HIFL 2018: Unilorin, OAU Secure Home Win in 1st Leg Semis

first_imgThe game tensed up in the first half with the two teams giving a brilliant account of themselves.OAU Giants Toba James converted a kick from the penalty spot in the 40th minute before leading HiFL goalscorer Ebuka David equalized for the visitors with a penalty kick also to close out the first half in the 45th minute.UAM Tillers continued to mount pressure on the home team and it did not take too long for Ebuka to record a brace in the 61st minute of the second half. However, the joy of the visiting team was short lived as OAU Giants were awarded another penalty, which Toba James converted in the 66th minute.OAU Giants and HiFL 2018 awesome revelation, Kehinde Oripelaye put the home team ahead in the 84th minute with an amazing strike to make the scores 4:3. However, the visiting team were awarded a red card after Shaibu Benjamin fouled OAU forward Toba James, before the Home team took advantage of the visiting team’s deficiency to seal their victory with a late strike from Toba James to give the home team a comfortable 5:3 win.The second leg of the semi-finals is scheduled for the 17th of October 2018.The HIFL is organised by Pace Sports and Entertainment Marketing in partnership with the Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Unilorin Warriors secured a comfortable first leg win at home against UNICAL Malabites in the first round of semi-final matches of the 2018 Higher Institutions Football League (HiFL®).Unilorin Warriors striker, Kabir Akanbi scored the only goal in the 55th minute to put the home team in good standing for the second leg in Calabar.The Unilorin Warriors showed early glimpses of flash touches on the ball and dictated the play for some minutes. However, as soon as the UNICAL Malabites settled in to play the game, the contest became more intense as both teams did all they could to outplay each other. KabirAkanbi’s brilliant effort defined the game as the boys from Calabar could not get the needed equalizer and would wait till the second leg in two weeks’ time to give a better account of themselves.At another venue in Ife, OAU Giants, showed class at home against the Tillers from Makurdi, as they defeated the team by five goals to three in what could be described as one of the most exciting fixtures of the tournament. Seyi James gave the giants an early 8th minute lead with a superb strike before Ogbole Emmanuel, equalized for the UAM Tillers in the 15th minute.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 66 | #WaterDrama18

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A busy time in Ohio agriculture with #WaterDrama18 heating up. The crew of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Joel Penhorwood, and Matt Reese talks the latest developments in the ongoing water quality situation in Ohio. In this episode, we hear interviews with Ohio Soybean Council’s Tom Fontana, Steve Culman of Ohio State University (talking fertilizer recommendations), Ben Bowsher on 2018 wheat, and showman Collin Britton of Wood County who recently received a character award from the BEST series.last_img read more

High-Performance and Net-Zero Homes — Part 4

first_imgIn days of yore, buildings were designed and built by master builders. These were people who spent their whole lives learning about buildings by creating them – from idea to reality – working side by side with others, many of whom who had more experience than they did. That’s how they eventually achieved mastery. Practice, repetition, and observation of everything to do with the building’s creation.As centuries have passed, our work has become increasingly specialized. Two byproducts of specialization are fragmentation and loss of breadth. Another artifact of specialization is the sequential hand-off model of building development:Owner conceives of project;Architect conjures up design – typically with strong emphasis on form and program;Structural engineer figures out how to make it stand;Mechanical consultant sorts out how to make it (marginally) comfortable;Landscape consultant selects growies to put around the edges;Interior designers and lighting designers work out how to make it attractive and pleasant inside;Contractors have to actually build it. Developing a common understandingThere are some critical components to integrated project delivery (IPD). For my 2009 book, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, I mined several sources to hone a couple of definitions to support my understanding of IPD:An integrated team is one that is unified by coming together to work as a whole; andIn an integrated building, the building components and their interconnections are brought together into a unified whole.As these definitions suggest, integration is an important attribute both of the team and of the building they collaborate to produce. And it reasonably follows that it’s hard to get an integrated building without an integrated team and team process.Possibly the best explanation of this that I have found comes from a somewhat surprising source: a lawyer. Attorney Will Lichtig produced the diagrams shown in Image 1. Perhaps he was drawing from painful experience (building processes that were not integrated?).As Lichtig’s graphs so effectively highlight, the critical distinction between business as usual and integrated project delivery is that during IPD, common understanding among team members (including the general contractor and trades) is achieved very early in the design process. It’s easy to see, then, how much easier it is to meet high performance goals, when everyone on the team is party to design accords and – perhaps even more importantly – participates in reaching those accords. If you’re one of these professionals, please don’t take umbrage at this unflattering characterization of your work. Through no fault of our own, all of our contributions are often reduced to this level – in no way because that’s how it should be, and many of us have opportunities to contribute more effectively on the occasional project. But too often all the players in the design and construction process have limited opportunities to influence the building for the better, simply due to the nature of this hand-off process.Of course I’m oversimplifying, and there is some back-and-forth among project team members. But the cold, hard reality is that our opportunities to interact – and to share with one another the benefits of our experience and insight – are far too few. And our buildings suffer as a consequence. Each of the players in the process inherits and has to solve, often solo, problems unwittingly created by well-meaning teammates who are higher up the food chain. How many times have you thought, “If only they’d asked me about that!”? Integrating the design team and the construction teamWe may accept this process as inevitable for garden-variety projects, but it is the death knell for high performance. Stated differently, the green building community has long since arrived at the collective observation that high performance is most readily achieved through the process of what is often referred to as either “integrated design” or “integrative design.”Over time, I have developed a strong preference for “integrated project delivery.” I realize that this may mean something somewhat different to others in my industry, but what it means to me is that the building is delivered (designed and built) by a team working via an integrated process throughout both design and construction. My final boldface phrase deserves repetition: design and construction.center_img Integrating not just design, but project deliveryThis is why I’ve shifted my thinking over the past couple of years from “integrated design” to “integrated project delivery.” When the building team isn’t privy to the reasoning behind design decisions – and may in fact have good reasons to quibble with some of those decisions – field implementation may not occur precisely as envisioned by the designers. By contrast, when the building team participates in design, the team has the full benefit of expertise on constructability issues – including cost implications – and can therefore make decisions that are much better-informed and are likely to be much more faithfully executed during construction. This explains why high performance – or zero net energy (ZNE) – is a recessive gene (click on Image 2 below).Having now belabored the rationale behind integrated project delivery, the question remains: how to implement this process in your projects? I’ll offer some suggestions and resources on this subject in my next installment. RELATED ARTICLES High-Performance and Net-Zero Homes — Part 1High-Performance and Net-Zero Homes — Part 2High-Performance and Net-Zero Homes — Part 3High-Performance and Net-Zero Homes — Part 5last_img read more

Four Nations Hockey: India beat Malaysia 4-1 to win bronze

first_imgIndia defeated Malaysia 4-1 in the bronze medal play-off match at the Four Nations Invitational hockey tournament in Melbourne on Sunday.For India, Akashdeep Singh (2nd minute), V.R. Raghunath (45th), Talwinder Singh (52nd) and Rupinder Pal Singh (58th minute) scored while Joel van Huizen found the net for Malaysia.India dominated from start to finish, scoring twice in the final quarter to take a much deserved victory.Shrugging off Saturday’s disappointment when India lost to New Zealand, the winners were looking to strike and consolidate early to avoid any pressure from the Malaysians. (Four Nations Hockey: India beat Malaysia 4-2 to register first win)The Indians started off with several quick turnovers and passes, scoring as early as in the second minute of play.Birendra Lakra picked up the ball near centre field and drove his shot diagonally into the circle.The cross evaded everyone before going to Akashdeep Singh lurking at the far post. Akashdeep showed great awareness and superb skill to deflect the ball in.India kept control throughout the quarter and had several more chances, most notably with a flurry of four consecutive penalty corners right at the death. But the Malaysians defended stoutly to go into the first break down by just one goal. FT! The Indian Men’s Team secure a convincing win over Malaysia to finish at the 3rd Place at the #IFOH2016!#IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/KBmBfCut6x Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) November 27, 2016It was more of the same in the second quarter. Indian Affan Yousuf expertly steered past three Malaysian defenders before unleashing a reverse hit towards the goal. Malaysian goalkeeper Kumar Subramiam patted it away to safety.advertisementMalaysia picked up the pace in the final minutes of the quarter but despite several circle penetrations failed to create any real chances. The teams went into half time separated by India’s single goal.The game opened up more in the third quarter as Malaysia chased the game. India were happy to sit back and work on the counter. (New Zealand beat India 3-2 at Four Nations Invitational hockey meet)Despite several circle penetrations, neither team created any real opportunities almost till the end of the third quarter.In the final minute though, Raghunath capitalised on a pair of penalty corners to convert one and double India’s lead.Malaysia hit back almost from the restart, catching India’s defence unawares. Joel van Huizen’s goal took Malaysia into the final break down by a single goal.India kept up the pressure in the final quarter. They constantly pressed high and won several turnovers.Akashdeep was at the thick of things, first getting away a smart shot from inside the circle which was parried away by Kumar Subramiam.Soon after, he had another superb moment, dribbling away from Malaysia’s defence to cut back a pass to Talwinder Singh, whose first time chip deflection beat the goalkeeper to complete India’s third goal. (Hockey: India beat Pakistan to lift Asian Champions Trophy)Now India were in total control and were adamant to not let Malaysia back into the match.In the 58th minute, they had another penalty corner. Rupinder Pal Singh made no mistake in slotting the ball to the bottom right corner to give India a 4-1 winner.last_img read more

Our aim is to qualify for 2018 AFC Under-23 Championships, says Stephen Constantine

first_imgAs the Indian football team are currently attending the final preparatory camp ahead of the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers kicked off at the Ambedkar Stadium in the national capital on Monday, national coach Stephen Constantine has said that his side would not carry laid back attitude and focus on qualifying for the main event.34 players have been summoned for the camp which will continue until July 1 before the team departs for an exposure trip to the USA.Besides players playing in the I-League, Constantine has also called two players from the U-22 trials, players for which were scouted by the AIFF scouting network led by Executive Committee member Abhishek Yadav. Yadav and his team had selected players from inter-university championships, inter-college tournaments, Santosh Trophy, Second Division League, Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) as well as the overseas scouting programme.India are slated to face Syria, Turkmenistan and Qatar in Group C of 2018 AFC U-18 Championship Qualifiers, which is scheduled to be held from July 19 to July 23 in Doha, Qatar.”Our aim is to qualify for the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship. The qualifiers are in a month’s time and hence, we can’t just sit back and ponder over,” Constantine maintained. “New Delhi is the ideal venue to get acclimatised to the current weather of Qatar. Our focus was on working in the similar conditions to Qatar,” he added.AIFF has also organised for an exposure Tour for the squad to the USA which Constantine believes will “come in handy.””We are scheduled to go on an exposure trip to California early next month. We’ll play three or possibly four competitive matches against some club age-group teams and senior teams which will definitely come handy before we face Qatar, Syria and Turkmenistan in the Qualifiers,” Constantine mentioned.advertisementThe list of players attending the camp is as follows:Goalkeepers: Vishal Kaith, Sukhadev Shivaji Patil, Kamaljit Singh, Phurba Tempa Lechenpa.Defenders: Nishu Kumar, Lalramchullova, Chinglensana Singh Konsham, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sarthak Golui, Sairuatkima, Lalruatthara, Nitesh Deepak Aswani, Subhasish Bose, Jerry Lalrinzuala.Midfielders: Nikhil Chandrashekhar Poojary, Raynier Raymond Fernandes, Isaac Vanmalsawma Chhakchhuak, Germanpreet Singh, Vinit Rai, Mawihmingthanga, Asharudeen Pulparamban, Saurabh Das, Enestar Malngiang, Robinson Singh Khumukcham, Vignesh Dakshina Murthy, Chesterpoul Lyngdoh, Lallianzuala Chhangte.Forwards: Hitesh Sharma, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Anto Xavier, Alen Deory, Manvir Singh, Azharuddin Mullick.last_img read more