Ryan says meetings with Cork are ‘special’

first_imgThe Premier County face the Rebels in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday.Tipp won by 12 points when the counties met in the league in March.Michael is expecting Cork to be much tougher opponents this time round. Throw in on Sunday is at 4 o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage of the clash from just after 3 o’clock in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh.last_img

William Ekong Launches Campaign against Tropical Diseases

first_imgAHEAD OF AFCON 2019Super Eagles central defender, William Troost-Ekong, has started a campaign to draw attention to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that affect more than 120 million Nigerians. In partnership with the END Fund and Common Goal, William appears in a 48 seconds public service announcement where he calls on affected Nigerians to seek free treatment.Neglected tropical diseases are a group of parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases that affects more than 1.5 billion of the world’s most impoverished people, including 869 million children. They include intestinal worms, schistosomiasis (bilharzia), river blindness, trachoma, and lymphatic filariasis. William Troost-Ekong Preparing to represent the Super Eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, William is hoping that every Nigerian will participate in the free treatment campaigns from several END Fund partners across the country.“Like the rest of the team, I joined Common Goal because I wanted to use football as a tool to make a difference. I’m proud that we’re partnering with the END Fund to challenge every Nigerian to tackle neglected tropical diseases or NTDs,” said William.“600 million people in Africa need treatment for these diseases with over 120 million living in Nigeria alone.“Football is a powerful force in Nigeria and as a footballer and parent, I believe we should do everything we can to end these preventable and treatable diseases that stand between you and your goals.‘So the next time a health worker comes to your school, community or place of worship make sure you take the free medicine that they are giving out. Keep the ball rolling – spread the word to your family and friends and let’s be the generation to beat NTDs,” he concluded.Dr. Chukwuma Anyaike, Director and National Coordinator of the Neglected Tropical Diseases Elimination Programme, Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria, described the campaign as an important opportunity to bring attention to NTDs in the country.“We are very delighted to have William join the Federal Ministry of Health and our partners in Nigeria’s fight against neglected tropical diseases, we hope that this campaign helps to highlight the importance of the fight against NTDs in Nigeria and across the continent,” Dr. Anyaike said.The campaign will run on local radio and television stations during the months of June and July across the following states: Ekiti, Ondo, Osun, Gombe, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. It will also feature on digital platforms nationwide as well and include targeted SMS messaging.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Official: Vahid Halilhodzic as a new Selector of Japan

first_img(Source: faktor, ST) Vahid Halilhodzic is a new selector of the national football team of Japan. The celebrated BH expert got the confidence of the Executive Committee of the Football Association of Japan.As the “Nikan sports“ magazine claims, the Football Association of Japan (JFA) and the 62-year-old Halilhodzic have agreed that he will take the National team, with an annual salary of 2,2 million dollars.The former coach of Japan, Havier Aguire was dismissed on the 4th February because of his involvement in the match-fixing scandal in Spanish Primera in 2011.Last year, Halilhodzic brought the team of Algeria to the knockout phase at the World Cup in Brazil, which is the greatest success if that North African country in the history of their performances at World Cups.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA RESTRUCTURES MANAGEMENT STAFF WITH INTERNAL PROMOTIONS

first_imgSANTA ANITA RESTRUCTURES MANAGEMENT STAFF WITH INTERNAL PROMOTIONSLongtime Executives Nate Newby and Amy Zimmerman Promoted to SVPs; Chris Merz Rejoins Santa Anita Racing Office as Director of Racing     Santa Anita Park is pleased to announce the promotion of longtime executives Nate Newby to Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager, and Amy Zimmerman to Senior Vice President and Executive Producer.  In addition, Chris Merz, who had been the Racing Secretary at the Maryland Jockey Club since 2018, has returned to Santa Anita as the Director of Racing, assisting Steve Lym, Vice President – Racing.“As I look to continuously strengthen Santa Anita with strong leadership and a dedicated team behind me, I am confident that Nate and Amy, with their vast experience and commitment to Santa Anita and the racing industry wholly, will continue to elevate The Great Race Place to where it deserves to be in the top tier of racetracks worldwide.” Said Aidan Butler, Acting Executive Director of California Racing Operations for The Stronach Group.“I also warmly welcome Chris back to Santa Anita, a hard-working individual who has rightly earned his respect from the horsemen with his approachable attitude and understanding of Southern California racing.”Newby has been Vice President of Marketing since 2013 and has worked on the planning, marketing and coordination of eight Breeders’ Cups, in addition to heading up Santa Anita’s marketing and sponsorship initiatives. Newby is an experienced hands-on horseman, working as an assistant trainer while in college at Colorado State University, as well as a skilled tournament director and handicapper. He and his wife, Sterling, are active in fundraising for CARMA, the California Retirement Management Account serving Off Track Thoroughbreds, and currently own several ex-racehorses.Zimmerman, a Vice President of the track since 2007 and a member of the staff since 1986, is one of the most respected and honored broadcast producers in the sport, working on 26 Eclipse Award-winning, 14 Emmy-winning and four International Simulcast Award productions.  A graduate of USC, Zimmerman has worked with NBC Sports for more than 30 years as a key member of their production team for the Breeders’ Cup and Triple Crown races, and is preparing for her roles this summer as a producer on her fourth Olympic Games and her first as the Pit Producer for IndyCar.Merz returns to the Santa Anita racing office as the Director of Racing and will report directly to Steve Lym, the track’s Vice President, Racing & Racing Secretary.  A graduate of the University of Arizona’s Animal Science/Race Track Industry Program, Merz was the stakes coordinator at Santa Anita and Del Mar, and the Assistant Racing Secretary at Los Alamitos, prior to joining the Maryland Jockey Club.last_img read more