Bayelsa Wins Atlantic Conference of 20th Nestle Milo Championship

first_imgIn the female category, St. Jude’s Girls Secondary School, Amarata also from Bayelsa State emerged winner after dispatching Idia College Girls College of Edo State 27 points to 9 points.The Bayelsa State Female team also received cash prize of one hundred thousand naira, with the Edo State representative receiving seventy thousand naira.Presenting the first place trophies to the winning teams from Bayelsa state, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, His Excellency, Philip Shaibu congratulated the winners describing their performances as very impressive.Shaibu said the Edo State Government is determined to improve sports in the state, adding that sports can be used as a tool to improve the lives of young people.Also, the Edo State Deputy Governor as part of efforts to encourage the performances of the athletes gave the sum of #50,000 each to the second place teams of both categories: St. Augustine’s Seminary, Ezzamgbo, Ebonyi State and Idia College, Benin City.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Adibe Emenyonu in Benin CityBayelsa State representative, Belary Schools on Thursdayclinched the top prize in the male category  of the zonal qualifier of the 20th Nestle Milo Basketball Championship for secondary schools at the Indoor Sports Hall of Samuel Ogbemudia stadium,  Benin City.Balery School who had earlier trailed their opponent, St. Augustine’s Seminary, Ezzamgbo of Ebonyi State from the first to third quarter, eventually won the game with final scoring points of 45 against 43.The very interesting encounter which saw both teams displayed wide range of techniques saw Bayelsa State contingent replying an 11 point deficit to clinch the all-important slot to get a cash prize of one hundred thousand naira as the Ebonyi state team emerged second and received seventy thousand naira respectively.last_img read more

Swimming for Guinness: “End Polio Now” at the Hotel Tuzla

first_imgSwimming marathon “End polio now” will be at held at the swimming pool of the Hotel Tuzla, on 23 February, from 12:00-14:00. This project is being implemented in many countries of the world, on the same day, with participation of about 20.000 people.The aim of the project is to gather as many participants as possible, in order that the project gets again included in the Guinness Book of Records. Funds collected are intended to assist in the eradication of polio.Swimmers who apply for participation aim to swim 50 m, and the number of participants will be registered on the global level, in order to try to win the Guinness world record in the category of the biggest number of the swimmers who swim at the same time.(Source: read more

Council approves study of poverty

first_img [email protected] (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Councilman Bill Rosendahl said the panel needs to do more than talk about the issue, but come up with concrete proposals that can be used to spur a national debate. “We have all these presidential candidates coming out for the primary election next February and I would like us to have something we can use to hold their feet to the fire on these issues,” Rosendahl said. Alarc n said he hopes the panel will be able to develop a master plan on a variety of issues – from pay to health care and housing – that affect the poor. In Los Angeles, it costs $54,000 for a family of four to be above the poverty level, Alarc n said. Alarc n said the traditional formula for determining poverty levels is three times the cost of food. “That is fine for rural areas, but it doesn’t apply to a city like Los Angeles where the costs are so much higher,” Alarc n said. An effort to look at the causes and potential solutions to poverty in Los Angeles was approved Wednesday by the City Council, with the goal of developing proposals before next year’s presidential primary election. Councilman Richard Alarc n, who chaired a similar panel when he served in the state Senate, won council approval for creating an Ad Hoc Committee on Poverty, which will draft proposals to address the issues affecting the poor. “What I hope to see is us working with the business community, the faith-based community and others to address the issue of poverty and what we can do to help people,” Alarc n said. “This is not about the poor against the rich. I am not against people getting richer. What I want is to see it not at the expense of the poor.” last_img read more