Integral, Family and football partner for talent hunt in Africa

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesHidden For A Thousand Years – A Secret Of The Great Wall Of China7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith Family and football founder Erkut Sogut said, “Nigeria, Africa and Integral are strategic partners for us. We believe in their potential. And with Integral we will showcase African footballers in a different way because they deserve it. The continent deserves it. It has some of the best talents I have ever seen like Jay – Jay Okocha, Kanu and many more like them. But our ties extend beyond football. I am passionate about education and I see the quality of people here; desirous of learning, of leaving a positive impact in the world. So together (with Integral) we will support them with our work”. Managing Director of Integral Abimbola Ilo expressed optimism that the new partnership will boost talent hunt and offer opportunity to up and coming players. “We are extremely excited to be working fully now with Erkut and his team, joining forces together to become an even more dominant force in football representation and management. Read AlsoNigeria has incredible, exciting talents, says Yaya Toure Importantly the scope of the joint venture extends beyond just the representation side of things and involves education and charity too which are equally important to us,” he revealed. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Talent identification development and management is to be taken to a new level in Africa, Integral and Family & Football in partnership with Germany international and Arsenal forward Mesut Ozil have announced. The new joint venture is aimed at augmenting talent hunt efforts in the Africa continent which has been described as fertile ground for budding talents who can make a huge difference with the needed push. The outfit believes it is possible to discover more of the likes of Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu among others who left their feet on the sands of history of international football. Integral’s Abimbola Ilo, Family and football founder Erkut Sogut and associate Misha Sher during a recent visit to NigeriaAdvertisementlast_img read more

Household spending on the rise

first_img25 June 2010 Real household spending on services declined at an annualised rate of 4.6% in the first quarter of 2010. It followed an increase of 1.6%in the first quarter of 2009. The decline is attributed to reduced spending on transport services. The expansion of the spending by households was evident in all spending categories with the exception of spending on services. Increased outlays on durable goods could mainly be ascribed to buoyant expenditure on new vehicles, recreational and entertainment goods, and on furniture and household appliances. “These increased outlays, although rising strongly, were from a low base. Year-on-year growth in spending on semi-durable goods amounted to 2.9% in the first quarter of 2010.” Petroleum products Cars, entertainment goods “Excluding spending on armaments, growth in consumption expenditure by general government slowed marginally from an annualised rate of 5.2% in the fourth quarter of 2009 to 5% in the first quarter of 2010,” said the central bank. Source: BuaNews Semi-durable goods, which has experienced three successive quarters of decline in real spending, this household expenditure component rebounded rising to an annualised rate of 28.4 percent in the first quarter of 2010.center_img “Household expenditure appears to have been positively influenced by several factors, including an acceleration in the growth rate of real disposable income, the reduced cost of credit as a result of lower interest rates, relatively low inflation, rising confidence levels, and an improvement in households’ net wealth as the prices of real estate and other assets continued to rise,” the central bank said on Thursday. According to the Quarterly Bulletin the increase resulted primarily from increased outlays on clothing and footwear and entertainment goods among others. It said that the pace of increase in real final consumption expenditure by general government accelerated to 7.3% in the first quarter of 2010. This was primarily due to the acquisition of two military aircraft, while real salary outlays also edged higher. Non-durable goods increased by 9.5% in the first quarter of 2010 following on six quarters of uninterrupted contraction. Along with the rising spending by households on vehicles notable increases were recorded in the sale of petroleum products. According to the Bank, growth in real expenditure on durable goods surged at annualised rates of 15.2% in the fourth quarter of 2009 and 16.8% in the first quarter of 2010. South African household spending increased by 5.7% in the first quarter of 2010, compared to a 1.6% rise in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to the Reserve Bank’s latest quarterly bulletin. “The appreciation of the exchange rate of the rand caused the prices of goods with a high import content to become more competitive, which probably also encouraged consumers to acquire durable goods,” it said. Clothing and footwearlast_img read more

2 suspected of theft beaten up

first_imgThe video images of two youths — suspected to have stolen five plastic chairs — tied with ropes, hung upside down from a tree and beaten up brutally by some baton-wielding men in a village of Bihar’s Kaimur district have shocked the State. Four accused persons were arrested on Monday while two remained absconding.The incident took place in Sonbarsa village on Saturday after the wedding ceremony of Mahangu Bind’s daughter. After the baraat (groom’s relatives) left for Ballia district of neighbouring Uttar Pradesh with the bride the next day, five plastic chairs and some other goods were found missing. Suspecting that Raj Kumar Bind and Birbal Bind, both in their early 20s, had stolen the stuff, Mahangu Bind called them to his house, had them tied up, hung them upside down from a tree branch and beat them with batons. They released the duo only after their family paid them ₹3,000 as compensation for the missing goods. The victims were, initially, reluctant to lodge a complaint but when district officials assured them of security, they filed a case.last_img read more

Mourinho woes no concern for Arnautovic

first_imgMarko Arnautovic had no sympathy for his old boss Jose Mourinho after he crowned a 3-1 win for West Ham that piled further pressure on the Manchester United manager.Against an abject Red Devils side, the Hammers secured a big win at London Stadium, with Felipe Anderson opening his Premier League account through an impudent backheel and Andriy Yarmolenko seeing his strike deflected past David De Gea off Victor Lindelof before half-time alone.Substitute Marcus Rashford briefly gave United hope but Arnautovic – who was a reported close-season target for Mourinho despite failing to make the grade under him at Inter – slotted home a third to spark joyous celebrations from the home fans. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! When asked by BT Sport whether he had a message for Mourinho post-match, the Austria international replied: “No, nothing to say. I look at my team. We try to win games“Whatever the other team does, and whatever problems [they have], it’s their stuff, not our stuff.”Arnautovic was back in Manuel Pellegrini’s side after being sidelined by a knee problem that captain Mark Noble revealed limited his time on the training pitch this week.“Marko hasn’t trained much,” the 31-year-old added, having slid the pass through for Arnautovic’s fourth Premier League goal of the campaign 16 minutes from time.”We know he’s been injured. To perform like that and run like he did shows you he’s working hard for the team.”Noble stressed that West Ham’s emphatic performance was for the supporters, adding: “That performance was fantastic for the fans. They’ve seen a couple of bad ones this season but there’s been three now that have been really good.”United have now recorded their worst start to a top-flight campaign since 1989, when a young Alex Ferguson faced the sack at Old Trafford.Following another week of on-and-off-field tension with France international Paul Pogba, it remains to be seen whether Mourinho will survive to the end of the season like his predecessor did.West Ham next travel to Brighton on October 5 while United play their second game of the new Champions League season against Valencia three days prior on October 2. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Niese Sharp, But Reds Stop Mets, 2-1

first_imgNEW YORK – Jonathon Niese put to rest any worries about his health. Travis d’Arnaud did little to set aside any concerns about his ability to hit big league pitching.Niese was sharp into the sixth inning of his injury delayed first start of the season Sunday, when the New York Mets lost 2-1 to the Cincinnati Reds, missing an opportunity to finish off a three-game sweep.“I was very, very impressed, his velocity stayed consistent throughout the game,” Manager Terry Collins said of Niese. “He’s got a repertoire that’s going to get people out.”Niese (0-1), who was slowed by shoulder weakness and elbow inflammation this spring, held Cincinnati to two hits through five innings but gave up three straight singles to open the sixth, beginning with Reds fill-in starter Alfredo Simon (1-0).Chris Heisey, in the lineup for Billy Hamilton, who has a jammed left middle finger, and Brandon Phillips each singled to load the bases, and Joey Votto followed with a sacrifice fly and Ryan Ludwick singled to left for a 2-1 lead.Jay Bruce then grounded to first base, ending Niese’s day on his 90th pitch. NoThe left-hander allowed six hits and two runs in 5 2-3 innings in front of dozens of dogs at Citi Field on Bark in the Park day.“I feel good, felt like the ball was coming out of my hand pretty well, obviously didn’t have any pain,” Niese said.Collins thought the Mets had a chance to take a lead in the seventh when d’Arnaud sent a drive to left but it was caught at the warning track, extending the catcher’s hitless start to 0 for 15.“There’s no easy answers here,” Collins said. “The only way you do it is grind it out and have an approach, stick with it.”The Mets went into the season with the 25-year-old d’Arnaud as their primary catcher and no veteran backup the system. He missed much of last year on the disabled list and hit only .202 (20 for 99) in a 31-game stint in New York.D’Arnaud was acquired from Toronto along with top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard for R.A. Dickey after the knuckleballer won the CY Young Award in 2012 and the Mets are expecting him to be their starting catcher for years to come.Right now, though, all Collins is concerned with is if d’Arnaud is letting this slump affect him psychologically. “I’m worried about his mental approach more than anything,” Collins said.Said d’Arnaud: “My swing feels good, just trying to make good contact.” D’Arnaud threw out Phillips trying to steal second base in the third inning.Simon pitched seven impressive innings in his first start since Sept. 28, 2011, for Baltimore, but manager Price tapped the right-hander because Mat Latos is rehabbing from knee and elbow operations. And Simon didn’t disappoint. He allowed just four hits — including Juan Lagares’ RBI single in the second — and threw 79 pitches.Manny Parra retired all six batters he faced for his first career save, pitching the ninth instead of J.J. Hoover, who gave up Ike Davis’ walk-off grand slam on April 5. Parra struck out Davis to end it.“Can’t ask for any more for Simon and Manny Parra,” Reds manager Bryan Price said.The Mets finished their first homestand 2-4 after struggling in Queens last season. They begin a nine-game trip in Atlanta on April 8 and, even though Davis has four hits in his last six at-bats, Collins is going to stick with Lucas Duda at first base.(Howie Rumberg, AP Sports Writer)“I feel pretty good as a player right now,” Davis said despite his new role as a bench player.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Launceston Touch Mourns The Loss of Michael Webb

first_imgWhilst enjoying a run with his ‘Old Grey Sharks’ mates on Thursday night, Mick suffered a heart attack, and despite the extraordinary efforts of volunteers and ambulance staff, could not be revived.Mick, his immediate and massively extended family, have played a huge part in the landscape of both Launceston Touch and Touch Football Tasmania for many years, and there is no doubt that his passing will sadden a great many.Mick embodied what our sport is really all about, having fun with your mates and spending some quality time with family and friends.Gone way too soon, Mick will be remembered by all who came to know him.Our thoughts are with Tania, and Mick and Tania’s beautiful daughters Tahila and Alix, as well as all of the very close and wonderful Webb and extended families.The LTA is providing counselling services to any of their members who may have been affected by this tragedy with:Newport and Wildman15 Lawrence St                              Launceston03 6332 09991800 650 204last_img read more

Photo: Arkansas Football Graduates Will Wear This Patch On Their Uniform

first_imgArkansas’ football program is honoring its graduates with a special patch.The Razorbacks who have already graduated will be wearing an “SEC Graduate” patch on their uniform this fall.Here’s the patch, via Arkansas’ official website.ArkansasArkansasArkansasArkansas AD Jeff Long said this about the patch:“Our mission is to develop student-athletes to their fullest potential through intercollegiate athletics, including empowering them to attain the ultimate goal of graduation,” he told the school’s website. “More and more, our student-athletes are achieving that goal even before their athletic eligibility has expired. In recognition of this extraordinary achievement, we have developed a patch to be worn on their respective jerseys by all those student-athletes who have earned their college degree. It is a great reminder that these talented young men and women have already achieved something truly special that will impact them the rest of their lives.”Arkansas has eight players who will be wearing the patch. The Razorbacks open their 2016 season on Sept. 3 against Louisiana Tech.last_img read more

Ninth 14000 TEU SAVER Handed Over to Seaspan

first_imgzoom Hong Kong-based containership manager and owner Seaspan Corporation has taken delivery of YM Wind, a 14,000 TEU newbuilding, from Taiwanese CSBC Corporation.As informed, the ship will commence a fixed rate charter with Taiwan-based Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation for a ten-year term with an option to extend the charter for an additional two years.YM Wind is the ninth 14,000 TEU SAVER design containership to join Seaspan and expands the company’s operating fleet to 89 vessels.With a gross tonnage of 153,500 tons, YM Wind has a length of 368 meters and a width of 51 meters.Seaspan said it has entered into a sale-leaseback transaction for the YM Wind which provides gross proceeds of approximately USD 144 million. The proceeds will be used to pay for the final YM Wind delivery installment of approximately USD 75 million, with the remainder to be used for general corporate purposes including debt repayment.The lease has a term of 12 years, and Seaspan has an option to purchase the vessel at a pre-determined fair value after 9.5 years.The eight 14,000 TEU SAVER vessel from the batch was delivered to the company in late May 2016.Seaspan’s managed fleet consists of 114 containerships representing a total capacity of over 915,000 TEU, including 10 newbuilding containerships on order scheduled for delivery to Seaspan and third parties by the end of 2018.last_img read more

No 12 Ohio State mens basketball team falls to No 24 North

Sophomore forward Marc Loving (2) passes the ball during a game against Campbell on Nov. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 91-64.Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternPlaying away from Columbus for just the second time this season, the No. 12 Ohio State men’s basketball team fell on the road again, this time to the No. 24 North Carolina Tar Heels in Chicago, 82-74.OSU is now 0-2 against ranked teams this season, as it fell to then-No. 5 Louisville, 64-55, on Dec. 2.Just like in the loss to the Cardinals, the Buckeyes fell down by a lot, only to make a second half comeback that fell short.Down by as much as 18 with 10:41 left to play in the game, OSU cut the Tar Heel lead to seven with 1:19 left to play, but could not get any closer despite multiple missed free throws by UNC down the stretch.The Buckeyes (9-2), who played in the first of two games of the CBS Sports Classic, fell behind early at halftime, 43-31, to UNC as the Tar Heels (8-3) shot 51.5 percent from the floor in the first half and outrebounded OSU, 23-15.OSU was able to stay in the game early with its outside shooting, as the Buckeyes made six three-point field goals, but they couldn’t seem to get anything going inside as they shot just six of 20 from inside the arc in the first half.The Tar Heels, however, dominated the paint as they scored 34 of their 82 points from inside and outrebounded OSU for the game 53-40.The second half resulted in more of the same, as the Buckeyes shot just 32.5 percent from the field in the half and made just four of 17 from beyond the arc.The Buckeyes were led by sophomore forward Marc Loving, who tallied 19 points in the loss.The Tar Heels were led by junior forward Brice Johnson, who totaled 18 points in the game.The Buckeyes are set to return to the floor Monday to take on the Miami RedHawks at the Schottenstein Center. Tip is scheduled for 6 p.m. read more

The Hellenic founder of Qantas

first_imgQantas, Australia’s largest airline – and one of the world’s oldest – had Greek names on its first planes. Perseus, Pegasus, Atalanta, Hermes and Hippomenes were some of the names given to the first planes of Australia’s flying icon named by Greek Australian Harry Corones, who happened to be one of the company’s first shareholders. At the beginning of the 1920’s, two young pilots, Hantson Fiss and Paul Magines, WWI veterans, had a vision to found an airways company able to link the huge distance between east and south Australia. In 1919, Corones, a Greek fisherman from the island of Kithira, who had come to Australia for a better future and already owned a chain of luxurious hotels in Queensland, was highly impressed by the arrival of the first airplane from Europe. That plane landed in Charlevil, a town in Queensland, where Corones had a hotel. He met the pilots who offered to take him on a flight. That was the beginning, Corones so impressed that he tried by all means to develop air transport in the distant state he lived. When Hantson Fiss and his associates decided to found Qantas (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services), Corones contributed to the whole venture with all its forces, offering his hotel for the long conferences and becoming one of the first share holders of the company and proposed to the founders to name the aircrafts after Hellene mythical heroes, which indeed happened. The five first Qantas aircrafts were named, Perseus, Pegasus, Atalanta, Hermes and Hippomenis. * The full story of Harry Corones, written by Professor George Kanarakis of Charles Sturt University, will be published in this week’s Neos Kosmos. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more