Covered Market remains open despite lockdown


first_imgOxford’s iconic Covered Market is remaining open, despite new lockdown restrictions, in order to allow non-essential shopping. Full details on which traders are operating can be found on the Covered Market website. Restrictions imposed under the national lockdown in place since January 6th require all “non-essential” shops to close. Shops providing “essential services” include hardware shops, pet shops, laundrettes, banks, and food shops. Traders such as Bonners Oxford grocery, Cardew’s coffee and tea shop, the Oxford Sandwich co. and Ben’s Cookies are remaining open for in-person shopping or providing takeaway food. Other retailers have moved to trading online exclusively, or offering click-and-collect. center_img Image: Jorge Royan/CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. It is mandatory for shoppers to wear a mask inside the Covered Market. Shoppers will also need to abide by social distancing measures such as queuing systems, which may differ between shops. Seating in the market has also been removed to prevent people from congregating.last_img read more

Kingston picks Abedi Pele as greatest African player of all-time


first_imgFormer Ghana international, Laryea Kingston, has picked countryman Abedi Ayew ‘Pele’ as the greatest African to have ever played the beautiful game. “At the Africa Cup [of Nations] and most of the games that I saw him play, even when the team is down, he lifts everyone up and makes sure the fans and everyone are happy. “So he’s the greatest. For me, I think he did very well for himself and for the country.” It was indeed an unusual root to greatness for Abedi, who first left Ghanaian club Real Tamale United (RTU) to Qatari side Al Sadd in 1982, moved to Swiss side FC Zurich, then to Beninese side Dragons l’Oueme before returning to RTU. In the 1986-87 season, the attacker left for French side Niort, from where he crossed carpets to Mulhouse. He was then snapped up by Marseille, who he represented between 1987 and 1993. He also played for French sides Lille and Lyon, Italian fold Torino, 1860 Munich in Germany and finally Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates where he retired. read also:Abedi’s son ignores January transfer speculations Abedi also won the French league twice with Marseille as well as the UAE Pro-League and President’s Cup with Al Ain. He rated fifth in the Top 30 African Footballers in the last 50 years released by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) in 2007. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Abedi indeed has an illustrious career as he won the Africa Cup of Nations with Ghana in 1982 and the Uefa Champions League with French side Olympique Marseille in 1992-1993. At individual level, he claimed the Africa Footballer of the Year award on three occasions, one of his many personal honours. “I would say Abedi Pele is the greatest African footballer of all-time because a lot of Africans still believe in him,” Laryea, who played for Ghana at the 2006 and 2008 Afcon tournaments, told Goal. “They believe he’s one of the best players Africa has ever seen.” “In his time, he played very well and not only in Ghana. He went to France and up till today, if you go to France, especially Marseille and you mention him, he’s well known and people respect him for what he did on the field. “In Ghana too he did very well with the national team even though their time they did not qualify to be at the World Cup. Promoted Content7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEveryone Was Stunned To See How Little Anakin Looks TodayBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more

CSUN to Peek this season


first_imgHome runs: 13 Slugging percentage: .831 Jaw hasn’t dropped yet? How about the 19-game hitting streak she went on from April 2 through May 12 last season? Or her 13 multiple-hit games? Or when she hit home runs in four straight games from April 12-15? Suffice it to say, Peek is expected to lead the Matadors’ offense this season. She insists that she’s not feeling any pressure. “I really don’t think about having to back up what I did last year,” Peek said. “I just go out, work hard and have a good time. “We have a really strong team this year. Our offense and defense are really good and I think we can go far.” All in all, that analysis is spot on. The Matadors scored 14 runs in their first five games this season, which should be plenty for any college softball team. But questions remain in the circle because last year’s ace, former San Fernando High standout Selena Salazar, is redshirting the season because of personal reasons. Fortunately, former Royal of Simi Valley High standout Mercedes Lovato transferred to the program over the summer. Lovato has the skills to become the staff ace – she was 17-11 as a freshman at Illinois-Chicago in 2005 – but the rest of the staff is unproven. Junior Samantha Schroeder was 9-9 last year, but had a 4.83 earned run average. Freshman Amanda Pitzenberger has shown promise, but struggled with her control in three appearances at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz., over the weekend. Selden back for Bruins: UCLA has no such concerns in the circle with All-American Anjelica Selden back for her senior season. The 5-foot-9 right-hander was 35-7 with a 1.06 ERA as a junior last season. In her career at UCLA, Selden has always carried most of the pitching load. This year should be no different. But junior Lisa Dodd and freshmen Megan Langenfeld and Whitney Baker are also expected to see time. This year, Selden will be throwing to someone other than catcher Emily Zaplatosch, who graduated in June, but she has a good relationship with senior catcher Jaisa Creps (Valencia High), so the transition should be smooth. Freshman Kaila Shull should also see time behind the plate. Creps is regarded as the superior defensive catcher, but Shull is regarded as stronger offensively, so look for her to get into the lineup in other spots when Creps is catching. The biggest hole UCLA needs to fill is at third base following the graduation of Andrea Duran, last season’s Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year. Former Valencia High standout Ashley Herrera earned the nod at third to open the season, but suffered a serious knee injury in the first game and could miss significant time. Freshman Julie Burney is next in line. Senior Jodie Legaspi, a four-year starter at shortstop, will anchor the infield. Legaspi hit .349 with 15 home runs as a junior. ramona.shelburne (818) 713-3617 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! College recruiters weren’t exactly lining up to sign Amanda Peek out of Crescenta Valley High in 2004, but plenty probably wish they could take a mulligan on that now. Some would say Peek “made an impact” in her freshman year for the Cal State Northridge softball team. That doesn’t quite do her justice, though. Frankly, she was more like an earthquake. center_img Name an offensive category and Peek was at the top of it. Batting: .408 last_img read more

Huruma to face South B in Koth Biro final


first_imgMoses Masika, who is the younger brother to Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe scored the only penalty for FIFA Best as newly signed Gor Mahia defender Wesley Onguso blazed over his kick while Francis Alumba and goalkeeper Philip Okayo saw their kicks saved by Huruma custodian Kevin Omondi.Huruma successfully converted their kicks through Amos Asembeka, Alfred Mburu and Patrick Macharia while they lost one penalty.GAA will now face South B in the finals on January 7 while the playoffs between FIFA Best and Beirut will take place a day before the finals.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000GAA will now face South B in the finals on January 7 while the playoffs between FIFA Best and Beirut will take place a day before the finals. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 30 – God Above All from Huruma will face South B All Stars in the 2017 Koth Biro tournament final after eliminating Kawangware based FIFA Best 3-1 on post-match penalties in the semi-final played at Nairobi’s Umeme Ground in Ziwani on Saturday.Both sides settled for a goalless draw after the two teams failed to find the back of the net at the packed venue.last_img read more