Niger Tornadoes Management Committee Dissolved

first_imgLaleye Dipo in MinnaThe Niger state government on Monday dissolved the management committee of the professional premier league side Niger Tornadoes of Minna.The dissolved committee was headed by Malam Adamu Aliyu, the principal private secretary to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello.A statement announcing the dissolution signed by the Director of Sports Alhaji Baba Sheshi said the dissolution was on the directive of the state governor.The letter with reference No: GHS/COS/045 dated 14th December 2017 states: ” Mr Governor has approved the dissolution of the Tornadoes Management Committee with immediate effect “The ministry wish to appreciate and thank you for your meritorious and selfless service you rendered to the team and state in general, we wish you the best in your future undertakings,” a copy of the letter made available to THISDAY read in part.It was however learnt that lack of cooperation between the dissolved management team and other stakeholders was responsible for the dissolution of the management committee.A new management is to be inaugurated by the state government after the Christmas break.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Lakers’ Byron Scott envisions Tarik Black to return next season

first_imgThe Lakers (21-58) picked up Smith through the waiver wire in late December. He enters Sunday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks (48-31) at Staples Center averaging 9.5 points on a 60 percent shooting clip and 6.9 rebounds in the past 17 games as a starter. That stretch includes Black posting four double-doubles and a career-high 18 points in Friday’s win against MinnesotaYet, Black pointed to his surprise cut from Houston as “exactly why it doesn’t give me added comfort.”“I would like to believe they would like to keep me. But going into the summer, you never know what will happen,” Black said. “Either way, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity.”Scott loves Black’s hustle, athleticism and positive attitude. Scott also called Black the team’s best defensive communicator. But with Black planning to play on the Lakers’ summer league squad in July, Scott focused on two areas he wants improvement.First, Scott believes the 6-foot-11, 257-pound Black uses only roughly half of his strength and speed that evoked comparisons to bruising Denver forward Kenneth Faried. Second, Scott envisioned Black playing mostly at power forward and would like him to develop a consistent mid-range jumper. For the past month, Black has worked with Lakers assistant coaches Mark Madsen and Larry Lewis both on his shooting technique and taking jump shots anywhere between 17 to 18 feet, both after practice and during pre-game warmups. Scott predicted Black “will be in this league for a long time” should that translate into games. “Our hope is that he implements that into his game next year so he will be more of an offensive threat,” Scott said. “If he makes that shot on a consistent basis, it makes him that much more dangerous.”Black sounded receptive to the feedback and credited the Lakers’ coaching staff for his development.“I want to be the best I can be,” Black said. “I want to be the greatest player I have the potential I can become.”Injury updateLakers guard Jeremy Lin missed Saturday’s practice because of soreness in his left knee, an injury that has kept him out for the past two games. Scott said he will assess Lin’s availability for Sunday’s game against Dallas after the morning shootaround. Lin completed some practice and dribbling drills. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Amid all the unanswered questions surrounding how the Lakers assemble their roster this offseason, it appears they reached clarity on one matter.The Lakers seem set on retaining rookie forward/center Tarik Black, who has a non-guaranteed contract worth $850,000 next season.“We get another year to look at him,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said, “and see what he’s got and go from there.”Black spent the last year going undrafted and then playing in 25 games for the Houston Rockets before they cut him to sign free-agent Josh Smith after Detroit surprisingly waived him.last_img read more

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Has Arnold managed his own defeat?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The fact is that, when Schwarzenegger came into office, there was a sense of urgency to solve the state’s money problems. But this year, and now? It’s rather late for a special election for which there was little run-up on the governor’s part. Just the opposite. Last year, he gave the impression, outside Sacramento, that the budget crisis was resolved. Thus, it’s no surprise the governor has remained behind for his initial priorities. Public polls repeatedly confirmed what experienced political strategists knew intuitively long ago: The governor’s ad campaign would have, and indeed has had, little effect on voters. Not simply because his ads were lacking, but mainly because the governor long ago sabotaged his own agenda. During his political honeymoon, he could have successfully pushed a spending limit, putting that tough issue behind him while he was popular, or setting the stage for a special election. Instead, he squandered his political capital to borrow $15 billion in bonds, without the required fiscal reform. In his dealing with recalcitrant legislators, he had adopted a carrot-and-stick approach. But, as his popularity declined, the stick seemed less imposing, especially since he had already, and quite inexplicably, given away the carrots to Democratic legislators his first year. Compounding the damage, he negotiated a Hollywood-style deal (i.e., a deal is not a deal) with the teachers and, consequently, lost his credibility. This year, he withdrew a flawed attempt at needed pension reform, because it inexplicably disallowed benefits for cop-and-firefighter widows and orphans. For two years, this capable macho guy has needlessly staged theatrical carnivals featuring contrived audiences. As expected, television news ridiculed each group of “participants chosen in advance.” This is a smart communicator who mistakenly listened to sycophants. Instead of connecting Reagan-style with people, Schwarzenegger became a caricature who did not wear well. Although the governor is smarter than his advisers, give them credit for achieving the impossible – morphing the muscle guy into the 90-pound weakling who was nonetheless depicted by opponents as the threatening bully. Somehow they polarized the electorate without changing policy. But the governor’s threat of a special election had taken on a life of its own, and, for him, there seemed to be no turning back. He seemed to think that, if he just spent enough money, bought enough ads, he could undo the damage. Perhaps he bought into his own vendor-driven campaign. It’s the Stockholm syndrome for politicians. Your political advisers keep telling you what you want to hear, so you listen to them more. Pretty soon, you are permanently seduced into believing it’s not who you are or what you say. It’s not even how you say it. It’s how often you say it. Yet, the tragedy now is that serious and necessary public policy reforms that the governor courageously backed may fall victim to political incompetence, or could become discredited. Consequently, these ideas, which could have prevailed last year, and might have possibly won next year, are put in danger. Arnold Steinberg is a Republican political strategist and analyst.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Prepare for the inevitable alibi game, in which Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his campaign team will blame not themselves, but others, should today’s election result in the debacle that all the polls predict. Is it the fault of President Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove or Scooter Libby? Has Schwarzenegger been too Republican? Did he polarize? Or is the problem that he was outspent by unions who destroyed him earlier this year? The spending argument is particularly silly. The governor’s media buys have been the advertising equivalents of B-52 saturation bombing. Sure, the opposition had more flights. But there were no living viewers here who had not seen every spot, repeatedly. Over the last few months, the governor’s operatives spoke often about a hidden vote, in order to keep big dollars rolling into their campaign. They alluded to a mysterious voter turnout scenario in an effort to impeach public polls that consistently showed his ballot measures in trouble. Should they lose today, they will bemoan a supposed freakish outcome, because the number of people who turned out was (take your pick) unpredictably high or unpredictably low. Voter turnout is the refuge of campaign scoundrels as an explanation for their own screw-ups, because how do you disprove their negative? last_img read more

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Durham rues Meralco’s poor endgame in Game 2 loss

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary That’s what Durham thought.From that point on, Ginebra’s defense clicked as they held Meralco checked for the remainder of the game as the Gin Kings went on to fire a 17-1 run to end the game and claim the 86-76 Game 2 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We had a six-point lead in the fourth quarter. You got to be able pull a win out when you got a lead on a good team like that,” rued Durham, who was bestowed with his second straight Best Import award before the game.The 29-year-old big man did all he could for Meralco to claim Game 2, uncorking 25 points, hauling down 22 rebounds, dishing out seven assists with two steals to boot. The Bolts’ performance on Sunday was indeed an improvement from their listless showing in Game 1, but Durham noted that his team still needs a lot of fine-tuning, especially with the way they finished the game.“We played a whole lot better than Game 1. I think everybody was focused,” he said. “But down the stretch, we didn’t execute. We missed our free throws at crucial moments. I think the officials made some questionable calls at crucial moments, but that’s in the past.”But Durham isn’t putting too much thought on this game now, as he knows that the spotlight is now on Meralco to rebound in Game 3 on Wednesday.“[The loss] spoiled a little bit of everything. When you play good for 44 minutes, and then we come out with a loss, it’s kind of hard to take. But you got to move forward. The good thing is we’re not too deep in the hole and we still can come back. But we got to find a way to get that win on Wednesday,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Allen Durham. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAllen Durham truly believed that Meralco already had Game 2 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals in the bag.Leading 75-69 with 5:56 remaining, the Bolts were primed to equalizing the series.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Pat Riley’s 50th anniversary in the NBA has arrived Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View commentslast_img read more

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a month agoLippi: Sarri can’t complain about what he has at Juventus

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lippi: Sarri can’t complain about what he has at Juventusby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Juventus coach Marcello Lippi says Maurizio Sarri cannot complain about what he’s found in Turin.Sarri, after recovering from a bout of pneumonia, was in the Juve dugout for the first time in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Fiorentina.Lippi commented: “I don’t see anything in particular with the environment. Maybe he didn’t expect to find such a large squad. “He had a very tight squad at Napoli. But he doesn’t have big problems. I think there is mutual trust. “It takes time and he’ll need some months to change the working method and mentality, but everyone wants to change. Fiorentina played an excellent game against Juventus, so the Bianconeri went under a little in difficulty.” last_img read more

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a month agoREVEALED: Why Aubameyang passed penalty to Arsenal teammate Pepe

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Why Aubameyang passed penalty to Arsenal teammate Pepeby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveUnai Emery has revealed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s designated penalty-taker after he passed on the responsibility to Nicolas Pepe against Aston Villa.Pepe converted the spot-kick to level the scores and grab his first goal for the club.Aubameyang eventually capped of Arsenal’s comeback in the 3-2 victory, and Emery was full of praise for the Gabon international after the game.”Yes, it’s Aubameyang who is responsible for penalties,” our head coach said after the game. “Also Lacazette, and today for me is a very big decision from Aubameyang to let Pepe shoot to give him confidence and the possibility to score.”Really, the responsibility is Aubameyang and I was happy when I saw that decision from Aubameyang.”He is hungry every day to score, to achieve, individual and collective objectives. Today that decision shows a really great player.” last_img read more

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23 days agoTeam of the Week: Leicester dominate; Jorginho fills Chelsea void; Ederson excellent

first_imgTeam of the Week: Leicester dominate; Jorginho fills Chelsea void; Ederson excellentby Eli Rubenstein Sturgess23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveIt was another weekend of drama in the Premier League, with Dean Henderson’s rare blunder gifting Liverpool a 16th consecutive win.Manchester City once again took all 3 points, Leicester destroyed Newcastle to concretise themselves in the top 3 and Manchester United and Arsenal battled it out for a tough draw.We here at tribalfootball look at the top performers from Matchday 7 in the Tribal Football Team Of The Week.GOALKEEPER – EDERSON(Manchester City)The City goalkeeper was back to his best against Everton, proving why he belongs in the star-studded Guardiola line-up.In total the Brazilian made 6 saves, 2 of them terrific reflex stops to deny the imposing Yerry Mina from corners.CENTRE-BACK – VIRGIL VAN DIJK (Liverpool)The world’s best centre-back was again crucial for his side, keeping another clean sheet in the club’s 16th consecutive win.Keeping the ominous home side to just 2 shots on target, Van Dijk was huge in defence winning 11 aerial duels and 8 clearances.The Dutchman was also key to the sides offensive play making 12 (out of 16) accurate long balls.LEFT-BACK – JAN VERTONGHEN (Tottenham Hotspur)With a depleted 10-men-Spurs backed into a corner against an oncoming Southampton side, the Dutchman was instrumental in helping his side cling onto a 2-1 victory.Vertonghen won 4 aerial duels, made 3 interceptions and made 5 clearances in a strong performance.RIGHT-BACK – RICARDO PEREIRA (Leicester City)Twice in two weeks the Portuguese full-back finds himself in the team of the week, proving why he was made Leicester’s player of the season last time out.Bubbly as always bursting down the right flank, Ricardo was a constant threat to the Newcastle defence and was in everything for Leicester completing over 100 passes.However it was his 40 yard blistering run and left-foot long-shot goal that put the Foxes 1-0 up that stole the headlines.DEFENSIVE-MIDFIELD – WILFRED NDIDI (Leicester City)The Nigerian was at his supreme defensive best, making tackles and breaking down Newcastle offensive plays for fun.In total Ndidi made 9 tackles and 5 interceptions, furthering his reputation as the leagues top tackler, as well as scoring Leicester 5th goal with a lovely bit of control in 2nd half injury time.CENTRE-MIDFIELD – LUKA MILOVOJEVIC (Crystal Palace)Crystal Palace’s cool, calm and collected captain was key in the Eagles 2-0 win over Norwich.The Serbian midfielder was defensively solid making 6 tackles, and made his impact on the scoresheet, typically converting from the penalty spot.CENTRE-MIDFIELD – JORGINHO (Chelsea)With the repeat absence of N’Golo Kante, the Italian playmaker took control in the centre of Chelsea’s midfield, pulling the strings in the blues 2-0 win over Brighton.Completing 69 passes at an accuracy of 89.9%, Jorginho made 3 key passes and netted the first goal of the game, dispatching one of his trademark penalties.With his defensive duties on display as well, he made 2 tackles, 4 interceptions and 2 clearances in an all-round top performance.LEFT-MIDFIELD – JOHN MCGINN (Aston Villa)The sprightly Scotsman has been consistently one of the top performers for the Villians in the return to the top flight of English Football. In Villa’s tough 2-2 draw with Burnley, it was again McGinn who provided much needed attacking influence to his side.McGinn registered 4 dribbles and 4 shots on goal in total, and thought he had opened the scoring before his first goal was chalked off by VAR.McGinn however would not leave the match without his name on the scoresheet, smashing home a volley in the 79th minute. It was his third goal for the season.RIGHT-MIDFIELD – MATT DOHERTY (Wolverhampton Wanderers)In a much needed win for Wolves over struggling Watford, it was the unlikely source of stalwart Matt Doherty that produced a best on ground performance.The Irishman scored the first goal of the game, tapping home Neto’s delightful cross. He was also very involved in the second, charging down the wing and crossing the ball onto the head of Gibbs-White, whose shot deflected off Janmaat to make it 2-0.RIGHT-FORWARD- RIYAD MAHREZIt was another scintillating performance from the Algerian showboater, whose talent on the ball once again shone through in City’s 1-3 win over Everton.Mahrez appeared to be involved in all of City’s attacking play, fooling defenders for fun. In total, he had 5 shots on target (from 5 shots) and made 5 key passes all while operating at a pass accuracy of 91.4%Mahrez played the pass to De Bruyne in the first goal, scored a beautiful free kick for City’s 2nd, and it was his trickery that led to the 3rd.LEFT-FORWARD – JOSHUA KINGThe Norwegian is putting together another impressive start for the Cherries, with a man of the match performance in Bournemouth’s exciting 2-2 encounter with West Ham.King scored the first goal of the match, cleverly dispatching the loose end on Rico’s cross, making it 50 goals in English Leagues for the attacker.At the start of the 2nd half, King cleverly used the outside of his foot to play through Wilson who made the score 2-1.MANAGER OF THE WEEK – BRENDAN ROGERS (Leicester City)Brendan Roger’s Leicester side has been highly praised, with many pundits predicting their imminent rise into the top 6 after gutsy performances against some of the League’s top sides.However, their rise to the top has been halted by their inability to consistently beat the Premier League’s lesser teams, unlike that of the top sides.This assumption was thoroughly dismantled as Leicester ruthlessly tore apart the struggling Newcastle side.After a positive start with the scores at 1-0, the foxes stepped it up a level when the Magpies went down to 10 men, putting a further four goals past Dubravka in goals.It’s a performance like this that will get the top 6 teams shaking in their boots.GOAL OF THE WEEK – RICARDO PEREIRA (Leicester City)Is there a better right-back in the Premier League than Ricardo Pereira right now? pic.twitter.com/uDEZLVM3CR— Goal (@goal) September 30, 2019 TagsOpinionTeam of the WeekAbout the authorEli Rubenstein SturgessShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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G E Shipping to Acquire LR2 Tanker

first_imgzoom India-based Great Eastern Shipping (G E Shipping) is continuing with the fleet expansion as it has signed a contract to buy a secondhand LR2 product carrier.G E Shipping has not disclosed the seller of the 105,000 dwt vessel.As informed, the 2009-built tanker is expected to join the company’s fleet in Q2/Q3 FY2018.In June, the company took delivery of Jag Pavitra, a secondhand medium range (MR) product tanker bought in April this year.Currently, G E Shipping’s fleet stands at 46 vessels, comprising 30 tankers and 16 dry bulk carriers with an average age of 9.76 years aggregating 3.80 mn dwt.last_img read more

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SIDNEY CROSBY PHOTO WITH TRAILER PARK BOYS GOES VIRAL

first_imgAdvertisement At the @Penguins game in Pittsburgh tonight against the @Avalanche and @Mackinnon9 compliments of #SidneyCrosby. Thanks for looking after us Sid!! @trailerparkboys pic.twitter.com/TcNQEViMJQ— Bubbles (@MSmithBubbles) December 5, 2018The 12th season of “Trailer Park Boys,” a mockumentary set in the fictional Sunnyvale Trailer Park in Dartmouth, N.S., aired its 12th season in 2018 on Netflix.Crosby is from Cole Harbour, N.S. The photo features Crosby still sporting a scraggly Movember moustache, Smith wearing Bubbles’ signature Coke-bottle glasses and Roach, whose character Randy is always shirtless, lying on the locker room floor sans top.Look who I found in the @Penguins locker room!! #SidneyCrosby @trailerparkboys #NovaScotia pic.twitter.com/GqaCjAwluR— Bubbles (@MSmithBubbles) December 5, 2018 Advertisement Facebook Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby reacts after his hat trick against the Colorado Avalanche, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Advertisement A peak Halifax moment occurred in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night when the main cast members of the “Trailer Park Boys” posed in the Penguins’ locker room with Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby.The photo of Crosby sitting on a bench with the show’s stars when viral when actor Mike Smith, who plays the role of Bubbles on the hit cult comedy, posted it on his Twitter account.Smith said in an earlier tweet that he, along with fellow “Trailer Park Boys” stars Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay and Patrick Roach were at the game. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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