Rock Out To This All-Star Prince Tribute Performance Of ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ [Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgFriday night’s “When Doves Cry: All-Star Prince Tribute” was a dance party of epic proportions. With incredible musicians coming together from all corners of the map to honor The Purple One, the music lasted deep into the night and provided a career-spanning set to a packed room in Brooklyn’s The Hall at MP. The All-Star Prince band came together in a heroic light, with Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Marcus Rezak (Stratosphere All-Stars), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), and Louis Cato (Late Show With Stephen Colbert) holding ground. The horn section featured a powerful trio, with James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band) on saxophone, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots, Wyclef Jean & more) on trumpet, and Ian Gray (Swift Technique) on trombone. Con Brio’s Ziek McCarter, Mayteana Morales of The Pimps of Joytime, Hayley Jane of Hayley Jane and the Primates, and Nephrok of the Nephrok All-Stars shared earth-shattering vocals throughout the night, turning the room purple with a sense of wonderment. The band was hot, to say the very least.Watch this professionally shot video from the 1984 hit, “Let’s Go Crazy,” as produced by Sobokeh Exports:Thanks to photographers Dino Perrucci and Jay Sansone, you can relive some of the night through these incredible photos.Setlist: All-Star Prince Tribute at The Hall At MP, Brooklyn, NY – 5/6/16Set: I Wanna Be Your Lover, 1999, Raspberry Beret, Little Red Corvette, Cream, Let’s Go Crazy, DMSR, Lolita, Nothing Compares 2 You, A Love Bizarre, Kiss, Bambi, Purple Rainlast_img read more

Wyss Institute’s organs-on-chips develops into new company

first_img Credit: Harvard’s Wyss InstituteCreated with microchip manufacturing methods, the organs-on-a-chip are cell-culture devices, each the size of a computer memory stick, that contain hollow channels lined by living cells and tissues that mimic organ-level physiology. These devices produce levels of tissue and organ functionality not possible with conventional culture systems, while permitting real-time analysis of biochemical, genetic, and metabolic activities within individual cells.The Wyss Institute team also has developed an instrument to automate the organs-on-chips and link them together by a flowing medium that mimics blood to create a human-body-on-chips and better replicate whole body-level responses. This automated platform could represent an important step toward more predictive and useful measurements of the efficacy and safety of potential new drugs, chemicals, and cosmetics, while reducing the need for traditional animal testing. Human organs-on-chips lined by patient-derived stem cells also could potentially provide a way to develop personalized therapies in the future.The technology’s rapid development, from demonstration of the first functional prototypes to multiple human organs-on-chips that can be integrated on a common instrument platform, also speaks to the institute’s ability to translate academic innovation into commercially valuable technologies in a big and meaningful way.“We took a game-changing advance in microengineering made in our academic lab, and in just a handful of years, turned it into a technology that is now poised to have a major impact on society. The Wyss Institute is the only place this could happen,” said Ingber, who is also the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, and professor of bioengineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.Since their 2010 publication in Science about the human breathing lung-on-a-chip, and with grant support from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health, Ingber and his team have developed more than 10 different organ-on-a-chip models, including chips that mimic liver, gut, kidney, and bone marrowThe transition of the organs-on-chips technology to a startup was enabled by the Wyss Institute’s technology-translation model, which takes leading high-value technologies that emerge from faculty efforts and “de-risks” them technically and commercially to increase the likelihood of their commercial success.The organs-on-chips project leaders included Ingber, Geraldine Hamilton, lead senior scientist on the biomimetics microsystems platform, and James Coon, an entrepreneur-in-residence at the institute. Hamilton and Coon will take senior leadership positions at Emulate, along with multiple members of the research team, smoothing the transition from academia to industry.“The organs-on-chips story is a great example of how the Wyss Institute brings researchers with industrial experience into the heart of our research community and effectively bridges academia and industry,” said Harvard Provost Alan M. Garber, chair of the Wyss Institute’s Board of Directors. In order to accelerate the development of new pharmaceuticals, Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering announced that its human organs-on-chips technology will be commercialized by a newly formed private company.The announcement on Monday followed a worldwide license agreement between Harvard’s Office of Technology Development (OTD) and the startup Emulate Inc. The agreement, relating to the use of the institute’s automated human organs-on-chips platform, includes not only pharmaceuticals, but chemical, cosmetic, and personalized medicine products as well.“This is a big win towards achieving our institute’s mission of transforming medicine and the environment by developing breakthrough technologies and facilitating their translation from the benchtop to the marketplace,” said Wyss Institute Director Donald Ingber, who led the organs-on-chips effort.last_img read more

Library Lab celebrates people and projects at program’s close

first_imgNovember marked the close of Library Lab, one of the Harvard Library’s more inventive programs from recent years. Participants and supporters from across the University recently came together to celebrate their accomplishments.The project drew together Harvard’s technologists and humanists with the mandate to experiment, build and test out their ideas aimed at improving library services for students and faculty, and to bring the successful projects to the world via open-source code.Among the various projects implemented are Awesome Box, which allows users to promote any items during a simple choice in the return location, and Inscriptio, which allows carrel users to request and make reservations in an approach similar to that of airline seating.“We created stuff. We built a community. We’re wrapping up,” Sue Kriegsman, program manager, succinctly said. Scroll down to read more on the program outcome and celebratory event.last_img read more

McGlinn residents, rector discuss developing community and Hall of the Year

first_imgMcGlinn Hall was named the 2018-2019 Hall of the Year, the first time it has been named Hall of the Year since its establishment in 1997. Sophomore and dorm vice president Isabella Schmitz said McGlinn has come a long way in recent years.“When I first arrived at ND I think they had gotten like last place in all of the Hall of the Year stuff, but then last year we got most improved, and this year we won it all,” Schmitz said.Junior and former dorm president Colleen Ballantyne said this year McGlinn made an effort to reach outside the dorm by planning events with Keough Hall and Lyons Hall, their brother and sister dorms.“Last year was a lot of building our community more internally after a year where our hall council didn’t do as much to really build that community,” Ballantyne said. “This past year we were able to focus on letting the McGlinn community shine throughout campus and even sometimes off campus.”McGlinn’s signature event, Casino Night, was also incredibly successful this year, Schmitz said.“Our event coordinator got all the McGlinn girls really excited about making it as best as it could be,” Schmitz said. “She set a goal for us and said we need to make more money than we ever have, and people were excited by that.”Ballantyne said the dorm broke its record by raising $3,150 for St. Adalbert Catholic School in South Bend. McGlinn sends students to tutor at the school every weekday.Rector Sister Mary Lynch said the dorm’s relationship with St. Adalbert began during the first few years in her job as rector of McGlinn, a position she took on in 2005.“I wanted someplace in South Bend where the students could actually go and be there and help and do service,” Lynch said.McGlinn sought to improve their dorm’s sustainability this year through a partnership with the Office of Sustainability and TerraCycle, an organization that collects non-recyclable waste and partners with corporate donors to turn it into raw material to be used in new products.“We’ve only been doing it for about two months now, but we’ve been able to collect a ton of stuff that otherwise would’ve been going to the landfills,” Ballantyne said. “We’re hoping to work with the Office of Sustainability to branch this out throughout campus in the near future.”McGlinn also prides itself on their interhall sports participation. The hall has held the Kelly Cup since 2010-2011, which Ballantyne said is largely due to the hall’s unofficial official motto: McGlinn never forfeits. The Kelly Cup is for the overall women’s interhall sports championship, and is awarded based off of interhall participation and performance.“My thing is that, first of all, interhall sports are to help relieve stress, so I don’t want any stress in trying to win the Kelly Cup,” Lynch said.  The second thing is, I always tell them, if we say we’re gonna put a team on the field, we put a team out, so no forfeiting.”An unexpected event this year that brought the McGlinn community together was Lynch’s cancer diagnosis in the fall.“I think the way the women here responded and rallied around me, and how we were still able to continue all the programs hall government and hall council had planned — things went along pretty much as normal — was one of the main reasons for winning Hall of the Year,” Lynch said.The dorm organized a spreadsheet where people could sign up to bring Lynch dinner from the dining hall as she could not eat there among so many people.“The spreadsheet would fill up within an hour—it would be completely full,” Ballantyne said. “And it was like not the same girls every month — it was different people all the time.”The dorm also made fanny packs to show their support of their rector.“I had slow drip cancer treatment that I wore a fanny pack for 48 hours every other week,” Lynch said.Lynch discovered that her chemo pack was able to fit in the McGlinn fanny pack and was able to use it instead of the oncologist issued one.When Lynch was declared cancer free, the dorm surprised her with a party and a video containing messages from former students and former Residential Assistants of McGlinn, as well as messages from Fr. Jenkins and Muffet McGraw, Schmitz said.“I just have been absolutely amazed at the women here this year,” Lynch said. “If good can come out of a tough situation, I think that’s what happened. Just the spirit and the sense of community that evolved this year more so than some other years — and I don’t know if it was the rallying around me and my situation or what — but the women have just been amazing, absolutely amazing.”Tags: Community, dorm features, dorm life, Hall of the year, McGlinn Halllast_img read more

Adris Group achieved double-digit growth in all key business indicators

first_imgIn the first nine months of this year, the total revenues of the Adris Group amounted to HRK 4,7 billion, which is 12 percent more than the revenues generated in the same period last year. Revenues from the sale of goods and services amount to 4,1 billion kuna and are 20 percent higher than last year. Net profit amounts to HRK 752 million, which is a growth of 20 percent.Compared to the same period last year, Maistra achieved four percent more overnight stays, with an increase in the average price of overnight stays of three percent, which led to an increase in operating revenues of 10 percent. EBITDA (profit before depreciation, interest and taxes) amounts to HRK 540 million and is 10 percent higher than last year. EBIT (profit before interest and taxes) recorded a growth of nine percent and amounted to HRK 407 million. The realized net profit of HRK 359 million represents an increase of 12 percent compared to the first nine months of last year. Current booking confirms the current positive revenue growth trends. The completion of the Park Hotel, a key product in the process of completing the top hotel offer in Rovinj, is underway.”Adris is operating successfully. Our businesses are growing and sustainable in the long run. We do not reduce ambitions, we invest. In the past eight years, we have invested seven billion kuna, increased competitiveness, exported. We are extremely focused on organic growth and business excellence, ready for new acquisitions as well“Said the President of the Management Board of the Adris Group, M.Sc. Ante Vlahović.The process of business integration of the company HUP into the tourist part of the Group is in progressPhoto: MaistraThis year’s acquisition of the Adris Group, HUP Zagreb, is a company that significantly contributes to the strengthening of the tourism part of the Group and which also achieves the growth of all key business indicators. These indicators, in addition to Zagreb hotels, also include the operations of Dubrovnik hotels within the Hotels Dubrovnik Riviera branch.Compared to the same period last year, HUP realized nine percent more overnight stays, with an increase in the average price of overnight stays of five percent. Operating revenues are higher by 13 percent, and EBITDA is 145 million kuna and 14 percent higher than last year. EBIT recorded a growth of 24 percent and amounted to HRK 113 million. The realized net profit in the amount of HRK 96 million is 25 percent higher.The process of business integration of the company HUP into the tourist part of the Group is in progress. The aim of the project is to establish a unique model of tourism management in order to continue long-term sustainable growth. Today, the tourist part of the Adris Group has 83 percent of hotel capacity at the level of four and five stars. In addition to a quality portfolio and operational excellence, the foundation of sustainability is positioning in three growing and internationally recognized destinations – Rovinj, Dubrovnik and Zagreb.Related news:ADRIS GROUP ANNUAL REPORT EXCEEDED AGAIN WITH CREATIVE SOLUTION – TESTED FOR CHALLENGESlast_img read more

RegioJet trains on the Prague-Rijeka line transported more than 60.000 passengers in both directions

first_imgAll lines ran as planned, in July and August they ran every day, and in September three times a week. Average occupancy the train was higher than 90%, with a capacity of almost 600 passengers per line, while the trains carried more than 60.000 passengers in both directions. / / / A MUCH MORE FOCUS SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON THE CZECH AND POLISH MARKETS According to the CNTB, there was also great interest in package deals at sea with two nights and half board at a particularly low price, including transport and all services, which RegioJet sold about a thousand. “Demand is a record and the highest in the history of our company, which is why we decided to operate on this route every day until the end of August, and not just three times a week as originally planned. The line will remain in 2021. “, he pointed out Radima Jančure, CEO of RegioJet, on the arrival of the first train in Rijeka (July 01). Interestingly, this news was accompanied by  The New York Times / / / CARWIZ THROUGH THE FRANCHISE NETWORK IS NOW PRESENT IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC Due to the great interest in traveling by RegioJet trains to Croatia, this company has already started preparing the railway line for next year, and according to the current plan, the traffic will start again from May 2021. years. Also, the same line is a great solution for Austrians who want to go on holiday to Croatia because they can take a Regiojet bus from Vienna to Bratislava, as well as Germans from the vicinity of Dresden which can reach Prague and then by train to Croatia. Most of the lines from Prague to Rijeka were complete sold out, and about half of the passengers used it connecting buses in Rijeka, which transported passengers to about thirty of the most popular holiday destinations on the Adriatic coast. See more about the entire RegioJet offer towards Croatia HERE The said line has become the most successful new route RegioJeta which passed through five countries during its route. Thanks to the close cooperation with the carriers HŽ (Croatian Railways) and SŽ (Slovenian Railways) and thanks to the cooperation with the embassies of Croatia and Slovenia in Prague and with the Croatian Tourist Board, the train on the route Prague – Brno – Bratislava – Ljubljana – Rijeka and back is prepared for six weeks, they point out from the CNTB. Ticket prices they ranged from 22 euros for seats and from 30 euros for a place in a sleeping car, and the price includes reservation, coffee, breakfast and free WIFI. An interesting comparison with HŽ, in terms of service, price and comfort.  By the way, it is the leading company for long-distance railway connections in Central Europe, and annually records 20 million passengers, 11 million in rail and 9 million in bus transport.  As they pointed out from RegioJet, they are from Rijeka buses allow passengers to transfer to some of the following destinations: Opatija, Rabac, Medulin, Pula, Rovinj, Porec, Novigrad, Malinska, Silo, Vrbnik, Krk, Baska, Crikvenica, Novi Vinodolski, Zadar, Sukosan, Biograd, Pakostane, Omis, Brela, Baska Voda, Makarska, Podgora, Podaca, Gradac, Sibenik, Primosten, Trogir and Split. Most passengers traveled from the Czech Republic, while approximately 10 percent of tickets were sold in Slovakia The last run of the summer railway line starts from Rijeka railway station on Saturday (September 26) RegioJeta from Prague, Brno and Bratislava to Rijeka, which will complete the first season of the direct railway line from the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the Croatian coast.last_img read more

Snow Hill Covered Bridge program planned

first_imgBy Nyttend [Public domain], from Wikimedia CommonsBrookville, In. —  On Monday, October 15 Sue Ferris will present a program about the history of the Snow Hill Covered Bridge at in the El Reparo Restaurant. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. Please RSVP by calling 765-647-7365.last_img

Schurrle treble sends Chelsea clear

first_img Press Association German forward Andre Schurrle netted a second-half hat-trick to keep Chelsea top of the Barclays Premier League with a 3-1 win in the west London derby at Fulham, who remain bottom. For Fulham boss Felix Magath, there remains plenty more hard work ahead if his side are to pull clear of trouble, and had only a consolation goal from John Heitinga to show for their spirited efforts on Saturday afternoon. It had earlier been a bright start by the home side in some welcome sunshine. Pajtim Kasami’s cross from the left was flicked wide by Clint Dempsey, when a proper contact from the American could well have put the ball in the net. On 12 minutes, Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg delayed clearing the ball, which saw him closed down by Fernando Torres. The ball ballooned back up off the Chelsea striker and into the penalty area, but Torres could not make the most of the gift, as he mis-kicked and then eventually sent a scuffed cross-shot wide. Fulham had to make a change shortly afterwards as captain Brede Hangeland was unable to continue, and replaced by Dan Burn. On 20 minutes, Richardson got away again down the left and his deep cross picked out Dempsey, but John Terry and Gary Cahill were quick to close the Fulham striker down as he shaped to shoot. Neither side were able to gain much possession in midfield, with some niggling tackles flying in. With five minutes to go until half-time, Fulham tried a well-drilled free-kick from 25 yards which saw three players run over the ball before Kasami sent in a low drive, which Petr Cech got down well to save. However, it took a fine reaction save from Stekelenburg on the stroke of half-time to keep the scores level when he deflected an angled drive from Torres over the crossbar. Chelsea were on the offensive again at the start of the second half, as Schurrle saw a curled effort deflected wide, when Oscar was free on the overlap. The German, though, made no mistake a few moments later when he fired Chelsea ahead on 52 minutes. Hazard – on his 100th Chelsea appearance – chipped a ball down the right, which Schurrle, took in his stride with a superb cushioned header. A darting run saw him surge past Burn and to the edge of the Fulham penalty area, where he coolly slotted the ball under Stekelenburg. Hazard almost crafted a second with a lovely reverse-foot chip to the far post where Richardson just got there ahead of Torres. It was, though, 2-0 on 65 minutes, with the Belgian playmaker again the provider as his slide-rule pass split the Fulham defence as Schurrle slotted in his second from 12 yards. Despite having the game won, Chelsea remained ruthless in attack and Schurrle completed his hat-trick on 68 minutes. Torres brought down a long ball from the goalkeeper, which he flicked on out to Schurrle, who sprinted clear to the edge of the Fulham area before slamming a low shot past Stekelenburg. Fulham at least salvaged some pride from the derby when defender Heitinga bundled the ball in from a corner by Lewis Holtby with 16 minutes left, but it was too little too late. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho had been concerned a gruelling midweek Champions League trip to Istanbul would leave his players fatigued for the short journey down to Craven Cottage. However, despite a slow start, the Blues, driven on by brilliant Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard, blew Fulham away with three goals in the space of 16 minutes following the restart to stay clear of Arsenal and Manchester City in the championship race. last_img read more

Shamika Marcus defying the odds to succeed

first_imgBy Ras WadadaIN a country where very little is being provided for women’s football development and the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel seems dim, the second local-bred player has broken free from the shackles of the under-development of the sport, here, in Guyana.The first female to do so is goalkeeper Natalie Nedd who is now in her junior year at Graceland University in Iowa.In just under seven years of taking to the “Beautiful Game’ that 23-year-old Shamika Marcus, who hails from the village of Vergenoegen on the East Bank of Essequibo, continues to make positive progress on and off the football pitch. And after her first semester at the Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey she is focussed and determined to succeed.“My first semester at College was tremendous, challenging and interesting. I have learnt a lot, not only academically, but a great lot about myself.“There have been so many lessons about life in my first year at College, and I am truly appreciative of all the experiences and memories so far. At first it was a bit difficult to adapt to the new and different environment but thank God I did. College has definitely made me a stronger individual, willing to accept challenges.“I must add that I am fortunate to be playing with a great and resilient group of young women with an exceptional coaching staff. We had a great season and ended 2nd runners-up in our Region of the NJCAA Division 1 in which I scored 2 goals and had 5 assists.Personally, it has been a first year that can be described, so far, as challenging and fun. The level of play in America is vastly different from in Guyana since it requires a higher level of intensity and more technical awareness,” proclaimed the former Uitvlugt Secondary student who gained passes in 8 CXC subjects in 2014.“My academics are priority for me and I honestly feel there is no other option where my education is concerned, so my focus is finishing my two years at Essex with a high GPA and going on to College for a four-year Bachelor’s degree programme. I believe there is life after football.“It is not easy playing football and studying but the truth is there are so many positives, like it teaches you responsibility on how to manage yourself and time. It is a life skill that you can actually take throughout life and I am enjoying it since it is a learning process on how it can impact on my life in the future”, stated Marcus who attended Philadelphia Primary School at Vergenoegen.The eldest offspring from the union of Keith and Deryl Marcus recalled that it was her Accounts teacher who got her involved in the sport, ”My initiation with the “Beautiful Game’ was in 2013 while attending Uitvlugt Secondary School. It was my teacher Ms Chevon Monchoir, a role model and confidant, whom I admired with much grace that introduced me, and although I was hesitant at first, due to my lack of knowledge, I decided to give it a try and indeed it was the best decision,” a thankful Marcus declared.In an invited comment, teacher Chevon Monchoir professed, “Her attitude towards hard work and commitment to excel earned her accolades in her academics and football. I taught her Principles of Account in Grade 10 and overtime I noticed her athletic ability whenever she played cricket with the boys during recess, so I encouraged her to play football which she declined at first before she eventually committed herself to participate”.“Over the years I have developed a passion for the game and it has become the driving force of my life. My focus on the sport has been persistent hard work and along the way I have experienced tremendous growth and success as well as support from fellow players, close friends and family,” cited the solidly built midfielder who considers herself a utility player.Reflecting on her seven years with the sport, Marcus explained, “In my first year of the sport I was named captain of the school team and we brought 3rd in the West Demerara Football Association’s (WDFA) competition and my performances earned me a place on the WDFA’s female team.The next year, 2014, we improved and won the WDFA Girls Championship. 2016 was a bit disappointing as I was offered a try out at Sporting CP Women’s team in Portugal, but the trip did not materialise. The offer nevertheless provided exposure for me as I was now being viewed as a player with talent and the following year I was called to the Guyana national team’s encampment held in Berbice.That same year 2017, I successfully completed a CONCACAF ‘D’ License Coaching course. In 2018 I was again part of the local National team encampment in the city, this time, and also received my ‘D’ License Certificate”.In 2019, through the instrumentality of former Guyana national footballer, Kevin Beaton, she attended a try-out and secured a 2-year Student Athletic Scholarship at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey.“I started at Essex on September 4, 2019 in pursuit of an Associate degree in Business Management. In fact, I was also offered a scholarship at Bryan and Stratton College in Upstate NY, but chose Essex since it was more financially sound.”According to Marcus, her first love, as regards sports, is certainly cricket and she still has a love for it, but admitted that, “I have no regrets that I stopped playing cricket and switched to football. At a very tender age, I can remember my dad, who was very strict and never wanted me going over to the neighbour’s house or outside to play with my friends on Sundays.And so he would have me stay indoors to watch cricket and that’s how I fell in love with cricket. My family background is more associated with cricket as I have an uncle, Kevon Boodie who has a double-century playing Inter-county for Essequibo and my late grandfather also played cricket.”Despite never making a Guyana National selection the former Lady Fox says she is thankful for the experiences gained from being encamped with national training squads. Marcus gained a 3.83 GPA in her first semester and is expecting a similar or better grade for the 2nd semester, which had to be done from home online and which results will be known shortly.When questioned on the impact of the COVID-19 she replied, “This pandemic has taken a toll on my psyche and it has been extremely stressful having to deal with remote classes and being homesick. Anxiety has become a part of me since this lockdown but I constantly remind myself that there is a God and should not worry, but pray more and seek his presence.“I have been channelling my energies in a spiritual way and trusting and believing that this will soon be over. During this time I am a bit worried about my family at home, but I have been taught the importance of prayers by my granny, Wilma Marcus.“Whenever I start to feel homesick and think about my parents, I remind myself of the reason for being here and I just pray. However, my motivation is always what my parents have taught me because while growing up their emphasis has always been on education and I really want to make them proud. They are not that talkative but I know they are elated at the opportunity I have been given to be here.”Chronicle Sport also caught up with her coach at Essex County College, Monique Douard who was loud in praise, “Shamika is a well-respected individual who takes her schoolwork seriously. She knows what she wants and why she is here. I wish I had many kids like her. She was part of the impact we had last season and towards the end of the season she made a big improvement on her game after adjusting to the fast-paced game here in the USA. I feel this coming season will be her defining season.”Marcus’ parents, along with many others have been very supportive so far: “The GFF has definitely played a pivotal role with needed resources and also Claudia Simon, a Guyanese living in the USA, Forrester Lumber Yard, team mates, family members and friends too numerous to mention. It has been a collective effort that I am really thankful for.”last_img read more

Auwalu, Effiong Emerge New Leaders in Eunisell Boot Race

first_imgEffiong, on the other hand, made sure that he remained as a contender for the Eunisell Boot when he scored an eighth-minute goal for Akwa United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina where they picked a point after Katsina United rallied back to a 1-1 draw.However Auwalu and Effiong will still have to look over their shoulders as Rangers striker Israel Abia with 10 goals is breathing down their neck. The former Sunshine Stars man was not among the goals on Matchday 24.The pair of Enyimba’s Victor Mbaoma and Plateau United’s Ibrahim Mustapha, who scored in his team’s 2-1 win over Nasarawa United, are also in the running with nine goals each.The race for the Eunisell Boot continues this midweek with Matchday 25 games.TOP SCORERS11 GOALSNdifreke Effiong (Akwa United)Auwalu Ali (Kano Pillars)10 GOALSIsrael Abia (Rangers)9 GOALSVictor Mbaoma (Enyimba)Ibrahim Mustapha (Plateau United)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Kano Pillars striker Auwalu Ali Malam and Akwa United’s Ndifreke Effiong have forged ahead in the race to win the prestigious Eunisell Boot in this season’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Both players were among the goal scorers over the weekend for their clubs to take their tally for the campaign to 11 goals apiece.Auwalu has been in superb form for Kano Pillars and the forward continued his performance by netting the two goals that ensured his club won 2-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano on Sunday.last_img read more