George H.W. Bush in Washington for final honors before burial in Texas

first_imgCynthia Johnson/Liaison(WASHINGTON) — After “Hail to Chief” and a 21-gun salute rang out, the casket of President George H.W. Bush was carried up the steps of the U.S. Capitol as the setting sun cast a pastel sky over Washington in a final nod to one of America’s great public servants.The late president’s son, former President George W. Bush, held his hand over his heart and held back tears as he watched pallbearers carry his father into the Capitol while the U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” played the hymns, “Fairest Lord Jesus” and “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.” The Bush family and members of Bush’s cabinet solemnly followed the casket into the Capitol Rotunda led by Maj. Gen. Michael L. Howard.Bush’s casket was draped with the American flag and placed underneath the marble dome of the Rotunda. Surrounded by family, members of his administration, the current White House, Supreme Court justices and members of Congress, Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan paid tribute to Bush.“Thirty years ago, on the west front of this capitol, George Herbert Walker Bush addressed the nation for the first time as our president,” McConnell said in his tribute on the rotunda floor. “He said, ‘We meet on democracy’s front porch. A good place to talk as neighbors and as friends.’ The words of a humble servant who loved his fellow citizens and of a principled leader who knew America not only guards our own future but also safeguards democracy for the world. Today, this hero has returned to the capitol a final time.”During his tribute, Ryan said he campaigned for Bush in high school.“He was the first president I had the chance to vote for. And he was the first president to teach me and many of us that in a democracy, sometimes you fall short. And that how you handle that, that is just as important as how you win,” Ryan said.The remarks paid tribute to a man known for his kindness and humility.“When President George H.W. Bush left office, he left America and the world more peaceful, prosperous and secure,” Pence said. “He was a great leader who made a great difference in the life of this nation. But he also was a good man who was devoted to his wife, his family and his friends.”Pence shared a personal story of Bush writing to his son after he earned his Wings of Gold and made his first tailhook landing as a Marine aviator on the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.“I asked him to sign a picture of the flight deck that I could give to my son. We were told by the staff that the president had long since ended the practice of signing autographs and we understood that. But little to my surprise, just in time for my son’s winging, there came not only a signed photograph but, of course, a letter. Hand-signed as well,” Pence said. “In that letter President Bush wrote to my son, ‘Congratulations on receiving your wings of gold. I know how proud you and your family are at this moment.’ And then in words that assured us that the letter came directly from him, he wrote, ‘Though we have not met, I share the pride your father has for you during this momentous occasion and I wish you many C.A.V.U. days ahead. All the best, G. Bush,’” Pence said.C.A.V.U. stands for clear skies and visibility unlimited and was one of Bush’s favorite terms from his time in the Navy.“Ceiling and visibility unlimited. That may well describe the essence of this man,” Pence said. “And it may well have been his vision. The vision he had for his life, for his children, his children’s children and his country. No barriers, no boundaries, no limits.”The plane — referred to as Air Force One when the president is on board — was given the name “Special Air Mission 41” on Monday and Wednesday for when the late president and his family traveled between Joint Base Andrews and Houston.When the plane landed at Andrews Monday under clear skies, it marked the start of a four-day tribute in the nation’s capital to the 41st president. A hearse waited as the plane taxied to its place.Members of the CIA, for which Bush once served as director, and sailors from the carrier USS George H.W. Bush stood at attention.More than a dozen members of the Bush family descended from the Boeing 747 and then watched as military members carried the casket through a cordon and placed it in the hearse. The late president’s longtime friend, former chief of staff and Secretary of State James Baker accompanied the Bush family, as did Sully, the 2-year-old service dog that stayed by the president’s side through the last few months of his life.As during the departure ceremony at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, the former president and World War II Navy pilot was honored with a 21-gun salute. After the ceremony, the hearse left for the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, where Navy captains and admirals will serve as pallbearers and bring the late president’s casket up the Capitol steps.The official ceremonies honoring the late president began Monday morning as his family watched members of the U.S. Secret Service carry his casket from a funeral chapel in Houston to a waiting hearse. The motorcade then headed to Ellington Field about 45 minutes away.Bush, who was famous for having socks for every occasion, will be buried in a pair that pays tribute to his time in the Navy, according to family spokesperson Jim McGrath. The former president flew 58 combat missions in the Pacific as a torpedo bomber pilot and was shot down by the Japanese in 1944. The 41st President will be carried to his final rest wearing socks that pay tribute to his lifetime of service, starting as an 18 year-old naval aviator in war. That legacy is now being carried, in part, by the brave, selfless men and women aboard @CVN77_GHWB. #Remembering41 pic.twitter.com/OabtK756fO— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) December 3, 2018Over the last few months, the Bush family shared photos of him wearing socks with former President Bill Clinton’s face on them, as well as a pair featuring a yellow lab that looked like his service dog, Sully.As the departure ceremony was taking place, President Donald Trump tweeted that he would see the Bush family soon.“Looking forward to being with the Bush Family to pay my respects to President George H.W. Bush,” he wrote.The president doesn’t yet have any public events scheduled with the family ahead of Wednesday’s state funeral. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to make remarks at the U.S. Capitol, where the president’s casket will be taken after an arrival ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.The Clintons and the Obamas are expected to attend the funeral service, as well as former President Jimmy Carter. At age 94, the same age at which Bush died, Carter is now the oldest living president.The official schedule for ceremonies honoring the late George H.W. Bush was released on Saturday. The four-day tribute includes lying in state at the U.S. Capitol for parts of three days, a funeral at the Washington National Cathedral and eventual burial at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum back in Texas.Bush’s casket will lie in state through Wednesday morning. An honor guard will be in attendance and the public will be allowed into the Capitol from 7:30 p.m. Monday until 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.Sen. John McCain, a war hero like Bush, is the last person to lie in state at the Capitol following his death in August. Bush called McCain “a patriot of the highest order” following his death.There will be a departure ceremony for Bush at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and his casket will arrive at the Washington National Cathedral five miles away at 11 a.m.The funeral at the Washington National Cathedral, set to be attended by a wide array of former presidents and politicians, including Trump, will last 90 minutes.Following the funeral, Bush’s casket will return to Joint Base Andrews at 1:15 p.m. for the flight back to Houston. His arrival at Ellington Field is expected at 4:30 p.m. Central time on Wednesday.Bush will then lie in repose at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, where first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral was held in April.The president’s casket will depart by railroad on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Central time and arrive at Texas A&M University in College Station, home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, at 3:45 p.m. Bush, an admirer of trains, has had a special one with a glass viewing car designed to carry his remains to internment.Bush will be interred next to his wife and daughter Robin at 4:15 p.m.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Trainer/strength and conditioning coach ‘good fit’ for Seahawks

first_img LSCPA Director of Athletics Scott Street says Anjima is “a good fit” for the Seahawks.“Kento is not only a board-certified athletic trainer but he’s also a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association,” Street said.“The two roles fit nicely together. When we interviewed Kento, he did a great job. We asked him some hard questions and he had great answers. We thought he was a good fit for Lamar State College Port Arthur.” Anjima arrived in Port Arthur in September after two months working with the National Football League’s Tennessee Titans during their preseason training camp in Nashville, Tennessee.His resume includes schooling in Kyoto; Los Angeles, California; and Flagstaff, Arizona. Along the way he picked up practical experience working with a myriad of athletes and sports organizations.In 2018-19, while completing his master’s in athletic training at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Anjima worked with several teams at the NCAA Division I school, including the national cross-country champions. In 2019, he worked for Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres at their Peoria, Arizona, training camp outside Phoenix; the Tucson, Arizona, Sugar Skulls indoor football team; the Phoenix Rising soccer team; and Flagstaff High School.“I was a collegiate swimmer in Japan but I had several sports-related injuries and so did many of my teammates and friends on other teams. However, there is not enough medical care for the athletes in Japan. That’s how I got interested in sports medicine,” Anjima said. “I found out that the United States is the biggest in the world for athletic training jobs, so I decided to come to the U.S.” From Kyoto to Los Angeles, to Flagstaff, Tucson and Peoria, to Nashville and Port Arthur, the new athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach at Lamar State College Port Arthur hasn’t quite been everywhere, man.But Kento Anjima has been a busy traveler en route to joining the Seahawks athletic department and he likes what he’s found in Southeast Texas.“My time in the United States has been mostly on the West Coast,” said the native of Kyoto, Japan, a former collegiate swimmer there. “Since the weather in Japan is more like the Texas weather, hot and humid everywhere, for some reason I feel like home.”center_img Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association, Health Resources Services Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services as an allied health care profession.Strength training is a natural complement to athletic training, he says.“Being an athlete was a big part of my interest in both,” Anjima said. “They overlap. Somebody has an injury or surgery. The athletic trainer works with them to get back to the field or court and that goes into the strengthening side, conditioning in how to make athletes stronger and faster.”With the Seahawks, he jumped into working with both the LSCPA men’s basketball and women’s softball teams. Those players are busy with offseason conditioning and skills work in preparation for a 2021 restart of junior college athletics after being shut down last spring by the COVID-19 pandemic.“Many schools cut their budgets, dropped sports teams. There were fewer opportunities and more people looking for jobs,” Anjima says of 2020. “I’m so lucky, so blessed to be here in this situation. I really appreciate Scott and the coaches giving me this chance.”last_img read more

Escludere una persona provoca sofferenza e non sollievo (Excluding a person causes suffering and no relief)

first_imgLa Stampa: Secondo uno studio dell’Università di Rochester gli atteggiamenti di rifiuto non aumentano il benessere perché l’essere umano è propenso all’empatia e alla solidarietàEmarginare deliberatamente gli altri provoca angoscia e sofferenza. Un nuovo studio dell’Università di Rochester ha dimostrato che l’esclusione sociale non causa dolore solo negli esclusi ma anche in chi promuove l’esclusione. Assumere atteggiamenti di rifiuto verso una persona non aumenta il nostro benessere ma, al contrario, abbassa la nostra autostima, riduce la nostra autonomia e ci fa sentire più soli e meno supportati socialmente. Sensazioni negative che si presentano anche quando allontaniamo qualcuno perché ci sentiamo minacciati.Read the whole story: La Stampalast_img

Michell Instruments announces Hannover Messe display and acquisition

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Stock contracts renegotiated

first_imgSPANISH National Railways has revised two rolling stock contracts originally awarded on February 24 2004 to reflect the requirements of the PEIT infrastructure plan (p459) and changing expectations of its future rolling stock requirements. A consortium of CAF and Alstom was awarded a €583·8m contract to supply 45 gauge-changing EMUs for regional high speed services. The suppliers have now agreed to equip 29 of these sets for medium-distance services at a cost of €387·3m. Deliveries are scheduled for 2007-10 and Renfe will undertake 20% of manufacture and 50% of maintenance of the trains, which will each have 270 seats in a single class and no catering facilities. Worth €213·7m, the 16 remaining sets of the order are to be delivered in 2007-08 for long-distance services, each with 238 first and second class seats and onboard catering.In 2004 Talgo and Bombardier had been awarded a €372·5m contract to supply 26 gauge-changing trainsets for high speed services, each comprising two power cars and nine passenger cars. Now worth €367·2m, the renegotiated contract provides for delivery of of 46 power cars and 252 trailers, formed as 18 Class 130 trainsets with 11 trailer cars each, plus 10 power cars and 54 trailers, due to enter service in 2007. All six rolling stock contracts awarded shortly before last year’s general election have been revised in a similar manner, including that placed with Talgo for 10 overnight trainsets (RG 7.05 p395) which will now be fitted with reclining seats in place of couchettes.Appearing before the Housing & Development Committee of the lower house of the Spanish parliament, Josefina Cruz, Secretary General for Infrastructure at the Ministry of Development, suggested that Renfe could form joint ventures with CAF and Talgo to assemble and maintain rolling stock. A similar agreement already exists with Siemens, although creating the new venture has proved a complex task.last_img read more

A pioneer of innovation and sustainability

first_imgINDUSTRY: Representing the interests of the German railway engineering and supply sector at home and abroad, VDB provides a worldwide perspective on a growing global market.,Friedrich Smaxwil, President. German Railway Industry Association (VDB)The railway supply sector is one of the most dynamic and innovative industries in Germany. Ranging right across the spectrum, from rolling stock builders and component suppliers through signalling, telecommunications and electrification systems to infrastructure and turnkey systems, the German railway industry is known for world-leading technology. And this applies in every area of the market, from high speed trains to automated metros, trams and the advanced IT and telemetry systems that help to create the integrated networks which are key to today’s rail industry. The German supply sector is characterised by strong co-operation between large systems integrators and a broad base of small and medium-sized companies. Intensive consolidation in the 1990s resulted in the emergence of a few key players which supply vehicles and services to railways all over the world, up to and including complete turnkey systems. These companies are world leaders in terms of both technology and market share. But to a great extent the industry’s success is based on the smaller suppliers, which have made our sector one of the most productive and innovative in Germany in recent years. Perhaps uniquely in the rail sector, small and medium-sized companies offer a degree of diversity not seen elsewhere: everything necessary to build and equip a railway is readily available. Today around 60% of the ‘value added’ to a rail vehicle comes in the form of components and subsystems. Thanks to their steadily improving productivity, more than 100 highly specialised small and medium-sized companies are playing a critical role in improving the competitiveness of their customers. Despite cyclic variations, the German railway industry has been able to expand its activities over the last decade, reaching an all-time record level of €10·7bn in orders received in 2007; sales volumes for the year were not far behind at €9·6bn (Fig 1). At the same time the number of employees in the sector also reached a peak of 40 900. For the first time in the history of the sector, orders and sales increased for the third year in succession. I believe that this is a clear indication that an increasing worldwide presence is helping the German industry to balance fluctuations in the domestic market and enjoy continuous growth.130 years of experienceWith more than 110 member companies, the German Association of the Railway Industry now represents around 80% of all the country’s suppliers and manufacturers, including the three systems integrators and all the important small and medium-sized firms. VDB has been representing its members in discussions with politicians, media, institutions and railway operators for more than 130 years. VDB traces its roots back to the founding of the Association of the German Locomotive Factories in 1877, but assumed its present form in 1991 with the merger of the two associations representing the locomotive industry (VDL) and the rolling stock sector (VdW). It took its present name, Verband der Bahnindustrie in Deutschland, in October 1999. With Berlin firmly re-established as Germany’s capital, VDB voted unanimously to transfer its headquarters from Frankfurt-am-Main in December 2002. VDB is organised through 18 professional groups and task forces, which bring together experts from the member companies to support the development of railway technology and find ways to further the mode’s environmental advantages. One of our many roles is lobbying for greater priority for the rail mode in both German and European transport policy. With a growing concensus on environmental protection and combating climate change, as well as making better use of natural resources, the role of the railway is becoming ever more important. We believe that an important precondition for further growth in rail traffic is the liberalisation and controlled deregulation of the European market. At the same time, we also want to see technical harmonisation across the sector. This will require strong political leadership to drive the development and introduction of Technical Specifications for Interoperability and related national standards in Germany and across Europe.Domestic and exportThe industry’s most important domestic customer is, of course, Deutsche Bahn AG. However, there are many other private and public operators in both the local and long-distance rail markets. By facilitating dialogue between industry representatives and the operators, VDB supports strong relationships between suppliers and customers on all levels. Together we can all benefit from improvements in the competitiveness of the rail sector, through technical co-operation at the pre-competitive stage and the optimisation of business processes. The association does not only focus on outreach, but also works ?inwards towards the industry, helping to promote fair business conditions between the systems integrators and their suppliers. In the export field, VDB helps to co-ordinate support for the small and medium-sized members in their export activities, in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Economy. Each year we organise business trips for the member companies to one or more emerging markets. In this way the smaller manufacturers have been able to make contacts in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Turkey, Ukraine and India over the past decade. In addition, VDB co-ordinates its members’ participation in trade fairs abroad. The success of this policy is underlined by the fact that exports accounted for no less than 53% of turnover for the railway industry in 2007, compared with an average of 42% for the German economy as a whole.Despite its global activities, VDB is not neglecting its domestic market, which provides a considerable contribution to ensuring technical leadership as well as securing work to fill our members’ factories. After all, many of these domestic projects provide valuable references for the international markets. Germany is a veritable ‘showcase of the railway industry’.This is reflected by the steadily increasing number of participants at the two-yearly InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin, which is perhaps the most important global show and exchange platform for the railway industry today. This year’s show has attracted exhibitors from five continents, demonstrating that railway technology has become an increasingly global business (p629). We believe that the continuous growth of the fair is a clear expression of the increasing demand for efficient and environmentally-friendly mobility — be it freight transport by rail, high speed connections between major metropolitan areas, or regional and short-distance traffic in the booming megacities all over the world.Towards a global marketIt is clear that the railway industry must take account of societal demands for mobility and prosperity when planning future development. I believe that the railway industry already offers intelligent solutions to meet the requirements of sustainable mobility today, and is well placed to address the demands of tomorrow.Across the world we are seeing increasing demand for freight transport by rail, as the basis for sustainable growth, with some cross-border flows increasing by more than 60% in recent years. Demand for efficient and environmentally-acceptable transport in the short-distance market is also increasing, offering encouraging prospects for more investment in metros and light rail.It is already clear that rail is the most environmentally-compatible transport mode. But the sector needs economical high-tech products to ensure sustainable mobility, and this in turn puts pressure on the suppliers to deliver the right products and services. I believe it is no accident that the German railway industry has reached its world-leading position thanks to its strength of innovation and excellent technology. The dynamic development of the global railway market has been triggered by strong growth in the world economy. Despite the collapse of recent trade talks, we can confidently predict that more freight, commodities and passengers will need to be transported over the next few years. In Germany alone the total volume of freight transport is predicted to double by 2050, with the rail sector benefiting from above-average growth.We can see strong demand for more passenger rail services in urban areas: metros, light rail and regional trains, plus their related infrastructure. As an example, the Beijing metro currently extends to 142 route-km, but another 58 km is being added this year and by 2015 the network is planned to reach 561 km. In North America, the forecast growth in demand for rail freight transport is expected to require an average investment of €6bn a year in infrastructure over the next 20 years. At the same time there is increasing demand for environmentally-friendly urban rail services in the large cities, and the development of high speed inter-city routes is being actively discussed. Based on recent experience, we believe that an essential prerequisite for further development of the rail mode is free access to rail networks. In some countries the railway markets have already been liberalised to a considerable extent, whereas other countries are in a period of transition. In the less-liberalised countries there is not the same level of established competition between modes, which suggests that rail’s market share may be at risk of falling in the future. So it is essential to strengthen cross-border passenger and freight rail traffic in Europe. The politicians and the national railway network operators need to strive for greater interoperability with courage and commitment.Only then will people all over the world be able to enjoy the advantage of trend-setting mobility, reflecting the VDB vision: excellent and economic railway systems for more sustainable traffic on rail. Fig 1. Turnover and orders for the German railway supply industry. last_img read more

A75 DELAYS EXPECTED AT ‘SKYREBURN’ AS CONVOY SYSTEM PUT IN PLACE AT END OF…

first_img“We have done everything we can to plan these works in order to minimise disruption to local residents and the travelling public, however we would advise road users to plan ahead and leave plenty of time for their journeys.” Motorists can keep up to date with real time traffic information by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or following @Traffic Scotland on Twitter.  Advanced warning signs will also be in place on the approach to inform motorists that roadworks are taking place. Andy Fraser, operating company representative, Scotland TranServ said:“This essential maintenance scheme is vital to ensuring we prolong the lifespan of the road surface benefiting over 3000 road users using this section of the A75 each day. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn  Road users are warned to plan their journeys with plenty of extra time as  resurfacing and roadmarking works on the A75 at Skyreburn which is located between Castle Douglas and Newton Stewart are expected to cause delays at the end of May and start of June.Scotland TranServ will carry out the £300,000 works, on behalf of Transport Scotland, from Tuesday 31 May to Friday 10 June 2016 excluding weekends.Over 1km of road will be resurfaced, and to ensure the safety of road users and roadworkers alike during these works, a convoy system will be in operation from 7.00am to 7.00pm each week day.last_img read more

Impressive Italy in Amsterdam and a complete collapse for the hosts…

first_imgItaly beat the Netherlands 1-0 in Amsterdam in a match of League A and Group 1 in the Football League of Nations.The squad took revenge for the surprising draw against Bosnia and Herzegovina last week and impressed with very combinatorial, offensive and eye-catching football.After their victory over Poland, the Dutch were far more frugal and inefficient this time, creating almost nothing at the door of Gigi Donaruma.Thus, Italy tied the group, already with 4 points at the top after two games, and the Netherlands and Poland have 3 each. <br /> The match at the Johan Cruyff Arena started with better chances in front of Italy, as Ciro Imobile twice and Niccolo Zaniolo shot inaccurately.The Dutch left too much space and Lorenzo Insigne also had a chance, but did not find the target with a rebate after half an hour of play.This led to the first minute of added time, when Niccolo Barella shot the goalkeeper from close range with a header after a cross from Imobile. The whole attack was a textbook.In the second half, Insinier’s shot was saved by Jasper Silesen, and for the Dutch a significant omission was made by the new addition of Manchester United Donnie van de Beek.Although they had to defend in advance, the Italians continued to be the more dangerous team, especially on counterattacks. In one, Moyes Keane missed an almost empty door, but in the end it didn’t turn out to be fatal. The success was deserved.In the other matches of the tournament:League A:Bosnia and Herzegovina – Poland 1:2League B:Austria – Romania 2:3Northern Ireland – Norway 1:5Czech Republic – Scotland 1:2Israel – Slovakia 1: 1League C:Kazakhstan – Belarus 1:2Albania – Lithuania 0:1last_img read more

Steyn bags four wickets as S Africa seize control of first test

first_imgDURBAN,  (Reuters) – Fast bowler Dale Steyn took four wickets as South Africa seized control of the first test against Sri Lanka on day two and went to the close on 126 for four, an overall second innings lead of 170 runs at Kingsmead. South Africa had earlier bowled the tourists out for 191 in their first innings, with the experienced Steyn leading the charge on a slow but seaming wicket.Captain Faf du Plessis (25 not out) and Quinton de Kock (15 not out) will seek to push the home side past the 250-run lead on the third day, a daunting target against a visiting side that have not passed 300 in any of their last 12 test innings.But debutant left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya (2-36) ensured South Africa stuttered in their second innings as he collected the wickets of Temba Bavuma (3) and Dean Elgar (35). Aiden Markram had the home side off to a positive start with a brisk 28 before he edged seamer Kasun Rajitha to second slip, while Hashim Amla was snatched in the gully off Vishwa Fernando.South Africa have a long tail with all-rounder Vernon Philander batting at number seven and quick wickets in the morning could bring Sri Lanka back into the contest.“We want that lead to get up a little bit more tomorrow,” Steyn told reporters. “If we bowl anything like we did in the first innings we should be OK. But we do need more runs. “If you bowl short and aggressive lengths, there is was always a chance of a wicket.”Whatever target they are set, the visitors will have to show more application with bat in hand against a home attack that is expert in their own conditions.The tourists resumed their first innings on 49 for one on the second morning, but were soon in trouble as Steyn (4-48) struck the opening blow when he trapped Oshada Fernando (19) leg before wicket. The wily seam of Philander (2-32) then removed Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne (30) with the same mode of dismissal.Top-scorer Kusal Perera (51) and Dhananjaya de Silva (23) added 43 for the sixth wicket with some attacking stroke-play, but their promising partnership ended on the stroke of lunch when the latter was caught by Duanne Olivier in the deep off Kagiso Rabada.The procession of wickets continued in the afternoon, with Embuldeniya (23) providing some dogged resistance before he was the last man out, caught by Steyn at mid-off to give Kagiso Rabada a second scalp.last_img read more

Senator Ogba Appointed NNL Chairman As NFF Moves To Fill Vacant National Team Positions

first_imgSenator Obinna Ogba has been appointed as the new chairman of the Nigeria National League in place the late Hon. Chidi Ofo Okenwa, who died on 5 May 2020.Senator Ogba who currently chairs the Senate Committee on Sports will also replace Okenwa on the Executive Board of the Nigeria Football Federation.The appointment was ratified by the Executive Committee at a virtual meeting held on Monday which also saw the NFF release a breakdown of how it intends to disburse the covid-19 relief funds from FIFA, CAF and its sponsors.The Board also mandated the Chairman of the LMC, Mallam Shehu Dikko to, as soon as possible, propose and conclude the process of recruiting a suitable CEO for the LMC following the resignation of Hon. Nduka Irabor as CEO of the LMC.Other decisions reached at the meeting include a timeline of five days for the NFF Technical and Development Committee and Integrity Office to submit a shortlist of candidates to be selected by the board for the position of NFF Technical Director.Both committees have also been tasked to provide the Board with a shortlist of candidates for the positions of Head Coaches for the U20 and U17 National Women Teams, the U15 Boys National Team, as well as candidates for the position of Consultant on Coaches Training and Development.The Board also urged its external consultants PwC to submit a shortlist of candidates for the positions of Head Coach of the Super Falcons, NFF Head of Women Football, Head of Compliance Unit and Chief Commercial Officer as soon as possible.The Executive Committee also mandated its Youth Football Committee to conclude the modalities for the staging of the first-ever U15 Future Super Falcons’ Tournament, in the mode of the NFF/Zenith Bank U15 Super Eagles Championship that has been running for the past four years.The Board also revealed that it has sought a special waiver from the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to call the players to camp in preparation for the U20 and U17 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying matches.RelatedChidi Ofo Okenwa: Condolences Pour In For Late Enugu FA BossMay 6, 2020In “NFF”Rani KhediraJune 30, 2017Similar postEnugu FA Boss Chidi Ofor Okenwa Is DeadMay 5, 2020In “Featured”last_img read more