LMC Chairman Charges NPFL Players to Surpass Ezeji’s Record

first_imgChairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko, has challenged league players to “do the right things” in their respective clubs ahead of the new football league season in Nigeria which gets underway this weekend.Dikko spoke at the weekend in Port Harcourt after a testimonial game organised in honour of Nigeria Professional Football League legend Victor Ezeji who bowed out of the game in grand style after playing in 20 consecutive first division league seasons in Nigeria.The LMC chairman captained Team NPFL in the testimonial game and scored the game’s opening goal at the start of the second half as his team defeated Team Ezeji 2-1 with Ezeji who featured for both teams in each half scoring what turned out to be the winner for Team NPFL. Speaking after the testimonial game, Dikko tasked current league players to emulate Ezeji in doing what is acceptable globally in their careers. “As a real star of the league, it (the testimonial) was a befitting event for Victor. The crowd turnout was good, the players were good and everybody is happy,” begun Dikko.“The reason we have legends is for them to be a benchmark and motivation for other people to aspire to and to do better.“We heard Victor say today (Saturday) that he was not owed by anybody throughout his 20 years because he followed the right way. He Had lawyers representing him and not going alone to sign the contracts. These are what current players have to emulate and must do the right things at all time,” said DikkoDikko also announced on Saturday that upon retirement, Ezeji will now take up a Players’ Relationship Advisor (PRA) role with the League Management Company, an endeavour that would enable him use his wealth of experience as a professional player to interface between current players and the league organisers.“Victor is someone we want to use because the players can trust him because he has been there so he knows their problems and all the issues concerning them.“The players can approach him for dispute resolutions between them and their clubs, he can advise the clubs on how to deal with erring players and he can also advise the players on the importance of combining education with football among other things.” added Dikko.Ezeji started his playing career with defunct Sharks FC of Port Harcourt in 1996 and went on to also represent Sharks’ local rivals, Dolphins and other NPFL clubs during a glittering 20 seasons of league football in Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Local golfers shine at college level

first_imgSalem >> Former Red Bluff and Mercy high school golfers Peter Mitzel and Steven Rodriguez were named to the 1st Team All Conference golfing for Willamette University last season, based on points garnered in both fall and spring seasons.Mitzel finished second in the Northwest Conference spring tournament at Sunriver, Oregon in April, shooting a 71-72 for 143 gross. Rodriguez carded 75-74 for 149 gross and seventh overall. For the season, Mitzel and Rodriguez finished second and third …last_img

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Indian under-23 football team wins LG Cup in Vietnam

first_imgNext stop, FIFA: The team in VietnamWhen the Indian football team wins its first trophy in 28 years, there’s got to be some special karma working in its favour. Nonsense, says the team’s new coach, it’s nothing but an old-fashioned dose of “nastiness”.The Indian under-23 team won the LG Cup,Next stop, FIFA: The team in VietnamWhen the Indian football team wins its first trophy in 28 years, there’s got to be some special karma working in its favour. Nonsense, says the team’s new coach, it’s nothing but an old-fashioned dose of “nastiness”.The Indian under-23 team won the LG Cup in Vietnam on August 11, beating Singapore, three-time champion Indonesian club Petrokimia FC and the Vietnamese under-23 and senior squads.In the final, India trailed Vietnam 0-2 before captain Bhaichung Bhutia brought his side back with two goals and sub Abhishek Yadav took the score to 3-2 minutes from extra-time. That’s “nastiness”, Stephen Constantine-style.”We scored three times after 80 minutes to win matches. My boys will not give in without a fight,” said the Englishman.It was the first significant trophy for an Indian team since it shared the Asian Youth Championship with Iran in 1974.What made it better was that every national team in the tournament was ranked higher than the Indians on the FIFA ratings, where India stands at 124.The team earned $16,000 (Rs 7.7 lakh) for its efforts and hopefully a little more respect among its peers in Asia.last_img read more

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Cabinet to Receive Submission for Joint Venture Agreement to Establish Morant Bay Urban Centre

first_imgChairman of the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ), Lyttleton Shirley says Cabinet is to receive shortly a submission for the Joint Venture Agreement to establish the Morant Bay Urban Centre in St. Thomas.He made the disclosure at a function held at the Morant Villas, in Morant Bay, St. Thomas on June 7.Mr. Shirley informed that the documents are now with the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, before being placed before the Cabinet.“When that takes pace, it will trigger off all the things that will make this development break ground and in the next two years, see the transformation of Morant Bay,” he said.The Chairman noted that Urban Centre will facilitate entities and amenities providing improved delivery of key public and private sector services.Over 365,000 square feet of space will be available for amusement, a university, skills training, banking, food services, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), and other businesses.“We will be having at least four fast food companies and one prominent BPO operator wants up to 70,000 square feet of building (space). They envisioned that it will fit well into their development plan, for not only entry level BPO services, but all the other services that the [industry] demands,” he outlined.The proposed $4 billion Morant Bay Urban Centre will be developed just outside the existing town on the 25-acre property where the old Goodyear factory is located.last_img read more

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Firefox 66 comes with Block Autoplay and scroll anchoring to reduce online

first_imgYesterday, Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 66. In this release, the Firefox team aimed to reduce the online annoyances users face by introducing features like Block Autoplay, scroll anchoring, and more. Key features Firefox 66 is packed with: Block Autoplay Often, when we visit a website for some research or reading an article, it all of a sudden starts playing a video or audio, which is quite distracting. In this release, Firefox prevents websites from playing audio and video automatically by default with a newly-added feature, Block Autoplay. If you have already visited a website and clicked on the play button of a video, Firefox will remember your preference and automatically play videos in the subsequent visits. You can also enable autoplay on your favorite website by adding them to your permission list. For this, you just need to visit the control center by clicking the “i” with a circle on the address bar. Then go to Permissions and select the “allow” option in the drop-down menu. Source: Mozilla Scroll anchoring The text part of a web page loads faster as compared to the images and ads. So, as you are reading the article, these slow-loading ads and images move the text around. Scroll anchoring solves this problem, by remembering where you are so that you are not interrupted by these slow-loading images or ads. Improved search experience If you are someone who opens everything in a new tab and ends up with 20 open tabs, like me, this new feature in Firefox 66 is a savior for you. This version allows you to search tabs from the tab overflow menu, which appears when you have a large number of tabs open in a window. Additionally, Firefox 66 comes with a redesigned new tab for private browsing. Now, when you open a new tab in private browsing, it will show a search bar with your default search engine. To set your default search engine, go to Preferences, Search, then select Default Search Engine. Read the official announcement, to know about other exciting features Firefox 66 comes with. Read Next Mozilla’s Firefox Send is now publicly available as an encrypted file sharing service Mozilla Firefox will soon support ‘letterboxing’, an anti-fingerprinting technique of the Tor Browser Mozilla releases Firefox 65 with support for AV1, enhanced tracking protection, and more!last_img read more

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Fathom offers 100 savings on DRCuba cruises ahead of transition

first_img The Canadian Press Share Tags: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Fathom << Previous PostNext Post >> MIAMI — After receiving permission last month to visit Cuba on cruises scheduled to go to the Dominican Republic, Fathom has announced it is offering US$100 savings on six upcoming week-long voyages that will visit the DR and Santiago de Cuba, the second largest city in Cuba.The voyages were originally scheduled to sail only to Amber Cove in the DR. Now, Fathom’s Adonia will call at Santiago de Cuba during the second day of each cruise before sailing onward to the Dominican Republic.When booked between Jan. 14 and Jan. 20, travellers may reserve these dual-destination Dominican-Cuban cruises at prices starting at $499. The offer is applicable for all staterooms during cruises departing on Feb. 26, March 12 and 26, April 9 and 23, and May 7.During the voyage’s first stop, travellers can participate in people-to-people programs arranged and sponsored by Fathom, during which they can spend a full day in Santiago de Cuba interacting with locals and discovering the sights. The seven-day voyages allow passengers to deeply immerse themselves in local arts, history and culture and at the same time participate in social impact experiences that make a profound difference.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksImpact activities in the DR include planting trees, helping a women’s cooperative produce artisan chocolates, and building water filters for local homes.Pricing for Fathom’s seven-day ‘Cultures of Caribbean’ itineraries to the Dominican Republic and Santiago de Cuba start at $499, excluding taxes, fees, port expenses and gratuities and Cuban visa, and include all meals on the ship and lunch in Santiago de Cuba, lunch during Dominican Republic impact activities, onboard experiences and select on-the-ground activities. The required Cuban travel visa is $75 per person and gratuities are estimated at $80.50 per person. To secure a spot on future sailings, a fully refundable $300 per person deposit is required for all cabin categories and occupancy levels. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.In November, Carnival Corp. announced that Fathom will be ceasing cruise operations in June. Fathom’s ship, the Adonia, will be returned to the P&O Cruises fleet. It will transition into a shoreside-only experience in mid-year.last_img read more

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