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September 17, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSunday-Dare Hajia Khadijah Inua Ali, the Mother of late Captain of the Flying Eagles, Ali Jeje Ibrahim became the latest beneficiary of the largesse being extended to mothers of former Nigerian players and athletes.She was given cash, food items and provision at her Jos, Plateau State residence yesterday.The minister who was represented by former International, Sam Pam Adamu Jr.said the gesture to Ali Jeje’s aged mother was to appreciate the immense contributions of her son to the development of Nigerian football. An elated Hajia Ali said she was surprised that the Minister could remember her years after the demise of her son.She said the Minister’s gesture not only lifted her spirit, but convinced her that her son did not labour in vain.Hajia Ali expressed delight that the gesture came at the right time during the Holy Month of Ramadan.“May God bless the Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, and the government for remembering me. That means my son did not labour in vain. God will reward the Minister for his kindness,” Hajia Ali concluded.Ali Jeje captained Nigeria to the World Youth Championship in Mexico in 1983, after leading the team to win the Africa Youth Championship, known as the Tessema cup in the same year. He died on December 12th, 2007 following a brief illness.He played club football with Mighty Jets of Jos and Abiola Babes of Abeokuta.Some of his teamates include Yisa Shofoluwe, Dahiru Sadi, Tarila Okorowanta, Dehinde Akinlotan, Tajudeen Disu, Femi and Segun Olukanmi, Garba Manu among others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

September 16, 2020 | |Post a Comment

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August 31, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgPolice and security officials in Grenada, on Friday cast ballots ahead of the March 13 poll with electoral officials indicating there could be a high turnout.By midday Friday –  Supervisor of Election, Alex Phillip, said at least 50 to 75 per cent of the police officers had already cast their votes, much higher than the 30 per cent the office had recorded when Grenadians voted in a referendum in 2016.The referendum had a low turnout but there is a clear indication that there is a higher turnout for the general elections,” Phillip said.Ballots sealed until TuesdayAt the end of the voting on Friday, the ballots were sealed and will not be opened until Tuesday when the general population will cast votes for candidates representing the parties seeking control of the 15-member Parliament.Electoral officials say just over 78,000 people are registered to cast ballots in the general election, which is being contested by 45 candidates representing seven political parties as well as two independent candidates.The election is seen as a straight battle between the ruling New National Party (NNP) headed by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) led by former finance minister Nazim Burke.In the 2013 general election, the NNP won all 15 seats.last_img read more

August 16, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgTennis National Team of BiH will travel to Vilnius on Sunday, where they will play the match of the final, third round of the Davis Cup with selection of Lithuania in the II group of Europe/Africa zone from the 16th to 18th of September 2016.Our team includes the same players who defeated the Turkish team in July as part of 2nd round that was played in Bihac: Damir Dzumhur, Mirza Basic, Tomislav Brkic and Nerman Fatic.Captain Amer Delic is not able to lead our team in this round for family reasons, and his place in Vilnius will replace an experienced tennis coach Aljosa Piric, who was previously part of the BH team, among others, when our players made quite surprise when they defeated favored team of Finland in Helsinki back in 2014.For Lithuania will play: Laurynas Grigelis, Lukas Mugevicius, Tadas Babelis, Tomas Vaise and captain Rimvydas Mugevicius.This match is very important since it takes the winner on higher competition, in I group of Europe/Africa zone, which is the goal of our team. Representation of Lithuania was the one that stopped our tennis players on the way to the final round in 2014 in Sarajevo, but this time the role of favorite belongs to our selection due to better shape and personal ranking of our players, but also due to the fact that Lithuania’s best tennis player, Ricardas Berankis, will not be playing. However, the hosts are counting on home advantage and a huge support from the fans in the Siemens Arena in Vilnius, which receives 10 000 of spectators.Matches will be played on hard courts from the 16th to 18th of September, and the draw of pairs will be done on Thursday, the 15th of September 2016.(Source: read more

August 12, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgby Michael MarotINDIANAPOLIS (AP)—NCAA President Mark Emmert expects athletes at historically Black colleges and universities to make the grade—and he’s willing to help after seeing the results of the latest Academic Progress Rates. The NCAA banned Jackson State and Southern of the Southwestern Athletic Conference from postseason play in football next season and did the same thing for Southern and Grambling in men’s basketball, citing poor classroom performance by all three schools and a host of others in the SWAC and Mid-Eastern Athletic conferences.The SWAC does not get an automatic bid to the NCAA’s FCS playoffs, but its own conference title game could be affected.The NCAA released the penalties May 24. Southern became the first school to be banned from the postseason in two sports in the same year—football and men’s basketball—because of academic performance.“You’re right that there are a number of historically Black colleges and universities that have been penalized, especially through the postseason ban,” Emmert said. “We are concerned about that, have met with those institutions to help them develop ways for improvement and to help provide resources to help them be successful.”The impact of the penalties could swing the balance of power in the SWAC and MEAC, both comprised of HBCUs, and both of which get automatic bids to the NCAA basketball tourneys, too.The numbers are striking: The NCAA evaluated more than 340 schools for the APR report but only 24 of them—about 7 percent of the total—are considered historically Black colleges or universities.Yet of the 58 harshest penalties handed out this year, fully half went to teams in these two conferences.SWAC Commissioner Duer Sharp told that turnover in school staff—including school presidents—has hurt academic performance of athletes.Whatever the explanation, the SWAC must now decide whether to let Jackson State and Southern play in its football championship should they advance, and whether to allow Southern and Grambling to compete in the men’s basketball tournament. If either were to win the championship, the league could lose its automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.“We don’t have a firm timeline,” Assistant Commissioner for Communications Tom Galbraith said. “Our conference meetings aren’t until the first week of June, and I wouldn’t expect anything finalized before that time.”Southern University released a statement from the office of Chancellor Kofi Lomotey saying that the latest APR report “sends a clear message that we must and will improve; and the process has already begun.”The statement said that Southern officials have spent several months meeting with NCAA representatives, educators and others to work on strategies to “quickly address and correct some behaviors that have landed Southern University in this unenviable position.”The plan includes a system to track athletes’ classroom performance and a greater emphasis on academic counseling.The 10-member SWAC has a long and storied football tradition thanks in large part to three powerhouse programs—Grambling, Jackson State and Southern.Coach Eddie Robinson spent 56 seasons as Grambling’s coach and sent a long list of players to the NFL. The most notable may have been quarterback Doug Williams, the former Super Bowl who is coaching his alma mater for the second time.Jackson State, in Mississippi, produced one of the NFL’s greatest players, running back Walter Payton, along with Hall of Famers Jackie Slater and Lem Barney. And Southern’s alums include another NFL Hall of Famer, Mel Blount, as well as Philadelphia Eagles record-setting receiver Harold Carmichael and Arizona Cardinals defensive back Aeneas Williams.But it’s not just the bans that could hurt the competition in either league.Texas Southern, which played for last year’s SWAC football title, must give up nearly 15 football scholarships, while Jackson State lost half a dozen. Both of those schools will have their practice time reduced, too.The 13-member MEAC, is taking a similar hit, minus the bans.Delaware State is losing nine football scholarships, North Carolina A&T is losing three and both schools must contend with new practice limitations, too.The punishments could be just as debilitating—or more—in basketball.Coppin State will lose four scholarships, while Norfolk State is losing two. Those two schools, along with Morgan State, also face practice reductions.Also, Mississippi Valley State and Southern will each lose two scholarships in basketball. Grambling will have one scholarship taken away.In all, five schools in each league face penalties.Norfolk State Athletics Director Marty L. Miller said the Spartans’ APR performance was hurt by the loss of three players to transfers or other reasons.“We made every effort to assist them to remain in school, but could not resolve the reasons for their departure,” Miller said. “We will continue to address the transfer issue in order to eliminate the penalty status for the next reporting period.”What can be done?Walter Harrison, president at the University of Hartford, said the NCAA’s committee on academic performance is debating whether the supplementary support fund, which provides $1 million in grants to low-resource schools, is working the way it should or whether the NCAA can do more.To Emmert, though, the bottom line is simple. Every school can improve in the classroom.“You worry about the impact it (penalties) can have on any of those conferences, but the important thing is to promote the success of our student-athletes and that’s our desire to promote academic success,” he said. “It is also the case that we do need to be cognizant of the missions of HBCUs, which isn’t the same as all of our institutions. It’s asking them to complete their missions.”(AP Sports Writers David Brandt in Mississippi and Brett Martel in Louisiana also contributed to this report.) ON THE HOT SEAT—Southern University head coach Lyvonia “Stump” Mitchell yells to one of his players in the second half of the Bayou Classic NCAA college football game against Grambling State in New Orleans Nov. 27. Southern became the first school to get a postseason ban in two programs—men’s basketball and football—because of academics, the NCAA announced May 24. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) last_img read more

May 31, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSAN ANTONIO, Texas – The University of Incarnate Word athletics wrapped up its holiday giving season with the Angel Tree event on the UIW campus. The Cardinals athletic department was led by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in gathering items to be delivered to Catholic Charities of San Antonio.Throughout the month of November, tables were set up inside the UIW Life Skills center in addition to all home athletic contests in order to gather donated items such as toys, clothes, toiletries and gift cards for families and individuals in need in the San Antonio area. The Angel Tree event was established by the Incarnate Word SAAC as a means for Cardinals student-athletes to gather every day essential items that may be overlooked during the holiday giving season.All collected items were delivered to Catholic Charities of San Antonio during the first week of December. Catholic Charities of San Antonio benefits the Guadalupe Community Center, Seton Home and St. PJ’s Children’s Shelter.The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide for the needs of the community through selfless service under the sign of love. Committed to empowering individuals and families with the goal of fostering independence, the organization provides over 40 bilingual and culturally sensitive programs in 19 counties which comprise the Archdiocese of San Antonio.As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.last_img read more

May 31, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED legend Peter Schmeichel claims Jose Mourinho made a mistake with “bitter” comments towards his former club.The ex-goalkeeper also criticised the newly appointed Tottenham boss with remarks aimed at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s management.4 Peter Schmeichel claimed Mourinho was bitter after his Man United exitCredit: Rex FeaturesMourinho is back in the Premier League with rivals Spurs after he was axed at Old Trafford in December 2018.Under-pressure Solskjaer replaced him after an impressive interim stint but the wheels have well and truly fallen off after four wins this season leaves them in ninth.Mourinho spent his time out of football as a pundit for Sky Sports where he made a number of sly comments about his old employers.In May he claimed that Solskjaer’s struggles showed what a good job he did at Man United.And more recently he took a dig at the United board for protecting Solskjaer who is in a “great situation” at the club.4Schmeichel claims Mourinho has taken plenty of media training and advice but says he was “too emotional” at the beginning after his sacking.Speaking to The Times, the 56-year-old said: “So often football throws these scenarios in.“It is very, very clear Mourinho has taken a lot of media training, media advice in this period, but he went straight into punditry and some things were said.”There’s a lot of bitterness towards United and he was saying things about results, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s results. It has to be a critique that is non-insulting or not towards a person in a situation, he could have done that.“I think that José, in the beginning, he was too emotional about his former position.”Now he’s the humble one [laughs]. I’m not going to say José was the greatest Manchester United manager, I’m definitely not going to say he was a failure, it was right to appoint him or wrong to appoint him, or right or wrong to sack him.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Man City vs Man Utd, Leicester and Wolves scores this coming weekend and win £100most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids4″But José is very important to the Premier League and he has been for a very long time. He gives us something different.”Mourinho goes up against former club United on Wednesday that could spell the end for Solskjaer.A 2-2 draw at home to Aston Villa left him clinging onto his job with the Red Devils eight points adrift of the top four.4 Jose Mourinho returns to his former club on WednesdayCredit: Rex FeaturesJosé Mourinho hails Dele Alli’s work-rate after Tottenham star continues resurgence with double vs Bournemouthlast_img read more

January 12, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSoon you’ll see even more local news from the upcoming 2008 Municipal Elections.We’ll be adding information later this week from the District of Taylor, Hudson’s Hope, Peace River Regional District and School District 60. Most of these areas have said they will not release the names of nominees for mayor, council or trustee positions until after nominations have closed.Nominations will close on Friday October 10th at 4pm. We hope to post that information over the weekend or on Tuesday following Thanksgiving.- Advertisement -Stay tuned as our coverage of this years Municipal Election continues here on Energeticcity.calast_img read more

January 6, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img1 New Southampton striker Graziano Pelle Southampton have completed the transfer of Feyenoord striker Graziano Pelle for a fee in the region of £9million.The 28-year-old joins FC Twente’s Dusan Tadic in making the move to St Mary’s and is reunited for a third time with former manager Ronald Koeman.Pelle scored 55 times in 66 matches under the Dutchman at the Feyenoord and the pair also previously worked togther at AZ Alkmaar.“I’m really happy that it’s finally signed,” said the Italian forward.“I had some teams interested in me, but this is going to be the best choice for me because the club wants to keep improving every year.“The talks between us were only short in terms of how long it took to convince each other. I was pretty sure that, for me, this would be a great step.“[Ronald] Koeman and I worked together for two amazing years at Feyenoord, and I hope that it will be the same here.“There are many good things about this club other than the trainer. The Premier League is amazing, and Southampton is showing year-by-year that it wants to improve.“Last year, everyone in Europe was impressed by the performances of the team, and it’s clear that the club is growing. It’s great to be here.”Koeman had indicated on Friday in his first press conference as Southampton manager a deal for Pelle was close and he was delighted to welcome the 28-year-old to the club.“I had Graziano in my team for my last two years at Feyenoord. He scored a lot of goals – more than 50 in two seasons – and they brought a lot of points to the club,” the Dutch manager said.“Goals mean points, and we needed a good player in that position after Rickie Lambert left. In terms of his qualities, he’s a tall striker with a lot of movement and he’s fast.“He’s a player who gives confidence to the team because he keeps the ball, and he’s very dangerous in front of goal. He’s almost 29 years old, so he brings a little bit of experience to a young team.“Overall, we’re pleased to have brought in Graziano after signing Dušan Tadi? earlier this week. This shows we are committed to strengthening the team and progressing after last season.“We know that we need some more players because we haven’t occupied all of the positions. We need more players to bring the squad to where we need and expect.”A second arrival is a boost for Saints fans, who have been fearing the worst after watching captain Adam Lallana and striker Rickie Lambert join Liverpool with Dejan Lovren also keen on a move to Anfield and left-back Luke Shaw sealing a switch to Manchester United.last_img read more

January 3, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgJordan Henderson has agreed a new long-term contact at Liverpool and could sign the deal later this week, talkSPORT has been told.The Reds have remained silent on reports the vice-captain was ready to pen a new five-year contract at Anfield.However talkSPORT understands significant progress has been made and the new deal could be announced by the end of the week.Henderson, 24, joined Liverpool from Sunderland in 2011 and has become a pivotal figure to manager Brendan Rodgers, as he looks to reshape his squad and plan for life after Steven Gerrard.The imminent new deal would be a major boost for the Reds boss in the wake of their FA Cup semi-final exit, while they also face an uphill battle to qualify for the Champions League.The former Black Cats midfielder had been interesting La Liga giants Barcelona.For more breaking Liverpool news, views and videos, check out Talk Liverpool on Facebook Jordan Henderson in action for Liverpool 1last_img read more