Two major roller coasters coming to FL theme parks!

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first_imgBrace yourselves because two new roller coasters said to be the best ones yet are coming to two major Florida theme parks in 2020.Busch Gardens in Tampa announced the new ‘Iron Gwazi’ roller coaster Thursday, which the park says will be the tallest, fastest and steepest hybrid roller coaster in the world.The 206-feet tall Iron Gwazi will feature a 91-degree drop and reach speeds up to 76 miles per hour, along with three inversions on over 4,000 feet of track.The Iron Gwazi is a new version of the park’s original wooden roller coaster which closed in 2015.Busch Gardens’ water park, Adventure Island, is also adding its own attraction called Solar Vortex.The ride is a dual-tailspin water slide that “combines high-banking rotations and rapid descents, sending sliders on a swirling journey through two open tailspin features.”But wait there’s more!SeaWorld in Orlando will soon be opening its latest ride called ‘Ice Breaker.’The ride features four launches with a reverse launch into the “steepest vertical drop in Florida” at a 100-degree angle.The Ice Breaker is set to open in Spring 2020.It is unclear at this time when the ‘Iron Gwazi’ is set to open.last_img read more

Cricket News Seven-year-old kid made honorary co-captain for Australia in Boxing Day Test against India

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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Boxing Day Test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground saw an unusual sight. Along with Australia skipper Tim Paine and India skipper Virat Kohli, there was a third captain accompanying the two players. Archie Schiller, a seven-year-old kid, had a special moment to cherish as he was appointed the co-captain of the Australian cricket team for this match. India won the toss and chose to bat with Kohli handing a debut to Mayank Agarwal while Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma were also included. When the presenter asked Paine what he would have done, he said he was not sure but he had asked Archie his opinion. “Archie wanted to bat 100% but I told him that I was not entirely sure,” Paine said. When asked as to what should be the brief for Australia, Archie was clear. “Hit sixes and take wickets,” he replied with a smile. Following the rendition of the national anthems, Archie strode with the other Australian players and accompanied them to the dug-out. The story of Archie Schiller is of inspiration and fighting an uphill battle at such a young age. When Archie was three months old, he was diagnosed with a heart condition that needed immediate surgery. Six months later, he underwent yet another round of heart surgery and last year, he went to Melbourne for his third open-heart surgery. In his story which was told on Cricket Australia’s official website, Archie’s parents were not sure whether he would survive this surgery but luckily, he did and is now part of one of the most iconic events in the sporting calendar.Read More | India vs Australia, live cricket score, 3rd Test: Kohli opts to batArchie being made co-captain of the Australia cricket team was possible due to the efforts of Make-A-Wish Australia, which learned of Archie’s circumstances and aspirations during his operation last year. His inclusion in the squad was made public last year during Australia’s tour to the UAE against Pakistan when Justin Langer, the current coach of the side, made a phone call. Paine, the Australian skipper, delivered the news to Archie on December 22, the day he turned seven. The announcement that he was appointed as the co-captain came on Christmas Day, when a Family Day was announced by BUPA at Yarra Park ahead of the third Test. It was the day when cricketers and their families came together to celebrate the occasion.Read More | Taylor finds Kohli’s off-field conduct ‘terrific’There is plenty at stake for both sides in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. India won the first Test in Adelaide by 31 runs but they lost the Perth Test by 146 runs as the four-match series is level 1-1. Kohli would be aiming to become only the second Indian skipper ever to win two Tests Down Under and they have made a good start, batting first on a grassy wicket. last_img read more

Nigeria Cup Pre-qualifiers Hold Saturday, Organisers Plead for More Support

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first_imgWhile saying all effort is being made to ensure a successful competition, the organising committee chairman, who is also the Vice Captain of the section, promises a unique competition that every Nigerian will be proud of.“Nigeria Cup is about celebrating our national heritage; it’s about Nigeria and Nigerians, and everything in it. So we are giving our members, our sponsors and every participants a Nigerianised weeklong fanfare”, Alli said.According to him, the kiddie’s event this year will be great; the ladies event will be a showpiece, the pro-am is our signature event and very unique, Alli said, explaining further that sponsors and players will get value for being part of the competition.“We will make sure that our sponsors get value for their money, we will be accountable and we promised that every money given will be well spentDescribing this year’s edition as a novel considering the plans already put in place; Alli said that there is no better time to celebrate the nation than now.‘I think this is actually the time to relax and celebrate after all the crisis we have gone and still going through. We want to ensure that the 20th Nigeria Cup give sponsors, our members and all our friends opportunity to unwind and refocus and golf is one of the those sports that is good for such relaxation,” Alii explained further.While thanking members of the club and corporate organisations for their support so far, Alli pleads for more, saying every kobo given to the committee will not only be well spent.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As preparation for the 20th in the series of the Nigeria Cup; a weeklong competition put in place to celebrate the nation’s Independence anniversary gathers momentum, the first stage of the competition begins on Saturday with the pre-tournament qualifiers, Chairman of the 2016 organising committee, Bayo Alli has revealed.The pre-qualifiers take place at the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 on Saturday, September 3rd.last_img read more

Mayweather now not interested in rematch against ‘cowardly sore loser’ Pacquiao

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first_imgFloyd Mayweather has revealed that he is no longer interested in a rematch against Manny Pacquiao, describing the Filipino boxer as a ‘sore loser’ and a ‘coward’ for blaming a shoulder injury for his defeat against the American in the ‘fight of the century’ bout at the weekend.Mayweather extended his unbeaten record to 48-0 with a unanimous-decision win over the Filipino politician-turned boxer in Las Vegas.The Filipino had claimed the fight was hampered by his injury and subsequently underwent corrective surgery to fix his torn rotator cuff sustained months before the high-octane fight.Replying to the Filipino’s claims, Mayweather said that his rival was making excuses and was not going to buy into his injury claims. He claimed that Pacquiao was throwing his both hands fast and strong, insisting that he has changed his mind for a possible rematch, Stuff.co.nz reported.Mayweather further said he is not interested in a rematch at this particular time, adding that the Filipino was a sore loser and a coward.He said that he lost a lot of respect for Pacquiao after all of this as the loser should accept the loss and should have said ‘Mayweather, you were the better fighter’.last_img read more