A total of 16 teams will take part in this year’s NFF/CBN All Financial Institutions Football Competition, as revealed by both organisations wednesday,At a press parley to announce this year’s competition, CBN’s Director of Corporate Communications, Mr. Isaac Okoroafor noted that the competition serves “as a platform for the promotion of unity, harmony and peaceful co-existence among institutions operating within Nigeria’s financial system.”The annual event, now in its 30th year, was also graced in the past by top names in Nigeria football, including the late Stephen Keshi, Henry Nwosu, Nwankwo Kanu and Pascal Patrick.On its part, the NFF pledged to continue to provide the necessary technical support to make the competition even more successful, from this year’s edition. NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi was represented by the Director of Competitions, Mr. Bola Oyeyode. A total of Five Million Naira has been set aside by the CBN as prize money for the competition, with the winner to take home N2million; 2nd place N1.5million; third place N1million and; fourth place N500,000. Akure, Enugu, Jos and Kaduna will serve as centres for the preliminary competition and the quarter finals, with the semi finals to take place in Calabar and Owerri, and the final at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Saturday, 19th November.Participating institutions include; First Bank of Nigeria Dadinkowa MFB, Accountant General Office, Lavunkpan MFB (Group A, Kaduna), Central Bank of Nigeria, Union Assurance, Access Bank, Enterprise Bank (Group B, Enugu), Federal Inland Revenue Service, Unity Bank, Brass MFB, Kwali MFB (Group C, Jos), Security and Exchange Commission, Fulani Balogun MFB, Tangale MFB and Federal Ministry of Finance (Group D, Akure).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 19, 2009 at 12:00 pm It was all set up for the Syracuse men’s and women’s rowing teams. Before their races, the Orange honored 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Anna Goodale, who graduated from SU in 2005, and dedicated a new shell to the 1978 IRA champions.Only one problem: The men failed to win their races.The men’s team lost the Varsity Eight race Saturday to Cornell and failed to win the Goes Trophy. The Big Red finished with a time of 6:03.1, about four seconds better than Syracuse’s 6:07.0. Navy finished third with 6:14.1.It was the first time the men’s team lost a cup race since it was defeated by Dartmouth on May 8, 2005. The loss to Cornell snapped the Orange’s near-three-year undefeated streak in cup races.The young Varsity Eight boat of No. 10 Syracuse, which is comprised of five sophomores, two juniors and two seniors, was matched up with tough competition in No. 9 Cornell and No. 13 Navy.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We do not see it is a thing of youth,’ sophomore Kenny Marfilius said. ‘When we are out on the water rowing, we never look at ourselves as being five sophomores, two juniors and two seniors. We prefer to look at ourselves as being one unit.‘I do not believe the inexperience had anything to do with (losing the race),’ he added. ‘The ability to go out and race during our cup season allows us to see what we need to work on and ultimately work towards. We still have the same goal of getting the top seed at the Eastern Sprints and the IRA.’Despite finishing second in the Varsity Eight race, the men still had a shot at the Stagg Trophy, which is awarded to the team that finishes the regatta with the most overall points. However, the Big Red was not to be denied and swept the awards in a showcase weekend for Syracuse rowing.The women did not fare much better than the men, finishing third out of three in their Varsity Eight race. They were defeated by No. 15 Harvard and No. 21 Dartmouth. The Orange posted a time of 7:09.5, while the Crimson won the race in 6:48.6. The Big Green finished second with a time of 6:55.4.The men’s team finished the regatta with one first-place finish, three second-place finishes, and one third-place finish, while the women completed the day with two first, second, and third-place finishes in their races.The No. 24 women, newcomers to the Top 25, kicked off their day by suffering a third-place setback. The Orange entered Saturday’s regatta confident and motivated after being named the Eastern Association of Women’s Rowing Colleges Coaches and Big East Crews of the Week for their performance last weekend. The SU Varsity Eght won the Orange Cup for the first time since 2005 following its three-second victory against Northeastern and Pennsylvania.The women’s freshman eight continued to perform well, defeating Dartmouth by 4.1 seconds. The Big Green edged the Crimson by less than one second to finish behind the Orange.With Saturday’s regatta in the books, the Orange will gear up for the Big East Championship in Camden, N.J., Sunday.As for the men’s squad, it does not race until Saturday, when it takes on Boston University and Columbia for the Conlan Cup – its final race before the Eastern Sprints on May 10. The Varsity Eight squad will do its best to wash out the sour taste of this weekend’s disappointing finish.‘I have no doubts about anyone on this team, I don’t care how long or how little they have been rowing for,’ senior Martin Etem said. ‘We back each other up out there, so there are no worries here. When the time comes, we will perform on race day no matter who we are racing, or where we are racing.’firstname.lastname@example.org Comments
Digital Desk First Published: 28th December, 2019 13:37 IST Last Updated: 28th December, 2019 13:37 IST WATCH: Roma Shah From Surat Wins Two Golds In World Powerlifting Championship Roma Biren Shah is a computer engineering student from Surat, Gujarat, who has won two gold medals in the ‘World Raw Powerlifting Federation’ (WRPF) 2019. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED Session ID: 2020-09-09:fa85150864152826d94c1c99 Player Element ID: video_player_5f58210609fa6 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Roma Biren Shah is a computer engineering student from Surat, Gujarat, who has won two gold medals in the ‘World Raw Powerlifting Federation’ (WRPF) 2019 held in Moscow. Roma has been playing on an international level for the past three years.Being the only female participant from India and having over 22 countries participating in the championships, she had to undergo intense training and change her diet to non-vegetarian. She has won two gold and two silver medals this year, and a total of eight gold medals and two silver medals in the past three years for India. Written By LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US COMMENT
The U20 National Team, Flying Eagles, will trade tackles with their Saudi Arabian counterparts in an international friendly designed to toughen the team ahead of next month’s Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic.Team Administrator, Aliyu Ibrahim Lawal said yesterday that arrangements were in top gear for the seven-time African champions to fly out of Nigeria this weekend for the game billed for Tuesday, 22nd January in Jeddah.Tuesday’s match will rekindle memories of the opening match of the 1989 FIFA U20 World Cup finals, in which the Flying Eagles came from behind to defeat the Saudis 2-1 inside the King Fahd International Stadium on 16th February 1989. In that match, Al Suraiti got the Saudis in front after 16 minutes but Mutiu Adepoju and Christopher Ohenhen got second half goals that earned Nigeria three precious points. The Flying Eagles eventually finished the tournament as runners-up, after losing the final match 0-2 to Portugal.Coach Paul Aigbogun is expected to travel to Jeddah with the squad he will be taking to Niger Republic for the U20 AFCON, where Nigeria will contest in Group A against host nation Niger, South Africa and Burundi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Source: www.forbes.com Roger Federer’s face is known the world over.Now, the Swiss tennis great will become the first living person to have a commemorative coin dedicated to him by the Federal Mint Swissmint.“In addition to his sporting brilliance, Roger Federer is above all the perfect ambassador for Switzerland,” the Bern-based Swissmint, which is responsible for the minting of Swiss coins, said in a statement on its website.“He has a unique way of embodying likeability, down-to-earthiness, success, and eloquence.”In 2007, Federer was pictured on a special edition stamp released by Swiss Post in Basel, where he grew up. He was the first person to receive the honor while still alive.The Roger Federer coin, with a legal face value of 20 Swiss francs, shows the 38-year-old superstar playing a single-handed backhand on the “head” side.It will be issued from January 23, 2020, with pre-sales starting 2 to 19 December.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — An unsuspecting therapist will be doing all he can to build morale at Oscoda Area Schools. He’s a 9-month-old puppy named Chester who will be working with students one–on–one.The golden labradoodle is on track to being a certified therapy dog. On Monday, teachers met Chester for the first time a week before classes start.Charlotte’s Litter and PAWS for People, two pet therapy programs, say dog therapy is beneficial. Chester has the capacity to build self–confidence and social skills. He can also decrease anxiety at the same time, especially among students on the autism spectrum.Special education teacher Ellen Doherty said, “we have students that experience trauma that Chester could be influential and help them.”Doherty hopes to interact with her students on a deeper level. As tempting as it is to pet Chester on the belly, students and staff are advised not to do it. Interacting with him in certain ways can compromise his training. All paws must be on the ground when anyone is petting Chester.“Chester goes through a whole process where he’s desensitized,” said Valerie Thomas. She is Chester’s trainer. Therapy dogs can start training as early as seven weeks of age. From that time on, Thomas has been exposing Chester to as much as possible to elements such as large crowds and sudden noises.Rebecca Brooks, assistant principal at Richardson Elementary in Oscoda, said “consistency is key to success.” Staff will be following Chester’s success. “I think they understand how much he can help the students.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Chester the Therapy Dog, Oscoda Area SchoolsContinue ReadingPrevious Local and state agencies partner to increase recyclingNext City of Alpena Risk Reduction Officer, Andy Marceau, selected for state fire safety board
“I was in a really difficult position mentally and emotionally,” Nash said. “It wasn’t easy for me. I think the best thing for everyone was for me to get away.”Both Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and coach Byron Scott publicly supported Nash’s indefinite absence. But they also expressed hope he would mentor the Lakers’ backcourt, namely rookie guard Jordan Clarkson. Yet, Nash did not begin those private sessions until late January.“As soon as they asked me to help, I was there to help,” Nash said. “It wasn’t like I was hiding. They asked me if I would work with the guys and I immediately said, ‘Yeah.’”Nash has since worked out with Clarkson through both informal workouts and film study.“I tried to give him tips on creating space for himself,” Nash said of Clarkson. “If he creates space for himself, space will open up for him to pass the ball. Then the decisions will become clearer and easier to make.”Nash advised Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle on tweaking his shooting mechanic. Nash also helped Lakers forward Ryan Kelly become more fluid with his movement after nursing overlapping hamstring injuries that kept him out last season for a combined 30 games. But plenty of Nash’s mentorship focused on Clarkson, who averaged 15.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting, five assists and 4.2 rebounds in 32.1 minutes through 38 starts. “He’s got a lot of ingredients to be a terrific NBA player,” Nash said of Clarkson. “The sky’s the limit. He has great size and athleticism. He can score and hit big shots. He’s developing into a good playmaker.” Both Kupchak and Scott also hope Clarkson develops into a leader. “The biggest thing about a leader is being authentic, being yourself and having pure motives,” Nash said. “If you are there every day, working hard and trying to get better and lay it on the line every night, that’s leadership. Whether you’re a vocal leader or quiet leader, it’s about your teammates believing in you, trusting that your motives are pure and trying to win.”After fulfilling that job description on the hardwood, Nash will eventually channel that energy elsewhere. But in the meantime, Nash pledged that he remains “happy to” mentor Clarkson more. “He’s a great kid and great people,” Nash said of Clarkson. “It’s been fun for me.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error So about a month after officially announcing his intention to retire, Nash has dabbled in various things to keep himself busy. His visit to Oak Street Elementary through the Grades of Green program represented a first-time appearance forh Nash, who hopes to make them more frequently considering his past experience supporting various environmental initiatives in Dallas and Phoenix. As the general manager of the Canadian men’s basketball team, Nash recently traveled to Toronto to host clinics. He often hangs out at his Manhattan Beach residence with his three children.Still, Nash plans to take an unspecified amount of time waiting, relaxing and reflecting on what his post-retirement career will entail. “I am just trying to take my time, get some space and perspective before I rush into too many things,” Nash said. “I have a tendency to rush into things because I can’t sit still. Then I always end up regretting it.”Nash maintains he has no regrets about how he handled the aftermath surrounding his season-ending injury where he stayed distant from the team in the final year of his contract worth $9.8 million. His smile and his eyes widened as Steve Nash entered Oak Street Elementary School in Inglewood this week to honor students’ efforts to reduce waste. The images seemed familiar, Nash’s personality partly explaining how he gathered two NBA MVP awards and climbed to third place on the league’s all-time assists mark. Nash empowered those around him with his selflessness and positive energy. But Nash’s pleasant vibe also juxtaposed his feelings about the past year, his 2014-15 season with the Lakers ending before it started because of persistent back issues that soiled his three years here. Nash called it “a really dark period for me,” knowing his combined 65 appearances in two seasons with the Lakers soured an otherwise storied 19-year NBA career that will earn him an eventual Hall of Fame induction. “I don’t know if I’ll be past it for some time,” Nash said in an interview with Los Angeles News Group. “But you realize you have to move forward.”
U.S. soccer stars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris are engaged, the duo announced through People on Wednesday.Krieger, who is a defender for the Orlando Pride, and Harris, who is the team’s goalkeeper, both said the chemistry between them was apparent to others, although they kept their relationship under wraps so they didn’t become a distraction within the team. “It was a really good time because I felt really on the same page with her, and really excited about our future and talking about our future plans with kids, and family, and things like that,” Krieger said. “It just was a really good time. I was really surprised because it just seemed like another weekend getaway for us. I wasn’t really thinking about it at all.”Harris added: “It was just us and this beautiful scenery, and I was just like … she was making me laugh, she wanted me to take pictures, and here I am. This is what I’m gonna be doing the rest of my life. It just all froze and I was like, ‘This is it.’“Harris is in the middle of training for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer, but the duo plan to get married at the end of the year. However, it wasn’t until their engagement announcement that they confirmed they were a couple.“We became really close friends, and we just hung out, we clicked, and we had so much in common,” Harris said. “We always sat next to each other on the bus and on flights, and we kind of just talked about our dreams and our hopes and what we wanted to do one day when we grew up. Because at the time, we were kids.”“The rest has kind of been history,” she continued. “Here we are nine years later, and we’re going to be getting married this year.”It was Harris who popped the question on Sept. 15 as the pair had a picnic in Clearwater, Fla., which Krieger said was a complete surprise. USWNT reveals 2019 World Cup kits “We wanted to be professional and make sure that we showed up every day and did our job and it wasn’t just because we were together, it was because we love what we do, and we’re really good at what we do,” Krieger said. “And that was most important for us.”Both women said the spark between them began in 2010, when they were on the U.S. Women’s National Team together. Related News
Waltrip currently is part of a three-man booth with lead announcer Mike Joy and fellow former driver/analyst Jeff Gordon.A legendary figure in the sport, Waltrip’s potential departure comes at a time when NASCAR TV ratings have waned and the sport has grappled with how to bring younger fans to the sport, both in person at tracks and as viewers across all media. Kevin Harvick to NASCAR exec: Don’t ‘air dirty laundry on radio’ “My family and I have been talking this over the past several months, and I’ve decided to call 2019 my last year in the Fox Sports booth,” Waltrip said in a statement. “I have been blessed to work with the best team in the sport for the past 19 years, but I’m 72 and have been racing in some form for more than 50 years. I’m still healthy, happy and now a granddad, so it’s time to spend more time at home with my family, although I will greatly miss my Fox family.”SportsBusiness Journal reported late last week that Waltrip was considering stepping down. Related News Waltrip, 72, will step away after more than 330 races and 1,500 practice and qualifying sessions with the network.He retired as a driver in 2000 as a three-time champion (1981, ’82 and ’85) and winner of 84 career Cup Series races and the next year became the face of Fox’s coverage when it began broadcasting NASCAR’s top series. NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Darrell Waltrip, whose “Boogity, boogity, boogity, let’s go racing!” has been a touchstone of Fox’s television coverage of Cup Series racing for nearly two decades, will retire from the broadcast booth when the network’s 2019 season coverage ends late in June, Fox announced Thursday.Waltrip’s final Cup Series race will be June 23 on FS1 from Sonoma Raceway in California. NASCAR at Bristol: Odds, prediction, sleepers, drivers to watch for Food City 500
Only two days remain before the qualifying match between BIH and Greece.The match will be played at a beautiful stadium ”Bilino Polje” in Zenica, and the final works on the stadium are being finished.Football club ”Čelik” who plays their matches at ”Bilino Polje” stadium, played the last round at ”Kamberovića Polje” stadium, so that the he field would be the best possible for the match.The works are being finished and workers only need to paint the lines.Greek team will have their official training at ”Bilino Polje” stadium at 6.30 p.m.