Former President of AngloGold Ashanti, Sir Sam Jonah, has urged ex- Ghanaian footballers to venture into football administration after their playing careers. Sam Jonah made these comments when Ex Black Stars Captain Stephen Appiah paid a courtesy call on him at his office to officially invite him to his dinner and testimonial match June 26th and 27thThe Executive Chairman of Jonah Capital based in Johannesburg intimated the setting was right for these retired footballers to lead the reforms in soccer administration in the country since they had the required knowledge and insight to drive soccer forward in the county.“Platini was playing when Ayew was playing and yet we don’t seem to have a place for the Ayew’s and Stephen’s of this world. The GFA needs to move from ordinary guys who do not have the game at heart”.“Platini, Figo all of these guys were footballers. They loved the game and they want to move the game to the next level. All these FIFA reforms we are talking about can only happen when the likes of Steve (Appiah) Abedi Pele and Tony Yeboah get involved in the administration of soccer in this country”. The event is set to attract the big names of the land including former Presidents Jerry John Rawlings and John Agyekum Kuffour, Sam Korankye Ankrah and the Ga Wulomo. The dinner will take place on the 26th of June at the Banquet hall of the State House and the Testimonial match will follow 27th of June 2015 at the Accra Stadium. The Event is being put together by Primeval Media.
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday signed 21 bills, including measures intended at improving school bus safety and preventing bear poaching.The school bus safety bill (HB 37) will increase penalties for motorists who do not follow traffic rules when buses are stopped to load and unload children.It would increase the minimum penalty from $100 to $200 for drivers who fail to stop for school buses. In addition, the law would double the minimum penalty from $200 to $400 for motorists who pass stopped school buses on the side where children enter and exit.“This bill is a step in the right direction,” Republican House sponsor Ardian Zika, of Land O’ Lakes, said before the House approved the measure last February. “Today, we are sending a loud and clear message that the Florida House of Representatives stands by the safety of our children and our communities.” However, Democratic Rep. Joe Geller, of Aventura, said he was “reluctantly” supporting the bill, as he believes the proposed fines are too high.“We’re fining someone up to $400 because they look away for a second, maybe because their kids are fighting in the backseat, and they don’t see that they’re passing a school bus that’s stopped,” Geller said in February. “That’s just too high. It’s just too much money to be charging for what is likely to be an inadvertent mistake.”Another bill signed by Gov. DeSantis (HB 327) seeks to stop poaching of black bears. It is a practice that stems partially from killing the animals for their gallbladders. Bear bile, which is secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder, can bring hundreds or thousands of dollars on the black market, where it is promoted as a cure for numerous illnesses.The governor is also in the process of signing the upcoming year’s $93.2 billion budget.