The construction taking place at Binghamton right now is subsurface work. The bleachers and dugouts have been removed from the stadium, in addition to everything else surrounding the field. “Just to be able to see some progress and change at a time when we’re pretty much as a society you know, kind of stalled and certainly as an athletic department kind of paused right now,” he said. “So it’s good in that way.” Construction started later than planned, due to the pandemic and initial bids coming in higher than expected. Ultimately, Binghamton Athletic Director Patrick Elliot said it was only delayed four to five weeks. Elliot is anticipating the entire project will be complete by January of 2023. “With a project this complex and this big, you send bids out and sometimes you get information back perhaps, you know the interpretation of some of the items aren’t exactly what you need,” said Elliot. “Having kind of a reiteration of that is somewhat normal as I understand, just to kind of clarify the project.” VESTAL (WBNG) — Construction is underway at Binghamton University’s baseball complex. This is part of phase one of the project, which will feature a new clubhouse, offices and the stadium itself. Elliot said they expect that to be completed by January, 2022. Under phase two, a new indoor training facility will be built. Phase two will take an additional year to complete. “That spring, we would be practicing here and we’d be opening it up,” said Elliot. In February, Binghamton received 60 million dollars from an anonymous donor to completely transform the baseball facilities. Elliot said he is relieved the significant project is finally underway. The Binghamton baseball team is currently using NYSEG Stadium for practices. If there is a 2021 season, the team will play games there as well.
Khofifah said on Sunday that the letter was addressed only to Al Akbar mosque despite language that seemed to address all of the mosques in the province. Khofifah, chairwoman of Nahdlatul Ulama’s (NU) women’s wing Muslimat, defended the policy, citing examples of Islamic law that supported the policy. Read also: COVID-19: Govt plans to loosen PSBB regulations, starting with transportationShe said the letter was preceded by suggestions from the East Java branches of NU and the Muslim Ulema Council (MUI) that requested the reopening of mosques in East Java for mass prayers. MUI East Java secretary Ainul Yaqin told the Post that the council had requested that the government provide Muslims with a detailed map of confirmed COVID-19 cases in which the designation of green or red zones was made at a more local level – not by regency or municipality. “Many villages in red zone regencies, for example, are still free of confirmed cases. Muslims in those villages should feel free to join mass prayers at nearby mosques,” he said. Ainul said the request was driven by the fact that the government had given permits to factories to stay in operation even in areas under PSBB. “Factory workers go to work every day, but mosques are closed. Where can they do their daily prayers while they are not at home?” he said. Windu, however, warned that the MUI’s argument for using a smaller scale to determine whether a village was free from confirmed COVID-19 cases was dangerous, citing the government’s low testing ratio, which had likely not captured the full extent of the outbreak. “We can rely on the government data on confirmed cases only if the government can conduct mass tests at a reasonable ratio [of the population]. Now, the testing ratio is only about 400 tests per 1 million people. So how can we determine which areas are really free of cases?” he said. Windu said the provincial administration’s loose policy had been caused by the central government’s inconsistency, such as giving permits to factories to stay in operation in regions under PSBB. East Java is the second-hardest-hit province in the country, with 2,150 confirmed cases and 211 confirmed fatalities as of Sunday. All of its 38 cities and regencies have been declared red zones, with at least one confirmed case each. Greater Surabaya, the hardest-hit region in the province with 1,059 cases and 122 fatalities, has extended PSBB until May 25.Meanwhile, Greater Malang, consisting of the city of Malang, Malang regency and Batu city, imposed PSBB on Sunday.Read also: COVID-19 kills elderly, haunts the young in IndonesiaWindu said his team had suggested on May 1 that PSBB be imposed in the entire province because the virus had continued to spread. “We suggested PSBB for the entire province before all the cities and regencies in East Java were declared red zones. The number of PDP [patients under surveillance] in East Java is very high, almost 5,000, stretching throughout the province,” he said, adding that PDPs had more than a 60 percent chance of having been infected. He said that the official case fatality rate (CFR) in East Java was one of the highest in the country at 9.81 percent, far above the national CFR of around 6 percent. As of Sunday, East Java had 4,943 PDPs with a province-wide fatality rate of 9.59 percent, or 474 deaths. The number of people under monitoring (ODP) was 22,734. However, Windu said the team had stopped advocating for PSBB after reading the provincial administration’s letter to the mosques. He said the team from UNAIR would continue to give advice to the government despite the unproductive policy, which was not in line with social restrictions. “The government should conduct mass testing and make sure that those who are positive for the virus are properly quarantined,” he said. “All PDPs and most ODPs must be tested.”In East Java, which has a population of about 40 million, at least 80,000 people should be tested, he said “That equals 2,000 tests per 1 million people, a minimum ratio. The US testing ratio is 200,000 per 1 million people, and South Korea’s is 15,000 to 20,000 tests per 1 million people,” he said. Topics : Epidemiologists from Airlangga University (UNAIR) in Surabaya have strongly criticized the East Java provincial administration’s policy to allow mosques in Greater Surabaya to perform congregational prayers, including upcoming Idul Fitri mass prayers, saying the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the area would be rendered useless by the breach. “With the letter, the extended PSBB in Greater Surabaya and a new PSBB in Greater Malang have become useless as efforts to flatten the curve,” epidemiologist Windu Purnomo, who leads a team of epidemiologists from UNAIR’s public health faculty, told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.Greater Surabaya consists of the city of Surabaya as well as its two satellite regencies, Gresik and Sidoarjo. “It’s better to cancel the two PSBBs because it will give additional burdens to the people but will be of no use in flattening the curve.”Windu said the provincial administration’s policy revealed its lack of seriousness in the mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic using a scientific approach. The East Java provincial administration sent a letter to Al Akbar Mosque on Thursday signed by administration secretary Heru Tjahjono on behalf of Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa allowing the largest mosque in Surabaya to hold mass prayers during Ramadan, including the upcoming Idul Fitri prayer, in accordance with physical distancing rules. The letter stated that the same health protocols should be implemented during mass prayers in other mosques and in open spaces.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a foundation-laying ceremony for a Hindu temple on Wednesday, organizers said, even though his interior minister has contracted COVID-19.Amit Shah, who is Modi’s top lieutenant as well as India’s interior minister, was admitted to a private hospital near Delhi on Sunday, four days after attending a cabinet meeting at which the prime minister was present.But preparations are continuing for Modi to visit a temple that is being built in honor of Hindu god-king Ram in the northern town of Ayodhya, said the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, which is building at the site of a mosque that was razed nearly three decades ago. Topics : Indian government data on Monday showed 52,972 new coronavirus patients had been registered in the previous 24 hours, taking India’s total to 1.8 million – the third highest in the world after the United States and Brazil.With 771 new deaths, COVID-19 has now killed 38,135 people in India, including a minister on Sunday in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief, Mike Ryan, praised India’s efforts to beef up testing but expressed concern about a high positive rate, estimated at 12.5 percent.”It does demonstrate that the disease is still circulating intensely,” he told a Geneva briefing.Shah’s admission to a private hospital drew criticism on social media in a country where public health infrastructure is creaking after years of under-investment. An aide said Shah was paying for his treatment and wanted to reduce pressure on government hospitals. Modi’s office did not respond to an email seeking comment, but the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, another group involved in the temple’s construction at a site long disputed with Muslims, said Modi would make the visit.Sources familiar with the situation said an official announcement on the visit was expected on Tuesday.The sources dismissed undue concern about others falling ill after Shah, saying social distancing rules had been followed at last week’s cabinet meeting at Modi’s residence.It was not immediately clear whether Modi and others who attended had subsequently been tested for COVID-19.
BusinessLifestyleNewsRegional OECS Commission Facilitates Travel and Employment in Canada for 180 Nationals by: – May 14, 2020 Share Share Tweet 179 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Ongoing travel restrictions as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic have created challenges the world over. The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP) is no exception, suffering significant setbacks since farmers have been unable to travel.Cognisant of the economic implications of a contracted programme and wary of the health risks of travelling, the OECS Commission – through its Eastern Caribbean Liaison Service (ECLS) – worked closely with the Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Services (FARMS), CanAg Travel Services, the Government of Canada and Sunwing Airlines to facilitate the safe passage of 180 OECS nationals to Canada, via a chartered flight, on Tuesday, 12 May 2020.Stringent COVID-19 ‘Health and Safety’ protocols were established prior to the departure of the workers. These protocols were implemented locally, by the respective Ministry of Labour, with support from the Ministry of Health and the Police force; and in Canada by the ECLS, in collaboration with Canadian authorities.The key Health and Safety protocols were as follows:Covid-19 testing prior to departure so that test results can be presented on arrival in Canada;Workers provided with travel kits containing face masks, disposable gloves and hand sanitiser;Workers to be quarantined for 14 days on arrival in Canada – WITH FULL PAY;Additional supplementary insurance to cover workers for all eventualities, including with COVID-19;Farm accommodations have been sanitised under the supervision of Canadian Health authorities and the ECLS; andEach farm has an appointed worker representative and is part of a WhatsApp group with the ECLS team in Canada with 24-hour hotline support.The OECS Commission via the ECLS, ensured that all 180 workers were welcomed and assisted on arrival in Canada, by the Head, ECLS, Mr. Olaf Fontenelle and the ECLS team – who will ensure the wellbeing of all OECS farm workers while employed in Canada.OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules, commended all parties involved on the success of this initial charter flight stating,“Healthy multilateral collaboration between the OECS Commission, the Government of Canada and the Governments of participating OECS Member States made it possible for these seasonal agricultural workers to benefit from their annual contracts, at a time when OECS economies are most vulnerable and sustaining employment is essential.”“On behalf of the OECS Commission, I wish to thank the Canadian High Commission in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, the Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Services (FARMS), Global Affairs Canada and the Temporary Foreign Worker Directorate of the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, for the valuable support provided to transition to work these 180 OECS workers on this initial charter flight – amid COVID-19. I also express gratitude to our Member States, recognising cooperation with Ministries of Labour, for diligently adhering to the stringent health and safety measures put in place for the wellbeing of all.”“Finally, I also wish to thank OECS farm workers for their continued commitment to the programme and their contribution to our economies.”
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Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Brian Schoenbaum, Killeen, Texas, 496; 2. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 469; 3. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, 345; 4. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, 319; 5. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 314; 6. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 313; 7. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 256; 8. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, 253; 9. William Creese, Springtown, Texas, 236; 10. Kody Crofutt, Dublin, Texas, 228; 11. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 223; 12. Randy McNorton Jr., Alvord, Texas, 201; 13. Ryan Whisenant, Stephenville, Texas, 198; 14. Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 195; 15. Billy Butcher, Boyd, Texas, 193; 16. Randall Carty, Dallas, Texas, 137; 17. Johnny Clark, Cleburne, Texas, and James Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, both 136; 19. Jason Magouirk, Fort Worth, Texas, 134; 20. Frank Lackey, Joshua, Texas, 131. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 153; 2. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 115; 3. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 110; 4. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 109; 5. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 100; 6. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 91; 7. Travis “Blake” Cunningham, Silsbee, Texas, 89; 8. Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, 87; 9. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 85; 10. Theresa Waller, Montgomery, Texas, 83; 11. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 75; 12. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 74; 13. Johnny Brown, Mauriceville, Texas, 72; 14. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 71; 15. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 70; 16. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., and Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., each 66; 19. Beau Smith, Pearland, Texas, 65; 20. Jerry “Butch” David, Geismar, La., 63. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 507; 2. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 489; 3. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 465; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 374; 5. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 357; 6. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 306; 7. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 299; 8. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 291; 9. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 252; 10. Kaden Honeycutt, Willow Park, Texas, 224; 11. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 209; 12. John “Jay” Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 204; 13. Austin Moore, Axtell, Texas, 203; 14. Cory Williams, Tahoka, Texas, 199; 15. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 197; 16. Jared Baird, Norman, Okla., 194; 17. Kyle Robinson, Pilot Point, Texas, 191; 18. Michael Martin, Kaufman, Texas, 189; 19. David Bolf, Wichita Falls, Texas, 183; 20. Brandon Geurin, Robinson, Texas, 167. IMCA Modifieds – 1. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 455; 2. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 417; 3. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 413; 4. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 395; 5. Jeff “Bubba” Stafford Jr., Wittmann, Ariz., 354; 6. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 352; 7. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., and Don Gumke, Jamestown, N.D., both 349; 9. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 345; 10. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 323; 11. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 317; 12. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas, 315; 13. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 311; 14. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 310; 15. David Goode Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 298; 16. Jeffrey Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 294; 17. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 291; 18. Don Banker, Austin, Texas, 272; 19. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 266; 20. Guy Norton, Glendale, Ariz., 252. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 589; 2. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 485; 3. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 448; 4. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 444; 5. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 431; 6. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 396; 7. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 364; 8. Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla., 363; 9. William “Joey” McCullough, Phoenix, Ariz., 354; 10. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 347; 11. Gary Williams, Bonham, Texas, 340; 12. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 329; 13. Tyler Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 327; 14. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 301; 15. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 274; 16. Ryan Powers, Joshua, Texas, 271; 17. Douglas Kennemer, Rhome, Texas, 263; 18. Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas, 258; 19. Gene Henrie, Cedar City, Utah, 251; 20. Kyle Falck, Decorah, Iowa, 245. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 565; 2. David Jones, Chandler, Ariz., 422; 3. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 411; 4. Cole Carver, Apache Junction, Ariz., 394; 5. Michael Egurola Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 372; 6. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 351; 7. Heath Dry, Phoenix, Ariz., 343; 8. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 320; 9. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 319; 10. Tate Johnson, Homestead, Montana, 314; 11. Ty Weidner, Chandler, Ariz., 309; 12. Bryan Miller, Glendale, Ariz., 269; 13. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 263; 14. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, and Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., both 257; 16. Brandyn Johnson, Mesa, Ariz., 252; 17. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 244; 18. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 242; 19. Ryan Moser, Englewood, Colo., 219; 20. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 207. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Joe Peterson, Chandler, Ariz., 182; 2. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 174; 3. Bradley Stafford, Glendale, Ariz., 143; 4. Nathan DeRagon, Peoria, Ariz., 139; 5. Kyle Cardinal, Paradise Valley, Ariz., 137; 6. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 116; 7. Max Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 104; 8. Gerald Spalding Jr., Andrews, Texas, 79; 9. Garrett Hager, Hays, Kan., Cory Stone, Lovington, N.M., and Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., each 78; 12. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 76; 13. Kent Husted, Sioux City, Iowa, 75; 14. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 74; 15. Spencer Hilbrink, Stockton, Kan., and Shawn Stone, Lovington, N.M., both 70; 17. Ricky Yeley, Hobbs, N.M., 69; 18. David Males, Roswell, N.M., and Ashton Hayes, Hobbs, N.M., both 68; 20. Jimmy III Breeding, Seminole, Texas, 67.
Robert E. Harves 92, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Monday June 3, 2019.He was born January 1, 1927 in Aurora, IN, son of the late Edward and Anna (Longcamp) Harves.He worked as a Construction Worker for R. Bennet Construction, retiring after over 20 years of service.Bob was a 50 year Mason with the Aurora Masonic Lodge #51. He was a 1945 Aurora High School Graduate, a member of the Antique Farm Club, Hillforest Historical Foundation and the Fine Art Foundation.Bob never met a stranger, and would talk to anyone and everyone. Cattle farming was his hobby along with wood working and refinishing furniture. Bob even helped build 2 of the children’s houses which they are currently living in. He was an avid sports fan, he especially loved basketball and Nascar. He enjoyed vacations, gardening and working on cars. Bob was also an animal lover, particularly cats and dogs. Christmas was Bob’s favorite time of the year, he loved spending time with his friends and family and he will be greatly missed.Robert is survived by his loving spouse of almost 65 years Natalie Harves (Osborne), children, Ann (Ron) Bildner of Ponchatoula, LA, Sue (Gregg) Cutter of Aurora, IN, Ric (Tracy) Harves of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Brandy Bildner, Leigh Ann (Jose) Gonzalez, Brad Cutter, Brooke (Justin) Ricketts, Linsey (Joe) Abplanalp, Adam Harves, Nicholas Harves; great-grandchildren, Taylor Bildner, Gabriella Gonzalez, and baby Ricketts due in December.He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Edwin and Leona Harves.Friends will be received Thursday, June 6, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana. Masonic services will be held Thursday evening.A Celebration of Life will be held at Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church at 9813 Mt. Sinai Rd., Aurora, Indiana on Friday June 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm with Pastor LaJo Dunbar and Pastor Robert Northcutt officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Dearborn County Farm Club or the Switzerland County EMS. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Odion Ighalo has refused to be drawn into speculation surrounding his future at Manchester United, and believes football must come secondary to health amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The 30-year-old has enjoyed a successful stint at Old Trafford since a surprise loan move was completed in January, but could find his time at his boyhood club cut short due to the world health pandemic. Ighalo’s six-month loan spell could expire before action resumes, but the ex-Nigerian international is adamant that discussing his future would be insensitive. After scoring four goals in all competitions since leaving Shanghai Shenhua, both Ighalo and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have hinted that the deal could be turned permanent. But currently, the frontman’s terms are set to run out on June 30 and football appears increasingly unlikely to have restarted by that point. However, Ighalo stressed that he is not thinking about his own predicament, and said that the pandemic sweeping across the world must be prioritised ahead of sport. When questioned over his contract dilemma, Ighalo told The Sun: “Talking about other things now will not only be selfish but terribly insensitive. I don’t even think about it. “The challenge before us now is not a football one, but a global one. “You can’t put football before health challenges. What matters right now is to keep safe and pray for those battling with the virus to recover fully. “This is another reminder for us to share love in this world. Continue to show kindness to one another because a problem facing one is a problem to all.” United have cancelled all first-team training sessions indefinitely after the top flight was postponed until April 30 at the earliest. Ighalo added: “We are all working individually away from the training ground and staying fit at home. “Of course I miss football, like other players and fans. But lives matter. “Staying safe and alive is our biggest game in the world now – and we all have a role to play in it.’ The former Watford ace experienced first-hand how coronavirus has rocked the sporting world after originally completing his switch to United. Ighalo had been forced to spend two weeks away from the rest of his new teammates after flying out from China due to precautions surrounding the spread of the virus.Tags: Manchester UnitedOdion IghaloOld TraffordOle Gunnar SolskjaerThe Sun
Carberry was replacing her brother Paul on Noel Meade’s Another Palm in the Ulster Grand National, but the grey only got as far as the second fence before unseating his pilot. Speaking on Thursday afternoon, Meade said: “Nina’s going for an operation on her shoulder tomorrow. They are going to put a pin in her collarbone. I don’t know at this stage how long she will be out for. Thankfully she’s not in that much pain now and we’ll know a lot more after the operation.” Press Association Nina Carberry is facing an operation on her shoulder after a nasty incident at Downpatrick on Wednesday.
Against all odds, Nigeria became the first African country to qualify for the last eight stage of the World Cup after defeating Greece by 57 points to 56.Despite D’Tigress 15 to 7 points lead early in the game, the Greeks clawed their way back into reckoning to tie the contest at 15 points heading into the 2nd quarter.The progression thus means that D’Tigress will be up against defending champion, USA, Friday.But Elonu has assured teeming Nigerian followers of the tournament that the team will prove a hard nut to crack against the red-hot favourites.“It may look like fairy-tale for everyone because we did not know what to except from the World Cup as none of us had been here before. It’s just a ride that we are taking and I’m happy for us because we’ve been through a lot and our motto was to stay together and we stayed together,” remarked the Euro League Women regular moments after the win against Greece Thursday.“Greece is a really tough team. I don’t know how we pulled it off, but I’m beyond happy and proud. It ranks really high in my career (as a win) just because of this group of girls. They are my family.“The national team is who you are and your culture. It just resonates so much stronger than any other team – not to take anything away from any other team.“But here, the girls, what we’ve been through and what we’ve had to fight through just to get here, preparations, treatment – it’s been really hard.“But the way that we stick together and have fun off the court, on the court, this is just a great moment and when we face USA in the next match, we hoped to hold ourselves together and as a unit it is possible,” she remarked.Elonu was also quick to hand credit to coach Otis Hughley Jnr for the way he has organised the unit on the floor for this global test.“We own our coach a lot because the mentality with which we are playing so far in this competition is quite different meaning coach Hughley no doubt had made a huge progression to the team,” she pointed out.The win yesterday in the biggest of Spain’s Canary Island had elevated the Nigerian team from mere participant to a major force at the on going event.Having beaten European powerhouse Turkey earlier in the week, they not only followed it up against Argentina, they made a Euro-double by pipping Greece with a point margin in a dramatic quarter final berth.In the tension soaked match, Sarah Imovbioh replaced injured Aisha Mohammed who until her injury had been sensational for Nigeria averaging 10 points per game.Kalu Ezinne and Evelyn Akhator led the D’Tigress scorers chart with 14 points while Promise Amukarama weighed in with 13points.Akhator once again emerged the top performer for the team with 14 points, 13 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 assists.With about 30 seconds to the end of the game and Greece leading by a point, Elo Edema caught a rebound before being fouled. She converted the resulting 2 free throws to give the D’Tigress 57points to 56 lead.The game which was only tied in the first quarter saw the D’Tigress end the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters (31-26, 48-37, 57-56) as winners.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIBA WORLD CUPFemi Solaja with agency reportAs Nigerians are still celebrating D’Tigress’ defeat of Greece and the qualification to the quarter finals of the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup in Tenerife, Spain Thursday, team Captain, Adaora Elonu, has promised that more feats are in the making.