NFF Electoral Committee Amends 2018 Electoral Timetable

first_imgThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Electoral Committee has rolled out a new timetable for elections into the NFF Executive Committee 2018-2022, with intending candidates now able to buy and return forms within a fresh grace period of Friday, 17th and Friday, 24th August 2018.According to the new timetable, screening of candidates will now be done between 27th and 29th August, with names of candidates to be published on Thursday, 30th August.Protests and appeals will be heard and treated between 4th and 6th September, after same must have been submitted between 31st August and 3rd September. Publication of final list of candidates will be done on Friday, 7th September. Elections into the NFF Executive Committee 2018-2022 will hold on Thursday, 20th September 2018.“Consequent upon the resolutions of the NFF Extra-Ordinary General Assembly held in Benin City on Thursday, 2nd August 2018, the amendments to the 2018 Nigeria Football Federation Elections Time Table have been adopted by the Electoral Committee, as the statutory provisions of the 2010 NFF Statutes, NFF Electoral Code 2009 and Guidelines of Elections into the NFF 2018 have been suspended by the Congress,” the NFF statement concluded.THE AMENDED 2018 NFF ELECTIONS TIME TABLE1. Continuation of Sales, Endorsements and Return of Nomination Forms, Friday 17th – Friday, 24th August, 2018, by 9.00am-6:00pm daily.2. Screening of Candidature, Monday, 27th – Wednesday, 29th August, 2018, by 10:00am-5;00pm daily.3. Release of the names of candidates, Thursday, 30th August, 2018.4. Submission of Protests/Appeals Friday, 31st August – Monday, 3rd September, 2018.5. Hearing of Protests/Appeals, Tuesday, 4th – Thursday, 6th September, 2018.6. Release/Publication of the final list of Candidates, Friday, 7th September, 2018.7. 2018 NFF Elections, Thursday, 20th September, 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

England internationals bid for Turkish title

first_img Three members of the England team that beat France earlier this month, Jack Hiluta (Chelmsford, Essex), Neil Raymond (Corhampton, Hampshire, IoW & CI) and Toby Tree (Worthing, Sussex), plus Ben Taylor (Walton Heath, Surrey), another international, will represent England Golf in the Turkish Open Amateur Championship at Antalya on 31st May – 3rd June. The 72-hole stroke play event is being played over two courses on the Turkish Riviera, at Antalya in Serik and over the Cornelia course in Belek. The event is normally staged in September but has been brought forward because the region’s courses will be the venue for this year’s World Golf Championships for the Eisenhower Trophy in October. Hiluta, (picture © Tom Ward) who will celebrate his 23rd birthday on 28th May, is the newly-crowned Spanish Amateur champion, having won the title at Alcanada in March. A graduate of the University of South Alabama, Hiluta made his full England debut against the French having been England boys’ captain in 2007. The former boy cap reached the quarter finals of the British Boys that year; in 2011 he finished tied third in the Berkshire Trophy. Raymond, 26, enjoyed a successful 2011 in which he won the Brabazon Trophy at Burnham & Berrow and became a full England international. He also played in the victorious Home Internationals team and followed up with inclusion in the European Nations Championship and against France recently. He was also successful in Australia over the winter, winning the New South Wales Medal in a playoff while enjoying several other high finishes. Taylor, 19, made his full England debut in last year’s Home Internationals and is a member of the current England squad. In 2010 he won the South East Junior Championship, the South of England Boys Championship and the Daily Telegraph Junior Championship. He also enjoyed a successful 2011, finishing second in the South East of England Links Championship, third in the Lagonda Trophy and reaching the last 16 of the English Amateur. He recently finished third in the Jones Cup in the United States when representing England Golf. Tree, who will turn 18 on 3rd June, is a former England under 14 and under 16 champion. He has also been capped at under 16 and boys levels before become the youngest member of England’s team against France. A consistent performer at national and international level, he won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters in 2011 and earlier this year won the Gauteng North Open in South Africa. He was also a member of England’s European Nations Championship squad. 21 May 2012 England internationals bid for Turkish title last_img read more

Rose Ladies Series: Rhodes earns plaudits as Hull claims the crown

first_img Mimi Rhodes led the way for a trio of England Golf representatives with a highly creditable top-ten finish at the opening event of the Rose Ladies Series.The inaugural tournament in a series of eight was eventually won in a play-off by England Golf graduate Charley Hull. The Solheim Cup star  made birdie to defeat tournament organiser Liz Young at the first extra hole after both women carded level par rounds of 70.However, the plaudits also flowed Rhodes’ way after the England women’s squad player posted a five over par round of 75 to earn a tie for seventh spot at the event staged at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club in Hampshire.Rhodes showed no sign of nerves to move to the top of the early leaderboard with fantastic birdies at her opening two holes.There was one more birdie in her round – at the 16th – and even dropped shots at her final two holes shouldn’t take away from her overall performance in the company of eventual winner Hull.There were also admirable performances from Surrey’s Lottie Woad and Dorset’s Louise Burke as they adapted to being under the spotlight as the only other amateurs in the field of elite players.Woad, playing in her first pro event and in the company of LET winner Meg MacLaren, shot an eight over par round of 78.The 16-year-old from Farnham Golf Club can look back with pride on her T26 finish.Burke – at just 15, the youngest competitor in the 47-strong field – shot a 10 over par round of 80 to finish in a tie for 33rd.Undoubted highlights of the day for the Broadstone Golf Club player were birdies at the 10th and 18th holes which saw her emerge from the experience with great credit.The next event in the Rose Ladies Series will be played at Moor Park Golf Club on 25 June with another trio of up and coming England Golf players involved against some of the best women professionals in the land.England Golf ambassador Justin Rose and his wife Kate have sponsored the series as the women’s game returns to competitive action after an enforced break during the COVID-19 outbreak. 18 Jun 2020 Rose Ladies Series: Rhodes earns plaudits as Hull claims the crown Tags: Charley Hull, Justin Rose, Lottie Woad, Louise Burke, Meghan MacLaren, Mimi Rhodeslast_img read more

Got Household Hazardous Waste? Try the HazoHouse

first_imgFacebook25Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County Public Health and Social ServicesMost of us have some household hazardous waste in our homes. These are items like cleaning supplies, adhesives, auto products, pool or spa chemicals, and bug and weed killers. Any product in your home that has the words, “Danger,” “Poison,” “Warning,” or “Caution” on it is hazardous and should NOT be thrown out in the regular trash.When hazardous wastes go into the trash, they can harm waste collection workers, get into our environment, and mix with other products to cause dangerous reactions. Instead, take them to HazoHouse at the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center, 2420 Hogum Bay Rd. To get to HazoHouse, take the entrance to the right of the main entrance.HazoHouse is open daily from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm.  When you get to HazoHouse, you drive up, stop your car, and the HazoHouse attendants will come out to assist you. They will take your items from you for free and dispose of the safely. Then you’re done.HazoHouse is right next to the Recycle Center. So when you go to HazoHouse, you can also recycle glass, cardboard, Polystyrene (also known as Styrofoam™), used motor oil, used cooking oil, and more. There are also donation collections sites for Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, and E-Cycle Washington. Make a trip to HazoHouse and the Recycle Center part of your spring cleaning tradition!For a complete list of items accepted at HazoHouse go to www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org/Hazo. If you are not sure where to dispose of a specific item, use the Where Do I Take My? website to find out.last_img read more

Olympia Resident and Former Addict Shares how Spirituality Improves Self-Esteem in…

first_imgFacebook130Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Bohlsen Group for Kay ChristyAs someone who has been clean for more than 30 years, Kay Christy is familiar with how addiction can erode an individual’s self-esteem. During her recovery process, she witnessed firsthand how important it is for people to develop self-confidence to overcome various obstacles in life.Helping individuals, especially those recovering from substance abuse, increase their self- esteem is exactly what Christy, a life coach, addresses in her book, “Gifts from Guidance.” In her book, she shares various affirmations and prayers tailored to help others improve their lives.Olympia author and recovered addict Kay Christy explores increasing self-esteem through spirituality in her new book.“Spirituality can sync the heart and mind to help people every day,” Christy said. “Prayers are universal in their message of love that bridges religion and spirituality with the human need for peace.”Christy is currently working to partner with various women’s substance abuse treatment centers in Oregon and Washington to teach those in recovery how improving their spirituality can aid in the process of becoming clean.“From my personal experience, I know that positive thought and prayer can be used to live a more fulfilling life,” Christy said. “I want to help individuals see the benefit of implementing spirituality into their daily life.”For more information, visit www.giftsfromguidance.com.Gifts from Guidance by Kay ChristyISBN: 978-1-4525-8998-5Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and BalboaAbout the authorKay Christy is a life coach who has been in recovery for more than 30 years. She received a bachelor’s degree in business from The Evergreen State College and a master’s degree in behavioral science from City University of Seattle. She resides in Olympia.last_img read more

Fast fact about 99th Grey Cup in Vancouver

first_imgSunday at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, the B.C. Lions play host to the Winnipeg Jets in the 99th Grey Cup.More than 6 Million football fans from coast to coast are expected to tune in for the Canadian Football League Championship.Some facts about the CFL Finale include:Teams: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. B.C. LionsKick off: 3:30 p.m., TSN, RDS, SIRIUS Satellite radio channel 157.Who’s watching:  The Grey Cup is the most-watched annual sports event in Canada. A record 6.4 million viewers tuned in for the 2009 game. Playing surface: Turf fieldHome records: Winnipeg, 5-4; B.C., 6-3Away records: Winnipeg, 5-4; B.C., 5-4 Head-to-head in 2011: Bombers won both meetings, and have won three straight going back to 2010.Head-to-head all time: Advantage to Winnipeg, 83-71-2 (regular season since 1954).Last Grey Cup meeting: Nov. 27, 1988, in Ottawa, Winnipeg won 22-21.Lions’ backstory: B.C. has been the hottest team during the last half of the CFL season. The Lions opened at 0-5 before winning 11 of the final 13 games. B.C. is led by CFL MOP Travis Lulay and Outstanding Canadian Paul McCallum.Bombers’ backstory: The Bombers are led by quarterback Buck Pierce, who played for B.C. before leaving after too many injuries. Winnipeg also boasts its “Swaggerville” defence.Most Grey Cup wins: 15, Toronto Argonauts.Most losses: 13, Winnipeg Blue Bombers.Most appearances: 23, Winnipeg (24th will come Sunday).Fewest wins: 3, Saskatchewan. Cup wins by West: 37 (since 1940). Cup wins by East: 34: (since 1940).Most points both teams: 83 (Saskatchewan 43, Hamilton 40, 1989).Fewest points both teams: 7 (Toronto 4, Sarnia 3, 1933 and Toronto 4, Winnipeg 3, 1937).Most points winning team: 54 (Queen’s University, 1923).Fewest points winning team: 4 (Toronto, 1933 and 1937).Most points losing team: 40 (Hamilton, 1989).Fewest points losing team: 0 (six times, most recently by Winnipeg, 1950).Widest margin of victory: 54 (Queen’s University 54, Regina Rugby Club 0).last_img read more

Erickson scores pair sparking Nelson U14 Selects to bronze medal

first_imgAfter opening the tournament with a 2-1 loss to eventual gold medal winner Wesburn Galaxy, the Selects went to work.Erickson, scoring the lone goal in the loss to Wesburn, and Kieran Dehnel powered Nelson to a 2-1 victory Campbell River Strikers before the Selects clinched a berth in the bronze medal contest with a convincing 5-0 decision over host Vernon United.Edan Soliid, Dylan Gyr, Dehnel with a pair and Erickson scored for the Selects in the dominating performance.Keeper Mason Scott, who was solid between the pipes throughout the four-day tournament, registered the shutout for the Selects.The team is coached by Kurt Dehnel and Eric Soliid and managed by Trevor Rimmer.The team includes, Andreas Rentke, Dylan Gyr, Matteo Mushumanski, Saxon Bowick, Matti Erickson, Kieran Dehnal, Tiger Good, Mark Rimmer, Kyran Kennedym Edan Sollid, Seth Edney, Felix Barron, goalkeeper Mason Scott, Tom Bryson, Pikoi Krempl Tinglin, Adam Kuch and Callum Cutler. Matti Erickson netted a pair of goals to spark the Nelson Selects to a 3-1 victory over South Burnaby United in the bronze medal match at the Les Sinnott Memorial Provincial B Cup Soccer Tournament Sunday in Vernon.The medal was the third of the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup season for the Heritage City association.The Nelson Selects captured the bronze medal in the U16 Boy’s Division, also in Vernon, while the U18 Girls took home its third silver medal in three years Sunday in Surrey.last_img read more

Joe Montana reveals link to firm at heart of college admissions scandal

first_imgSAN JOSE — The company at the center of a nationwide college admissions cheating scandal provided “minimal consulting services” to the family of Joe Montana, the legendary San Francisco 49er revealed Thursday night.“Mr. Singer’s company provided nothing more than minimal consulting services to our family, like so many other families, with the college application process,” Montana wrote in a tweet.“Fortunately,” the Hall of Famer and four-time Super Bowl winner continued, “our kids were able …last_img

CWG has left a legacy of white elephants

first_imgAt the Commonwealth Games, most world record holding swimmers, cyclists and divers performed to empty stands.Some months back President Pratibha Patil stood at the lectern in a crowded Jawaharlal Nehru stadium and announced in an animated high pitched voice ‘Let the Games BEGIN’. Her enthusiasm doubtless, emanated from not just the first time anyone in India has ever said those words, but also from the presumption that no one in future is likely to utter them.India is ranked by world sporting bodies – despite a heroic medals tally at the Commonwealth Games – closer to the end, than the beginning of the sports spectrum. Few would give it a rousing ovation in any international arena that includes sporting powerhouses such as China, the US, countries of Europe, South America and the Far East.With a grand opening ceremony, and without the disruptions of traffic, power or terrorism, the games were hailed a roaring success. Those who made the claim either belonged to the government or were merely saying so to avoid charges of sedition. Yet, by almost all standards, the Games were an abject failure. Merely the ability to allow them to happen is no measure of success.DeceptionOf course, India’s achievements on the badminton court and on the wrestling mat were laudable and came at a time when politics, corruption and administrative bungling had touched a new low. But this can hardly be confused with a rise in sporting interest ( Doubtless, the country’s shining cricket record will readily refute such an allegation, but a game played by a dozen nations cannot be used to make lofty sporting claims).A sporting nation is the first to recognise the skills and abilities of the world’s best athletes by seizing every opportunity to watch them at close range. At the Commonwealth Games, most world record holding swimmers, cyclists and divers performed to empty stands; as did world beating Australian and Pakistani hockey teams.By contrast, the India- Pakistan hockey match was sold out much in advance. Was this an indication of an interest in hockey or resurgent nationalism? Then came corruption. Did the absence of a difference between public funds and personal wealth, reduce India’s status from world power to banana republic? Will future international events be sought merely to fill private bank accounts? Certainly, the financial excesses of the Commonwealth Games smacked of a national shame, much more than the sight of paan stained toilets and reports of inadequate preparations in the international press.Amongst the corrupt, there have already been some superficial prosecutions. But revelations on graft and nepotism will doubtless get blunted over time, and soon enough tainted politicians will win big election majorities. And bigger glitzier events will doubtless be proposed. In time, voices propagating the future staging of mega international events will get louder and more vociferous.But the case for avoiding any such proposal was made obvious in the complete pretense needed to conduct the CWG. For those ten days Delhi was virtually out- ofbounds to its citizens. Schools and colleges closed, traffic diverted, roads divided into lanes. An unseemly military presence on the sidewalks; flower pots and excessive shrubbery flooded pavements; view cutters diverted attention away from slums, and road signage – absent for 50 years – suddenly appeared.So desperate was the city’s denial of its reality that Delhi had become an urban theatre – a colossal stage management of the lives of 16 million people. A difficult civility was forced on people who had happily lived without it for so long. Far too many of the city’s natural forces – despotic traffic, pollution, inept police, public defecation, urban hostility and street commerce – had to be held at bay to merely create the right atmospherics essential for the event.With no interest in sport, nor the inclination for mega events, the Games were a successful act of international deception. In the future, the rising tide of urban population, the growing demands on city utilities, and an increasingly self- centered middle class will ensure that the Indian city is unsuited for any collective endeavour. The Olympics and World Cups are best left to countries that have a natural inclination to foster a common spirit amongst citizens – places that have gone beyond the need to showcase their position in the world.Today, the legacy of the Commonwealth Games is unfortunately not a changed attitude to sport, but a glittering mass of structural steel, cement and aluminum, that have already begun to gather the rust of inactivity. Of the 12 new stadiums barely two or three will get used for the activity for which they were planned; the others will pass into a state of high maintenance or permanent decline. Had these stadiums been created with the intent of a future assimilation into the sporting life of the city with a planned integration with community or public school programmes, or had they been designed with new innovative architectural ideals, their worth in the long term would be guaranteed.As a structure that makes innovative use of construction materials, ideas of passive energy and cooling, and unique methods of circulating large numbers of people, Beijing’s Birds Nest stadium has made a significant contribution to the city fabric. Chinese pride in possessing something unique is wholly justified. Ordinary Chinese themselves describe the building as an important cultural monument, on par with the Great Wall. By contrast, for the CWG the Indian government chose to employ second rate proposals, with neither an informed design idea, nor a propagation of appropriate construction technology.ReuseThe unwritten brief for all projects was merely ‘ to look good’. In a city known as a junkyard for ramshackle and hopeless architecture, that itself was a lofty unattainable ideal. Indeed when mere completion and competence are prized, innovation becomes too distant a goal.Around the world many of the cities that played host to the Olympics have had to install significant civic programs to prevent their new stadiums from going to seed.Atlanta’s Olympic stadium was converted into a baseball park, a public facility that today gets ample usage. Beijing’s Birds Nest Stadium has been put to multiple uses, including winter amusement park and temporary rock concert venue. The Chinese government eventually plans to convert it into a shopping centre. Nearby, the famous Water Cube of the Aquatic Center has become a concert hall, staging Russian opera and ballet.PossibilitiesIn the 100 year life of a building, what is the ultimate use of a Rs 900 crore stadium that supported a Rs 50 crore balloon for a few hours of glitz and glamour? The chances that it will ever be used to its original capacity are not just negligible but non- existent.Barely four months after the event, the showpiece Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium already wears a forlorn look. It won’t be long before peeling plaster and cracked walls render it as just another of Delhi’s many anonymous public projects.Like the decaying smudged walls of housing that stretch endlessly to the Delhi horizon, the stadium too will be adrift among the dreary mass of forgotten buildings.Should then a serious physical restructuring be considered for its reuse, as for other Commonwealth structures? Would the boxing arena make a useful health centre for East Delhi; could the aquatic centre be converted into a public spa and club? Indeed could the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium support an indoor/ outdoor bazaar, or perhaps low- cost housing for the labour that helped construct it? Obviously, decisions on such changes can be taken only after a comprehensive review of the possibilities available in each building.And an administration that has the will to carry out such a radical experiment through serious dialogue or architectural competitions. A government that has spent thousands of crores to erect new stadiums can surely spend a couple of lakhs to take stock of the immense possibilities that now lie strewn about Delhi.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Joshua Pacio, new ONE strawweight champ Yosuke Saruta open to rematch

first_imgPhoto from ONE Championship.JAKARTA, Indonesia–Last Saturday night won’t be the last time Joshua Pacio and Yosuke Saruta would be slugging it out inside the ONE Championship cage.With their world title fight too close to call, it’s almost inevitable that the two would be pitted against each other soon in a rematch.ADVERTISEMENT Hugo Ruiz dominates Jhack Tepora replacement in featherweight bout SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight PLAY LIST 00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight00:50Trending Articles04:36Joshua Pacio is the new ONE Strawweight world champion02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “Agree or not, I have to agree [with the result] because that’s the decision of ONE Championship so next time I fight, I need to win convincingly,” he said in Filipino.“I want a rematch right away but it would still depend on ONE. I’m motivated to come back and I can’t wait to train again and return to the cage.” Saruta, who was just a replacement fighter for his injured compatriot Hayato Suzuki, took the belt after earning a split-decision win.The 23-year-old Pacio, who yielded the crown in just his first title defense, doesn’t seem to agree with the decision but he isn’t the type to cry over spilled milk.The Team Lakay star has already set his sight on the potential second fight.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “If ONE tells me to do the rematch then, bring it on,” said the newly-minted strawweight champion Saruta through an interpreter.“I never say no to a match. I’ll fight anyone at any time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more