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NFF appoints caretaker committee for Anambra FA

first_imgRelatedPosts Electorate, observer commend conduct of election in Edo WTO leadership race: Okonjo-Iweala, four others advance to second round of election No timetable yet for Anambra FA elections — Caretaker Committee The Nigeria Football Federation on Monday constituted a six-man caretaker committee to steer the affairs of Anambra State Football Association for the next three months in the first instance.This came less than 24 hours after the Jude Anyadufu-led electoral committee set up late May concluded its task on August 2 with a virtual election, which returned Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, the incumbent Chairman, for second term. In a statement on Monday, the NFF said the caretaker committee became inevitable following the expiration of the tenure of the Ubah-led board on July 28 and the inability of the electoral committee to conduct the elections.It would be recalled that the board and local football council elections were scheduled to hold on July 27 and July 28 before the Anambra State Government ordered the suspension of the exercise on July 25, citing breach of COVID-19 safety protocols.The NFF said the caretaker committee, led by Emmanuel Okeke, had the mandate to conduct elections into the board and the LFCs between August 4, when their appointment became effective, and November 2, when it would elapse.The interim committee would be inaugurated on August 5.The NFF said in the statement on Tuesday: “Recall that the tenure of the Board of Anambra State Football Association and the Anambra State Local Football Councils elapsed by effluxion of time on April 30 and May 2 respectively. “Arising from the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and the general lockdown, including football activities, the ASFA Congress was convened on April 28 leading to the extension of tenure of the Board and the LFCs, for another three months, which again expired on August 2.“The Electoral Committee was unable to conduct elections into the Board of ASFA and LCF on July 27 in view of the Anambra State Government’s letter to the Electoral Committee complaining of the violation of the COVID-19 protocols of the State.“Art. 85 of the NFF Statutes 2010 provides that ‘the Executive Committee shall have the final decision on any matter not provided for in the Statutes or in cases of force majeure.“Consequently, the Executive Committee of the NFF in its wisdom, and in order not to create a vacuum do hereby constitute a Caretaker Committee for ASFA as follows: Emmanuel Okeke, Chairman and Victor Nwangwu, Vice Chairman.“Others are Nonso Philip, Member; Charity Okonkwo, Member; Onyeabo Chimezie, Member and Onyedika Chijioke Secretary. “The Caretaker Committee is to administer the activities of the Anambra State Football Association and also conduct elections into the Board of ASFA and LFCs within three months, effective from August 4 to November 2.”Tags: Anambra State Football AssociationANFACaretaker committeeelectionNFFNigeria Football Federationlast_img read more

Jupiter Police ask Town for Pay Raise

first_imgJupiter police officers say they need a raise and better benefits to bring them up to speed with other similarly-sized police agencies.Officers say if the town does not agree to draw up a more competitive compensation package, the department could lose 20% of its force by next year.The officers had lots of support at the town council meeting from hundreds of residents wearing blue t-shirts with “Support our Jupiter Police Officers” written across the front. More money, better benefits equal to other agencies. That what police officers are asking for in the Town of Jupiter. .@Thomas_Forester has the full story: https://t.co/KIEcARKrO8 pic.twitter.com/bJ4loICQvY— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) May 22, 2019last_img read more

Local runners compete in Walter Hunt Memorial 4th of July 5K

first_imgBREWER — Local runners were among the many who competed Thursday in the annual Walter Hunt Memorial Fourth of July 3K in Brewer.Ellsworth had two runners place in the race’s top 15 as Matt Shea (11th) and Rob Shea (15th) were among the early finishers in the 384-runner field. Matt crossed the finish line with a time of 10 minutes, 6 seconds, and Rob was close behind with a time of 10:21.Hancock County also had three finishers in the 20-30 range as Dedham’s Travis Blackmer (21st), Bucksport’s David Hileman (24th) and Ellsworth’s Jamie Anderson (30th) broke the 11-minute mark. Bucksport’s Christopher Jones placed 40th with a time of 11:26.On the women’s side, Dedham’s Sara Hunt was the top local finisher with a time of 11:38 and an overall place of 46th. Veronica Davila and Sara Shea of Ellsworth cracked the top 100 with places of 92nd and 93rd, respectively.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBelow is a list of the top-10 local finishers from the race.11. Matt Shea, Ellsworth, 10 minutes, 6 seconds15. Rob Shea, Ellsworth, 10:2621. Travis Blackner, Dedham, 10:3824. David Hileman, Bucksport, 10:4530. Jamie Anderson, Ellsworth, 10:5640. Chris Jones, Bucksport, 11:2643. Nick Brown, Ellsworth, 11:3046. Sara Hunt, Dedham, 11:3892. Veronica Davila, Ellsworth, 13:2093. Sara Shea, Ellsworth, 13:21last_img read more

Crusader preview: After great year, 2014-15 WHS wrestlers return with plenty of questions

first_imgSalina Central, Wichita-Bishop Carroll, Winfield, Invitational Tournament9 a.m.Away vs. AndoverAndover High School DeJarnett, Graysen11152.4145 lbs. 6. The newcomers…There are a few newcomers in the lineup which gives this team hope. Skylar Brand is hardly a newcomer to wrestling, but he is a newcomer to Wellington High School wrestling. After sustaining two knee injuries in middle school and his freshman year, Brand elected to not go out his sophomore and junior year. But he returns with a vengeance in his senior year. Look for him to be a solid starter at 220 pounds.Ian Groom, a freshman, has also caught the eye of his coaches. He will be wrestling at 182. Concordia, 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 Comment (1) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. 0 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 296 weeks ago looks like a cutting year! So worth it after you eat after weigh in though! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Invitational 9 a.m. Andover,Wellington High School – Wellington Salina Central, Type Time Opponent Location  Hutchinson, Dual Tournament9 a.m.Away vs. El Dorado,El Dorado High School Friday, Dec 19, 2014 Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 Sanders, Dakota12109.2106 lbs. 4A State10 a.m.Away vs. TbaSalina Bicentennial Center Clearwater, Wichita-North Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 Double Dual6 p.m.Away vs. ChaparralChaparral High School Invitational Tournament 9 a.m. Andover,Wellington High School 5. So who will anchor this team in the early going?…Joey HaydonOf the three returning starters currently on the mat, senior Joey Haydon at 160 pounds, has the most wins. He is 20-17 and was very close to qualifying in early 2014. Aaron Fair, who lost going to state in the most heart-breaking of fashions at the Winfield regional, will return in full force as a 182 pounder. Graysen DeJarnett is a returning starter with great upside potential. The junior was 14-10 in 2013-14 and is expected to wrestle at 138 pounds although he will start the season at 145 pounds.Aaron Fair Goddard, Maize South, 9. The schedule…The schedule appears to be identical to the one last year.The Kansas State High School Activities Association reported this week that Wellington will be traveling to Pratt High School on Feb. 20-21 for the Class 4A Regional. Those teams will include: Andale, Augusta, Clearwater, El Dorado, Holcomb, Hugoton, Larned, Mulvane, Pratt, Rose Hill, Towanda-Circle, Ulysses, Wellington, Wichita-Trinity Academy, and Winfield.Andale will, of course, be tough, but it is the only team ranked in the preseason poll. So this regional is doable.The full schedule for the WHS varsity and junior varsity team is as follows: Invitational9 a.m.Away vs. Valley CenterValley Center High School 4A Regional11 a.m.Away vs. TbaTBA Winfield, Concordia, Tunnell, Ethan11145.6138 lbs. Topeka-West, Caney Valley, Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 Junction City Rose Hill, Garden Plain, Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 Wichita Trinity Academy Cheney, Ast, Vincent12164.6152 lbs. El Dorado, Jayhawk Linn El Dorado, Pratt, Invitational Tournament9 p.m.Away vs. RossvilleRossville High School Wiens, Brad11146.9138 lbs. 4A Regional2 p.m.Away vs. TbaTBA Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 Tournament9 a.m.Away vs. Andover,Clearwater High School Goddard, Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 El Dorado, Follow us on Twitter. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ten things you need to know about the upcoming 2014-15 Wellington High School wrestling season…1. Where we left off… The WHS wrestling program had its biggest year since the Russ Decker era in post season competition in February with five Crusader grapplers making it to the Class 4A State Tournament in Salina. Two of those wrestlers: Andrew Pelkey at 145 and Taylan Lamkin at 195 became state placers.And what happened between then and now?2014-15 Wellington High School wrestling squad.Well, four graduated (the outrage) and the fifth tore his ACL in his knee during the football season (more on that later). So this season Wellington has no returning state qualifiers as of this weekend when they travel to El Dorado for an eight-team dual. Clearwater Invitational Tournament10 a.m.Away vs. Rose HillRose Hill High School Wichita-East, Augusta, Wichita-Bishop Carroll, Invitational9 a.m.Away vs. StaffordStafford High School Fowler, Andre9241.6285 lbs. Hain, Chandler11156.9145 lbs. Olson, Ryan11139.2132 lbs. Brand, Skylar12209.8195 lbs. Andover, Wrestling JV Schedule    (as of 12-04-14) Dual7 p.m.Away vs. MulvaneMulvane High School Winfield, Winfield, Buhler, Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 8. The competition…Wellington was denied an Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV title because of Augusta the past two seasons. But the Orioles have been moved to Div. III and Mulvane has taken its place.Andale, like every other sport, appears to be the kingpin of the division this season. Yes, Wellington has beaten Andale in dual competition the past two years, but the Indians are said to be a lot more loaded this year. Mulvane will be tough.In the KWCA preseason rankings, Andale is ranked No. 7. Tournament11 a.m.Away vs. Andale,Rose Hill High School 10. The roster…The roster for the WHS wrestling team as released by the school is as follow:2014-15 WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING ROSTER – 12-4-14 Hutchinson, Independence, Andover Central, Mulvane, Wichita Trinity Academy  Caney Valley, Wichita-North, Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 Maize South, Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 Rose Hill, El Dorado, Fort Scott, Mulvane, Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 2. So what does this mean?… In wrestling, a lot of times it is not so much who left the program last season as it is who “could be” on the mat this season. Mitch McComb, embarking on his third season as the head WHS wrestling coach, has or had 35 wrestlers out according to the roster. Some have come, some have gone and a couple of newcomers have the potential of being very, very good. Then there are those walking the Wellington hallways who are sharpening their Playstation 4 skills. Rose Hill, McBath, Brad10185.6182 lbs. Wichita-Northwest, 3. Who is back?Wellington has five returning starters: Brad Wiens, Graysen DeJarnett, Andrew Pelkey, Joey Haydon and Aaron Fair. Two of those wrestlers are currently out. McComb said Wiens, a promising 126-pound junior, may be out for the season with a shoulder injury. He had a nice run in the 4A Regional before falling short as a state qualifier… Smith, Gabe9207.2195 lbs. Fox, Gunner9122.8113 lbs. 4… And then there is Pelkey…Andrew PelkeyAll eyes are on Pelkey, the gifted senior who placed fifth last year at the state tournament in Salina at 145 pounds. He is Wellington’s only ranked wrestler in the preseason Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association poll — ranked No. 3 at 152 pounds (see preseason KWCA rankings here.)  But unless you have been living under a rock or in Mulvane, Pelkey tore his ACL during the first football game and is still convalescing. McComb said at Crusader Club Monday that he could be returning in January – which seems to be a quick turnaround.“I don’t want to rush him,” McComb said. “He is going to have to wear a brace. This will be a touchy situation.” Bodkins, Zach12163.1152 lbs.center_img Double Dual5 p.m.Away vs. Rossville,Rossville High School Friday, Jan 9, 2015 Type Time Opponent Location  Wichita-Southeast Salina Central, Bales, Blake9118.7113 lbs. 4A State9 a.m.Away vs. TbaSalina Bicentennial Center 7. Filling out the roster… Wellington’s biggest weakness will be in the lower ranks… again. McComb said the 106 and 113 pound weight classes will be open. He is counting on freshman Daniel Schmidt to fill the void eventually. But for the time being McComb said he is going to wrestle him at the junior varsity level.At 120 pounds, a foreign exchange student named Ahmad Mohammed will be representing Wellington. McComb said he has never wrestled before until this year.Chevy Nuss will wrestled at 126 as a sophomore and look for Adrian Wiseman (not on the roster) to wrestle at 138. Ian King a senior is expected to wrestle at 138 with DeJarnett at 145. Once Pelkey is infused into the lineup at either 152 or 145 then this lineup will be significantly shuffled.“One of my varsity starter now won’t be starting in January,” McComb said.At 170, Vincent Ast is starting.“Vincent is actually smaller than Joey, but I need Joey at 160,” McComb said.At heavyweight, freshman Matt McComb appears to have the nod.“At one point I thought I had seven heavyweights, but I’m now down to two due to injuries or kids not going out,” McComb said. Hays, Clearwater, Derby, El Dorado, Wolf, Andrew9123.1120 lbs. Valley Center, Lujan, Miguel11313.6285 lbs. Glover, Colton10150138 lbs. Wichita-North  Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 Friday, Feb 20, 2015 Chanute, Independence, Rose Hill, Double Dual5 p.m.Away vs. Augusta,Augusta High School Wichita-South, Schoemann, Aaron9164.5152 lbs. Circle, Wichita-Northwest, Derby, Anthony-Harper-Chaparral Circle, El Dorado, NameClassCertified Weight(s) – Weight class Derby, Maize South, Friday, Feb 6, 2015 Dual 6 p.m. Pratt Wellington High School – WHS Main Gym Pratt, Haysville-Campus, Clearwater, King, Ian12146.6138 lbs. McPherson, Arkansas City, Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 Rose Hill, Struble, Skyler11160.6152 lbs. Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 Winfield, Valley Center, McPherson, Wichita East, Haydon, Joey12167.5160 lbs. McComb, Matt9246.2285 lbs. Wrestling Boys Varsity Schedule    (as of 12-04-14) Wichita-North, Hugoton, Ottawa Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 Ferguson, Sage11143.2132 lbs. Tournament8:30AMAway vs. Andale,Rose Hill High School Triangular6 p.m.Away vs. Andale,Andale High School Dual Tournament3 p.m.Away vs. MarionMarion High School Mulvane, Pruitt, Eric12218.6220 lbs. Mulvane, Larned, Tidwell, Malachi9127.8120 lbs. Rose Hill, Rose Hill, Andover, Smoky Valley, Rose Hill, Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 Invitational9 a.m.Away vs. Wichita SouthWichita South High School Groom, Ian9182.2170 lbs. Heacock, Kadin9128120 lbs. Friday, Feb 27, 2015 Lowe, Jace11239.6285 lbs. Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 Valley Center, Tournament9 a.m.Away vs. Arkansas City,Winfield High School Andover Central, Clearwater, Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 Pelkey, Andrew12148.7138 lbs. Dual 6 p.m. Circle Wellington High School – WHS Main Gym Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 Brown, Standard10176.1170 lbs. Schmidt, Daniel9110.2106 lbs. Chaparral, Fair, Aaron12209.3195 lbs. Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 Mohammed, Ahmad12113.3106 lbs. Preston, Levi10170.9160 lbs. Arkansas City, Winfield, Nuss, Chevy10129.2120 lbs.last_img read more

Coalition Govt honours convicted terrorist as “stalwart”

first_img…as 4 new Coalition MPs sworn inFollowing a three-month interval pending the outcome of challenges to the no-confidence motion in the local courts, the National Assembly resumed sitting on Friday with a motion to honour the death of convicted terrorist Abdul Kadir.Kadir, a former People’s National Congress (PNC) Member of Parliament and Mayor of Linden, died back in June 2018 in a penitentiary in the United States of America, where he had been serving a life sentence for plotting a 2007 terror attack at the John F Kennedy International Airport, New York.Convicted terrorist Abdul KadirThe motion – Sympathy on the Death of Mr Abdul Kadir, former Member of Parliament – was tabled by Minister Valerie Patterson-Yearwood. The motion states: “Be it resolved that this National Assembly records its deep regret on the death of Mr Abdul Kadir on 28th June, 2018, and pays tribute to his dedicated service to the Parliament of Guyana as a Member of Parliament, where he served in the Eighth Parliament, from 17th April, 2001 to 2nd May, 2006, and to the people of Guyana.“The people of Linden and Guyana have lost a great man, a stalwart; a bold and courageous man. So I ask this National Assembly that we direct an expression of sympathy (to) be conveyed to his sorrowing widow, children, grandchildren and relatives,” Minister Valerie Patterson-Yearwood said as she tabled the motion, which was eventually carried in the absence of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Opposition.New MPsOn the other hand, Friday’s sitting of the National Assembly saw four new Coalition Members of Parliament (MP) being sworn in to replace the four former ministers who were forced to resign as a result of their dual citizenship.The four new Parliamentarians on the Government’s side, who took the oath of office in the half-empty House, were Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Chairperson Tabitha Sarabo-Halley; Branch Manager of NCN Berbice, Donna Mathoo; former Parliamentarian Mervyn Williams, and Reynard Ward.These four new MPs were sworn in to replace former Public Service Minister Dr Rupert Roopnaraine; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge; Minister of State, Joseph Harmon; and Business Minister Dominic Gaskin respectively, who were all forced to resign from the National Assembly after recent court rulings deemed it illegal for persons holding dual citizenship to be sitting in the House.Speaking with reporters on Friday, the new Parliamentarians shared some of the areas they would be pushing for in their new roles. Ward spoke about advancing agriculture issues, since he came from a farming background.“I’m from an agriculture base, so I’ll be looking at young people in agriculture. I’ll be looking at the rural-urban migration and creation of jobs within the rural communities. I’m a rural person myself. I was born and raised on the East Bank of Berbice in a farming community; both my parents are farmers still, and I am a farmer myself, among other things within the agriculture sector,” Ward stated.Meanwhile, Mathoo said she would be focusing more on issues relating to women and youth empowerment, as well as gender-based issues, among others.Upon his return to the National Assembly, Williams noted that, as Advisor to the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, he would be pushing issues that would see the development of the country’s first people.“I will continue to drive Government’s agenda, which essentially seeks to do a number of things; but principally happening now has to do with the revision of the Amerindian Act, securing an extension to the Amerindian land-titling project, and to ensure that the question of land tenure is addressed,” Williams noted, while adding that he would also be working to ensure that President David Granger’s vision of connecting the hinterland to the coastland is realised.Sarabo-Halley, who has been appointed the new Public Service Minister, said she would share her plans for the ministry after being sworn in as the minister. But nevertheless, she lauded the coalition Government for giving young persons a chance to serve the country.As a result of the resignation of four senior ministers, not only from the National Assembly but from Cabinet as well, President Granger has reshuffled his Council of Ministers, a development which has seen several junior ministers being reassigned to new ministries and the appointment of two new ministers to Cabinet.In addition to Sarabo-Halley, the Head of State also appointed Coalition MP Haimraj Rajkumar as the new Business Minister, replacing Dominic Gaskin.Additionally, Junior Minister Dawn Hastings has been appointed Minister of State, replacing Joseph Harmon. She told reporters that she is ready to tackle the vast responsibilities awaiting her.House Speaker Dr Barton Scotland also announced that Opposition MPs Gail Teixeira, Odinga Lumumba and Adrian Anamayah had also tendered their resignations earlier this month. However, he is awaiting their replacements to be selected from the PPP/C’s list.Friday’s sitting was held in the absence of the Opposition MPs, who indicated that they would not attend any parliamentary sessions until the hearing and determination of the appeal cases on the no-confidence motion filed at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). These cases are coming up on May 9 and 10 for arguments.last_img read more