2019 Nigeria Bankers Games Hot up

first_imgWema Bank will also be looking to get their 2019 NBG campaign started by picking up maximum points against First Bank after falling heavily against a free-scoring Fidelity side. First Bank, who had a decent opening game against Sterling Bank on matchday one will be desperate to take maximum points again.Meanwhile, UBA will aim to continue their winning run against fellow African Giants EcoBank. The Pan African Bank will be targeting their first win in the NBG 2019 campaign against Africa’s Global bank who have continued their red hot form from the previous campaign.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigeria Bankers Games –season 19 continues this weekend at the Yaba College of Technology Sports complex with another round of exciting group stage football matches.In the parings released by MediaVision- organisers of the competition, Fidelity Bank will be seeking to build on last Sunday’s 5 – 1 victory against Wema Bank. Despite a brilliant performance by the match past winners, Sterling bank, they lost to First Bank on the opening day. The one customer bank will be desperate to avoid defeat against the 2018 overall champions on Sunday.After picking up a 3 – 0 win against EcoBank on the opening day confidence is high at the FCMB camp but the test against Union Bank, who are targeting a first victory in the NBG 2019 campaign will be entirely different. Union Bank cannot afford to slip up one more time.last_img read more

Magic Johnson’s resignation leaves LeBron James staring at dark Lakers future

first_imgThe life of LeBron James, Los Angeles entertainment mogul, has been going well enough in his first nine months in town. He’s had some success with his self-serving chat-a-thon, “The Shop,” on HBO and has hit some bumps with “Million Dollar Mile,” a competition show which pits athletes against citizens making a run for prize money. That show was bumped by CBS to the moribund Saturday time slot after just two episodes.The life of LeBron James, Los Angeles Laker, has been more “Mile” than “Shop.” On Tuesday, James’ situation with the Lakers may have crumbled altogether, the prospects of him ever being able to bring the franchise back into championship contention disintegrating with the sudden departure of team president Magic Johnson. The bigger issue for James is whether whomever the Lakers hire to replace Johnson can add two top-tier stars to the roster, whether a deal can be made for Davis and another player can be persuaded to come aboard. James can’t win with the Lakers’ current roster.But Johnson’s resignation signals that at least one guy with knowledge of the situation — Johnson himself — doesn’t think it can happen. He’d still be in his job if he thought it could.So what we saw this year might be what we get from James’ Lakers tenure. It’s increasingly likely that James the mogul will produce more television programs in Los Angeles than James the Laker will produce playoff appearances. OFFSEASON PREVIEWS:Lakers | Knicks | Bulls | Pelicans | MavericksOn announcing his resignation, Johnson said he wanted to get back to being Magic Johnson, chatting and tweeting with players without the weight of tampering charges looming over him. The Lakers job, he said, was not fun.That’s an ominous sign for James and Lakers backers everywhere. The timing is especially distressing. If Johnson had real confidence that he would be able to entirely rebuild the team’s roster this summer, there’s no way he’d bail out here in mid-April.If he thought there was a chance — even a 50-50 shot — that he could bring in the Pelicans’ Anthony Davis by trade and/or a max free agent like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson or Jimmy Butler, he’d still be running the Lakers.At worst, in that scenario, Johnson could be there to make his pitch to free agents. If it failed, he could then say, “I’m accountable,” and resign.By quitting now, without giving previous warning to owner Jeanie Buss, Johnson is essentially conceding that the Lakers’ summer prospects are bleak. Remember, when Johnson took the job in February 2017, one of his selling points was his ability to be a selling point.The Lakers had famously struck out on a series of free agents, and Johnson’s star power was expected to strengthen their ability to pitch the franchise to players.Johnson got James last summer. But that was it. It didn’t take Johnson to lure James, either. James was heading to the Lakers to increase his entertainment portfolio, Magic or no Magic. As for supporting transactions, Johnson did not make a trade for Leonard, and did not even get a meeting with Paul George, who decided to stay in Oklahoma City before free agency officially hit.He was not able to bend the NBA to his will this winter when the Lakers pursued a Davis trade.Johnson got the message. This wasn’t going to be as easy as sitting across from a free agent, dazzling him with the well-known Magic smile and making the Lakers great again. Having James on board, Johnson discovered, didn’t necessarily make things easier, either.MORE: Magic’s terrible tenure ends with epic embarrassmentThe number of free agents looking to join forces with James as he careens toward into the back half of his 30s, it turns out, is limited.  That doesn’t bode well for James in Los Angeles. He was fantastic this season — 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 8.3 assists per game — but suffered the first major injury of his career and was inadvisably critical of his young teammates, making his own contributions to a disastrous season.Perhaps Johnson could imagine sitting down with, say, Leonard and saying, “LeBron’s getting older and he might throw you under the bus, but come be a Laker!” No amount of dazzle in the smile can make that an attractive pitch.James can only wonder what’s next. Will the Lakers bring back Jerry West, who is 80 and enjoying his time with the Clippers? Would they make a play for Kobe Bryant, who almost certainly does not want the job? How about Buss’ ex, Phil Jackson, who was sniffing around Lakerland earlier this season? Try to poach Bob Myers from the Warriors?Heck, how about turning the tables and hiring Dell Demps? (Kidding.)last_img read more

Changes to Wellington High School schedule:

first_imgSumner Newscow report — There are a few changes to the Wellington High School schedule. The varsity WHS volleyball team will be playing in a tournament this Saturday, Sept. 17 at Chaparral starting at 9 a.m.———The new Wellington sub-varsity schedule which includes freshman and junior varsity has been released:Sept. 19 –  Rose Hill at Wellington, 5 p.m.Sept. 26 – Wellington at Andale, 5 p.m.Oct. 3 – Collegiate at Wellington, 5 p.m.Oct. 13 (Thursday) Derby at Wellington, 5 p.m.Oct. 17 – Wellington at Winfield, 5 p.m.Oct. 24 – Mulvane at Wellington, 5 p.m.The Derby at Wellington has just been recently added.———Also, all Wellington High School home volleyball matches will be played at the high school. The first home match was played at the middle school due to malfunctioning bleachers. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 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 commentslast_img read more

Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency brain surgery

first_imgThe 76-year-old Alex Ferguson retired as the most successful manager in British football when he called time on his Manchester United career five years ago.He was back at Old Trafford last week to present a commemorative vase to old rival Arsene Wenger, who steps down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season.His more than 26 years in charge at Old Trafford saw Ferguson guide United to 13 Premier League titles, with the Scottish manager also leading the Red Devils to two European Champions League triumphs.In 2003, Ferguson, who made his name as a manager with Scottish club Aberdeen, was treated in hospital for a heart irregularity.Share on: WhatsApp Sir Alex Ferguson (left) with Wenger at his last public appearance recentlyLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Legendary former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage, his old club announced Saturday.“Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage,” said a United statement.“The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.”Ferguson’s son, Darren, the manager of English third tier club Doncaster, missed his side’s League One match against Wigan on Saturday.“Darren Ferguson will not be at Saturday’s game due to family reasons,” said a Doncaster statement before kick-off.“Darren asks for privacy, and will provide an update through the club during the week.”last_img read more

Broward Deputies Vote “No Confidence” in Sheriff Gregory Tony

first_imgDeputies have overwhelmingly voted no confidence in Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony according to their union.The no confidence vote punctuates a tense couple weeks between deputies and Sheriff Tony stemming from the availability of personal protective equipment in the department during the coronavirus pandemic. It could also be a blow to Tony’s re-election chances later this year against ousted Sheriff Scott Israel.The Broward branch of the International Union of Police Associations announced that of 786 ballots cast among road deputies and sergeants, 693 voted no confidence in Tony (88%). In a separate ballot of lieutenants, 28 voted no confidence while five voted in favor of Tony.The symbolic measure doesn’t officially change Tony’s status, but the union said it plans to sit down with its board members to discuss the next course of action.does threaten his future as Broward sheriff. Tony issued the following statement in response:“The command staff and I have worked tirelessly to keep all the men and women of BSO safe during this unprecedented pandemic. We have established procedures to limit exposure to COVID-19 in all areas of operations and have worked to give all of the BSO family the necessary tools to protect themselves as we continue to protect the community. I want to say to the deputies, I hear your concerns. Following today’s vote, my commitment is unwavering and our mission remains clear. It’s time to unite and work together to continue providing the highest level of professional public safety services to our Broward County community.”last_img read more

The Holiday Season at The Gift Gallery LLC

first_imgFacebook21Tweet0Pin1 The Gift Gallery in Tumwater will have holiday specials starting Black Friday and running through December.Thanksgiving is upon us and already the stores are displaying their Christmas spirit with trees and decorations. The Gift Gallery LLC in Tumwater is no exception. We have a wonderful tradition here in our store each year. We put up our Christmas tree just like everyone else….almost. Our tree however is unlike any you will find in another store. Our tree is unique in itself. How you ask? Our tree is filled with hand-crafted quality ornaments made special by our vendors! This is a neat tradition our customers have come to know and love. With our hand-crafted ornaments we provide not only something unique and fun for your tree, but also something made of quality and from the heart. Be sure to stop in and see which ornaments you will want for your home!During the month of November you can earn a $5 coupon to use for a later purchase. Simply find the “pumpkins” stamp and with your purchase you will receive a $5 Coupon! Great time to save while you’re beginning your holiday shopping.**We will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26th.Join us for Black Friday on November 27. Enjoy our “Early Bird Special” of 20% off your total purchase from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  From 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. enjoy 10 % off your total purchase.Small Business Saturday, on November 28, The Gift Gallery will offer all shoppers 10% off your total purchase all day long.Handmade goods, mixed with commercial wares, can be found at The Gift Gallery.Coming in December:Gift drawings will be held every Saturday in December! Enter in store for your chance to win. Prizes will include commercial items as well as hand-crafted items donated by our vendors.The Gift Gallery LLC will be open every Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. starting November 29 and all through December. Regular hours of Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. will remain the same.Follow The Gift Gallery LLC on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus. The Gift Gallery LLC5113 Capitol Blvd SE, Olympia, WA 98501360-491-4917 Submitted by Kaylene Fischer for The Gift Gallery LLClast_img read more