Enyeama, Milla join awareness to fight Covid-19

first_img Loading… Nigeria and Cameroon legends are the latest football figures to have participated in CAF’s campaign to help prevent the spread of the pandemic. Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous MoviesCrazy Expensive Things That Taylor Swift Owns10 Inventions That Prove Humanity Is Failing BadlyThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney Princesses Read Also:Euro 2020 postponed until next summer amid worldwide coronavirus Cameroon and Valerenga star Ajara Nchout has been placed into self-isolation in Norway after at least 1000 people were tested positive for Covid-19 in the country. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Roger Milla and Vincent Enyeama have featured in CAF’s video to preach against the spread of coronavirus around the continent. Coronavirus has forced the postponement of several leagues and competitions across Africa with some players contracting the virus. The video, which was posted on the Confederation of African Football’s Twitter account, saw Enyeama implore the world to ensure their hands are clean to prevent infections.last_img read more

EPL: Aunameyang Fires Arsenal Back to Fourth Spot

first_imgA Ben Foster howler and a needless Troy Deeney red card helped Arsenal climb back into the Premier League top four with victory at Watford last night.Goalkeeper Foster gifted the Gunners an opening goal after 10 minutes when he took too long on the ball after collecting a back pass, allowing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to charge down his clearance and deflect the ball in.Just a minute later, Watford captain Deeney was sent off for throwing his forearm into the face of Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira in a late challenge. Despite playing with 10 men for 80 minutes, Watford offered the far greater threat, hitting the bar through Adam Masina’s powerful drive from distance in the second half, and forcing Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno into a number of excellent saves.The German denied Craig Cathcart well with his feet shortly after Deeney’s red card – and later in the first half dived at full stretch to tip away Etienne Capoue’s goalbound free-kick.Ainsley Maitland-Niles also produced a crucial block with 10 minutes remaining when he slid in to block Andre Gray’s shot after the Watford striker had rounded Leno.The visitors’ only real chance came midway through the second half but Foster brilliantly spread himself to block Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s volley from close range.The Gunners were well below their best but the rare away win could prove crucial in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League.They climb two places to fourth in the table, two points clear of Manchester United and ahead of Chelsea on goal difference.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Frank McCourt, former Dodgers owner, buys soccer club Marseille

first_imgMcCourt pledged to bring back the good times.“Helping the club achieve success both on and off the pitch would be an honor and privilege,” he said. “My ambition would be to help return the club to championship form, to deliver the best fan experience in all of football, to strengthen the club’s ties with supporters and the city of Marseille, and to guide the club to long-term financial stability.”That is some task.Although some players at Marseille enjoy support bordering on devotion, the notoriously volatile fans can also turn on them. Marseille’s home form was so bad last year that it was regularly jeered at Stade Velodrome.Marseille has not won a trophy since winning the League Cup in 2012, under former coach Didier Deschamps.Deschamps, now France’s national team coach, was captain when Marseille won the European title in ‘93 and he proved an instant success as coach, winning the league title in his first campaign during the 2009-10 season and adding three League Cup titles.Since he left four years ago, Marseille’s subsequent managers have found it tough going.Last season, Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa walked out just one game into the new season — even though he said he was about to sign a new contract — and was hurriedly replaced by Spanish coach Michel. But Michel was fired near the end of the campaign and replaced by Franck Passi, a Marseille midfielder in the late 1980s who is currently in charge.During one match late last season, tensions spilled over during the first half of a 5-2 home loss to Rennes. As a protest against the team’s woeful home form, fans refrained from supporting their team in the first 15 minutes. But the move backfired as Rennes went 3-0 up inside 13 minutes, and when some angry Marseille fans tried to enter the pitch, riot police intervened.The 54-year-old Louis-Dreyfus became one of the richest women in the world after she married French businessman Robert Louis-Dreyfus in 1992, and took over Marseille when he died from leukemia in 2009.“Marseille turns a page in its history,” she said. “I’m sure Frank McCourt is the best choice to take over from my family and to ensure a great future for Marseille.” In a separate statement Monday, Marseille said that “both parties wish to complete the deal between now and the end of the year.”Marseille is affectionately known as L’OM (an abbreviation of Olympique Marseille, its official name) and the confident club moto “Droit au But” translates as “Straight to Goal.” But making the nine-time French champion successful again is a tall order given how the team’s fortunes have crumbled lately.Marseille remains the only French side to win the Champions League — beating the powerful AC Milan 1-0 in 1993 for its biggest achievement and triggering wild celebrations in the soccer-mad southern seaport. However, it has fallen behind since PSG was taken over by Qatari investors five years ago.While PSG has won the past four French titles, Marseille has struggled to keep up, finishing a miserable 13th last season and failing to qualify for European competition. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img PARIS — American businessman Frank McCourt is buying French soccer club Marseille from Russian-born billionaire Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, heralding a new chapter for a team that has fallen into the shadow of bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain.At a news conference on Monday in Marseille’s city hall, Mayor Jean-Claude Godin said he was “satisfied” with the impending sale, joking that McCourt will need to “put in some dough” to revitalize the team.McCourt, the 63-year-old former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, pledged to “do everything so the club can be champions again.”McCourt sold the Dodgers for $2 billion in 2012 to Guggenheim Baseball Management.last_img read more

Disabled golfers lead the way for others to get into golf

first_img17 Oct 2016 Disabled golfers lead the way for others to get into golf Five English golfers are showing that they won’t let disability get in the way of playing the game – and they’re hoping their stories will encourage more people to take up and enjoy the sport.Aimi Bullock, Lewis Eccles, Mike Gays, Terry Kirby and David Youens are sharing their experiences following the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which shone a spotlight on disability sport. However, many disabled people still find it difficult to get involved with sports and physical activity.The English Federation of Disability Sport set out to encourage disabled people to be more active through its recent campaign ‘Together We Will’, and England Golf, the governing body for amateur golf, is working with clubs and counties across the country to help and encourage more people with disabilities to play golf.Jamie Blair, England Golf Disability Manager, said: “It is incredibly important that golf is available to everyone, whether they are disabled or not. At England Golf, we are working hard to help encourage as many disabled people as possible to play golf though a number of initiatives, including our ‘Get into golf’ campaign. People can head to www.getintogolf.org to find out about beginner courses, taster lessons and special events at clubs and ranges nationwide.”Find out more with these inspirational stories:Aimi Bullock, 43, from Surrey, (pictured top, images © Leaderboard Photography) has multiple sclerosis but has refused to let the condition alter her life and competitive nature. “I try and do something golf-related twice a week just to stay active and keep myself feeling good,” she said.She added: “Golf is a great sport for disabled people as anyone can play. It isn’t as demanding on your body compared with other sports. It’s a great way to keep playing competitive sport and stay sharp physically and mentally.”Lewis Eccles, 15, from Rotherham in Yorkshire, was diagnosed with autism when he was nine. He had started playing golf aged seven and the game has helped him become a confident, happy young man.His father, Peter, said: “The relaxed, social nature of the sport has really helped Lewis’s development, his confidence levels and social skills. It has also helped our family get closer together too. We are all passionate golfers and it is the only sport that we can all play together.”Mike Gays, 27, from Huntingdon, was born with one leg shorter than the other and, after more than 20 operations, his right leg was amputated at the knee. He was always a keen golfer but struggled to walk the full 18 holes before his surgery. Now he has returned to golf, reduced his handicap to its lowest ever level of four and encourages team-mates from other disability sports to try golf.He said: “Golf is a perfect sport for disabled people and amputees. It’s an active and social sport, but one that isn’t too physically tough on the body.”Terry Kirby, 60, from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, became paraplegic and unable to walk at the age of 38 after developing a tumour on his spinal cord. He took the advice of his physiotherapist to try handigolf, playing from a seated position, and he will be the 2017 senior captain at Tapton Park Golf Club in Derbyshire. Terry is a regular competitor and actively encourages other people with disabilities to try golf.“Golf is such a fantastic sport for disabled people. You are able to play either on your own or with friends, no matter if they are disabled or not,” he said.David Youens, 53, from Oxfordshire, played rugby and golf professionally before being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “I have always taken my sport very seriously, so learning about my diagnosis was a massive shock to the system. It took a long time for me to be confident in my health and ability to get back out on the golf course,” he said.“I’m really pleased that I have got back involved in the game. Although I’m not playing to the same level as before, I’m enjoying my golf and my handicap is improving all the time.”last_img read more

Leafs deal fan favourite Matthew Naka to Kelowna

first_imgSometimes coaches and players just don’t see eye to eye.Which is the reason why Leaf center Matthew Naka is now a member of the Kelowna Chiefs.The three-year member of the Green and White was recently dealt to the Chiefs for defenceman Kyle Clayton and futures Wednesday.“Let’s just say we came to a mutual agreement between Matthew and myself,” Maida told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.“So Matthew is going to Kelowna for a defenceman and future considerations.”Naka’s offensive output has slipped since his first year in Nelson when the Vanderhoof native played all 52 games as a 17-year-old scoring five times while adding 33 assists for 38 points.Last season the 5’10” playmaking centerman was a key player on the Leafs until an off-ice accident caused Naka to miss most of the final games of the regular season. In Clayton, Nelson is getting another big body on the blueline as the 17-year-old Abbotsford product stand 6’4” and 200 pounds.Naka is the fourth player to be moved from last season’s team.Maida traded Dallon Stoddart and Seth Schmidt along with James Sorrey to Castlegar during the summer.Recently Matt MacDonald was dealt to Revelstoke Grizzlies.Maida also acquired Brad Rebagliati from the BC Hockey League’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs to replace injured Adam Maida.Rebagliati, a native of Cranbrook, played in 17 games last season, posting a 3.63 goals against average and goals against average of 0.894.This season the Bulldogs have struggled, winning just once in 17 attempts. Maida said Rebagliati, who has been practicing with Nelson all week, should see some action on Nelson’s three-game road trip through the Okanagan.Ironcially, Saturday’s game is against the Kelowna Chiefs.Nelson opens the trip Friday in Armstrong against the North Okanagan Knights.Sunday the Murdoch Division leaders face Summerland Steam.last_img read more

Mandela’s Gun: The story of the first weapon against apartheid

first_img2 November 2016The film Mandela’s Gun tells the story of a young Nelson Mandela and the symbolism of his side-arm weapon. A semiautomatic Makarov pistol given to him by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, the gun came to represent his revolutionary awakening and the start of the armed struggle against apartheid.On his clandestine return to South Africa in 1962, Mandela feared imminent capture by the apartheid government. So he wrapped his gun in foil and heavy-duty military material and buried it under a tin plate on Liliesleaf farm in Rivonia, Johannesburg.The new film, directed by Bafta-winning British director John Irvin (The Dogs of War and Hamburger Hill), uses a mix of documentary footage, interviews with South African anti-apartheid activists, and dramatisations of Mandela’s journey. Mandela’s Gun was filmed in Algeria, Ethiopia, Botswana and South Africa.Mandela is played by renowned local actor Tumisho Masha. After more than 20 major film and TV productions on Mandela, it is the first time a South African actor portrays the iconic leader.Countdown to the opening movie for the inuagural #JoburgFilmFestival Mandela’s Gun happening tonight. 1 city. 20 venues #WeLoveFilm pic.twitter.com/1Thr4cxpDw— Joburg Film Festival (@JoburgFilmFest) October 28, 2016Producer Moroba Nkawe told Variety that the long process of bringing the story to screen was similar to the remarkable, pan-African trip Mandela made as a young freedom fighter in exile. “As we uncovered more information through research, the story grew and…led us to film across the African continent, as we tried to bring to life this amazing, untold journey.”Mandela’s Gun to open on 28th October at #JoburgFilmFestival. Check out the latest scoop on @ScreenAfrica pic.twitter.com/SOXHJaZsc9— Joburg Film Festival (@JoburgFilmFest) October 17, 2016Intent on building an army against the apartheid government, the young Mandela had yet to even shoot a gun, let alone own one. So in exile, travelling across Africa on false passports, he got military training in Algeria and Ethiopia. It was here that he received the Selassie gift. He then moved south to Tanzania and later Botswana, building up tactical and political support from governments and individuals.Returning to South Africa, Mandela gathered together anti-apartheid activists, ANC members and other supporters at Liliesleaf to plan the armed struggle.“Not only were we rediscovering Mandela’s journey and a part of our history that is seldom spoken about,” said Nkawe, “but also learning what a huge debt South Africa owes to the African continent for the support they gave in our liberation struggle.”Interviews in the film include first-hand accounts of that time from Mandela’s comrades, such as Dennis Goldberg and Ronnie Kasrils.The all-South African cast includes Zethu Dlomo, Nick Boraine and Meren Reddy. Desmond Dube plays ANC stalwart Govan Mbeki.The soundtrack by Abdullah Ibrahim includes classic South African music of the period, and new material written for the film.Guns buried 20 paces from the kitchenThe story of the hidden weapon was only revealed after Mandela was released from prison in 1990, during his first visit to Liliesleaf in 30 years. The late veteran journalist Allister Sparks recalled being with Mandela at the time. He told the Mail & Guardian in 2011: “He was reminiscing about all the things that had gone on while he was there. He asked the house maid, ‘Where’s the kitchen? I buried some weapons here 20 paces from the kitchen.“We went to the kitchen and he stepped out his paces but by the time he got to 10 he hit the garden wall. So it was over in the neighbour’s property. We never found it and Nick Wolpe (Liliesleaf Trust chief executive)has been digging ever since.“Negotiations for the sale of the neighbouring property have been underway for over five years. But the gun has still not been found.The film will be on at Ster-Kinekor cinemas in November and December 2016.SouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

Lakers are happy with the hype surrounding rookie Lonzo Ball

first_imgLos Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball poses for a picture during the NBA basketball team’s media day in El Segundo, Calif., Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — He has a Facebook reality show and a family shoe brand. His dad talks big on ESPN. He was the No. 2 overall draft pick and expects to transform one of the NBA’s glamor franchises.Other than that, Lonzo Ball is an ordinary teenager.The 19-year-old guard comes with otherworldly expectations, with the Los Angeles Lakers having fallen on hard times. They hope the local product can help them rejoin the NBA’s elite.ADVERTISEMENT Clippers are Griffin’s team more than ever with Paul gone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was a rare glimpse of the sense of humor that teammates say is not uncommon when the cameras are off.As for those lofty expectations? Like most everything else, Ball just shrugs and flashes a hint of his confidence.“I think I’ll be fine,” he said. “I’ve been playing basketball my whole life and I’m pretty good at it.” Read Next Ball’s journey officially begins Tuesday when the Lakers open training camp, but he appears to have already won over his new teammates during summer workouts.“When you play with a pure point guard like that, it just makes it easier for everyone,” center Brook Lopez said. “He elevates players to a whole other level.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“I know it’s going to be great for me, just being on the receiving end of his passes. He’s going to gift-wrap baskets for me. He’s so good at turning other players into impact, amazing players. He’s going to be a transcendent talent.”That has been the plan all along, particularly from his outspoken father LaVar Ball, who almost seemed to will his son’s journey from Chino Hills High School to UCLA to the Lakers. NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:37Protesters 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 Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa If Lonzo Ball seems to arrive with the trappings of circus, he appears the calm in the center of the storm.“Honestly, Zo is relaxed,” forward Julius Randle said. “Zo is chill. He’s one of the guys. For as much as he has going around him, you would never know.”Ball doesn’t say a lot himself, and what he does say comes out in rapid-fire fashion. Reporters circled around some eight deep Monday at the team’s media day, but Ball appeared to take it in stride.“I’ve been kinda like this my whole life, so I really don’t feel anything to be honest,” he said. “It’s just playing a game, the game I love.”That approach has hardly gone unnoticed by legendary point guard Magic Johnson, now the Lakers’ president of basketball operations.“I told him, he’s just like me,” Johnson said. “When I came here there were a lot of expectations put on my shoulders and the Lakers as an organization. Now I’m his boss, but I’m also his big brother.”When those comments were relayed to Ball, the rookie responded: “More like an uncle. He looks older than my brother.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Ram pickups recalled to fix rusting fuel tank strap

first_imgDETROIT – Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 older Ram pickup trucks worldwide because the fuel tanks can sag.The recall mainly affects trucks in cold-weather U.S. states and Canada where salt is used to clear snow from roads.It includes Ram 1500 pickups from the 2009 through 2012 model years. In the U.S. the trucks are in 20 states and Washington, D.C.The company says an investigation found a bracket can corrode and let the tanks sag. The remaining structure will stop the tanks from falling. Fiat Chrysler says it’s not aware of any crashes, fires, leaks or injuries due to the problem.Dealers will reinforce the bracket. Owners will be told when to schedule service. Anyone who notices a hanging strap or lower tank should contact their dealer.last_img

Guinness World Record paper airplane attempt pushed back to July 20th

first_imgCollins decided to come to the Energetic City after local paper airplane enthusiast Parker Andrews told him he was going to break his record one day.Collins added that he had been trying to find a place to beat his record for over two years, but couldn’t find a building large enough to attempt it. Andrews then told Collins about the Pomeroy Sport Centre prompting the Paper Airplane Guy to call it the perfect fit.The time of the event will be set closer to the date. In order for Collins and Ayoob to break their record, they will need their plane to fly over 226 feet and 10 inches. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John residents will have to wait a little while longer to see a possible Guinness World Record broken at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.John Collins and Joe Ayoob will now attempt to break their world record for longest distance flight of a paper airplane on July 20th rather than the 13th.Collins explained that the company Orbitz is now sponsoring the event and decided that the 20th would be a more suitable date for the flight.last_img read more

No 6 Overall Draft Pick Barkevious Mingo Hospitalized With

No. 6 overall draft pick Cleveland Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo has been hospitalized after suffering a bruised lung.Mingo, who was drafted from Louisiana State University in the first round in April, was injured in the first half of Cleveland’s 24-6 victory over Detroit on Thursday.The initial diagnosis was that Mingo had a rib injury, but following the game he was taken to the hospital for further examination. Coach Rob Chudzinski said Mingo would be kept overnight.The details on how Mingo was hurt are unclear. The 6-foot-4-inch, 240-pound player jogged to the tunnel with a trainer for treatment after he was injured.And more bad news hit the Browns when running back Dion Lewis broke his leg and is likely done for the season. Cleveland also lost offensive guard Jason Pinkston, who suffered a severely sprained ankle. He left the stadium in a walking boot and on crutches. read more