Wolf Administration Sees Success of Overdose Information Network at One-Year Mark

first_img April 04, 2019 Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined today at the Opioid Operational Command Center at PEMA by Acting Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Lieutenant Colonel Robert Evanchick, York County District Attorney David Sunday, and others to recognize the one-year anniversary of the Pennsylvania Overdose Information Network (ODIN), and the positive impact the information-sharing tool has had on the commonwealth’s progress and continuing fight against the opioid epidemic.Launched in March 2018, ODIN is a centralized repository to track overdoses, naloxone administrations, and investigative drug information that allows police, public safety, and healthcare professionals to share all types of information related to opioid abuse in their communities. ODIN is now used by more than 1,300 agencies in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania, including 1,000 municipal police departments.“We are making progress in our battle against the opioid epidemic thanks to cooperation and collaboration at all levels and across all facets of government,” said Governor Wolf. “Support from counties and municipalities for the sixteen state agencies and commissions that are part of the Opioid Operational Command Center is vital to our continued success.”The real-time information sharing made possible by ODIN has proven to be a useful tool to aid in the apprehension of heroin and fentanyl distributors, by ensuring that actionable information does not slip through the cracks.“ODIN was developed by the state police, but its success in the past year is directly attributable to the information supplied by its users throughout Pennsylvania,” said Lieutenant Colonel Evanchick. “We are grateful to all who use the platform every day to provide crucial information from their individual areas of responsibility. Their contributions help to create a clear picture of the opioid-related issues that affect us all.”Lieutenant Colonel Evanchick pointed to York County as an example of ODIN’s success. Law enforcement in York County has recorded 610 overdoses and 488 naloxone administrations since the system’s inception.“The effects of the opioid epidemic reach far beyond the boundaries of any one police department, agency, or county,” said York County District Attorney David Sunday. “ODIN has proven to be a useful tool to standardize the way we collect and share crucial information.”ODIN was made possible through a collaboration between the Pennsylvania State Police and the Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) and is available to all law enforcement agencies in the commonwealth. For agencies that are unable to enter their own information, county 911 centers have the capability to enter relevant data.Soon, ODIN will add functionality allowing agencies to import legacy data from their own reporting systems, as well as the ability to export statistical data for integration into existing applications. The enhanced interoperability will produce more detailed and specific reports in individual communities.Overdose and naloxone administration data is available to the public through Pennsylvania’s Open Data Portal. The information can be used with other data collected throughout the state to better understand how the overdose epidemic continues to impact the commonwealth.Gov. Wolf made the unprecedented step in 2018 to declare the heroin and opioid crisis a disaster and along with that established the Opioid Operational Command Center, a collective of 16 state agencies and various advocate and stakeholder groups working together to battle this crisis with recent indications of success.The governor outlined efforts and progress when he signed the declaration’s sixth 90-day renewal in March. Preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control indicates some parts of Pennsylvania saw a decrease in overdose deaths from 2017 to 2018.In addition, since Gov. Wolf signed the opioid disaster declaration, data points to progress:Emergency medical service providers have administered 18,560 doses of naloxone, leaving behind 657 doses;Hospitals and birthing centers have reported 2,359 cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome in newborns;More than 1,500 birth certificate fees have been waived for patients to get into treatment;More than 19,300 residents have been admitted to emergency rooms because of a suspected opioid or heroin overdose; andThe Get Help Now hotline has received more than 19,500 calls looking for information or to connect someone with a local treatment provider.More than 258 tons of drugs were collected and destroyed by law enforcement from the more than 800 drug take-back boxes across the commonwealth.More on how the Wolf Administration is battling the opioid epidemic can be found here. More on opioid use disorder treatment and services can be found here. 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Versailles Pumpkin Show going on this weekend

first_img8:00pm-9:45pmTerra Bella Versailles, In. — The Versailles Pumpkin Show is underway this weekend.Here is a list of activities through the weekend: 11:00amCarnival Opens 12:45pm-1:00pmGold Star Chili Dog Eating Contest 9:30am-10:30amThree Sails at Sea 6:00pm-7:30pmDustin Huff 1:00pm-1:45pmYoung Confederates, South Ripley High School 12:15pm-12:45pmGiant Pumpkin Weighing and Awards Announcement Saturday, September 29 10:30amNational Anthem (Rodney Matthews) 4:30pm-6:15pmHippie Fingerscenter_img 5:00pmCarnival Opens 12:30pm-2:00pmLions Fun Zone: Pumpkin Painting, Frame Making, Bracelet/Necklace Making, Games, Face Painting Friday, September 28 2:00pm-4:30pmTalent Show 10:30am-12:00pmParade 11:30amCommunity Church Service Sunday, September 30CARNIVAL BARGAIN AFTERNOON(All Rides Just 1 Ticket!) 7:30pm-9:45pmDr. Rocker and the Rollers 1:30pm – 4:00pm1:00pm-5:00pmRon BridgewaterCarnival Rides Openlast_img read more

Jaguars Franchise League 3-Day Tournament

first_imgWest Dem make strong reply after Georgetown bowled out for 170By Rajiv BisnauthWEST Demerara closed the opening day of their fifth round Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Jaguars Franchise League Three-day tournament at 165-2, with Tagnarine Chanderpaul unbeaten on 94 and Akshaya Persaud on 49, replying to Georgetown’s first-innings total of 170, yesterday at the Lusignan Community Centre ground.The duo shared an unbroken third-wicket stand of 125, after they were reduced to 40-2. The left-handed Chanderpaul has so far played a measured innings, inclusive of two fours and five sixes, while his skipper reached the boundary on six occasions, as West Demerara are just five runs adrift from their opponents’ first-innings total.Earlier, the City batsmen fell to careless strokes, after they won the toss and chose to bat on a two-pace wicket.Off-spinner Richie Looknauth (4-34) and pacer Romario Shepherd (3-56) were the chief destroyers.West Demerara grabbed an early advantage after their bowlers reduced Georgetown to 112-8 at lunch and it took them another hour in the second session to pack them off.Although spinners are expected to dominate on a dry surface, it was Shepherd who tore into the Georgetown top order.Georgetown were left wobbling from ball one after Shepherd bowled opener Robin Bacchus without scoring.Shepherd and Mahendra Dhanpaul caused the early damage with some accurate pace bowling.The pair reduced Georgetown to 30-3, with Dhanpaul removing Sunil Singh, caught at the wicket for 16.Shepherd, bowling with pace and variety, then had Christopher Barnwell also caught at the wicket for two.Andrew Lyght Jr played cautiously for 112 minutes, before the spinners created more problems for the city team.Jahran Byron was the first to be dismissed, caught at the wicket off Yutesh Dhanpaul for 17 before Lyght Jr was removed by fellow off-spinner Richie Looknauth for 47.Dextor Solomon was bowled by Shepherd for 12 before Ronaldo Alimohamed created a double blow by Looknauth, who removed (10) and Gajanan Sukanana (0).After the lunch interval Devon Lord and Kellon Carmichael forged a superb 59-run alliance, with the latter dismissed for 40, and Lord contributed 18.However, both were removed by Looknauth and Keshram Seyhodan respectively.West Dem then lost Ronlado Renee (0), and Safraz Esan (21), before the tea interval, at 40-2, with left-arm seamer Andre Stoll and Sukanana, the wicket-takers.However, Chanderpaul and Persaud survived the remaining overs before tea and then batted the entire final session without much difficulty.Meanwhile, summarised scores from the other three matches are as follows:At Port Mourant: Upper Corentyne declared with their score at 206-9. Skipper Rajiv Ivan stroked 93. He was well supported by Kevlon Anderson who made 33, playing his first match of the competition. Bowling for Essequibo, Kevin Gordon had 3-41 while Anthony Adams also had 3-46.Essequibo in reply were 99-4 at the close with Shivnarine Chanderpaul on 21 and Ricardo Adams on 1. Eon Hooper has so far taken 2-24.At Enterprise: West Berbice won the toss and decided to bat. They were led by Kayron Fraser who scored a century batting at number 10 as he led West Berbice to a formidable 407-9 at the close.He is on 120 not out while Collis Butts is on 34 not out. Andrew Dutchin earlier made 71 while opener Avinash Sewkarran chipped in with 50. Bowling for East Bank, Steven Jacobs and Arshaad Ali has so far taken 3-99 and 2-39 respectively.At Albion: East Coast Demerara posted 277 all out on the back of Chandrapaul Hemraj’s 91. Guyana youth Under-19 all-rounder Bhaskar Yadram stroked a composed 71. Lower Corentyne in reply closed on 70-1 with the in-form Jonathan Foo not out on 36 and Surujnarine Kandasammy on 27.Play continues today beginning at 09:30hrs in all matches.last_img read more

Tennis News Roger Federer enters Miami Open final, to face John Isner

first_imghighlights Denis Shapovalov is the youngest to reach Miami Open semi-final after Guillermo Canas.Roger Federer is one win away from securing his 101st ATP title.John Isner will play Roger Federer in the final of the Miami Open. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img Miami: Roger Federer is gearing up for a Miami Open final shootout with John Isner on Sunday after blowing away young-gun Denis Shapovalov in straight sets. Federer produced a 6-2, 6-4 masterclass at Hard Rock Stadium to leave up-and-coming star Shapovalov, who grew up idolizing the Swiss, chasing shadows during a difficult first set. The Swiss was superb in dismantling the 19 year-old’s game, but knows with huge serving Isner lying in wait in what will be the former world number one’s 50th ATP Masters final, the key will be to defuse the reigning Miami Open champion’s monster service game. Isner used it to great effect in his 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/4) win over Shapovalov’s friend and compatriot Felix Auger-Aliassime earlier in the day, smashing down 21 aces. He’ll be looking for more of the same against 20 time Grand Slam champion Federer.     “Playing a big server like John is like being in a penalty shootout in soccer, but I enjoy it,” said number four seed Federer who coped brilliantly with Kevin Anderson’s dangerous serve in the quarter-finals, winning the first set to love.     “Sometimes you go with momentum. Sometimes you go with feel. Sometimes you guess maybe a little bit and sometimes you see it. It’s a combination of all sort of things.RELATED     “You just hope that the stars align, that you pick the right side, that he picks the wrong side, that maybe he misses a serve, that you can put him in uncomfortable situations time and time again, and at the end somehow you find a way.”      Federer had no such challenge from Shapovalov, playing his fifth ATP Tour semi-final. Even though the Swiss was standing in his way of a first final, the 19 year-old stressed beforehand that it was a “dream” to take on Federer.  It quickly, however, turned into a nightmare.     The Canadian displayed understandable nerves early on, a struggle with his first serve proving as much in a 10 minute opening game which he eventually won.     Yet it didn’t settle him down and when another horribly loose backhand flew long, Federer pocketed a vital early break and stayed in the driver’s seat.     Shapovalov, who will jump to a career best 20th in the world thanks to this impressive run, enjoyed some much better moments in the second set and looked more relaxed, although the match was never in his hands.     He hit just eight winners in response to Federer’s 30 but will learn from this.     “It’s kind of surreal, being on the court against Roger,”admitted the Canadian who joked the only enjoyable moment for him was the warm up. “Obviously I wasn’t trying to focus on the fact that it’s him on the other side. I was just trying to play as good as I can, but he played an excellent match. I wasn’t able stay at his level. I’m just going to try to learn from this and move forward.”      Federer, assessing his own performance, said he played “very well”.     “I had to because when you let Denis play, he’s got some serious power and he gets rhythm going. He can really put you in uncomfortable situations.”     This was the first time since 2007 that two teenagers have reached an ATP Masters semi-finals and although both suffered disappointing defeats, they leave South Florida with their heads held high.     Auger-Aliassime’s dream run finished with the youngster from Montreal competing confidently in the biggest match of his career even if he will rue the chances that escaped him after being broken while serving for the first and second set.     “Unusual,” Isner called it. “It could have been a little bit of inexperience and maybe a little bit of fatigue, also.”      Despite the disappointment etched all over Auger-Aliassime’s face at the end, his run here will give him great confidence moving forward as he, and Shapovalov, aim to prove their Grand Slam credentials.     The 18-year-old is the youngest-ever male semi-finalist in Miami and only the second qualifier to reach the last four after Guillermo Canas reached the same stage in 2007 before losing to Novak Djokovic in the final.     Auger-Aliassime will also see his ranking jump from 55 to 33 in the world. “I think I did the best that I could,” he said. “It’s a chance you can’t miss, serving two times for the set, and just — I don’t know. It’s just terrible. The biggest lesson I learned was to stay in the present and believe in yourself.”last_img read more

Badgers press conferences

first_imghttp://http://vimeo.com/972482Bo Ryan, Men’s Basketball Head Coachhttp://http://vimeo.com/972536Lisa Stone, Women’s Basketball Head Coachhttp://http://vimeo.com/972556Mike Eaves, Men’s Hockey Head Coachlast_img

Wales suffers season-ending injury against Pittsburgh

first_imgSyracuse tight end Beckett Wales will miss the rest of the season after suffering a season-ending, upper-body injury in Syracuse’s 17-16 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday, SU Athletics announced Wednesday.Wales will undergo surgery performed by team physician Dr. Irving Raphael. The senior finishes the year with 10 receptions for 78 yards including a season-high three catches for 33 yards against the Panthers.Redshirt freshman Josh Parris is expected to fill in for Wales. Parris, who has six catches for 43 yards, has seen an increased role in recent weeks. Comments Published on November 27, 2013 at 2:11 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Journalism organization director discusses media image

first_imgThe U.S. has not presented the field of journalism in a positive light. Simon referred to President Donald Trump’s recent statement questioning the need for NPR after radio host Mary Louise Kelly reported being disrespected by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after an interview. Simon called the situation “fundamentally damaging” to the First Amendment because President Trump fails to represent the values of America as the chief diplomat.  Recently, there has been an increase in the number of journalists jailed around the world as leaders use the term “fake news” to undermine their work. Simon referenced CCTV by the Chinese government and various state-funded media outlets has been used to influence the public. Simon said CPJ recognizes that the public struggles with media literacy but said the committee sees a greater need to allocate its resources to their expertise. “The thing that inspires me, makes me do this job, is how difficult and dangerous journalism is, and yet there is so much incredible journalism in this country, around the world,” Simon said. CPJ, a nonprofit organization that advocates for freedom of the press, ensures journalists worldwide feel safe doing their job. Since 1992, the organization has collected data about the number of journalists imprisoned and killed globally.  “We’re seeing leaders around the world adopt this rhetoric to justify repressing the media,” Simon said. “We’re seeing fake news laws promulgated around the world, basically criminalizing certain kinds of reporting. What’s completely missing is U.S. engagement.”  Committee to Protect Journalists executive director Joel Simon highlighted the misuse of the phrase “fake news” and provided words of encouragement about surpassing the negativity in journalism to an audience of more than 30 people at Wallis Annenberg Hall Monday.  He also mentioned the Facebook data privacy scandal in which Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered questions about the social media platform’s promulgation of Russian-influenced ads in the 2016 election. Simon uses this scandal as an example to reiterate how influential corporations fail to address the challenges faced by journalists.  Judy Muller, an ABC News correspondent and professor emeritus, asked if the CPJ had plans to educate the public on media literacy due to the gross misrepresentation of journalists. Alyssa Patterson, a graduate student studying global communication who attended the event, said she appreciated the global perspective it provided. Patterson found the conversation to be eye opening because she saw how other governments were abusing journalism and saw that the situation was “not just a Trump disease.”  “First thing I’d recommend is don’t use the term ,” Simon said. “It’s meaningless.” Simon said the number of journalists killed last year was the lowest since 1992. He also mentioned a collaboration with USC to host a press freedom film festival, which would feature panels, discussions and screenings to recognize efforts toward press freedom.  “[Facebook’s change was] an ass-covering strategy,” Simon said. “It’s a way for them to step back a little bit because of something that was capable of political liability for them. There’s been some efforts to address this but no commitment from leadership.”  In response to an audience question, Simon gave recommendations on handling “fake news.” He advised audience members to use the term only in the context of recent government justification for threats against journalists. Simon also said that frequent use of this term only led to its exploitation. He also discussed the influence of technology in daily life and the way these technological advancements are becoming a threat to privacy. Simon said that it seems impossible to verify the safety behind our means of communication.last_img read more

Dedmon declares for 2013 NBA draft

first_imgOn Wednesday, junior 7-footer Dewayne Dedmon announced that he is leaving USC to declare for the NBA draft.“It’s just my time to chase my dream and go to the NBA,” Dedmon said in a statement released by USCTrojans.com. “I had a great time at USC and it was a good experience. I had some ups and downs and learned a lot and believe it is best for me to turn professional at this time.”NBADraft.net projects Dedmon will go 47th overall in its 2014 mock draft but did not have him getting picked in the 2013 draft. The draft site DraftExpress.com does not have Dedmon being drafted in its 2013 or 2014 mocks.Dedmon played two years at USC after transferring from Antelope Valley College, averaging 7.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in 51 career games for the Trojans.The 7-footer’s high-flying athleticism and ability to run the floor would have fit well with new head coach Andy Enfield’s frenetic “Dunk City” playing style. Enfield was hired on April 1, and Dedmon attended the first team meeting on April 3 and had reportedly been present at some offseason team workouts in the past few weeks.Junior center Omar Oraby is expected to take over the full-time starting role, as 6-foot-7 redshirt junior forward Ari Stewart and 6-foot-9 freshman forward Strahinja Gavrilovic should see increased playing time with Dedmon gone.Dedmon led the Trojans with 7.0 rebounds per game in 2012-13 to go with 6.7 points per contest. After struggling to score in the early part of the season, Dedmon had the best stretch of his career toward the beginning of USC’s conference slate, averaging 10.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and three blocks per game in a five-game stretch.He scored a career-high 18 points against Washington on March 6 but was suspended indefinitely on March 12 following a reported Saturday night incident in downtown Spokane between USC players and local bar patrons. Spokane police are still investigating the case.USC lost 69-66 to Utah in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament two days after the suspensions were announced, with Dedmon and also-suspended senior center James Blasczyk not making the trip to the tournament. The Trojans finished the season with a 14-18 record.Dedmon averaged 2.1 blocks per game in 2012-13, good for second in the Pac-12 and the sixth-best single season total in USC history, and finishes ninth in program history with 85 career blocks. He also led the Trojans with 1.1 steals per game.Turning 24 in September, Dedmon is the oldest early entrant into the draft. Because of religious reasons, he did not play organized basketball until his senior year of high school in 2007-08 at Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Calif. Dedmon is a Jehovah’s Witness and his mother did not think he should focus on basketball in his youth.He played in 2009-10 for Antelope Valley and transferred to USC the next year. He was proclaimed a surefire first-round pick by then-head coach Kevin O’Neill in 2011, but he struggled to develop an offensive game and also missed the last 11 games of the 2011-12 season after injuring his left knee.Despite O’Neill’s high praise upon watching Dedmon practice, the 7-footer never quite lived up to the expectations. At times showing flashes of stardom, his USC career was mired in inconsistencies. He was often in foul trouble and never averaged more than 23.3 minutes per game.Though many doubt that he will actually be chosen, Dedmon is hoping to be the first Trojan selected in the draft since Nikola Vucevic was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the No. 16 pick in the 2011 draft. There are currently five former Trojans in the NBA: Vucevic, DeMar DeRozan, O.J. Mayo, Taj Gibson and Nick Young.The 2013 NBA draft will take place on June 27 and, for the first time, will be held at the Barclay’s Arena in Brooklyn, N.Y. The “Dunk City” era at USC will now have to begin with a new starting center.So long · USC junior center Dewayne Dedmon averaged just 7.1 points and 6.4 rebounds in his college career, yet he hopes that he can impress NBA scouts during pre-draft workouts enough to be chosen in the 2013 NBA draft. – Chris Pham | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

Courtney Brosnan’s path overseas leads to US U-23 call-up

first_img Published on August 29, 2018 at 11:28 pm Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelman Courtney Brosnan’s ultimate soccer goal is to play professionally in the United States, said her trainer Mark Williams. To do that, she had to take a detour.After graduating as Syracuse’s all-time saves leader, she had no professional playing opportunities in the U.S. So she’s taken her talents to Club Croix de Savoie, a second-tier French team. Playing in Europe has opened a door to playing internationally, which may open other possibilities for pro opportunities back in the U.S.Through 11 games in France’s second division, Brosnan’s talents have landed her a spot in goal with the U.S. U-23 national team for the Nordic Tournament. The move makes Brosnan the first member of Syracuse University to be called up for that tournament, since Brittany Anghel in 2012. Now, with an opportunity to play in front of what Williams called top-level international scouts, she may get back to her ultimate goal.“She had to be active overseas …” Williams said. “They probably wouldn’t know about her. It’s a resume builder.” Brosnan’s path to international soccer grew more probable when she was a freshman in high school and started training with Josh Osit, a goalkeeper coach. He began to work with Brosnan at the Players Development (New Jersey) Academy, where she was ranked the No. 12 goalie in the nation her junior year by the Soccer Girls IMG Academy Top 150.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“She honestly had no weaknesses even at that age,” Osit said. “I always wondered why she wasn’t being called into U.S. national teams because I thought she was one of the best goalkeepers around.”As Osit worked with Brosnan, her intangibles were evident. She gained national acclaim because of her “smoothness,” Osit said. Brosnan brought bounce to play in the air and off the line with a confidence that helped her against penalties and in late-game situations.Laura Angle| Digital Design EditorDuring her junior year of high school, Brosnan made her international debut when she was added to the U-17 Irish national team. Her high school career featured the 2010 New Jersey Group 3 state title for Millburn High School, along with being named the top goalkeeper for the 2013 All-American team. Before her commitment to Syracuse, Brosnan peaked as the No. 91 women’s soccer recruit in the country.Brosnan found immediate success at Syracuse when she was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team. That didn’t stop her from wanting to improve her game.In between each semester, Brosnan returned to New Jersey to develop. Williams, who began coaching Brosnan during her junior year of high school, was her guide. He put her through his strength and power development training, which involves high-intensity jumping and running drills. Williams’ created an individual workout plan for Brosnan that was harder than his average program because he recognized her strong work ethic. He hoped to improve her explosiveness.“Before, it was more basic progressions,” Williams said. “Now, it’s the most advanced development that you can do.”Brosnan’s summers were geared toward fixing small kinks while adjusting her mindset. Williams knew she had the skills to be a top goalkeeper in college soccer, but Brosnan’s mental mindset needed to conform to situational soccer.Her growth continued as a sophomore at SU, when she led the ACC in saves with 81. As a junior, she upped the mark to 93, with a career-high 15 saves against Florida State. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ With one season left, she further worked out small deficiencies with Williams over the summer, setting her up to break records in her senior year.Going into that final season, SU’s only other goalie was Lysianne Proulx, who spent her first season learning behind the senior. The then-freshman was introduced to the “real technical side of soccer” from Brosnan, Proulx said.“She taught me to try and not beat myself up with mistakes,” Proulx said. “I needed that.”After a season overseas filled with cultural barriers and adjustments, Brosnan returned to her offseason training with Williams. Their 2018 summer consisted of much of the same, while Brosnan looked for her next challenge outside of the French second division. Though Williams didn’t see a huge change in her game, he knew the season abroad would pay off.Two days before Brosnan’s new soccer endeavor was announced via Twitter, a sign of the benefit came when she texted Osit and Williams. And like every other periodic congratulatory reply text about awards and accomplishments, they both know there will be more of them to come.last_img read more

Rohr Fortifies Eagles with Youngsters

first_img*Uzoho, Nwakali, Onyekuru listed for the Algeria, Argentina matchesDuro IkhazuagbeIn his determination to get quality replacement for ailing Carl Ikeme, Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has called up former Golden Eaglets goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, who plays for Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish LaLiga for the World Cup qualifier against Algeria and the international friendly match against Argentina.Uzoho who made his La Liga debut two weeks ago against Eibar where he kept a clean sheet was also in goal in his club’s 2-1 loss to Girona who featured fellow Nigerian, Olanrewaju Kayode. The gangling lad was a member of Nigeria’s Eaglets squad that won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2013. Uzoho joined Deportivo La Coruna from Aspire Academy at the start of the season.Also invited to the 23-man squad is another former Golden Eaglet, Chidiebere Nwakali and RSC Anderlecht striker Henry Onyekuru.The on-loan Everton striker, who has been in sparkling form for Anderlecht this season, gets his reward for shaking off his early season struggle which saw him fail to score in his opening five league game of the season.Onyekuru was last invited for the Super Eagles’ clash against South Africa in Uyo which the Nigeria lost 2-0 to the Bafana Bafana. The striker has scored six league goals in Belgium which puts him fourth spot on the goals-scorers chart.Other regulars invited for the dead rubber clash with Algeria and the International friendly with Argentina include; Captain John Mikel Obi, forward Ahmed Musa and midfielder Ogenyi Onazi. Injured Victor Moses was left out to allow him continue his treatment while conspicuously missing is left back, Elderson Echiejile.Goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi also made the cut, as well as defenders Abdullahi Shehu, Leon Balogun and William Ekong, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo and forwards Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi and Odion Ighalo.2013 AFCON winner Kenneth Omeruo has also been recalled to the team but is on standby for both matches, alongside former junior international Alhassan Ibrahim, who now plays in Austria. Russia-based Brian Idowu is also on standby for the Argentina game only.According to the statement issued by the NFF yesterday, all invited players are expected to arrive in a camp in Morocco on Monday, 6th November, before the delegation flies to Constantine on Thursday, 9th November.On Saturday, 11th November, a 45–seater chartered aircraft will fly the Super Eagles from Constantine to Krasnodar, the Russian city that will host the international friendly against Argentina on Tuesday, 14th November.THE FULL LISTGoalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain)Defenders: William Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France); Olaoluwa Aina (Hull City, England)Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda, China); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidiebere Nwakali (Sogndal FC, Norway)Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Chang Chun-Yatai, China); Henry Onyekuru (RSC Anderlecht, Belgium); Anthony Nwakaeme (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)STANDBY: Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey); Alhassan Ibrahim (FK Austria Wien, Austria); Brian Idowu (FC Amkar Perm, Russia)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more