Soldiers in Maiduguri, the embattled capital of Borno state, which has been under constant siege by Boko Haram, celebrate Nigeria’s election to music by Nigerian recording artist DavidoSoldiers, doing their own line dance, celebrated Nigeria’s successful democratic election, in which some 30 million people cast ballots, with a spirited moves to the music of popular recording artist Davido – a 2013 song called “Skelewu”. The song took off after Davido announced a dance competition, endorsed by footballers Emmanuel Adebayor and Samuel Eto’o and rising to the top rungs of African music charts.Despite what analysts say were minor flaws – a few malfunctions of fraud-prevention voting technology – and scattered intimidation and violence, the voting in Africa’s most populous country and largest economy defied predictions of chaos. This clip was provided by a contact in Maiduguri.The meaning of the slang word ‘skewelu’, debated among Nigerians, is variously said to refer to money, love or elation. Whether the soldiers elated version sets off a new dance craze or not, it indicates the high expectations that the incoming administration of President Muhammadou Buhari will face, amid a sea of challenges.https://youtu.be/LIKH0IlBGdc.
WASHINGTON – United States PresidentDonald Trump announced a national state of emergency on Friday, freeing up $50billion in federal funds for the battle against the coronavirus pandemic as hevowed to “vastly” ramp up testing capacity. US President Donald Trump holds a press conference on COVID-19 in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 13, 2020. AFP “To unleash the full power of thefederal government, I’m officially declaring a national emergency,” Trumptold a news conference on the White House lawn. “The next eight weeks arecritical,” he said. “We can learn and we will turn a corner on thisvirus.” Trump called on all US states to set upemergency operation centers and said the government was partnering with theprivate sector to “vastly increase and accelerate our capacity totest” for the virus, amid criticism about a lack of test kits nationwide.(AFP)
The Batesville Girls Varsity Tennis team lost a close match to Greensburg, 3-2 on Tuesday.#1 Singles- Lydia Olsen was defeated by Danielle Shroeder 6-4, 1-6, 4-6.#2 Singles- Erin Longstreth defeated Courtney Nelson 6-2, 6-4.#3 Singles- Julia Hunter was defeated by Sydney Reynolds 7-5, 6-7(1), 0-6.#1 Doubles- Kelli Hartman and Brooke Bradford defeated Olivia Slusher and Caroline Pratt 6-1, 7-5.#2 Doubles- Karsen Worthington and Macy Simon were defeated by Tiffany Springmeyer were defeated by Tiffany Springmeyer and Abigail Bailey 2-6, 6-1, 2-6.In JV action, Batesville beat Greensburg 8-1.Alana Pinckley and Rachael Rose both won two singles matches and also combined for a doubles win. The doubles teams Anna Kick/Grace Heppner and Jenna Harmeyer/Audrey Weigel both won two matches each.The varsity is now 2-1 on the season (2-1 EIAC) and the JV is 3-0. The Bulldogs will host South Dearborn at 4:30 on Thursday at BHS.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.
Cocke County, Tenn. — A Metamora man will face competency hearing in a case involvi9ng the murder of a 2-year-old girl in Newport, Tennessee.On September 18 a Cocke County judge will determine if Bobby Scott Pennington, 25, is competent to face trial for first degree murder and child abuse. The charges result from a July 2015 incident when Pennington was watching the children while the mother was away at work.If convicted Pennington could serve a mandatory life sentence in prison.
“There’s a lot of hunger in this team, a lot of desire to do well and the first hour on Monday was exceptional. “We have shown what we can do and what every manager will say now is why not do it every game? “So far it’s a 100 per cent record but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.” The City captain believes his Belgium team-mate would give the side an extra edge if they finally strike a deal with Wolfsburg. De Bruyne has been linked with a move to the Etihad this summer as City look to tempt him back to the Barclays Premier League. Kompany has played alongside former Chelsea midfielder De Bruyne for their country and knows first hand what an influence he would be as City look to improve their squad. “Let me put it this way, he’s definitely not going to make the team weaker. He’s a phenomenal player,” he said. “Our squad can become stronger by getting everyone in the right direction. “We had so many players – and I was one of them, especially at the end of last season – who didn’t perform and if they do then it’s like having six or seven new players. Then we do have a stronger squad. “Players like Raheem (Sterling) and (Fabian) Delph, from what I’ve seen, will give us something different.” City host Chelsea on Sunday in an early clash between the title rivals after Monday’s 3-0 win at West Brom, where Kompany scored their third goal. Victory would be an early marker in the title race but Kompany is content to let others take the spotlight after finishing runners-up to Chelsea last season. “We are happy to let all the other ones be the favourites, for us it’s a different position to be in and maybe a good challenge for the team to take on,” said the 29-year-old. Vincent Kompany insists Kevin De Bruyne would be a phenomenal signing for Manchester City. Press Association
Press Association Red Star Belgrade have announced they have accepted a £5.1million bid from Liverpool for their teenage midfielder Marko Grujic. The Serbian club claimed to have received three offers for the 19-year-old, from Belgian club Anderlecht, German side Stuttgart and the Barclays Premier League Reds. In a statement posted on their official website they revealed they had “unanimously accepted the offer of the English giants”, and had agreed a package that would see Grujic remain with them on loan until the summer. Red Star said: “The board considered the offer and unanimously accepted the offer of the English giants. Liverpool will pay the money immediately, and the player would stay in Red Star until 01/07/2016.” Grujic came through the academy system at Red Star and has represented Serbia at various youth levels, although he is yet to earn his first senior cap. He could become Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s first signing at Anfield after the German took the reins in October, and Red Star insist the financial issues at the club meant they had to accept the Reds’ offer for Grujic. The Serbian club, for whom the likes of Nemanja Vidic, Dejan Stankovic and Nikola Zigic have all played for, nearly went out of business 18 months ago and expect the sale of Grujic to ease their financial concerns. Their statement added: “Red Star Belgrade in the last 10 days received three formal offer for the transfer of our player Marko Grujic, from Anderlecht – two million, of Stuttgart – five million, of Liverpool we received an offer worth seven million euros and 10 percent of the next transfer. “All in Red Star sincerely want to see Marko Grujic playing in our uniform for the next 10 years, but the financial situation of our club dictates the adoption of a different decision.” As well as negotiating a 10 per cent sell-on fee, Red Star also revealed they met Grujic’s father’s wish to see him stay in Belgrade on a loan deal until the summer. “Marko Grujic should go to a player that continues to develop in one of the biggest clubs in the world; the club is probably the dream of every player on the planet,” Red Star’s statement said. “We are convinced, just like the people from Liverpool, Marko Grujic has the quality for a great club and that in England he can make a great career.”
“Everyone celebrated differently on Tuesday, there were 42,000 fans there and we could suspend them all (based on how they behaved),” he said.”We are not afraid of a suspension that will not happen.” Allegri can afford to drop Ronaldo in view of the Champions League quarters thanks to the 18-point lead his unbeaten side have at the top of Serie A ahead of their match with Genoa.Ronaldo is facing rape allegations dating from 2009. In the latest development in the case, Las Vegas police requested a DNA sample as part of their investigation. Ronaldo says he had a consensual relationship with a former model who lodged a complaint claiming she was raped at his hotel suite. Juventus team will miss the duties of Cristiano Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo helped Juventus to reach Champions League’s quarterfinals. Ronaldo will also be seen playing for the national side; Portugal after a gap of nine months. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: Juventus will miss the duties of striker Cristiano Ronaldo to their trip to Genoa. Cristiano Ronaldo, earlier helped Juventus reach Champions League quarter-final, netting a hat-trick in the second leg against Atletico. The Series A team, who was two down was overturned by him to help the aggregate score look 3-2 in his team’s favor. The coach Massimiliano said that the team doesn’t want to risk him in the next game, and in lieu of that, they have decided to rest him. He further said that before coming to this call he discussed the same with Ronaldo to which he agreed. “I’m leaving him at home, he had played a lot and he needs to rest. Right now it would be too risky to play him,” Allegri told reporters.”I don’t need to convince him. We spoke about it yesterday, I explained my point regarding the fixtures between now and the (Champions League) quarterfinals and he agreed.” Juve will take on Ajax next month after Ronaldo scored a sensational hat-trick to overturn a two-goal first-leg deficit against Atletico midweek and win 3-2 on aggregate. The Portuguese openly taunted the Atleti fans in the stands during the post-match celebrations, but Allegri said he was not worried about UEFA banning his star player for the clash with the resurgent Dutch side.
PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – A ruthless India crushed Sri Lanka inside three days in the final Test yesterday to complete a 3-0 whitewash in one of the most one-sided Test series in recent times.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and paceman Mohammed Shami shared seven wickets between them as the world’s top-ranked side shot out Sri Lanka for 181 to win by an innings and 171 runs.The beleaguered hosts, whose second innings ended shortly after the scheduled tea break, had been asked to follow-on after managing 135 in their first innings in reply to India’s 487.Ashwin picked up 4-68 in the second innings while Shami finished with 3-32 in an inspired bowling performance by India, who triumphed both in Galle and Colombo inside four days.“A good day, a good win for us. Very happy with the overall performance and it always feels nice to have convincing victories,” India captain Virat Kohli said at the presentation ceremony.“We are a young side. We look forward to playing Test cricket, we look forward to playing with the same excitement. That’s the only way you can be ruthless.”All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who scored his maiden Test hundred on Sunday, was adjudged man-of-the-match while opener Shikhar Dhawan, a last-minute replacement for Murali Vijay, was named player-of-the-series.Sri Lanka’s highest partnership of 65 came between captain Dinesh Chandimal, who made 36, and former skipper Angelo Mathews (35) while wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella scored a fluent 41.Their hopes of avoiding an innings loss rested on a solid start but Ashwin struck in his first over of the day to jolt the hosts.The off-spinner sent back opener Dimuth Karunaratne for 16 after Sri Lanka had resumed on 19-1. The left-hander was caught by Ajinkya Rahane at slip after getting a thick edge to a turning delivery.Nightwatchman Malinda Pushpakumara was caught behind off Shami who also dismissed Kusal Mendis for 12 to reduce the hosts to 38-4.Left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav broke the stand between Chandimal and Mathews when he dismissed the former through a bat-pad catch at short leg.Once Mathews was out leg-before to Ashwin, India’s win was merely a formality.“Our batting and bowling were below-par throughout the series,” Chandimal said after his team’s failure to make any of the Tests last full five days.“We have to be more patient and concentrate more.”The sides will now clash in five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 starting on Sunday.INDIA 1st innings 487 (S. Dhawan 119, H. Pandya 108, L. Rahul 85; L. Sandakan 5-132)SRI LANKA 1st innings 135 (K. Yadav 4-40)SRI LANKA 2nd innings (o/n 19-1)Dimuth Karunaratne c Rahane b R. Ashwin 16Upul Tharanga b U. Yadav 7Malinda Pushpakumara c Saha b Shami 1Kusal Mendis lbw b Shami 12Dinesh Chandimal c Pujara b K. Yadav 36Angelo Mathews lbw b R. Ashwin 35Niroshan Dickwella c Rahane b U. Yadav 41Dilruwan Perera c H. Pandya b R. Ashwin 8Lakshan Sandakan c Saha b Shami 8Vishwa Fernando not out 4Lahiru Kumara b R. Ashwin 10Extras: (b-2, nb-1) 3Total: (all out, 74.3 overs) 181Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-26, 3-34, 4-39, 5-104, 6-118, 7-138, 8-166, 9-168.Bowling: M. Shami 15-6-32-3 (nb-1), R. Ashwin 28.3-6-68-4, U. Yadav 13-5-21-2, K. Yadav 17-4-56-1, H. Pandya 1-0-2-0.
AD vs HAS match predictionAs per our AD vs HAS match prediction, HAS will be favourites to win the game and settle the series.Note: The AD vs HAS Dream11 match prediction is based on our own analysis. The AD vs HAS Dream11 team selection does not guarantee positive results. (COVER IMAGE: HOUSTON ASTROS / TWITTER) Written By Suraj Alva COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US Last Updated: 5th August, 2020 20:25 IST AD Vs HAS Dream11 Prediction, Team, Top Picks, Preview, MLB 2020 Live AD vs HAS Dream11 prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks will play Houston Astros at Chase Field as they look to wrap up the series in their second outing. WATCH US LIVE Arizona Diamondbacks (AD) will battle it out against Houston Astros (HAS) in the second game of the three-game Major League Baseball (MLB) series. The game will be played at Chase Field on Wednesday night (Thursday, August 6 at 6:40 AM IST). Here is our AD vs HAS Dream11 prediction and AD vs HAS Dream11 team.Also Read: Altuve, Correa Homer, Astros Tag Bumgarner, Diamondbacks 8-2AD vs HAS live: AD vs HAS Dream11 prediction and previewHouston Astros will be coming into the second game after roughing up Diamondbacks in the first of the series. Astros won the first game 8-2 thanks to some splendid performances from Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa who hit solo homers and George Springer, who added a two-run double. Houston will look to wrap up the series by winning the second game.Also Read: Retooled Marlins Triumphant In Return, Beat Orioles 4-0AD vs HAS Dream11 prediction: AD vs HAS Dream11 team, full squadsAD vs HAS Dream11 prediction: AD vs HAS Dream11 team: AD squadKole Calhoun, Jon Jay, Tim Locastro, Starling Marte, David Peralta, Cick Ahmed, Kevin Cron, Eduardo Escobar, Jake Lamb, Ketel Marte, Wyatt Mathisen, Josh Rojas, Ildemaro Vargas, Christian Walker, Andy Young, Milvino Bracho, Archie Bradley, Madison Bumgarner, Andrew Chafin, Taylor Clarke, Stefan Crichton, Jon Duplantier, Zac Gallen, Kevin Ginkel, Junior Guerra, Merrill Kelly, Yoan Lopez, Corbin Martin, Joel Payamps, Robbie Ray, Hector Rondon, Riley Smith, Bo Takahashi, Emilio Vargas, Luke Weaver, Taylor Widener, Alex Young, Joe Mantiply, Sarson Kelly, Stephen Vogt, John Hicks.Also Read: Piscotty Hits A’s 2nd Walkoff Slam This Year, Beats RangersAD vs HAS Dream11 prediction: AD vs HAS Dream11 team: HAS squadYordan Alvarez, Michael Brantley, Josh Reddick, George Springer, Myles Straw, Kyle Tucker, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, Aledmys Diaz, Yuli Gurriel, Taylor Jones, Jack Mayfield, Abraham Toro, Bryan Abreu, Rogelio Armenteros, Brandon Bailey, Joe Biagini, Brandon Bielak, Chris Devenski, Kent Emanuel, Zack Greinke, Josh James, Cristian Javier, Lance McCullers, Roberto Osuna, Enoli Paredes, Brad Peacock, Cionel Perez, Ryan Pressly, Austin Pruitt, Nivaldo Rodriguez, Andre Scrubb, Cy Sneed, Blake Taylor, Jose Urquidy, Framber Valdez, Justin Verlander, Dustin Garneau, Martin Maldonado, Garrett StubbsAlso Read: Márquez Strikes Out 9, Rockies Beat Giants 5-2AD vs HAS live: AD vs HAS probable lineupsAD vs HAS live: AD vs HAS probable line-up: ADKole Calhoun, Jon Jay, Tim Locastro, Starling Marte, David Peralta, Cick Ahmed, Kevin Cron, Eduardo Escobar, Jake LambAD vs HAS live: AD vs HAS probable line-up: HASKyle Tucker, Yordan Alvarez, Jose Altuve, Taylor Jones, Lance McCullers, Martin Maldonado, Michael Brantley, George Springer, Carlos CorreaAD vs HAS Dream11 team LIVE TV First Published: 5th August, 2020 20:25 IST
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