Mothers’ brains show similar responses to her baby and her dog

first_imgIt has become common for people who have pets to refer to themselves as “pet parents,” but how closely does the relationship between people and their non-human companions mirror the parent-child relationship?A small study from a group of Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers makes a contribution to answering this complex question by investigating differences in how important brain structures are activated when women view images of their children and their own dogs. Their report was published in the open-access journal PLOS One.“Pets hold a special place in many people’s hearts and lives, and there is compelling evidence from clinical and laboratory studies that interacting with pets can be beneficial to the physical, social, and emotional well-being of humans,” says Lori Palley of the MGH Center for Comparative Medicine, co-lead author of the report and a doctor of veterinary medicine. “Several previous studies have found that levels of neurohormones like oxytocin — which is involved in pair-bonding and maternal attachment — rise after interaction with pets, and new brain-imaging technologies are helping us begin to understand the neurobiological basis of the relationship, which is exciting.”In order to compare patterns of brain activation involved with the human-pet bond with those elicited by the mother-child bond, the study enrolled a group of women with at least one child aged 2 to 10 years old and one dog that had been in the household for two years or longer. Participation consisted of two sessions, the first being a home visit during which participants completed several questionnaires, including ones that asked about their relationships with both their child and pet. The participants’ dog and child were also photographed in each participants’ home.The second session took place at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH, where functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) — which indicates levels of activation in specific brain structures by detecting changes in blood flow and oxygen levels — was performed as participants lay in a scanner and viewed a series of photographs. The photos included images of each participant’s own child and own dog, alternated with images of an unfamiliar child and dog belonging to another study participant. After the scanning session, each participant completed additional assessments, including an image-recognition test to confirm she had paid close attention to photos presented during scanning, and rated several images from each category shown during the session on factors relating to pleasantness and excitement.Of 16 women originally enrolled, complete information and MR data was available for 14 participants. The imaging studies revealed both similarities and differences in the way the women’s important brain regions reacted to images of their own child and own dog. Areas previously reported as important for functions such as emotion, reward, affiliation, visual processing, and social interaction all showed increased activity when participants viewed either their own child or their own dog.  A region known to be important to bond formation — the substantia nigra/ventral tegmental area (SNi/VTA) — was activated only in response to images of a participant’s own child. The fusiform gyrus, which is involved in facial recognition and other visual processing functions, actually showed greater response to own-dog images than own-child images.“Although this is a small study that may not apply to other individuals, the results suggest there is a common brain network important for pair-bond formation and maintenance that is activated when mothers viewed images of either their child or their dog,” says Luke Stoeckel, MGH Department of Psychiatry, co-lead author of the PLOS One report. “We also observed differences in activation of some regions that may reflect variance in the evolutionary course and function of these relationships.“For example, like the SNi/VTA, the nucleus accumbens has been reported to have an important role in pair-bonding in both human and animal studies. But that region showed greater deactivation when mothers viewed their own-dog images instead of greater activation in response to own-child images, as one might expect. We think the greater response of the fusiform gyrus to images of participants’ dogs may reflect the increased reliance on visual than verbal cues in human-animal communications.”Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and co-author Randy Gollub adds, “Since fMRI is an indirect measure of neural activity and can only correlate brain activity with an individual’s experience, it will be interesting to see if future studies can directly test whether these patterns of brain activity are explained by the specific cognitive and emotional functions involved in human-animal relationships. Further, the similarities and differences in brain activity revealed by functional neuroimaging may help to generate hypotheses that eventually provide an explanation for the complexities underlying human-animal relationships.”The investigators note that further research is needed to replicate these findings in a larger sample and to see if they are seen in other populations — such as women without children, fathers, and parents of adopted children — and in relationships with other animal species. Combining fMRI studies with additional behavioral and physiological measures could obtain evidence to support a direct relationship between the observed brain activity and the purported functions.last_img read more

US tops six million coronavirus cases

first_imgThe US remains the country hit hardest by far by the health crisis gripping the world, with 183,203 COVID-19 deaths, the Baltimore-based university’s tracker showed.The US charted its five millionth case on August 9. That was just 17 days after it hit four million.Global coronavirus infections have soared past 25 million, as countries tighten restrictions to halt the health crisis that has upended life for most of humanity.A million additional cases have been detected globally roughly every four days since mid-July, according to an AFP tally, with India on Sunday setting the record for the highest single-day rise in cases with 78,761. In America, there are great disparities from between states. New York City, the epicenter of the crisis in the spring, is doing much better after months of lockdown and other measures to fight the virus.Only one percent of tests in New York come back positive, and on Sunday it reported just one death, compared to more than a thousand nationwide. The US Open tennis tournament began there Monday, albeit with no spectators and with strict health safeguards in force.But other parts of America such as the South and Midwest are showing a much higher incidence of COVID-19. One university in Alabama has reported more than 1,000 cases since classes resumed after the summer break.And the death toll is expected to reach 200,000 in September, according to epidemiological models. Topics : The United States surpassed six million coronavirus cases on Monday, adding a million infections in three weeks, as India and parts of Europe reported alarming news on the pandemic’s economic toll.While it accounts for a quarter of the global caseload, the US is reporting a third fewer new daily infections than it did during the July peak, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.But the virus is still raging in some regions, with no coordinated federal response, and President Donald Trump — desperate to present a positive picture as he seeks re-election in November — has made clear he favors less testing, so that America does not look so bad. ‘Complete washout’ The virus has hobbled the US economy, the world’s largest, and cast a shadow over Trump’s re-election prospects.As the US marked this latest horrific milestone, bad economic news poured in from elsewhere.India reported a historic 23.9 percent decline in GDP in the second quarter as manufacturing and productivity were battered by a strict lockdown.The plunge by Asia’s third largest economy was the biggest since the government in New Delhi started publishing quarterly figures in 1996.”The entire quarter was spent in lockdown and it was a complete washout for the Indian economy,” Mumbai-based economist Ashutosh Datar told AFP.India has recorded 3.6 million cases and is the only country reporting more new daily infections than the US. Italy, the eurozone’s third largest economy, also reported Monday it has fallen into deep recession: GDP fell by nearly 13 percent in the second quarter compared to the previous one.Turkey also reported taking a huge hit in the second quarter, as its economy shrank 9,9 percent.The virus has proven a tenacious foe even in nations such as New Zealand and South Korea, which had previously brought their outbreaks largely under control but are now battling new clusters of infections.On the other side of the world, Latin America — the worst-hit region — is still struggling with its first wave, with COVID-19 deaths in Brazil crossing 120,000, second only to the United States.Nearly 855,000 people have died of COVID-19 globally, and with no vaccine or effective treatment available yet, governments have been forced to resort to some form of social distancing and lockdowns to stop the spread of the virus.Masks became mandatory from Monday on public transport and flights in New Zealand, which went more than 100 days without local transmission before the current cluster emerged.And tightened virus curbs kicked in on Sunday in South Korea, which is also battling fresh clusters — including in the greater Seoul region, home to half the country’s population.But there was some good news Monday, from the Pacific region.Schools across New Zealand’s biggest city Auckland reopened as it emerges from lockdown, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressing confidence a second-wave outbreak is under control.”We have a plan that we know will work,” a masked Ardern told reporters in Auckland. And Australia reported fewer than 100 new coronavirus cases, the lowest number in two months, as authorities appeared to bring an outbreak in second city Melbourne under control.last_img read more

Governor Wolf: Pa. Seeks Recent Graduates to Help Transform State Government

first_img Education,  Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Continuing his effort to bring fresh ideas to state government, Governor Tom Wolf is encouraging recent advanced degree graduates and those completing an advance degree program by August 2019 to apply for the state’s William Penn Fellowship. The fellows work closely with state government leaders to find innovative solutions for challenges facing Pennsylvania.“This is a unique opportunity to put your education and passion to work and make our Commonwealth better,” said Governor Wolf. “Pennsylvania is a dynamic place and we need the best and brightest to consider public service. This is a chance to gain tremendous work experience and help us transform and modernize state government.”A paid two-year fellowship is available at 13 state agencies. Participants will coordinate with the Governor’s Policy Office and agency policy office to research and develop policies ranging from improving healthcare, supporting the wellbeing of mothers and children, preparing students for 21st century jobs, addressing food insecurity, expanding forest products industry jobs and more.“Pennsylvania is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the nation,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “Our goal through this program is to attract some of that talent to state government service in order to bring fresh ideas, new skills and innovative solutions to our work on behalf of all Pennsylvanians.”Individuals with master’s-level and above degrees earned from December 2015 to August 2019 are eligible for the William Penn Fellowship. The application deadline is Jan. 30, 2019. Selected candidates will be invited to Harrisburg in February for in-person interviews. Final selections will be announced in March with the fellowship starting in July.This is the second class of William Penn fellows for the Wolf administration. The inaugural class has 10 participants, including Allen Landis, a fellow with the Department of Environmental Protection, who shares his experience in this video.More information about this unique opportunity, including application instructions, is available on the commonwealth’s employment website. November 14, 2018 Governor Wolf: Pa. Seeks Recent Graduates to Help Transform State Governmentcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Jamaica reports increased remittance inflows

first_img 14 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img NewsRegional Jamaica reports increased remittance inflows by: – November 2, 2011 Share Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Brian WynterKINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), in its latest report on remittances, said that during the month of August, total remittance inflows were US$174.6 million, an improvement of US$17.8 million or 11.4 percent over the corresponding period last year.Net remittances for the month, after accounting for outflows, were US$148.9 million, which represented an improvement of US$15.0 million or 11.2 percent relative to the corresponding period of 2010.The BOJ attributed the growth in net remittances largely “to typical seasonal increase in demand for funds to finance back-to-school purchases prior to the start of the new school year.” There were increases of US$14.6 million and US$3.2 million, respectively, for the “Remittance Companies” and “Other Remittances” sub-categories.Meanwhile, for the first eight months of 2011, net remittances were US$1.1 billion, which represented an increase of US$78.7 million or 7.3 percent relative to the corresponding period of 2010.For the period, the BOJ reported that total remittance inflows were over US$1.3 billion, representing an increase of US$87.9 million or 7.1 percent. The increase in total remittance inflows emanated from improvements in inflows to both the Remittance Companies, and the Other Remittances sub-categories.Remittance Companies recorded an increase of US$73.6 million or 7.0 percent, while Other Remittances had an increase of US$14.3 million or 7.6 percent compared to the corresponding period in 2010. For the eight-month period, increases in outflows of US$9.2 million, partially offset the positive growth in net remittances.The report stated that although marginally better than the corresponding period in 2010, the inflows of US$1.3 million were still below the pre-crisis (global financial meltdown of 2008) trend. It noted that a continued improvement in remittance inflows in “ensuing months is juxtaposed on the improving macroeconomic conditions in source economies.”For the first five months of the 2011/12 fiscal year, net remittances were US$738.2 million, which represented an increase of US$58.6 million or 8.6 percent relative to the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year. This resulted from an increase in gross inflows though partially offset by increases in remittance outflows.For that period, total remittance inflows were US$852.8 million, representing an increase of US$60.6 million or 7.6 percent over the corresponding period of the preceding fiscal year.The growth in total remittance inflows emanated from increases of US$51.7 million or 7.7 percent by Remittance Companies and US$8.9 million or 7.3 percent by Other Remittances.Remittances represent a significant source of national income. According to the Inter American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (IDB-MIF) in Latin America and the Caribbean, remittances play an important role in the economy of the region, totaling over US$66.5 billion in 2007, with about 75 percent originating in the United States.The IDB-MIF research revealed that total remittances represent more than the sum of foreign direct investment and official development aid combined. In seven Latin American and Caribbean countries, remittances account for more than 10 percent of GDP and exceed the dollar flows of the largest export product in almost every country in the region.The IDB-MIF has been the leading agency on regional remittance research.By Allan BrooksCaribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Chelsea legend backs pursuit of €100m attacking target

first_imgJohn Terry has given his backing to Chelsea’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho, denying that the Blues need more experienced players. “I think the young lads have shown their potential,” he told Frank Khalid on YouTube. “We spoke at the start of the season about the likes of Tammy and Mason coming into the squad and they’ve shown that they’re capable of playing. “I think Sancho is one of the best young players in the world at the moment, so he’d be a great addition to Chelsea’s squad.“It would make us better as well but the ones that have come through, the Billy Gilmours, Tammy, Mason, Reece, it’s endless, isn’t it? There have been so many positives this season. “So I think every Chelsea fan since I came through the ranks, that’s all Chelsea fans wanted to see: the youth team players and the younger generation coming through and making their first-team debuts. We’ve seen that in abundance this year.” Terry – now working as a coach himself as Dean Smith’s assistant at Aston Villa, the club with whom he finished his career after nearly two decades with Chelsea – also believes that his old teammate Lampard is proving himself to be the right man for the Stamford Bridge hot seat. “It’s been incredible because we said there was no one better, to give Lamps the job. Read Also:Man Utd to go all out for Sancho, despite interest in Chelsea rebel “With Jody Morris as well, he has someone who knows the younger players and works with them at the youth team and Under-18 level as well. “I think it’s been a good mix. I think the expectation has been excellent because the group that they’ve had this year have done really, really well.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Terry’s former teammate Frank Lampard has overseen a year of progress at Stamford Bridge having put faith in youngsters like Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Reece James, with the club currently sat fourth in the Premier League. Chelsea are free to make transfers again in the summer after not bringing any new bodies in during January, despite their transfer ban being lifted. One name to be heavily linked is Jadon Sancho, who seems intent on a return to the Premier League after flourishing in Germany across three seasons with Borussia Dortmund. A range of suitors are queuing up for the England winger, with Manchester United confident that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s own track record of working with youngsters may persuade him to head to Old Trafford. United are not the only side in need of reinforcements out wide, though, with Chelsea having struggled to replace the goal output of Eden Hazard since his summer departure. Christian Pulisic and Willian have only five Premier League goals each this season, with the latter joined by Pedro in facing an uncertain future due to his contract expiring in June. Sancho could be added to replenish their options on the wings, and a replication of his record of 16 goals and 17 assists in all competitions this season certainly would not go amiss at Stamford Bridge. And former Blues captain Terry believes adding Sancho to their exciting crop of young talent would be a shrewd move by the club. Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World9 Celebrities Who Look Older Than They Really Are7 Enigmatic Discoveries That Left Everyone BaffledEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To Worst7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Of The Worst Celebrity Dads In Hollywood6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

Coronavirus: Neymar flees Paris to self-isolate

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike Neymar has reportedly fled Paris to return to his Brazil homeland amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The PSG forward is said to have flown back earlier this week to “exile himself” into isolation. According to a report from ESPN, PSG confirmed Neymar and teammate Thiago Silva had both made the trip back to South America. France went into lockdown on Tuesday, but gave residents 48 hours notice, leaving ample time for the duo to plan their trips home. PSG gave permission for all players to leave Paris should they wish, though many opted to remain in the city. All squad members have been given a training plan to adhere to whilst in isolation. The France Football Federation are yet to decide when fixtures will re-continue. Neymar posted on Instagram: “The virus doesn’t move around, people do.” Silva’s wife Isabella also posted on the social media site and said: “The virus is everywhere. “My husband is waiting on a notice to start working again. “We are sad about all this right now but we believe that all this will pass soon.” In England, Premier League officials are due to meet on Thursday to discuss a plan to finish the season. UEFA moved the European Championships tournament back to 2021 to make room for fixtures in the domestic calendar to be completed. It is expected that matches will resume as soon as it is safe to do so, though at least some of those may be played behind closed doors. A key factor is the length of player contracts, with many expiring on June 30. Neymar’s future remains a constant topic of speculation, with the 28-year-old continually linked with a return to former club Barcelona. PSG is reportedly willing to let the star move on this summer, but only if their £136million asking price is met.Tags: CoronavirusFrance Football FederationNeymarPSGThiago Silvalast_img read more

Premier League announces French anthem to be played before weekend matches

first_img “We were all saddened and deeply shocked by the events in Paris last Friday, and the fact it was an attack on people enjoying their everyday freedoms like going to a bar, a concert or a football match resonates with football fans and the general public throughout the UK.” The move follows England and France fans joining together to sing La Marseillaise at Tuesday’s friendly international at Wembley, to remember the 129 people who died. England fans also held aloft a mosaic of the French flag during the national anthem. Premier League managers have welcomed the move – Arsenal’s French boss Arsene Wenger whose side play at West Brom on Saturday, said: ”I think it’s a nice gesture of solidarity. It’s not an obvious one for the fans, just like it would not be an obvious one for fans in France to sing God Save the Queen, because they don’t know the words. ”Symbolically it’s a very nice gesture.” Everton manager Roberto Martinez added: “I think we all experienced the feelings surrounding the game between England and France on Tuesday. “It was a fantastic vehicle for showing solidarity and what the game of football can do, and I think this weekend would be exactly the same. “It’s a perfect way to show the game has a strong role in getting humanity together to show that solidarity.” Southampton boss Ronald Koeman also backed the idea. He said: “It’s a good, important show of support. We have around 70 French players in the Premier League and it would be good support for them. “It happened in France but it could happen anywhere,” added Koeman. “What happened was unbelievable.” Premier League clubs will also liaise with their local police forces to deliver extra security measures at matches this weekend due to the “heightened sense of awareness” after the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday. Although the ‘severe’ threat level remains unchanged, the clubs have been fully briefed on the latest security advice. Scudamore said: “The clubs have been fully briefed in context of the current guidance from national security services and are liaising with their local police forces to ensure the appropriate security and safety measures are in place for their matches and stadiums.” League officials have been speaking to police and security advisors as well as the Home Office in relation to the safety and security issues at matches in light of the terrorist attacks, one of which targeted France’s friendly against Germany at the Stade de France. Security guidance is provided to the league – via the police – from the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office. Press Association The Premier League has announced the French national anthem will be played before all matches this weekend in remembrance for those affected by the terror attacks on Paris. There are 72 French players at top-flight clubs, the biggest number from a single nationality after England, and a choral version of La Marseillaise will be played after the coin toss, with players from both teams joining officials in the centre circle facing the main stand. Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore said: ” Given how close we are as well as the long-standing relationship that exists between the Premier League and France, playing La Marseillaise as an act of solidarity and remembrance is the right thing to do. last_img read more

GSA on Top in Class C Baseball

first_img Latest posts by admin (see all) Bio admin ELLSWORTH — The Bucksport Golden Bucks have climbed to third place in the Maine Principals’ Association Eastern Maine Class B standings, trailing only Waterville and Rockland.John Carlin of the Ellsworth Eagles delivers a pitch during his two-hit shutout of the Caribou Vikings on Saturday at Ellsworth.—HUGH BOWDENBucksport improved its record to 6-1 on Tuesday with a 4-0 shutout of the Old Town CoyotesOn the field, the Ellsworth Eagles also have established themselves as one of the better teams in Eastern Maine Class B with a record of 6-2 as the baseball season nears the midway point.But one would never know it from the MPA’s Heal point standings this week.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe standings, supposedly including games through Saturday, placed the Eagles 16th among 21 teams with only a 3-1 record and did not include Ellsworth’s doubleheader win over previously undefeated Caribou on Saturday. The hard-luck Mount Desert Island Trojans, ranked 13th, are just 2-5 so far, but four of those five losses have been by either one or two runs.In Class C, the George Stevens Academy Eagles — after losing their first two games — have reeled off six straight wins and sit atop the Class C standings.That’s due in part to standout senior righthanded pitcher Peter Dickinson.In three complete game efforts so far on the mound, Dickinson has gone 2-1, allowing just seven hits and striking out a whopping 38 batters.Also in Class C, the struggling Sumner Tigers are now 1-6 and are ranked 13th. And in Class D, the 3-2 Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners are ranked sixth. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015center_img Latest Posts State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

Egyptian Youssef Hossam banned for match-fixing

first_img(BBC) – Youssef Hossam has been banned for life by the Tennis Integrity Unit after being found guilty of multiple match-fixing and other corruption offences.The TIU found that the Egyptian, 21, had committed 21 breaches of anti-corruption rules between 2015 and 2019.It also ruled he conspired with others to carry out betting-related corruption at the lower levels of the sport.Hossam reached a career-high singles ranking of 291 in December 2017 and is currently ranked 820.He was provisionally suspended from tennis in May last year and was found to have committed eight cases of match-fixing, six cases of facilitating gambling and two cases of soliciting other players not to use their best efforts.He was also found guilty of three failures to report corrupt approaches and two failures to co-operate with a TIU investigation.“As a result of his conviction, Mr Hossam is now permanently excluded from competing in or attending any sanctioned tennis event organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport,” said a TIU statement.His elder brother, Karim Hossam, was banned from tennis for life for multiple match-fixing offences in 2018.last_img read more

Mikel Obi Missing as Simon, Success Return for Libya Duels

first_imgAFCON QUALIFIERFemi SolajaFor the second time since the World Cup finals in Russia, Super Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi will be missing in action when Nigeria takes on Libya in the crucial AfricanCup of Nations qualifying matches this month. In the list made available yesterday ahead of the back-to-back matches, the Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr invited in-form Ahmed Musa and 23 other players for duels against Libya’s Mediterranean Knights.The team’s captain had earlier missed the last match in Seychelles mid-last month which Nigeria won 3-0 away to revive the team’s chance of qualification after a disastrous 0-2 loss at home last year to South Africa.Meanwhile, Arsenal FC of England forward Alex Iwobi (who scored the goal against Zambia that qualified Nigeria for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the same venue a year ago), will return alongside Italy –based duo William Ekong and Olaoluwa Aina. All three missed the 3-0 win over Seychelles in Mahe last month due to injury.Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the only home –based professional.China –based forward Odion Ighalo and Russia –based defender Bryan Idowu are also among the pack that has been called to hunt for the six maximum points against Group E leaders Libya in the Matchday 3 and 4 games. Nigeria host the first leg at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Saturday, 13th October with the return scheduled for the 18,000 –capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri in the city of Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday, 16th October.Also back is effervescent winger Moses Simon (edged out of the World Cup party by injury). Former junior international Isaac Success is called but Italy –based Simeon Nwankwo, who was in Seychelles and scored against Liberia in a friendly last month, is omitted. 2015 U17 World Cup –winning captain Kelechi Nwakali is also overlooked.All invited players are to report in the Akwa Ibom State capital on Monday, 8thOctober 2018.THE FULL LISTGoalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Elche FC, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany)Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nasr FC, Saudi Arabia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Spain); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more