Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Udit Gogoi of Assam lifted double crown winning both U-18 singles and doubles titles in the National Series Tennis Tournament which concluded at Kavali, Andhra Pradesh recently. In the singles final Udit defeated Aman Ayub Khan of Telengana in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. In the doubles final Udit partnering with Aditya Balsekar of Maharashtra beat Aman Ayub Khan(Tel) and S.Boopathy(TN) 6-3,6-2.Also Read: Sports News
The National Sports Authority (NSA)has ordered the Samir Captan-led administration of the Ghana Boxing Authority to vacate office by Wednesday January 9.This was indicated in a letter from the Acting CEO of the NSA, Madam Alice Attipoe which clearly stated that the move was to pave way for elections to be held to select executives to run the professional sport.“As you are well aware, you tenure of office has expired for well over a year now (i.e. June 28 2011). By a copy of this letter therefore the board is dissolved with effect from January 9 2013. This action is strictly to comply with the new LI which was approved by Parliament in July 2011,” second paragraph of the letter stated.The letter further stated that the revocation of the SMCD 54 of 1976 and the promulgation of the new LI 1988 enjoins all sporting associations including the Boxing Authority to democratically elect their executive boards.As a result of this action by the NSA, a date will be set within 90 days for an election to select executives to manage professional boxing in Ghana in accordance with the new law. The outgoing administration under Mr Samir Captan’s administration was appointed by the National Sports Authority on July 6, 2009. It was made up the likes of Jonas Ahene Truly, the Vice President, Ataa Eddie Pappoe, Mr Francis Declan, Dr S.A. Quaye, Mr J.A. Annan, Mr Henry Manly-Spain and Mohammed Amin Lamptey. Already, some three names have emerged as the most likely succeed Mr Samir Captan, a veteran promoter. Two of these are members of the outgoing board.They are Mr Henry Manly Spain, who has devoted a lot of his resources into sponsoring boxing promotions and Mr Francis Declan who is on charge of Promotions. Lawyer Peter Zwennes who served as Vice Chairman under Moses Foh-Amoaning’s administration is also a likely candidate.
Members of the Mountain-Ski Association (PSD) Lisin from Sarajevo organized this year a mountain excursion in Turkey, where they reached the top of the summit of Kartaltepe on Mount Uludag.Members of PSD Lisin, together with members of PD Igman, PD Konjuh and the Association of Friends of Nature were in Turkey from 20-30 June 2013.25 mountaineers began the ascent to the top of the mountain. The journey lasted for about a few hours and all mountaineers successfully reached the top.After reaching the top and a bit of rest in Bursa, a tourist excursion was organized through Turkey. They visited Istanbul, Izmir, Pamukkale, Efes and Kušadasi.(Source: klix.ba)
FFWPU Albania: International Day of Peace event held at the Albanian Academy of Science in Tirana, Albania – September 19th 2014 We are very happy to share with you about the beautiful event we did on September 19th on the occasion of International Day of Peace. It has become already a tradition for FFWPU and UPF Albania to celebrate the International Day of Peace in very meaningful way.In cooperation with the National Institute for Integration of Albanian Orphans, this year also we made an agreement to help 100 orphan children and provide them with education materials for the academic year 2014 – 2015. During August, a group of 8 volunteer members of Family Federation for World Peace did fundraising allover Albania to raise funds for that purpose. Besides this team, other members in other cities supported time by time the project.The National Institute for Integration of Albanian Orphans together with other NGOs dealing with orphans in Albania selected 100 children to benefit from this project. We chose the Albanian Academy of Science as a venue to hold the final event and also chose the International Day of Peace as a great chance to give a very meaningful message to all the people of Albania.Over 130 people, including 30 Ambassadors for Peace, members of FFWPU, volunteers who invested themselves to raise the funds for the project, joined the event on September 19th.The event was moderated by Mr. Gani Rroshi – the President of FFWPU Albania. After thenking all participants and especially the volunteers who did FR during summer time, he explained the meaning of the International Day of Peace, the slogan for this year launched by the United Nations – The Right of Peoples to Peace – and emphasized the successful cooperation of FFWPU and Albanian Institute for Integration of Orphans.Then he invited Dr. Arben Malaj – the Chairman of National Peace Council of UPF Albania to greet the participants.On his congratulatory address, Dr. Malaj said that it was a very special day for him, since it was also his birthday. He said that there was no more meaningful celebration of his birthday then being together with people who love peace on the International Peace Day event and doing something for people in need.Then Mr. Bajram Ibraj – the Chairman of UPF Albania – was invited to give his address on behalf of all Ambassadors for Peace. Mr. Ibraj thanked the volunteers of FFWPU by mentioning their names and continued by telling the participants a moving story of a judge and stealer which had happened in USA. “A poor man had stolen in order to eat & was caught by police. When brought in front of the judge, he accepted that he had stolen & told the reason why he did that. The Judge then punished him with a fine of 10$, but also said that because it is our society’s fault who made people become poor, I will pay the fine instead of him”.At the end of his speech Mr. Ibraj said that he was deeply moved by the act of FFWPU volunteers who sacrificed their summer holidays to do something for orphan children and said that he feels obliged to do a symbolic act of donating some money for the next year’s event & he did so by asking also other AfP to do the same. His act was followed by other AfP present, including the Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Nora Malaj.The next speaker was Mr. Ilir Cumani – General Director of National Institute for Integration of Albanian Orphans. Mr. Cumani also thanked from his heart the volunteers of FFWPU for their model in front of other people who have more possibility to help but practically do less. Mr. Cumani said that surely such project do not solve the problem of orphan children, but through such project we aim to make aware the public opinion and state agencies about the need to do more for orphans and especially on the field of Education.The last speaker was Dr. Nora Malaj – Deputy Minister of Education and Sports. Dr. Malaj said in her address that as a women, as a mother, as government representative and as an Ambassador for Peace she feels very honored to be present in such audience and on such meaningful day – the International Day of Peace. She emphasized the need for more love and care on such trouble times and especially for those in great need as orphan children are. She told a children’s story about “a bet between the wind and the sun to make an old suffering man take of his jacket”. The wind tried hard by blowing strongly, but the man was keeping his jacket even stronger and asking God to help. After sometimes the wind gave up. Then it was the sun‘s turn. The sunstarted to warm up slowly and after sometimes the man said “Thank You God for helping me” and took off his jacket. Therefore we need to share more love and are for each other, because only through love we can all have peace. She closed her address by promising to do more through the institution she works and with AfP.Afterwards packages were delivered to orphan children present who were very happy to be part of such event. The event was covered by several TV channels.