Dikko Opens CAF ‘A’ Licence Course in Abuja

first_imgThe Nigeria Football Federation wednesday declared open the first-ever CAF A –Licence coaching course in Nigeria at the FIFA Technical Centre, Abuja.NFF 2nd Vice President who is also Chairman of the League Management Company, Shehu Dikko, said: “We are very happy that our country is holding this elite coaching course at last. The most recent performances of the Super Eagles may not be heartwarming, but just as Germany did when they were also at a very low ebb several years ago, we have decided to retreat, look earnestly inward and prepare hard to rise again.“We are starting with capacity enhancement of our coaches, through this elite program, believing that this will definitely help the development of our game.”Dikko disclosed that as a result of the improvements being witnessed in the Nigeria Professional Football League, the leadership of Spanish top flight, La Liga, would be visiting Nigeria shortly. “Nigeria football is looking to collaborate with La Liga to develop our game, through exchange of ideas and other things.”Dikko represented NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, at the event.Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Christopher Green, charged Nigeria coaches to establish track record through starting from the lower league and rising to the top.“Henceforth, we would take seriously the issue of track record. This is why the NFF is delighted with this course.“We have seen a lot of improvements in our League in recent years. That makes us very happy, but we are determined to continue to enhance the capacity of our coaches in the interest of the Nigeria game,” concludes the barrister at law.Also present at the opening ceremony were NFF Executive Committee member, Alh. Yusuf Ahmed Fresh, NFF Deputy General Secretary, Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme, National Technical Director Shaibu Amodu and former NFF Technical Director, Kashimawo Laloko (who is a resource person).There were also members of the NFF Technical Committee, including former Nigeria captains Christian Chukwu, Garba Lawal, Mutiu Adepoju and Victor Ikpeba and Chairman of Nasarawa FC, Isaac Danladi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


No suspension results from social media incident Wellington football coach says

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington head football coach Tyler Ryan said there will be no further disciplinary actions taken from pre-game activities of the Wellington-Andale game.A WHS player was told to sit out for a portion of the Wellington-Andale game after a series of tweets occurred between a player and people in Andale on the social network twitter.com prior to the game.“We had a long discussion about the dangers of social networking with the team on Sunday,” Ryan said. “I have instructed the players not to make anymore tweets that are football related.“I would say that 85 to 90 percent of what comes out on twitter is negative.”Ryan said he would not ban all tweeting for the team because it would be hard to monitor. He expressed disappointment that the incident occurred.Sumner Newscow will not allow comments for this story. If you have comments or concerns e-mail us at [email protected]last_img read more


Monmouth County’s 1,115 Volunteers Honored

first_img[singlepic id=1010 w= h= float=none]The Monmouth County Park System recently recognized its valued volunteers at the Hominy Hill Golf Course in Colts Neck. The Park’s 1,115 volunteers gave 27,657 hours assisting with recreation programs, special events and park facilities.Volunteers assist with therapeutic riding lessons, lead trips, assist in offices, garden, lend a hand at cleanups and monitor endangered birds. Docent volunteers welcome visitors and share information about exhibits, programs and facilities. Leaders and instructors with the Outdoor Adventures program assist with the climbing wall, hiking, archery, biking and canoeing.   Many special events and races such as Thompson Park Day, Monmouth County Fair and E. Murray Todd Half Marathon depend on volunteers to run smoothly.“As we celebrate your accomplishments, I think about the importance of volunteering and the impact of volunteers on our community. And the impact is astounding,” Monmouth County Freeholder and Park System Liaison Lillian G. BurryHere’s a list of volunteers who gave more than 40 hours in 2015:Talya Ackerman, MarlboroNicholas Alexander, Red BankAndrew Antoniolli, BrielleMary Baechle, HazletCatherine Bannon, LincroftJoan Berg, LincroftBenjamin Berube, Sea GirtDenise Bixby, HowellLois Blake, Colts NeckSara Bonardi, MiddletownChristine Bremseth, Tinton FallsMary Byrne, MiddletownAlyse Capriglione, Old BridgeBarbara Carroll, Colts NeckElizabeth Clarke, Tinton fallsSaul Cohen, FreeholdCarol Cohen, FreeholdJohn Connors, OceanKathleen Culver, Red BankDarlene DeBarba, Fair HavenCaitlin Delaney, LincroftBarbara Duggan, FreeholdDonna Dziobak, FreeholdXenia Ellenbogen, ShrewsburyNancy Endresen, HolmdelKathleen Evans, Tinton FallsIlona Fallon, HazletCarol Fornwald, Long BranchEmma Foster, OceanportBarry Fulmer, FreeholdCheryl Fulmer, FreeholdBonnie Gold, Long BranchRaymond Gonzalez, West Long BranchWilliam Hands, Red BankDonna Hansen, FreeholdKathleen Harbort, Fair HavenLisa Haskell, Fair HavenJoyce Henry, LincroftLiz Hespe, MiddletownJoseph Hnat, Colts NeckKatharine Hopkinson, Colts NeckJulie Hunt, Red BankAndrew Imperiale, Sea GirtVijaya Iyengar, HolmdelPatty Jaeger, EatontownDawn Johnson, AberdeenDanielle Kaden, HolmdelNadide Karacay, Wall TownshipRoberta Kilduff, MiddletownEllie Knecht, Red BankJune Krepow, Sea BrightDanika Kuzmick, JacksonStephanie Kwan, MarlboroJonathan Larisch, ManasquanAnnie Lee, HolmdelDaniel Lingelbach, NavesinkJeanette Lingelbach, NavesinkGayle Mancari, Long BranchGeorgia Mangan, Monroe TownshipMaury Mangan, OceanportLynne Martocci, Tinton FallsPeter Mastropaolo, Red BankSusan Mazur, Port MonmouthCorinne Mazzocchi, WallAlice McCaddin, OceanElaine McColgan, MiddletownPatrice McCoy, FreeholdKim McCracken, Red BankNancy Meagher, MiddletownPhillip Mejia, Long BranchRichard Mosca, Tinton FallsBonnie Muir, Long BranchJanice Mundy, FreeholdWilliam Murphy, Red BankJuliette Muth, AberdeenDawn Nahory, LincroftStephanie Nolan, EatontownMorgan Plosica, Monmouth BeachJeannie Poole, OceanportArturo Poznanski, MiddletownApril Qin, HolmdelRobert Randall, EatontownDaniela Rodriguez-Luna, Tinton FallsMegan Romanczyk, MiddletownMeryl Russell, CranfordWalter Salzmann, Sea GirtGail Sanderson, LincroftElizabeth Scharmann, NavesinkPatricia K. Sherwood, KeansburgEllen Simonetti, MorganvilleRita M. Smith, KeyportJill E. Socha, RumsonJason Stone, Port MonmouthMargaret Swan, BricktownHarrison Sweeney, BelfordColette Tabor, OceanportPatricia Thul, EatontownTaylor Toris, HazletDonald Van Buren, LincroftGerald Vernon, Jr., Fair HavenJoanne Walker, EatontownPayton Wall, RumsonKelly Watters, Red BankElaine Weigl, HowellHarmon Willey, ShrewsburySandra Wolfe, HowellChristine Yovnello, Red BankDaphne Yu, HolmdelVolunteers who gave over 100 hours of service:Werner Aehlich, HolmdelSara Beamin, Atlantic HighlandsEmily Berner, Red BankPatricia Bernstein, ColoniaJanet Breslin, JacksonMarvin Britten, MiddletownSandy Burn, Red BankStephanie Camp, NeptuneRebecca Carhart, Port MonmouthAnne Caruso, Long BranchNina Casola, HolmdelHelen Cole, FreeholdBridget Connolly, RumsonJudy Curry-Phipps, Atlantic HighlandsLouise DelCollo, Colts NeckEan Delehanty   , West Long BranchBrianna Delmar, OceanJohn Donohoe, OceanportHarriet Ellner, Ocean GroveHarvey Evans, Tinton FallsBarbara Finazzo, JacksonHarden Fowler, Tinton FallsRuth Gariepy, HazletLoma Gault, HazletJames Gault, HazletMorgan Glossbrenner, Red BankJonela Grimaldi, MiddletownErin Gross, HolmdelRebecca Gwinnell, LincroftJudy Hands, Red BankEmily Hassell, AberdeenPatricia Hauser, AberdeenJames Henry, LincroftSusan Henschel, NeptuneAmanda Hintelmann, RumsonKristen Kircher, West KeansburgLinda Lawton, EatontownKelsey Leone, MiddletownGerry Lingner, Long BranchLois Lyons, Tinton FallsRalph Maratea, LakewoodConor Meehan, Little SilverCatherine Merker, MiddletownRichard Merker, MiddletownBarry Miller, MiddletownEileen Murphy, Red BankDavid Nass, Red BankLeslie Neiman, BelfordFrank Nofi, ManalapanAlex Osnato, North MiddletownDeborah Palumbo, Monmouth BeachBetty Randall, EatontownPaige Rockhill, HowellLinda Rovder, Monmouth BeachCara Ryan, HighlandsEleanor Swanson, Long BranchEllen Terry, MillstoneMargo Thornton, Tinton FallsAnn Tvaroha, Fair HavenNora Vail, HazletBarbara Venanzini, MatawanMarietta Weaver, Long BranchKharisma Whitford, Lincroftlast_img read more


Rossland/Trail blasts Midget Reps 7-3 to grab playoff opener

first_imgKyle Shannon, with a pair, Craig Martin and Jeff Conway staked the Home of Champions squad to the early lead and the visitors never looked back.Derek Steep and Martin with a pair, to compete his hat-trick, also scored for Roslsand/Trail.John Katountas of Nelson, Tyler Chernenkoff of Castlegar and Nick Maida of Nelson replied for the home side. Coleton Dawson of Nelson had two assists while Katountas finished with two points.”Rossland/Trail has been playing in the Okanagan league for the entire season against Tier II competition while we’ve been playing mostly Tier III competition,” said a Castlegar/Nelson team spokes person. “So they’re a very good team.”Garrett Steeds of Castlegar was in goal for Castlegar/Nelson while Eric Bullanoff picked up the win in goal for Rossland/Trail.Game two of the series goes Thursday in at 4:30 p.m. in the Cominco [email protected] By The Nelson Daily SportsThe Castlegar/Nelson Midget Reps took it on the chin Wednesday during the opening game of the West Kootenay Minor Hockey League playoff contest.Rossland/Trail scored four first period goals en route to a 7-3 victory in game one of the first-team-to-four point series.The series winner advances to the B.C. Hockey Tier II Midget Rep championship tournament next month in Salmon Arm.last_img read more


Aeros rally for three third-period goals to edge B-Sens in Calder Cup opener Friday in Houston

first_imgIt took eight games but a team finally stopped the road warriors from Binghamton.Jed Ortmeyer scored twice as the Houston Aeros rallied from a 1-0 deficit with three third-period goals to edge the Binghamton Senators 3-1 in game one of the 2011 Calder Cup Finals Friday in the Lone Star State.The loss was the first for the Senators since game one of the division semi finals April 14 against Manchester Monarchs.The game was also the last time the B-Sens have been held to one goal.The teams played through a scoreless first period before Bobby Butler notched his 11th marker of the playoffs at 16:17 of the middle frame.Ortmeyer tied the contest early in the third before scoring the eventual game winner five minutes later.Warren Peters added an empty net goal to complete the scoring.Houston out shot the Ottawa Senators AHL affiliate 41-24, including 14-7 in the third period.Game two of the best-of-seven AHL Final goes tonight in Houston before the series shifts for games three and four Wednesday and Friday in Binghamton.Matt Hackett turned aside 23 of 24 shots to edge out Robin Lehner in the Sens nets.Nelson Minor Hockey product Geoff Kinrade, one of the keys to the Binghamton defence, finished the game with a minus-1 rating and no points. [email protected]last_img read more



first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2016)–Favored Scuba, on or near the lead throughout the 1 ¾ mile trip, kicked clear from runner-up Hard Aces three eighths of a mile from home with Kendrick Carmouche and went on to a dominating 4 ¼ length win in Friday’s Grade II, $200,000 Marathon Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by Brendan Walsh, the 5-year-old gelding registered his third consecutive win and got the distance in 2:58.20.Off at 2-1 in a field of nine 3-year-olds and up, he provided Carmouche with his first-ever win at Santa Anita and paid $6.00, $3.40 and $2.60.Hard Aces, a winner of last year’s Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita for trainer John Sadler, was forwardly place throughout under Santiago Gonzalez and proved second best, finishing 1 ½ lengths in front of Blue Tone, who likewise had been attentive to the pace.  Off as the 3-1 second choice, he paid $4.20 and $3.40.Blue Tone, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, was off at 6-1 and paid $5.40 to show .Fractions on the race 24.17, 49.05, 1:14.67, 1:40.62 and 2:30.42.last_img read more


Support for small black firms

first_img4 November 2003The department of trade and industry (DTI), with funding from the World Bank, has established the Black Business Supplier Development Programme, aimed at fast-tracking small and medium black-owned enterprises with potential for growth into the mainstream of the economy.The programme aims to help black-owned enterprises develop their core competencies, upgrade their managerial capabilities and become more competitive through restructuring.The programme is an 80:20 percent cost-sharing cash grant incentive scheme that provides qualifying companies with access to business development services. It will fund businesses by up to 80 percent of their costs, to a maximum of R100 000.The programme will also foster links between black-owned companies and corporate and public sector enterprises, to complement affirmative procurement and outsourcing initiatives in these areas.Recipient companies will also benefit from the scheme by building their capacity to enable them to successfully compete for corporate and public sector tenders and outsourcing opportunities.All fees related to business development services, including travel and subsistence costs, will qualify for cost-sharing assistance in terms of the scheme. Costs for acquiring printed materials and software for implementing projects will also be covered, provided these do not exceed 50% of the total cost of the project.Companies will also select service providers of their own choice, subject to obtaining at least three competitive bids during the selection process.These incentives are targeted at projects that aim to improve the effectiveness of management systems of an enterprise, and to help the company enter into targeted markets.To qualify, a company must have a minimum trading history of one year, and also:Be majority black-owned (51% or more) and have a significant representation of black managers on its management team.Have maximum annual turnover not exceeding R12-million.Comply with commercial regulatory requirements applicable to its areas of business, including being registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office and the SA Revenue Service.Application forms can be downloaded from the DTI website.For more information, contact the DTI customer centre at 0861 843 384.Source: Department of Trade and Industrylast_img read more


Bathroom bling

first_imgSicis’ Butterfly Mosaic line flaunts a variety of motifs in brilliant coloursDoes a decadent soak in a bathtub sound inviting? How about splashing around in a semi-precious stone bathtub trimmed with gold that will set you back by a whopping Rs 1 crore? Carved out of amethyst, this opalescent soak,Sicis’ Butterfly Mosaic line flaunts a variety of motifs in brilliant coloursDoes a decadent soak in a bathtub sound inviting? How about splashing around in a semi-precious stone bathtub trimmed with gold that will set you back by a whopping Rs 1 crore? Carved out of amethyst, this opalescent soak pit from Italian bathroom major Baldi is the latest in washroom luxury.If you are game for more, browse through French brand THG’s Prestige collection of faucets that are accented with a rich assortment of coloured stones like quartz rose, rock crystal, red jasper, black onyx, malachite, tiger eye and lapis lazuli.The Rug Collection from the same label has elaborate patterns created from glass tilesSays Jean Noel Edouard, head, product design, Nagina Waters, a Delhi-based luxury bathroom store that showcases high-end brands like THG, Capponi and Baldi, “India is a land that’s traditionally associated with ornamentation. So, going for bathroom fixtures and fittings that lack detailing or colour result in a bland, antiseptic look.” He adds that the bathroom decor needs to be perfectly calibrated to one’s needs and sensibilities rather than being a blind imitation of the reigning Western trend. It is no secret that adornments for washrooms are now being held in high regard. A host of materials ranging from Swarovski crystals and artistic mosaics to precious metal and semi-precious stones are now part of the luxury washroom repertoire.A mother-of-pearl-inlaid vanity from CapponiCashing on this new-found love for extravagant adornments is Italian mosaic brand Sicis, that has retail outlets in Delhi and Mumbai. The label has launched butterfly-shaped mosaic art for bathrooms that impress with their eye-popping colours and shimmer. Nodding to an effervescent spirit, the line, titled Butterfly Mosaic Collection, is made of glass tesserae or pressed glass tile. Depending on the quality of design and installation, this range costs between Rs 3,800 and Rs 75,850. “Sicis gives the opportunity to experience the bathroom as a place of aesthetic and material well being,” says Andrea Azzarello, the brand’s spokesperson.Amethyst bathtub from BaldiThe new age bathroom materials take a cue from opulent decor schemes predominant in the rest of the house. Precious metals like gold and silver, now used in faucets and showerheads, reference accents in the living and bedrooms. Agrees Edouard of Nagina Waters: “Traditional notions of seclusion and privacy are slowly becoming obsolete. Guests are often given tours of designer bathrooms in this day and age.” To satiate a growing appetite for ornate finishes and textures, Nagina Waters has on offer gold, silver and even platinum leaf bathroom tiles from Italian brand Godiva Stone.Soap dispenser, toothbrush holder and soap dish from Baldi. Both Baldi and Capponi are retailed in India by Nagina Waters.Luxurious to touch and pleasing to the eye, Godiva Stone tiles are made of high-quality marble wrapped with a leaf of precious material. This leaf is applied on the tile by a manual process. For the truly inspired, customisation is taken to the next level with etchings on marble with decorative motifs, writings, logos and designs, as dictated by the patron.Indeed, the desire for one-of-a-kind washroom decor has paved the way for grander layouts and fancier materials. Staying true to the trend, interior designers too are pulling out all stops to offer an upscale product to their clients.A washroom created by La Sorogeeka has textured walls and a detailed chandelierA powder room created by Noida-based interior design outfit La Sorogeeka has its high ceiling embellished with white crystal, walls sporting crococeramic tiles with leather finish and a stone floor. Artists of the firm’s workshop have even created an engraved look for some of the walls. The final flourish is added by way of an exaggerated chandelier in black and white. “There’s a new approach to design now. And the powder room is a space showcased to all guests. It should be attention grabbing,” says Anjali Goel, CEO, La Sorogeeka.Gold-plated cotton ball holder from Bathline SensationsAccording to Varun Gupta, joint managing director, Bathline Sensations, a Delhi-based bathroom accessories label that dabbles in Swarovski crystals and metals like gold and silver, the aim is to raise the metal to the category of art. The Starlight Square series from its Acquaviva AG line creates a lavish look through its gold plated and Swarovski embedded gel dispensers, brush holders and cotton ball jars. To ensure a perfect finish, brass is coated with electrolyte, chrome and subsequently 24 carat gold or silver. Embellishments, clearly, have come of age in this country. With their glorious sheen and texture, state-of-the-art bathroom fixtures are now a must-have in every fashionable address.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more


David Warner, banned from captaining Australia, named skipper in Canada

first_imgDavid Warner’s return to cricket is going on the right track following his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal in March.He made a comeback on the field in club cricket before travelling to Canada for a T20 league.Warner is serving a one-year ban from international and domestic cricket handed by Cricket Australia following the shocking incident in South Africa earlier this year.He, along with skipper Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft, was slapped with a substantial ban by the home cricket board.Warner was signed up by Winnipeg Hawks for the Global T20 Canada and he has now been elevated to lead the side after captain Dwayne Bravo was sidelined for the rest of the tournament due to an injury. Smith is also playing in the same tournament for Toronto Nationals.”I’m sure he’s going to be a good leader when it comes to captaincy,” Winnipeg Hawks coach Waqar Younis told News Corp.”(Warner) is a leader. He’s a team man. I’ve seen him in IPL and I’ve seen him as a leader. He’s up there, he’s upfront and he likes to give whatever his knowledge is, he’s always there,” he added.Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad to Indian Premier League glory in 2016 and also has an overwhelming win-loss record as Australia skipper in the limited-overs formats. He has lost just one out 12 games (3 ODIs and 9 T20Is) as Australia captain.He was made Australia’s T20I captain earlier this year but following his involvement in the ball-tampering saga, “Warner will not be considered for team leadership positions in the future,” according to Cricket Australia.advertisementWarner had emerged as the chief conspirator in hatching a plan to artificially alter the condition of the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town in March.Warner and Smith were handed one-year bans while Bancroft was suspended for 9 months.The two Aussie stars were also barred from playing in the IPL 2018. Smith was named captain of Rajasthan Royals while Warner was to lead SRH but were eventually barred from the 2018 season.While Smith has managed to score a fifty in three matches for Toronto Nationals so far, Warner is yet to make a mark as he has struggled with scores of 1,4,1 from his three outings for the Hawks.last_img read more