Ligbidi retains MTN CEO Invitational Golf award

first_imgKwame Ligbidi replicated his last year fine form to retain the  MTN CEO Invitational Golf  top most prize in this year’s event  at theCelebrity Golf Club, Sakumono on  Saturday.Playing on a single handicap of 2, he shot 35 in front and 34 at the back to amass a 67net score to beat SK Ayornu by two strokes in the men’s A event.Ayornu, on the other hand beat BS Seo on count back in second place, while former Tema Country Club captain Leonard Kwaku Okyere and Kwame Kronzu followed in that order. The men’s Group B event saw Kusum Appiah, 68net shooting 49 in front and 47 at the back to  beat  Hans Uekert  on count back. Achimota’s Joy Arkutu recorded a 73net score to win the ladies A category after  shooting 42 in front  46 at the back to neat AmaMorgan by just a stroke. EH Hong picked the ultimate prize in  the men’s event with a 70net score with Maureen Akuaku following with 72 net.It was Akwasi Poku, who finished as the men’s Longest Drive winner, while Leticia Amponsah-Mensah won the ladies event.Michael Darko picked the men’s closest-to-the-pin prize, while Ama Morgan won the ladies category. The first four winners and those who excelled in various categories received trophies and special souvenirs from the telecommunicationcompany, MTN.MTN CEO, Serame Taukobong pledged his outfit’s continued support for sports and golf in particular in the country saying, “We will continue to rally behind sports in the country because sports promotes health, and every healthy nation is productive one.“Throughout the year, we have created many sporting platforms for our loyal customers and others to interact and exercise as well. We thank all who responded to our call. Next year’s edition will be bigger andbetter.”Club captain Akwasi Poku commended MTN as the biggest supporter of the Club.The 18-hole event, the last sporting event of MTN was preceded by a well-attended golf clinic.Meanwhile, MTN donated a 32,000 Cedis worth Mower to the Club. WATCH PHOTOS:last_img read more

Modric faces up to his final chance for World Cup glory

first_img“It seems like both of them are from different planets and they came to play football with us mortals,” Rakitic said.“Both of them are among the best players ever in their positions. You try to enjoy it as much as you can, to learn from them.”Iniesta is regularly classed among the greats of the game and as a defining influence on Spain’s success, but Modric’s talents remain relatively unsung.Perhaps, in part, it is because Iniesta’s brilliance has been backed up by achievements on the world stage — he scored the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final — while Modric has not hit the same heights with Croatia.Modric owns four Champions League titles from his six years at Real Madrid, and has also won a La Liga and the Copa del Rey.Christian Eriksen is the main World Cup threat for Denmark © AFP / Jewel SAMADBut since making his Croatian debut in March 2006, in a friendly against Argentina, he has twice tasted disappointment in the group stage of the World Cup, either side of a failure even to qualify in 2010.At the European Championship, Croatia fell at the first hurdle after the group phase in 2008 and 2016 and did not make it out of their group in 2012.“Modric would probably be getting more attention than he is right now if he was a German or Spanish player,” Croatia defender Dejan Lovren said last week.“He would maybe even be a Ballon D’Or winner. But because we are a smaller country, he does get less attention than he deserves.”Modric has never even made it into the top three of football’s most prestigious individual award but, after scoring twice in Croatia’s opening three games in Russia, there is a chance for him finally to put his stamp on a major tournament.Iniesta and Spain could lie in wait in the quarter-finals but first, Croatia must overcome Denmark in the last 16 on Sunday in Nizhny Novgorod.Denmark trudged their way through an underwhelming Group C but they have their own midfield dynamo in Christian Eriksen who, like Modric once did, has flourished in the Premier League at Tottenham.Modric is deployed deeper for Real, tasked with moving the ball from back to front by wriggling his way forward and changing the angle of attacks. But for Croatia, his job is closer in kind to Eriksen’s, an executioner of killer passes in the final third.It means they are unlikely to be in direct combat in Novgorod but Modric and Eriksen’s battle for control could prove decisive.“I do not consider myself to be worse than him,” Eriksen said on Friday.“He is the type of player you enjoy to challenge yourself against. For the national team, he is more attacking than he is for Madrid.”Modric admittedly enjoys a stronger supporting cast, with Rakitic a particularly formidable midfield partner.But the stakes are also higher for the 32-year-old, who is probably playing his last World Cup and possibly has one final chance to make a mark on the international stage.“Sure, there’s a lot of pressure but I said from the beginning, when we got together for this tournament, that we need to enjoy this because it’s the World Cup,” Rakitic said.“We need to fight, to enjoy the tournament and do everything we can to make our fans happy.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Luka Modric is Croatia’s key man at the World Cup © AFP / PASCAL GUYOTSAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 30 – Croatia head into their World Cup last-16 match against Denmark spearheaded by evergreen midfielder Luka Modric, a player his teammate Ivan Rakitic has compared to Spain’s Andres Iniesta.Four years with Iniesta at Barcelona and 11 alongside Modric for Croatia leaves Rakitic in a privileged position to judge two of the finest playmakers of the modern era.last_img read more

LETTERKENNY SCHOOL TOP TECHNOLOGY TOURNAMENT

first_imgThe Mayor of Limavady Alan Robinson, presenting Niall O’ Donnell with the winning trophy. Also included in the photo back row, Mary McCloskey, principal of St Mary’s High School, Limavady. Front row, from left, teacher Ms McLaughlin and middle row right teacher Mr Sweeney, Errigal College.A group of junior certificate students from Errigal College in Letterkenny have won a prestigious technology competition in Limavady for secondary schools.The team of four were asked to design and make a vehicle, which was weight propelled. This vehicle had to move in a linear direction while hoisting up a weight using a pully mechanism.The team were required to produce a set of working drawing of their design and then manufacture the vehicle before it was tested by the judges. The winning team was Naomi O’ Leary, Illona Pasterick, Keeva Brogan and Niall O’Donnell who used their technical graphics skills to create a detailed drawing before applying their woodwork and metalwork skills to manufacture the winning vehicle. The team’s metalwork teacher Mr Sweeney who attended the event said he was delighted by their vision, imagination and creative skills which they displayed in planning and manufacturing their winning entry.The winning team members were presented with vouchers and a perpetual trophy for the school.The team preparing their working drawings.    LETTERKENNY SCHOOL TOP TECHNOLOGY TOURNAMENT was last modified: November 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:errigal collegetechnology tournamentlast_img read more