Female ‘ojek’ driver fights off robbers in Bekasi

first_imgA female app-based ojek (motorcycle taxi) driver has wowed netizens after CCTV footage of her fighting off two men who were trying to rob her went viral on social media.Dwi Wulan Meilani, 32, was reportedly dropping off a food order at a Bekasi housing complex in West Java at 3 a.m. on Sunday when the incident occurred.The CCTV footage shows her riding her motorcycle on a quiet road when two men, also on a motorbike, approach her from behind. One points a sickle at her and tries to grab hold of one of her handlebars but fails. He then pushes her and she falls to the ground. Leaping off the back of his bike, the robber rushes over to Dwi and snatches her smartphone from her hand. But she quickly gets up, runs after him, grabs on to his jacket and pulls him down to the ground before he can get back on his vehicle.His accomplice remains on the bike, likely shocked and confused, watching the entire scene unfold.Dwi and the robber grapple on the ground. He desperately tries to get away but she latches on to his jacket — which he decides to discard in order to make his escape.Nevertheless, she persisted. Read also: ‘Ojek’ drivers stand up against violent robbersShe chases after both the fleeing motorcycle and her attacker, who can be seen running away, leaving only his jacket behind.In the fray, Dwi managed to get back her smartphone — along with the robber’s sickle.“I just grabbed the sickle. And then I screamed and some young men came to help,” Dwi said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.Dwi asked the young men to chase the robbers but had already fled the scene.Meanwhile, Babelan Police chief Comr. Ramses Sitinjak said his officers would do everything they could to track down the perpetrators and the CCTV recording had been secured as evidence.He added that Dwi had decided against filing an official report about the incident because she had not been injured nor had she lost any of her belongings.“She said she was fine, so she didn’t file a report. However, we will investigate the attempted robbery as it has become viral.” (aly)Topics :last_img read more

Batesville resident to lead Versailles detectives

first_imgVersailles, In. — Indiana State Police superintendent Douglass Carter has announced the promotion of detective Kip Main to the rank of Sergeant. Main will take over as the Investigative Squad Leader of the Versailles District.Main is a 1989 graduate of Lawrenceburg High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV in 1993 with a degree Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology.  Main graduated from the 50th Indiana State Police Academy and was assigned to the Connersville Post.  In 1997, he transferred to the Versailles Post where he has served as a member of the Dive Team and ISP’s Riot Squad.  He has also trained other troopers as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, Field Training Officer, and Firearms Instructor.  Sgt. Main served as a Gaming Agent on the Belterra Casino from 2000 to 2002 before serving as a Detective for the Versailles Post from 2002 until his recent promotion. Main will now supervise a squad of detectives in the Versailles District which covers ten counties in Southeast Indiana.  Sgt. Main was selected after participating in a competitive Indiana State Police promotion process.  The process includes a written examination and oral interview.  Sgt. Main resides in Batesville, Indiana with his wife Cara.  Sgt. Main has three children in college and one in high school.last_img read more

Michigan Man Arrested after Marijuana Located During Traffic Stop

first_imgSeymour, IN—Monday night, a Michigan man was arrested after he was found to be in possession of a large amount of marijuana and marijuana extract during a traffic stop on I-65 in Jackson County, Indiana.At approximately 8:00 pm, Trooper Stephen Stoneking conducted a traffic stop on a 2018 Jeep Cherokee for multiple traffic violations on I-65 Southbound at the 50-mile marker, near Seymour, Indiana.  During the course of the traffic stop, Trp. Stoneking smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the passenger compartment of the vehicle.During a search of the vehicle, Trp. Stoneking and Trp. Paul Waller located numerous plastic bags containing in excess of 11 pounds of marijuana along with boxes containing nearly 300 jars of marijuana extract. Drug paraphernalia was also located in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, Jesse T. Brescia, age 29, Lansing, Michigan, was arrested on charges of Dealing over 10 pounds of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.He was transported to the Jackson County Jail where he was incarcerated pending his initial appearance in the Jackson County Circuit Court.last_img read more

Q-School wraps up with stories of joy in Girona

first_img The trio, who finished on 18-under par after the six-day marathon at the PGA Catalunya Resort, were among 27 players to have been awarded their European Tour cards for 2016. Englishman Matthew Southgate, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer in July, ended the day in tears after he booked his spot with a sixth-placed finish, while Ireland’s Paul Dunne also secured his 2016 card. Ulrich van den Berg, Adrian Otaegui and Daniel Im were crowned joint-winners of European Tour’s qualifying school final stage in Girona on Thursday. Press Associationcenter_img Dunne, leader of this year’s Open Championship after three rounds before finishing 30th, ended on 10-under par to be tied 13th. The English trio of Ross McGowan, the overnight leader, David Dixon and Richard McEvoy all regained their places on the European Tour. Edoardo Molinari,the Italian who formed part of Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup winning team in 2010, carded the best front-nine score – his final nine having started on the 10th – to finish with a three-under par 69 to claim his card. Southgate underwent surgery to remove cancerous cells in July which ruled him out of the game for two months. His two-year-old niece is also batting leukaemia. “What’s going on at home is very tough, but to be able to put a smile on my family’s face, you just can’t beat that,” said Southgate. “I’ve matured a lot through my situation, through the cards I have been dealt, but I’ve always been a fighter, and to get to the top level of golf again is absolutely fantastic. I am over the moon.” For South African Van den Berg, he will return to the top tier of European golf for the first time since earning his card here in 2007, before quitting the game following the death of his father. “It was a long, hard slog for a 40-year-old today, ” Van den Berg said. “I last did this Q-School in 2007 and I got through then, but I forgot how difficult it is. “I got off to a great start today and then went through the middle of the round where things got a little bit tight, but I made a great birdie on 14. Unfortunately I missed a seven-footer on the last to win the event outright, but it’s not about winning. “After I last got my card, I started 2008 very nicely but unfortunately my dad got pancreatic cancer so I decided to quit The European Tour after about eight events and sat with him until he passed away. I got a medical exemption in 2009 but I was a broken man that year. I haven’t been back since and this is my first time here since then so it’s a great moral victory for me.” last_img read more

Veteran West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle opts out of CPL

first_imgNew Delhi: Veteran West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle on Tuesday opted out of the 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), according to media reports. Gayle’s decision to do so comes just a day before the players’ draft, which was scheduled to take place on June 24. The tournament is currently scheduled to take place from August 18 to September 10, subject to approval from the government. According to the ESPNCricinfo report, Gayle opted out of the tournament citing personal reasons and he has reportedly already communicated his decision to the franchise. Gayle was set to play for the St. Lucia Zouks this term, as he had signed for them in April as their marquee player. Gayle has played for the Jamaica Tallawahs and St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the past. He has won the CPL title twice with the Tallawahs and played in the final with the Patriots in 2017. IANSAlso watch: Evening Bulletin | 23rd June, 2020last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe Rockets wasted James Harden’s triple-double of 30 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds while Russell Westbrook sat out the game.Houston is 1 ½ games behind the Jazz in the West and only one game ahead of Dallas for the Southwest Division lead.The Jazz picked up their fifth straight win as Bojan (BOY’-ahn) Bogdanovic furnished 32 points in their 111-105 decision over the Pistons. Donovan Mitchell scored 25 for Utah, which squandered a 22-point, first-half lead before going on an 18-2 run in the fourth quarter.The Jazz swept a four-game road trip that also included games against the Cavaliers, Knicks and Celtics.Checking out Saturday’s other NBA action: Update on the latest sports Hatton leads through 54ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tyrrell Hatton is the third-round leader at the Arnold Palmer Invitational as he seeks his first PGA Tour victory.Hatton braved strong winds in shooting a 1-over 73 that puts him two strokes ahead of Rory McIlroy and Marc Leishman. Hatton has earned four international victories during his career.McIlroy also shot a 73 to fall into a tie with Leishman, who carded a 72. Four others are within three strokes of the lead.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Also in the NBA:— Warriors guard Stephen Curry missed Saturday’s game against the 76ers because of the flu. The team also said that Curry is not at specific risk for COVID-19 or coronavirus.— The Pacers say point guard Malcolm Brogdon will be out indefinitely with a torn left hip muscle. Brogdon is listed as week to week.NHL-SCHEDULEFlyers extend win streak, stay tied with Caps — Dustin Brown had three goals and an assist in the Kings’ fifth straight win, 7-3 over the Wild. Blake Lizotte and Trevor Moore scored 53 seconds apart in the second period to help Los Angeles improve to 8-2-1 in its last 11 games.— The Rangers are three points out of a playoff berth after Travis Zajac (ZAY’-jak) and Kyle Palmieri each had a pair of goals in the Devils’ 6-4 win against New York. Blueshirts netminder Igor Shesterkin (shehs-TUR’-kihn) allowed five goals on 23 shots over two periods in his first game since sustaining a rib fracture in a car accident on Feb. 23.— Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist while the Panthers scored three times in the third period to down the Canadiens, 4-1. Chris Driedger (DREE’-gur) stopped 33 shots on a night Florida retired Roberto Luongo’s (loo-AHN’-gohz) jersey No. 1.— Chris Tierney atoned for his missed penalty shot by scoring 35 seconds into overtime to give the Senators their fourth win in five games, 2-1 at San Jose. Nick Paul also tallied and Craig Anderson stopped 31 shots as Ottawa took the opener of a five-game road trip.PGA-ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL Associated Press NBA tells teams to plan for empty arenasUNDATED (AP) — The NBA wants its teams to prepare to play games without fans if necessary because of the coronavirus crisis. The league circulated a memo to its teams Friday telling them to prepare in case it becomes necessary to play games without fans or media, as sports leagues in Europe have already done. The memo detailed potential actions that teams might need to take “if it were to become necessary to play a game with only essential staff present.”The memo, obtained by The Associated Press, says teams should identify which team and arena people would be needed to conduct games, and be able to communicate quickly with non-essential staff, as well as ticket holders and corporate partners.In other virus-related developments:— The Islanders and Hurricanes conducted postgame interviews outside their dressing rooms Saturday in an effort to avoid the spread of illness. Players convened in the hallway or near the corridor where the Islanders skate onto the ice. — Eric Paschall (PAS’-kul) scored 23 points, including a pair of free throws with 51.7 seconds remaining to push the Warriors past the 76ers, 118-114. Damion Lee finished with 24 points and six rebounds to help the Warriors end a 10-game home losing streak.— Kevin Love scored 27 points including the go-ahead basket with four minutes remaining as the Cavaliers downed the Nuggets, 104-102 to complete a sweep of the two-game season series. Collin Sexton also scored 27 points and Matthew Dellavedova (deh-lah-veh-DOH’-vah) had a career-high 14 assists to help Cleveland end a four-game losing streak.— Jonas Valanciunas (YOH’-nuhs val-ehn-CHOO’-nuhs) had 27 points and 17 rebounds in the Grizzlies’ fourth win in five games, 118-101 over the Hawks. Rookie Ja (jah) Morant added 24 points for Memphis, which led by 26 points at one point and held Atlanta to 33.7% shooting.— Bogdan Bogdanovic was productive in the Kings’ 123-111 thumping of the Trail Blazers, contributing 27 points, eight assists and five boards. Buddy Hield (heeld) dropped in 22 points and Harrison Barnes added 20 for Sacramento, which piled up 77 points in the first half.NBA-NEWS — Sam Merrill scored 17 of his 27 points in the second half, including a contested 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left to lift Utah State to a 59-56 victory over No. 5 San Diego State in the Mountain West Tournament championship. Neemias Queta scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half for the Aggies, who trailed 27-11 in the first half and at one point went nearly 13 minutes without making a field goal.— Sixth-ranked Kentucky rallied from 18 down to beat Florida, 71-70 at Gainesville. Nick Richards scored 17 of his 19 points after halftime to help the Wildcats avoid their first losing streak in three months.— No. 7 Florida State clinched the ACC regular-season title with its 16th consecutive home win, 80-62 against Boston College. Balsa Koprivica (koh-prih-VEET’-suh) posted 15 points and Dominik Olejniczak (oh-LAY’-nee-chuhk) had 14 points as the Seminoles finished 16-4 in the conference.— No. 22 Virginia picked up its eighth straight win as Mamadi Diakite (MAH’-mah-dee dee-ah-KEE’-tay) contributed 17 points and eight rebounds to a 57-54 downing of 10th-ranked Louisville. Kihei (KEE’-hay) Clark posted 18 points had a team-high 18 points for the Cavaliers, whose late-season surge allowed them to finish in a tie for second in the ACC.— Marcus Zegarowski made all five of his 3-pointers and finished with 23 points to lead 11th-ranked Creighton to a 77-60 victory against No. 8 Seton Hall and a share of the Big East regular-season title. The Bluejays finished the game on a 21-6 run, won for the 11th time in 13 games and came away with the top seed in next week’s conference tournament. Devon Dotson had 17 points and the Jayhawks finished 17-1 in the conference by defeating Texas Tech, 66-62. Udoka Azubuike (oo-DOH’-kah az-ah-BOO’-kay) was the key man for the Jayhawks, providing 15 points, 11 rebounds and a putback with 1:41 left that put them ahead to stay.Baylor’s chance for a share of the conference title ended when the Mountaineers used a big second half to down the fourth-ranked Bears, 76-64. West Virginia went on a 21-5 run and held Baylor without a field goal for eight minutes midway through the second half.Emmitt Matthews scored a season-high 18 points and freshman Oscar Tshiebwe (SHEEB’-way) added 16 with 12 rebounds for WVU.In other top 25 games Saturday:— Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) contributed 27 points and third-ranked Dayton rolled George Washington 76-51 to finish the regular season with its school-record 29th victory. Jalen Crutcher added 21 points on 5-for-8 shooting from 3-point range in the Flyers’ 20th straight win, matching the team mark set in 1951-52.center_img Kenny Atkinson out as Nets coachUNDATED (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have made a surprising coaching change with the team on track for a second consecutive playoff berth.The Nets have parted company with Kenny Atkinson and put assistant Jacque Vaughn in charge for the rest of the season. The move comes with the team 28-34 and seventh in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.General manager Sean Marks says it was a mutual decision.Atkinson was 118-190 in 3 1/2 seasons of his first NBA head coaching job. The Flyers begin their game two points behind Washington.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Tampa Bay ended the Bruins’ four-game losing streak as Anthony Cirelli and Mikhail Sergachev (SUR’-gah-chehv) scored short-handed goals just 62 seconds apart in the first period of the Lightning’s 5-3 victory at Boston. David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nahk) scored his 48th goal for the Bruins, who trailed 3-0 after one period and watched their lead in the Atlantic Division shrink to seven points over the Bolts.— The Predators pulled out a 1-0 win over the Stars as Juuse Saros (YOO’-see SAH’-rohs) blanked Dallas for the second straight game. Ryan Ellis scored a power-play goal in support of Saros, who made 37 saves in his fourth shutout of the season and 11th overall.— Vincent Trochek’s first goal as a Hurricane was the game-winner 1:36 into overtime as Carolina downed the Islanders, 3-2 to end a four-game skid. Josh Bailey tied it with 4:58 left in regulation before New York fell to 0-3-3 in its last six games. NBA-SCHEDULERockets lose againCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Houston Rockets have fallen another game behind Utah in the battle for the fourth seed in the NBA’s Western Conference and home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Rockets have lost three straight after winning six straight and 10 of 12.Terry Rozier scored 24 points and had six assists for the fast-starting Hornets in a 108-99 win over the Rockets. Charlotte roared ahead 20-0 while Houston missed five 3-pointers and committed eight turnovers on its first 12 possessions.Devonte Graham had 23 points and PJ Washington added 22 to help the Hornets end a three-game losing streak. UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have retained their share of first place in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division by earning their ninth consecutive win.Claude Giroux’s second goal of the game snapped a 1-1 tie midway through the third period of the Flyers’ 3-1 victory at Buffalo. Carter Hart turned back 38 shots in winning his seventh straight decision and 10th in his last 11 games.Both the Flyers and Capitals top the division with 89 points.Washington kept pace with a 5-2 win over the Penguins as Nic Dowd scored twice for the first multi-goal game of his career. Nicklas Backstrom, Richard Panik and TJ Oshie (OH’-shee) also scored to back Braden Holtby, who stopped 26 shots in the Caps’ fifth victory in their last 14 games.The Penguins lost for the seventh time in nine games to fall five points behind the Capitals. Sidney Crosby scored for the third straight game and Evgeni Malkin notched his 22nd for Pittsburgh. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditT25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEJayhawks take outright Big 12 crownUNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Kansas has wrapped up the Big 12 regular-season title with a little help from West Virginia. — Vernon Carey Jr. poured in 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead 12th-ranked Duke to an 89-76 win against arch-rival North Carolina. Tre Jones had 21 points and Cassius Stanley added 19 as the Blue Devils finished in a second-place tie with Virginia in the ACC.— Jermaine Samuels had a 3-point play with 5.6 seconds left as No. 14 Villanova survived a late scare to defeat Georgetown 70-69. Saddiq Bey (sah-DEEK’ bay) led the Wildcats with 18 points.— Samir Doughty made eight of 13 3-pointers and finished with 32 points as 17th-ranked Auburn beat Tennessee 85-63 to end a two-game slide. Doughty finished one off his career high in points, going 10 of 17 from the floor overall.— Miller Kopp provided 22 points and Northwestern pulled away in the second half to beat No. 20 Penn State, 80-69. The Wildcats scored a season-high 46 points in the second half and ended a seven-game home losing streak.— Nate Reuvers (REE’-vurs) scored 17 points and No. 24 Wisconsin held Indiana to just one basket over the final 10 minutes of a 60-56 comeback over the Hoosiers. The win gives the Badgers at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season crown. March 7, 2020 — The Giants, Nationals, A’s and other teams are taking Major League Baseball’s recommendation and pre-signing cards and baseballs to hand out to fans, cutting down on interactions around the ballpark. At the Giants’ complex in Scottsdale, Arizona, stadium personnel disinfected railings shortly before fans arrived for an afternoon game against the White Sox, and the team is spending extra time sanitizing around the clubhouse and other facilities.— The women’s world hockey championships in Canada have been canceled because of the virus. The two-week tournament was set to open March 31, with venues in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia. The 2003 tournament scheduled for Beijing was called off because of the SARS outbreak in China.last_img read more

Dining hall will offer kosher meals

first_imgKosher dinners will be made available to Jewish students three nights a week in the USC Village dining hall starting March 20, according to an email sent to a list of students with dietary restrictions for religious reasons. From the moment he arrived on campus, Shayan Kohanteb, a freshman studying business administration and an Orthodox Jewish student, noticed a lack of food he could eat in the dining halls. Since then, he’s been working with others to get kosher options in USC dining halls.Kohanteb, now an Undergraduate Student Government senator-elect, said Varun Soni, the dean of religious life, and Rabbi Dov Wagner from the Chabad Jewish Student Center, have helped him greatly in this process. “Dean Soni sat down with me in the very beginning and really heard me out,” Kohanteb said.  “We’ve been really pushing and working with Housing. It has to be said how much help they’ve done.”Wagner said that prior to the change, he would pick up food from different Kosher restaurants around Los Angeles and deliver it to students three nights a week. Since the beginning of the semester, the Office of Religious Life has been subsidizing these meals, Wagner said. He said that there are approximately 75 Orthodox students on campus and another 50 to 100 who eat only kosher meat. About 15 Orthodox students who are on meal plans will be able to take advantage of this new change. Wagner said this will be the first time there is fresh kosher food available for students on campus. According to the email sent to students, Beverly Hills Kosher will deliver food to the dining hall every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night. Beverly Hills Kosher will also provide sandwiches, salads and other kosher options to the Seeds Marketplace at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.The cashier’s desk in the Village dining hall will have a list of students, along with their ID numbers, allowing students to receive their meals, according to the email. Students who wish to be added to the list are instructed to contact Kohentab directly. Wagner said that adding Kosher meals to dining halls is a step toward becoming a more inclusive campus. “The availability of kosher foods speaks also to how students who observe kosher feel accepted in this university community,” Wagner said. “I think it’s an important value at USC to celebrate diversity and to be welcoming to students of all kinds of backgrounds.”Kohanteb said he’s grateful for these new options, but will continue to work to have kosher options for students more than three nights a week, and to provide halal options for Muslim students.“No matter how grateful I am,” Kohanteb said. “I always look toward progressing this way past where it is now to the point where we have a long-term, sustainable program on campus.”last_img read more

Going for Gold: In Tokyo, the new comes at the expense of the historic

first_imgFrom popular sports like track and field to lesser-known games such as handball, many of the sports at the Olympics have a long history and tradition of memorable moments, athletes and events. Baseball is not entirely new to the Olympics. Actually, from 1992-2008, baseball was played at each Summer Olympics until the International Olympic Committee decided to remove it from the games — a controversial decision because of baseball’s worldwide appeal. Baseball in particular holds a special place in my heart. I have been a fan for as long as I can remember. Since fifth grade I’ve been a Seattle Mariners fan, and I still remember coming home from school every spring afternoon and watching baseball games for hours on end. Nathan Hyun is a sophomore writing about the 2020 Olympics. His column, “Going for Gold,” runs every other Wednesday. In 1896, the inaugural Olympics hosted a grand total of nine sports, all of which are still played at the Games today. Now, 124 years later, that number has grown to 33. Many of these new sports, skateboarding and surfing included, distract from traditional sports. Even though they’re exciting and fun to watch, that doesn’t necessarily mean they should be hosted at what might be the world’s most significant international sports event.  The intent of the IOC to favor what’s popular over what’s tradition has played out in other sports as well. In February 2013, the committee decided to remove wrestling from the 2020 Games, causing an uproar among many fans. After widespread outrage, only months passed before the IOC reinstated the sport. I understand that the IOC believes it is working within its best interests when making decisions like this, but for fans of Olympic tradition like myself, it hurts to see the seeming lack of recognition the IOC has demonstrated toward this tradition.center_img The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo is expected to continue this tradition with the addition of a number of new sports. Baseball, softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing will all enter the mix this July. According to IOC spokesperson Mark Adams, the decision to remove wrestling was not because anything was wrong with wrestling but was because it detracted from the attention given to the Game’s other sports.  One of the biggest reasons for removing baseball was due to the fact that MLB players were not allowed to participate in the games. Removing MLB players from the equation also meant removing the best players in the world. With its reintroduction to the Games in 2020, many fans are elated to see one of the Olympics’ most storied sports return.  However, other decisions made by the IOC have been made without paying much attention to the history of the games. New sports like sport climbing and surfing have been added with the hope that they will allow younger athletes to compete. As beneficial as this may be for the next generation of athletes, the Committee’s additions reveal an inconsistent record of upholding the history of the Olympics. It is clear that the IOC is adding and doing away with sports purely to adjust to the changing sports interests of newer generations. That’s not bad in and of itself, but it shouldn’t be the sole motivating factor behind the IOC’s decisions. It is a welcome development that the Olympics is trying to attract and adapt to a greater age demographic, but progress isn’t always made by abandoning tradition. The IOC is focusing more on adopting to new preferences rather than upholding the traditions of the Games.last_img read more

Turkish club Besiktas deny Ronaldinho deal

first_imgTurkish and Brazilian media reported that the two-time FIFA world player of the year had agreed to terms with the Super Lig side.Besiktas have denied reports claiming Ronaldinho has signed with the Turkish club.In a New Year’s day statement on their official website, Besiktas described talks in Istanbul with Ronaldinho’s brother and agent Roberto Assis as a “courtesy meeting”.Earlier, Turkish and Brazilian media reported that the two-time FIFA world player of the year had agreed to terms with the Super Lig side.Ronaldinho has long been a Besiktas target and was reportedly close to joining the club last August.The 33-year-old’s contract with Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro expired on December 31. Atletico officials say talks over a new deal will begin this week.last_img read more

Black Queens hold Egypt away in Olympic Games qualifier

first_imgGhana’s senior women’s team, the Black Queens, fought out a 1-1 draw with Egypt in their search for a ticket to the 2016 Olympic Games.Ghana played away from home in the first leg of the second round of the qualifiers at the Petro Sports Club Stadium in Cairo on Saturday.It was the Black Queens who conceded a goal in the first half before rallying back to pull level through winger Portia Boakye.The Yusif Basigi-coached side, tagged favourites for this tie, return home with an important away goal for the second leg scheduled for the Accra Stadium next weekend.Should Ghana, who are chasing their first Olympic Games appearance, go on to eliminate Egypt, they will set up an all-important clash against either Guinea Bissau or Cameroon at the third and final round of the qualifiers.Two teams will qualify to represent Africa at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Black Queens Starting XI:Patricia Mantey – Hillia Koblah, Rosemary Ampem, Cynthia Adobea, Janet Egyir – Juliet Acheampong, Mercy Myles, Elizabeth Addo, Portia Boakye – Jane Ayieyam, Faiza Ibrahimlast_img read more