Hammerson eyes £190m Shires buy

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Mexican men confront machismo culture in therapy to combat violence against women

first_img‘Violence, domination and force’ “Masculinity has always been associated with violence, domination and force, but now that’s changing. New (perceptions of) masculinity propose the idea of promoting equal treatment of men and women,” said psychotherapist and Gendes director Mauro Vargas.He aims to teach the 1,200 men per year who attend his meetings to understand and confront the different types of violence against women: sexual, physical, economic, verbal and cyber.Mexico has long faced governmental indifference and ineffective policies when it comes to tackling violence against women.Women have begun to take to the streets to demand immediate action to reduce the number of femicides, which grew by 136 percent between 2015 and 2019.Two brutal murders last month, including that of a seven-year-old girl, highlighted the issue ahead of International Women’s Day March 8 and ignited protests. Vargas says daily occurrences such as wolf whistling, sharing photos of naked women or sexist comments about female colleagues perpetuate an inequality that results in violence against women.The therapy at Gendes helps men “unlearn what society has taught them within a macho and misogynistic environment,” said Vargas. Founded in 2009, Gendes conducts studies about social inequality and supports activism in a bid to rehabilitate male chauvinists. In an improvised therapy room in a large house in the center of Mexico City, a group of men aged between 20 and 70 close their eyes, inhale and exhale.Each places his hand on his heart and — in a moment of honest reflection — takes time to think about the violence he inflicted on women and the consequences of those actions.”I’m Jaime. This week I committed verbal and emotional violence against my partner. I’m here to help and be helped,” said a 63-year-old before a dozen other men replied in unison: “I will help you.”  ‘A man in deconstruction’ Although there is no official data on their numbers, groups exploring a non-traditional type of masculinity to break from a patriarchal culture are multiplying in Mexico.Using mostly social medial, men organize meetings in spots such as urban art galleries or book shops to debate their role in a growing feminism movement.But Arturo Reyes, a 29-year-old psychologist and an instructor at Gendes, says he believes men cannot themselves be feminists.”There are allies to feminism, but there are no men feminists. The fight is for women only,” said Reyes.He says machismo is “a cultural decision” rather than an individual affliction.”A macho in rehabilitation is a man in deconstruction,” he added.In the house in the central Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, those in therapy fix their eyes on the floor.When they’re ready, they raise their faces, take a deep breath and drum up the courage to relate their own personal experiences.One visibly stressed man confesses to having assaulted his son.For Reyes, the most satisfying element of the therapy is when one of the men approaches him afterwards with a hug and says: “Thanks to these sessions, my wife and children can now approach me without fear.”center_img Mexico is suffering from a femicide crisis, with 10 women murdered every day, and increasingly men are questioning the prevalent male chauvinism — or machismo — deeply entrenched in society.”I’ve never been physically violent with a woman, but yes I’ve done it in other forms: emotionally, verbally and sexually because several times I was unfaithful,” said Jaime, who withheld his surname to protect his family.”I recognize that and I want to change.”Jaime approached Gendes, a gender and development center,  a couple of years ago on his partner’s advice as they struggled with relationship problems. Topics :last_img read more

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Aussie deck makes display home sizzle

first_imgHigh ceilings and neutral colours accentuate the internal space.The Carters are moving closer to their daughter as they prepare to become first time grandparents and say 16 Elm Place is now a beautiful home for families needing more space. This used to be a patchy grassed area. Now it’s the centrepiece of the newly renovated 16 Elm Place, Heathwood.IT was a grand house with two entrances and one purpose, to sell other architecturally-designed homes in the Heathwood area.But that was 2006.When Michelle and Scott Carter found the ex-display home 10 years later, it was in a sorry state. “It had been a rental for 10 years and it had been let go,” Mrs Carter said.But the potential was significant, an architecturally-designed five-bedroom house on a large 700sq m block, close to the growth corridor of Pallara.So having previously built a straw bale house in Forest Lake, they viewed 16 Elm Place, Heathwood as a quick house flip. The newly renovated ex-display house has one less entrance but we think it’s better for it.But they liked the property so much, they stayed for two years.“We are on a cul-de-sac, it’s really quiet and a few people have moved in with younger children.“We walk to the end of the street and there’s a nice park and it’s really close to Logan and Forest Lake and Pallara.”More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The renovation took three months, with the piece de resistance being turning a patchy grassed area into a stunning deck and built-in barbecue area.With a northeast aspect, the deck is a favourite hangout zone. “We purposefully didn’t cover it in because we wanted the light, and by afternoon it is half in shade,’’ Mrs Carter said.“It is a beautiful area to sit in.”The second entrance was turned into a giant linen cupboard.“It was bizarre having two front doors,” she said.New toilets and vanities were fitted, along with a backyard shed, fencing, and a storage room. New vanities in the bathrooms turn the tap into a water feature. The kitchen was updated and new timber flooring laid. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN HEATHWOOD FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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“Bring a book and take a book”

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Photo showing viewers at The Nature Island Literary Book Festival’s Book Fair 2010. Photo by Sheldon Casimir © NI Lit FestThe Nature Island Literary Festival and Book Fair will be holding a book exchange at the Portsmouth market this Saturday, 16 July, from 6.00am to 10.00am. This outreach programme on behalf of the Literary Festival will give an opportunity to people outside Roseau to hear about the festival, to exchange books and buy new and second-hand books. There will also be live poetry performances while browsing the book selection.With the slogan, “Bring a Book and Take a Book”, the organisers hope that people will enjoy this innovative book exchange. Sponsor of the event Papillote Press says: “We want people to bring books that they no longer want and find something new that  they do want to read. If you bring one book, you take one book; bring five books, you take five books. It’s as simple as that.”There will also be new and used books for sale, including those from Papillote Press. A special offer on the day: buy a Papillote Press book and get the children’s book, The Snake King of the Kalinago, absolutely free.Local poets will be there, among them Kamesha Sylvester of Paix Bouche, Ameka Cognet and Gregory Rabess, performing their dynamic poems. There will also be an open mic for anyone who would like to bring a poem and perform their own work. Everyone is welcome.Press ReleaseNature Island Literary Festival 36 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary “Bring a book and take a book” by: – July 14, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

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Robert “Bob” Montgomery – Brookville

first_imgRobert D. “Bob” Montgomery, of Brookville, was born on February 14, 1934 in Fort Wayne, IN, a son to Virgil and Bernice Gordon Montgomery.  Bob worked at Sperry and Rice as a Lab Technician for over 40 years.  In his spare time he enjoyed collecting lady spittoons and Matchbox cars.  Bob was a devoted Christian and he was also a mason at the Harmony Lodge in Brookville.  On Friday, October 18, 2019, at the age of 85, Bob passed away peacefully at The Knolls of Oxford in Oxford, OH.Those surviving who will cherish Bob’s memory include three children; Tami (Lyle) Rosenberger of Brookville, Angie (Roger) Schwarb of Cleves, OH, and Jeff (Marcia) Montgomery of CA; eight grandchildren, Vikki, Megan (Rob), Rusty (Mary Rose), Josh (Dawn), Seth (friend Emily), Adam (Beth), Pamela (Matt), and Scott (Wendy); eleven great-grandchildren, Olivia, Sean, Camille, Claire, Roger, Peter, Jack, Anna, Myla, Kyra, and Joseph.  Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his daughter Sally, his son Scott; and one sister, Janet Kennedy.Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon at Brookville United Methodist Church, 150 E 8th Street, Brookville.  Burial will follow immediately in Big Cedar Cemetery.Memorial contributions can be directed to Big Cedar Cemetery.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal memory, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Robert Montgomery.last_img read more

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Still time to register for 21st Century Scholars program

first_imgStatewide—Indiana seventh and eighth-grade students can still apply for the 21st Century Scholars program, but the June 30 deadline is swiftly approaching. Led by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, 21st Century Scholars is the state’s early college promise program that provides up to four years of undergraduate tuition and fees for eligible low-income students at Indiana colleges and universities.To qualify, students must apply during their seventh or eighth-grade year. Most students who qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch guidelines will qualify for the 21st Century Scholars program – but students can only take advantage if they apply before the June 30 deadline.last_img read more

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The Latest: Mahomes to celebrate virtual grads at Texas Tech

first_img___The International Gymnastics Federation is creating a fund to financially assist athletes and national federations struggling amid the pandemic.The fund will give about $400,000 to various groups in hopes of easing what FIG President Morinari Watanabe calls a “grave crisis.”This fund will be managed by the FIG’s Foundation for Solidarity. The foundation supported hundreds of athletes and federations in need through scholarships, financial aid following an accident and equipment donations since its inception in 2002. The criteria for applying for a grant will be released soon.The federation also said member organizations will not be required to pay 2020 dues. The FIG takes in about $120,000 from dues. The German soccer federation has delayed the restart of the men’s third-division because it doesn’t have political approval.The third division was scheduled to resume on May 26 amid the coronavirus pandemic but the federation says that can’t happen without the go-ahead from authorities around the country. Games in the first and second divisions will resume Saturday.The third division still has 11 rounds of games to play.The pandemic has put several third-division clubs under strain.Leader MSV Duisburg has financial problems and second-place Waldhof Mannheim told local newspapers on Thursday that it stopped training because it doesn’t have coronavirus tests. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is set to be part of the virtual graduation ceremonies for Texas Tech, his alma mater.The star quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs will address the graduates along with two students receiving their degrees in a ceremony to be livestreamed on May 23. Commencement ceremonies normally held at Texas Tech’s basketball arena were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mahomes was a record-setting passer for the Red Raiders before the Chiefs drafted him 10th overall in 2017. He just finished his second season as Kansas City’s starter by leading a fourth-quarter comeback in a 31-20 victory over San Francisco in the Super Bowl in February.The 24-year-old Mahomes is the son of former major league pitcher Pat Mahomes. The younger Mahomes was a two-sport standout in high school in East Texas and briefly played baseball at Texas Tech before focusing on his football career.Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec says, “Patrick’s story and his rise to stardom, both here at Texas Tech and in the NFL, have been a great source of pride for Red Raiders and an inspiration for thousands.”___The IndyCar race in downtown Toronto has been postponed. The race was scheduled to be held July 12 on a street course at Exhibition Place. ___Aussie rules football will kick off again on June 11, with the second round of the Australian Football League to be played almost three months after the competition was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.Australian Football League chief executive Gillon McLachlan on Friday announced the matches for the next four rounds of the condensed season would be released within 10 days. The AFL, Australia’s most-watched sports league in terms of attendance and TV audience, was suspended on March 22 after one round.Quarantine requirements and travel restrictions from some states means players and staff from the four AFL clubs from Western Australia and South Australia — the West Coast Eagles, Fremantle Dockers, Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide — will be temporarily be relocated to hubs on the Gold Coast, an hour south of Brisbane. ___ The letter asks the House and the Senate to pass the HEROES Act, which would secure internet access for millions of economically disadvantaged students during the pandemic. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act proposed by the House would provide nearly $60 billion in relief funding to kindergarten through high school districts, as well as funding for schools and libraries to provide internet services for students and families.“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the existing digital divide as millions of students struggle to get online, adjusting to distance learning without internet access,” said McCourty, a safety with the New England Patriots.___NASCAR has yet to receive the green light to race in Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf says he spoke to NASCAR officials about the status of the June 27 and 28 races at Pocono Raceway. The stock car series announced this week it will stick to Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Florida and Alabama for June races — all of them without fans. NASCAR has now set plans for 20 races — including nine in the elite Cup Series — as it returns to the tracks after being shut down for more than two months by concerns about the coronavirus. The revised schedule didn’t address the scheduled doubleheader weekend at Pocono and the rest of season.“We actually had conversations with NASCAR and I told them Pennsylvania is not ready to make a decision,” Wolf said. “The area that they want to have this gathering in is actually in the red right now, red zone, red phase, so I told them Pennsylvania is not ready to make a decision.”The Cup Series is scheduled to resume this Sunday at Darlington Raceway and run four times in 11 days at the South Carolina track and at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.___ ___Miami Dolphins fans will be given a chance to view Don Shula’s statue at their stadium in the first of a series of events to celebrate the late coach.Access to the statue by vehicle will be permitted next Friday and Saturday. Fans will be required to practice social distancing and are discouraged from bringing any items with them.The Dolphins will host a public memorial for Shula at the stadium once coronavirus concerns ease.Shula led the 1972 and 1973 Dolphins to Super Bowl championships. He died on May 4 at the age of 90. ___The Michigan tournament where the LPGA Tour hoped to resume has been canceled.The LPGA says the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational will not be played July 15-18 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The tour did not offer any other specifics except for Commissioner Mike Whan emphasizing the long-term health of the tour is paramount.This is the only team event on the LPGA schedule. Whan says Dow has extended its title sponsor contract and the LPGA will return to the Great Lakes Bay region next year and beyond.The cancellation means the LPGA now hopes to return July 23-26 with the Marathon LPGA Classic in Ohio. Spanish teams have returned to training at club facilities but players must respect social distancing.___The Cypriot soccer federation has called off the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.The decision came after a team of medical experts rejected a set of health protocols drawn up by the federation and insisted that its own guidelines are followed.The federation said it couldn’t overcome the expert group’s demand that an entire team be quarantined for two weeks if any player tests positive for the virus. Two teams are barred from playing until May 27 by the state of Saxony-Anhalt and can train only in small groups.___World Rugby has postponed July test matches involving southern and northern hemisphere nations because of ongoing restrictions on international travel during the coronavirus pandemic.The sport’s international governing body issued a statement Friday saying the mid-year test window will be rescheduled when cross-border travel and quarantine regulations are relaxed.New Zealand had been scheduled to play Wales and Scotland, Australia was set to play Ireland and Fiji and South Africa had planned to host Scotland and Georgia. World Rugby said the postponement is due “to ongoing government and health agency COVID-19 directives.” ___The International Tennis Hall of Fame’s 2020 induction ceremony for Goran Ivanisevic and Conchita Martinez has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. So has the annual men’s grass-court Hall of Fame Open tournament.The induction was scheduled at the Hall in Newport, Rhode Island, for July 18. That is the same day the tournament was supposed to finish.But the COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in the suspension of all sanctioned tennis competition since March and at least until the end of July.Ivanisevic and Martinez now will be honored alongside any Class of 2021 inductees in July 2021. “It’s about $525,000 that we’ve committed to fund those spring sports seniors to make sure that they get that final year experience,” Mullens said. “And our development team is going to help us try to raise that money to support those student athletes.”___The National Women’s Hockey League has canceled the Isobel Cup championship game between the Boston Pride and Minnesota Whitecaps.The game was scheduled March 13 in Boston, before the initial postponement because of the coronavirus pandemic.NWHL founder and commissioner Dani Rylan calls the decision “disappointing” while adding “this global health crisis transcends sports.” The top tours already had been on hold at least until July 13. That was announced on April 1 on the same day that the All England Club said it would be canceling Wimbedon for the first time in 75 years because of the outbreak.___Atlético Madrid defender Renan Lodi has returned to training after having reportedly been cleared following a previous positive test for the coronavirus.The Spanish soccer club says Renan trained on his own.Spanish media reported that Lodi had tested negative after spending several days confined following an initial positive result. Lionel Messi says the long stoppage of play caused by the coronavirus pandemic could be a boon for Barcelona.Messi tells Sport on Friday, “maybe this stoppage will end up benefiting us.”Messi didn’t cite his reason for thinking the stoppage would be good for Barcelona, but the return of strike partner Luis Suárez from injury will surely be a lift.Barcelona and the rest of Spain’s soccer league hasn’t played since March 12, when La Liga halted action because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Over 27,000 Spaniards have died from the disease.Teams have recently returned to practice at club facilities, but they are training individually and undergoing tests to make sure there is no spread of the virus.center_img The league is focused on preparing for next season. Its scheduled to open in mid-November, with a sixth team after the addition of an expansion franchise in Toronto.Ticket holders can request a refund or choose to apply their payment toward Pride tickets for next season.___Bowling Green has dropped baseball as part of a move to ease financial stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The school says it’s reducing its athletic budget by $2 million. The Latest: Mahomes to celebrate virtual grads at Texas Tech Bremen is due to host Bayer Leverkusen on Monday in its first Bundesliga game back since the league was forced to take a two-month break due to the coronavirus outbreak.The club says the affected player has consistently tested negative for COVID-19, but “the decision to place him under quarantine was made in conjunction with the Bremen health authorities.”All players and staff members of the club have undergone five rounds of testing with no positive results so far.Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann says, “As a result, our team and our staff are not under any risk. This shows that the medical protocol is working and that infected individuals can be identified early on.”The Bundesliga is due to resume on Saturday with six games. All matches are to take place without spectators and with strict hygiene measures in place for the rest of the season. May 15, 2020 The track and the series are both owned by NASCAR, which is resuming its season Sunday in South Carolina. The IMSA race will be without spectators and technically fills a void created when NASCAR this season ended its annual holiday race weekend in Florida for Indianapolis Motor Speedway.IMSA will then go to Sebring International Raceway July 17-18 for another race in Florida without fans.The sports car series had completed just one event, the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, before the coronavirus pandemic. IMSA now has nine upcoming events on its revised schedule that is set to conclude at Sebring in mid-November.___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Event organizers said they have been in discussions with city officials about an alternate date later in the year for the popular race.IndyCar has yet to start its season. It is scheduled to race June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway for its opening event. The Indianapolis 500, held on Memorial Day weekend every year since 1946, has been moved to August.___A coalition of players is urging Congress to pass a coronavirus relief bill that would provide critical funding for elementary and secondary education. Among the signers of the letter from the Players Coalition are NFL players Devin McCourty, Kelvin Beachum and Sebastian Joseph-Day. The coalition was formed in 2017 and aims to advance social justice and racial equality. Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens said Friday that the entire athletic staff has taken a 10% pay cut.The Ducks are the latest athletic department to cut costs in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.Mullens said that Oregon is not planning to cut any sports to save money.“We’re looking at a lot of other things. But cutting a sport is the last thing we would ever want to do,” Mullens said in a video conference call with reporters.Oregon is also committed to helping the seniors on scholarship in canceled spring sport return next year. “This is a very difficult, but necessary, decision,” athletic director Bob Moosbrugger said. “As a baseball alumnus, my heart breaks for the families affected by this decision.”Moosbrugger added the school will honor scholarship agreements through graduation and will assist student-athletes who want to transfer.Bowling Green’s move came one day after Akron, another member of the Mid-American Conference, dropped three sports because of fiscal hardship caused by the virus outbreak. Earlier this week, the MAC announced it is eliminating postseason tournaments in eight sports, including baseball and softball, to save money.___The IMSA sports car series will resume racing on July 4 at Daytona International Speedway. The Spanish league says it wants to return to playing matches on June 12, but it will depend on the public health situation.___Soccer clubs in England’s professional fourth tier league are backing the season being prematurely ended.The English Football League say that’s the “preferred direction of travel” of League One clubs but the decision requires approval from the footballing authorities.If the season is abandoned, the final standings would be determined by a points-per-game system. The clubs want to scrap relegation this season, so two sides don’t drop into the semiprofessional fifth tier. The league intends to pack eight rounds of games into just over one month to finish on July 22. League president Sergei Pryadkin says all games will be held in empty stadiums.The Russian Cup will also continue with the final on July 25. That means some clubs face up to 11 games to finish the season.A planned promotion-relegation playoff has been dropped with only the bottom two clubs in the top division relegated automatically as usual.The league has also adopted a rule change allowing up to five substitutions per match.___ Omonia Nicosia, Anorthosis Famagusta, APOEL Nicosia and Apollon Limassol were the top four teams in the standings when the league was suspended and will represent Cyprus next season in European tournaments.The federation also decided that the number of teams in the first division next season will increase by two to 14. There will be no relegation this year but two teams from the second division will move up.The first division will revert to 12 teams the following season with four teams relegated and two teams promoted.___The Russian soccer league will restart on June 21 after a break of more than three months because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the top three teams would still be promoted automatically to League One. Playoffs between the next four sides would still be required to determine the final promotion spot.The EFL says its “board will now consider the implications of the division’s preferred approach at their next meeting.”In a statement, the EFL says League One clubs had not yet reached an agreement on whether to curtail or not, while the Championship teams were committed to resuming the season.___An unnamed Werder Bremen player must go into quarantine for two weeks after a close family member tested positive for COVID-19. The Hall of Fame announced the cancellations and says ticket-holders can use their tickets in 2021, convert them into a tax-deductible donation to the Hall or get a refund.___The professional tennis tours are extending their suspensions caused by the coronavirus pandemic through at least the end of July.The total number of tournaments scrapped by the ATP and WTA since March now tops 40.Both tours say they will make further scheduling announcements in June.last_img read more

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NPFL: MFM FC Cuts Plateau Utd’  s Lead to Two Points Â

first_imgThe Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) leaders, Plateau United recorded a major setback yesterday in Lokoja as Niger Tornadoes FC snatched a nail-biting 1-0 victory in the Match-day 29 clash. Samuel Agba converted a fourth-minute penalty to seal maximum points for the Minna team.Elsewhere at the Agege Stadium in Lagos, Stephen Odey got the winner in the 40th minute for MFM FC against visiting Wikki Tourists of Bauchi. That victory has now reduced Plateau’s lead to just two points. The Jos team is on 51 points while MFM is breathing down their necks on 49 points. That goal was the 17th for the season for the Super Eagles invitee.In Ibadan, Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) defeated Katsina United 1-0 at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Adamasingba. Wasiu Jimoh’s lone strike in the 44th minute proved adequate to hand the Ibadan landlords the vital three points at stake in the clash.In the Oriental Derby in Nnewi, title hopefuls Enyimba lost 1-0 to hosts FC IfeanyiUbah.Godwin Obaje was the hero for IfeanyiUbah after scoring in the 50th minute to give his side their second win in their last five games.In Uyo, Akwa United moved up to third on 46 points in the league table after thrashing Gombe United 3-0.After a goalless first half, Musa Newman broke the deadlock in the 57th minute to put Akwa United 1-0 up.Home-based Super Eagles forward Ibrahim Alhassan made it 2-0 from the penalty spot on 75 minutes to take his goal tally to 12, before Christian Pyagbara completed the scoring with an 83rd minute goal.In Maiduguri, El-Kanemi Warriors continued their chase for the league title as they edged Abia Warriors 1-0.Samuel Mathias got the only goal for El-Kanemi in the 31st minute as his side moved to fourth on 46 points in the league table.Champions Enugu Rangers’ woes this season continued as they were defeated 2-0 by Kano Pillars in Kano.Two first half goals from Jamiu Alimi and Junior Lokosa in the 32nd and 43rd minutes respectively gave Pillarsthe win.In other Match-day 29 games yesterday, Nasarawa United got the only away win by shocking Sunshine Stars 1-0 in Ijebu-Ode, Remo Stars’ relegation troubles deepened following their 3-2 loss away to Lobi and ABS were held to a 0-0 draw by Rivers United.NPFL MATCH-DAY 29MFM 1-0 Wikki TouristsKano Pillars 2 -0 RangersTornadoes 1-0 Plateau Utd3SC 1-0 Katsina UtdIfeanyiUbah 1-0 EnyimbaAkwa Utd 3-0 GombeEl Kanemi 1-0 Abia WarriorsABS 0-0 Rivers UtdLobi Stars 3-2 Remo StarsSunshine  0-1 Nasarawa Utd Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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CAA Asaba 2018: 42 Countries Attend DRM Programme

first_img.Kenya, Ethiopia officials set high targetsForty-two African countries were present in Asaba, Delta State on Tuesday for the Delegates Registration Meeting (DRM) as the countdown to the Africa Senior Athletics Championships dubbed Asaba 2018 continues.The elated African officials expressed delight having been served a glimpse of what to expect at the CAA Asaba 2018 which will take place from August 1-5 at the newly-completed Stephen Keshi Stadium in the heart of Delta State. Apart from the Olympic Games, Asaba 2018 is one of the few places they are having a DRM and the officials across the continent praised the Local Organising Committee, LOC headed by Chief Solomon Ogba for raising the bar with the great idea.Speaking to journalists after the DRM, the Kenya Team Leader, Abraham Mutai reiterated that they are taking the Asaba 2018 championships very seriously as they are plotting to emerge as the overall champion in the five-day event.“For your information, World Champion Julius Yego is coming with us to Asaba so you know we as a nation is taking this championship very serious. In South Africa two years ago, we were number two but this time we want the number one position and we hope our dream will comes true,” the Kenyan representative stated.Mutai added that while Kenya would be looking to consolidate on their strengths which is in the long-distance races, they will be working towards conquering new grounds; especially in the field events and some short distant races including the 100m where he admitted that Nigeria remains a force to be reckoned with.On his part, the scribe of the Ethiopia Athletics Federation, Bililign Mekoya, who is representing his country at the DRM in Asaba said he was very impressed with the superb facilities in place; adding that Ethiopia who are coming with the largest contingent would be gunning for as much medals as possible.“We have seen the facility and it is new; so we are happy, we are targeting many medals as possible especially in the long distant races. We are bringing some new athletes and the experienced ones also, we are looking forward to a nice championship’ he posited.Over 52 African countries are expected at the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Exclusive: Nduka Irabor Quits LMC, Says League Now Have Stability of…

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbePioneer Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Hon. Nduka Irabor, has given notice of his withdrawal from the management of Nigeria’s topflight Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).“By December 28, I would cease to be a member of the LMC board. It is however open to make this exit date earlier. The board needs time to find a replacement for me. If it has one now it may go ahead and date the resignation letter I submitted at time of incorporating LMC. “I am offloading some of my schedule and doing more travels theses days. I need to focus on my core private business,” Irabor confided exclusively to THISDAY last night.Six and half years ago, Irabor, a former chairman of the Communications Committee of the House of Representatives, took charge of the then League Management Committee and incorporated a statutory independent body to manage the league.On when the league would restart for the 2019/20 season, Irabor said: “ That would have to come from Chairman Shehu (Dikko). We are grappling with obvious funding issues. Without a broadcast sponsor it is difficult for us to market the league at its real value. This indeed is the league’s surest revenue source. I know this is been impressed on the relevant persons and happily, the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, appears to have a good handle on this matter. It feels good to have somebody in government champion the cause of the game.”The sports minister earlier yesterday tweeted that the NPFL has been rescheduled to start on October 20.Irabor however insisted that despite his quiting the league body, his relationship with other members of the board remains cordial.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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