Oyinlola, Ojomo Win International Pairs, to Represents Nigeria in Portugal

first_imgThe team dubbed the ‘Indomitable Lions’ shot 60-stableford points on their opening round and closed with another 64 points to top the pack.The duo of Abubakar Lawal and Evelyn Oyome came second, while team Tim Ayomike & Akeem Lawal was third.With the result, Oyinlola and Esosa would be representing Nigeria at the World Finals of International Pairs Golf Championship in Portugal between November 5-10.Meanwhile the champions have promised to be worthy representative in Portugal later in November.“This is a good opportunity to help share the good news about Nigeria. Winning this competition will help us put Nigeria golf on the world stage. We will do our best for the county in Portugal,” they promised.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram President, Nigeria Golf Federation, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and his pair, Austin Esosa Ojomo stole the show in the third in the series of International Pairs competition decided at the golf section of Ikoyi Club on Sunday.To emerge winner in the keenly contested competition, the duo garnered 124-stableford points beating 49-other teams that took part in the competition.last_img read more

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Division threatens Premier League’s chances of comeback

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Warring Premier League clubs will meet on Monday with tensions mounting over the divisive ‘Project Restart’ plan to finish the season amid the coronavirus crisis.Premier League chiefs hope to return to action in June, but that goal could be scuppered by an internal battle between clubs fiercely protecting their own interests.The Premier League delayed their latest meeting until after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address to the nation on Sunday.But, for those clubs and players concerned about the rush to return, Johnson’s admission that the virus transmission rate is still too high to significantly ease Britain’s lockdown until at least June 1 was hardly reassuring.Johnson offered no details about the Premier League’s short-term future and indicated that while the general population will be allowed to play sports from Wednesday, they must do so only with those in their own households.And the growing unease about the Premier League’s desire to finish their remaining 92 fixtures only increased on Sunday when Brighton admitted a third player in their squad had contracted the virus.The scheduled return of Germany’s Bundesliga from May 16 had raised hopes that the Premier League could follow suit, yet there are stark differences between the health crisis in both countries.Britain’s death toll from the pandemic passed 30,000 this week to become the worst hit country in Europe.By contrast, Germany has registered just over 7,000 deaths.However, German second tier club Dynamo Dresden have put their entire squad and coaching staff into two-week isolation after two players tested positive for the virus.Also on Sunday, La Liga confirmed five unnamed players have the virus and will go into quarantine.Brighton chief executive Paul Barber has been one of the more vocal critics of the restart scheme and he told the Mail on Sunday: “We have got to be careful that we do not misstep here because if we do, it could ruin lives. It could cost lives. And we cannot afford that.”Testing and player welfare remain major hurdles to overcome, with Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell summing up the feelings of worried players when he responded to the positive test at Brighton by tweeting: “We are just people too”.– ‘Huge challenge’ – A lack of unity has provoked another complication for the Premier League over the use of neutral venues.League chiefs believe they will only get the government’s green light to restart if the number of venues are limited to reduce the medical, police, security and broadcast personnel required.There are also fears over fans congregating at home stadiums, even though the matches would be played behind closed doors.Leading the resistence to neutral venues are clubs near the bottom of the table and at risk of huge financial losses by dropping out of England’s lucrative top-flight.Brighton had five of their remaining nine games at home, while Aston Villa were due to play six of their last 10 matches at Villa Park.“What we can’t accept is a fundamental change to the competition three-quarters of the way through,” Barber said.“That is not fair and there is absolutely nobody who will convince me otherwise.”Villa’s chief executive Christian Purslow said giving up home advantage “is a massive decision”.Seven of the 20 top-flight clubs would need to officially reject neutral venues to stop the plan going ahead, although it has been reported the issue won’t be put to a vote on Monday.The UEFA deadline for restart proposals is May 25 and League Managers Association chief executive Richard Bevan has warned a failure to reach consensus soon could see the season cancelled.Aware of the animosity between clubs, Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish conceded it won’t be easy to restart in the current climate.“It may prove beyond us. We have huge challenges in order to get it back to complete the season but we are planning on doing so,” Parish told the BBC.“There are no easy answers. We have to work through it as a collective. I think we will come out with a consensus in the end.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Govt, business unite against crime

first_img6 July 2007Business Against Crime South Africa, backed by over 250 CEOs through its association with the Industry Alignment Forum, has committed itself to an intensified partnership with the government in the fight against crime in the country.The partnership is starting to make a meaningful impact on violent organised crime, with the business coalition claiming successes in the priority areas of house robberies, vehicle hijacking and business robberies.Speaking after the release of the 2006/07 crime statistics this week, Business Against Crime CEO Siphiwe Nzimande cited as an example of the progress being made the police-led “flood and flush” operations which had “yielded over 5 400 arrests during the month of January to February.”By focusing on outstanding warrants and crime scenes, the SA Police Service (SAPS) had identified and arrested 298 suspects in April 2007 alone, Nzimande said, adding that the business-government partnership would ensure that these arrests received priority attention when it came to prosecutions.Through its partnership with the government, South Africa’s business sector has also completed and adopted minimum standards to regulate the cash-in-transit industry, while developing innovative crime prevention initiatives in the retail environment, particularly at shopping centres.Other support initiatives mooted by business include a more effective exchange of intelligence between business and the police, micro-dotting of business vehicles for easier identification, and more effective cooperation between the country’s private security firms and police.Organised business is also considering the design and implementation of improved cash management and the upgrading of close circuit television systems countrywide to support law enforcement and prosecution.The partnership between the government and Business Against Crime was strengthened further with the launch earlier this year of the Anti-Crime Leadership Forum, comprising four working groups co-chaired by government and business leaders.According to Nzimande, the working groups, whose task it is to come up with tangible crime-fighting initiatives, are busy finalising plans to mobilise society to fight crime, to tackle violent organised crime, and to review and improve performance in SA’s criminal justice system.Nzimande said he was confident that these and other initiatives would yield better results in the months to come, adding that information collected by businesses between April and June “confirms our cautious optimism”.At the same time, Nzimande said, “sustained work and commitment will be required by all who are dedicated to the anti-crime struggle”.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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10 months agoTottenham announce stadium delay until February

first_imgTottenham announce stadium delay until Februaryby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham have announced another delay for their new stadium moving date.Spurs chief Daniel Levy has apologised to fans on Wednesday after he revealed the club would play all their February fixtures at Wembley.”We have now received a post-Christmas/New Year update from the contractors involved in the critical safety systems at our new stadium.”The past month has seen remedial works take place, software issues resolved and corrected safety equipment installations increase. Testing has also continued.”We are now liaising with the contractors and building control at Haringey Council to determine a schedule of commissioning, building test dates and building control sign-offs, along with formal test event dates.”Given the time required to deliver these and the test events, we can confirm that our Premier League matches against Watford (30 January), Newcastle United (2 February) and Leicester City (10 February) – and our Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund (13 February) – will take place at Wembley Stadium.”Should we continue to progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup and have a home draw, this too would be played at Wembley Stadium (weekend of 16/17 February).” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoNewcastle goalkeeper Dubravka says new deal close

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle goalkeeper Dubravka says new deal closeby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka says he is “close” to agreeing a new contract.Dubravka has three years remaining on his current deal but despite impressing since arriving in the North East, remains one of the club’s lowest earners. Speaking after the defeat to Liverpool on Saturday, the Slovakian goalkeeper said: “We’re in talks. I’m close. We are in contact and hopefully we can sort it out as soon as possible.”I’m happy here so if I can stay longer here, I will be happy. Since I came here, people have treated me really well. I can say that I feel at home here.”I’m glad that people think that I can stay here for the longer term. It’s such a big honour for me.” last_img read more

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a month agoRodgers focused on developing Leicester youth

first_imgRodgers focused on developing Leicester youthby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrendan Rodgers says he is focused on developing Leicester City’s younger players.The Foxes came up short in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United.But Rodgers remains concentrated on his goal of progressing his young squad.”I think we are disappointed with the result today,” he said on Saturday. “But it’s healthy for us that we can come away frustrated.”We come to a great arena like here and okay, we didn’t start the game well, but we showed great courage to get back into it and it was disappointing to come away with a point.”I’m very fortunate in that I’m working with a great group of guys – the senior professionals have been absolutely brilliant since I came in. The young players – they are so hungry to improve and that’s our job.”It’s going to be a constant development for them.”It’s time and we just do our best. We just continue to work.”There are a lot of improvements for us and thankfully the players are honest and they want to be better.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Bulk Carrier Experiences Engine Issue in Suez Canal

first_imgThe 74,269 dwt bulk carrier MV Paraskevi experienced an engine issue which caused it to briefly ground in the Suez Canal while it was transiting on the Northbound convoy, according to data provided by Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS).GAC Egypt said that there “was no grounding,” but that the ship had engine trouble “for some minutes.”The ship, which ran into trouble at around 10 am local time, continued its voyage soon after with the assistance of Suez Canal tugs.At the time of the incident, the bulker was the last vessel in the Northbound convoy.There were no delays for the Northbound convoy, while the vessels in the Southbound convoy started dropping anchor at Great Bitter Lake until MV Paraskevi clears the canal, WSS said.According to AIS data provided by MarineTraffic, the 2003-built ship was sailing from the Australian port of Hay Point when it ran into trouble in the waterway.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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American Pharoahs A Superhorse But Hes No Secretariat

After American Pharoah (sic) won this year’s Preakness Stakes, I warned you all to be skeptical of him in the Belmont Stakes.Oops.In my defense, I was technically being skeptical of any Triple Crown hopeful, not this horse in particular — and I (mostly) stick by that. But American Pharoah appears to be a legitimate superhorse.Indeed, he may be one of the most super superhorses in history (at least among American 3-year-olds). Like Secretariat, American Pharoah has broken a multi-decade Triple Crown slump. Like Secretariat, American Pharoah won all three races without much difficulty. American Pharoah won the 1.5 mile (12 furlong) Belmont Stakes in a time unmatched by any other Triple Crown winner (save Secretariat) in history. American Pharoah also led wire-to-wire, and won by an impressive five and a half lengths.But as great a run as American Pharoah had, it still didn’t really approach Secretariat’s. Picture how far ahead of the field American Pharoah was at the end of the Belmont. Now double it (multiply by 2.4 to be exact). That’s about how far American Pharoah would have been lagging behind Secretariat (13 ¼ lengths). In a Belmont field featuring the 11 Triple Crown winners running their Belmont-winning times, Secretariat would have led the other horses by the following distances:1I converted the difference between each horse’s finishing time to lengths using the typical rate of five lengths per second. Still, this is amazing company, and American Pharoah’s triumph is only the fourth Triple Crown since 1948.All that said, American Pharoah’s win didn’t clear up whether a horse that wins at 9.5 and 10 furlongs (the distances of the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby, respectively) is likely to be able to win at 12 furlongs. The types of horses that win the Belmont may be more naturally calibrated to the longer distance.There’s some evidence of specialization in the race’s winning times. Since the Belmont Stakes moved to 12 furlongs for good in 1926, American Pharoah’s time is only seventh-best, with four of the six better times coming during the most recent drought:The most interesting thing about this chart is what we do not see: There hasn’t been a recent bunch of Belmont superhorses. In fact, Belmont times have been on the rise for the past 20-plus years, and their five-year average in 2014 (pre-American Pharoah) was the highest it has been since the 1930s.While this makes a win by American Pharoah a little less spectacular than if he had to fend off a troupe of ever-improving distance-running specialists, it makes his time – the best by any horse in over a decade (since Point Given in 2001) – even more impressive, relative to the recent trend.CLARIFICATION (June 7, 3:37 p.m.): An earlier version of this article included a chart that suggested it showed all Triple Crown winners’ Belmont finishes. It showed all Triple Crown winners’ Belmont finishers since the Belmont race was lengthened to 12 furlongs in 1926. read more

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Football Nick Bosa honored as Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year

Ohio State sophomore defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) attempts to sack Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke in the first half of the Ohio State-Michigan State game on Nov. 11. Ohio State won 48-3. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State’s vaunted defensive line adds its fourth piece of hardware in as many years. Sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa was named the Big Ten Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year, the conference announced Thursday. This comes one year after his teammate, redshirt senior defensive Tyquan Lewis, was named the winner of the honor.This is the fourth consecutive year a Buckeye has won the award, and third time it has gone to a Bosa. Nick’s brother, Joey Bosa, received the honor in both 2014 and 2015.Nick has 28 tackles this season, 16 solo and 12 assisted, for an average of 2.33 tackles per game. He also has 12.5 tackles for loss and six sacks on the year. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound lineman has broken up two passes and forced a fumble. read more

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Salah injury update

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that the club are currently doing everything possible to make Mohamed Salah available for their upcoming game against Everton in the Premier LeagueOn the back of their convincing 3-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League, Liverpool will now face local rivals Everton for the Merseyside derby.Klopp’s side will be looking to secure the three points on Saturday as they look to maintain their place in the top four in the league standings with the decisive second leg against City coming up next.However, one concerning factor for Liverpool is Salah, who had to leave the pitch in the win over City and Klopp has now shared an update on his status.“We are trying everything to make him available,” said Klopp, according to the Express.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“There are still 24 hours to go. So let’s see.”The well publicised bus incident that took place when the Liverpool supporters attacked the City players as they made their way to Anfield has left even Klopp lost for words.“It’s so strange. You go with your own bus through the crowd and it feels fantastic and it’s great.” said the German.“It’s support, it’s passion. We come into the stadium and the first thing I heard was they had smashed the bus of Manchester City and it kills everything.“You can’t feel it anymore. You give everyone the opportunity to do something good and because of a few idiots it might never happen again.”last_img read more

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