House to Hold Final Public Hearing on NFF Act Today

first_imgAnother bill for discussion at today’s hearing is the Act establishing the Nigeria Sports Anti-dropping Agency, the body responsible for carrying out all functions of the Nigerian anti-doping organisation.The committee will also discuss the bill for an Act to provide for the Administration and Management of Sports in the country.This body is to handle the establishment of sports institutions and facilities, harness sports development and to encourage and promote drug-free sports and recreation in Nigeria.Over the years, football stakeholders have clamoured for the autonomy of the Glass House from government control. But the government that has been funding almost all its activities has been exerting influence through the supervising Federal Ministry of Sports.Total government control has made it impossible for any incumbent president of the NFF (A) to seek re-election and most corporate bodies shy away from partnering the football federation.The administration of Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi at its 2008 Congress approved the change of the then NFA to NFF in line with FIFA Statues.However, that change remained mere paper work as it has no legal backing.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaThe House of Representatives Committee on Sports is to hold a public hearing today on the bill proposing to repeal the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Act.The Upper Chamber of the National Assembly (the Senate) had earlier conducted its own hearing on the same NFA act and passed it.Today’s public hearing in the lower chamber is scheduled to hold at the Conference Room 028, New building of the Assembly complex in Abuja starting from 10 am.In a paid advertisement signed by Rt. Hon Goni Bukar Lawan, the House Committee on Sports is inviting the general public and stakeholders to vent their airs on the bill seeking to repeal the Nigeria Football Association Act, CAP. N110, Law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and enact the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Act.last_img read more

Guilford, Greensboro Colleges feed locals through Soup Bowl competition

first_img Published on September 9, 2014 at 12:01 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Guilford College and Greensboro College, both in North Carolina, are competitive in almost everything they do. Even in off-field contests, each school tries to outdo the other.For their annual football matchup, the Gate City Soup Bowl, any fan that brings at least two canned food items to the game doesn’t have to pay the $5 admission price to the Division III matchup.When Guilford (1-0) blew out Greensboro (0-1) 52-0 on Saturday, the namesake competition was which school collected more cans of food. Guilford won with 5,102 food items to Greensboro’s 2,402. All of the proceeds from the 2,700 fans at Guilford’s sold-out Appenzeller Field benefitted the Greensboro Urban Ministry.“If they can work toward a common goal of collecting food items, then it unites everyone around that goal,” said Christine Byrd, Director of Development and Communication at the Greensboro Urban Ministry.The Greensboro Urban Ministry distributes over 1.5 million pounds of food each year and over 100,000 pounds each month. Most donations come from independent food drives, like the Soup Bowl’s. But without these collections, the demand for food in Greensboro would not be met, Byrd said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGreensboro is one of the most food-insecure cities in America and the Greensboro Urban Ministry’s supply is typically depleted at the beginning of September before the holiday season. With the winter months just around the corner, the Soup Bowl has a strong effect on the Greensboro community.“Right now, it is most crucial,” said James Shields, Director of Guilford’s Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning. “The Greensboro Urban Ministry, where the cans will be going this year, their food bank is almost completely depleted at this point. So the need is really big.”Guilford senior Turner Votipka, president of Guilford’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, said that the Soup Bowl is the most hyped-up game of the year. Campus leaders, including resident advisers, set up signs and boxes for donations leading up to the game. Votipka, a member of the men’s tennis team and a resident adviser, said that entire hall goes to the game together.“The students get into the game because them going to the game helps them defeat Greensboro, also because they’re bringing cans. They’re bringing support for the team,” Votipka said. “So especially what we want is a double win against Greensboro.”At Greensboro, every residence hall participated to see which one could bring the most cans. Every first-year student seminar also joined in and the winning seminar earned a group prize. Preparation for Greensboro began at freshman orientation when students were told about the Soup Bowl and to begin collecting.At Guilford, the athletic teams have a challenge to see which team can average the most cans per person. Guilford’s football team also won this with an average of 11.6 cans per team member.Since 2009, the Soup Bowl has been played during the first week of September. Having this game just a couple weeks after students return to campus has long-lasting benefits, not just for those receiving the canned food.Said Votipka: “If you unify school right off the bat, then you’re really looking forward to a good school year.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Allee named bettingexpert.com’s World Tipster Champion

first_img Related Articles German tipster, Allee, has been named World Tipster Champion 2019 as part of an annual competition run by Better Collective’s flagship tipster network, bettingexpert.com.The annual competition, sponsored by Bet365, monitors the best tipsters across Bettingexpert’s different language portals, with allee awarded a cheque of €10,000.World Tipster Champion 2019, allee celebrated the accolade: “Being the World Tipster Champion is a dream coming true. I have been a part of the Bettingexpert community for many years and enjoy helping other tipsters to improve their betting performance while also competing against some of the best tipsters in the world. I will definitely participate again next year to defend the title – taking home the title for two consecutive years would be incredible.”Over the course of twelve months, Allee delivered 7,022 tips, generating an average yield of 16.84 per cent.Christian Kirk Rasmussen, Co-Founder and COO at Better Collective, said: “The betting expertise within the bettingexpert.com community is outstanding and considering the many thousand skilled tipsters that have taken part in this year’s competition, allee has proven to be one of the best tipsters in the world as he outperformed his competitors. “His tips have contributed to enable sports enthusiastic bettors to get the most entertainment for their money and therefore, he undoubtedly deserves the prize as World Tipster Champion 2019.” Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Share Better Collective Spotlight: How Betarades.gr is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more

Ghana FA boss chairs Juvenile Football Committee

first_imgThe Executive Council of the GFA has named an eight-member Juvenile Committee of the FA, with GFA President, Kurt Okraku as Chairman.The FA President decided to lead the Juvenile Committee in pursuit of his desire to revive Ghana football from the grassroot.Executive Council member, Samuel Anim Addo is the Vice Chairman of the Committee.Other members are: Mensah Agbovor, Eugene Gyaquaye, Amidu Abdulai, Michael Fiaduse, Kasim Abubakar and Daniel Boateng.The Juvenile Committee will be responsible for formulating policies for the development, control, promotion, management, organisation and administration of juvenile football in Ghana .The Committee, among other duties, will formulate regulations for the re-positioning of juvenile football in the country and assist in the formation and management of the National Juvenile Teams (both male and female).The Committee is also tasked to instill discipline , fair play, patriotism and sportsmanship in juvenile football in the country.The Committee, as part of its work, will aim at ingniting passion in the juvenile football sector (formerly called colts football) which is the bedrock of Ghana football. Source: Ghana FAlast_img read more

Mayweather v Pacquiao in jeopardy? Bob Arum concerns slammed by Leonard Ellerbe

first_imgMayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe has rubbished suggestions Floyd Mayweather Jr v Manny Pacquiao is in jeopardy.Fraught negotiations have been a constant subplot in the making of Mayweather v Pacquiao over the years. Another possible hitch was put forward by the Filipino’s promoter, Bob Arum, who told Yahoo Sport on 8 April that the lack of a signed contract between MGM Resorts – the venue – and the respective promoters had left what will be the richest fight in boxing history in doubt.”I don’t know anymore,” Arum said on the possibility of the showdown not going ahead. “I’ve never been in this area before.”But Ellerbe has since told Yahoo Sports: “The notion the fight is in jeopardy is ridiculous.”Arum claimed there is still no final contract between the promoters and MGM Resorts less than a month away from the fight date, a development that has prevented fight tickets from going on sale.Yahoo explained a memo outlining the deal was signed by both parties in February, shortly before Mayweather made the official confirmation. The memo, which also addresses the distribution of tickets and rooms between MGM and the promoters, was then meant to be included in a final contract for all parties to sign, but that has yet to happen. “We’ve got nothing,” Arum said. “They’re [MGM] are going around saying: “The fight, the fight, blah blah blah, but they’ve got nothing. They have no contract. Nothing. We haven’t even seen a draft… What is happening now is absolutely intolerable. For the MGM to think that everything is resolved and so forth when nobody has ever discussed terms, is the most insane thing ever.”But Ellerbe has furiously hit back at Arum, indicating his counterpart is attempting to create problems where there are none just because he is not the “lead promoter”.”The reason this fight is in La Vegas is because Floyd Mayweather insisted it be in Las Vegas. It is no secret that Bob is the one who wanted to shop the fight around,” he said. “You have to remember, he went on a profanity-laced tirade ridiculing the MGM and its management. We are not falling for those tactics. Every time he doesn’t get his way, he goes running to the press misrepresenting the facts.”The bottom line is this: Bob cannot stomach the fact that he is not the lead promoter. Reality has set in, and this is typical Bob. My responsibility is to ensure every deal is done properly, to benefit the fighters and the event.”–last_img read more

Kenichi Yatsuhashi not underrating Samatex in the FA Cup

first_imgHearts of Oak coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi is ruling out any form of complacency as his side prepares to take on Division One League side Samatex in their FA Cup round of 32 tie.According to Japanese American, any club playing Hearts now play with an extra incentive and energy.As a result, his side will approach the Samatex tie with all seriousness.“We take every game serious and we will never underrate this game,” Keni told Asempa Sports.“Every team that plays Hearts now, plays with extra energy.”“They play with much strength to prove a point against us. So if we underrate them, it will be to our own detriment,” Kenichi added. Hearts of Oak are winless in two games after defeating Wassaman 3-0 in a round of 64  FA Cup tie.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #joysportslast_img read more

Tiger Woods’ score: Round 2 results, highlights from 2019 British Open

first_img Tiger Woods’ score: Round 2 updates, highlights from 2019 British OpenLeaderboardThe Open Championship17 – 20 July 2019Pos.Player NameNationalityScoreRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total1Shane LowryRepublic of Ireland-15676763722692Tommy FleetwoodEngland-9686766742753Tony FinauUSA-7687068712774Lee WestwoodEngland-6686770732784Brooks KoepkaUSA-6686967742786Rickie FowlerUSA-5706966742796Danny WillettEngland-5746765732796Robert MacIntyreScotland-5687271682796Tyrrell HattonEngland-56871716927910Patrick ReedUSA-47167717128011Justin ThomasUSA-37170687228111Jon RahmSpain-36870687528111Francesco MolinariItaly-37469726628111Tom LewisEngland-37568687028111Alex NorenSweden-36871687428116Rory SabbatiniSouth Africa-27070717128216Ryan FoxNew Zealand-26875706928216Sanghyun ParkSouth Korea-26972687328216Lucas BjerregaardDenmark-27068747028220Erik Van RooyenSouth Africa-17068727328320Matthew FitzpatrickEngland-17169707328320Henrik StensonSweden-17069687628320Jordan SpiethUSA-17067697728320Justin RoseEngland-16967687928320Lucas GloverUSA-17269717128320Doc RedmanUSA-17171717028320Cameron SmithAustralia-17066717628320Stewart CinkUSA-17468717028320Louis OosthuizenSouth Africa-17072726928330Webb SimpsonUSAPar6871717428430Kevin KisnerUSAPar7071707328432Bernd WiesbergerAustria+17071747028532Byeong Hun AnSouth Korea+17367707528532Kiradech AphibarnratThailand+16873776728532Joost LuitenNetherlands+17369717228532Andrew WilsonEngland+17667717128532Jason KokrakUSA+17469746828532Ernie ElsSouth Africa+17169727328532Dylan FrittelliSouth Africa+16869707828532Andrew PutnamUSA+17067707828541Russell KnoxScotland+27071687728641Callum ShinkwinEngland+27071757028641Kyle StanleyUSA+27567737128641Matt KucharUSA+27068697928641Benjamin HebertFrance+27369737128641Justin HardingSouth Africa+27165747628641Aaron WiseUSA+27269717428641Xander SchauffeleUSA+27465697828641Patrick CantlayUSA+27071717428641Inn-Choon HwangSouth Korea+27271707328651Charley HoffmanUSA+37073707428751Dustin JohnsonUSA+37267727628751Branden GraceSouth Africa+37071757128751Matt WallaceEngland+37370727228751Shubhankar SharmaIndia+37072776828751Bubba WatsonUSA+37271737128757Kevin StreelmanUSA+47765747228857Adam HadwinCanada+47469727328857Thorbjørn OlesenDenmark+47268777128857Ashton TurnerEngland+46974776828857Paul CaseyEngland+47270737328857Graeme McDowellNorthern Ireland+47370687728863Romain LangasqueFrance+56972707828963Jim FurykUSA+57368757328963Paul WaringEngland+57568757128963Mikko KorhonenFinland+57269717728967Sergio GarciaSpain+66873717829067Yosuke AsajiJapan+67271717629067J.B. HolmesUSA+66668698729067Thomas PietersBelgium+67268747629071Eddie PepperellEngland+87072767429272Nino BertasioItaly+97271757529372Yuki InamoriJapan+970737080293Hole (Par)Round 2 score (Overall)Place1 (4)1-under (+6)T-1362 (5)1-under (+6)T-1373 (3)1-under (+6)T-1384 (4)1-under (+6)T-1365 (4)1-under (+6)T-1376 (3)2-under (+5)T-1277 (5)1-under (+6)T-1348 (4)1-under (+6)T-1349 (4)1-under (+6)T-13710 (4)2-under (+5)T-12811 (4)3-under (+4)T-11612 (5)3-under (+4)T-11813 (3)3-under (+4)T-11514 (4)3-under (+4)T-11315 (4)3-under (+4)T-11116 (3)3-under (+4)T-11317 (4)2-under (+5)T-12018 (4)1-under (+6)T-132Click here or refresh the page if you can’t view the leaderboard.Hole 18, Par 4, 473 yardsFinal tee shot goes right of the fairway into the rough. Approach shot lands short of the green, but he opts to use his putter anyways for the third shot that doesn’t get anywhere close to the hole. He needs two putts to end his day, and likely the tournament with a bodeyHole 17, Par 4, 405 yardsFirst two shots are both left and in some thick rough as the rain begins to pour. He manages to get to the green on his third shot, but misses the 18-foot attempt to save par. Bogey.Hole 16, Par 3, 236 yardsLands on the green off the tee and lags his first putt to about a foot in front of the hole for a tap-in par.Hole 15, Par 4, 418 yardsThird great tee shot today wasted by an awful approach. Took a big chunk with the wedge and comes up well short of the green. Third shot puts him about 4 feet from the hole, and he settles for par. He’ll likely need to birdie each of these final holes.Hole 14, Par 4, 470 yardsDecent tee shot puts Woods in the fairway and the approach shot puts him 28 feet from the cup. Another routine two-putt par. Four holes left.Hole 13, Par 3, 190 yardsLands safely on the green and to the left of the hole. A quick two-putt for par.Hole 12, Par 5, 530 yardsFinds the rough off the tee and again on the second shot. He’s able to find the green with his third shot, about 15 feet from the hole. Two-putts for par.Hole 11, Par 4, 475 yardsTee shot just leaks into the rough. Approach shot sets him up for a chance at back-to-back birdies that he does indeed convert! Likely too little, too late.Hole 10, Par 4, 456 yardsA nice swing to a nice start for what is likely Woods’ final nine holes of the tournament. His entire group reaches the green with their approach shots, but it’s Woods who is closest. He drills the birdie putt.Hole 9, Par 4, 431 yardsPuts the approach shot within 10 feet of the cup for a real good opportunity at his third birdie of the front nine. Misses the easy birdie putt. Par and 1-under on the day as he makes the turn.Hole 8, Par 4, 430 yardsFound the fairway again with the driver, but it’s another poor approach shot. He recovers well to two-putt for par.Hole 7, Par 5, 590 yardsWow. Best tee shot of the tournament for Woods. Approach shot is waaayyy off, deep in the rough. Third shot puts it on the green, but the first putt is left well short. Woods misses the attempt to save par. BogeyHole 6, Par 3, 189 yardsTee shot lands a little left of the cup, but sets up a reasonable attempt at birdie. Woods makes his second birdie of Round 2 after having just one all of yesterday.Hole 5, Par 4, 382 yardsUses a driver for the first time today, and it lands pretty close to the green. Again, the attempt at birdie finishes just inches from the cup for an easy par.Hole 4, Par 4, 479 yardsTee shot lands perfectly in the middle of the fairway, and the approach shot sets Woods up 18 feet from the hole. The birdie putt is a tad too fast. Par. MORE: Watch the British Open live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Round 2 started on a high note for Woods as he birdied No. 1 and No. 6, doubling the amount of birdies he had all of Thursday. A bogey on No. 7 and two more on the final two holes of the round, however, spoiled any hopes of Woods rebounding from Thursday’s effort.Both Woods and Phil Mickelson are expected to miss the cut, which would be the first time ever in the 83 majors the duo has played together that such an event has occurred. The British Open is the final major of the year, and with Woods admittedly not feeling 100 percent at this tournament, it will be interesting to see which tournaments he plays to wrap up the season.Sporting News tracked live hole-by-hole scoring updates and highlights from Woods’ second round at the 2019 British Open. Follow along below.LIVE: Full leaderboard for the 2019 British Open Hole 3, Par 3, 174 yardsAnother good tee and approach shot sets up a manageable 25-foot putt for par that he sinks.Hole 2, Par 5, 572 yardsNear disaster for Woods after a great tee an approach shot. He used a putter on the third shot to hit the ball over a hill. The ball rolled backwards and came to a rest just before it rolled back down the hill. Two-putts it home for par.Hole 1, Par 4, 416 yardsThe tee shot resembles yesterday. It’s left into the rough and Woods grimaces. A great approach shot puts him 30 feet from the hole, and he nails the long putt for birdie! Good start.Can’t birdie them all if you don’t birdie the first. #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/zFBvrcnnVi— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) July 19, 2019center_img It wasn’t the disaster of Round 1, but major-title No. 16 will have to wait at least another nine months for Tiger Woods after a disappointing finish to his 2019 British Open.Woods shot a 1-under 70 to finish Round 2 at 6-over for the tournament and will likely miss the cut by at least four strokes. This would be just the 10th time he’s missed the cut at a major since turning pro in 1996.last_img read more

Eric Reid accuses NFL of changing CBA after players voted on it, calls for revote

first_imgReid is calling for an investigation into the changes and demanding a revote.My lawyers @meiselasb and @markgeragos sent a letter to the @NFLPA and @DeSmithNFLPA this morning demanding answers why language in CBA was changed after vote and demanding a new vote and investigation. Read the letter and compare CBA we voted on vs. CBA posted on NFLPA website. pic.twitter.com/1F2LapcQE2— Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) March 30, 2020MORE: Latest 2020 NFL Mock DraftThe letter highlights a difference in wording in the section about the league’s disability plan that affects former players who applied for Social Security disability insurance payments before Jan. 1, 2015. It claims the changed version of the CBA “reduces the benifits of an even greater population of disabled players than in the (initial) version.”Ben Meiselas, one of Reid’s lawyers, told The Associated Press that the discrepancy was discovered when they were “working with families of disabled players to guide them through the process.””And so Eric’s letter demands the invalidation and an investigation and a revote because how do you stick in language that players didn’t know they were voting for?” Meiselas said. “It’s perplexing and concerning even if the changes were minor that there was no transparency and no explanation. But here, the changes are major and drastically and dramatically impact disability benefits to players.” Once again, Eric Reid is at odds with the NFL.The free agent safety announced via Twitter that his personal attorneys had reached out to the NFLPA saying language posted on the NFLPA website regarding the CBA contains language different from that of the collective bargaining agreement the players approved on March 15. The NFL has yet to provide comment on the alleged changes. The NFLPA will not comment until its lawyers have had a chance to further examine the issue.This isn’t the first time Reid has challenged the NFL. He filed an official grievance letter with the NFL back in 2018, alleging that team owners and the league colluded to prevent his employment due to his protest of racial inequality in the U.S. alongside Collin Kaepernick.Reid, who was released by the Panthers with two years still left on the extension he signed in 2019, was strongly against the proposed CBA.last_img read more

Charles City man pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide charges

first_imgCHARLES CITY — A Charles City man facing vehicular homicide charges after an October crash that killed a child and injured three has pleaded not guilty. Authorities say 30-year-old Jesse Blade failed to stop at the intersection of Rudd Park Road and Glass Avenue on the morning of October 26th of last year, crashing into a vehicle driven by Ronald Fisher of Mason City. The crash killed nine-year-old Royce Fisher and injured Ronald Fisher, Sara Fisher and 11-year-old Aidyn Kline. A police report says Blade was driving 53 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone when he went through a stop sign and caused the crash. Authorities say his blood alcohol level was measured at .137, well over the legal limit of .08. Blade was charged with one count of vehicular homicide by operating while intoxicated, one count of vehicular homicide by reckless driving, three counts of serious injury by vehicle, and one count of OWI second offense. Blade pleaded not guilty to the charges last week in Floyd County District Court, with Judge DeDra Schroeder setting his trial to start on August 4th. If convicted of all the charges, Blade would face over 50 years in prison.last_img read more

City of Olympia Eases Downtown Olympia Holiday Shopping by Postponing Washington…

first_imgSubmitted by City of OlympiaThe Washington Center’s new facade and marquee is expected to be complete in early 2014.The City of Olympia and The Washington Center for the Performing Arts (The Center) are pleased to announce that the City is suspending construction on the Washington Center project through the holiday season. Washington Street will be fully open and accessible starting Saturday, November 23, 2013. Final construction will resume in early January.“We are excited to ring in the holiday season with our friends and neighbors in the community. A break in the project will give patrons and shoppers a chance to experience downtown Olympia without having to negotiate the construction,” says Executive Director Jill Barnes. “We look forward to celebrating the future of the Washington Center as the project wraps up in the New Year.”The Washington Center has many events planned during December. Enjoy Flamenco dancing, multiple performances of the Nutcracker, Clean Water/Cool Jazz, and even Sing-a-long Grease! Visit www.washingtoncenter.org for a listing of performances.Downtown merchants and Olympia Downtown Association also have a full day of Downtown for the Holidays activities planned for Sunday December 1st, from 12 noon-5pm. Visit www.downtownolympia.com for details. To make your holiday shopping even easier, downtown parking is FREE at 2 and 3 hour meters from December 12 through 24.In addition, you may view original artwork from local artist Ira Coyne on the front façade of the Washington Center. On large plywood panels, Coyne depicts the many eras of the Washington Center building, which opened in 1924 as the Liberty Theater and became the Olympic Theater in 1948.“We’re pleased to reopen Washington Street in time for the holiday season,” says Rich Hoey, Olympia’s Public Works Director. “We know that access is vital for a thriving downtown. We encourage residents to come down and support the businesses, see the art work, and enjoy a performance.”In January, work will resume and will include installing the brick and stone siding on Washington Street, completing the new entry canopy, and the hanging of a new marquee! One lane of Washington Street will be closed in January during this final stage of construction, lasting approximately four to six weeks. Facebook34Tweet0Pin0last_img read more