Lagos First Lady Endorses Lagos Women Run 2019

first_imgShe expressed her delight on the theme of the Run: ‘Running for Wellness and Fitness,’ which she said conforms perfectly with a section of her mission for governance as the First Lady of Lagos.She noted that: “With wellness and fitness for women in Lagos state, a lot of positive achievements will be made by women and strange ailments will also be far away from the women’s folks in the state and Nigeria as a whole.The First Lady who promised to participate in the 10km Run has also accepted to officially flag off the Run from the Start Point at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7am.The Lagos Women Run will start at the Tarawa Balewa Square, and move through Broad Street, CSS Bookshop, Central Bank of Nigeria, Tinubu Square, Apogbon, Eko Bridge, the coal thermal station and the National Theatre via the National Stadium with the finish line at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.The Lagos First Lady commended the initiative of the Lagos Women Run on their innovative choice of the route for the 10km Run, especially as the route showcased 15 of the various historical monuments in Lagos State.“It’s just an excellent idea that as the runners race through the Lagos Women Run 10km route, they will as well enjoy the sights of the monuments. This is a very good innovation.”Mrs. Sanwo-Olu disclosed that, she would participate in the Run alongside the wife of the Deputy Governor of the state, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat.She urged women in Lagos to register en masse to participate and compete in the 2019 Lagos Women Run.The General Coordinator of the Run, Tayo Popoola, expressed the delight of her team members at the LWR, for the warm reception during the visit. She noted that, the Lagos First Lady demonstrated full understanding of some of the benefits of the Lagos Women Run 2019, as a medical doctor, which centres on wellness and fitness.Popoola applauded Mrs. Sanwo-Olu’s magnanimity in accepting to give her full support to the Run and also participate despite the short notice.She noted that, with 60 days to the 2019 edition of the Run, the LWR secretariat has recorded unprecedented number of entries which far surpassed the number of participants in last year’s edition.She promised that, this year’s Lagos 10km Women Run will record more successes than ever before.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. Ibironke Sanwo-Olu, has endorsed the 2019 edition of the Lagos Women Run, the only 10km run strictly for women in the whole of West Africa.The endorsement was made at the Government House Alausa at the weekend, when the General Coordinator of the Run, Tayo Popoola, paid a courtesy visit to the office of the First Lagos, alongside her team of experts.Mrs. Sanwo-Olu was elated with the visit that coincided with the 100 days celebration of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in office.last_img read more

Patterson to shift back into normal role with Gbinije’s expected return

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Against Hampton, Ron Patterson can get back to doing what comes naturally to him.He can catch, shoot and score. He’ll dribble, but won’t be nearly as responsible for doing so as he was against Kennesaw State on Friday night. Backup point guard Michael Gbinije was out for that game and a combination of a briefly buckled knee and foul trouble limited starter Kaleb Joseph to 23 minutes.But with Gbinije available again and Joseph having walked it off, Patterson will most likely ditch the backup point guard duties. He managed them well against the Owls, dishing out four assists and turning the ball over just once, but when No. 23 Syracuse (1-0) hosts Hampton (0-1) at 4 p.m. on Sunday, it can look forward to having Patterson back in his shooting guard role.“I think Mike coming back will put everybody back in their natural positions. (Patterson)’s best off catch-and-shoot and hitting shots,” Joseph said. “So that’s where we’ll probably utilize him at.”Joseph played just eight minutes of the second half as Syracuse broke open its season-opening win over the Owls. That left Patterson to run the point as the Orange ran the visitors off the floor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith about five and a half minutes left in the game, Patterson dribbled down the middle of the court, stopped at the top of the key and flung the ball to forward B.J. Johnson in the right corner. Johnson flushed the 3, giving Patterson his first assist of the game. Patterson ran back on defense pumping his fist for Johnson.“That’s like my wingman,” Johnson said of Patterson. “So every time I do something well he’s on me for that and every time he does something well I’m on him for that.”Patterson is likely to be doing more of the scoring himself against the Pirates on Sunday. He did take nine shots against Kennesaw State, but they weren’t the kind of catch-and-shoot looks he had in the preseason.He had to take the ball up the court and drift in and out of the lane at times. And as a result, he had to set up his teammates instead of positioning himself.“It’s not his position,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “But he did OK there.”And while Patterson struggled, going 2-of-9 from the field, he excelled as the game opened up into the series of fast breaks.Twenty seconds after throwing a pass over guard Trevor Cooney’s — and Boeheim’s — head, Patterson ran the floor and scored SU’s final points of the game.“He got us into our sets and he was able to push the ball a little bit and make some good reads,” Cooney said. “I thought he was great.” Comments Published on November 16, 2014 at 10:35 am Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

Women of Troy to host Bay Area teams

first_imgAfter a tough loss to UCLA, the USC women’s basketball team carries on as it faces Bay Area contenders California (12-5, 4-2 Pac-12) and Stanford (13-5, 5-1 Pac-12) this weekend.The Golden Bears, who thrashed Arizona (7-10, 0-6 Pac-12) and lost to Arizona State (17-1, 6-0 Pac-12) last weekend, will visit the Women of Troy first on Friday. Forward Reshanda Gray leads the Golden Bears with 19 points per game, and guard Brittany Boyd is averaging 13 points per game and 7.9 rebounds. Gray and Boyd make up two of the three starters who played a role in the Golden Bears’ trip to the second round in the NCAA tournament last season.“They’re well coached, they play hard, and then they have some strong pieces, so we’re going to have to play well, we’re going to have to play hard and execute,” said head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke. “I think execution, offensively and defensively, is going to be key for us this weekend.”Both Cal and USC took turns beating each other on their home courts last season. The Women of Troy conquered the Bears in Haas Pavilion, 77-70. Cal struck back, however, and rolled on USC in the Galen Center, 76-67.  USC knows the Bears have a dominating presence in the paint and plan to tame their fast-break points.“Communication is key with Cal because they like to run out. We need to make sure we know who we’re getting in transition, who’s stopping the ball, who’s getting back,” said junior guard Brianna Barrett.Senior forward Alexyz Vaioletama is excited to see Barrett go against Cal’s Boyd. Vaioletama has good knowledge of Boyd’s game and considers the Golden Bears to be a fast, “run and gun” team.“Making it difficult in the beginning for her [Boyd] would help us,” Vaioletama said. “The guards are going to have to keep her in front, and if they get beat, they’re going to have to rely on the post players to come over and help.”The Stanford Cardinal are third in the Pac-12 conference. Like Cal, they defeated Arizona but were chopped down by Arizona State on Monday. Guards Lili Thompson and Amber Orrange lead Stanford with 15 points and 12 points per game, respectively. Though Stanford swept the Women of Troy last regular season, USC upset them in the 2014 Pac-12 tournament.“We beat Stanford last year to get to the championship, that was the semifinals,” said Vaioletama. “For them it’s keeping their poise and running the offense. Stanford has always had a great program.”Last Sunday against UCLA, Vaioletama earned 17 points and 12 rebounds, achieving her fourth career double-double. Freshman guard McKenzie Calvert played her part by scoring 12 points and two assists.The Bruins and the Women of Troy switched the lead throughout the match. Deep in the second half, the Bruins made a pair of free throws that gave them the lead. This was the beginning of the end, as USC went scoreless for the rest of the game. UCLA ultimately won, 71-60.Cooper-Dyke said the team must play together on both ends of the floor in order to be tough.“Our strength is our balance in scoring when we share the ball, our athletic ability to get up and down the court and play one-on-one basketball,” Cooper-Dyke said. “We’re a young team and we’re still a work in progress,”USC hosts Cal on Friday at 7 p.m. PST and will play the Cardinal on Sunday at 5 p.m. PST in the Galen Center.last_img read more

Manchester United not expected to offer Ibrahimovic new contract

first_imgManchester United are expected to confirm later that they will not be offering Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract.The veteran striker had a successful first season at Old Trafford, but is out of action until early next year due to injury.The Premier League will reveal which players have been released by their clubs this afternoon. Photo © – pixabaylast_img

9 Rules Fit People Live By

first_imgPersonal trainer Joel Harper has spent two decades helping his clients (from Olympic medalists to Dr. Oz) reach their fitness goals, and over the course of his career he’s discovered the reason why some people thrive and others fail: It’s all about attitude, he argues in his new book, Mind Your Body: 4 Weeks to a Leaner, Healthier Life.Harper has taken years of experience and distilled it into “10 core concepts for optimal success.” Health spoke with Harper about these rules, and how to put them into practice.Shut out the noiseBy “noise,” Harper means the constant stream of negative thoughts that runs through most people’s minds. That mental static is your biggest obstacle, he says; learning to filter it by focusing on positive thinking is essential to your success.Maximize inner motivationTo do this you need to be absolutely clear about why you want to get fit. “Figure out what’s really important to you,” Harper urges. “Do you want to lower your blood pressure? Fit into a size two? Or do you just want to feel better?” Motivation that lasts can’t come from an outside source—like your doctor or a loved one who wants you to slim down. It has to come from a personal, deep-rooted desire for change.Cultivate gritGrit is the resolve and passion required on a daily basis to pursue a long-term goal. To cultivate grit, you have to commit to consistency no matter what. A fit person wakes up every day knowing she will do whatever it takes to stay on track—whether that means getting up an hour earlier to make it to the gym before work or squeezing in a power walk at lunch. The secret is focusing on the thoughts that drive and inspire you. If it helps to remind yourself how good you’ll feel post workout, for example, do that. If it motivates you to daydream about your future toned tummy, do that. Concentrate on exactly what you want to achieve and make every day count.Set specific intentionsThe more detailed your daily goals and plans, the better. In his book, Harper cites an English study on women enrolled in a weight loss program: The researchers asked about half of their subjects to write down their strategies for managing temptation (for example, When sugar cravings strike, I will make a cup of tea). After two months, those women had lost twice as much weight as women in a control group. Visualize successHarper has all of his new clients close their eyes and imagine their ideal body—both what it looks like from head to toe, and how it makes them feel. Then he tells them to go shopping: “I say to people, ‘Hey if you want that body, then buy clothes that would fit if you had it. And try them on every day until they fit.’”Eliminate excessive choicesChocolate croissant or steel cut oats? Grilled salmon or a quesadilla? When you have to make these types of dietary decisions all day long, you may end up exhausting your willpower. Planning your meals in advance, however—even just one meal per day—can make it easier (and less stressful) to eat healthy.There are a few classics, like “If I don’t exercise at lunchtime, I’ll do it tonight” or “I’ll have ice cream today and get my diet back on track tomorrow.” But any sort of procrastination runs the risk of bumping you off course, Harper says. His advice: Don’t give yourself an out, and stick to the path that leads to your goal.Yield to trafficIt’s inevitable that from time to time your healthy routine will get interrupted by forces outside your control, like when your partner proposes an impromptu date night right after you’ve bought salad ingredients. When that happens, try to go with the flow and enjoy yourself.Believe it and become itThis rule is simple: “If you believe you can be in amazing shape, then you’ll do things on a day-to-day basis to accomplish it,” says Harper. The problem is, many of us carry around defeating beliefs. When you recognize a negative thought (like, “I’m so uncoordinated”), ask yourself why you think that way. You may discover the criticism originally came from your parents, or your sibling, or a childhood buddy. “Don’t give those outdated internal beliefs power,” Harper says. “Just let them float away, like leaves that have fallen into a river.” You have control over your thoughts, he insists; they don’t have control over you. Jump for joyHarper’s most successful clients are the ones that celebrate their milestones. If you don’t appreciate your successes along the way, “you risk becoming emotionally numb, nonreactive,” he explains. But giving yourself regular (healthy!) rewards (like a massage, for example), provides a little “added oomph” to keep going and push yourself even harder in the long run.–last_img read more

Ghana League Cypher: Stats session for match day 6

first_imgThe Ghana League Cypher team brought you the analysis of matchday 6. Now they bring you the stats and figures from the matchday.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

Medical Examiner: South Florida Doctor Dies from COVID-19

first_imgA South Florida doctor is the first medical professional in the region to die from the novel coronavirus.Dr. Alex Hsu, who once practiced internal medicine at Northwest Medical Center in Margate, died from the virus, Broward County Medical Examiner Dr. Craig Mallak said Thursday.The 67-year-old doctor is the fourth person from Broward County to die as a result of COVID-19.Broward County has the second-most confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.Dr. Alex Hsu, an internist in Margate for more than 35 years, is the latest casualty of the coronavirus in South Florida.The medical examiner has confirmed that Dr. Hsu died Wednesday night from complications related to the new coronavirus.The Broward County Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services listed Dr. Alex Hsu’s cause of death as COVID-19 and listed the manner of death as natural.Dr. Craig Mallak said no autopsy was performed.According to, he graduated from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in 1982 and completed a residency at the University of Louisville.“Our community was very saddened by the news of Dr. Alex Hsu. He was very genuine. He never denied anyone without insurance,” family friend Lana Van said in a statement.last_img read more

The R&A boosts nine-hole golf with new championship

first_img20 Apr 2016 The R&A boosts nine-hole golf with new championship The R&A is demonstrating its support for nine-hole golf as an ideal way to play golf in less time whilst still doing so competitively and for handicap purposes by introducing a new championship for amateurs at Royal Troon this summer. The announcement comes as England Golf prepares to roll out its Golf Express initiative, which promotes nine-hole golf to busy people and has been described by ambassador Justin Rose as “A great way to play all the game in half the time.” Golf Express is part of England Golf’s strategy to make golf more accessible and attract more club members. It encourages clubs to offer nine-hole green fees and to hold after-work roll-ups for members and non-members. It was trialled in Staffordshire and is soon to be launched nationwide, with a dedicated website which will feature green fee offers and highlight nine-hole golf clubs. The R&A’s new championship will be played on Saturday 9 July at Royal Troon, giving the players the opportunity to play nine holes at the historic Ayrshire links on the eve of The 145TH Open. In 2017, the event will be expanded to cover golf clubs in Great Britain and Ireland with players being given the opportunity to qualify at nine hole events held by The R&A’s affiliated national associations in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Padraig Harrington, two-time Champion Golfer of the Year and R&A Working for Golf Ambassador, welcomed the initiative. “People who want to play golf are increasingly struggling to find the time to play and so positioning nine-hole golf as a legitimate alternative makes a lot of sense,” he said. “I’m really pleased to see The R&A taking the lead in this area. “For regular amateur golfers to be able to play The Open venue in championship condition immediately before the best players in the world is a fantastic initiative and I’m sure this new competitive format will encourage more people to get out on the golf course and play nine-hole golf.” The R&A’s extensive survey on pace of play and the subsequent Time for Golf conference in St Andrews last November highlighted the challenges many people face in finding time to play 18 holes, with 60% of the golfers surveyed expressing the view that they would enjoy golf more if it took less time. The survey also revealed that among 25-44 year-olds who are unhappy with the pace of play, 21% would like to see the playing time reduced by as much as one-and-a-half hours, while 19% said they would welcome the opportunity to play nine holes more often as an alternative format. Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said: “One of the messages that came through clearly from the survey and the Time for Golf conference is that people would play more golf if they could do so in significantly less time. Nine hole golf is not new but we feel it is often overlooked as a perfectly valid way to play the sport either with your family and friends or competitively. “We are delighted to introduce a nine-hole championship and will be promoting this format as a way of playing golf in less time which can have wider appeal among people who lead increasingly busy lives today. We are very much looking forward to working with the national associations to promote nine-hole golf and we hope to see more events being played throughout Great Britain and Ireland to cater for this important audience.” This year’s event will see 30 golfers playing a nine-hole championship at Royal Troon. Two players will qualify from events held at each of the 13 Regional Qualifying venues for The Open throughout Great Britain and Ireland with host venues Royal Troon Golf Club and The Ladies’ Golf Club, Troon each providing two players. The handicap event will be open to men, women, boys and girls who are members of the clubs taking part. Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Pochettino recalls 6-0 rout under Bielsa as Spurs bid to overcome Bayern rout

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is confident his Euro flops can lift themselves up — thanks to his old boss Marcelo Bielsa.The Tottenham manager and his players are reeling after Tuesday’s 7-2 Champions League hammering at home to Bayern Munich.4 Mauricio Pochettino feels Spurs played well against Bayern despite a 7-2 maulingCredit: Getty – Contributor4 Mauricio Pochettino suffered a 6-0 mauling as a player for Argentina side Newell’s against San Lorenzo – but won the league the same seasonSpurs travel to Brighton today with many wondering whether they will recover from the heaviest home defeat inflicted on an English team in Europe.But Pochettino knows from his experience as a player that it is possible to recover from a thrashing on home soil in a major competition.The former Argentina defender, 47, was 19 when he was in the Newell’s Old Boys team thrashed 6-0 at home by San Lorenzo de Almagro in the Copa Libertadores in February 1992.Newell’s were then managed by his mentor and current Leeds boss Bielsa.Poch recalled: “I don’t remember ever conceding seven at home but we did lose 6-0 with Marcelo.’NEED TO BE CLEVER’“We played the first game of the season and we won. Second game was Copa Libertadores against San Lorenzo — 6-0 at home. It was really, really, really painful. Similar to Bayern Munich.“But that season, we finished by winning the Premier League in Argentina six months later and even reached the final of the Copa Libertadores, only losing to Sao Paulo on penalties.”That is why Pochettino believes all is not lost at Tottenham despite their battering by Bayern.And he remains hopeful his beleaguered boys can still emulate his former Old Boys by still having a successful season.He said: “In six months, we changed completely the perception.“Sometimes this type of situation makes you stronger and, of course, better.4 Spurs players reflect on a crushing Champions League loss against BayernCredit: EPA“That is the most important thing. We need to be clever and learn from this type of situation.“But we will have to do it in a different way for me now. That was 27 years ago — now it is a different era, a different period of people.“But, of course, it was an experience I can draw from.“I was a 19-year-old then and how I perceived the situation was different to how I see it now.“But I remember Bielsa talking to us individually and talking to the collective, making changes and slowly turning around the situation.“Football changes, society changes, but the principle and psychology is still there nearly 30 years later. “Of course, that gives me hope. The way we lost against Bayern was so important. When you lose the game 7-2, it is never good.“But the team were always alive and it was in the last ten minutes that was a massive hit for us and left us very disappointed.But the performance was very good. The problem is to find the balance when you analyse between the performance and the result.“They scored seven but we played similar and only scored twice. They were very clinical and that surprised some people — and surprised us.”Tottenham’s capitulation in the last seven minutes against Bayern bore the hallmarks of a team not playing for the manager.4But Pochettino insists that is not the case and claimed his squad is eager to make amends at the Seagulls.He said: “We all think the same. We were talking before training, during training, after training and at lunchtime after the defeat, and we all feel the same.“It’s so painful. You cannot be happy with that defeat. And we are trying to move on.“They want another opportunity to play and rebuild the confidence.“We need to win games but we know that the first 30-35 minutes in the first half against Bayern was our best period of the season.“It was 4-2 after 83 minutes but then we conceded three goals more, which was so painful.“And when you feel pain and you are so down, only you can bounce back again to rebuild your confidence.“The most important thing is to stay together and support each other and find a way to perform at our best.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic“So one bad result is not going to change our plans. We are so strong in our mentality and ideas.“In football, if you don’t win you need to assess and analyse everything.“You will try to find a way to improve but you stick with your ideas and work hard.”Watch Bayern Munich’s post-match celebration as shy ‘Grenade’ Gnabry receives standing ovation after hat-trick in 7-2 thrashing of Spurslast_img read more

#KicksStalker: Hoops, iconic AF1s highlight ‘Battle Force Manila’

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson With performers like Jess Connelly, Mike Swift, DJ Nix Damn P!, Abra & Loonie, and Matt X AC providing the sounds, cagers did what they know best and proved their supremacy against their fellow ballers.Battle Force Manila. Contributed PhotoUltimately, it was the G-Force crew of Marky Mercado, Fran Asuncion, Jay Sacluti, Tim Cu, Nino Atilano, and Nikko Montelibano who reigned supreme and won the event’s basketball battle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseProfessional dunker David Carlos also showcased his mettle as he was unsurprisingly crowned as the dunk king, while Bobby G. torched the hoops the most to come away victorious in the three-point shootout.But it wasn’t just all ball as word wizards and dance floor dynamos also took the court to the delight of the crowd. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Romero says PBA governors ‘move on,’ assures fans of same ‘basketball fun’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Battle Force Manila. Contributed PhotoJames Kevin Asis, Raymart Caraan, and Jayson Jullanda, collectively known as the Yo Gang, trashed their competition to win the rap battle, while The Empire, made up of Melvin Calayag, Melvin De Guzman, Zhey Estolano, Angelito Delos Reyes, and Justin David outshone their foes to take the seat in the dance battle throne.Aside from the numerous battles, the event also saw basketball fans mingle with some of the top professional players.Also appearing in the event are sought-after editions of the Air Force 1 like The Roc-a-Fella, Acronym and Travis Scott versions.Battle Force Manila. Contributed PhotoADVERTISEMENT Battle Force Manila. Contributed PhotoStyle met substance two weekends ago as basketball and shoe aficionados converged at Titan Love Court in Bonifacio Global City to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the launch of Air Force 1.Commemorating the anniversary of the release of the iconic shoe, Nike threw the biggest party for the Metro’s best ballers while also uniting them with the city’s best rappers and hippest dancers.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more