After an exciting run through the streets of Ikoyi, the race ended with Gbenle Similoluwa and Goodluck Dara emerging winners in the male and female category. They each went home with a prize of N100, 000, courtesy of MTN.The second prize-winners Muritala Toheeb and Agbede Ibukun received N50,000 each, while Akodenu Joleme and Olojede Tofunmi went home with N25,000 each as third prize winners. Participants at the event also went home with various gift items courtesy of MTN Nigeria.Congratulating the winners, the Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Nigeria, Rahul De said “this event not only provides a platform for the participating kids to engage in physical exercises; we believe it would also stimulate children to adopt healthy lifestyles from a very young age.”One of the beneficiaries, Goodluck Dara while receiving a cash gift of N100, 000 from MTN Nigeria, expressed her excitement stating, “I have just won the kids marathon for 5km, it was very exhilarating, very fun and last year I came second. What I did this time around was to keep motivating myself that I could do it.”“My motto is start strong finish strong and that is what really drove me to do my best today and I want to say thank you to MTN for supporting this event.” Dara added.This is the second edition of this competition, with last year’s event featuring over 2,000 participants from about 50 schools.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram For more than three hours on Saturday November 3, 2018, parents, teachers and marathon fans were thrilled by the performance of nearly 2000 children who took part in the 2018 Lagos Kids Mini Marathon – an initiative of St. Saviour’s School, Ikoyi Endowment Fund.The Lagos Kids Mini Marathon – which was supported by MTN through its mPulse (a special customer proposition for teens and tweens) – is the first kids-focused marathon event in Lagos and was created to inspire children to be more physically active from an early age, as well as raise funds for charity.This year’s event had as its theme: “Active Kids Rock”.
Related Stories Hunt, stingy defense lead Syracuse football to 40-3 rout of Central Michigan Published on September 14, 2014 at 6:31 pm Contact Jesse: firstname.lastname@example.org | @dougherty_jesse Save for a few hollow possessions against Villanova, Syracuse’s win over Central Michigan on Saturday was the first opportunity to see how Terrel Hunt fits into the team’s new offensive scheme. The Orange (2-0) beat the Chippewas (2-1) 40-3 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and the quarterback showed that his combination of speed and passing accuracy is the ideal skill set for SU’s spread-out, no-huddle system. Not only did he find success on the ground (13 carries, 92 yards, three touchdowns) and in the air (20-for-30, 175 yards, one touchdown), but Hunt’s legs and arm combined to make the gun-read offense — which gives him the option to pass or run — a success. “It all goes hand in hand,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said. “I mean that’s the whole idea behind the offense.”“He’s a dual-threat quarterback and we’re a spread gun-read offense,” offensive coordinator George McDonald said. “When he’s out there you have the run, you have the pass and then you have the quarterback’s ability to scramble.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the zone-read package putting four to five receivers on either side of the field, Hunt had options to run, throw a bubble screen to the slot receiver or look for other options downfield. He established his arm and accuracy early in the game — which forced the Chippewas’ defense to man up on the outside and leave a light box to account for quarterback runs.Here are his final rushing and passing stats by region of the field on Saturday: RunningTo the left: three carries, 9 yards, two touchdownsUp the middle: eight carries, 60 yards, one touchdownTo the right: two carries, 23 yards Passing To the left: 8-for-14, 63 yardsUp the middle: 7-for-7, 72 yardsTo the right: 5-for-9, 40 yards, one touchdown20-yard run in first quarter Early in the game, Hunt rushed to the right side for 20 yards in a spread formation that had two receivers on the left side of the offensive line and two on the right.When Hunt caught the snap, he gave a hard shoulder fake to insinuate a throw and the linebackers and defensive backs in the Chippewas’ zone scheme all jumped to a receiver. On the right side, the outside linebacker moved outside and the safety ran up to cover a potential bubble screen to Ashton Broyld — in the right slot — and the near-side cornerback dropped back into coverage. All of the movement gave Hunt room to run through the right side of the line with the linebackers and safeties all keying on a pass.Once Hunt took off, the defensive end, outside linebacker and safety on the right side were already behind him. The safety was still covering for the bubble screen to Broyld while Hunt passed the line of scrimmage, with By the time Hunt got to the second level, the defense on the right side of the field was either sealed by blocks, too behind to catch up or not in position to make a tackle before Hunt collected a sizable gain.36-yard run in third quarterAt the start of the third quarter, Hunt used an identical shoulder fake to shift the defense and run down the left side of the field for 36 yards. This time there was one receiver on the left side of the field and three more on the right, with senior running back Adonis Ameen-Moore in the backfield.Once Hunt pumped to the right side of the field, Ameen-Moore ran through a hole in the line without the ball and sealed the middle linebacker with a strong block. He was the only player on the left side not locked into pass coverage, and Ameen-Moore’s block gave Hunt space for the 36-yard gain.Moving forward The multi-faceted offense requires defenses to make decisions. Central Michigan — which was tired by the second half and generally inept in the air and on the ground — wasn’t able to do so on multiple occasions. It made Hunt’s first full performance a promising one and it will be interesting to see how the gun-read works against Maryland, a Big Ten opponent, in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Freshman wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown shows off his athletic talent in practice before the season opener against UNLV. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)Less than a week and a half away from their opener against UNLV, the Trojans have been rounding into game form over the last few practices. The practices this week have been noticeably more intense, with jarring hits and frequent confrontations throughout both days, and the team seems to be itching for the chance to play live football. Thursday was a slow day, as practice was closed to the media. However, head coach Clay Helton addressed the press afterward.Mock game prepThe team has been preparing for its mock game Saturday, which Helton says it will treat as an away game. The coaches plan to run about 40 to 45 plays, many of them against a simulation of UNLV’s scheme. After the game, the coaches will begin putting together their two-deep depth chart, which will be released by Sunday. Don’t expect the starting quarterback to be revealed then, however; Helton made it clear that the depth charts will not give away the decision at QB1, which will be announced later. Helton has continuously maintained that the three-man race is still ongoing and that there’s no clear frontrunner, but all indications point to freshman JT Daniels being the man for the job.St. Brown’s roleHelton further clarified the coaching staff’s plans for freshman receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, after weeks of speculation about where he’d be lining up, with veterans redshirt sophomore Tyler Vaughns and junior Michael Pittman Jr. expected to hold down the starting spots out wide. St. Brown had been used almost exclusively as an outside receiver throughout most of camp, until yesterday when he took some reps from the slot with the first team with Vaughns and Pittman out wide. Helton explained that they plan to move St. Brown across the formation early in the season, and that he will play both in the slot and outside in different personnel combinations alongside the two veteran incumbent starters and the other receivers on the roster.He went on to clarify that St. Brown would play in the slot from the first game, but that he’d be outside 75 percent of the time. St. Brown has had an exceptional camp — he’s been ready to play Division I football from the second he stepped on the field for training camp. It’ll be worth paying attention to how many touches the Trojans can get him in games.Injury UpdateRedshirt senior center Toa Lobendahn, sophomore left tackle Austin Jackson and junior linebacker Jordan Iosefa were held out for what Helton described as “preventative measures” in order to help take some wear and tear off their previous injuries. Senior right tackle Chuma Edoga has been battling a hip issue that caused him to miss a few practices last week. Although he’s been practicing, he seems to still be fighting through the injury, as Helton noted that they’d have to monitor that injury throughout the season. Redshirt junior Ykili Ross was absent from practice on Thursday after his outburst in the middle of a drill on Wednesday. Helton said Ross is taking personal time off, and that he’ll provide further updates on his situation come Monday.
Loughmore-Castleiney will take on Kilsheelan/Kilcash in the County Under 21 ‘A’ Hurling Semi-Final in Leahy Park in Cashel. Throw-in is at half one.While, JK Brackens will come up against Moyle Rovers in the County Under 21 ‘B’ Hurling Semi-Final in Boherlahan with a throw-in time set for one o’clock.
MIAMI, Florida –For the first time in almost…well…forever, New York, the city that never sleeps, is in a coma—save for the ubiquitous sounds of ambulances transporting COVID-19 patients. Time Square is a veritable ghost town and the subway is empty…and clean. New York’s Javits Center, usually bustling with thousands of people attending trade shows and conventions, is now a 1200-bed emergency field hospital. Nothing’s the same.There are no sunbathers on Florida’s South Beach, or cruise ships sailing into its ports—except for the Holland America’s Zaandam and Rotterdam hovering in its waters with hundreds of sick passengers waiting to be rescued. To boot, Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued a stay-at-home order in the state.The Caribbean, the heartbeat of the region, is rendered quiet without events like Jamaica carnival, and in most countries there, only essential services are permitted. Coronavirus cases are rising and the economic fallout is taking its toll.Meanwhile, Italy—the center of Catholicism—is on total lockdown and Pope Francis’ Holy Week and Easter services, which used to attract tens of thousands of people, will happen without public participation.Airports and seaports are bare, hotels are empty and cruise ships are docked, while trains, buses and other modes of transportation are mostly halted.Colleges, schools, government offices, restaurants, and other businesses are closed or barely operating and people are being encouraged or ordered to stay at home.This coronavirus pandemic has forced the proverbial wheels of production to a halt, and—like it or not—we’re all living in a virtual reality.With people working from home and parents homeschooling their children, the internet has become more of a lifesaver than we’ve ever imagined. College students are continuing their courses online, with professors conducting classes virtually. There are eLearning programs for high schools, middle schools, and even kindergarten. Children, especially those with autism, cerebral palsy and other disabilities, who depend on various therapies are unable to go to therapy clinics and many have opted out of in-home therapies as a safety measure. Teletherapy is now how a large number of these children are receiving well-needed services, using platforms such as Doxy, Facetime, and Google Hangouts.Medical patients with non-life-threatening conditions are getting diagnoses and treatments from their doctors through virtual programs like Teladoc…because getting up close and personal can bad for your health.In the traditional media space, hosts on set adhere to social distancing guidelines and are sitting farther apart from each other…others are working from home studios. In fact, we’ve seen more journalists and pundits’ living rooms on TV than on a Property Brothers marathon. Yes, we continue working, having virtual meetings, having church services online or through conference calls. Families living oceans apart or a few blocks away are updating and checking in on each other on social media, through video chats and other communication apps.We are coping…and surviving…by virtue of our online capabilities, using laptops, tablets or cellphones. At a time when “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” seems to be the new anthem, we are closer than ever, through this virtual world.
The 2020 Out of Reach report published by the National Low Income Housing Coalition shows how much a person would need to make per hour, working full-time, in order to afford a two-bedroom apartment without spending more than 30 percent of their income.The report found that a Florida resident should make $24.43 an hour for a yearly salary of $50,807 in order to comfortably afford a two-bedroom home. The report calculates the average price of a two-bedroom home at $1,270.However, according to the report, it is recommended that South Florida residents earn even more.South Florida residents are recommended to earn $29.38 -$31.25 an hour for an annual salary of $61,120 -$65,000 to afford rent for a two-bedroom home at $1,528- $1,625. This number has gone up from the NLIHC’s 2019 report.
But the head of that locker room, Jurgen Klopp, could be the ace in Liverpool’s sleeve to finish closing the signing. The English newspaper ensures that the good relations with his previous club, which he also led to conquer great successes, they would help make Dortmund more receptive to an offer from Liverpool than from other clubs.Sancho, who came to Westfalia from the City for less than 8 million euros, is already priced at least 100 million for the club that wants to get him out of there. Klopp said that its price could “be a problem” at the beginning of December 2019 but the signing of the agreement with Nike in January this year to be the technical sponsor at a rate of 94 million euros per year would appear as a liquidity injection that It would allow you to undertake your signing.Since arriving in Germany from the Manchester City Academy, Jadon Sancho is being one of the best young soccer players in Europe. After finishing last season with 13 goals and 19 assists, it is close to improving its data. The Londoner has 15 goals and 17 goal passes with the yellow shirt. Some figures that are going to be worth a return ticket at a gold price with a destination yet to be defined. “He is a good player.” However, straightforward, Jurgen Klopp made it clear that Jadon Sancho is one of the ones he likes and fits as a reinforcement in his Liverpool. The reds did not close their signing in this winter market but they are already preparing for the battle for the London player against United, City, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona.In England, Daily Mail puts all these clubs in the bid for the Englishman but sees Liverpool with some advantage to finish closing his return home. This newspaper highlights the good relationship that Jadon Sancho maintains with several of the English network costumes such as Alexander-Arnold, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Captain Jordan Henderson or Rhian Brewster. With everyone has coincided in the absolute English team or the lower categories which would facilitate their integration into the Anfield locker room.
The backlash against the team from the World Cup disappointment left a bitter taste in Bernard’s mouth. “Jamaicans only respect medals, and we suffered great disrespect because we did not get a medal. They quickly forgot the (bronze) medal we won at the Commonwealth Games. But netball is something that we have to be proud of,” she insisted. She backs new president Dr Paula Daley Morris to take the association forward and would like to see her complete some of the projects like the two-year-old semi-professional league. “We had a specific plan, but the new association (leadership) will have to forge their own plans …, so it is for Paula and her team to look at it and see what they can manage. But she must be given the opportunity to lead the association in the direction she sees fit. “I would like to see it continue because semi-professional is the way to go. England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are not fools in doing it. We must also grow the parish associations so they can be vibrant,” she said. Bernard will continue to contribute to netball in her new capacity as treasurer of the Federation of Americas Netball Association. However, her focus will be on her family business, and she has no aspiration of making it to the top netball post (International Netball Federation president). “I want a break. For 20 years I have been in netball non-stop, and 10 years of hard labour as president, so my time has come,” she declared. The election of the new president, Daley Morris, was shrouded in controversy, with some four lawyers required to cipher the articles of the association. “The articles were done by a reputable law firm, and all the lawyers who looked at it said there was nothing to prevent a director from seeking a higher post. In the final analysis, we chose one leader and we should move on. “In the past not many people wanted to support us, but now that my board has taken it to this level several people want to serve. But it should not be that we have to go through such acrimony because it’s a voluntary service. “We want to put this election behind us and accept the decision. I want us to put aside our feelings and behave appropriately. If we can’t do that then there is going to be division. In life there is going to be differences of opinion, but I know we all want what is best for netball,” she reasoned. Bernard walks away knowing she gave her best to the sport. “I leave the sport knowing that I gave everything and more. I leave the sport knowing that I helped move it from one stage to the next. I leave the sport knowing that I did not embarrass the foremothers and that netball became a household game.” GREAT DISRESPECT UNPRECEDENTED FUNDING After 10 years at the helm, charismatic netball president Marva Bernard rode off into the sunset at the end of her tenure as Netball Jamaica’s president, convinced she had done her very best. Even though the country did not win a medal at the Netball World Cup in Australia in August, the veteran administrator is proud she left behind a lasting legacy and solid foundation on which future administrators of the sport can continue to build. Bernard spent 12 years as treasurer of the netball association before she was elected to the top post in 2005. She is responsible for taking the association from a struggling to a thriving entity, rearranging the administration’s structure so that it could run as a business. “I was able to convince the prime minister to give us a house for our national players and that is an achievement many of the presidents before me wanted. I was able to get players overseas in professional and semi-professional leagues in England and Australia. I am happy that the relationships I have made with Australia, New Zealand and England have helped us,” she said. While former presidents found it difficult to generate funds, Bernard, through persistence, was able to convince sponsors to invest in netball, which brought about unprecedented funding and greater support for programmes and players in ways never seen before. Senior team players were given a stipend each month, new programmes that made many high school girls qualified umpires or near-qualified umpires were also incorporated. “They (sponsors) are proud to be associated with netball. We have built on what others that have gone before us left behind, and we helped to make netball a household game,” she said. However, she desired nothing more than the coveted World Cup gold medal. “The biggest disappointment was not being able to win a medal at the World Cup, but that is sports, that is life. But if you go for something and you do not succeed, you try and try again,” she said. “I am proud that since the rankings was introduced in 2007, even though we have not played as many matches as the higher-ranked teams like England, we are still better than many countries in the world that have much better resources than we have,” she added.
Captain Nikita Miller has described as unique the opportunity that has been provided for new and emerging players of Jamaica at the triangular Twenty20 cricket tournament involving the Windward Islands and Antigua and Barbuda. The week-long tournament, which forms part of Antigua and Barbuda’s Independence Day Celebrations, bowls off today in Antigua. “It’s an opportunity for the new and emerging players to show the national selectors what they are capable of,” said Miller, who along with teammates departed the country yesterday. He added: “I am, therefore, looking forward to them expressing themselves in the way they know how to. Some of the players who are in this team will be more than likely be in the set up for preparations for the regional Super50 tournament in January.” The team, which has a mixture of recent Jamaica and West Indies Under-19 representatives, includes two players with West Indies level experience. They are Miller and returning leg-spin all-rounder, Gavin Wallace. Set to play leading roles, the duo will also have in support promising batsman Brandon King, fast bowler Nicholson Gordon, and young Guyanese-born opener Trevon Griffith, who represents Jamaica Scorpions. REGIONAL REPRESENTATION The other members of the Junior Bennett-coached aggregation are either former national trials invitees or are new to regional representation at the Jamaica senior level. “It’s a national team and although it’s not a regional level tournament the aim is to win,” continued Miller, who captained Jamaica for the first time at the regional Super50 earlier this year. “I cannot speak for the other participating teams as I have not seen their squads but I know, for example, that Devon Thomas will be playing for Antigua. “We will therefore be going there to play the best cricket possible and hopefully it will help us to the title.” Jamaica squad – Nikita Miller – captain, Oraine Williams, Jermaine Harrison, Trevon Griffith, Kerry Holness, Brandon King, Derval Green, Romaine Morris, Oshane Thomas, Nicholson Gordon, Gavin Wallace, Pete Salmon and Fabian Allen.
Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Last place Suns add to Lakers’ woes MOST READ Each team played without a franchise star: 76ers center Joel Embiid missed his fifth straight game with a sore left knee. Embiid, averaging 27.3 points and 13.5 rebounds in 54 games for the Sixers, said he expected to return next week. Golden State’s Klay Thompson sat out with a sore right knee suffered in Thursday’s loss at Orlando.Without Embiid, Mike Scott scored 22 points and was a surprise star for the Sixers, until he botched a late intentional foul that gave Golden State life. Simmons had his second straight triple-double and 22nd of his two-year career with 25 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists. He also had nine turnovers.Curry picked up his fourth foul with 8:15 left in the third and sat the rest of the quarter.“It was disappointing just because he got himself vulnerable,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “We need him out there, especially with no Klay. I think he knows that and he was kind of disappointed in himself.”The game got wild without him. Damion Lee, former star at nearby Drexel, hit a pair of 3s in Curry’s absence that kept it a one-point game. Considered a throw-in as part of the Harris trade with the Clippers, Scott hit a pair of 3s that stretched Philly’s lead to five.Golden State’s stars put them ahead to close the quarter. Durant hit a step-back jumper and Iguodala, the once-popular former Sixer, connected on a 3 for a 93-90 lead to close the third.Curry took over for the Warriors in the fourth.“He’s the second-best point guard ever. Argue that,” Iguoudala said.TIP-INSWarriors: Big man Kevon Looney sat out because of right pelvic soreness. Alfonzo McKinnie left the game with a left hip contusion. … Kerr enjoyed Golden State’s only visit of the season to Philly. He apologized before he met the media for wiping his mouth after the final bite of a cheesesteak. Sixers host Orlando on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments 76ers: Played short-handed against the Warriors: big men Boban Marjanovic (right knee sprain) and Amir Johnson (upper-back tightness) also sat out with injuries. Jonah Bolden started for Embiid, and the backup was Justin Patton, who hasn’t played this season.BRYCE IS RIGHTFranklin the mascot wore a Harper No. 3 Phillies jersey. Harper gave Simmons a shoutout in his press conference in Florida.“It’s amazing for Philly to have a guy like that coming here. We welcome him,” Simmons said.COMEBACK KIDZhaire Smith, a 2018 first-round pick acquired from Phoenix on draft night, made his return to basketball this week in the G League. He suffered a broken left foot, and he had a severe reaction to food allergies that dropped his weight to 164 pounds. Smith is up 206 pounds and will finish the Blue Coats season before it’s decided if he’ll play this season for the Sixers.WILT’S 100It was the 57th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game for the Philadelphia Warriors. Chamberlain shot 36 of 63 from the floor and an un-Wilt like 28 of 32 from the free-throw line to hit 100 in Philadelphia’s 169-147 win over the Knicks.UP NEXTThe Warriors play Tuesday at Boston. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra But maybe that greatness is sometimes taken for granted.“It’s interesting, because I think he’s still underrated,” Warriors teammate Andre Iguodala said. “I still think he doesn’t really get the respect he deserves.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCurry got the 76ers’ attention with five 3-pointers and 28 points to rally the Warriors to a 120-117 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night.Curry seemed invisible in long stretches, especially in the third when he played just 3:45 of the quarter and watched the 76ers keep competitive in his absence. LATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history With Curry back in the lineup in the fourth, the Warriors squashed Philly’s upset bid in front of a sellout crowd that included plenty of Philadelphia Eagles and the first appearances of Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper jerseys. Curry buried a 3-pointer for a 111-109 lead, the Sixers tied it, then Curry scored the next six points over the final 2:35 of the game to do what he does best — carry the Warriors in the clutch.“We’re getting on this six-hour flight with smiles on our faces,” Curry said. “These feel good, these games where you figure out how to win in a playoff atmosphere.”The Sixers had one last shot to at least tie but Tobias Harris lost the ball out of bounds with 1.7 seconds left. It was the final fumble in a series of miscues down the stretch, including Ben Simmons missing the rim on an intentional miss at the free-throw line.“I think there is a little bit of confusion because we have a whole new team and we’re trying to get guys in places,” Simmons said.Kevin Durant scored 34 points and DeMarcus Cousins had 25 to help the Warriors snap a two-game road losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry reacts after a foul was called against him during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — Stephen Curry has done it all in the NBA, so when he shook off foul trouble to score the decisive points down the stretch to again rally Golden State, the feat was met with not much more than a shrug.It’s what Curry does.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?