“If we have the funds readily available, perhaps we will do six months camping. In the past, we have had three months.“This time around, we are looking at five months camping for the athletes and that journey starts from the administrative aspects to be kicked off tomorrow.“We will bring all the key stakeholders together in Abuja and start the camping process. We are proposing three or four camp locations across Nigeria.“As I have said, we are not going to overstretched ourselves, we will look at the sports in which we can really compete which may be seven or eight and focus on them,’’ he said.Dare said the welfare of the athletes was paramount to him, noting that the National Sports Endowment Fund (NSEF) would be restructured.“Conversations are ongoing, we need to have private engagement and we are progressing. Recall that Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu is the Chairman of the NSEF.“We will look into that, maybe, we will have a new chairman because we intend to make it independent and probably bring in more stakeholders.“The fund is giving back to the athletes and repackage for sports development.“What we have seen in Morocco and Doha is a benchmark and based on the experiences, we are going to focus on areas in which we have competitive advantage,’’ he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tokyo 2020 OLYMPIC GAMESAs the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, meet with national federations presidents and secretaries today in Abuja, there is assurance that Team Nigeria athletes are going to have a minimum of five months camping before heading to the Far East to battle for medals at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.Speaking in Lagos with NAN yesterday during his visit to the camp of the Making of Champions (MoC), an athletics consulting firm and academy, Dare said the ministry would ensure that the athletes were properly mobilised for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, adding that it was not too late to start the preparations.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest South of us got 1.25 inches last night. We had right around four inches in the last couple of weeks. Corn is really looking good around here and the beans are coming on slow, but they are catching up. Grain prices have started going up a good bit, which is good too. We are not worried right now about pests or diseases. There are no signs of disease. We have a good bit of corn that will be tasseling here by the end of this week. Some started last week. Things are looking pretty decent.I think the corn is in really good shape. It is dark green and growing like crazy. This year looks like it could be a pretty good corn year for us.If you go about 15 miles north, the crops drop off and look terrible. Corn is knee high and yellow. If you go south 10 miles it falls off there too. I think it is due to too much water. I guess we’re in the middle of a decent streak. All of the rain we have been getting has been soaking in. We have a two-acre spot that almost always floods out. It actually has some beans in it this year, which is better than we expected.We got a second spraying done and we have the weeds dead now. The bean ground was starting to get covered up, but we got back ahead of the weeds. The beans have been slow going but we are hoping they take off once we get some heat. These 70- and 80-degree temperatures really are not that hot. We could use some heat.The pulling tractor is torn down and we are waiting on parts. I have missed three hooks so far. The parts will be in in the end of the week and hopefully have it back together in about two weeks. Then we will hopefully be back out for the Dyno and our hometown fair in August.
FORT WORTH, TX – OCTOBER 25: The Big XII logo on a pylon at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Earlier today, Oklahoma president David L. Boren made headlines when he stated that he would like the Big 12 to add two schools to put the conference’s membership at 12. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby has now commented on Boren’s statement. He wasn’t very surprised by it. Bob Bowlsby: “We talk about membership at ever meeting. I think our presidents individually have their own opinions on things.” (more)— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 24, 2015Bowlsby (more): “President Boren expressed his today. … His comments are not troubling. This is out there. ,,, (more)— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 24, 2015Bowlsby (cont): “I have not gotten the indication that the majority of our presidents feel that way. … (more)— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 24, 2015Bowlsby (cont): “I get the feeling that nothing has changed since we last discussed it.”— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 24, 2015Bowlsby said at some point majority in Big 12 may feel “that we should get bigger. I have not heard at this point that they feel that way.”— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 24, 2015Which teams would you want added to your conference, Big 12 fans?
Twitter/@asibo_Jim Harbaugh worked very hard to recruit De La Salle High School teammates Devin Asiasi and Boss Tagaloa this winter. Only one of the two blue-chip teammates, Asiasi, wound up signing with the Wolverines, but the two remain extremely close. Asiasi is set to head to UM, while Tagaloa will play at UCLA, and as their football paths diverge, Asiasi posted a very cool note about their friendship on Twitter.pic.twitter.com/CuyWCg2ZNo— Devin Asiasi (@asibo_) June 18, 2016 We’re sure the two would have liked to play together at the next level, but they both found the schools that are right for them as individuals. That is even more important.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitale
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John RCMP are looking for the rightful owners of property that was stolen during a string of break and enters in the Charlie Lake area last summer.According to Cpl. Madonna Saunderson with North District RCMP, police investigated numerous break and enters in the Charlie Lake area that occurred in the summer of 2017. She said that during their investigation, police recovered property that is believed to have been stolen during the thefts.A 17-year-old, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was charged with six offences last June in connection with a number of break and enters in the area. Cpl. Saunderson explained in a release that while much of the stolen property has been returned police still have some items, including a smaller-sized motorcycle, that they would like to return to their rightful owners. Local residents that are missing a motorbike or any other property that they think they could identify are asked to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250 787-8140.
UPDATE – Dec 24, 2018 – The RCMP confirmed that the 49-year-old male reported missing has been located, and he is safe and sound. Thanks to the media and public for your assistance.DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Dawson Creek man.Kenneth Law, 49 years old, was reported missing to the Dawson Creek RCMP on December 11th, when he was last seen at the hospital. Law has had sporadic contact with family but has not revealed his location. The Dawson Creek RCMP are concerned about Law’s well being as he may require medication.LAW is described as:CaucasianSkinny buildThinning grey hair5’10Blue eyesLast seen wearing:Black toqueBlack jacketBlack sweatpantsWhite runnersBlack carry on suitcaseBlue backpackAnyone with information on Law’s location is requested to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or if you wish to remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
BAKU: Venezuela has suspended its oil exports to India and views Russia and China as its main export destinations, the Azeri energy ministry said on Tuesday, citing Venezuela’s oil minister. The Azeri ministry issued the statement on Tuesday following talks in Baku between Azerbaijan’s energy minister and Venezuelan oil minister and president of state-run oil company PDVSA, Manuel Quevedo. “At the meeting… Quevedo said in order to prevent a sharp reduction, various measures are being implemented and diversification of the export market is underway,” the statement said. “Russia and China are seen as the main destinations because of the suspension of oil exports to India,” the statement said. The Indian market has been crucial for Venezuela’s economy because it has historically been the second-largest cash-paying customer for the OPEC country’s crude, behind the United States. Earlier this year, the United States imposed heavy sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry and has pressed India to stop buying Venezuelan oil. OPEC and other oil ministers met in Baku in talks over the weekend that ended on Monday.
Kolkata: Seven Bangladeshi nationals were recently arrested at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport with a large amount of foreign currency. Officers of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) grew suspicious when the airport officials were checking bags.The money was spotted during the scanning of luggage. According to sources, on Wednesday morning, when the luggage of the flyers was being checked for a Dhaka-bound flight, the on duty Central Industrial Security Force officer had some suspicion about a few bags after he saw their images on the scanner screen. To investigate the matter, the officer decided to check the baggage physically. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAfter opening the luggage nothing suspicious was found. Later, during a thorough check a small false space were found at the bottom of the every luggage bag. Immediately, the bottom of the luggage bags were cut open and the Central Industrial Security Force officer found a huge amount of foreign currency inside them. Seven passengers were immediately detained and taken to the Central Industrial Security Force custody. They have been asked to submit valid documents in support of carrying such a huge amount of foreign currency. As they were not able to produce any document, the money was confiscated and all seven of them have been handed over to the customs authority. Later, customs authority arrested the accused persons. A source informed that the total amount of the seized money is valued at $7.43 lakh, which is worth Rs 5.14 crore. On Saturday morning, a Bangladeshi national identified as Alam Sah was arrested with $ 70,000 which is worth Rs 47.42 lakh. The dollars were hidden inside a false compartment at the bottom of his bag.
Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his first visit to Ayodhya after becoming Prime Minister, addressed an election rally on Wednesday but avoided talking about the Ram temple issue. Though the Prime Minister ended his speech with “Jai Shri Ram”, he did not make any mention of the Ram temple. He mentioned the grandeur with which ‘Dev Deepawali’ was held in the holy city and the ‘Kumbh Mela’ in Prayagraj. The Prime Minister’s rally was held about 25 kilometres away from Ayodhya at Gosainganj on the Ayodhya-Ambedkar Nagar border. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework He also did not visit the makeshift Ram temple and Mahant Paramhans Das said that it was unfortunate that the Prime Minister failed to give any message to the people about the BJP’s commitment towards the construction of a grand Ram temple. Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, head of the Ram Janambhoomi Nyas, said he had wanted Modi to offer prayers at the makeshift Ram temple. “If the Prime Minister had sought the blessings of Ram Lalla, then nothing could be more beneficial for him. It would have sent a positive message across the country,” said Mahant Nritya Gopal Das. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen The Prime Minister mounted a scathing attack on the opposition and the alliance-terming it ‘mahamilavati’-and said that these parties were more interested in grabbing power than in strengthening the country. He said that his government has worked to check terrorism which had emerged as the biggest threat to the nation. “We have given a strong message that this is ‘Naya Hindustan jo chhedega nahin magar chhodega bhi nahin. Hum bhi ghus ke marenge. We have controlled terror activities but not eradicated completely,” he said. The Prime Minister slammed the SP and BSP for claiming to be followers of Lohia and Ambedkar but demolished the ideologies of these leaders. “These parties should have been concerned about labourers but did they do anything? The Congress talks about removing poverty but has it done anything to remove poverty?” he asked. The Prime Minister said that a strong government was needed at the Centre to make the country stronger. He also listed the various welfare schemes initiated by his government for the poor and asked people to vote for lotus which was a vote for Modi. Modi had visited Ayodhya during the 2014 elections but did not offer prayers at the makeshift temple.
Wisconsin redshirt-junior running back Melvin Gordon (25) carries the ball during a game against South Florida at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis., on Sept. 27. Wisconsin won, 27-10.Credit: Courtesy of TNSWhile the Ohio State football team has lost a Heisman Trophy candidate to injury, it must prepare to take on another candidate in the biggest game of the year.Redshirt-junior Wisconsin running back and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Melvin Gordon is on many people’s shortlist for the Heisman, as he leads the country in rushing yards with 2,260 to go along with 26 rushing scores.OSU coach Urban Meyer said that while he doesn’t know much about Gordon, he has heard nothing but good things about the Badger running back on and off the field.“Obviously we understand there is another Heisman guy going to be on the field, Gordon, who (Wisconsin coach) Gary (Andersen) tells me the best thing about him is he’s a wonderful young man, too,” Meyer said Monday. “So that’s good for college football.”OSU co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said gearing up to stop Gordon will not be an easy task.“This is as good a running back they have had, and they have had some great ones,” Fickell said Monday. “Montee Ball, James White and heck, go all the way back to Ron Dayne. I don’t know that they’ve had one as electric as Gordon. Most importantly, you can’t let him get going. We have seen, you get some of those guys going, it’s hard to get them down.”Those guys Fickell talked about include junior Indiana running back Tevin Coleman and senior Minnesota running back David Cobb who combined to rush for 373 yards and six touchdowns against the Buckeyes this season.In one game this season, Gordon managed to rush for 408 yards in a win over Nebraska, which at the time broke the NCAA record for rushing yards in a single game.Despite all his success, Gordon said there is something he has yet to accomplish in his time at Wisconsin that he is hoping to achieve on Saturday.“Since I have been at Wisconsin, I haven’t had a chance to beat Ohio State yet,” Gordon said during the Big Ten players teleconference Monday. “It’s a tough team to go up against and it would be good to have my first win over Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship.”Gordon, who first played for the Badgers as a redshirt-freshman in 2011, exploded onto the national scene during the 2012 Big Ten title game when he rushed for a game-high 216 yards on just nine carries, outrushing both Ball and White.While he was successful in that game, Gordon said his eyes are on the task at hand.“We can’t think about that game because it’s not Nebraska, it’s Ohio State,” Gordon said. “It’s a different team, different players, different coaching staff, we got to think about this game because it’s completely different.”Gordon added that he has watched the Buckeyes on multiple occasions, and complimented the OSU defense’s style of play.“I follow Ohio State … they are one of the best teams in the nation. They love to play physical, they don’t shy away from contact,” Gordon said. “The linebackers, they speak for themselves. They always have great linebackers there.”The man who coaches the OSU linebackers, Fickell, said the Buckeyes must not only focus on Gordon, but other aspects of the Badger offense.“The thing that they still do is they are not just one-dimensional. You still got to know that the most important thing, they are going to rely on him,” Fickell said. “They are going to run the football. He can be one of those guys that beats you. They are good enough up front to be able to give him the opportunity to do those things. It poses a lot of problems.”In last year’s matchup in Columbus, Gordon was bottled up for just 74 yards rushing on 15 carries and was held without a touchdown.The Buckeyes did, however, give up 295 yards passing to now-redshirt-junior Joel Stave, who has yet to throw for more that 220 yards this season.The Buckeyes and Badgers are set to square off at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis at 8:17 p.m. on Saturday.