Soccer was called to order yesterday at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in the first semi-final match between Nimba and Grand Gedeh but after a grueling 90 minutes of total football, Nimba’s Sam Jackson pulled a stunning surprise to sweep victory the hard way.And the 4-2 drubbing of rivals, Grand Gedeh propelled Nimba to the soccer finals of the 2014 edition and their opponent could be either Grand Bassa or Bong County who were deciding the winner at press time last night.Sunday’s game will be the grand final and Nimba will be in action again to decide which county becomes the undisputed champion.Interestingly, player Jackson scored his 6th goal to lead as the highest scorer so far, and with his incredible strength and skillful tricks with the ball, there seems no player even close.Though for Nimba County, celebrating the victory to the finals on Sunday began the moment improved referee Jerry Nyekeh sounded his whistle to end the game yesterday, someone said it was only the beginning.Hundreds of Nimbains chanted their appreciation to their gallant warriors who stood the threat from Grand Gedeh after they (Grand Gedeh) scored their second goal in the second half to reduce the tally 2-3.Nimba, who had resumed the second session slowly, came under intense pressure as the warriors of Grand Gedeh mounted repeated attacks. They were impressive and even radio commentators expressed the fear and hope that Grand Gedeh would call off Nimba’s bluff.But like all things human, Sam Jackson, the man of the match had different ideas.It was around the 87th minute when the rising star, who just signed a contract to play for BYC, got a connection, and hampered towards Grand Gedeh’s goal. It was like hell on earth as radio commentators cried in celebration as the striker, chased by Grand Gedeh defenders, chose to ignore them.The stadium remained apprehensive as the wonder kid challenged the poor goalkeeper in Grand Gedeh’s post. Having conceded three goals already, only God knew what Grand Gedeh’s goalie was thinking about.In the stands for Nimba County were Senators Isaac Nyenabo and Prince Y. Johnson. And no one was sure if the player had promised them a goal each. Sam Jackson made nonsense of Grand Gedeh’s defense and pushed the ball beyond the reach of the advancing goalkeeper to begin the celebration that would end this coming Sunday.That was in the 88th minute.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
AddThis ShareCONTACT: David Ruth PHONE: 713-348-6327 EMAIL: email@example.comArtist Mary Ellen Carroll to rotate house and property 180 degrees live on the Internet“prototype 180,” a work of conceptual art by Rice University artist Mary Ellen Carroll, will rotate an entire property – the house, outlying structures and landscape – in Houston’s aging, first-ring suburb Sharpstown. In planning for 10 years, “prototype 180” is a reconsideration of monumentality that combines live performance, sculpture, architecture and technology.The project will be streamed live online Friday, Oct. 8, in high-definition video using Rice-developed technology at www.prototype180.com. Carroll worked directly with William Deigaard, director of networking, telecommunications and data center operations at Rice, to develop the system. Viewers will see the transformation from many angles, including that of the house itself. The long-vacant home will be retrofitted as a model/laboratory for the application of innovative building and communication systems.“prototype 180” is the centerpiece of Carroll’s Innovation Territories, an initiative co-sponsored by the Rice University Building Institute. Her desire is to give the project’s neighbors – in Sharpstown and, via the Web, around the world – an inside look at what it means to make architecture and building systems perform but where the process is a conceptual work of art.“The structure will act as the protagonist,” Carroll said. “We will see the reaction to the process from the building’s perspective.”Who: American artist Mary Ellen Carroll, a lecturer at the Rice School of Architecture, in collaboration with the Rice University Building Institute.What: “prototype 180,” a ground-shifting exercise in monumental land art, architecture and performance.When: Friday, Oct. 8, beginning at 4 p.m. CDT. Where: 6513 Sharpview Drive, Houston. Live on the Internet at www.prototype180.com.What viewers won’t necessarily see is the hard work Carroll and the community, which includes her students, have done over the years to prepare for this catalytic moment. Carroll has worked extensively to bring the area to the attention of city, county and federal officials for the development of policy and the implementation of retrofitting programs for energy savings and communication technology. A hydroponic curtain wall, solar panels, geothermal heating and rainwater recycling are all part of the plan for 6513 Sharpview, and she hopes others will jump on the chance to turn their homes into energy-neutral, if not energy-negative, properties and revive Sharpstown’s standing as an innovative community.The house, which will be renovated after the rotation and remain as a single-family home for possible use as a satellite of a new institute, will be fitted with cameras in the eaves so project partners at Rice, the Columbia University School of Architecture and the public can see the process from the building’s point of view and interact with it through a computer program that will be able to remotely control some elements. The area will eventually incorporate technology developed by Edward Knightly, a Rice professor in electrical and computer engineering and of computer science. Knightly’s Rice Networks Group is developing techniques for the deployment and management of large-scale urban mesh networks in underserved communities.For information or to speak to Mary Ellen Carroll, contact David Ruth at 713-348-6327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.