Boakye Yiadom on loan to Elche

first_imgGhana striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom will complete his loan move to promoted Spanish side Elche on Wednesday.The 20-year-old has been farmed out by Italian champions Juventus, who own his registration rights, for more first team experience.Reports in Italy say Elche paid 250,000 euros for his season-long services.Juventus coach Antonio Conte had wanted to field the young goal poacher in his team this season but the club’s inability to offload Alessandro Matri and Fabio Quagliarella meant he had no chance.Boakye arrived in Alicante on Tuesday and will joined by his agent Oliver Arthur on Wednesday.He spent last season on loan at Sassuolo in the Serie B where he banged in 11 goals to hand them automatic promotion to the Italian top-flight.last_img read more

NBL Finals: Okello, Ndikumana guide city oilers past UCU canons

first_imgThe first team to win four games takes the best of seven championships. In the women’s category JKL Lady Dolphins who lost on Wednesday to UCU Lady canons also made a strong statement to tie the series at 1-1. JKL won the game 60-56. The two teams face off on Sunday for game three at the Lugogo MTN Arena.*****URNShare on: WhatsApp Oilers face UCU in game threeKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Defending Champions of the National Basketball League, City Oil stopped Uganda Christian University (UCU) Canons 79-72 on Friday night to tie the finals series 1-1.On Wednesday UCU beat the odds to stop City Oil despite Coach Nicholas Natuhereza and Centre David Kongor Deng’s ejection from the game.However in thrilling game played at the Lugogo MTN Arena, Oilers centre Landry Ndikuma dropped 27 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists, while James Okello added 28 points and 11 rebounds to give City Oil a comfortable win.      UCU led the first quarter 24-16 before Oilers led the second quarter 22-20. A slow play by the UCU side saw them trail with  a big gap of 20-11 against the defending champions in the third quarter.Oilers continued their lead in the last quarter to win it 21-17. Titus Lual and David Kongor’s 15 points each could not save the Mukono based side from the loss. The win for Oilers now means the finals series is tied at 1-1 and the two teams are headed for game three on Sunday.last_img read more

Steph wins England’s Grand Medal Final

first_img13 Aug 2015 Steph wins England’s Grand Medal Final Kent’s Steph Marshall played six below her handicap at Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire to become England’s champion woman medal player.The five-handicapper scored net 67 to win the women’s Grand Medal Final, finishing two shots clear of the youngest competitor, 12-year-old Hannah Golding from Staffordshire. Third place went to Yorkshire’s Karen Jobling, a four-handicapper who returned net 70.The Final was played as part of England Golf’s first Golf Week, which celebrates the grassroots game with a five-day festival of team and handicap events. Scoring was good on a day when the forecast heavy rain stayed away for much of the competition, before catching the later starters.“I am over the moon,” said Steph (image © Leaderboard Photography) from Birchwood Park. She played the Red course in 72, one-under par gross, having never seen it before. “I didn’t have a practice round so I got myself a course book and took it one step at a time.”It proved a very successful approach as she notched up four birdies, two of them in the last three holes. “I felt I positioned the ball well with my driving and I put it close on the greens, although I had to hole a couple of downhill left-to-right putts. But they all went in, everything was going well.”Steph, 20, has been playing golf for seven years after first seeing the sport on television. She’s been on good form this season since making a small swing adjustment, after receiving a chance tip. “I’ve been hitting the ball straight ever since,” she said.Her target is to keep reducing her handicap so that she can play on the LET Access Series.Meanwhile Hannah Golding has already passed her first target for this season. She set herself the goal of reducing her handicap from 21 to 15 and had achieved that by the time she teed up in the final. Now, after returning net 69 today, another cut is on the way.“It was really fun, I like playing different courses,” she said, after completing her round. “I just tried to keep my focus and tried to make pars.” She succeeded, making nine pars in her round.There was more good scoring from Yorkshire’s Karen Jobling, who was round in one-over gross 74 for net 70. “I’m ecstatic,” she said. “I think everyone was expecting to wake up to rain and when we didn’t we felt very lucky and that was relaxing.“I didn’t start very well, my drive clipped a tree, but I managed to make a par and decided that was the sign to get on with it! I managed to stay out of the bunkers and hit some good shots.”Karen is the Richmond ladies’ club champion and this season has reached the final of the Yorkshire vets and of the second flight of the Northern vets. She also got through to the matchplay at the English senior women’s championship.The Grand Medal Final was contested by the cream of England’s club medal players. Each finalist had returned the four best medal scores at her club during 2014 and had won through a regional final to take her place at Frilford.Click here for full scoreslast_img read more

Stinky Pamphlet In Upcoming PSE Bills Offers Natural Gas Safety Tips

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 BELLEVUE, Wash.–The Puget Sound Energy bills now reaching more than 1.5 million homes and businesses through October include a scratch and sniff pamphlet to remind customers of the odorant used to help identify natural gas leaks.A scratch on the natural gas safety pamphlet releases a distinctive, sulfur-like aroma, a smell similar to rotten eggs. To help detect natural gas leaks more easily, PSE and other natural gas utilities add an odorant, called mercaptan, to natural gas, which is naturally odorless and colorless.“Every family needs to know that ‘rotten egg’ odor of natural gas so they can recognize, react and report a gas leak around their home or elsewhere,” said Andy Wappler, vice president of corporate affairs for PSE. “Safety comes first, and having your family know what to do is our top priority.”In addition to bearing the “rotten egg smell”, the pamphlet also guides people to call 811 two days before digging to prevent damage to underground utility lines and on how to recognize and safely report suspected natural gas leaks by going to a safe location and calling us at 1-888-225-5773 or 911 from a safe distance. PSE natural gas technicians will respond immediately at no charge from service centers located across Western Washington.If a natural gas odor is smelled inside a house or building, the occupants should leave the premises immediately.If anyone suspects a natural gas leak, follow these steps:Leave the area immediately.Do not use phones, turn any electric switches, appliances or lights on or off.Do not smoke, light a match, use a lighter or do anything that might create a spark.Use a phone well away from the area and call PSE, 24 hours a day, at 1-888-225-5773, or 911.“Smell isn’t the only way to detect a natural gas leak,” added Wappler. “A hissing sound or blowing dirt may also indicate a possible natural gas leak.”About Puget Sound EnergyWashington state’s oldest local energy company, Puget Sound Energy serves 1.1 million electric customers and more than 750,000 natural gas customers in 11 counties. A subsidiary of Puget Energy, PSE meets the energy needs of its customers, in part, through cost-effective energy efficiency, procurement of sustainable energy resources, and far-sighted investment in energy-delivery infrastructure. PSE employees are dedicated to providing great customer service that is safe, dependable and efficient. For more information, visit www.PSE.com.last_img read more