Friday, September 20, 2019

Jonathan Ledger

    Group asks FG to harness potentials of microbiology for national development

Group asks FG to harness potentials of microbiology for national development

The Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM) has called on the federal government and industries in the country to take advantage of the many products of microbes as a tool for diversifying the nation’s economy.This was contained in a communiqué issued at the society’s 42nd annual conference held at Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun state.The conference was themed “Microbial Resources: A Veritable Option [...]

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    Nadal wins 19th Grand Slam — now one title behind Roger Federer

Nadal wins 19th Grand Slam — now one title behind Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 in a thrilling final of five sets at the Arthur Ashe stadium in Flushing Meadows.The title was Nadal's 19th Grand Slam title and puts him just one behind Roger Federer in the all-time record men’s Grand Slam titles.The triumph was his fourth US Open title, following those he won in [...]

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    US Open: Federer’s shock defeat makes Nadal new favourite

US Open: Federer’s shock defeat makes Nadal new favourite

Rodger Federer, 20-time Grand Slam winner, was surprisingly dumped out of the ongoing US Open Grand Slam tournament at the Quarter Finals stage following defeat to Grigor Dimitrov in a five-set thriller.Rafael Nadal is the new favourite for the trophy.Despite winning the first set, the 38 years old Swiss maestro, Federer, succumbed 6-3 4-6 6-3 4-6 2-6 to lose against [...]

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    Djokovic booed as shoulder injury ends his 2019 US Open run

Djokovic booed as shoulder injury ends his 2019 US Open run

Novak Djokovic pulled out of the ongoing US Open Grand Slam tournament this morning due to a shoulder injury, relinquishing his fourth-round tie to the opponent, Stanislas Wawrinka.The 32-year-old Serbian World Number One tennis player, already two sets down stopped the game as near-certain defeat loomed.The 16-time Grand Slam winner had been battling with shoulder injury this week, and he [...]

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    Lampard record first win at Chelsea as Liverpool thrash Arsenal to 12 EPL wins in a row

Lampard record first win at Chelsea as Liverpool thrash Arsenal to 12 EPL wins in a row

Liverpool thrashed Arsenal 3-1 to maintain their 100% start to the season, thanks to a Joel Matip header and Mohammed Salah magic.The win was Liverpool’s 12th successive EPL triumph and it also meant Arsenal leave Anfield again well beaten in four consecutive visits, conceding three or more goals in the process.Liverpool hugged possession from the start but it was Arsenal [...]

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    Ndidi extends Lampard’s headache as Iwobi, Iheanacho miss EPL action

Ndidi extends Lampard’s headache as Iwobi, Iheanacho miss EPL action

Wilfred Ndidi, Super Eagles midfielder, was first villain, then hero for Leicester City in their 1-1 draw against Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge in London to extend Frank Lampard's managerial headache.Lampard who returned empty-handed from Old Trafford last Sunday, after a 4-0 thrashing at Manchester United was hoping to recover with a win at Stamford Bridge against Leicester City -- [...]

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    Liverpool pull another Istanbul comeback to defeat Chelsea, win Super Cup

Liverpool pull another Istanbul comeback to defeat Chelsea, win Super Cup

Liverpool defeated Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after an exciting and exhilarating 2-2 draw after 180 minutes of football to win the 2019 UEFA Super Cup at the Beşiktaş Park in Istanbul.Champions League defending champions, Liverpool, had to come from a goal down to take the Super Cup on penalties at the site of their famous 2005 UEFA Champions League title [...]

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    Manchester United take Chelsea to 1965 as Man City, Liverpool thrash opponents

Manchester United take Chelsea to 1965 as Man City, Liverpool thrash opponents

Manchester United delivered a counter-attacking masterclass to demolish a new-look Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford Stadium with a blistering second-half performance.This was United's biggest Old Trafford win over Chelsea since 1965.A brace from Marcus Rashford and further goals from Anthony Martial and newcomer, Daniel James proved decisive against a young Chelsea team coached by new manager and club legend, Frank Lampard.Chelsea [...]

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    Anthony Joshua vs Ruiz Jr rematch to be held in Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua vs Ruiz Jr rematch to be held in Saudi Arabia

The rematch between Anthony Joshua, Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxer, and his Mexican conqueror, Andy Ruiz Jr, would be held in Saudi Arabia on 7 December.Ruiz Jr defeated Joshua on 1 June in the USA to become the unified heavyweight champion with the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world titles.Although the Saudi Arabia venue for the rematch is a surprise choice, [...]

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    Manchester United sign Harry Maguire — becomes world’s most expensive defender

Manchester United sign Harry Maguire — becomes world’s most expensive defender

Manchester United have signed long-term target, Harry Maguire in a world-record £80 million deal from Leicester City.The transfer fee eclipses the £75 million paid by Liverpool for commanding centre back, Virgil van Dijk in January 2018. The 26-year-old also becomes the most expensive English player but is the second most expensive signing in English football behind new teammate, Paul Pogba’s transfer [...]

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    Man City defeat Liverpool on penalties to retain Community Shield

Man City defeat Liverpool on penalties to retain Community Shield

Manchester City defeated Liverpool 5-4 on penalties after both sides played out an entertaining 1-1 at Wembley stadium to retain the FA Community Shield. Raheem Sterling gave the Premier League winners the lead but Liverpool’s Joel Matip cancelled the advantage 13 minutes from time to force penalty shootout. It was City’s sixth triumph from their thirteenth appearance in the traditional curtain raiser [...]

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    Ronaldo to face no criminal charges in 10-year-old sexual assault allegation

Ronaldo to face no criminal charges in 10-year-old sexual assault allegation

United States prosecutors have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal and Juventus FC footballer, will not be facing criminal charges in the alleged case of sexual assault brought against him by former model, Kathryn Mayorga. The case centred on a 2009 incident at a Las Vegas hotel where 34-year-old Mayorga claims Ronaldo, then of Manchester United, sexually assaulted her in his penthouse [...]

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    ANALYSIS: Eagles Bronze triumph against Tunisia with a defence that should have been

ANALYSIS: Eagles Bronze triumph against Tunisia with a defence that should have been

The Super Eagles on Nigeria earned a 1-0 win over the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the “Battle of the Eagles”, Odion Ighalo once again showing his predatory instinct with the solitary goal to deliver the usual Bronze for Nigeria. The Super Eagles were again dangerous but less efficient in attack, wasting several good openings to kill off the Tunisians. The [...]

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    Player Ratings: Musa, Collins led the way as Eagles crash into third place battle

Player Ratings: Musa, Collins led the way as Eagles crash into third place battle

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were served the same dish they gave South Africa, albeit so late in the game. Algeria were 2-1 winners with a last-minute goal, condemning the Super Eagles to a scrap for third place in the AFCON tournament. Gernot Rohr and the players have themselves to blame for not rising to the occasion, playing like rabbits in [...]

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    Djokovic beats Federer to win longest singles final in Wimbledon history

Djokovic beats Federer to win longest singles final in Wimbledon history

Novak Djokovic successfully defended his Wimbledon Open title with a gutsy performance against Rodger Federer -- and the crowd, overcoming the Swiss maestro 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 13-12 (6-3) in a five-set thriller. The game, which lasted four hours, 57 minutes is the longest singles final in the tournament history. The Serbian World number One won this title on tie-breakers [...]

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    Halep crushes record-chasing Serena Williams  to win first Wimbledon title

Halep crushes record-chasing Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title

Simona Halep, Romanian tennis player, delivered a crushing 6-2 6-2 win over Serena Williams to win her first Wimbledon Open title at the All England Club on Saturday afternoon. The Romanian, 27, won only her second Grand Slam title of her career, but denied Serena Williams a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title in Tennis history. The capacity crowd, expecting a historic day [...]

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