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Sep
22

NOC joins 2020 Olympic Day celebration

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: IOC to bear $800m cost of Tokyo 2020 postponement NOC mourns Abba Kyari NOC holds seminar for fitness in Lagos The Nigeria Olympic Committee joined other National Olympic Committees across the globe to take part in the 2020 Olympic Day celebration.The first Olympic Day was celebrated on June 23, 1948 with the aim of promoting the Olympic Movement and it has become a yearly event ever since. All NOCs joined a digital Olympic Day celebration to deploy sports through the main pillars, which are move, learn and discover, and in view of this, the Nigeria Olympic Committee marked this year’s with few Olympians and NOC employees in order to spread the noble ideals of Olympism bearing in mind the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.The President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Engr. Habu Gumel, said the NOC is quite aware of the various guidelines put in place by the Federal Government as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore organised a virtual Olympic Day celebration.Gumel said: “We are only limiting today’s celebration to aerobic exercise and walking which is taking place at the front of the Nigeria Olympic Committee Secretariat.“We hereby encourage the general public to stay active, stay strong, stay safe and obey all the COVID-19 regulations even in the midst of our celebration.”Tags: Nigeria Olympic CommitteeNOCOlympic Movementlast_img read more

Sep
16

Dino Babers: ‘Right now is not the time to eat the batter; wait for us to bake the cake’

first_img Published on October 3, 2016 at 12:52 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Dino Babers held his weekly press conference Monday morning ahead of Syracuse’s matchup with Wake Forest at 7 p.m. in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Orange is coming off of a 50-33 loss to Notre Dame at MetLife Stadium on Saturday.Here are three things he said.“You guys will like the cake that we’re baking”Babers compared the process he’s undergoing in trying to turn the Syracuse football team around to baking a cake. He believes the process is working and that even though there are “certain things that are not there yet,” he’ll either develop those aspects of the team or bring them in.“I think when it’s all said and done, you guys will like the cake that we’re baking,” Babers said. “Right now is not the time to eat the batter. Wait for us to bake the cake.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe team’s confidence is “in the middle” Babers has displayed a variety of emotions this season, saying he and the team was down after the South Florida loss, then speaking about pride and being happy after the win over Connecticut. After the loss to Notre Dame on Saturday, Babers said the team’s confidence is “somewhere in the middle.”“I think that we have an opportunity to be good,” Babers said. “We’re fighting uphill. We’ve had a lot of injuries. We’ve got a lot of young people playing and we still have an opportunity to be good. We just have to circle the wagons and keep believing in what we’re doing and I think we’ll have a chance.”Syracuse is off to a 2-3 start and might not be a favorite in another game this season.There’s “a lot of stuff” the defense can’t run because of personnelBabers has frequently mentioned the number of injuries his defense has suffered and inexperience of the healthy ones. Against Notre Dame, the Orange was down three starters on the defense. Defensive backs Antwan Cordy and Juwan Dowels are out for the season. Defensive tackle Kayton Samuels did not play. Safety Kielan Whitner did play after missing the previous two games.Then linebacker Parris Bennett went down with an apparent left ankle injury and had to be carried off the field and into the tunnel.Babers said that what he can run on defense is limited to the personnel that he has and that there’s “a lot of stuff” he can’t run with the defense right now.“There’s certain things you can’t do because the personnel is not capable of doing it,” Babers said. “And then if you ask somebody to do something they’re not capable of doing …,” he finished before cutting himself off.The Syracuse defense is among the worst in the nation, giving up 37.6 points per game (112th out of 128 ranked teams) and 504.2 yards per game (122nd). Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Aug
31

Burkina Faso Drags FIFA To Court Over World Cup Qualifier Replay

first_imgThe Burkina Faso Football Federation (FBF) have filled with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against FIFA’s decision to replay the group D of Africa’s World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal.Earlier this month, FIFA bureau committee ruled that the tie will be replayed following CAS upholding the lifetime ban of Ghanaian referee Joseph Odartei Lamptey over unlawfully influencing South Africa vs Senegal match results last year November.“FBF continues to oppose a decision that is tainted by abuse of power and irrelevant to the texts of the international football authority.” an official statement from the Burkina Faso Football Federation explains.“the federation, which relies on its declaration to appeal to the respect of the virtues of football, invites the Burkinabe sports public to the serenity and the mobilization around the Stallions.”Senegal will replace Burkina Faso at the top the group if they win the replayed fixture.Referee Lamptey was found guilty of breaching art. 69 par. 1 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code following South Africa 2-1 victory over Senegal in the World Cup qualifier last year.The replay is scheduled to take place within the November 2017 international window with the exact date yet to be determined. Relatedlast_img read more

Aug
26

LA Dodgers’ Justin Ruggiano having ‘a lot of ‘fun’

first_imgWhen the Dodgers added Justin Ruggiano to their roster on Sept. 1, no one really could have expected him to do what he’s done at the plate. He had hit just .214 in 70 at-bats with the Seattle Mariners this season and was with their Triple-A club, Tacoma, when he was traded to the Dodgers on Aug. 31.But in 11 games and 33 at-bats with the Dodgers ahead of Saturday, he was batting a robust .364 with three home runs and 11 RBIs. He had an on-base percentage of .400, a slugging percentage of .818 and an OPS of 1.218.Ruggiano, a right-handed hitter who was 11 for 26 (.423) against southpaws going into Saturday, is over the moon about all of it.“How much fun am I having? I’m having a lot of fun,” said Ruggiano, who started Saturday in left field against left-hander Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates. “Any time you get to play for something in September, that little bit of fatigue you might be feeling, you kind of get over it a lot quicker. You don’t feel it so much. “And it’s a good group of guys here. It’s a good atmosphere, good coaches. It’s just a really good change for me, I know that. That’s why you see my energy level is up. Usually by now, I’d be probably tired and feeling sore. But I feel rejuvenated right now.”Ruggiano, 33, was originally drafted by the Dodgers in 2004. He talked about a change in his swing.“We did a little tweaking,” he said. “I talked to the hitting coaches when I got here, told them kind of what I was feeling when I was right, what I was feeling when I was wrong. We talked about kind of working on my timing mechanism to kind of get me on the ball better.“And, actually, I just added a little bit of a toe tap and I’ve been able to consistently maintain it. … I think it’s really kind of helped me see the ball better. Before it was a leg kick and that was kind of getting me up and down and coming off the ball. But now I think I’m staying more through pitches better, hitting off-speed better.”Manager Don Mattingly smiled when asked about Ruggiano’s work. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “He’s been good, you know?” he said. “He started off with some big hits in San Diego and from there he’s been kind of taking off. He leads off the game against the Angels (on Sept. 8) with a home run, another game he doubled against the Diamondbacks.“He seems to get a hit to lead off every game that he plays, so he’s been a nice little spark.”That home run against the Angels traveled 446 feet.Ruggiano hit .296 at Tacoma this season with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs in 179 at-bats. He has played in seven major-league seasons and hit a career-high 18 home runs with the Miami Marlins in 2013.Van Slyke updateReserve outfielder Scott Van Slyke has not played since Monday because of a sore hand as a result of a cyst and remains day-to-day, Mattingly said.“He was a lot better today,” Mattingly said. “He’ll hit today out here. Today is maybe just a little bit cautious with him, but I think it’s something that’s getting better.”Van Slyke was announced as a pinch-hitter in Tuesday’s game against Colorado, but did not take the at-bat when a pitching change was made.AlsoMike Bolsinger (6-3, 3.13 ERA) will go against the Pirates’ Gerrit Cole (16-8, 2.60) in Sunday’s series finale at 1:10 p.m. … The Dodgers welcome the Diamondbacks on Monday for the beginning of a four-game series.last_img read more

Aug
12

Florida woman guilty in torture death of adopted daughter

first_imgA Florida woman has pleaded guilty in the torture death of her adopted 10-year-old daughter nine years ago.According to reports, under the deal 69-year-old Carmen Barahona would get a life prison sentence in exchange for testimony against her husband, 52-year-old Jorge Barahona.Carmen Barahona plead guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges in the death of Nubia Barahona.Police found the little girl’s body drenched in chemicals behind her father’s truck on February 14, 2011. The car was found along I-95 near Palm Beach County.The girls twin brother, Victor Barahona, was also injured but he survived. Victor later told investigators about severe abuse in their Miami-area home.The case roiled the state Department of Children & Families because despite numerous complains about abuse of the twins little was ever done. Eventually, the state paid Victor Barahona a $5 million settlement.Authorities discovered that the two kids were beaten and starved.Months after the killing, DCF announced it would spend more money to recruit and train investigators, reduce caseloads for child investigators and provide more staffing and resources to a child abuse hotline.The trial of Jorge Barahona is currently scheduled to begin in April. He has pleaded not guilty. He will face the death penalty if convicted in the girl’s death.last_img read more

Aug
5

An Unexpected Love Story

first_imgFacebook95Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Rebekah Finn for Harlequin ProductionsWith a title reminiscent of a typical week in the Puget Sound area, I was somewhat expecting the latest play at Harlequin Productions to be a bit grey—maybe intense and thought-provoking, but not necessarily happy. Imagine my surprise on the night of the final dress rehearsal, when I came face-to-face with what turned out to be a heartwarming love story. Still intense and thought-provoking as I was expecting, but also full of delightful surprises.Three Days of Rain, written by Richard Greenberg, begins with the character of Walker (played by Fox Rain Matthews) and his sister Nan (played by Alyssa Kay) exploring the old apartment where their father Ned Janeway and his partner Theo Wexler began their famous architecture career thirty-five years earlier. Walker has spent days in this otherwise unoccupied space, willing the walls to talk, screaming “Speak!” at them in hopes of learning about his father, who apparently didn’t speak much. Finding Ned’s old journal doesn’t reveal much either, but that doesn’t stop Walker from interpreting its content to confirm his own theories.When Nan and Walker’s childhood friend, Theo’s son Pip (played by Luke Sayler), joins the conversation, even more revelations and assumptions are made. It’s often true that those closest to us get to see both the best and the worst in our characters, and that is certainly true for these three, who grew up so closely connected by their parents’ relationships.As the adult children learn of Ned’s will and figure out how to deal with it together, they also fill the audience in on the background of their families from their perspectives.“Hindsight is 20/20, we say. You can look back with crystal clarity and judge really easily, but that doesn’t mean you’re right,” director Aaron Lamb reflects. “It doesn’t mean what you’re judging is the real story.”And so, in Act II, we are taken back to 1960 to see the real story from the perspective of the parents, Ned, Theo, and Lina, played by the same three actors who played the children. The moments and decisions that we hear about in Act I come to life as three thirty-year-olds try to figure themselves and each other out. Just as the three children are doing in Act I, the parents also are grappling with being adults, building careers, and navigating relationships.“In this show, we see real people earnestly and honestly trying to live the best they can,” explains Lamb. “And the mistakes they make are just mistakes. It’s so easy to see those mistakes in the future as something horrible, but they’re just what we do as humans.”This show is about what is spoken and what is left silent between family members. It is about the stories we tell each other and ourselves in the moment before things begin, and in all the moments that come after. It is about the value of words and voids, and how futures and memories are shaped. It is a story about love and what binds people together. It will leave you thinking about the stories in your own family, the great loves you’ve had in your life, and the way your stories shape your children. It will leave you curious about everything you’ve assumed as fact. It will leave you hopeful for the stories that have happened and that are happening around you.If the personal enjoyment and intellectual stimulation doesn’t sell you on this show, come to support your local artist community. Harlequin Productions has been an artistic cornerstone of downtown Olympia for almost thirty years and looks forward to many more years of providing a place where artists can learn and grow together, while creating world-class entertainment for local audiences.In addition to Associate Director Aaron Lamb and the cast of talented actors, Three Days of Rain is made possible by the talents of the following people:Jeannie Beirne, Scenic DesignLucy Gentry-Meltzer, Costume DesignOlivia Burlingame, Lighting DesignMarko Bujeaud, Video DesignGina Salerno, Sound DesignJeff Leigh, Properties DesignMelissa Harris, Stage ManagerThomas McGee, Asst. Stage ManagerTo find out more about this show, order your tickets, and get your subscription for Season 28, visit harlequinproductions.org, or call the box office at 360-786-0151.last_img read more

May
31

Eight Southland Softball Players Named 2019 NFCA All-Region

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced its 2019 Division I All-Region teams and eight Southland student-athletes from six member institutions garnered the All-Region accolades. Nicholls and Southeastern Louisiana lead the way with two selections apiece, while Central Arkansas, McNeese, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin each have one honoree.Nicholls earned a pair of honorees on the South Region squads in catcher Kali Clement and pitcher Megan Landry. Clement was named a second-team selection after leading the Colonels with a .369 batting average this season. The senior catcher has accounted for 22 RBI, nine doubles, two triples a six home runs for the season. Landry locked up a third-team position in the circle after leading Nicholls to a berth in the 2019 Southland Tournament title game. In addition to a 1.62 ERA, Landry has delivered a 27-12 record for Nicholls with 27 complete games and 10 shutouts. The senior righty turned 183 strikeouts in 250 innings pitched. Nicholls closed out the 2019 season with a 34-22 overall record and a 21-6 mark in Southland Conference play.Southeastern Louisiana catcher Ella Manzer and second baseman Jaquelyn Ramon claimed third-team honors in the South Region after helping the Lady Lions to a 34-23 overall mark and 17-10 conference record. Ramon closed out her season as the 2019 NCAA Division I leader in stolen bases per game with a 1.15 average. The senior second baseman tabbed a .447 on-base percentage and a team-leading 51 runs. Manzer played and started in 55 contests for Southeastern Louisiana, registering 17 extra-base hits on the season. The Lady Lions’ catcher also collected 82 bases and 31 RBI throughout the SLU’s season. Central Arkansas’ Libby Morris claimed second-team honors in the South Region at second base. Morris boosted the Bears to a Southland Tournament appearance with 31 runs on 56 hits and a team-leading 46 RBI. The senior recorded a .361 clip from the batter’s box along with 10 home runs and a .639 slugging percentage. UCA concluded its 2019 campaign with a 26-28 overall record and a 12-15 conference mark.McNeese’s Justyce McClain earned first-team honors as an outfielder for the South Region squad after leading the Cowgirls to a 19-8 record in Southland Conference play. McClain has accrued 39 runs on 81 hits and a team-best .405 batting average. Her 30 stolen bases rank second among the McNeese roster. McClain and the Cowgirls accepted an invitation to the National Invitational Softball Championship (NISC) and opens play at the Stephen F. Austin Regional against Middle Tennessee on Thursday.In the Central Region, Stephen F. Austin’s Margarita Corona earned second-team honors at first base after pushing her Ladyjacks squad to an 18-9 Southland Conference record. Corona currently leads SFA with a .388 batting average and 12 home runs heading into the Ladyjacks’ regional game against UT-Arlington in the 2019 NISC. Corona has compiled a Southland-best .673 slugging percentage and a .495 on-base percentage in 2019. The Ladyjacks will host the Mavericks tonight at 6 p.m. in the opening round of the NISC.Reigning Southland Conference Pitcher and Player of the Year Lindsey McLeod, from Sam Houston State, joins Corona in the Central Region with a third-team nod. McLeod has delivered 11 shutouts this season while striking out 259 through 36 appearances. The senior pitcher holds a 21-8 record with a 1.48 ERA and four saves over 184.2 inning pitched. McLeod has limited her opposition to a .163 batting and played a key role in Sam Houston State’s 2019 regular-season and tournament championships. After earning the Southland’s automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Softball Championship, the Bearkats will take the field Friday at 6 p.m. against No. 6 Texas on Red & Charline McCombs Field in the Austin, Texas Regional.last_img read more

May
14

Ziyech does not arrive to play with Getafe and returns Promes

first_imgAjax plays a large part of its season against Getafe and for this match he will not be able to count on Ziyech, its star player. The Moroccan carries some discomfort in his left leg that caused him to be off the field for a month. He was tested against Vitesse (10 ‘) and Waalwijk (45’), and was able to play in the Coliseum “without any problem”, according to his coach. However, it seems that He fell in Madrid, could not play this past weekend and does not arrive in time for this second leg.“We don’t want to risk the whole season for a match, we are in a very important phase of the season”, explained Ten Hag at a press conference. It is a blow to Ajax that, as the coach himself recalled, keeps David Neres down. It was expected that the Brazilian could return after the winter break but the recovery process is not working as expected. Who is available again is Quincy Promes. The former Sevilla was injured at the beginning of December and, although he was able to return for a couple of games, he fell back just like Ziyech. Last week he started touching the ball and today has entered the call. He trained in the pre-match session with total normality and, with the casualties, he could start.In this way, Ten Hag, who recovers Onana after his suspension game but loses Tagliafico for the same reason, could line up an eleven similar to: Onana; Dest, E. Álvarez, Schuurs, Blind; L. Martínez, Eiting, Van de Beek; Promes, Babel and Tadic.last_img read more

Jan
20

CPL sensation Shamsi in for injured Badree

first_imgMUMBAI, India, (CMC):South African left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has been drafted into the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) squad for the rest of the season to replace injured West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree.The 26-year-old, who has played 68 first-class matches but is yet to represent South Africa, has gone straight into the final XI for RCB’s game yesterday against Rising Pune Supergiants.Badree sustained a shoulder injury in the final of the Twenty20 World Cup in Kolkata earlier this month against England and has failed to recover.”RCB is pleased to have signed in SA’s left-arm chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi for injured Badree,” RCB chairman Amrit Thomas said.”He is highly skillful, with a lot of variations, and has had success in SA’s domestic cricket as well as in the CPL this year. While we will miss Samuel Badree, we are excited about the variety that Shamsi brings to our bowling attack.”Shamsi is known to Caribbean fans, having proved a sensation in the Caribbean Premier League last season, snatching 11 wickets for new boys St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.Badree, meanwhile, is the second West Indies player to be forced out of the IPL with injury after fellow Trinidadian Lendl Simmons was also ruled out for Mumbai Indians with a back injury.last_img read more

Jan
18

Perez, Erram earn PBAPC honors

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Koronadal, South Cotabato archers on target Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MANILA, Philippines – CJ Perez was quick to validate his status as the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s PBA draft.The 25-year-old Perez guided Columbian to an even 2-2 record in his first four games in the season-opening Philippine Cup, leading the Dyip in scoring and rebounding with averages of 16.0 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, while adding 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college He made his presence felt right on his PBA debut when he exploded for 24 second-half points to steer the Dyip to a 124-118 upset of defending champion San Miguel Beermen. He finished with 26 points and five rebounds.For his impressive work early this season, Perez emerged the unanimous choice as the first recipient of the PBA Press Corps Rookie of the Month for January.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMeanwhile, John Paul Erram has proven that he deserves a spot with NLEX after grabbing the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for Jan. 28-Feb. 3.Acquired during an offseason trade with Blackwater, the 6-foot-8 Erram swatted away a potential game-tying basket by Ranidel de Ocampo in the dying seconds to lift NLEX to an 87-83 win over Meralco in a Petron Saturday Special game in Antipolo. View commentslast_img read more