“I have come to appeal to you, to understand the situation of the federation, to understand the situation of the country at the present and exercise patience.“We will pay you all monies you are being owed as soon as we receive same from the government, just as we paid the Under-17 boys who won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile last year, after the tournament. And just as we sorted out Coach Samson Siasia’s wages as soon as we had the funds, after the Olympics.”Sanusi also recalled that the Super Eagles were owed monies for the match against Tanzania and were paid when funds for that match was made available by government.“As I speak with you, we are still owing the Super Eagles for the matches against Zambia and Algeria, but the memos have gone to government and are being looked at,” he said.“We must commend the Hon. Minister (Solomon Dalung). He has been energetically pushing the cases of the various national teams. We did the memo for the Women Africa Cup of Nations in October and it is being processed as we speak.”Stating that the NFF has embarked on aggressive drive to find a permanent solution to the issue of owing players and coaches, Sanusi said corporate players are now lending a listening ear to the NFF leadership and the federation’s finances would soon improve.“We are also working to get monies outstanding from former sponsors of the national teams, to complement what we are expecting from government.“In relation to all these, we are in the process of sorting out our TSA domiciliary accounts so that we can receive our due grants from FIFA and CAF, including the $80,000 prize money from the AWCON, once it is available.”But in her reaction to the inability of the NFF to pay, USA-based forward Francisca Ordega has regretted playing for the Super Falcons, saying she would have opted for another country because of the lack of support for women’s football in Nigeria.Ordega won her third women’s AFCON in Cameroon last weekend and has also represented Nigeria at Under-17 and Under-20 levels, but she said the neglect of women’s football by the country is most regrettable.“If I had not played for Nigeria at full international level, trust me I would have played somewhere else,” a frustrated Ordega blasted.“The U17 and U20 teams have been blamed for the performances at their recent World Cups, but they were poorly prepared for these competitions.“If this continues, Nigeria will soon cease to be a force in Africa because there will be no future Super Falcons.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has promised to pay the victorious Super Falcons, but that will be when they have the cash to pay them.NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, who met with the players and officials of the African champions at the Agura Hotel yesterday, said the federation is not happy owing players and coaches, but present severe economic challenges inform that it can only continue to seek the understanding of these persons, as well as hoteliers, travel agents and management and staff until the situation improves.“There is no gainsaying that there is severe economic challenges and all organisations, whether government or private, are feeling the pinch. It is not government’s doing; it is not anybody’s doing. We know we have financial commitment to you (players and officials of Super Falcons) and we have not at any time stated otherwise. But the money is not readily available at the moment,” he told the team.
This article is part of the Daily Trojan‘s supplement issue, “If you build it, will they come?” This semester’s supplement focused on the impact of the new Ronald Tutor Campus Center and University Gateway apartment complex, both of which will open this fall.On a Friday in April, four Daily Trojan staffers took a tour of the new Ronald Tutor Campus Center, which is scheduled to open in August. The building offers an array of venues new to USC’s campus, and administrators hope it becomes a destination for students during the week, at night and on weekends. Here’s one student’s take on the places in the campus center most likely to help reach that goal.The BallroomThe Ballroom is enormous. Our tour guide boasted that it can seat 1,200 students, and administrators have touted its flexibility. It can be used for concerts, plays, lectures, parties and formal dinners. It can also be divided into smaller sections for conferences and meetings. Student groups will be able to reserve this room. I imagine it will end up being a cross between Town and Gown and Bovard Auditorium.TraditionsFor students, Traditions is clearly the premiere attraction in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. It’s built like a sports bar, with booths facing a long bar and flat screen televisions lining the walls. The bar will also serve food and unlike in the past, the new Traditions will be open to anyone, even those under 21. Like at The Lab, students who are drinking will be required to show I.D. Given Traddies’ new hours — open until at least 2 a.m. on weekends — I could easily see it becoming a go-to hangout for students wanting to grab a bite or a drink, watch the game or just relax.Tommy’s PlaceTommy’s Place is connected to Traditions. It’s is a performance/hangout venue about twice the size of Ground Zero Café, and will be a great place for concerts, comedy sketches, readings, etc. It also has a huge screen that can broadcast live television, and we’re told Tommy’s will transform into a theater to watch away football games. There will also be pool tables. Combined with Traditions, Tommy’s seems like a great place for students to gather, but like everything else in the campus center I would have thought it’d be bigger, considering how many students will likely be using it.The Trojan Family RoomThe Trojan Family Room is the cornerstone of the campus center, the first thing you see when you enter the main doors. It seems, however, to be targeted least toward current students. It’s a large, circular room with fancy furniture and flashy memorabilia, but few televisions. The nearby concierge booth also struck me as strange. The Trojan Family Room seems like a way to sell USC to alumni and prospective students, who must walk by this room to reach the admissions center on the second floor. But I doubt many current students will hang out here.Moreton Fig RestaurantMoreton Fig Restaurant is the new Upstairs Commons. If you weren’t around for Upstairs Commons, you missed out: It was a sprawling upscale restaurant where students could use dining dollars. Moreton Fig is in the same mold, but in a more intimate setting. Tight booths and wide windows dot the room; it has access to a patio seating area and it has a bar. But, like the food court, it seems much too small for USC’s huge student body and Trojan Family. We didn’t get a peek at the menu, but it likely won’t be cheap.The Food CourtThe food court is a wide open space next to a large outdoor courtyard. It will house Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Carl’s Jr., a small version of California Pizza Kitchen, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and one other restaurant to be announced soon. There’s also a marketplace similar to the one in The Lot. The food court is surprisingly small and I found myself wondering if it could accommodate the lunch rush. But an array of flat screen televisions means it could be a great place to grab a bite and watch the game. Take-out windows that are accessible from the courtyard also mean students will be able to order food after the food court is closed.
Comments Published on September 7, 2018 at 10:19 pm Nottingham opened its season with a road win at Rome Free Academy. That led into a home opener against last year’s sectional runner ups, Baldwinsville. But the Bulldogs (2-0) defended home turf with a 20-0 win over the Bees (0-2). Playing with its backup quarterback at the helm didn’t slow Nottingham, which led from start to finish in a statement performance. Facebook Twitter Google+
Minor football manager Charlie McKeever, says training has been going well. Tipperary defeated Clare in the Semi final in May to qualify for the decider in Killarney next weekend.A number of the minor team are part of the minor hurling squad as well.Stephen Quirke from Moyle Rovers is an injury concern as he picked up a leg injury against Clare playing with the minor hurlers last Thursday night.
Immigration attorneys in Miami, Florida are concerned that the American economy will suffer a fallout if a proposed revamping of a visa requirement system by President Donald Trump’s administration becomes reality.Trump is advocating for changes in visas for persons who travel to the U.S. for business, who are transferred to a U.S. affiliate or subsidiary or who have been hired by American companies or have enrolled as students in U.S. universities.The attorneys, Tammy Fox-Isicoff and Jordana Hart , both specialize in business and student visas. Their concerns stem from a draft executive order now circulating in the U.S. capital of Washington that seeks a review of various types of visas foreign nationals use to enter the United States as visitors for business, to invest in and manage enterprises under treaty accords or to work in companies for an extended period as staff employees or as workers in an American affiliate or subsidiary of a foreign firm. At least two other types of business-related visas would also be reviewed under the draft order: those used by temporary agricultural workers and those reserved for university students.Both were interviewed by the Miami Herald.President Trump has signed a raft of executive orders designed to restrict the movements and activities of certain foreign nationals, both legal and undocumented.The Department of Homeland Security recently revealed new policies that allow federal immigration agents to detain and process for possible deportation virtually any foreign national who has been convicted of a crime, charged with a crime or suspected of having committed a crime.The attorneys interviewed told the Miami Herald that their analysis of the draft order indicates that Trump and aides want to restrict the entry of business travelers in a bid to protect the jobs of U.S. workers, including American citizens and green-card holders. Such restrictions, the attorneys said, could have a devastating impact on the American economy.“In the name of making America great again, they’re going to damage U.S. companies and make them so they can’t compete with foreign-owned companies,” Tammy Fox-Isicoff said.Hart, said the draft order also would wreak havoc with the studies and training of foreign nationals in American universities studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the so-called STEM fields.“The draft order would further narrow an already very narrow path for all of these students,” Hart said.The draft order is titled Protecting American Jobs and Workers by Strengthening the Integrity of Foreign Worker Visa Programs.
Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Share Following the confirmation that it had suspended all betting markets relating to the Division 2 Södra Svealand football league, Svenska Spel has revealed that it now ‘does not see any other solution’ to crack down on match-fixing other than to stop offering betting on said league.A number of integrity monitoring bodies have estimated that ‘as many as 13’ matches are suspected to have been influenced by gambling activity, with Spelinspektionen calling for a blanket ban on offering odds on the league for all licensees in the market.PR lead at Svenska Spel, Linnéa Hedberg, commented: “Svenska Spel is monitoring these leagues in the same way as we do with all leagues we offer betting upon. We act on the basis of a precautionary principle, look for deviating odds movements and stop offering betting in case there are strong evidence of match fixing. We also do not offer betting upon events that are easier to manipulate such as next corner or yellow card.“With so many suspected games that the integrity of a whole league is to be question Svenska Spel does not see any other solution than to stop offering betting upon Division 2 Södra Svealand. We will also continue with all our other activities such as education, cooperation and monitoring in order to fight match fixing.”When asked whether the operator would be suspending markets on other football leagues, Hedberg responded: “Not right now but we will continue monitoring all leagues we offer betting upon.”As the market continues to implement compliance measures, numerous steps have been taken to ensure that operators remain within the country’s gambling laws, especially relating to match-fixing and wagering on games featuring under-18s. Back in May, Swedish gambling watchdog Spelinspektionen issued a stark warning about the need to comply to current betting laws after a number of operators were found to be offering betting opportunities on football fixtures featuring players under the age of 18.Swedish law strictly prohibits the wagering of bets on matches featuring players or athletes who are not yet of a legal gambling age – which is currently 18.The game in question related to a match that had taken place between IFK Göteborg and AIK in Sweden’s top-tier club competition, Allsvenska. Share
Industry platform provider FSB has strengthened its leadership team by confirming that Rob Wheeler has joined the company as its new Business Development Director.The new appointment is hoped to help support FSB’s global expansion, with further senior appointments due to be announced in due course.Commenting on his new role, Wheeler said: “I’m delighted to have joined FSB at such an exciting time. All the key ingredients are in place including a fantastic sportsbook and casino product offering, the flexibility to provide bespoke solutions in line with specific operator requirements, and a great team to deliver on our promises.“The timing is right to exponentially grow our customer base across both emerging and regulated markets. We are led by a top-quality management team and now have the investment in place to scale.”Wheeler joins FSB from Inspired where he was Commercial Director for its interactive division. He has also held senior positions at Playtech, IGT Interactive and Virtue Fusion.In his new role, Wheeler will take responsibility for FSB’s existing and new business across regulated and emerging markets.David McDowell, CEO at FSB, added: “I’m delighted to have Rob in place as we continue to attract some of the best industry talent and scale up both our senior team and the business overall.“The combination of Rob’s experience working for some of the biggest providers in gaming and his commercial knowledge over more than 15 years is second-to-none. This will prove invaluable as we enter one of the most exciting phases of the company’s development.“I’m very much looking forward to working with him and the team as we have big plans for 2020 and beyond.” FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Mark Wilson: How FSB is meeting the recreational cricket punter’s demands August 20, 2020 Submit Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Registration has just opened for the sixth annual chowder and chili cook off, hosted by the Downtown Development Authority. Last year twelve registrants competed, and the DDA is looking to get 15 to 20 this year.This is a chance to show off your chili concoctions, and for businesses to display their products. Executive director of the DDA, Anne Gentry, says anyone can participate. “It’s open to any individual, business, restaurant, non–profit, or team group, as long as it’s prepared in a commercial kitchen,” she said. “We have a few other requirements too, like how much to prepare, what you need to bring, and all that good stuff.” Prize money is available for competitors, including for best in show, best chowder, best chili, most creative recipe, and most spirited booth.About 350 tasters took part in last year’s cook off. It will be $10 per taster this year, but chowder and chili won’t be all that is available at the event. Gentry said, “”As long as the weather cooperates, we’ll be hosting it outdoors this year. We’ll have music, and a bar for beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages.”You can find the application online, here. To enter the competition, send in the application along with the $25 fee to the DDA at 124 E. Chisolm St., Alpena. You can also email Anne Gentry at Anneg@alpena.mi.us.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Downtown Development AuthorityContinue ReadingPrevious Oscoda residents commemorate the victims of 9/11Next Alpena 4-H Club remembers 9-11 at their last show of the year
Shelly Sterling’s push to retain ownership in the team drew concern Thursday from some housing groups representatives, who pointed to lawsuits that accused Shelly of racist behavior.In a lawsuit filed in 2007, Darrell Rhodes, a tenant in a Donald Sterling-owned Koreatown apartment on Irolo Street, alleged Shelly Sterling called him a “black mother—-er.” Shelly denied the allegations in court filings.The lawsuit, along with other filings led by the United States Department of Justice, led to a $2.75 million settlement. Both Donald and Shelly were named in the federal case.In another lawsuit that preceded the Justice Department filing, residents living in the same Irolo Street property also alleged discrimination based on race. The lawsuit, filed by the Los Angeles-based Housing Rights Center, alleged Shelly Sterling posed as a health inspector in order to“ intimidate African-American and Latino tenants.” The incident was video-taped by one tenant.Chancela Al-Mansour, Executive Director of the Housing Rights Center, said in an interview Thursday tenants complained of being targeted by Donald and Shelly. “The African-Americans who were the plaintiffs, they believe that both of them acted jointly and separately to perpetuate discrimination,” Al-Mansour said.Long before the scandal broke two weeks ago. Larry Gross, executive director of the Coalition for Economic Survival, boycotted Clippers games. The Sterlings have an abysmal record, Gross said, pointing to discrimination lawsuits filed by tenants.Gross said he is angry Shelly Sterling was still going to games during the playoffs. “She is a partner in crime with him on all these housing discrimination issues,” Gross said.Sterling’s attorney, Pierce O’Donnell, released a statement defending his client, saying that her detractors were basing their claims on “allegations and rumors.”“They are doing so in a rush to judgment and in error,” O’Donnell said. “These claims are based on allegations lifted from legal proceedings, none of which resulted in a finding of discrimination against Mrs. Sterling or the Sterlings’ companies.“Mrs. Sterling has made it clear that she abhors the attitudes reflected in her estranged husband’s recent remarks and that she supports the NBA’s decision to ban him for life. They may share the same name, but they don’t share the same values on race.”That argument likely won’t sway many in the Los Angeles community.Civic leader and Los Angeles Police Commission president Steve Soboroff, a driving force behind the construction of Staples Center, said Thursday Shelly is too “tied into” the web of Donald Sterling.Given the new racist charges leveled at Donald Sterling, Soboroff doesn’t support Shelly retaining ownership in the Clippers. The public perception is that she is part of the problem, he believes.“The Sterlings need to go away,” Soboroff said.Staff writer Mark Medina contributed to this report. “I will say that I don’t know what she’s done wrong,” he continued. “But I think it’d be a difficult situation, because we wouldn’t know who was really in charge.”Rivers said he has not spoken to Shelly Sterling since their initial conversation after news broke of Donald’s racist comments.Although she had been named in past discrimination lawsuits against the Sterlings, she was not included in the lifetime ban. All 30 league owners must still come up with a majority three-fourths vote in order to force Donald Sterling to sell the team. A league source with knowledge of the situation confirmed that the Sterlings have a trust in the Clippers, divided as a 50-50 split.Asked whether it would be appropriate for Shelly Sterling to attend Clippers games, Rivers was again mum on Thursday.“There’s no playbook,” he said. “I think what’s ‘appropriate’ is what everyone thinks is appropriate. Not whether I think it is or not. It’s what the masses think. And that doesn’t mean the masses are right. If we’ve learned anything, it’s that the masses can be wrong in this.” When the NBA banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life last Tuesday, officials likely hoped that decisive action would clean the slate for the league’s Los Angeles franchise.His wife is making that more complicated. Sparking criticism across Los Angeles and setting the stage for a potential legal battle with the NBA, Shelly Sterling announced her intention this week to keep ownership of the team within her family.Clippers coach Doc Rivers did not comment on his personal feelings toward Shelly Sterling’s ownership, but said it would be “a very hard situation” due to her connection with Donald.“I think it’d be very difficult,” Rivers said Thursday. “I guarantee you every person wouldn’t be on board with that. Whether I would or not, I’m not going to say, but I just know that would be a very difficult situation for everybody.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
CLEVELAND >> The circumstances suggested the Lakers would play with little energy. They would lack offensive direction. They would feel overwhelmed with the talent disparity. After all, the Lakers arrived in this city at 3 a.m. on Saturday after fighting to beat one of the NBA’s worst teams. Starting point guard D’Angelo Russell would not play after feeling some soreness in his left knee. And the Lakers would face the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers with seemingly no answer for LeBron James, Kyrie Irving or Kevin Love.But in a season Luke Walton insisted has not centered on bottom-line results, the Lakers achieved progress during their 119-108 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena. “We are finding out how hard it is to win a single game in this league,” Walton said. “It’s hard. It takes a lot of effort and work.” Well, not always. Young expressed remorse for not hitting a 3-pointer as the Lakers trailed 110-105 with 2:30 left. That would have given Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram a double-double. In his eighth start this season, Ingram logged nine points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in what Walton considered the “best and most confident he has looked all season.” That play sparked a balanced offense that also featured Jordan Clarkson (20 points), Julius Randle (16), Luol Deng (15) and Lou Williams (12). Part of that happened because Ingram became increasingly vocal with his play-calling. “It was the first time all year I could hear him call stuff out,” Walton said. “We want our players out there in control. The less plays we have to dictate from the bench, they’re the ones out there that are seeing what’s happening.”Walton believed Ingram lacked that quality more because of his soft-spoken nature than any confidence issues. Yet, Ingram believed he has shown growth as he has become more accustomed toward the role. “It’s allowed me to be more aggressive and make plays for my teammates,” Ingram said. “I try to see how I can set guys up and set myself up. With the position that Coach puts me in, he’s giving me a chance to be more aggressive with myself and teammates.” That still wasn’t enough against the Cavaliers, who boasted a balanced dose of Love (27 points), James (26 and J.R. Smith (14). The Lakers also hope Russell does not have more issues with his sore left knee and blister, though the team’s point guard downplayed his injuries. Nonetheless, the Lakers did not allow a diminished roster and a more talented opponent to disrupt their efforts to make progress. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers (11-19) showed all that as they kept the game close up through Nick Young’s 3-pointer cutting Cleveland’s lead to 108-105 with 3:50 left. Though the Cavaliers (19-6) secured the win by scoring nine points and holding the Lakers to one field goal in the final 3:50, the Lakers provided various moments of growth. After posting a season-high 32 points while shooting 12 of 19 from the field and a career-high 8 of 14 from 3-point range, Young showed he has fully shed the rust in his fourth game since returning from his right leg injury. Young also proved to Walton that he is “really starting to step into more of a leadership role.”“I’m pretty much trying to open up and talk to these guys,” Young said. “I’m showing with my effort and trying to get them to match it.”It did not always happen. At times, Walton still found Young trying to match Irving (21 points) by going one-on-one. Yet, Young tempered those usual instincts. “Every time it happened, he corrected himself and got himself back on track,” Walton said of Young. “He was making plays on offense and defense and knocking down shots.”