People moves: PKA’s ESG chief exits; JPMAM’s ETF hiring spree

first_imgJP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) – The US investment giant has made a number of hires to expand its European exchange-traded funds (ETFs) business and its global fixed income division.Philip Annecke is the group’s new head of ETF distribution for Germany and Austria, focusing on institutional clients, having joined from rival provider Invesco Powershares. For Italian clients, Roberta Gastaldello has joined from Amundi to lead ETF distribution from Milan.Tobias Nilsson joins from Wisdom Tree, another rival ETF provider, to head up distribution for the Nordic region from Stockholm. Meanwhile, Madrid-based sales executive Lorena Martinez-Olivares has had her role expanded to support JPMAM’s distribution efforts in Spain.JPMAM has also poached Andrew Moore from Vanguard as an ETF capital markets specialist. He will be based in London along with Antonia Millard, sales executive for the international ETF business, who has transferred from JP Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank.In its fixed income business, JPMAM has hired a number of London-based investment specialists to support its fund management teams with client communication. Karine Mercado joins as lead investment specialist for core fixed income strategies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). She was previously at German chemical company BASF’s pension schemes where she ran credit portfolios.Rohan Duggal focuses on high yield strategies in EMEA, including distressed debt and leveraged loans. He was previously a senior portfolio specialist at Blue Mountain Capital Partners. Claire Cullen has moved from JPMAM’s global fixed income, currency and commodities team where she was chief finance officer. She specialises global credit strategies in EMEA.In addition, Giles Bedford has been appointed emerging market debt specialist, Liam Moore will support the unconstrained fixed income team, and Wei Chu focuses on insurance bonds.NN IP – Asset manager NN Investment Partners has named Gül Poslu as a director in its institutional clients team for the Netherlands, tasked with further developing the group’s fiduciary services. She is to report to Maureen Schleejen, head of institutional clients for the Netherlands.Poslu joins from Achmea. She has 10 years of experience in both the financial and the commercial sector and has had positions at both asset managers and insurers.Polar Capital – The UK-based investment boutique has hired a four-man investment team from Nordea to boost its emerging markets offering.The team is led by Jorry Rask Nøddekær, head of emerging markets and Asia, and includes fund managers Michael Wang and Jerry Wu, and analyst Peter Andersen. Polar also hired Andy Chen from Laxey Partners as head of research.Chen is based in Singapore, while the rest of the team will relocate to London. Rask Nøddekær said: “Despite the debate surrounding Brexit, London is still the heart of the asset management industry and it feels good to be part of that now.”At Nordea, Rask Nøddekær and his team ran nine funds collectively worth more than $6bn (€5.1bn). The quintet is expected to launch its first product in the third quarter of this year, Polar Capital said. Ossiam – The French smart beta specialist has hired Antonio Celeste as head of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) business development. He joins from Sustainalytics where he worked for seven years, latterly as institutional relations director for Europe and the Middle East.Ossiam CEO Bruno Poulin said Celeste was “deeply experienced” in ESG with “strong quantitative abilities”. He added that the appointment demonstrated “the importance of ESG-based investment to the company”.Goldman Sachs Asset Management – GSAM has hired Peter Thompson to lead its European ETF business. He was a founder of Source ETF, establishing the company as an independent provider before its sale to Invesco in 2016. Prior to that, Peter spent over 10 years in various trading roles in Goldman Sachs’ securities division.Lombard Odier Investment Managers – Marek Siwicki has joined the asset manager as head of consultant relations. Based in London, Siwicki is responsible for increasing Lombard Odier IM’s coverage of the consultant market globally, and helping shape product development for the institutional market.He will report to Jonathan Clenshaw, head of institutional sales Europe at Lombard Odier IM. Siwicki was previously at Western Asset Management, and before that he worked at Man Investments and Gartmore Investment Management. He also spent eight years at Aon Consulting as a senior investment consultant. Independent Trustee Services – Frank Oldham has been hired as a client director with a view to adding to the professional trustee firm’s coverage of larger pension schemes in the south of England. Oldman joins ITS after holding several senior leadership positions as a senior partner at Mercer. He left the global consulting group last year. Morningstar – Morningstar Investment Management Europe has hired Steve Croucher as its chief operating officer (COO) with responsibility for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. He most recently served as COO at Rockfire Capital. He has also been COO at Border & Cie, Insynergy Investment Management, and Skandia Investment Group.  Barnett Waddingham – The UK actuarial and consultancy firm has promoted four staff to partners. Adam Poulson works with DB pension clients on risk reduction, scheme funding, pension benefit design and accounting disclosures. Barbara Fewkes provides actuarial and consultancy advice to a wide range of UK pension schemes and employers.Jon Palin specialises in longevity advice, working with the Continuous Mortality Investigation – he is responsible for the production of its industry-standard Mortality Projections Model and the new S3 series mortality tables. Liam Mayne advises companies on legacy DB pension plans.In addition, Barnett Waddingham has promoted 25 staff to associates.UK Single Finance Guidance Body – Hector Sants, the former chief executive of the Financial Services Authority – the forerunner of the current UK regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority – has been appointed as the chair of the new Single Financial Guidance Body.Sants – a former European CEO of Credit Suisse – will oversee the new organisation created from combining the UK’s existing guidance bodies, including the Money Advice Service, the Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise. PKA, JP Morgan Asset Management, NN Investment Partners, Polar Capital, Ossiam, Goldman Sachs AM, Lombard Odier Investment Managers, ITS, Morningstar, Barnett Waddingham, UK Financial Guidance BodyPKA – Pelle Pedersen, head of responsible investment at the DKK275bn (€37bn) Danish pension fund, is leaving the group at the end of July to establish his own business.Pedersen – who has worked at PKA for five and a half years – said he was planning to set up a new company aiming to close the financing and knowledge gaps for impact startup firms.PKA said it was working to appoint a replacement for Pedersen.last_img read more

Nigerian army frees more women and Children from Boko Haram

first_imgThe army said the operation took place in Sambisa Forest believed to be the last stronghold of the militant group. The Nigerian army says it has rescued more women and children that had been abducted by Nigeria’s militant group Boko Haram in  an operation that happened on Thursday.The  army said the operation took place in Sambisa Forest believed to be the last stronghold of Boko Haram.It was however not clear if any of more than 200 girls abducted  by Boko Haram from a school in Chibok in April 2014 were among those freed.In a tweet, the Nigerian military said , another set of 234 women and children were rescued through the Kawuri and Konduga end of the Sambisa Forest.Some 500 women and children have already been rescued by the military in the past few days.The military had pledged to free more hostages from Boko Haram after hundreds were rescued earlier this week.The military also said on Thursday that about 160 hostages had been rescued from Sambisa in additional to 200 girls and 93 women freed on Tuesday.The numbers underlined the scale of the tactic of mass abduction used Boko Haram who according to Amnesty International have seized about 2,000 women and girls since the start of last year.The military said they were still screening the freed hostages with a view to establishing their identities.It has not yet been confirmed if any of the girls rescued are from ChibokThe mass kidnapping in Chibok prompted global outrage and forced President Goodluck Jonathan to accept international help in the search operation for the missing girls.Goodluck Jonathan  came under severe criticism for not doing enough to free the Chibok girls as well as end the six-year-old Boko Haram insurgency that has claimed some 13,000 lives and forced at least 1.5 million people to flee their homes.However Nigeria’s president Elect Muhamamdu Buhari has promised to deal decisively with the militant group which he has called a bogus organisation whose intent is to terrorise civilians.last_img read more

‘Power of the Past’ this weekend at the Decatur County Fairgrounds

first_imgGreensburg, In. — The “Power of the Past” is being held at the Decatur County Fairgrounds this weekend.The show features antique tractors, equipment and implements, food a flea market and a chance to learn about the tools of yesteryear.The featured brand this year is the Allis-Chalmers and there are at least 30 models on the grounds. The show also features muscle tractors, hit-and-miss engines and a steam engine. There will also be a toy show, parade and horse and pony pull.Admission is $3 and more information is available online at

Arsenal fans go wild as Aubameyang ‘blinks’ to signal new contract signing

first_img Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Top 10 Nations That Are Most Difficult To Invade13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has appeared to confirm his Arsenal stay after he blinked during an Instagram live video with his brother Willy. In the video an Arsenal fan urges him: “Blink if you’re gunna sign.” Moments later, the forward winked at the camera before performing an exaggerated wink and grinning wildly, leaving Arsenal fans to believe it’s a sure sign he’s staying. read also:Aubameyang delivers his contract demands to Arsenal One tweeted: “Done deal.” Meanwhile, one simply stated: “He’s staying.” Another happily posted: “This is so Arsenal, and I love it!” Aubameyang has once again been in fine form this season as he leads Arsenal’s goalscoring charts with 22 strikes in 37 games in all competitions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The 31-year-old has just one year left on his deal at the Emirates, but he has left fans optimistic he will extend his contract after he answered a supporter’s request. Negotiations are said to be positive over Aubameyang penning a new deal in North London, with the striker understood to be seeking £250,000-a-week. And after Bukayo Saka’s contract extension was announced, the Gabon international confirmed talks are planned about him commiting his future to Arsenal. Mikel Arteta recently urged the club not to cash in on their prized asset, as he stated he is hopeful terms can be reached with the cub captain. Aubameyang appeared with his brother Willy in an Instagram live video which was posted on Twitter today.Advertisementlast_img read more

High School Playoff Schedules Oct. 19-20

first_img Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Latest Posts Boys’ soccer – MDI at Hermon, Saturday, 10 a.m. at Husson UniversityBoys’ soccer – Sumner at Orono, Saturday, noon at Husson UniversityBoys’ soccer – Central at Bucksport, Saturday, 2 p.m. Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Following is the schedule for preliminary playoffs in soccer, tournament games in volleyball and cross-country championships for Hancock County high school teams: Quarterfinals and semifinals in soccer and volleyball will continue next week.Volleyball – Scarborough at Ellsworth, Saturday, 1 p.m.Volleyball – Gorham at MDI, Saturday, 1 p.m.Volleyball – Narraguagus at Bucksport, Friday, 5 p.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Fenceviewer Staff Bio Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Cross-country – Eastern Maine championships, Saturday, 11 a.m. Girls’ soccer – Nokomis at Ellsworth, Friday, 3 p.m.Girls’ soccer – Old Town at MDI, Friday, 3 p.m.Girls’ soccer – GSA at Dexter, Friday, 3 p.m.Girls’ soccer – Bangor Christian at DI-Stonington, Friday, 2 p.m.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

Bennett, Bo, establish hoops cred

first_imgThe men\’s basketball team celebrates after taking its third Big Ten title under head coach Bo Ryan.[/media-credit]Badger basketball from 2000-09 will go down in Wisconsin lore as either the decade that sparked UW hoops to national prominence or as simply the best 10-year span for basketball in Wisconsin history.Starting with a Final Four appearance in 2000 by a Dick Bennett-led squad and peaking with consecutive 30-win seasons from 2006-08, Badger basketball made the jump from Big Ten afterthought to conference powerhouse and consistent NCAA Tournament presence.In 2001, Bennett retired two games into the season for UW, and after an interim stay from Brad Soderberg, the Bo Ryan era kicked off.With eight years under Ryan, the Badgers captured three Big Ten titles, two Big Ten Tournament crowns and advanced to March Madness every single year, only losing in the first round once. Ryan’s teams have averaged 24 wins a season, never finished lower than fourth place in conference and reached the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament three times. Currently, Ryan boasts the best Big Ten winning percentage of all time, better than some guy named Robert Knight.Most impressively, however, was how all these accomplishments came about. Five-star recruits? Not in Madison. McDonald’s All-American’s? The Badgers grabbed exactly one in Brian Butch. Ryan attained all of his accomplishments with players others had overlooked, guys who had skills but were limited athletically and, most importantly, athletes who wanted to learn and worked hard.Furthermore, Ryan produced an identity.Known for the swing offense, Badger teams could be defined by working the shot clock and limiting turnovers. Often one of the slowest-paced teams in the nation, UW might not score in high doses, but the efficiency was almost always there.On defense, the Badgers’ game was simple.Make you hit tough shots.With several standout defenders over the decade in Mike Kelly and Michael Flowers to name a few, almost every conference game was guaranteed to be a stereotypical Big Ten defensive battle.While it may not boast the name cache of some major national powers, an all-time starting five from the decade would certainly win its fair share of games. At point guard, Devin Harris and his lightning quickness would start, sharpshooter Kirk Penny would fill the “two” guard, all-time UW leading scorer Alando Tucker could start at small forward, inside-outside threat Mike Wilkinson would man the “four” position, and the continually underrated Brian Butch would anchor the defense from center.In a game with continual one-and-done superstars, it is refreshing to see Ryan put together a consistent powerhouse utilizing four-year players.Badger basketball certainly was not always pretty, and sometimes it was downright ugly, but the Grateful Red could always count on a win.last_img read more

Time Machine: Devastating loss leaves bowl hopes in question

first_imgEditor’s note: The article below is a republished story from The Daily Orange’s Oct. 7 edition. Eli Saslow covered Syracuse’s 48-24 loss to Pittsburgh that put the Orange’s bowl aspirations in question.It took Keeon Walker two deep breaths and a quick gasp. Then he fumbled for the words.“I don’t know the reasons why, and I don’t have the answers,” Walker said. “This is the worst since I’ve been here. I’ve never seen anything like it here before.”Nobody on Syracuse’s football roster has. Not even head coach Paul Pasqualoni — who’s been at SU for more than 11 years — has seen a season start this poorly.No, it takes media guides and ancient statistic sheets to put Saturday’s 48-24 loss to Pittsburgh at the Carrier Dome on Saturday in perspective. A homecoming game that looked more like a Shakespearian comedy of errors, Saturday’s drubbing sends Syracuse to a 1-4 start, its worst since 1986.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’ve been through the dog days and some of the best times,” senior receiver David Tyree said. “But it can’t get much lower than this.”With Big East powers Miami and Virginia Tech left on its 12-gamme schedule, Syracuse is in serious danger of finishing .500 or worse for the first time since that 1986. To be bowl eligible, Syracuse would have to finish the season at least 6-6, meaning it would need to close the year 5-2.The scenario could have been even worse. Before the season, the NCAA passed a provision allowing teams from conferences with bowl tie-ins to finish .500 and still make a bowl. In the past, SU would have needed at least six wins and a winning record to qualify.Before Saturday, Syracuse hadn’t lost to Pittsburgh in 11 years. It hadn’t fell to the Panthers at home since 1982, when Dan Marino quarterbacked the Panthers.“We’d always beaten Pitt,” tight end Joe Donnelly said. “The guys that have been here for a while, we didn’t want to leave with a loss to Pittsburgh. That makes it tough. We took pride in that streak. We really didn’t want that streak to end.”Worse yet, the streak ended in embarrassment.After causing an interception on Pitt’s opening possession— leading to a 28-yard field goal from Collin Barber — Syracuse surrendered 48 consecutive points.Pittsburgh quarterback Rod Rutherford — who completed 10 of 15 for 279 yards and two touchdowns — chewed apart the Syracuse secondary early.On the Panthers’ second drive, Rutherford twice found freshman wideout Larry Fitzgerald downfield. The first pass went for 36 yards. The next went for 27 and a touchdown.Rutherford also hit wideout Roosevelt Bynes for big plays. In the second quarter, Bynes found a 10-yard gap between cornerbacks Latroy Oliver and Will Hunter in the SU secondary. Rutherford found the gap, too, hitting Bynes for a 48-yard gain to the SU 1-yard line.But Bynes’ most impressive play came in the third quarter, when he ended Pitt’s scoring on an 82-yard touchdown catch. Hunter fell down trying to cover Slade on the fly pattern, leaving the receiver open and free to jog into the end zone.“Defensively, other than that first series of the game, we never really got going,” Pasqualoni said. “We just were so off-balance. (Rutherford) just really did a great job throwing the ball. We were on our backs.”“It seemed like every time they wanted to, they just punched it in,” quarterback Troy Nunes said. “And when we wanted to, we couldn’t.”During Pittsburgh’s 48-point run, Syracuse reached Panther territory twice. In a nine-series stretch, Syracuse fumbled four times and punted five.Starting quarterback R.J. Anderson — who went 3-of-10 passing for 11 yards — left the game with a sprained throwing shoulder in the last five minutes of the first half. Backup Nunes met a similar fate.Twice consecutively in the third quarter, Nunes fumbled deep in Syracuse territory. The Panthers capitalized with 10 points.Syracuse later scored three meaningless touchdowns to close the scoring. But, at one point in the third quarter, Pittsburgh had 46 plays for 341 yards. SU had 34 plays for 13.“Offensively, so many things went wrong,” Pasqualoni said. “Jeez, I can’t even remember all of the things that went wrong. Sometimes I don’t know how you explain it.”The crowd of 39,947 — SU’s lowest attendance for a Big East home opener — didn’t know how to react either.First it cheered. Then it booed. Then, when all seemed lost, some students threw T-shirts on the field.“It’s just disbelief,” defensive end Josh Thomas said. “We know we’re not as bad as we played today. We’re very frustrated.” Comments Published on October 22, 2015 at 9:20 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse press forces Gonzaga to cave late in 63-60 Sweet 16 win

first_imgCHICAGO —Syracuse didn’t need to press anymore after it cut a five-point Gonzaga lead down to one in the span of 47 seconds. There were more than two minutes to play, and the Orange could have dropped back into the zone. The press is a tool that the Orange uses out of necessity, and the game situation didn’t call for it.But Syracuse had just used it to create a turnover and a score. It had gotten two straight stops and two straight baskets. There was no way that the Orange would abandon it now.“When we’ve needed it, our guys have been pretty good at it,” assistant coach Gerry McNamara said. “Everybody is so in tune with it … It was just us trying to change the game. And when you change the game and it’s working for you, go with it.”The Syracuse press defense forced Gonzaga into several turnovers and a rushed floater by Kyle Wiltjer. It started when Syracuse (22-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) was down by five and by the time it was all over, the Orange had escaped with a 63-60 win over Gonzaga (28-8, 15-3 West Coast) at the United Center on Friday night. The Orange advanced to the Elite Eight and will play Virginia at 6:09 p.m. on Sunday.MORE COVERAGEAdvertisementThis is placeholder textHow Syracuse basketball’s Tylers kept one of the country’s best big men in checkInside the final 11.2 seconds of Syracuse’s 63-60 Sweet 16 win over GonzagaDougherty: Ignorance is bliss (or something like that) for Syracuse’s three freshmenMichael Gbinije carries Syracuse offensively in 63-60 victory over GonzagaWatch Carmelo Anthony scream at his TV after Syracuse’s Sweet 16 win: ‘They didn’t want us to win’Time Machine: Syracuse knocks Virginia out in NCAA Tournament Published on March 26, 2016 at 1:06 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories How Syracuse basketball’s Tylers kept one of the country’s best big men in checkInside the final 11.2 seconds of Syracuse’s 63-60 Sweet 16 win over GonzagaMichael Gbinije carries Syracuse offensively in 63-60 victory over GonzagaDougherty: Ignorance is bliss (or something like that) for Syracuse’s three freshmenWatch Carmelo Anthony scream at his TV after Syracuse’s Sweet 16 win: ‘They didn’t want us to win’ It’s a part of Syracuse’s game that it practices a whole lot more than it actually uses. It’s effective, players and coaches say, because other teams don’t expect to see it, despite the fact that it’s a refined aspect of the SU defense. And it’s really only employed on an as-needed basis.“It gives us a spark, especially when we need to get back in the games,” Malachi Richardson said. “I don’t think teams really prepare for our press because we really don’t do it a whole lot … I think we did a good job of getting stops and getting layups.”First it was Trevor Cooney finding the ball in his hand on an errant inbounds pass with 3:10 left to play. On the next possession, Wiltjer took a shot out of rhythm and immediately fouled Tyler Roberson on the rebound. Then, with 1:17 to play, the Bulldogs were having trouble getting the ball across half court. Cooney deflected a pass that would have done just that, and there was a 10-second violation.“It’s what we do every single day in practice,” Cooney said.”And I saw my opportunities and I took it.”The Orange will only use the press in a sense of urgency, and it’s a dynamic that Mike Hopkins says works in SU’s favor because opponents are playing more conservative with a big lead. Syracuse is on the offensive.When SU was down by 12 points with four minutes to play against Pittsburgh in the ACC Tournament, the press helped the Orange come back and tie the game. When SU was down by seven with less than two minutes to play against Virginia Tech in February, it was the catalyst of a rally to overtime.Hopkins says he hopes the Orange doesn’t need to break it out against Virginia. But if it has to, it can.“It really worked tonight,” Hopkins said. “It was the game-changer. It was pretty impressive.” Commentslast_img read more

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju felicitates medal winning women boxers

first_img First Published: 19th October, 2019 19:05 IST They are the champions🥊🥊🥊🥊— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) October 19, 2019 Misha Bhatt 10 months ago Kiren Rijiju assures Nikhat Zareen that BFI will take a fair decision SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT WATCH US LIVE In the recently concluded World Championship, India won a total of four medals – one silver and three bronze – at the championships. The championship also witnessed India’s best performance so far. Boxer Manju Rani was awarded a cash prize of Rs 14 lakhs. She won a Silver medal at the event. All the bronze medalists including, MC Mary Kom, Lovlina Borgohain, and Jamuna Boro – were awarded Rs 8 lakh each.Post winning a Bronze medal at the Championship, Mary Kom’s medal tally reached a total of 8 World Championship medals. This also made the legendary boxer the most successful in the World Championships where she has managed to win 8 medals out of her 9 appearances.READ | Kiren Rijiju chooses to stay away from Mary Kom-Nikhat Zareen spatMaking a successful debut at the Championships and making the whole nation proud, boxers Manju Rani (48 Kg) and Jamuna Boro (54 Kg) won a medal each. Borgohain won her second consecutive medal at the World Championships – a bronze in the 69 kg category.The Indian women boxers now have two chances to qualify for the Olympics through the Asia and Oceania Qualifier in Wuhan from February 3-14 and the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Paris from May 13-24.READ | “Its high-time the rules in boxing changed”: MC Mary Kom’Women Boxers have brought honour to the country- Kiren Rijiju “This token money prize that we are giving to the winners is encouragement from the government side but what is more important is that they have brought honour for the country and that they have not returned empty-handed. So whether it’s boxing, weightlifting or other events India is breaking grounds and we are achieving better than what we had,” he added. READ | Kiren Rijiju tweets plogging run of Kayakers and Canoeing playersREAD | Kiren Rijiju assures Nikhat Zareen that BFI will take a fair decision(With inputs from ANI) Last Updated: 19th October, 2019 19:05 IST Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Felicitates Medal Winning Women Boxers Kiren Rijiju honoured women boxers who won medals for India at the recently concluded World Championships in Russia. This was India’s best performance so far. Expressing his delight and stating that the women boxers have brought honour to their country, Kiren Rijiju, in his official statement said, “Four medals have been a record for India. It has brought a kind of revolution for Indian boxing history as well as it has inspired other arenas (of sports) also. Which is really good.”center_img Written By LIVE TV 10 months ago Kiren Rijiju thanks Mohit Chauhan big ‘clean concert’ statement WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Kiren Rijiju tweets plogging run of Kayakers and Canoeing players Union Sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday felicitated Indian women boxers for their exceptionally skillful performance at the recently concluded Women’s World Boxing Championship. The Championship was organised in Ulan-Ude, Russia. 10 months ago Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju calls for a ‘sports culture’ in India FOLLOW US 11 months ago Kiren Rijiju hails NBA India Games, vows to develop sport in Indialast_img read more

D’Tigers Inch Closer to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

first_imgNigeria men basketball team, D’Tigers defeated their fierce West African rivals, Cote D’Ivoire 83-66 points in their first classification game at the ongoing 2019 FIBA World Cup in yet another impressive performance.The team was inspired by Al-Farouq Aminu with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to emerge the top performer.D’Tigers who have since set their target on an automatic Olympic Games qualification started in a fierce fashion to win the first quarter, 24-18 points. Michael Eric in action for D’Tigers against South Korea at the FIBA World Cup in China…yesterday Not to be outdone and inspired by Deon Thompson, the Ivorians stepped up their offensive play to win the second quarter, 17-13points as the first half ended with just two points advantage for D’Tigers, 37-35pts.Some crucial treys from Nnamdi Vincent and Stan Okoye proved decisive in the 3rd quarter against the familiar foes who were not ready to roll over without a fight.Vincent contributed 15 points, 2 rebounds while Ekpe Udoh had 13 points, 5 rebounds  and 1 assist in a match that 5 players scored double digits.Commenting after the game, Head Coach, Alex Nwora again praised the team for beautifully executing the game plan.“I think we did a good job today to contain a well-coached Ivorian team. I am proud of these guys and their efforts. I think we have one more game to worry about against China on Sunday”.The win is the 6th by Nigeria in as many as seven meetings between both sides.As it stands, the team is the highest ranked African at the World Cup ahead of their last game against host- China, and a win will see them book a place in Tokyo 2020 Olympics.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more