Team Nigeria Lists 23 Athletes for Rio 2016 Paralympics

first_imgCompeting in athletics events are, Hannah Babalola, Eucharia Iyiazi, Lauritta Onye, Lovina Onyegbule, Flora Ugwunwa while Friday Aibangbe is the only male athlete in the event. Patrick Aieto and Adekunle Adesoji are the two accompanying coaches.Those for power-lifting include, Nsini Ben, Lucy Ejike, Ndidi Nwosu, Bose Omolayo, Josephine Orji, Esther Onyema and Latifat Tijani (all women) while Yakubu Adesokan Roland Ezuruike, Abdulazeez Ibrahim, Nnamdi Innocent, Opeyemi Jegede, Paul Kehinde and Tolu-lope Taiwo are to compete in the men’s category.Prince Are Feyisetan, Luke Ibeh are the male accompanying coaches with Patience Igbiti as the only female coach. Faith Obiorah (female), Ahmed Koleosho (male) and Emmanuel Nick (male) are those for table-tennis with Chinedu Njoku as their coach.Secretary General of the Paralympics Committee Nigeria, Dr. Frank Thorpe who departed for Rio at the weekend ahead of the Games has commended the Sports Ministry for not neglecting the Paralympics athletes but provided a level playing ground for them while the President of PCN, Monday Emoeghavwe is optimistic of Team Nigeria’s good outing at the Rio 2016 ParalympicsGames.The team won 6 gold, 5silver and 2 bronze medals to take the team’s total haul from previous edition to 26 gold, 11 silver and 12 bronze totaling 49 medals since first outing at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games.“Team Nigeria Paralympic athletes have never been found wanting when it comes to winning medals for the country. This is why Nigerians usually bank on them for medals when the chips are down no matter the colour of medals.“We are always at the fore-front of winning medals for Nigeria in any event. We don’t go to any championship jamboree or mere participation. We go there to do Nigeria proud by winning medals.” Dr. Thorpe remarked before departure to Rio.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaThe Paralympic Committee Nigeria in conjunction with the Ministry of Youth and Sports has named 23 athletes and six coaches that will represent Nigeria at the forthcoming Rio 2016 Paralympic Games holding between September 7 and 18, 2016 in Brazil.The Media Officer of the Paralympic Committee Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Ibeh, said on Sunday that Team Nigeria will compete in three sports where it has comparative advantage at the Games. The events are athletics, power-lifting and table-tennis.Ibeh listed six athletes made up of five females and one male to compete in athletic events while 14 athletes (7 males and 7 females) are to take part in power-lifting events. Table-tennis has three athletes (2 males and 1 female) representing Nigeria.last_img read more

FIFA urges clubs and players to reach agreement over wages: sources

first_img“A similar principle applies for contracts scheduled to begin when the new season starts,” it said. “Meaning the entry into force of such contracts is delayed until the season actually does start.”In Italy, where all football has been suspended since March 9, clubs in Serie A agreed on Monday that player salaries will be reduced by a third of their gross annual earnings if the season should be cancelled, and a sixth if it resumes.– ‘Positive impact’ –Individual agreements must still be signed between the clubs and players, who will waive between two and four months’ salary.The decision was reached unanimously by Serie A clubs, with the exception of Juventus, which had already reached an agreement with its own players, said Lega Serie A.Juventus said the salary cuts accepted by its players and coach Maurizio Sarri over the period from March to June would have “a positive impact of 90 million euros on the 2019/2020 financial year”.In Spain, where Barcelona players, like their English counterparts, had been criticised for not agreeing a pay cut, six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi announced last week that the squad had agreed to a 70 percent pay reduction as the club faces a loss of revenue.“We clearly won’t manage to earn what we had been expecting to,” Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said.Atletico Madrid’s players quickly followed in agreeing a similar pay cut.In France, both the broadcasters who show Ligue 1 matches have refused to pay the latest instalments called for in their contracts. Several clubs, including Lyon and Marseille, have placed their squads on partial unemployment.Share on: WhatsApp Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | FIFA on Monday urged clubs and players to reach agreement on wage reductions to protect clubs suffering financial damage due to the coronavirus crisis, sources said.The call from world football’s governing body comes as Premier League clubs are locked in talks with players and their representatives about taking pay cuts after government ministers called on players to “play their part”.Italian top-flight football clubs on Monday agreed to cut the salaries of players, coaches and staff. Clubs in other countries, including Barcelona, have also cut player wages.FIFA is also recommending that players’ contracts be extended until the end of the interrupted football seasons and that the transfer window does not open until that time.The source said the health crisis had had “a major impact” on clubs’ revenues and that, like other sectors of the economy, football had to find “fair and equitable solutions” to protect jobs.Therefore FIFA “strongly encourages clubs and players to work together” to find agreements on a range of issues, including salaries.It is common practice for European player contracts to run until June 30.Players whose contracts expire this summer include Manchester City’s David Silva, Willian at Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani. At the moment, they will be free to leave on July 1 even if the season has not been completed.Given that the European seasons are suspended and there is no fixed date to resume at the current time, the source said FIFA proposes that contracts should be extended “until such time that the season does actually end”.A statement FIFA has prepared and which has been seen by AFP said: “With the current suspension of play in most countries, it is now obvious that the current season will not end when people thought it would. Therefore, it is proposed that contracts be extended until such time that the season does actually end.”last_img read more

India wins marathon championship

first_img18 Sep 2012 India wins marathon championship Lincolnshire’s India Clyburn is the new Midlands North women’s champion – capturing the title at the end of a stop-go tournament which took over two months to complete. The 15-year-old from Woodhall Spa (pictured) began her marathon campaign at Branston Golf Club in Staffordshire, back on July 5th. The stroke play qualifying and the quarter-finals were played – but then the weather intervened and torrential rain flooded the course. It proved impossible to complete the championship and the plate event within the two-day schedule. Organiser Cherry Loomes took on the task of rescheduling the individual matches, fitting in with the players’ other competition commitments and holidays. Gradually, the games were played and the final has just taken place, with India beating Emma Newlove (Beeston Fields, Nottinghamshire) by 4/3. Earlier, in the semi-finals, India beat Florence King (Rothley Park, Leicestershire & Rutland) while Emma defeated Lucy Evans (Wrekin). India is a past winner of the Midlands’ junior champion of champions title and of the Lincolnshire girls’ championship. She was in the England Golf girls’ squad at the recent North of England U16 championship. The Plate final, also played this month, was won by Bronwyn Davies (Trentham, Staffordshire) who beat Harriet Allsebrook (Shifnal, Shropshire) by 3/1. Harriet had been four down with four to play but won two holes with birdies before succumbing on the 17th. The Midlands North region represents the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire.last_img read more

Spend Father’s Day Weekend at the Olympic Air Show

first_imgFacebook59Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaThurston County skies will be buzzing with warbirds and aerobatic performers during the Olympic Air Show on Father’s Day Weekend, June 17th and 18th at Olympia Regional Airport.Families are welcome during the 2-day Olympic Air Show.Hosted by the Olympic Flight Museum, this 19th annual event is one of only three warbird and aerobatic aircraft gatherings in Washington State. Seven decades of aircraft technological advances will be on display, from vintage bi-planes to high-performance jets.The featured guests this year include a Dornier Alphajet and a TA-4F. The museum’s own collection of rare aircraft will be exhibited, including the award-winning Goodyear Corsair, a P-51 Mustang American Beauty, an L-39 Albatross, and a helicopter exhibition featuring an AH-1 Cobra and UH-1 Huey. Other event highlights include a WWII encampment featuring authentic military vehicles and uniformed personnel, and numerous other historical displays.  Families will enjoy an area for youth activities.  Food, merchandise vendors and a beer garden will also be available.The Olympic Air Show will welcome back the Smoke-N-Thunder Jet Car, and will again challenge it to a friendly race each day of the show.  In addition, the Olympic Air Show is very pleased and honored to host the U.S. Special Operations Command Para-commandos jump team.Port of Olympia is proud to be a sponsor of the Olympic Air Show, which offers historic, educational and fun activities for all ages. For complete details see the Olympic Air Show website.19th Annual Olympic Air ShowJune 17-18 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Olympia Regional Airport, 7643 Old Highway 99 SE, Tumwater, WAHosted by Olympic Flight Museum360.705.3925 – [email protected]$12 online, $15 at the door, Ages 6 and under FREElast_img read more

Leafs have all the shots but Posse get the goals in 4-2 victory over Nelson

first_imgIt’s four losses and counting for the Nelson Leafs.Princeton Posse scored twice in the opening four minutes to double the Nelson Leafs 4-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday in Samilkameen Country.The loss is the first of a three-game road swing through the Okanagan Conference.Nelson, failing to take advantage of a loss by Murdoch-leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks to Creston Friday, has not won since October 22 when the Leafs defeated the Columbia Valley Rockies.Jaden Janzen and Alex Demchuk gave the home side the early lead after beating Andrew Walton in the Leaf nets.Carsen Willans, with his fourth of the season, cut the margin to 2-1 before the period ended as the Leafs pounded Princeton goalie Phoenix Logan-Hill with 14 shots.Nelson, tossing everything but the kitchen sink at the Posse, continued its assault on the Princeton goal with 12 more shots in the second, but was denied by Logan-Hill.In the third the teams combined for three goals in a span of 49 seconds, but it was the Posse scoring two of the markers to pull out the victory.Eric Kubis and Kurtis Bond completed the scoring for Princeton while affiliate player Colton Dawson, with his first ever Junior Hockey goal, replied for the Leafs.Nelson finished the game out shooting the Posse 39-22.The Leafs continued the road trip Saturday in Kelowna against the Chiefs.BLUELINES: The Leafs record falls to 12-7-0-1. . . .The Posse officially ended the scoring streak of Nelson sniper Patrick Martens at 14 games. During the streak Martens, falling to fifth in KIJHL scoring race, scored 18 times while adding 14 helper for 32 points. . . .Nelson’s high-powered offence has hit a low during the losing streak. In five previous games before the streak, all wins, the Leafs averaged five goals per game. During the recent four losses that goal output has dropped to three per game, with three of the games Nelson only managing two goals. . . .The Leafs had defenceman Walker Sidoni and forward Matti Jmaeff back in the lineup. Jmaeff has struggled of late and not scored in four [email protected]last_img read more

In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgTwo football kicks off tomorrowThe Portmore Football League (PFL) will kick off its 2015-16 football season with a uniform parade and opening matches in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two at Cedar Grove playing field, tomorrow, beginning at 12 noon.There will be a uniform parade of all eight teams and a meet-and-greet session with officials of the PFL and sponsors.At 1:00 p.m., Braeton FC tackle Cumberland. In the feature, at 3:00 p.m., Cedar Grove and Edgewater will lock horns in what is expected to be a keen battle.Last year’s champions, Hellshire United, have been promoted to the St Catherine Division One competition.GC Foster, Federal BH basketball titlesThe curtain came down on the Business House Basketball Association three-on-three competition with National Housing Trust (NHT) and Courts capturing the division one and two titles, respectively.On Wednesday, at the Stadium Courts, NHT dethroned defending champions Grace Canning, 3-2, in the best-of-five finals, winning the deciding game, 42-34, in what was a closely contested series.On Monday, Courts defeated Sagicor, 37-25, in game four to capture the division two title, 3-1.Lamey leads Scotia to Ninth Interbank titleTwo goals from former national player, Kevin Lamey, led defending champions ScotiaBank to a 3-2 win over National Commercial Bank (NCB) in the Western Sports/JNBS Norman Goodison Interbank football league final at Winchester Park last Sunday. Scotiabank were winning the title for the ninth consecutive year.Lamey opened the scoring in the 10th minute, but Sheldon Maragh found the equaliser for NCB in the 21st minute. Lamey then made it 2-1 on the stroke of half-time.Donovan Hibbert scored from 30 metres out to make it 3-1 midway the second half. Andre Messam pulled back a goal for NCB in the 79th minute.Scotia played tough defence to hold NCB at bay in the closing stages. Independence Citycenter_img United clashGC Foster and Federal United will look to secure their second win in as many matches as the teams go head-to-head at GC Foster College, in the St Catherine Major League football competition, this afternoon, at 3:00 p.m.In another game today, Portsmouth oppose Tru-Juice at Portsmouth Primary School.In matches played recently, Federal United blanked Frasziers Whip 3-0, GC Foster beat Newland 3-1, Dela Vega City tagged Portsmouth 2-0, Old Harbour Bay clipped Royal Lakes 2-1, Tru-Juice edged Dunbeholden 1-0, Christian Pen and New Raiders drew 0-0.NHT, Courts capture shock champs in INSPORTS/Chubby footballIndependence City Primary carved out a shock 1-0 win over defending champions Portsmouth in the feature match of a double-header on the opening day of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Chubby Portmore Primary Football League at Portsmouth Primary on Tuesday. Shevaughn Haynes scored the all-important goal for Independence City in the 52nd minute.In the opening game at the venue, Bridgeport came from behind to draw 2-2 against Waterford. Jevin Parkinson (ninth) and Rocede Rose (11th) gave Waterford an early 2-0 lead, but strikes by Omarie Thompson (48th) and Jaheim McLeod (52nd) gave Bridgeport a share of the points.More than $300,000 of combined investment from sponsor Jamaica Beverages and chief organiser the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)has been pumped into this year’s competition.The competition is slated to culminate on December 4. Twelve teams, 240, players have been registered.Jermaine Bibbons, brand manager, Jamaica Beverage, said the programme is ideal for its brand but also encouraged the participants to make full use of opportunities the competition provides.”For Chubby, we are about fun, magic, and potential, and that’s what we want you to enjoy during this competition,” said Bibbons. “It is also very important to listen to your coaches, your teachers, and parents. You must fight hard to win but play fair. It’s not all about winning because if you lose, it’s not the end of the road.”Commending Jamaica Beverages for their support, Institute of Sports’ media-relations officer Andrew Hancel said it is also important that players take a balanced approach towards the sport and academics.”It is important to grab this opportunity because football can make you into millionaires, but academics is key,” said Hancel. “Too often I’ve seen players like you with immense potential get left behind because they didn’t see the importance of a good education.”With education, a player is able to connect the other important factors required to play at a higher level, and remember, there is always life after football,” he emphasised.The competition continues on Tuesday. Kensington Primary won the dress parade. Jamaica Beverages, through its Chubby drink, is the main sponsors of the league.Portsmouth make winning start in INSPORTS netballPortsmouth made an impressive start in defence of their title as they rushed past Waterford 14-3 in a lopsided game in the second match of a double-header, as the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Primary Netball League commenced with opening games and a dress parade at the Kensington Primary School on Thursday. Portsmouth Primary won the dress parade.Portsmouth jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead after the first quarter and consolidated at 8-2 by half-time, then cruised through the rest of the game. Trishana Gray (10 goals) and Shakera Baker (four goals) led the victors’ scoring. Jamalia Haynes scored all three goals for Waterford.In the opening match, home team Kensington Primary defeated Belmont Park 6-1. Hanna-K Hobbs (four goals) and Nachrista Spencer (two goals) scored for Kensington. The competition continues on Wednesday.Passagefort face Waterford in SE St Catherine dominoDefending champions and top-ranked Passagefort United will put their title on the line tomorrow in a do-or-die semi-final contest against arch-rivals Waterford in the South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League, sponsored by Member of Parliament, Colin Fagan, at Garveymeade Sports Club.In another semi-final clash, number two ranked Westmeade Rising Stars will square off against nemeses Ken’s Wildflower at Myrtle Way, Old Passagefort. Ken’s Wildflower were soundly beaten by Westmeade, 250-214, in the final preliminary round match, so the rematch is expected to be a real tussle. Both games will begin at 1 p.m.Spit Fyah, Giants in End-of-round domino finalSurprise team Giants will battle favourites Spit Fyah in the Jamaica Domino Council Association (JDCA) League at the association’s home, Melbourne Cricket Club, Courtney Walsh Drive, tomorrow, starting at noon.Both Spit Fyah, which won the mid-season final against veteran club Caribbean Classic, and Giants, ended the round on 32 points apiece.Meanwhile, Spit Fyah (57 points) once again defeated second-place Caribbean Classic (53 points), 300-295. Third-place Giants (50 points) cut down Small Axe, 300-228. The quarter-finals of the league will be played on Sunday, November 15.Portmore Divisionlast_img read more

News in brief: Whites beat Pompey in friendly, mixed fortunes for Robson

first_imgEidfeld scored twice in Tuesday’s gameFulham Under-21sThomas Eisfeld scored twice and Alex Kacaniklic pulled on a Fulham shirt for the first time since August as Fulham beat Portsmouth 3-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Tuesday.The Whites fielded a strong line-up which included Gabor Kiraly, Kay Voser, Dan Burn, Elsad Zverotic, Patrick Roberts, George Williams and Moussa Dembele, but it was summer signing Eisfeld who did the damage with two first-half free-kicks.Kacankilic, recalled last week after four months on loan at FC Kobenhavn, came off at the break and Pompey reduced the arrears on 65 minutes, only for Jordan Evans to restore the two-goal lead shortly afterwards.Emerson HyndmanThe Fulham midfielder has been named in the USA squad for this month’s Concacaf Under-20 Championship. The tournament, held in Jamaica, runs between 9-24 January and the USA will play five group matches, against Guatemala, Panama, Aruba, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. It also acts as a qualifying competition for the Under-20 World Cup.Josh PassleyThe full-back has returned to Fulham after his loan deal with Shrewsbury Town expired. Passley, 20, made seven appearances for the Shrews after joining them towards the end of November, and helped them keep five clean sheets in that time.Kieran MorrisThe Brentford development squad defender has extended his loan at former club Stourbridge until 8 February. The 19-year-old re-joined the Northern Premier League side in December, having left there in 2013 to sign for the Bees.Middlesex FAHayes & Yeading United pair Luke Bersey and Dylan Kearney and Wealdstone’s Jack Smith have been named in the Middlesex FA’s Under-18 squad to take on Durham in the FA County Youth Cup quarter-final. Five of the 19 players are from Bedfont Sports, with Norman Bukowski, Tyler DeCruz, Joe Jackson, Antone Jarvis and Darryl Sanders all called up. Harefield United trio Karim Chaibi, Jordon Keeley and Reece Tiley and Wembley’s Carl Pearce complete the west London representatives. The match takes place on Saturday 17 January, at Northwood FC, with a 1pm kick-off.Sam RobsonThe Middlesex opener endured contrasting fortunes on day two of England Lions’ tour match against a Gauteng Invitational XI in Soweto. Robson, who made 109 on Monday as the Lions’ amassed 443, claimed three catches to help bowl the home side out for just 179. However, he made just one run in the tourists’ second innings, trapped lbw by Matthew Arnold, as they closed on 43-3.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Fortuna wrestlers win HDL meet

first_imgThe Fortuna boys wrestling team edged out Del Norte by a slim three-and-a-half point margin to claim first place at the Humboldt-Del Norte League Championships Saturday, in Fortuna. As a team Fortuna scored 147 points to Del Norte’s 143.5. Eureka finished the day in third place with 108 points to round out the podium.“The credit goes to the coaching staff and these kids who worked so hard every day in practice,” Fortuna head coach Steve Schmalzel said. “Our coaches come from all walks of …last_img

Warriors’ Draymond Green gets engaged, Steve Kerr announces

first_img“The time’s been great,” Kerr told reporters after … Warriors coach Steve Kerr broke the news that his All-Star forward Draymond Green got engaged while the team has been in Los Angeles the past few days.While talking about the team’s relaxing time in Southern California, Kerr sort of let it slip Monday that Green is now engaged to be married to reality TV star Hazel Renee. Neither of them had officially announced the big news, so Kerr beat all the entertainment news websites to the story.last_img

What’s Wrong with an Inbound Only Strategy

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now What is the size of your total addressable market? What percentage of that market is actively considering buying whatever it is that you sell? What percentage of those that are actively looking are considering buying from you?Statistics on the percentage of prospects actively looking for what you sell are commonly cited as something close to 10 percent of the market. If you have a monopoly, then maybe inbound marketing efforts are enough to meet your growth targets. Why would you ignore 90 percent of the people and companies that would benefit from what you are selling? By not addressing the 90 percent of the market, you are leaving them to develop relationships with your competitors.Let’s say you are brilliant at inbound marketing. Why still would you require your prospects to search and find you, rather than making it your responsibility to identify and pursue the very people and companies that your company was built to serve? Is the fear of interrupting someone so great that you can’t imagine doing so? Is the value you create so insignificant that you don’t believe it is worth your prospective client’s time? Is your belief so small that you don’t believe that you need to act with urgency to help your prospective clients produce the better results you produce?While you are passively waiting for clients to beat a path to your door, your competitors are not. They’re willing to do what you are not. When they make more money and capture market share, they create a competitive advantage, one that isn’t going to be reclaimed by principles that suggest you can only help people who come to you for help, when they come to you for help, and one that requires that they bump into your content marketing.All prospecting methods have value, but none are as effective as a well-balanced approach that includes different methods of prospecting, most of which are likely to be outbound. Competition is part of markets, and there is no reason to compete with one hand tied behind your back.last_img read more