Agbakoba-Onyejanya Lights-up Sangotedo with Tiger Active Sports Centre

first_imgBverley Agbakoba-Onyejanya may be a lawyer by training and already a senior associate in Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL), but that has in no way reduced her penchant for sports, little wonder she decided to open a sports centre at Sangotedo, Ajah, in Lagos.Tiger Active Sports Centre, which is a sports and recreational centre which contains, an astroturf, basketball, volleyball, tennis court and is also an event/viewing centre is meant to take care of the sporting needs of Sangotedo community. “There was a need to bring up a sports community centre to Sangotedo. It is an area that has a massive influx of inhabitants, with a lot of people migrating from different parts of Lagos to Sangotedo in their droves.“We are more concerned about having banks, schools, churches and mosques in a community but we always seem to neglect the need to have a good sporting and leisure facility. It’s always the last thing that people think about when developing new areas and me being in the sporting industry for almost seven years I felt that there was a gap in this market and I was very excited to come in and fill that gap in this area,” Agbakoba-Onyejanya noted.Tiger Active Sports Centre was officially opened last Saturday by the Chairman, Eti- osa Local Government, Mr. Rafiu Olufunmi Olatunji, who was represented by his chief of staff, Mr. Kunle Ajayi.Agbakoba-Onyejanya said the local government chairman had been on board with the project from the beginning and embraced it, saying the centre had attracted the huge presence of  people .On how the locals are expected to benefit from the project, she said, “It’s a place where families can come and enjoy sport . Even if you are not into sport you can come and relax, sit inside the functions room and watch matches. The place has something for everyone.”She indeed stressed  the need to have more centres within the area.“There is the need for more leisure centres like this for people to escape from the stresses, hustle and bustle of life. We don’t have enough outlets for people to relax we hope that this community would make this their number one premier destination for all things sports and leisure,” she expressed.Agbakoba-Onyejanya has mostly been involved in football, she owns an academy called Litle Tigers Football Club, which has been on since 2012.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

25 more Prestage employees test positive for COVID-19

first_imgEAGLE GROVE — 25 more employees of the Prestage Foods pork processing plant in Wright County have tested positive for COVID-19.16 of 62 employees that commute to the facility from Black Hawk County were identified over the weekend as having tested positive for coronavirus, leading the company to test all the employees.Wright County supervisor Karl Helgevold says the new batch of tests shows 25 out of 867 total employees have tested positive. 18 of those employees reside in Black Hawk County, three in Hamilton County, two in Humboldt County, with single cases of people who live in Wright and Webster counties.Helgevold credited Prestage officials for being proactive in coming forward with a concern since a small group of employees were commuting from Black Hawk County to the plant. Black Hawk County has reported 420 cases of COVID-19.last_img read more

Olympia Symphony Brings Live Music Back to the Community

first_imgFacebook162Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Symphony OrchestraThe Olympia Symphony Orchestra is bringing live small group musical performances by local musicians back to our community, in their newly-developed “Big Music in Small Groups” program. The return of live music has been eagerly awaited by musicians and the community since the widespread shutdown of live concerts and public gatherings in March.The program launched on June 20, with a surprise performance of “Happy Birthday” and Handel’s Passacaile at Toyota of Olympia, for Toyota employee Lindsey Lampman. Lindsey, a 2017 graduate of River Ridge High School and former student apprentice violist with the OSO, received a surprise performance from an ensemble which included her former viola teacher, Lisa Dyvig, as a gift from her parents. Following this performance, the OSO musicians traveled to a private residence, performing Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance for a curbside commencement honoring a recent college graduate. Ensembles are comprised of OSO musicians, who are eager and excited to be performing together again.“Big Music in Small Groups provides connection and engagement between our musicians and community. Having a way to celebrate those big and little moments of life — graduations, birthdays, 4th of July, or just because — in a unique and personal way fills a critical niche in the midst of current social restrictions,” says Olympia Symphony Administrative Assistant Renée Zimmerman. “People have been so excited and grateful for these live local music deliveries — it brings a smile to your face to be a part of it!”Music “deliveries” will continue through July 4, with a musical menu that includes patriotic favorites such as Stars & Stripes Forever, the Armed Forces Medley, and the Star-Spangled Banner. After July 4, the OSO invites the public to request customized repertoire for private or neighborhood events. Prior to Thurston County’s advancement to Phase 3, gatherings were limited to no more than five non-household members. With Thurston County’s transition into Phase 3, gatherings may now include larger numbers of attendees, provided social distancing and face-covering requirements are met.The OSO plans to continue this program with outdoor performances throughout the summer. As part of their ongoing mission as a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization, they will also offer free performances to underserved and underrepresented populations in Olympia, with generous funding provided by a grant from the City of Olympia.To make a delivery reservation, please visit www.olympiasymphony.org.last_img read more

FINNEGANS WAKE AND PATRIOTICANDPROUD GO HEAD TO HEAD ONCE AGAIN IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN MARCOS STAKES SET FOR 1 ¼ MILES ON THE TURF

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2015) – Graded stakes winner Finnegans Wake and Patrioticandproud are set to meet once again in Saturday’s 63rd running of the San Marcos Stakes as a competitive field of nine older horses have signed on to run 1 ¼ miles on turf.Finnegans Wake will be looking for his third straight graded stakes victory Saturday. First in Del Mar’s Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup at 1 ½ miles two starts back Nov. 27 where he beat Patrioticandproud by a neck, the two hooked up again in the Grade II San Gabriel Jan. 3 at Santa Anita where Finnegans Wake won by a length, once again just besting Patrioticandproud.Though 10th to Eclipse Award Champion Grass Horse and Older Male of 2014, Main Sequence in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Nov. 1, Finnegans Wake hasn’t been worse than second in his other three starts since being acquired by trainer Peter Miller in September.Owned by Donegal Racing and Rockingham Ranch the 6-year-old horse by Powerscourt will break from the rail under Victor Espinoza. He is 26-5-3-3 overall with earnings of $945,375.Mark Casse’s Patrioticandproud will try to turn the tables on Finnegans Wake Saturday in his third graded stakes attempt. Ridden for the third time in-a-row by Eclipse Award Champion Apprentice Jockey Drayden Van Dyke, Patrioticandproud seeks his first graded stakes victory.Owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber, the 6-year-old Proud Citizen gelding is 27-4-10-4 overall with $492,605 in earnings.Neil Drysdale will be represented by both Power Ped and Power Foot. Power Ped, a last- out winner of the Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile Turf Handicap Jan. 17 at Turf Paradise was third in the San Gabriel Jan. 3.The 5-year-old gelding by Powerscourt has two wins, two seconds and two thirds over Santa Anita’s turf course. Owned by Stepaside Farms, LLC, he is 18-4-5-2 overall with $274,432 in earnings.Power Foot, a 6-year-old gelding, also by Powerscourt, won his last out, a 1 ½ miles turf allowance at Santa Anita Jan. 8 and ran a game fourth in the Hollywood Turf Cup Nov. 27. Also owned by Stepaside Farms, LLC, he is 19-4-0-3 overall with earnings of $220,564.Armed with a new rider in Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Sean McCarthy’s Majestic Harbor will attempt to turn his luck around Saturday after a four race losing streak. The Grade I Gold Cup winner from June 28, Majestic Harbor will try turf for the first time since an allowance try at Del Mar in August, 2012 in which he ran third.The 7-year-old horse by Rockport Harbor is owned by Gallant Stable and is 27-6-6-4 overall with earnings of $674,264.The complete field for the Grade II San Marcos Stakes, to be run as the 7th race on a nine-race card Saturday, in post position order with jockeys and weights: Finnegans Wake, Victor Espinoza, 123; Patrioticandproud, Drayden Van Dyke, 118; Majestic Harbor, Mike Smith, 120; Power Ped, Flavien Prat, 118; Little Jerry, Edwin Maldonado, 118; Diamond Bachelor, Martin Pedroza, 118; Quadrivium, Forest Boyce, 118; Dynamic Sky, Corey Nakatani, 118; and Power Foot, Kieren Fallon, 118.last_img read more

Gayle, Bravo cameos in vain

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (CMC):West Indies Twenty20 stars Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo reeled off cameos but failed to prevent Melbourne Renegades from slumping to a three-wicket defeat to Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League yesterday.Playing at Docklands Stadium, the hosts piled up 172 for four off their 20 overs, but Sixers chased down the target with seven balls to spare, to condemn Renegades to their first loss of the campaign.Sent in, Renegades were powered by a top score of 46 from Gayle and an equally thrilling unbeaten 45 from Bravo, with Tom Beaton chipping in with a breezy 41 not out at the death.Renegades lost captain Aaron Finch for 13 with the score on 18 for one at the end of the third over, but Gayle combined with Cameron White (15) in a second wicket stand of 56 to inspire the innings. The left-handed Gayle faced 33 deliveries and smashed three fours and three sixes.White fell in the 10th over at 74 for two and Gayle followed in the next over from South African off-spinner Johan Botha, holing out to deep midwicket.When Matthew Wade fell for four at 94 for four in the 14th over, Renegades were fading quickly, but Bravo arrived to lift the innings with a superb knock.The right-hander counted three fours and two sixes off a mere 29 balls, adding 78 in an unbroken fifth wicket stand with Beaton, who thumped two fours and two sixes off 23 deliveries.In reply, opener Michael Lumb hammered 63 off 35 balls with four fours and five sixes, while Moises Henriques struck 62 off 38 balls to propel Sixers.Bravo proved economical with only 22 runs coming from his three overs and five balls, while Gayle’s one over cost 14 runs. Both bowlers went wicketless.In Hobart on Tuesday, Darren Sammy’s Hobart Hurricanes scored a 20-run win over Brisbane Heat, featuring Samuel Badree and Lendl Simmons.In a contest at Bellerive Oval, Hurricanes piled up 184 for three off their 20 overs with opener Tim Paine hitting an unbeaten 87. Leg-spinner Badree went wicketless in four overs that cost 37 runs.In reply, Heat were limited to 164 for eight, with Simmons striking a four and a six in scoring 16 from 17 deliveries at the top of the order. Sammy’s one over cost 10 runs.last_img read more

Warriors have encouraging news on Steph Curry’s finger injury

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – Things appeared normal as Stephen Curry swished most of the shots he took.Well, except for one thing. During his shooting workout at the end of Thursday’s practice, Curry still had tape around his recently dislocated middle finger on his left hand. Though Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Curry practiced on Thursday without any restrictions, it appears …last_img

CallSpark: A Dynamic Mobile Address Book

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Today at the DEMOfall 09 conference, CallSpark announced a new technology for mobile phone users. The application is a dynamic address book that lets you search for people across multiple accounts and social networks as well as in the popular CRM system, Salesforce, Whitepages, Yellowpages, and Yelp. But CallSpark isn’t simply a useful address book service, it also lets you view real-time information about whoever you’re calling. For people, that includes the most recent social networking updates from Facebook and Twitter, while for business listings, there’s even more interactive content available thanks to customizable listings called “RingPages.” Search Multiple Address BooksBeing able to search across multiple address books at once solves one of the biggest problems with mobile devices: you can only select one address book to sync with your device. For those who have separate email accounts and, therefore, separate address books, it can sometimes be a tough choice as to which one gets automatically copied over to your mobile device. With CallSpark, having different address books is no longer an issue as it allows you to link up multiple accounts to its service, including Outlook, Gmail, Facebook, your native iPhone contacts, and more. In future versions, Yahoo and Windows Live Hotmail will be added, too. Interactive ContentWhile a searchable address book is useful, of course, what really makes CallSpark unique is the way it integrates real-time data from cloud services into the application. Thanks to integration with Facebook and Twitter, for example, you can see your friend’s latest updates before or during your call. Business users will appreciate that Salesforce.com is also one of the supported options. With Salesforce, not only can you see the latest information about your client – a handy feature to have before you make your call – you can also update their status once you’ve completed your phone conversation. Other services, including LinkedIn, will be added soon. For business listings, there are even more possibilities. Customizable listings called “RingPages,” are dynamically updated mini sites which provide useful links as well as location-aware information, like the business’s nearby locations, for example. RingPages aren’t limited to businesses either – any CallSpark user can create their own page. However, they’re more likely to appeal to companies than individuals.Further down the road, CallSpark plans to integrate with call center software, too. This could be a great way to upsell customers who call to purchase over the phone. A great example of how this could be used is Pizza Hut, a company whose order-taking process is currently outsourced. When a customer ordered a pizza, the image of what they requested could display on the screen. Then the phone could display another item like breadsticks, and ask the customer if they wanted to add that item to their order. It’s easy to see how this visual imagery could help encourage more sales. (Pizza Hut is not currently partnered with CallSpark, it’s just being used to illustrate the point).CallSpark will be made available in the iTunes App Store in a couple of weeks and via the mobile web for Android, Blackberry, and Palm Pre at m.callspark.com. sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#mobile#Product Reviews#web last_img read more

15 days agoLiverpool boss Klopp: I would think about Germany job

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: I would think about Germany jobby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he would think about the Germany job if approached.Klopp has been mooted as a top target for the German FA to replace Joachim Low, when the World Cup winner’s contract ends in 2022. Klopp’s deal at Anfield also expires that summer, and the Liverpool boss has yet to ink an extension – despite Kop chiefs being keen.Asked about the possibility, he told Magenta TV: “I really can not say. I do not know if I would like to.”Now, as of today, I do not feel like it. Stand up now, I’m totally happy with what I do and that’s important in the whole story.”I also could not say one hundred percent if I was the right one [to replace Low].”If the question ever arises, I would think about it – but not now.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Tennessee Congratulates Former Vol Star Eric Berry On 1st Interception After Battle With Cancer

first_imgEric Berry picks off pass for the Chiefs.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 04: Eric Berry #29 of the Kansas City Chiefs returns an interception on a failed two-point converstion for two points against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 4, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Tennessee great Eric Berry has made a triumphant return to the NFL this season after a battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cost him the end of his 2014 campaign. Berry returned to the game with the Kansas City Chiefs this year, and has been honored by his alma mater at Neyland Stadium. Today, in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he recorded his first interception after his return.Eric Berry gets his first #interception since beating cancer. #BerryStrong #PITvsKC https://t.co/vr3WhsWU7Y— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) October 25, 2015 Tennessee congratulated the Vols great on the big play. It is great to see Berry back out there.last_img read more

Report suggests growing gap between greenhouse gas projections and promises

first_imgThat’s a 50 percent increase in 18 months.Keith Stewart of Greenpeace says that increase is likely coming from growing energy production.The information comes as the Liberal government continues to promise a new pipeline will be built to take bitumen from Alberta’s oilsands to ports in British Columbia. OTTAWA, O.N. — A recently released report by the federal government to the United Nations suggests the gap is growing between Canada’s greenhouse gas promises and the likely result of its policies.In 2016, Ottawa said its current and planned climate change policies would be 44 megatonnes short of meeting its promises under the Paris agreement.But in its last report to the UN, just recently made public, the federal government says that by 2030 Canada will be 66 megatonnes short of living up to its commitments.last_img read more