Speaking at the event, a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jide Adeola, said the championship was part of building trust in the society hence the organisation of the Chess championship among the youths.“Chess is a game of the mind and by involving students in the game, it will enhance their abilities to be socially inclined, think critically and also helps in solving important problems. “We feel that over time we will continue to build young people, who can participate in solving Nigerians problems,” he said.On his part, the Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, stated that the game of chess is a sport that needed to start off at an early age.“For us in Lagos State, it’s a game that we have always been excelling. At the National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara, Lagos State got six or eight gold medals. We are the dominant state in chess at the youth level.“And very soon we are going to be taking it to the very next level. That is why we have a company like PWC sponsoring this competition. Very soon, we are going to be looking at quite a number of other competitions, as well as with the private sector. I think we have a good legacy in chess and we are going to build on that and improve upon it,” he stated.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lagos City College, Yaba and Birrel Avenue Senior High School, Sabo, on Thursday emerged winners in the individual and team categories in the third edition of the Chess4Change Grand Slam held at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.Rahmon Idowu scored six points to win the individual event of the grand slam title, while Moyinoluwa Lawal of Government Senior College, Eric Moore, came second with five points as Egbe Benedict of Ireti Senior Grammar School, Ikoyi, finished in the third position also with five points.With 21 and a half points, Birrel Avenue School beat Government Senior College Eric Moore, which amassed 17 points, while Lagos City College, Yaba, third with 16 and a half points in the team’s category of the competition.
DES MOINES — A proposal to make it more difficult to create new public parks and recreation areas in Iowa drew a big crowd of opponents to the state Capitol Monday. It would prevent state dollars from being used to acquire land for public use.Alicia Vasto of the Iowa Environmental Council says the legislation is tone-deaf to what many Iowans – especially younger people – want. “Access to public space and recreation is important to me and my generation,” Vasto said. “It’s a quality of life issue that cannot be understated and is an ongoing part of the conversation around workforce recruitment and brain drain.”Marc Beltrame spoke on behalf of Ducks Unlimited. “This legislation doesn’t create another job,” Beltrame said. “It doesn’t make it easier to bring people to the state. It doesn’t make it easier to retain people that are already here.”The bill has the backing of the Iowa Farm Bureau. The group argues it could make it easier for beginning farmers to buy land and ensure state money is used to maintain and enhance existing public land. A three-member House subcommittee did not take a position on the bill Monday. A Senate committee MAY consider a similar bill later today