Egypt matches Nigerian win, goes top of group ahead of Uganda

first_imgThe teams are in Group B — labelled the ‘group of death’ as it contains three 2014 World Cup qualifiers in Algeria, Cameroon and Nigeria.Algeria host record seven-time African qualifiers Cameroon later on Sunday in Blida, a venue where the North African Desert Foxes are virtually invincible.Iwobi of Arsenal pounced on a weak headed clearance to slam the ball past goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene from close range on 32 minutes.Neat one-touch passing set Iheanacho of Manchester City free 10 minutes later and he rounded Mweene before calmly pushing the ball into the net.A blunder from Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo allowed Mbesuma to score by firing past impressive goalkeeper Carl Ikeme from inside the penalty area.Just a few hours after the Nigerians became the first away winners in the African group phase, Egypt matched the achievement by defeating Congo 2-1 in Brazzaville.Ferebory Dore beat 43-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary with a far-post header to give the hosts a first half lead.Mohamed Salah from Italian Serie A outfit Roma headed the equaliser just before half-time, then set up the winner for Abdallah Saied close to the hour mark.Egypt, whose last of two World Cup appearances was 26 years ago, top Group E with three points, Ghana and Uganda have one each and Congo none.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Egyptians celebrate and below, action in the Ghana versus Uganda game ResultsGhana 0 Uganda 0Congo 1 Egypt 2Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Nigeria opened their 2018 World Cup group-phase qualifying campaign with a 2-1 victory in Zambia on Sunday thanks to goals from English Premier League duo Alex Iwobi and Kelechi IheanachoThe 20-year-old strikers scored in the opening half before a capacity 40,000 crowd at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in central city Ndola that included President Edgar Lungu.Zambia dominated the second half and veteran striker Collins Mbesuma set up a tense finish by halving the deficit 19 minutes from time.But an equaliser eluded the Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets), who are seeking a first World Cup appearance while the Super Eagles have already been to the finals five times.last_img read more

25th Annual “America’s Classic Jazz Festival Scheduled for June 25-28

first_imgFacebook23Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by the Greater Olympia Dixieland Jazz SocietyJazz, dance, and revelry are the focus of America’s Classic Jazz Festival, taking place June 25-28, 2015, on the Saint Martin’s University CampusMarcus Pavilion in Lacey. Plenty of dance lessons, great bands, and four large dance floors are sure to provide a wonderful time for all. This year music-lovers can listen and dance to Pacific Northwest favorites such as Uptown Lowdown from Bellevue. Or take in jazz greats like Grand Dominion, Tom Hook and his Terriers, High Sierra, and Yerba Buena Stompers. Guest stars include Bob Draga and Katie Cavera. Tom Rigney and flambeau will cover the Cajun and zydeco two steps. The festival band lineup is jazz history on stages in Lacey.Other festival features include on-site RV parking, shuttle service, parasol parades, a swing set, and After Glow Party. This four day festival has been running for twenty five years and has been hosted in Lacey since 2002.Jazz fans from twenty-two states are attracted to this festival and it is known for the good line up of bands and location. Most are from BC, Oregon, and California. Linked to the 2015 festival is a seven day round cruise trip to Alaska on the ms Amsterdam with festival bands High Sierra, Tom Hook Trio, and Fat Babies Classic.This festival is a family friendly event. Students 14-22 with identification can get an all event badge for fifteen dollars. On Sunday Morning there will be special free jazz gospel program featuring Marilyn Keller with the Black Swan Classic Jazz Band from Portland.For more information and the schedule of 96 performances of the 13 bands check the web at www.olyjazz.comlast_img read more

SANTA ANITA PARK TO PROMOTE LITTLE RED FEATHER RACING’S FIRST EVER ‘CROWD FUNDING CAMPAIGN’ TO ATTRACT NEW OWNERS

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2016)–In its continued efforts to reach out to prospective new owners, Santa Anita Park has entered into a marketing collaboration with Little Red Feather Racing, one of California’s largest ownership syndicates, to help promote Little Red Feather Racing’s new “Crowd Funding Campaign.” The initiative incorporates innovative strategies to attract new people to The Sport of Kings.Little Red Feather has announced that these “Crowd Funding” packages are available on several levels. This unique approach appeals to a wide range of potential owners who seek the kind of excitement that ownership can bring.“We are continually looking at ways to bring new people into our sport and we welcome Little Red Feather’s enthusiasm and commitment in attracting new owners,” said Joe Morris, Vice President, West Coast Operations for the Stronach Group. “Moving forward, we welcome innovation in this area and we look forward to assisting others, in addition to Little Red Feather, in promoting initiatives that grow our sport.”“We are thrilled that 100 partners have so far joined us for this historic venture,” said Little Red Feather CEO Gary Fenton. “It shows if we create the right partnership, people will give horse ownership a try. We can’t wait to show them how much fun it is.”Little Red Feather Racing, which was founded by Managing Partner Billy Koch in 2004, first gained national prominence by winning the $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Mile that year with Singletary. Along with General Counsel and CEO Gary Fenton, Little Red Feather horses have now won 192 races from 1,063 starts (18 percent) and grossed $10,735,470 in purses (through June 30, 2016).For more information on Little Red Feather’s new “Crowd Funding Campaign,” please visit www.littleredfeatherracing.com, or call (310) 850-4724. –30–last_img read more