AFCON ’92 Eagles star Ajibade Babalade is dead

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Former Super Eagles defender, Ajibade Babalade, is dead.Available information has it that Babalade, who played a part in the Senegal ’92 African Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles, died on Friday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Cardiac arrest was identified as the cause of his death, The PUNCH learnt.The newspaper said it learnt Babalade, 48, died while being rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan.He is survived by a wife and three kids, who are all based in the United States of America.Babalade’s Senegal ’92 teammate, Ike Shorunmu, confirmed the death of the Lagos-born ex-footballer.Tags: African Cup of NationsAjibade BabaladeIke ShorunmuSuper Eagleslast_img read more

West Brom looking to bag some cash

first_imgWest Brom are looking for new investment as they assess their options in the wake of the Barclays Premier League’s new mammoth TV deal. Chairman Jeremy Peace, though, remains hands on and his authority and commitment to the club is not in question. Peace has previously looked for new backers to aid the Baggies and this time is no different as the club try to progress. The trigger comes from the new TV deal, worth more than £5billion to the Barclays Premier League, which was signed this week. It represents a 70 per cent rise on the current £3bn contract for live screening of top flight matches at home and abroad and will run for the 2016-2019 seasons. Sky paid £4.17bn for five of seven packages on offer, equating to 126 live games. BT Sport spent £960m on two, which nets them 42 matches. The Premier League will now net £113,000 a minute from their domestic television rights. The Baggies are chasing a sixth straight season in the top flight and are four points above the relegation zone ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup fifth round visit of West Ham. Press Associationcenter_img The Baggies would welcome fresh backers and are believed to have spoken to contacts in the City. They are looking at home and abroad – with the search not limited to foreign investment, Press Association Sport understands. last_img read more

BOA Lawyers’ League: AELEX, Falana Aiming to Consolidate

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeAfter AELEX picked the first win of Group A in the 2019 BOA Lawyers’ Football League that commenced last weekend, the law firm will today try to consolidate on that victory when they confront Perchstone & Graeys LP this afternoon at AstroTurf 2000 in Ikoyi, Lagos.Similarly, favourites Falana & Falana leading Group B on three points have a date to keep with another past winner of the tournament, Lagos State Ministry of Justice (LSMJ) in top of the billing clash. Falana lost their crown to Olisa Agbakoba Legal in the final of the last edition.Before these two top games, Pinheiro LP is to tackle Templars in the opening match of the second week.Other matches billed to hold today include; the clash between SOOB/NICCOM LLP and Olaniwun Ajayi, BA Law LLP/ Probitas Partners LLP versus DOA Law/Greychapel Legal, Aluko & Oyebode against ALP/SPA Ajibade and the battle between Wole Olanipekun/Dele Adeshina and UUBO/ACAS Law.In the opening week of the BOA League, Aelex defeated Aluko & Oyebode 1-0 while Perchstone & Graeys LP battled to a 1-1 draw with George Etomi/FRA Williams.Falana defeated Wole Olanipekun/Dele Adeshina 1-0, UUBO/ACAS Law drew goalless with LSMJ, while SOOB/NICCOM LLP beat Pinheiro LP 2-0.The BOA Lawyers’ Football League is held annually in memory of the late notable lawyer, Mr. Bankole Olumide Aluko, a founding partner in the law firm of Aluko & Oyebode (A & O).He died 17 years ago and ever since, his colleagues and associates have celebrated his life and times with the tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Flings, Antwi set for IAAF World Indoor Championships

first_imgTwo Ghanaian athletes will compete at the 17th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, UK from 1st to 4th March. Sprinters Flings Owusu-Agyapong (60m) and Sean Safo-Antwi (60m) booked their tickets last year for the World Indoor Championships. Flings, 29, will be representing Ghana for the third time at the World Indoor championships having last competed at the 2012 and 2015 World Indoor Championships. Her season best in the 60m sprint heading into the championships is 7.35 secs. Sean, 28, will be making his debut appearance for Ghana at the Indoors. He opened his season by clocking 6.64s in the 600m in Mondeville, France on 3rd February. How they qualified:  Sprinter Sean Safo Antwi met the entry standard for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 after clocking 6.56s in the men’s 60m to meet the IAAF’s qualifying mark of 6.63s. Antwi, who is based in the UK, has a personal best 6.55s (PB). Sprinter Flings Owusu Agyapong met the entry standard for the IAAF World IndoorChampionships Birmingham 2018 after clocking 7.26s in the women’s 60m to meet the IAAF’s qualifying mark of 7.30s. Flings, who is based in the USA, has a personal best 7.18s (PB). Meanwhile, two other athletes, Emmanuel Dasor (400m) and Alex Amankwa’s (800m), have passed on the opportunity to compete.last_img read more

Board finds ‘express bias’ in firing of Iowa OSHA inspector

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Public Employment Relations Board has overturned the firing of a workplace safety inspector, finding that he unfairly faced retribution after reporting a hostile work environment inside the agency. The board found that managers at the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration acted with “express bias” when they opened a disciplinary investigation into Travis Stein for missing a meeting in November 2018. The decision found that the agency had never before punished a worker for missing a meeting and that the investigation of Stein was unfair and incomplete. Stein says the ruling backs his claim that his January 2019 firing was motivated by retaliation and built on false statements.last_img read more

Keith Davis Fulfills Promise, Completes Degree

first_imgAt Sam Houston, Davis was three-year starter, two-time All-Southland selection, conference defensive player of the year and a I-AA All-American. Davis went on to a seven-year career with the Dallas Cowboys. Four of those seasons he spent as a captain play special teams and safety. In 2002, Davis suited up for the Dallas Cowboys, fulfilling half of his promise. On Friday afternoon at Johnson Coliseum, 21 years after leaving Italy, Davis walked across the stage and received his degree. That part came true for Davis. After going undrafted in the 2002 NFL draft, Davis signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent. He fought through getting cut four times that first year, to eventually earn a spot as a starting safety and was voted team captain his final four seasons in Dallas.  Davis has stayed active supporting the Bearkats, attending games regularly, including getting out on the road in North Dakota last season. But he said being a graduate now adds a little something extra to calling himself a Bearkat. “For me to be here today, knowing that I fulfilled that promise, means so much,” Davis said. “She said, Keith, son, that’s beautiful and I want you to go to the NFL,” Davis said of that day sitting out on the porch. “But I want you to graduate more than anything, she said. I want you to get your degree and that will make me happier than anything.” But that was only part of the promise to his mother.  “Sitting on the porch that summer before going to Sam Houston State, I told my mom I was going to make it,” Davis said. “I told her I was going to make it to the NFL and take care of her.” “That was a big motivation for me,” Davis said about getting his degree before his son Shawn. “I have talked to my kids about the importance of finishing what you start. I had tried a few times before to finish my degree, and didn’t follow through. So getting it before him was a big motivation for me as well.”  After his football career was done, Davis has seen his oldest son get a football scholarship at Texas Tech and will get his degree next week. Courtesy: Sam Houston State AthleticsHUNTSVILLE, Texas – When Keith Davis left Italy, Texas to start school and play football for Sam Houston he made a promise to his mom he would play in the NFL. She asked for one more promise – to get his degree. So when Davis walked across the stage and was greeted by university president Dana Hoyt, confirming his completion of his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, it was understandable the grin was a bit bigger than most. “I’ve always been a Bearkat, but now being alumni it adds a little more meaning,” he said. “Before this, yeah, I was a Bearkat, but I just played football here. Now that I do have my degree it feels even better and I’m proud to say I’m a Sam Houston State alum.”last_img read more

Michael Zorc charges against Neymar: “He is a good actor”

first_img“It was too hard, I consider it almost ridiculous”, were the declarations of the boss borusser after the final whistle that closed the elimination of Borussia. “Neymar exaggerated. We all know how good an actor he is. Today he has put it to the test again, “he said. Of course, taking into account the passing of the game, yes He admitted that the fault for not getting a better result from the French capital was his own team. “We were not able to create danger near his goal. We were close in various parts of the game, especially thanks to Achraf and Sancho’s performances on the right wing, but we did not have clear opportunities, “he concluded. Michael Zorc, sports director of Borussia Dortmund, was quick to direct his anger after the elimination of BVB from the Champions League at the hands of PSG towards the person of Neymar. The reason of his discomfort was a scene in the final stages of the crash in the Parque de los Príncipes, completely empty due to the coronavirus, in which Emre Can faced the Brazilian star after a foul and ended up being sent off by a push to the star of the Parisian ensemble. Under Zorc’s point of view, Neymar exaggerated his reaction, thus causing the referee to show the red card to the German international.last_img read more

Rockets get back at Jazz with rout in Utah

first_imgRoyce O’ Neale scored 17 points. Alec Burks chipped in 14 points while Rudy Gobert added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Jazz.Utah never got on track on offense. The Jazz shot poorly over the first three quarters and committed 16 turnovers. Houston scored 19 points off those turnovers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOn the heels of a listless first-half effort in Game 2, Houston avoided enduring another slow start. The Rockets picked apart Utah’s defense practically from the opening tip.Houston opened the game by scoring baskets on six of its first seven possessions. Harden capped the flurry with his first basket to put the Rockets up 15-5. It only grew worse for the Jazz from there. The Rockets led by as many as 22 in the first quarter, taking a 37-15 lead on back-to-back baskets from Harden and Gerald Green. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Houston made 16 of its 26 shots in the first quarter and totaled 39 points in the period. As effective as the Rockets were on offense, their defense proved equally troublesome for Utah. They forced the Jazz to commit six turnovers before the second quarter and scored nine points off those turnovers.Utah cut Houston’s lead 49-34 midway through the second quarter after O’ Neale scored three straight baskets to fuel a 9-0 run. Clint Capela ended the run with a dunk and the Rockets proceeded to outscore the Jazz 31-9 over a 10 minute stretch extending into the third quarter. They pushed their lead to 80-43 on a driving layup from Ariza with 8:01 left in the quarter.TIP-INS:Rockets: Gordon finished with a postseason-high in points. …Houston did not commit a turnover in the first quarter. … The Rockets outscored the Jazz 20-10 in fastbreak points after totaling just five in Game 2. … Houston finished with 50 points in the paint for the second straight game.Jazz: Derrick Favors exited with an ankle sprain in the third quarter. Favors totaled two points, two rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes. … Houston’s 39 first quarter points is the most given up by Utah in any quarter in a playoff game this season. … Donovan Mitchell scored only 10 points after going just 4-of-16 from the field.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Spurs’ Becky Hammon plans to interview with Bucks Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) receives a high-five from teammate Nene after Harden scored against the Utah Jazz during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Friday, May 4, 2018, in Salt Lake City. The Rockets won 113-92. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — James Harden had 25 points and 12 assists to lead Houston to a 113-92 win over Utah in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinals series on Friday night.Eric Gordon added 25 points and Chris Paul had 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Rockets. Houston beat Utah in Salt Lake City for the third time this season to take a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 is on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

Caribbean Nations Group launches New Amsterdam Town Week 2019

first_imgThe Caribbean Nations Group (CNG), in collaboration with the New Amsterdam municipality, launched New Amsterdam Town Week 2019, under the theme, “Diversification is the Focus, Inclusion is the Goal, Celebration through Transformation in 2019“.Caribbean Nations Group (CNG) President Jevaughn Stephen along with the scholarship awardees and New Amsterdam Deputy Mayor Wainwright McIntoshMembers of CNGThe launch was held at the Leisure Inn boardroom in New Amsterdam on August 22.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), CNG is a well-established multicultural youth group whose aim is to ensure that persons have access to quality entertainment through various mediums such as sports, live entertainment, concerts, outreaches, etc. Their mandate also includes community projects that enhance the lives of persons in the respective communities as well as providing educational and social support. In keeping with its mandate, the CNG collaborates with various Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs); Government agencies; religious bodies and the Private Sector.According to the Group’s President, Jevaughn Stephen, it submitted an application of interest to host New Amsterdam’s 128th Town Week celebration to the Council. The Group was further invited to present its proposal, which was then sent to the NA municipality statutory meeting, where it was approved. Stephen noted that this year’s New Amsterdam Town Week promises to be one with a difference.Deputy-Mayor, Wainwright McIntosh noted that several groups had indicated their interest in hosting the 2019 town week However, the CNG proposal was in keeping with the mandate of the council. “we have decided that Public-Private-Partnership is the best way to go when we are talking development,” McIntosh said.The calendar of activities kicks off on Friday 18, October with the grand opening ceremony followed by, Mayors Ball, Birding Competition, Inter-School Debating Competition, Senior Citizens Breakfast, High School Basketball Competition, All White Cocktail Party, Male Empowerment Pageant, Domino Competitions, Soft Ball Cricket Competitions, Poetry Competition, Big People Party One Man Band, Medical Outreaches, Renaming of Streets in Stanleytown, a Street Fair and Exhibition and concludes on Sunday 3, November with Duck Curry Competition and Cooler Fete.Also, during the launch, CNG took the opportunity to award scholarships to seven students. Five were awarded a 5-year Secondary Education Scholarship while two students were awarded Tertiary Education Scholarships coined by the name Esther and Edward Scholarship Program.The five Secondary Education Scholarship awardees are Dhana George, Reshana Jonas, Ike Crawford, Diamond Alladin and Shaquan Fullerton. While the Tertiary Education awardees are Timothy Harris and Lamar Shultz.Among those present at the ceremony was the Regional Executive Officer Kim Williams-Stephen, Mayor of New Amsterdam Winnifred Haywood, Members of the Private Sector and Director of Sports Christopher Jones.last_img read more

Work to start on Lancaster school

first_img“For years, West Wind was our small school. Now, it’s up nearing 1,000 students. “With some rezoning of West Wind, Nancy Cory School and the new school, we could shift some students around and provide relief to both Nancy Cory and West Wind,” Sundberg said. The construction budget is about $14million, with $2million allocated for planning, Sundberg said. The elementary school is one of three planned by the district. Construction is already under way on $18million Endeavour Middle School at 45th Street West and AvenueK. That campus is scheduled to open in August. The third elementary school, also budgeted at $16million, is proposed for 18th Street East and Kettering Street; construction will start later this year. LANCASTER – Construction is slated to start in late spring or early summer on a $16million elementary school in the Lancaster School District. The kindergarten-through- fifth-grade campus at 22nd Street West and Avenue K-4 is expected to be open for the 2008-09 school year. “The school could relieve crowding at West Wind School, around Avenue J-8 and 35th Street West,” said Superintendent Howard Sundberg. “There’s been an awful lot of growth around there,” Sundberg added. All three schools are being underwritten with state “hardship” funds, with the district pitching in a small amount. The district had to come up with $2million for the two elementary schools, money that came from a reserve fund, Sundberg said. About 650 Endeavour students are attending classes in east Lancaster at a former elementary school campus, which was reopened as a temporary middle school site in 2004. The permanent campus is designed to accommodate about 1,000 students. (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more