TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. — Bright foliage and beautiful fall weather have created perfect opportunities for photos lately.The Ithaca Voice asked readers to submit photos of some of their favorite scenes this fall season and this editor’s inbox was filled this weekend (happily) with photos that represent what makes this area so beautiful. Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Tagged: Autumn, fall 2019, fall photos, ithaca, ithaca falls, Photo Gallery, reader photos, taughannock falls, tompkins county According to the latest fall foliage report for New York, foliage is around peak color, or a little past, in Tompkins County. According to iloveny.org, observers in Tompkins were expecting more than 75% leaf transition by the weekend, with shades of yellow, bright orange, and dark red with pockets of bright red. Readers captured those bright colors along Cayuga Lake, on the waterfront trail, at Taughannock Falls State Park and in local forests.Thank you to everyone who submitted photos!Enjoy the photos below. If you hover over the image, you’ll see the photographer’s name and where and when it was taken. Clicking any image will bring you to a bigger slideshow (which we recommend).[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”49″ gal_title=”Fall 2019 Reader Gallery”] Kelsey O’Connor Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor
Goals in each half from Wasiu Jimoh and Ismaila Gata gave FC Ifeanyi Ubah (FCIU) a deserved 2-0 victory yesterday over Rivers United in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Jimoh finished off emphatically, right footed, into Sunday Rotimi’s bottom left hand corner after Maduabuchi Okereke opened up the Rivers United backline with some dare-devil piece of dribbling and impressive vision on 25 minutes.Gata’s goal in the 52nd minute was as a result of an error by Rivers United midfielder, Yusuf Jaiyeola who lost the ball in midfield and the former Niger Tornadoes man showed no mercy as he fired clinically past Rotimi.United were rocked just before kick off with the news that in form striker, Guy Kuemian had failed a late fitness test and would miss the game.The Ivoirian who had scored four goals in his last two matches was replaced by Onyekachi Okafor who clearly failed to fill the void left by the former Leones Vegetarianos (Equatoguinean club) forward.The ‘Pride of Rivers’ however started the stronger of the two sides and should have taken the lead inside the opening two minutes.Chinonso Okonkwo was fouled at the edge of the FCIU penalty area and Bernard Ovoke who took the resultant free kick fired his effort narrowly wide.That was the closest United came to scoring in a first half of very little quality until Okereke produced a moment of unadulterated magic in the 25th minute.United looked a pale shadow of the side that dismantled Kaduna United in the Federation Cup in midweek and barely threatened the FCIU goalkeeper, Ikechuku Ezenwa all game.Gata almost added a third goal late on for the hosts but watched in despair as his free kick sailed narrowly over.The Rivers United technical manager, Stanley Eguma insisted that the better side won on the day while admitting that his charges were never really at the races.“We lost today and they (FCIU) were better. They deserved to win and I give them kudos.“We will go back home to prepare for the next game,” Eguma noted.The FCIU coach, Mitko Dobrev revealed that painstaking preparations were vital to the win for his side.“I think I have a good time but there are some new players so we need some time to integrate.“I had vital information about Rivers United. They play with five midfielders and rely on counter attacks.“We did not give them any free space today and I think we deserved to win,” he said.Rivers United stay in second place despite the defeat (they still have 38 points from 22 matches) while FCIU climb up two places on the log to 11th with 30 points from 21 matches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Ex-Ghana striker Arthur Moses says his kids will undergo DNA tests to ascertain their paternity as messy divorce cases involving Ghanaian footballers grows. The former Marseille attacker has warned current Ghanaian players to be careful of the women they marry, claiming majority of them are gold-diggers.This comes after DNA tests revealed that ex-youth star Nii Odartey Lamptey did not father all his three kids with his wife Gloria.Odartey case was followed by John Mensah’s divorce case through the law courts which has prompted Moses to opt for DNA tests to ascertain whether his kids are his as he is embroiled in a legal tussle with his wife.“I have not seen my kids for five years now because she won’t allow it,” Moses told Hot FM.“I have taken what Odartey went through to heart and I intend to carry out a DNA test as soon as I set eyes on them.”Several Ghanaian footballers are married to flamboyant women and many suspect that there are more reasons to marriages between footballers and the flashy girls than love. This has prompted Moses’ advice to the players that most of these women come after them because of the high wages they earn from their clubs abroad. “These our young boys should be very careful. Look at me and Odartey and John Mensah and learn,” the former Marseille striker warned.“Most of them (our wives) are with us because we are wealthy and are looking for the slightest chance to take all we have worked for.”Moses, who was among one of Ghana’s highest earning players in his prime in France, revealed the extent of the problem with his wife who wants all his property.“I don’t want to talk too much about my wife’s situation since it is in court but I am warning the stars of today to be wary of their wives,” he said.“Look at my wife . I have built two houses for her, along with another for her mother telling a court that I told her never to work and promised to share all my property with her. “Now the court wants me to give her my three other houses, buy her land and build her a shop.”Several other Ghanaian footballers who plied their trade in Europe have divorced their wives and many more are expected to happen.
Charles Barkley said Thursday that he is awaiting the results of a coronavirus test while under self-quarantine in Atlanta.Barkley said on a special edition of TNT’s “Inside the NBA” that he had not been feeling after traveling to New York. He took the coronavirus test when he returned to Georgia and place himself under quarantine for 48 hours. CORONAVIRUS: Gobert apologizes for ‘careless’ behaviorHe was away from the studio on Thursday.The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has affected all parts of the world, with New York being a “hotspot,” in Barkley’s words. It has brought sports in the U.S. and other countries to an almost complete halt. The NBA has suspended its season for at least 30 days after Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus Wednesday. Gobert’s teammate Donovan Mitchell tested positive Thursday. NBA commissioner Adam Silver told TNT’s Ernie Johnson that it’s “possible” the remainder of the season could be canceled, but added, “I just don’t know more at this point.”The NCAA, MLB, the NHL, MLS and the XFL followed the NBA’s lead Thursday and suspended play or canceled events, most notably the NCAA Tournament.