I’m happy and everything is going well. What’s happening in winter, we’ll see,” Onyekuru told Het Nieuwsblad.In a chat with THISDAY, former Nigerian international, and footballer’s agent, Waidi Akani opined that for Barcelona to send their scouts to watch Onyekuru, it means he has something to offer.“Barcelona has a very formidable scouting team. So, for them to have scouted him, it means he has a very great potential and future. However, that does not mean the club gets it right all the time. A move to a club like Barcelona would definitely be to the advantage of the national team coaches as he would be well-polished under the best coaches.“However, we cannot count on him for now because he is yet to really prove himself for the country at any level. His game for the Super Eagles against Togo is not enough to judge him. Football is not a one-season game, so we should not get so excited thinking that we now have a good striker simply because he scored 24 goals last season for his Belgian club.“He is still young, just 20 years old. Maybe he should first be tried the Under 20 or 23 level and see what he can offer. Football could be funny at times. With all the noise about him, he might just not fit into our style of football,” Akani pointed out.Onyekuru can play across the front line; he favours the left as it gives him the space he needs to go through the gears, as well as come inside on his stronger right foot. His low centre of gravity, as he stands at about 5ft 9in, enables quick changes of direction, but his dribbling style really isn’t defined by it, unlike most players his size. He has good close control, but relies more on his speed and trickery, often looking like he has shown too much to the opponent before snatching it away.In front of goal, Onyekuru is an improviser. He possesses good movement, especially when he has to spin in behind a full-back; he is often up and away before they even know it. When through, he can finish in a number of ways; though, like most speedsters, he seems to enjoy going past the goalkeeper.There is a lot to admire about him, but he is still a teenager, so there are a lot of areas where he can improve. That is only natural. His aptitudes for the defensive side of the game, as well as his decision-making, are still undeveloped.He is unashamedly direct – he will pick the ball up, accelerate quickly, and go towards goal. He also has shades of Arjen Robben – he plays mostly on the left, so he can cut in and shoot on his stronger right foot.Surprisingly for one blessed with such pace, Onyekuru likes to come deep for the ball, rather than playing on the shoulder of defenders.He is small of stature – 5ft 9in – but uses this quick change of direction effectively, bamboozling defenders, using his change of pace to get past his man rather than a barrage of step overs.Perhaps, the biggest weakness in Onyekuru’s game is a streak of single-mindedness. It can manifest as overconfidence or as selfishness, but too often, he wants to go alone. He will often get the better of his marker, and opt for a shot from an angle rather than lay in a teammate in a better position centrally.Onyekuru began his football career with the Aspire Academy in 2010, and graduated in 2015 joining their partner club, KAS Eupen and made his debut for Eupen in September of the same year in a 2-2 tie against Dessel Sport in the Belgian Second Division. He helped the team get promotion to the Belgium First Division A in his debut season.After a successful season in the Belgium first division, Onyekuru finished as one of the top scorers in the league, attracting the attention of various big teams in Europe. He finished the 2016/2017 season as joint top-scorer with 22 goals, but the trophy was handed to his rival as he scored more away goals than Onyekuru.He made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 3-0 friendly win over Togo on July 1.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Everton could not resist his signature after his exploits in the Belgian League for KAS Eupen during which he hit the back of the net 24 times. Surprisingly, immediately after signing for the Toffees, he was loaned to Anderletch of Belgium where he is also excelling. His form this season culminated in European giants -FC Barcelona and Manchester United – scrambling for his signature. Kunle Adewale  ponders whether Onyekuru will emerge the next biggest Nigerian football export to Europe Henry Onyekuru has been impressive for Anderlecht so far this season, scoring eight goals in 15 matches, culminating in Catalan giants-Barcelona sending scouts to watch his matches. Aside from Barcelona, Manchester United, Fiorentina, Ajax, PSV, Southampton and Stoke City are also believed to have sent their scouts to see the player in action in the Belgian league. Onyekuru, however said he was flattered by stories linking him with top European clubs like Barcelona and Manchester United, but wants to remain focused in his current team.The striker, who spoke exclusively to AOIFootball.com after netting the winner for Anderlecht in their Jupiler league game at the weekend in Belgium, said he would continue to work hard and improve on his game.last_img read more

Recording Artist Sherieta Release Visuals for Second Single “Don’t Fail Me…

first_imgWatch Video HERE Kingston, Jamaica – On December 18th, Ghetto Youths’ soulful singer-songwriter Sherieta released the visuals for “Don’t Fail Me Now” off her recently released lauded EP “Conversations in Key” on Ghetto Youths International label.Under the direction of the famed video director 300K and the talented mastermind Pete Beng, the Exotique-Soul artist (a term coined to exemplify her unrestrained female energy and strength, expressed through soul music, fused with Jamaican flavor) “Don’t Fail Me Now” video oozes raw and artistic visuals void of frills and gimmicks, and with Grammy producer and musician Sean “Young Pow’ Diedrick on the piano, the latter keeps in sentiment with Sherieta’s stirring voice.Speaking on the song and the video’s meaning and inspiration, the songstress explained “I was attempting to show the contrast between what I and others tend to think that love is, and what it truly is. We tend to be selfish and self-serving in our love, possessive even, but the song and the video focus on the vulnerability and mutuality of true love.” further adding “The video was inspired by my desire to explore and understand the meaning of love, and how it influences the human experience. True love is unselfish. And when it is given, it isn’t often returned in the way we expect, but it always finds its way back (like the umbrella did)”Honing her craft working with various notable GRAMMY artists, and under the guidance of renowned label Ghetto Youths International, the Edna Manley College alumna released on August 30th, her first musical recording extended play Conversations in Key available on all major streaming platforms and digital outlets.“My songs are predominantly about perspectives, telling the story from the other side.” – Sherietalast_img read more

I prefer Kotoko to Olympics: Olele

first_imgExperienced Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson is relishing the prospect of playing for local giants Kotoko due to their ‘fantastic’ supporters than to his former club Accra Great Olympics.The 34-year-old has been inactive since leaving Blackpool in 2011.He has been frozen out of the Ghanaian national team for close to two years due to his club inactiveness.The former Wigan Athletic shot-stopper has been overwhelmed by the way the faboulous faithfuls support their club and would welcome an opportunity to play for them.“If Accra Great Olympics is not in the Premiership, the only team I would love to play for is Asante Kotoko, even for one match,” Kingson said“I’m in love with the way the fans support their team; they appreciate and motivate the players in all situations. They are respectful.” Kingson is the latest high-profile player to have declared his intention of playing for the Porcupine Warriors after Asamoah Gyan stated his unflinching love for the biggest club in Ghana.Kingson is the country’s longest serving goalkeeper after playing for the Black Stars for over a decade.last_img read more