first_imgPGA-MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIPBryson DeChambeau birdies his way to 1-shot lead in MexicoUNDATED (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau kept making so many birdies in the Mexico Championship that when he rolled in his ninth one from 45 feet, all he could do was throw his hands in the air in pure wonder.DeChambeau made seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch at the Chapultepec course in Mexico City for an 8-under 63, giving him a one-shot lead over Erik van Rooyen of South Africa and Patrick Reed at the halfway point of this World Golf Championship.In other PGA news: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL LABORUnion committee rejects NFL labor deal; player reps to voteNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL players’ union executive committee voted 6-5 Friday to recommend rejecting the terms of a labor deal approved by NFL owners the previous day. Associated Press February 21, 2020 Update on the latest sports — The Buffalo Sabres have placed suspended defenseman Zach Bogosian on unconditional waivers with the intention of terminating his contract. The move puts the Sabres in position to part ways with a disgruntled player who asked to be traded earlier this season and spent the past week refusing to report to the minors.MLB-INDIANS-CARRASCO INJURYIndians RHP Carrasco day to day with mild hip flexor strainGOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco has been diagnosed with a mild strain of his right hip flexor after feeling discomfort while doing squats in the weight room during spring training.The team said Friday that Carrasco was considered day to day after an MRI revealed the strain. HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State and the family of the late head football coach Joe Paterno announced Friday they have resolved “outstanding issues” that had divided them, eight years after he was fired following assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation arrest. Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012 and is serving a 30–to-60 year prison sentence.The deal ends a lawsuit against the university by the Paternos’ son Jay Paterno, who is currently a member of the Penn State board. Jay Paterno had claimed the university-commissioned report into the scandal had unfairly tarnished him and made him unable to find work as a football coach.Joe Paterno was 85 when he died of cancer-related complications in January 2012.NHL-NEWSBlue Jackets lose their top scorer UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTOR INVESTIGATIONDocuments: Michigan student says he reported doctor’s abuseANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — Documents show a doctor continued to work at the University of Michigan for decades after a supervisor confronted him about allegations of sex abuse. According to the documents released to The Associated Press on Friday, one former student told investigators that Dr. Robert E. Anderson was known by student athletes as “Dr. Drop your drawers Anderson.” That man says he told his wrestling coach and others that Anderson molested him during a medical exam in the 1970s. The documents say a former vice president of student life told police he had no idea that Anderson had remained at the school for decades after he confronted the doctor about the allegations.PENN STATE-ABUSEPenn State settles ‘outstanding issues’ with Paterno family — The Honda Classic is missing Tiger Woods and a host of others who make their homes in the area. It’s the second straight year Woods has bypassed the tournament. Rory McIlroy, who also lives a short drive from the course, is missing for the second straight year. Justin Thomas also decided to pass for the first time. He won the Honda two years ago. The Honda has Brooks Koepka as the only top 10 player.EQUAL PAYAmerican women seek more than $66M in damages from US SoccerUNDATED (AP) — Players on the U.S. women’s national team are seeking more than $66 million in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation.The damages were included in slew of papers filed a federal court in Los Angeles ahead of a trial scheduled to start May 5. Among the documents filed were the separate collective bargaining agreements of the U.S. men’s and women’s teams, which had not previously been made public. The owners’ proposal features a 17-game season, shorter preseason, larger rosters and limits on the number of international games. It will next be voted on by the 32 player representatives. Even if they reject it, the union is expected to bring the plan to the entire membership. Objections to an expanded regular season are considered the main stumbling block for player approval.If the NFLPA does not approve the terms, the current collective bargaining agreement, which expires in March 2021, would remain in effect and further talks would be required.In other NFL news:— The Chicago Bears have waived cornerback Prince Amukamara and speedy receiver Taylor Gabriel. Amukamara started 42 games over the past three seasons and gave the Bears a physical presence in the backfield. Gabriel has 2,860 yards and 14 touchdown catches in six years with three teams. He caught 67 passes for 688 yards in 2018 after signing with the Bears but was limited because of concussions.— The Jacksonville Jaguars exercised contract options on receiver Chris Conley and free safety Jarrod Wilson. The Jaguars now have Conley under contract through 2020 and Wilson through 2021. Wilson started all 16 games last season and led the team with 73 tackles and 1,186 snaps. Manager Terry Francona said Carrasco felt something in his upper leg when squatting on Wednesday.The 32-year-old pitcher made an inspiring comeback last season after being diagnosed with leukemia. He revealed that in June and returned as a reliever in September after treatment.In other MLB news:—Houston outfielder Josh Reddick says he and other players have received death threats in the wake of the team’s sign-stealing scandal. Reddick told reporters in Florida that he received threats on social media and people have commented on pictures of his infant twins, saying they hope they get cancer.NBA-TIMBERWOLVES-TOWNS T-wolves: Towns out at least 2 more weeks with broken wristUNDATED (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns will sit out for at least two more weeks because of an injured left wrist that the team announced Friday is broken. Towns first had an X-ray after hurting his wrist Jan. 25 against Oklahoma City.Coach Ryan Saunders says Towns played through discomfort in the next six games, posting 20-plus points and 10-plus rebounds in five of those, but he was ruled out of Minnesota’s last game before the All-Star break with the injury.In other NBA news:— The game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers that was postponed following Kobe Bryant’s death has been rescheduled for April 9. The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 28, two days after Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash. The Lakers will play at home on three straight nights, with the NBA saying Friday that the game against Golden State scheduled for April 9 will be played April 7 and the game against Chicago set for April 7 will be played April 8. Chicago’s game at the Clippers scheduled for April 8 will be played April 6. About 80,000 people are needed at the Olympics to provide free work which the IOC calls “key support to ensure the success of the games.” Tokyo organizers said the postponed sessions are “part of efforts to prevent the spread of infection of the novel coronavirus.” Players on the women’s national team sued the federation last March alleging institutionalized gender discrimination.Documents show federation lawyers repeatedly pushed members of the champion U.S. women’s team to detail distinctions between their sport, which they dominate, and the men’s game, where the Americans struggle.OLYMPIC VOLUNTEERS-CHINA OUTBREAKTokyo delays Olympic volunteer training because of virusTOKYO (AP) — While again stating there are no plans to cancel or delay the Tokyo Olympics, local organizers postponed training sessions for volunteers on Friday for at least two months because of the virus outbreak spreading from China. UNDATED (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have lost their top goal-scorer for the rest of the season. The team says forward Oliver Bjorkstrand fractured an ankle in Thursday night’s loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.General manager Jarmo Kekalainen said Friday that Bjorkstrand will be out eight to 10 weeks and might need surgery.Bjorkstrand has 21 goals and 15 assists with 12 penalty minutes in 49 games this season. He leads the club in goals, winning goals with five and multipoint games with 11.In other NHL news:— The NHL-leading Boston Bruins have freed up salary cap space by trading veteran forward David Backes (BAK’-ehs) and a first-round draft pick to the Anaheim Ducks for forward Ondrej Kase (AHN’-dray KAH’-shah). Anaheim also acquired 20-year-old prospect defenseman Axel Andersson in the deal.last_img read more

first_imgWITH a large number of horse racing stables confirming their participation for the Guyana Cup Fever horse race meet, organisers have extended the registration process until Tuesday.This is according to Chandu Ramkissoon, who indicated that no late entries will be accepted after the extended time is expired.The race meet, which is dubbed Guyana’s largest horse-racing event, is billed for April 16 at the Port Mourant Turf Club, Corentyne,Berbice. Organised by the Jumbo Jet Auto Sales and Racing Stables in collaboration with the Port Mourant Turf Club, eight races are on the cards with over $8M in cash,along with trophies and other incentives up for grabs.The feature race is for animals classified b1 and Lower, and will run over 1900 metres for a cash prize of $1million and a trophy.Other races billed for the day are: the E1 and Lower West Indies bred non earners for 2016 and 2017 and E3 US and Canadian bred non earners for 2016 and 2017;the four-year-old West Indies bred and G3 and Lower;H3 and Lower, three-year-old Guyana bred horses and those classified I1 and Lower, Guyana bred three-year-old maiden, while there are races for animals classified J2 and K and L and Lower.Further,the organising committee reserves the right to cancel/reframe any race mentioned above.In the event that less than five (5) horses are entered for any event the committee reserves the right to cancel or reframe the said event or reduce the prize money after notifying the horse owners. Seven horses must start or no fourth prize will be paid.Interested persons can contact Chandu Ramkissoon (624-9063 or 608-9063, 232-0633), Jingo Jagdeo on 618-7278, Ramnauth on 697-1979 or 333-5311 or Amernauth on 649-8231 for any information.Nazrudeen ‘Jumbo Jet’ Mohammed Jr. is the coordinator, and race time is 12:30hrs.The Guyana Cup Fever is the brainchild of Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, and has become the largest horse-racing event in Guyana.last_img read more

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin-Madison men’s basketball team takes to the hardwood tonight for the first time this season. The unranked Badgers will be taking on No. 20 Saint Mary’s to tip off the regular season. The action will take place out in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the Sanford Pentagon. Tip is set for 8 p.m.  Saint Mary’s is entering the season ranked No. 20 in the nation, setting the Badgers up for a huge test right out of the gate. The Gaels — coached by Randy Bennett — are returning four starters this year from a team that took down Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference Championship game last season to give them a bid in the NCAA Tournament.   Senior Jordan Ford will lead the way this season for the Gaels as he averaged 21.1 points per game last season while shooting 41.2% from beyond the arc. He is accompanied by junior Malik Fitts and senior Tanner Krebs, both of whom are also sharpshooters from deep. Fitts finished last season shooting 40.6% and Krebs finished shooting 39.8% from distance. Men’s Basketball: Diving deep into Badgers’ prospects for 2019-2020Ethan Happ has been the unquestioned leader of the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team over the past three seasons. Read…On the flip side of the ball, this will be the Badgers first regular-season game without Ethan Happ. There are still many questions about the new-look UW-Madison offense, and we might find some answers tonight.Junior Nate Reuvers will be taking over at the center position. Last season he proved his ability to be effective from beyond the arc by shooting 32 of 84 on 3-pointers. This season he will have to prove that he is also willing to bang with the big fellas down in the low post to help make up for the production lost with Happ’s departure.  This will also be junior Trevor Anderson’s first game back after suffering a knee injury that put him on the sideline for the entirety of the 2018-19 season. Anderson will be looking to prove himself as an invaluable asset coming off the bench.  Freshman forward Tyler Wahl will be seeing the court for the first time in the regular season as a Wisconsin Badger. Wahl stuffed the stat sheet in the exhibition match against UW-La Crosse — Wahl finished with seven points, seven rebounds, five blocks, two assists and a steal in his 15 minutes on the floor.  Expect a low-scoring, high-intensity game between these two teams who love to slow it down and set up in their half-court offenses. Tip is at 8 p.m., and you can catch the action on ESPNU or listen live with the Badger Radio Network.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett will forgo his junior and senior seasons at Syracuse and enter the 2019 NBA Draft, he announced on Twitter Tuesday evening. Facebook Twitter Google+ Brissett averaged 12.4 points and 7.5 rebounds in his sophomore year at Syracuse and was often one of the top-three scoring options on SU. Brissett participated in the NBA G League Elite Mini Camp with teammate Tyus Battle, who will also be eligible to be drafted this June, and earned an invite to the NBA Draft Combine.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt the Combine, Brissett measured with a 7-foot wingspan and recorded the lowest body fat percentage (2.9%) at the Combine since 2007.Brissett is the fifth scholarship player to leave Syracuse from last season via the draft or graduation. He leaves behind a forwards group that includes sophomore Robert Braswell, junior Marek Dolezaj and incoming freshman Quincy Guerrier. There are currently seven forwards on SU’s roster for the 2019-2020 season. Commentscenter_img Published on May 21, 2019 at 7:26 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcClearylast_img read more

first_imgThe Managing Director of Super Sports, Felix Awogu has backed the Super Eagles to do well at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, just as he promised Nigerian football fans live viewership of all the matches.“We will deploy every resource because I know Nigeria will do well. We have a generation of new players, with the right philosophy and the right state of mind. They are youthful and a few experienced ones. It is going to be a great tournament for us and the timing is going to be perfect for Nigerians to sit back and enjoy the best of football. Supersport delivers the best content which anybody can be proud of. We will be well prepared and I hope we do very well in Russia.Awogu, also throws more light on the idea behind The Let’s Play Initiative. “The initiative is not only about the talent. If you look at the current situation in Nigeria, a lot of children are becoming obese and suffering illnesses that are typically for adults. The major objective of the initiative is to get children out and for them to play. In the last two years, we have reached over two to three million children in Nigeria because one of our driving philosophies is football. If you give out one soccer ball, it doesn’t stay with that person because you will have to engage other kids. “That has been our strategy. In the last six months, we have given out over 10,000 soccer balls to children in Nigeria. We have partnered with a couple of states like Ondo, Edo, Kwara, Lagos and Anambra States. The governor of Anambra State participated actively and he engaged with a lot of children and helped distribute soccer balls. It is something we are very proud of and happy. If we can deliver and children are leaving their houses to come out and play, we will be helping to prevent a lot of health crisis,” he said.Asked if there are plans by SuperSports to ensure that the dreams of some of the talents discovered with The Lets Play Initiative does not end at the grassroots.He added, “We are not a football club. We are a broadcast outfit and we bring in a couple of ex-internationals to support us and help us activate the initiative. So if they find a talent, why not, but we will have to liaise with the parents of the child to see if they are willing to take the child to the next level or not but major focus is to get children playing again.“For us there is nothing like giving back to the children and we are very grateful to millions of Nigerians who have been part of the MultiChoice family, both DStv and GOtv. So if this is some of the little things we give back, why not? Help them for health care, give them a few kits and it will be in their memories for years and years to come.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgThe national debate over immigration is becoming more divisive, passionate and bizarre. With critical mid-term general elections looming in a few months’ time there’s little doubt the issue of immigration, illegal and legal, will be prominent between Democrats and Republicans.Nation built on illegal immigrationIt’s, however, ironic that while the debate rages; more immigrants detained trying to enter the US illegally, more immigrants deported and threatened with deportation, and thousands of children being separated from their parents and detained, it hasn’t been publicized that America is a nation built on illegal immigration.  Africans were forcibly migrated to the US illegally Between the mid-600s and mid-1800s thousands of African men, women and children captured on the West Coast of Africa were immigrated illegally and forcibly into America. Like the Central Americans attempting to cross the border into the US, these Africans were separated from their families and detained. But, later they were sold and kept in slavery, a system that continued for years.Although there were sporadic disturbances against slavery, history doesn’t account for mass national protests to the forced, illegal immigration of these Africans. Rather the Republican administration of that era, and  Republicans in southern states, firmly defended this aspect of illegal immigration as absolutely imperative to the then US economy, as illegal African immigrants were, under harsh conditions, were coerced as critical labor on cotton plantations. In those days “cotton was king” and cotton export was the foundation of the US economy.Civil war fought over illegal African immigrantsSo important were these illegal African immigrants to Southern plantation owners and Republicans, they were willing to, and did, wage a civil war when President Abraham Lincoln enacted a law to emancipate slaves from Africa.But American history rarely refer to these Africans, captured by the thousands and brought to America under inhumane circumstances as illegal immigrants. There’s reference to an illegal slave trade, but it was, nonetheless, illegal immigration.Historically, American economy dependent on immigrantsAmerican history also depicts that the nation has always been dependent upon immigrants, illegal and legal, as valuable labor in the growth of the national economy.First Africans were brought in illegally, then immigrants  from several foreign countries, including Ireland, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the same Central America, were encouraged to come to America. These immigrants worked on plantation, farms, in factories (especially during World War II), restaurants, and generally was the core of a workforce Americans couldn’t, or refused, to fill.For almost the 242 years since the United States became an independent nation in 1776, illegal immigrants have been entering the nation, working side by side with immigrants who entered legally.Smacks of hypocrisyWhile one cannot in good conscience condone illegal immigration, it smacks of hypocrisy, and disingenuity, to take such a drastic policy against illegal immigration, when for almost 250 years, the nation’s economy has thrived because of illegal immigrant labor. This includes the thousands of Africans brought to America illegally who gave their sweat and blood to lay the foundation for America to be labeled the “richest country on Earth.”It’s this constant promotion as America as the world’s richest country; the country where everyone, regardless of how unfortunate their circumstances, can realize their  “American dream” of a more prosperous life, that spawned perpetual immigration to America.Invitation through Statue of Liberty Americans in 1886 were proud to open a Statute of Liberty in New York Harbor, with an inscription inviting the worlds, “tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of teeming shores,” to come to America.Some of these tired, poor and wretched masses, were fortunate to meet the criteria to come legally. But others from counties in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and Central America fled cruel oppression from governments, economic hardship, and dangerous gangs to come to America as refugees, seeking asylum. For years these immigrants were admitted and granted asylum.Now considered deplorable Fast forward to 2018. Hundreds of people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are still seeking refuge in America, fleeing poverty and dangerous gangs. But now they are considered deplorable, detained immediately they cross the border, refused asylum, and risk having their children taken from them.It’s obvious that the perpetuators of the current draconian immigration policy either are unaware, have forgotten, or care less about the old cliché, “You can’t know where you are going, until you know where you have been.”Need to revisit America’s historyThose attempting to reshape America’s immigration policy, may need to revisit history. There they’ll see a national economy built on the backs of illegal immigrants brought forcibly from Africa, and continuously supported by legal and other illegal immigrants; a country that traditionally welcomed and gave asylum to refugees, and a nation that didn’t wantonly separate children from families even when  entering the country legally.In an environment where common sense and human compassion seem lost, maybe by reflecting on America’s immigration history an humane andlast_img read more

first_imgCandid discussion on the acceptance of Black Hair and its diversity in style and beauty as an individual choiceThe Betsy Hotel kicks off 2019 with their Cultural Conversation series curated by Yvette N. Harris (Founder/Harris Public Relations) and Ed Ponder (Director of Food and Beverage at the Betsy Hotel) on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 2pm. The Betsy Hotel is located at 1440 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, Fl, 33139. The platform is intended to create a space to have a candid discussion on the politics that take place related to having relaxed, braided, nappy, loc’d hair for black men and women. The hope is that attendees will leave feeling empowered and enlightened. The panel will be moderated by Calibe Thompson, Publisher Island Origins Magazine and Creative Director for Island Syndicate projects. Some of the topics that will be discussed include; The Connection Between Hair and Identity; Don’t  Touch My Hair, and Black Hair at Work.The distinguished panel includes; Petra Brennan-Tourism Business Enhancement Director, Simone Hylton-Owner of Natural Trendsetters Hair Salon, Marilyn Holifield-Co-Founder Miami MOCAAD, Carl Juste-Miami-Herald Staff Photojournalist/Co-Owner -Iris Photo Collective, Tanika Matthews-Healthy Hair Specialist and Founder of Cut, Tease,Grow, Sandy Dorsainvil-Co-Owner -NOIRE Boutique Gallery and Lounge, Parker Gammond-Founder /CEO-The GammondPlatinum Group, LLC, LaKesha Wilson-Rochelle—Principal-Miami-Dade Public School, Art Pique – Art Barbering, LLC/OBJ’s Official Barber, and Asriele Stubbs—Access Innovation Manager-Venture Café Miami. The Betsy Hotel will also screen Nappily Ever After (Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour-Released in 2018 on Netflix).  ‘The Betsy is proud to inaugurate a new series in partnership with Harris PR, as part of our ongoing commitment to global arts, culture, and community – and to invite guests to break bread with us after a conversation about ‘things that matter,’ noted Jonathan Plutzik, Owner of The Betsy Hotel.  “I am excited to partner with the Betsy Hotel for our Cultural Conversation series,” said curator Yvette Harris, who sports a cropped natural hairstyle. “This month’s discussion is one I hope will encourage understanding, celebration and acceptance of all types of Black hair and beauty.”The Cultural Conversation series is open to the public and is free of charge.  RSVP is required- rsvp@thebetsyhotel.com.  Guests are invited to continue the conversation at LT Steak and Seafood, at an a la carte dinner, hosted by Ed Ponder, Director of Food and Beverage –RSVP to eponder@thebetsyhotel.com for details. About the Betsy Hotel The Betsy-South Beach (www.thebetsyhotel.com), well regarded for its promotion of culture and art, recently expanded into a 130 room boutique resort hotel, debuting two new public art pieces in 2017: The Betsy Orb and Poetry Rail. Recent awards for luxury hotel excellence include Travel and Leisure’s Top Boutique Hotel on Miami Beach, and Conde Nast Gold List, among many others. The Betsy – South Beach is on a mission to redefine hospitality with music, art exhibitions, readings, book signings, guest room libraries, poems placed on pillows at turn down each night, and charitable collaboration (since 2009) with hundreds of charitable organizations in South Beach, and beyond. The Betsy-South Beach is family owned and operated. The Betsy-South Beach – 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 33139 – 305-760-6900 – press inquiries –Betsy@jpublicrelations.comlast_img read more

first_img Shane McLaughlin – BETDAQGVC Holdings betting exchange property BETDAQ will significantly increase its coverage and brand presence within UK racing, confirming that it has agreed to sponsor the starting stalls of nine Arena Racing Company (ARC) UK racecourses in 2018.The marketing deal, which covers up to 1,000 races, will allow BETDAQ’s brand to be shown on starting stalls at any unsponsored flat meeting on ARC racecourses, including live races across the summer on At The Races and Sky Sports with their Winning Post Live programme.Shane McLaughlin, Managing Director of BETDAQ, said: “BETDAQ are pleased to enter into this partnership with Arena Racing for the remainder of the 2018 flat season. Branding their starting stalls will enable us to further deliver the 2% value commission message and build on the positive momentum and goodwill the brand has been receiving from the racing fraternity over a number of months.”McLaughlin further details BETDAQ’s commitment to UK racing in 2018, a year in which the online betting exchange has secured new sponsorships of Kempton Park, extended its title sponsorship of the Punchestown Champion Hurdle.Backing BETDAQ’s commitment David Leyden Dunbar, Director of Partnerships at ARC, said: “We’re delighted that BETDAQ has chosen to build on their racing sponsorship portfolio by becoming ARC’s group starting stalls partner. Each of our flat tracks are looking forward to working with the team at BETDAQ to ensure we help promote the betting exchange across this summer’s flat racing.” Share Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit The Premier League is back: How will the betting market react? June 16, 2020 ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 ARC continues financial support for greyhound trainers during COVID-19 shutdown April 15, 2020last_img read more

first_imgThe President of the Ghana Football Association Kurt E.S. Okraku has held talks with Ghana’s kit sponsors Puma in Germany.The GFA President earlier this week visited the kit manufacturing giants as part of his engagements with various stakeholders of the GFA.Puma has been an important partner of the GFA for more than a decade and the visit by the President was to introduce himself to the FA’s kit partners, as well as discuss important issues of mutual benefit.On the part of the GFA, among key areas of concern, which Mr. Okraku focused his discussions on were assistance in youth and infrastructure development, as well as a stronger partnership with the senior national team, the Black Stars.On youth Development, the GFA President urged Puma to support Ghana’s youth development programs by inviting Ghana’s junior teams to participate in Puma-sponsored youth tournaments in Europe.On the senior national team, Mr. Okraku expressed disappointment over Ghana’s inability to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but added that Puma can offer support to Ghana’s quest to qualify for the next FIFA World Cup in Qatar by assisting the GFA to play key international matches to help the team’s preparations if possible.The GFA President also implored on Puma to assist the GFA with technical exchange programmes with Puma-sponsored partners abroad, as well as support Ghana with a legacy projects at the Ghanaman Soccer center of Excellence and other places in recognition of the long-standing partnership between Ghana and Puma.Puma’s team was led by Manolo Schürmann, Head of Sports Marketing, Teamsports. He assured that Puma would discuss and consider the various proposals put forward by the GFA President.The Puma team also showed to the FA delegation, samples of Ghana’s official kits which will be unveiled in September 2020.They informed the delegation that the discussion and approval was started in early 2018 and signed off in 2019 when the kit sponsorship was renewed.The FA President was accompanied by Executive Council Member, Randy Abbey and Acting General Secretary Alex Asante. Source: Ghana FAlast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisBesser Museum’s Digital Dome Program Coordinator, Thaddeus LaCoursiere join WBKB inside of the studio today to take about the upcoming Solar Eclipse. On August 21st, Northeast Michigan will witness a ‘Partial Solar Eclipse.’ LaCoursiere shared details on the Eclipse and why it’s important to wear Solar Shades.For the next two weeks, during each Eclipse 2017 planetarium show at the Besser Museum, they will be raffling away a free pair of solar-safe Eclipse Shades (while supplies last). These are a safe way to view the Sun at anytime, and especially during the Solar Eclipse on August 21st.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Besser Museum, Solar EclipseContinue ReadingPrevious Ossineke United Methodist Church Hosting NEMSCA’s Produce Give-awayNext Wife of Accused Child Abuser, Merlin Aaron Shane Pardike Speaks Outlast_img read more