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APC Chieftain Urges Sanwo-Olu to Appoint Seasoned Sports Administrator

first_img“We all know serious sports administrators; we don’t need to put politics in everything; the rest is left for the governor to make the right decision that will move Lagos State forward in sports,” he said.Salvador said that Gov. Sanwo-Olu needed to appoint those that would move the state forward in sports by reporting directly to him and updating him on current happenings in the sporting world.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Babajide-Sanwo-olu A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Hon. Moshood Salvador, has called on Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to appoint ‘seasoned and tested’ sports administrators to move forward sporting activities in the state.Salvador made the call during his courtesy visit to the Lagos Office of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday.He said that for Lagos State to excel in the sports sector, notable sports administrators should be placed in charge.“Sport is a serious matter unfortunately, many people are not taking it serious but we need to take sports serious in Lagos State meaning the sector should be given to best hands.last_img read more

China waits for Anelka

first_imgChinese club Shanghai Shenhua expect to complete the signing of Nicolas Anelka in the coming days.The deal would see the Chelsea striker net a reported £6m-a-year – making him the most expensive player in the history of Chinese football.A Shenhua spokesman told China Daily: “This is not a rumour, you don’t need to wait too long. We will make an announcement as soon as the club signs a contract.”Striker Anelka has attracted serious interest from several clubs.Anelka, who was recently transfer-listed at Stamford Bridge, could be managed by Jean Tigana.The former Fulham boss was in Shanghai recently to hold talks with the club and is tipped to take over.Meanwhile, former Chelsea assistant boss Ray Wilkins believes Anelka is still good enough to play for a leading Premier League side.Wilkins told talkSPORT: “He can still play for a top-four club. He still has so much more to offer. He’s top quality.”Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

LOOK: This Young OSU Fans Hair Impressed Everyone at Fan Day, Including Mike Gundy

first_imgEasy with that sharpie, Mike! We use lids for a reason!Here’s some other pics from the fan day in Stillwater:Fan Day is underway! ??? #okstate #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/xhTcKoX3F2— Oklahoma State (@OSUAthletics) August 6, 2016 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Fan Day is underway at GIA. They’re lined up around the building to meet @CoachGundy. #okstate pic.twitter.com/2LzrB1mALD— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) August 6, 2016 Today is all about you, the best fans in the country. Thank you so much for being a part of Fan Day. #okstate pic.twitter.com/nAOWH4VzEr— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) August 6, 2016center_img Of the media and fan events this summer, so far hair has been the runaway storyline in each. Mike Gundy stole the show at Big 12 media days with his #Mullet (which is still growing, btw), and on Saturday this young fan grabbed all the attention with his very detailed cut engrained with Pistol Pete on one side, and the OSU logo on the other:The youngest OSU football super fan Trevor Lofland, 9,has an interesting haircut. pic.twitter.com/YWg88RJ6MN— Kendrick Marshall (@KD_Marshall) August 6, 2016The bold move paid off, too. Even the head man himself took notice:Finally found someone with a better haircut than me. #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/qDpOJWAmAP— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) August 6, 2016 Ok, one last autograph! Thanks again for being a part of a great Fan Day. #okstate pic.twitter.com/9cLeuD5Adn— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) August 6, 2016last_img read more

Top BC court upholds ruling that struck down Canadas solitary confinement law

first_imgVANCOUVER — British Columbia’s Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling that struck down Canada’s solitary confinement law.The Appeal Court ruled unanimously that a law that allows for the prolonged and indefinite use of segregation in prison “offends the fundamental norms of a free and democratic society.”The federal government appealed the B.C. Supreme Court’s ruling of the legal challenge brought by the B.C. Civil Liberties Association and the John Howard Society of Canada.The Appeal Court allowed the appeal in part, saying that while the law should be struck down under section seven of the charter, it should not be struck down under section 15.Section seven relates to the right to life, liberty and security of the person, while section 15 protects equality rights, in this case of mentally ill and Indigenous inmates.Parliament passed a new solitary-confinement law on Friday, but BCCLA executive director Josh Paterson says it still allows for inmates to be kept in cells the size of parking spaces for 22 hours or more a day.The federal government did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Promising High School Basketball Player Collapses and Dies During

James Hampton (photo via Twitter)A skilled athlete from Charlotte, North Carolina’s AAU program, died on Saturday, May 26, at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League game in Hampton, VA.James Hampton, 17, collapsed on the basketball court against Nike Phamily during the second half. The Liberty Heights senior was running down the court and turned towards the referee and said “Hey ref” then fell to the floor according to Team United director Jacoby Davis. One of the medical assistants checked Hampton’s pulse after applying chest compressions, but there was no pulse.“It’s hard to even explain,” Davis told The Charlotte Observer. “To have a kid in your program with so much life — that’s just the kind of kid he was. He was always happy. For something like this to happen, I can’t even explain it. And to have to talk to a parent not even in town and tell him that his son has died, well, that’s more devastating.”The coach said Hampton had suffered from seizures in the past.“He just fell down on the floor… He had seizures a year ago — and I remember [one of the Team United coaches] telling me that, ‘I saw his eyes rolling back in his head.’ I ran on the court thinking he was having a seizure. A trainer came over and said he didn’t know what was wrong. Another trainer checked his pulse. He said he didn’t have a pulse. It got crazy after that,” Davis said.NBA Hall of Famer and former Chicago Bulls Player Scottie Pippen tweeted, “Emotional day at Nike EYBL in Virginia after the passing of James Hampton.”Emotional day at Nike EYBL in Virginia after the passing of James Hampton. My thoughts go out to the young man’s family, friends and teammates. RIP, James. 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/E2fhTIHCqA— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) May 27, 2018The team finished their tournament on Sunday and honored Hampton.One of the coaches Edward Joyner Jr. of Hampton University who’d been scouting Hampton as a possible Class of 2019 prospect said, “He was one of those kids who wanted to do something to better himself and his family and was trying to make the right steps to do that. And he wanted to use basketball and college.” read more

JAMAICA Special provision for disabled persons under NIDS

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 17, 2017 – Kingston – Special provisions will be made for persons with disabilities and the indigent under the National Identification System (NIDS).  This was disclosed by Programme Director for NIDS, Warren Vernon, during a press conference at Jamaica House on Tuesday (November 14).“We intend to have 43 enrolment centres across the island (and) those centres will be configured in such a way that will cater for the entire population (including) persons with disabilities,” he said.He noted that to enroll in the system, persons will be required to give their full name, date of birth, and biometric information, which includes fingerprint, facial image and a manual signature.   However, for persons with disabilities who are unable to give some of the core biometric information required, Mr. Vernon noted that “we will use other biometric attributes in order to register the individual”.In the meantime, Director of Communications and Public Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister, Robert Morgan, noted that there will be static and mobile registration facilities set up for enrolment.“The static facilities (will be at) a government office where… you can register.   The mobile (is for) persons who are indigent, shut-ins, persons (with disabilities) and (those) within the penal institutions,” he noted.Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, in a statement expressed full support of NIDS, especially in terms of its facilitation of the disabled.   She noted that it is imperative that persons with disabilities be empowered and feel that they are a part of what is happening in the society “and NIDS is now an additional arm to facilitate this process”.“To this end, the registration of all citizens, particularly those living with disabilities, is encouraged, to enable the Government to properly identify and plan for these persons,” she said.Implementation of NIDS is supported by the National Identification and Registration Bill, which was passed in the Senate on Monday (November 13) with 168 amendments and has been returned to the House of Representatives for approval.With anticipated funding of US$68 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Government intends to put the NIDS infrastructure and systems in place over the next 12 months, beginning with a pilot project.   This is expected to be followed by the national roll-out in September 2019, over a period of three to four years.The layered roll-out and management of the NIDS will be handled by a new agency, the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), which will replace the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) and provide more enhanced services.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Military to Support Request to House up to 20000 Unaccompanied Minors

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Trump administration is planning to house up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on military installations, following a request from the Department of Health and Human Services to have facilities available as early as July. “HHS and DOD are working closely to determine the requirements and timing for support,” said DOD spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis. “While four bases (three in Texas and one in Arkansas) have been visited by HHS for possible housing, it doesn’t mean any or all children would be housed there,” Davis said. HHS has inspected Goodfellow AFB, Dyess AFB and Fort Bliss in Texas, and Little Rock AFB, Ark.The children would be unaccompanied minors who crossed the Mexican border, not children separated from their parents, reported Stars and Stripes. The administration also is considering the possibility of housing families detained at the border on military installations.Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protectionlast_img read more

36 dead as tank battle rocks Yemens Aden

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No major impact barring some stray incidents of violence in WB

first_imgKolkata: Barring some stray incidents of violence on Tuesday, the two-day nationwide strike called by central trade unions protesting against ‘anti-people’ policies of the centre failed to evoke much response in West Bengal. Elaborate security arrangements made by the Trinamool Congres government foiled the striking unions’ bid to stall the normal life in the state. Government offices, IT sector and port activities were normal, while banking sector experienced partial impact with some branches and ATMs closed. Workers in tea gardens also worked like normal days. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life However, PSU insurance companies were closed. Several protesters were arrested as sporadic incidents of vandalism were reported from parts of the state on Tuesday during the strike. Stones were pelted at a school bus in Champadali area of Barasat in North 24 Parganas district. The students were later deboarded from the bus, police said. Strike supporters burnt effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and burnt tyres in various parts of the state including Kolkata. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed In Howrah, Siliguri, Bardhaman, Birbhum, North and South 24 Paraganas, clashes broke out between Trinamool Congress workers and strike supporters as TMC activists tried to stop them from forcibly imposing the strike. Despite these scattered incidents of violence, normal life in and around Kolkata and other parts of the state remained more or less unaffected by the strike call except in a few pockets. Buses and other modes of transport were seen on the roads although the number of passengers were less than in other week days. Train services in the South Eastern railway were affected from 6.30 am due to blockades at different stations and several express and local trains were delayed, SER spokesman Sanjay Ghosh said. In Eastern Railway zone, train movement was obstructed by the strike supporters from 6.00 am, an ER spokesman said. Several trains, including Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express, Rupashi Bangla Express, Howrah-Barbil Janshatabdi Express, Paradip-Santragachi Express, Puri-Howrah Jagannath Express and Thiruvananthapuram-Silchar Express and several MEMU and EMU locals were delayed en route owing to the agitation. Agitators blocked tracks at Bainchi, Mankundu, Mogra stations in Howrah-Bardhaman main line section, at Jadavpur, Dhamuah, Hotor in Sealdah-Diamond Harbour section, at Barasat, Madhyamgram and Ashoknagar in Sealdah-Bongaon section, the spokesman said. Operation of flights by different airlines was normal at NSC Bose International Airport here, officials at the airport said. Tyres were burnt in Central Avenue of Kolkata to stop buses from plying in the roads. The protesters had a scuffle with the police when they tried to stop them from squatting on the roads. A government bus was damaged by strike supporters at Champadali. Protesters also vandalised a bus at Jamuria in Paschim Bardhaman district. Scuffles were witnessed between police and strike supporters in some areas of the state. At Jadavpur area in south Kolkata, senior CPI(M) leader Sujan Chakraborty along with several other strike supporters were detained by the police. CPI(M) leaders have come out on the streets in support of the strike. The Trinamool Congress government in the state has opposed the strike call. Ten Central trade unions who have called the strike have placed a charter of demands that include minimum wage, universal social security, workers status and including pay and facilities for the scheme workers, against privatisation of public and government organisations. The state government had announced that its employees would be barred from availing casual leave or half day leave on Tuesday and Wednesday. No leave will also be allowed on the day preceding the two-day strike or following it, a government notification said on Friday. The CITU state president Subhas Mukherjee claimed that the first day of general strike has been successful despite attempts by the Mamata Banerjee government to foil it. “Despite attempts by the TMC government to foil the strike, it has been quite successful on the first day. The role played by TMC is shameful and it has been proved that both the BJP and TMC have a tacit understanding,” he said. Left Front chairman Biman Bose, however, said that the nationwide strike would continue for the second day Wednesday and with a different strategy to make it more successful. The Trinamool Congress, however claimed that the strike has been a complete failure as people have rejected the “shutdown culture”. “The strike has been a complete failure as people have completely rejected the shutdown culture. We are also fighting against BJP but we are not in favour of shutdown or strike as a mode of protest,” TMC secretary general and state Education minister Partha Chatterjee said. BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said the people of the state has “completely rejected” the strike as it has been called by political parties who are just looking for desperate attempts to make their presence felt.last_img read more

House approves Victory bills to help Michigan farmers

first_img Categories: News,Victory News 13Mar House approves Victory bills to help Michigan farmers Legislation keeps food inspections on a local levelcenter_img The Michigan House today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Roger Victory that helps growers and producers meet new federal food inspection rules.Victory, of Hudsonville, said the bills are necessary to align with federal standards and avoid additional inspections that could delay getting Michigan products on the market.Victory, a farmer by trade, said the legislation aligns Michigan standards with new federal guidelines and allows the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) to assist farmers and producers in meeting the new requirements.“If we are not in line with the federal standards, MDARD inspections will not meet the requirements of the federal Food and Drug Administration, which would require an additional federal inspection of farmers’ products,” Victory said. “Keeping the inspection process as simple and as local as we can is in the best interest of the agricultural community.”Victory also said companies that use local agricultural products use the federal guidelines as the minimum requirement when making purchases.“Fruits and vegetables grown in Michigan have a strong market among national distributors, and we need to ensure our rules align with the federal rules to preserve the national market,” Victory said.House Bills 4811 and 4812 now go to the governor for consideration.#####last_img read more