Special Olympics Nigeria Celebrates 2016 World AIDS Day

first_imgAccording to Special Olympic Nigeria’s National Director, Naomi Saliu-Lawal, “the World. Aids day programme is part of our outreach to promote good health, prevent the spread of HIV\AIDS through awareness and medical test carried out on our athletes ‎. We thank our corporate partners who have made this event a success and look forward to their continued support as we go on”Special Olympics Nigeria, is part of a worldwide movement (Special Olympics international) that aims at changing the negative attitude and misconceptions  of people with intellectual disabilities. It’s mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletics competitions in a variety of Olympic – type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continued opportunities to develop physical fitness; demonstrate courage; experience joy; participate in sharing of gifts and skills; and share friendship with other athletes and their family members in their immediate community, country and in the world at large.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram It was fun and excitement as Special Olympics Nigeria recently hosted a series of activities in an effort to mark the World AIDS Day 2016. The initiative, supported by Exxon Mobil, partnering grassroots soccer, deploys soccer as an effective platform for bringing together and providing young Nigerians especially people with intellectual disability with relevant information about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, as well as basic life-saving skills.The event which was held at the Igbobi College, Yaba had in attendance tens of intellectually disabled children participating in unified soccer tournaments, family health forum, health talks with demonstrations, HIV and malaria tests plus provision of available treatment, voluntary counselling, award of medals and distribution of mosquito nets.This is part of the ExxonMobil HIV/Malaria Initiative which Special Olympics Nigeria has been implementing in Special Schools/Centers including some Regular Schools in Lagos State. ‎The Initiative involves working with Partners, to educate our athletes on HIV and malaria through a medium of sports.last_img read more

Pairs of semi-finals of BiH handball Cup were drawn

first_imgPairs of semi-finals of BiH handball Cup, which will be played in Čapljina were drawn today, reports sportsport.baThe first match will be played between Sloga and Borac while the second match will be played between the host Čapljina and  Bosna BH Telecom from Sarajevo.The finals of the tournament will be played on 27 and 28 April 2013.last_img

Spurs end Newport’s Cup run at the second attempt

first_imgBut it was a different story at Wembley where, with South Korea’s Son Heung-Min impressing for Tottenham, Dan Butler’s 26th-minute own goal and an Erik Lamela strike eight minutes later put Spurs 2-0 up before half-time.Tottenham will now travel to third-tier strugglers Rochdale for a last-16 tie on the weekend of February 17-18.“It’s the FA Cup and it’s difficult,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino told the BBC. “But I am happy because we wanted to be in the next round.“Son Heung-Min is doing fantastic this season and he feels important.“It is important to keep going and winning games. We are going to be very busy in the Premier League, Champions League and the FA Cup but we want to keep this run.”Meanwhile Newport manager Michael Flynn praised the visitors’ performance.“It was a good start in the first 25 minutes, but the manner of the goal, the way it went in, it took it out of the boys and deflated them,” he said.“I am very proud of the players. They put in a huge amount of work and they have done themselves and the club proud.”But not even the lure of a fixture at Wembley, Spurs’s temporary home while a new ground that will replace White Hart Lane is constructed, could stop Newport midfielder Sean Rigg quitting between the two ties to become a tattoo artist.The FA Cup has been a huge financial boost for Newport, with their run to this stage earning them at least £700,000 ($972,000, 792,000 euros).But the concern for the Welsh club was that the chance of an upset had come and gone at their Rodney Parade ground, where a goal from Irish striker Padraig Amond put them on course for a famous giant-killing.Newport were far from overawed in the replay and they were unlucky when a cross from Moussa Sissoko deflected off Butler and past stranded goalkeeper Joe Day to put Spurs ahead.It was not long before Spurs had their second goal, when Lamela, getting on the end of a well-weighted through ball from Son, scored for the first time since finding the net against Gillingham in September 2016.Spurs were comfortable in the second half but late in the game Amond had a chance to add a Wembley goal to his one at Rodney Parade in the original tie only to shoot at Michel Vorm.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s midfielder Erik Lamela celebrates after scoring against Newport County at Wembley Stadium in London, on February 7, 2018 © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 8 – Tottenham Hotspur finally ended lowly Newport County’s brave FA Cup run with a 2-0 win in a fourth-round replay at Wembley on Wednesday.Eight-time winners Spurs were just eight minutes away from a humiliating exit when England striker Harry Kane scored to salvage a 1-1 draw away to fourth-tier Newport last month.last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: BRENDAN DEVLIN WINS THE SATURDAY OPEN AT BALLYLIFFIN

first_imgBallyliffin Golf NewsSaturday 11.10.2014 Members Final Scramble.1.D Mooney, K Mckeague, C Friel, N grant. (52.9). 2.D McLaughlin, A McElhinney, T O’Brien, D Rooney. (54.9).3.P McLaughlin (r), R Logue, G Daly, P Cox. (56.9).4.PN Grant, PA McLaughlin, J Moore, S McGonigle (58.0).5.M Boyle, M McDermott, K Doherty (58.7.) 6.D Kemmy, M Hackett, S Collins, J Doherty (w). (58.8)7.L Doherty W, B Boyle, D McKeague, P Houton. (60).Saturday 11.10.2014 Saturday Open Singles.1.Brendan Devlin (1) 35 pts.2.Declan Ferry (9) 35 pts. 3.Eddie McLaughlin (12) 35 pts.Gross: Paul Hegarty (5) 28 pts.4.Tommy Logue (14) 34 pts. CSS 74.Friday 10.10.2014 Friday Open Ladies & Gents. 1.Eamon Porter (7) 36 pts.2.John Faffney (9) 35 pts.3.Padraic Moran (12) 35 pts. CSS 71.LadiesSunday 12.10.14 Glashedy No.2.0-181.Geraldine Mullan 19 pts.2.Margaret Doherty 18 pts.19-28.1.Sadie Grant (n) 23 pts.2.Margaret Andrews 20 pts.29-36.1.Kathleen McKeague 21 pts.2.Marlene O’Kane 18 pts.Tuesday 7.10.14 Ladies 18 Hole Confined.1.Annette Doherty 38 pts.2.Rita McCrossan 32 pts.3.Margaret Monaghan 31 pts. (bot)Back 9. Maureen Carey 17 pts.Congratulations to Ballyliffin Golf Club’s Donegal Seniors Team captained by John McGeoghegan.Forthcoming Fixtures.Weekend Opens in Ballyliffin Golf Club just €30 p/p.Fri 17 Oct Open Ladies & Gents on Glashedy.Sat 18 Oct Open Singles on Glashedy.Sun 19 Oct Glashedy 1. on both courses.Forthcoming Events.Sat 1 Nov Members Ladies v Gents.Fri 21 Nov Christmas Craft Fayre (admission €5).Sat 29 Nov Annual Dinner Dance €25.GOLF NEWS: BRENDAN DEVLIN WINS THE SATURDAY OPEN AT BALLYLIFFIN was last modified: October 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BallyliffingolfNoticesSportlast_img read more