Okpekpe Race Charity Partners Unveiled

first_imgOrganisers of the IAAF Bronze Label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race have unveiled three charity partners for the fourth edition of the race which holds this Saturday in, Edo State.Spokesman for the race, Dare Esan, revealed yesterday that the first charity run will be for breast cancer which will be anchored by Miss Nigeria in conjunction with Sebeccly Cancer Care.”Sebeccly Cancer Care is dedicated to cancer prevention and committed to helping more women survive breast cancer in Nigeria. “They want to use the Okpekpe 10km road race to raise awareness about the causes and prevention of breast cancer as well as screen the rural women for breast cancer,” said Esan.The second Charity will be for the orphanage by ‘We Care Trust’ which is a pet project of Mrs Lara Oshiomhole, wife of the governor of Edo State.“Mrs Oshiomhole is so passionate about children in the orphanages and has partnered us to let people know their plight as well as raise funds for them while the third charity run will be for safer roads and fuller lives by the Federal Road Safety Commission,” Esan further revealed that tne Saturday’s race is not about the prize money alone.“The Okpekpe International 10km Road Race is not all about running for the prize money. All over the world people have seen the power of sport to raise funds and awareness about any project or cause and road running has been a very veritable vehicle for achieving this purpose,” said Esan.“This year we are introducing another dimension to the race as many of the runners will be racing for humanity. While the elite athletes will traditionally be running for the money, others will be running for the charity of their choice to promote the awareness about breast cancer, about children in the orphanages who need our care and trust and of course about our roads which we want to make safer,” Esan continued who added that opting to run a race for a charity is a fantastically rewarding experience.“Apart from the three charities offering guaranteed entries to run in the race on Saturday, each charity also offers their own benefits to their fund raisers,” explained Esan.“A charity that benefits enormously from runners efforts is Hope for Children. Hope raises about £1m per annum but nearly £100,000 of that comes from runners at the Edinburgh Marathon. The charity supports 300 projects around the world. This is the culture we want to start building with the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race.”Esan has thus called on potential runners who hitherto lack the motivation to run to come out there at Okpekpe and run for their chosen charity, raise awareness and funds for it and get fit.“Don’t underestimate the ‘feel good’ factor if you’re raising funds for a good cause. The idea that you’re helping people less fortunate than yourself or supporting a worthwhile service can have a powerful effect on your sense of self-worth. And it will put a little extra petrol in your engine for that challenging last mile or so,” said Esan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

National : Australia-heavy roster leads Gaels to national recognition

first_img Comments Published on January 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm Adam Caporn was only the start of the Australian influence at St. Mary’s.Caporn was looking to come to an American college in 2001 so he could get more basketball experience while also getting a degree, a concept not common in Australia. He agreed to come to St. Mary’s before visiting the school because of a phone call he had with head coach Randy Bennett.‘Things were going so well for us, and the team was starting to play so well,’ Caporn said. ‘It just sort of snowballed from there.’Snowball it did. Caporn is now an assistant coach with the school he played for from 2001-03. And in his first season as an assistant, St. Mary’s (17-3) has earned its first Top 25 ranking since January 2009. And after a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament last season, St. Mary’s has snowballed to a spot on the national radar.Since Caporn’s arrival, St. Mary’s has become a haven for Australian basketball players looking to get an education. Since 2001, 10 players have moved across the Pacific to play basketball in Moraga, Calif., for the Gaels.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCaporn was the beginning of the Australian integration in the Gaels roster back in 2001. The following year, Caporn’s friend and former teammate Daniel Kickert joined him. This year, four of St. Mary’s players — guards Matthew Dellavedova and Jorden Page and forwards Clint Steindl and Mitchell Young — hail from Australia.Since Caporn first arrived 10 years ago, a St. Mary’s following has grown in Australia. While basketball fans across the United States were mesmerized by the surprising success of the unranked team last season when the Gaels reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, the sentiments were mirrored halfway around the globe.Caporn, who was in Australia at the time before taking the assistant job this season, said the nation was following along just as avidly.‘It had a big following in Australia because St. Mary’s was doing well,’ he said. ‘It’s like a brand of basketball in Australia.’The Aussies bring a slightly different style of play to the team, which stems in large part from the 24-second shot clock used internationally, the sophomore Dellavedova said.‘It makes the game flow a little bit more,’ he said. ‘I wouldn’t say it’s a faster pace because people are pretty fast over here, but there’s probably a little bit more one-on-one in America.’St. Mary’s is a high-scoring team, scoring more than 70 points in all but two games this season. The key to its offensive success is its movement of the ball.Caporn said unselfish passing was the team’s biggest asset, without which the Gaels would not be so successful. The ball movement is in part a result of the team’s Australian influences.‘We use a lot of on-ball (screens) and share the ball, which I think are characteristics of Australian basketball,’ Dellavedova said.In his first year coaching at his alma mater, Caporn has been part of the exciting ascent of the team. An 89-70 loss at then-unranked Vanderbilt Saturday dropped the Gaels out of the Top 25. Yet the team is still atop the WCC, going undefeated in the conference so far.The ranking came with a price. St. Mary’s started to notice in the game against the Commodores. Opponents step up their game to play Top 25 teams.‘I think people were surprised this year,’ Caporn said. ‘After the run last year and now being ranked, everyone’s ready to play us. We’ve got a target on our back. That makes things a little more different. You get everybody’s best game.’After defeating then-No. 22 St. Mary’s, Vanderbilt jumped from unranked to No. 19. The loss and the drop in rank came right before the first of two games against conference rival Gonzaga.Rob Jones, one of the Gaels’ U.S. natives from San Francisco, knows how important the Gaels’ games with Gonzaga are. And coming off a loss, he knows the team must get back to basics.St. Mary’s must return to its international hybrid.‘We gotta get back to playing how we play,’ Jones said. ‘Make sure we take care of the ball, rebound the ball well, playing basketball the way St. Mary’s plays.’alguggen@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Jaguars’ Yannick Ngakoue won’t attend minicamp over contract dispute

first_img Blake Bortles enjoying backup experience with Rams, hopes to start again The 24-year-old defensive lineman is in the final year of his rookie contract and is expected to make a base salary of $2.025 million. Related News “I will not be attending minicamp as my contract has not been resolved,” Ngakoue said, via ESPN. “I remain committed to Jacksonville, the fans and my teammates. My hope is to be with Jacksonville for years to come.” The Jaguars will be short on defense as minicamp starts.Yannick Ngakoue released a statement that said his contract was the reason he will be holding out from mandatory camp. Calais Campbell: Jaguars’ season ‘really comes down’ to Nick Foles Josh Allen injury update: Jaguars rookie (knee) likely to miss minicamp Ngakoue, who earned a Pro Bowl berth in 2017, has 29.5 sacks under his belt in his first three years in the league. He’s scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2020.If Ngakoue doesn’t get the deal he wants and decides to sit out this season, it would be another huge blow for Jacksonville’s defense. Linebacker Tevin Smith announced on Instagram he’s sitting out the 2019 season to “get my world in order” and to focus on his family and health.last_img read more

Help wanted: Temporary material handler on first shift

first_imgTECT Aerospace is looking for a temporary material handler on first shift. Requirements include a previous work history in shipping and receiving (prefer aerospace background). Position entails assisting with packaging/shipping parts, unload/distribute items, building boxes/cartons/crates/etc. and computer transactions.  Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license. Forklift experience preferred.  Apply in person by application at 1515 N. A in Wellington or send resumes to kgundlach@tectaero.comlast_img

Sumner County Sheriff: Nov. 16 – Nov. 23, 2015

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Nov. 16 to Nov. 23, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Follow us on Twitter. McKinney, Michael D48Belle Plaine, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence11/20/15 Brown, Michael R Jr41Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSedgwick CoProbation Violation11/16/15 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Phillips, Timothy M37Wichita, KS800 E US 166 South Haven, KSSumner CoProbation Violation, Driving while license suspended11/19/15 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Conley, Calvin M44Mayfield, KS400 W 90th Ave, Sumner County, KSSumner CoDriving while license suspended, Transporting an open container11/20/15 Jackson, Anthony Q II29Wellington, KS2022 E 16th St, Wellington, KSWellington PDAttempted theft of property, Battery, Endangering a child11/17/15 Amador, Jose C26Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane, KSMulvane PDPossession of stimulant X2, Possession of hallucinogenic drug, Possession of stolen property, Possession of opiate11/16/15 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 11/16/2015 thru 11/23/2015  Mekaeil, Diana W23Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane, KSMulvane PDPossession of opiate, Possession of paraphernalia11/16/15 Brown, Darnell F19Wichita, KS141 W Elm, Wichita, KSMulvane PDFailure to Appear11/19/15 Wilson, Anna M36Wellington, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington KsSumner CoFailure to Appearcenter_img Kelly, Roy G45Monroe, LA1400 E US 166 HWYSumner CoOperate vehicle without liability insurance11/20/15 Prilliman, Garrett L21Conway Springs, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoProbation Violation11/19/15 Hill, Timothy J29Haysville, KSSedgwick County JailSedgwick CoProbation Violation11/20/15 Bayless, Timothy D30Wichita, KS1600 K-42 HWYSumner CoDriving while license suspended11/20/15 Browder, Barry L51Wichita, KS501 N Washington St, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence11/19/15 Randall, Brandon R28Belle Plaine, KSLansing Correctional FacilitySumner CoBooked for Court Appearance11/19/15         Gingerich, Tremaine D20Wellington, KS1503 N Olive, Wellington, KSSumner CoPossession of depressant, Possession of stimulant, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Transporting an open container11/21/15 Smith, Clifton J51Conway Springs, KS300 E 90th Ave, Sumner County, KSSumner CoDriving Under the influence of alcohol or drugs11/22/15 Campbell, William P46Mulvane, KS1400 E Shady Lane, Mulvane, KSSumner CoAssualt, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Damage to property, Disorderly conduct, Cruelty to animals11/19/15 Boone, Daniel M30Roosevelt, UTSedgwick County JailSedgwick CoProbation Violation11/18/15 Melton, Brian L22Mulvane, KS505 N Main St Wellington, KSSumner CoProbation Violation11/17/15last_img read more

Multiple tornado sightings reported Wednesday

first_imgJOHNSTON — Tornado warnings were issued for parts of our listening area last night.  We may never know just how many tornadoes touched down on Iowa soil last night, but there may have been between ten and 20.Chad Hahn, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in metro Des Moines, says most of the twisters were minor and were on the ground one-to-two minutes, while a total of 15 tornado warnings were issued statewide. “Numbers are going to be difficult at this point to get a really firm number on just how many of these short-lived tornadoes, a lot of them occurred over open country,” Hahn says. “There’s only a couple of damage reports that we’ve received from at least two tornadoes.”The two that caused damage were near Iowa Falls and Montezuma. One person was injured by a possible tornado near Barnes City, which is about eight miles from Montezuma. While another National Weather Service official told Radio Iowa there were “at least ten” tornadoes overnight, with up to 20 possible, Hahn says it would be “guessing at best” to try and pin down a figure until more study is done.He says they won’t be sending out teams in an attempt to verify each and every tornado. “That’s not something that we do, it’s not a good use of our resources,” Hahn says. “Our main job after a tornadic event is to assess damage in order to rate a tornado. To see how strong the winds are, we have to look at the damage pattern in order to do so. If it doesn’t cause any damage, of course, we are unable to do that.”It may be a few days before the experts are able to collect all the data they need to get an estimate on the number of tornadoes. “Some of this information we collect from satellite information after the fact,” Hahn says. “If it occurs over open farmland, typically there will be some sort of a damage pattern, particularly when the corn and soybeans are taller, we can get a better idea from satellite and we can use that to assess damage. Of course, early season. Not a lot out of the ground yet.”Adair County authorities say a tornado touched down on May 22nd near Adair, killing 74-year-old Linda Brownlee and injuring her husband. It was Iowa’s first tornado death since 2014. Nationwide, 38 people have died in ten tornadoes this year.last_img read more

Candidates says missing, murdered Native American women deserve justice

first_imgSIOUX CITY — The Democratic presidential candidates who spoke during a two-day forum in Sioux City addressed what some call an “epidemic” of violence against Native American women. Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro said it’s time to ensure justice for indigenous women.“You’ve had 5700 missing and murdered women and girls over the last several years and that we ensure we take that seriously,” Castro said.The Indian Health Institute estimates just two percent of reported cases of missing Native American woman are listed on a federal database. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders called for better cooperation between the U.S. government and tribal authorities. Author and spiritual guru Marianne Williamson, the first candidate to speak on the forum’s first day, said the country must repair what has been broken.“I am deeply aware that violence against women and girls is one of the most demonic signs of a nation, as well as an individual, that has lost its soul,” Williamson said.According to the National Institute of Justice, 84 percent of Native American women experience violence in their lifetime — and women in some tribal communities are 10 times more likely to be murdered than other women.last_img read more

Bearkats Eliminated with Losses to Cougars, Longhorns

first_imgStory by Cody Stark / SHSU Sports Information AUSTIN, Texas — The Sam Houston State softball team’s magical season came to an end with a 3-0 loss to No. 9 Texas in an elimination game in the Austin Regional of the NCAA Tournament at Red and Charline McCombs Field Saturday evening.The Bearkats (35-23) never could get their offense going in two losses Saturday, being held scoreless for 14 innings. Sam Houston State lost to Houston 5-0 in the winners’ bracket game earlier on Saturday.Texas (43-15) was upset by the Bearkats 2-1 in the regional opener Friday and stayed alive with a 3-2 win over Texas A&M in an elimination game to set up a rematch with Sam Houston State.The Longhorns got a run in the top of the first to grab a quick lead. Lauren Burke drew a lead-off walk and advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt. She came around to score on a blooper that fell in just over second base into center field and a groundout to shortstop.The Bearkats had a chance to break through in the bottom of the first when junior Tiffany Thompson dribbled an infield single to pitcher Miranda Elish, and sophomore Brooke Malia hit a grounder to short which resulted in a throwing error that advanced both runners into scoring position with one out. Elish (16-9) got the next two batters out to squash Sam Houston State’s best scoring opportunity of the night.Karina Sanchez (2-6) was solid through the first five innings in the circle for the Bearkats before giving up a two-run home run in the top of the sixth. Freshman Regan Dunn pitched a scoreless seventh inning.The loss ended a remarkable season for the Bearkats. It was the first time Sam Houston State won the Southland Conference regular-season and tournament championships in the same year and the 35 wins were the most since 2013 (37).The win over Texas in the Austin Regional opener was also the Bearkats’ second NCAA Tournament win at the Division I level. Sam Houston State defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 2-1 in an elimination game at the College Station Regional in 2007. Houston 5, Sam Houston State 0AUSTIN – The Sam Houston State softball team could not get anything going at the plate in a 5-0 loss to Houston in the winners’ bracket game at the NCAA Tournament’s Austin Regional at Red and Charline McCombs Field Saturday afternoon.The game was a pitching duel through four innings. With the rainfall increasing in the top of the fifth, the Cougars were able to break the scoreless tie.Brooke Vannoy, the nine-hole hitter, reached on a one-out walk to start the rally. Lindsey Stewart reached on a bunt single and both runners scored on the play on a throwing error by catcher Bailey White.Houston tacked on an insurance run with a solo home run to right field to make it 3-0 before McLeod got a flyout and strikeout to end the inning before a 45-minute lightning delay.The Cougars added two more runs in the seventh on an RBI double.Senior Ashley Goetz and junior Megan McDonald had the only two hits for Sam Houston State, a single in the fifth and sixth, respectivelylast_img read more

She’s A Maneater slams them

first_img PRINCESS POPSTAR, who was trained by Philip Feaany, went on to win all three races in the series and already comparisons have been made to her by fans of SHE’S A MANEATER. Walker was so impressed by the victory that he referred to the filly as “a machine”, and wondered aloud as to who gave her that name in conversation with the owner, who feels confident that she could sweep the series like Popstar. Walker and DaCosta teamed up for a second winner on the card with 9-5 favourite DYSFUCTIONAL in the third race over 1820 metres. Elsewhere, top apprentice Bebeto Harvey rode his second consecutive three-timer to move past outgoing champion Shane Ellis to third in the standings with 41 winners, while female apprentice Andree Powell celebrated her 27th birthday with an easy win aboard 8-1 chance MAJOR FORCE in the sixth race, and veteran jockey Vassell ‘Jollyman’ Najair booted home 7-2 chance FIX IT UP in race two at age 63. Feels confident Talented filly Thereafter, it was smooth sailing as the talented filly by Natural Selection out of the 2009 Horse of the Year Ahwhofah, on whom Walker won the Gold Cup that year, moved away from MONEY MARKET to beat her by six lengths. The latter just held on for second from the winner’s stable-companion, ARMAGEDDON (6-1), closing from last position under Ameth Robles after missing the break. SHE’S A MANEATER, who is unbeaten in two starts having romped the Front Runner Trophy race over 1100 metres in fast time on her recent debut, covered the distance in the smart time of 1:11.3 behind splits of 22.3 and 45.4 for the half mile. This was four-fifths of a second outside the stakes record set by the outstanding filly PRINCESS POPSTAR in this very race in 2013 when she was voted the first two-year-old to be crowned Horse of the Year. The unbeaten SHE’S A MANEATER turned in another superlative performance at Caymanas Park yesterday to win the 12th running of the $2.95 million Cash Pot ‘Only One For Me’ Trophy over 1200 metres race number one in the Supreme Ventures Triple Crown Series for two-year-olds. Installed a howling 1-4 favourite, with leading jockey Omar Walker riding for 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta and owner-breeder Winston Kong, SHE’S A MANEATER chased the early leader MONEY MAGNET (6-1) at close range, passing the half mile before surging through on the outside approaching the home turn.last_img read more

Annandale Secondary School

first_img… Education Ministry, CXC resolving matter – CEO… students’ 6th Form, UG hopes in limboAs many of the nation’s students who attained success at the 2016 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examinations are advancing their studies, others are at standstill.Guyana Times was told of a situation at the Annandale Secondary School where several students were unable to obtain passes in certain subjects due to the school’s non-submission of School-Based Assessments (SBAs).Outgoing Chief Education Officer Olato SamParents of the affected students related to this publication that their children are especially disappointed since many were desirous of furthering their studies in Sixth Form and others at the University of Guyana (UG). Guyana Times was told that the school’s teachers had received the requisite training in sending the SBA grades online to the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), but nonetheless did not adhere to the deadline.According to information reaching this publication, parents requested advocacy to end their children’s plight, but noted that the school’s management, through its Headteacher, reportedly showed an unwillingness to write a letter to the Education Ministry at the said time.Meanwhile, the parents had expressed hope that the situation would have been resolved in time for the students to attend classes at the higher level.Outgoing Chief Education Officer Olato Sam on Wednesday confirmed the report of the school’s error, but related that the Education Ministry was currently working to have the matter sorted.“The matter is being resolved; we are in direct contact with CXC trying to get it sorted,” Sam noted.The CEO then declined to comment on the exact number of students who have been affected or if other schools had similar issues. He, however, stressed that the Ministry was, at this point in time, unable to correct the matter as it fell within the preview of CXC.“We have to await CXC’s decision in the matter, it is not something that we alone can address,” Sam observed.When the CSEC results were announced earlier this month, it was revealed that there was an overall pass rate of 64 percent between Grades One and Three across the Caribbean. With regard to Guyana’s results, Chief Executive Officer (Nursery) Ingrid Trotman had disclosed that a significant improvement in English A was recorded, moving from a pass rate of 49.36 per cent in 2015 to 59.3 per cent. She had also noted that for Mathematics, a decline was registered with a 38.37 per cent pass rate compared to last year’s 45.07 per cent.last_img read more