AFN Donates Training Kits to Greensprings

first_imgThe decision to support the school with the equipment was made in January by the AFN boss, who believes the initiative can encourage other schools to give sports priority.According to Ogba, Greensprings has done a lot for school sports development in Nigeria and such school should be supported to boost its sports initiative.IAAF certified instructor for Kids Athletics in Nigeria, Funmi Nutai lauded AFN for identifying with Greensprings while urging other sports federations to take a cue from AFN.Also, a Lagos-based sports academy, Dynaspro Weekend Sports Academy benefited from the AFN’s gesture while the Coordinator of the academy who is also a consultant on sports to Greensprings, Oluseyi Oyebode, applauded AFN for identifying with the academy being the first academy in Nigeria to benefit from the gesture.To Oyebode, “This is a dream come true and this will further enhance our training to international standard at the academy and I believe this will help us to use international standard to train our students.”Corroborating Oyebode’s claims, Nutai said with the donation of the kits, it would afford them the opportunity to discover and develop burden talents in athletics, while also urging parents to support their wards in taking to sports as it aids their performance in academics.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Impressed with the giant stride made in school sports, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has matched his words with action by providing basic training kits to Greensprings School in Lagos.This was in fulfillment of the promise made by the AFN President, Solomon Ogba, during his recent visit to the school.The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Athletics Kids bag was donated to Greensprings following its genuine involvement in sports.last_img read more

Rodrygo makes history as Madrid put six past Galatasaray

first_img“He is a first team player,” Zidane said. “We know exactly what we’re doing with him.”Rodrygo replaced Vinicius to make his debut against Osasuna but his four consecutive starts have come in the absence of Gareth Bale, who is recovering from a calf injury and may struggle to regain his place when he returns.There will be sturdier opponents than Galatasaray, who offered Madrid a way back into this group by losing 1-0 at home last month and put up precious little resistance here.But Rodrygo’s two early finishes were ruthless, both set up by Marcelo crosses from the left. The first he cushioned and steered back inside, leaving Mario Lemina on the floor, before guiding a shot into the far corner.The second was more simple, a leap and a well-timed header past Galatasaray’s goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.In the 14th minute, it was three. Prompted by VAR, referee Felix Zwayer decided Steven Nzonzi had caught the foot of Toni Kroos inside the area and Ramos lifted his penalty down the middle.There was still time for Benzema to add a fourth before half-time as Rodrygo capitalised on an error from Yuto Nagatomo and played a perfect pass for the Frenchman to score.The rest of the match was a procession, with Casemiro and Hazard both taken off, rested for the trip to Eibar on Saturday.Benzema scored his second late on, tapping in from close range to make it five, before Rodrygo raced in from the left, exchanged passes with the Frenchman, and poked in.After the final whistle, he kissed the matchball as he left, while the fans chanted his name.Share on: WhatsApp RodrygoMadrid, Spain | AFP | Rodrygo scored a sensational hat-trick and the fastest two goals in Champions League history on Wednesday as Real Madrid humiliated Galatasaray 6-0.The 18-year-old had his double after just six minutes and 14 seconds at the Santiago Bernabeu before teeing up Karim Benzema to make it four, after Sergio Ramos had chipped in a penalty.Benzema then added a fifth late in the second half, leaving Rodrygo to complete his incredible treble in injury-time.Madrid’s emphatic victory means they are virtually qualified from Group A, sitting five points ahead of Club Brugge, even if Paris Saint-Germain who are top look certain to claim first place.It means Zinedine Zidane’s side will likely be at the mercy of the draw when it comes to the last 16 but that is their punishment for a miserable opening defeat in Paris and an equally dispiriting draw at home to Brugge.Yet the knock-out stages are far away and Rodrygo is the man of the moment.After scoring the fastest ever league goal by a Real debutant in September – a sumptuous control and finish after 94 seconds – he now has his name etched into the European record books too.Benzema made his own piece of history by equalling and then surpassing Alfred di Stefano’s 49 European Cup goals but the way he hoisted Rodrygo to celebrate his first suggested he knew this was the teenager’s night.When club president Florentino Perez presented Rodrygo to the fans last summer, he said they had signed one of the world’s “great prodigies”, a year after Vinicius Junior had also arrived from Flamengo.Determined to avoid a repeat of losing out on Neymar to Barcelona, Madrid flooded Brazil with scouts, each of them instructed to find the next young gems.They found Vinicius, who excelled last season but has struggled since the arrival of Eden Hazard, and Rodrygo, who stayed at Santos for a year before finally joining in June.He was supposed to be introduced gradually to the senior team by playing first for Castilla, the club’s B team, and there was confusion earlier this season when one weekend he turned out for neither.last_img read more

Lottery Results for Retail Marijuana Stores Announced

first_imgSubmitted by Washington Liquor Control BoardThe Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) today posted the results of marijuana retail store lotteries on the public records section of its website. Earlier this week applicants were notified of their standing on each ranked-ordered list produced by 75 lotteries. *The independent, double-blind process took place April 21-25, 2014, and produced ordered lists of applicants that the agency will use to continue its retail licensing process. If an applicant is within the maximum allotted number of stores allotted for that jurisdiction but fails to pass the licensing process, the WSCLB will withdraw the application and move to the next license application on the list.Jurisdictions Requiring a Lottery1,174 applicants were included in the lottery 75 jurisdictions required a lottery47 jurisdictions did not require a lottery Facebook63Tweet0Pin0center_img The agency contracted with the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center of Washington State University and the accounting firm for Washington’s Lottery, Kraght-Snell of Seattle, to independently produce rank-ordered lists of applicants in each jurisdiction where a lottery is necessary. Being identified as the apparent successful applicant is not a guarantee that the selected applicant will receive a license. There are multiple requirements for licensure such as the applicant must pass a criminal history and financial investigation as well as have a location that is not within 1,000 feet of a school, park or other area specified by Initiative 502 as places where children congregate.Next StepsThe agency has begun processing the retail applications. Licensing staff will continue to process producer, processor and retailer simultaneously. As of April 30, the WSLCB has issued 25 producer and processor licenses. The agency expects to begin issuing retail licenses no later than the first week of July. * The lottery results for Longview were stayed by the Cowlitz County Superior Court pending a May 7, 2014 hearing.last_img read more