Also listed to have accepted to be in Lagos is former Is Ivory Coast defensive midfielder for 14 years, Didier Zokora.Zokora left Tottenham Hotspur to join Trabzonspor in the Turkish topflight. It was not long ago that Zokora who is the most capped Elephant dumped Indonesia club, Semen Padang, to end his club career.One of the Organisers of the game, ex international, Waidi Akanni, announced yesterday that Kadeer Naira and Tienne Siaka have also signified their intentions to team up with several others including former Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, Senegal’s El -Hajj Diouf, Drogba’s former Elephants teammate, Kolo Toure, Ghanaian duo of Michael Essien and Stephen Appiah and former French star, Christian Karembu to storm Lagos.From the home front, ex internationals like Samson Siasia, Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Joseph Yobo, Julius Aghahowa and several others have been listed to participate in the African All-Stars versus Nigerian Legends.In all, 21 African football legends including Drogba and Liberian President, George Weah, have been selected to participate in ‘The Match’.Speaking at a media parley in Lagos recently to announce the project, Akanni who along with Samson Siasia are the chief architects of The Match, said Gov Ambode has made laudable sports development in Lagos that he’s worth celebrating.“As internationals, we have seen the infrastructural developments in Lagos under Gov Ambode. The Onikan Stadium that has been abandoned over the years is under reconstruction to meet FIFA standard. Teslim Balogun Stadium is undergoing similar reconstruction while the Agege and Epe Stadiums are in fantastic shape not to talk of the Maracana Sports complex in Ajegunle.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeAFCON 2019 qualifiers leading scorer with six goals, Odion Ighalo, has joined the long list of past and present stars of the game to feature in ‘The Match: A Celebration of Excellence in Sport’ project scheduled to hold March 16, 2019 at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos.The Changchun Yatai player in the Chinese Super League who is likely to return to Europe in the January Winter transfer window following the relegation of his team to the lower division was reported to be excited with the prospect of joining some of the biggest names in the game in the continent in extolling the giant strides made in sports development by Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Odion Ighalo scored two goals in Nigeria’s 3-2 defeat of Libya in an AFCON 2019 qualifier in Sfax, Tunisia last night
Published on March 6, 2015 at 3:14 pm Contact Justin: firstname.lastname@example.org | @jmattingly306 Syracuse University is considering an appeal of certain findings of the NCAA investigation into SU released Friday, Chancellor Kent Syverud said in a campus-wide email.“Although the University recognizes the seriousness of the violations it has acknowledged, it respectfully disagrees with certain findings of the Committee,” Syverud said. “Specifically, the University strongly disagrees that it failed to maintain institutional control over its athletics programs, or that Men’s Basketball Head Coach Jim Boeheim has taken actions that justify a finding that he was responsible for the rules violations.”Syverud said in the email that Boeheim, “may choose to appeal the portions of the decision that impact him personally.” If Boeheim is to appeal the findings, SU would support him, Syverud said. On Friday afternoon, ESPN reported that Boeheim will indeed appeal the ruling.The penalties outlined in the NCAA’s 94-page report would not be enforced until after the appeal process is completed. An appeal is not a new hearing that provides a second chance to argue the case and the school or person appealing must prove one of the following:The ruling by the committee on infractions was clearly contrary to the evidence.The individual or school did not actually break NCAA rules.There was a procedural error that caused the committee on infractions to find a violation of NCAA rules.The penalty was excessive.SU has 15 days to decide if it will appeal a portion of the ruling.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Dr. Robert Gallo, the researcher who originally discovered HIV, was invited to speak at the event. The speaker was Dr. Michael Gottlieb. As part of World AIDS day today, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, acquired last year by USC, is launching a campaign to encourage people who have lost loved ones to AIDS to come forward and give testimonies as well as donate victims’ personal records, including diaries and medical histories.ONE National Archives is the oldest LGBT organization in the United States and has the largest repository of LGBT material in the world. USC Libraries acquired the organization’s archives last year and has maintained them since.Christopher Freeman, a professor of English and gender studies and a member of the board of ONE National Inc., said the campaign aims to make its archives more personal.“The archives are the most detailed source of information on the history and cultural evolution of homosexuality in the United States,” Freeman said. “But they lacked the personal stories of members of the community who suffered and died because of AIDS, as well as the stories of their loved ones who survived them.”The campaign kickoff event, which will be held at the ONE National Inc. office on Adams Boulevard and Portland Street today, will feature testimonies and talks from long-term survivors, activists, writers and physicians. Dr. Michael Gottlieb, who made the first diagnosis of AIDS in June 1981 at UCLA, will also speak at the event.“The event will be an opportunity for the people who got left behind to remember the victims and perpetuate their stories,” Freeman said.In addition to ONE National’s archive, USC Libraries houses a varied collection of other historic documents and archives readily available to students and faculty.One of the largest digitalized collections is the Regional History Collection, a collection of historic newspapers, the oldest of which is an 1808 edition of the Columbia Centinel, a Boston newspaper. The USC Digital Library also includes a collection of digitized photos published in the historical Los Angeles Examiner newspaper from 1920-1961.“This collection is of tremendous research value across many disciplines,” said Hugh McHarg, USC Libraries associate dean for planning and communications. “The Examiner collection, accessible globally through the Digital Library, provides invaluable perspectives on Los Angeles politics, culture, crime and entertainment from that era.”USC Libraries has an original copy of the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican-American War and established the boundaries between Mexico and California. The USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive also contains nearly 52,000 videotaped interviews with witnesses to the Holocaust that were gathered by the Shoah Foundation between 1994 and 2005.Claude Zachary, the university archivist and manuscripts librarian, said students from a variety of departments use these collections.“We get a lot of students from history, policy, planning and development, fine arts and many other departments,” Zachary said. “We provide access through a reading room in our Special Collections department in Doheny Library.”Elise Tasooji, a senior majoring in communication, recently used the archives for a class project and said she was very impressed by their detail and depth.“I was working on a movie about the Los Angeles freeway system and needed photos for the historical aspect of the film,” Tasooji said. “The Dick Whittington collection had a large number of aerial photos of the freeways as well as photos of their early construction.”Tasooji also said the libraries’ staff members were very helpful and prompt when she contacted them.“I emailed the curator of the archives describing my project and she got back to me with a list of archive material that she thought would be relevant to the movie and I just picked out what I wanted,” Tasooji said.
Linebacker Mike Taylor is currently second on the team in tackles with 57 this year. MSU running backs Le’Veon Bell and Edwin Baker will demand that number to increase.[/media-credit]It’s not too common of a thing in sports for both teams in an upcoming match to have grounds for a grudge against the other. Usually it’s just one team that gets rebuffed while the other holds the bragging rights until next time.But between Wisconsin (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) football team and Michigan State (5-1, 2-0), the matter is a little more complicated.For Wisconsin, ranked No. 6 in the BCS standings, it’s a painful memory of a 34-24 loss at Spartan Stadium in last October’s Big Ten opener, which put a bruise on an otherwise euphoric regular season.In the hours that followed last Saturday’s 59-7 win over Indiana, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball said the Badgers hope to compensate for last year’s loss.“We feel like we owe them from last year, and we do owe them,” Ball said. “We’ll make sure that we practice extremely hard and go in there confident.”Meanwhile, for No. 16 Michigan State, it’s the frustrating fact that despite beating Wisconsin and tying them for the Big Ten crown, it was the Badgers who were invited to the Rose Bowl, while the Spartans were relegated to the Citrus Bowl.And in the hours that followed his team’s 28-14 victory over rival Michigan last Saturday, Spartan safety Isaiah Lewis made it clear how determined he and the rest of the MSU defense is, saying they’re going to “hurt” UW quarterback Russell Wilson.And now both teams will get another chance to settle the matter.For nearly a decade, home field advantage has seemingly proven to be quite a difference-maker between the two teams. Neither team has tasted victory on the other’s turf since Wisconsin did so in 2002. Since then, the University of Wisconsin is 0-3 at Spartan Stadium.For the second straight year, though, the Badgers will make the trip to East Lansing. But that prior experience may give them a lift this time, according to UW center Peter Konz.“It was tough last year; we didn’t know what to expect,” he said. “[I had] never been [at Spartan Stadium] – a lot of guys, it was their first time. So I think it was a blessing to have gone there and experienced what we’ve experienced because this year we’re going into another hostile environment.”“It’s going to be nighttime this time; teams are higher ranked. It’s going to help us, what we faced last year, to get mentally prepared coming into this game.”In East Lansing, the Badgers won’t find just an unfriendly atmosphere where wins are hard to come by, but they’ll also face perhaps the nation’s best defense as well.After six games, the Spartan defense has all sorts of gaudy numbers to affirm its dominance. For those keeping count, MSU is first in defensive passing efficiency (84.35), first in pass defense (119.17 yards per game), second in total defense (186 per game), third in rush defense (67 per game), fourth in scoring defense (10.83 points per game) and eighth in sacks (3.5 per game).But what’s made bigger news as of late for the Spartans defense is unnecessary roughness penalties (six came last week) and post-game quotes like the one from Lewis.The Spartans are 13th in the nation in penalties per game with 7.67, and on Thursday the Big Ten handed down a one-game suspension to defensive end William Gholston for “violating the Big Ten Sportsmanlike Conduct Agreement” against Michigan last week, ruling him out for Saturday’s game against UW.Gholston was seen on camera twisting the helmet of one Wolverine player and, later, punching another in the helmet.The intimidating nature of the Spartan defense is something UW head coach Bret Bielema attempted to simulate in this week’s preparation.“We kind of embrace it,” Bielema said. “We don’t run from it, so I give my offensive scout, or my defensive scout teams the liberty to say whatever they want and push [starters] within reason.”The message: Stay cool.“You got to be smart about it. You got to recognize that this is almost like a gameplan type-thing,” Konz said. “That’s part of our preparation because we know that’s part of who they are and that’s part of their defense.”On the other end of the ball, Michigan State brings one of the Big Ten’s best quarterbacks in senior Kirk Cousins, who’s third in league in passing yards with 219.5 per game and fourth in efficiency rating at 140.5.Similar to his counterpart, Wilson, Cousins is flanked by a stable of capable running backs, most notably sophomore Le’Veon Bell, standing at 6-foot-2, 237 pounds, and Edwin Baker at 5-foot-9, 210 pounds. The two are both hitting an average of just under five yards a carry and are combining for 117.8 a game.“Baker, he’s the smaller and quicker one, but they each got speed,” linebacker Mike Taylor said, who is second on the Badgers with 57 tackles. “Bell is almost 240 pounds; you got to tackle him really fundamentally. You got to play them both tough.”
StumbleUpon Related Articles KSA issues ‘conduct warning’ following covid marketing breaches July 28, 2020 Share Share EGBA calls for enhanced collaboration on consumer rights August 11, 2020 Andrea Vota named director general of Jdigital July 24, 2020 ESSA has welcomed the European Parliament report which focuses on improving governance standards as a means of addressing key sports issues such as match-fixing.Drafted by Finnish MEP Hannu Takkula (ALDE), the parliament’s own-initiative report also promoted the development of a transparent culture within the sports sector.On match-fixing, the report highlights several mitigating actions, including enhanced international cooperation amongst relevant stakeholders such as licensed betting operators and player educational programmes, which ESSA is already engaged in.The report also urges the European Commission to publish its recommendation on match-fixing. ESSA will continue to engage in the development of this recommendation with the Commission on behalf of its members and the wider regulated betting sector.Finally, the parliamentary report recommends that licensed betting operators be subject to a mandatory financial return to grassroots sport. The gambling industry already pays significant levels of direct (e.g. betting tax) and indirect (e.g. licence fees) in the EU and it is up to each state to decide how to allocate those gambling revenues and to which sector.It should, however, be noted that the 2016 Report by the European Commission Expert Group on Grassroots Sport did not list among its recommendations that sports betting should contribute directly to grassroots sport. Such an approach would also need to comply with state aid regulations. Submit
Mobile operator giants T-Mobile have taken their recent esports infatuation to another level by sponsoring Riot Games‘ League of Legends 2017 World Championship.The deal follows on from news of T-Mobile partnering with North American esports giants TSM and Cloud9 as recently as last month.A statement on the League of Legends esports site said Riot were “proud” to be announcing the deal. The communications company will act as presenting sponsor of a new segment for the Worlds 2017 broadcast entitled ‘The Best of the Rift’, which celebrates the tournament’s outstanding players each week. The feature will spotlight the stars and celebrate the best performances across the competition.The move caps a busy year in esports for T-Mobile, who have invested strongly in the industry after a long history of sporting sponsorships. Their recent collaboration with TSM and Cloud9 followed a partnership with Twitch when sponsoring a FGC event at E3 earlier this year.Both TSM and Cloud9 had promised that their fans will benefit from their respective deals, through increased engagement and the possibility of extra events. The two organisations each have a team at this years Worlds, with Cloud9 taking a confident 4-0 start to their tournament.Worlds began with the opening of the Play-In Stage yesterday, and will conclude in the finals on the 4th of November.Esports Insider says: Promising commitment by T-Mobile to the esports scene in 2017 makes them a major player in the field going forward.
Source: BBC Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha admits he is “scared” to check his social media accounts because of racial abuse.Zaha was subject to racist messages earlier this month and a 12-year-old boy was arrested before being released under investigation.The Ivory Coast international says he reported 50 accounts to police.“Every time I’m scared to even look up my direct messages because it could be filled with anything,” he told CNN.“For black footballers for instance, being on Instagram is not even fun for us any more.“You’re not enjoying your profile. I don’t even have Twitter on my phone any more because it’s almost certain that you’re going to get some sort of abuse.”West Midlands Police said it was continuing its enquiries into the incident, but Zaha says social media companies also need to do more.“I got racially abused after the stuff that I got before and it’s like, what happens after that account gets blocked? Then they just make a new one straight after.“I feel like with everything that we do in life, with everything we register to, we have to give some sort of ID, so why is it not the same with Instagram? Why is it not the same with Twitter?”The Professional Footballers’ Association held talks with social media companies after Zaha, along with Sheffield United’s David McGoldrick, were subject to racist abuse.Iffy Onuora, the players’ union’s coaching and equalities executive, said the talks with Instagram, Facebook and Twitter were “broadly supportive”.
Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Joseph Yammin has backed the Black Satellites to advance from the group stages of the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup despite the humiliating defeat suffered at the hands of the French in the opening round of matches.The Satellites were given a battering as the French team skippered by Juventus star Paul Pogba and newly signed Arsenal star Sanogo took the side to the cleaners with a 3-1 thrashing despite a late consolation goal by striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom salvaging some pride for the nation.Minister Yammin who is in to Turkey to support the lads is confident that the Satellites can surmount the opening day thrashing and make it all the way just as they did at the African championship.“I recall how we suffered at the hands of the Egyptians in Algeria in our first game but still braved the odds to make it to the final against the same side in African Youth Championship earlier this year. I have not also forgotten the exploits of Argentina and Spain in Italia 90 and South African 2010 respectively where the two sides overcame opening day disappointments to advance further in both competitions.I do not think our boys are any different. They have done it before and I don’t see why they cannot repeat that feat.”The Satellites must earn a result against the highly talented Spaniards, 4-1 victor’s against USA on matchday 1 to boost their chances of making it to the next stage of the competition.
Serena Williams shared her support for the U.S. women’s national team after she had an unusual encounter with their semifinal opponent — England. Williams opted to stay in France after her third-round exit at Roland Garros to train by herself. However, she wasn’t exactly by herself. She ended up sharing a gym with the English national soccer team as the players prepared for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Women’s World Cup 2019: Sweden beats Germany for final spot in semifinals Related News “We spoke; we were like workout buddies,” Williams said on Saturday (via ESPN). “We worked out in the same vicinity. I like to say we worked out together.”It was so fun to see how hard they worked, just how amazing they were. I was looking at them in the gym. I’m like, ‘OK, I cannot do that.’ At one point I wanted to join in their ab exercise. (I) wonder(ed) if I could scoot to the side and do exactly what they’re doing.” Even though she made unlikely friends with the USWNT’s foe, Williams insisted she’s still rooting for the United States to take home the title. She said: “I love the team.””It’s so funny because obviously I’m rooting for U.S. I love the team. But when I was training in Paris, the British players were training exactly where I was every day,” Williams added. “It’s kind of cool being in that experience of watching the Brit women, then having obviously the team that I’m rooting for, USA, go against each other.”The U.S. will face England on Tuesday (3 p.m. ET) in the semifinals as both teams are fighting for a spot in the finals. Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every match
Facebook118Tweet0Pin1 Submitted by Thurston County Solid WasteRecycling can be complicated and plastic items confuse people the most. Contrary to popular belief, the chasing arrow with the number on the bottom of a plastic product does not mean it is recyclable – it just provides the type of resin the product was made from. To make things easier, here are some tips on what plastic does and doesn’t go in your curbside recycling bin if you live in Thurston County.Bottles, Jugs and Jars – These can all be recycled with the rule being that the neck must be at least slightly narrower than the base. Think soda bottles, detergent jugs, and peanut butter jars. These are items products came in, not your food storage container or reusable water bottle.Tubs – You can recycle opaque dairy tubs: cottage cheese, yogurt, sour cream, etc. But the clear tub that your salsa or fancy olives came in are not recyclable. And just to throw you, the clear container that your parmesan cheese is in cannot be recycled. Yes, I know that it is dairy, but the container is clear. So it is just the whitish or opaque tubs that go in your recycling.Medicine Bottles – See the above two items – neck narrower than the base and opaque. The white bottle you’re over-the-counter antacids came in is fine, but the orange tinted, straight sided, brittle bottle from your prescription is not. However, prescriptions are starting to come in orange tinted bottles with narrow necks and those are recyclable.Rigid Plant Pots and Buckets – These go in your recycling bin but take the metal handles off of your buckets. The thin crinkly little plant pots are not recyclable.Lids – All plastic lid go in the trash. Loose lids from bottles are small and fall out during the screening process to end up in the trash. Lids from tubs are flat and end up in the paper that goes to paper mills. People often leave lids on when there is still liquid or other products in the containers. When the recycling is compacted in the truck, the lids come off and everything gets contaminated – especially the paper – and reduces the value.Plastic Shopping Bags – These never go in your recycling bin. Plastic bags and film cause more problems than any other item in the recycling system since they get wrapped up in the equipment and cause expensive shut downs. Bags also catch wind during bin pickups and float like butterflies to create ugly litter and cause damage to wildlife and the environment. If you place loose plastic bags in the trash, tie them in knots so they can’t become airborne.Plastic Clam Shells – No, no and no. Try to buy the foods that are not in these containers.Styrofoam – This does not go in your bin but you can take it to the DART facility in Tumwater or at the WARC recycle center. Check www.WhereDoITakeMy.org for details.Just remember, when in doubt – leave it out. You can always find recycling and waste reduction information on the Thurston Solid Waste website at www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org or call 360-867-2491.