NFL ace Umenyiora tasks stakeholders on poverty, education

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Nigeria born American NFL ace Osi Umenyiora believes it is time to get more practical in solving social problems.The Two-time Super Bowl winner says the NFL need to move on from ‘symbolic gestures’ and address social issues with ‘real resources and real funds’.The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May and the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last month have been two high-profile cases of police brutality in America.But it has long been an issue in America – well before Colin Kaepernick took the knee before a San Francisco 49ers pre-season game in 2016.The ostracised former quarterback has been without a team since the end of that season, and while many players will follow his lead this season, Umenyiora wants players to find other ways to enact social change.‘I think that it is time for more substantive action to be taken as opposed to just taking the knee. Everybody is doing that, it’s becoming mainstream,’ Umenyiora said.Nigeria born American NFL ace Osi Umenyiora‘It’s the popular thing to do. To say black lives matter, to take a knee, post a black square. But what are you doing outside of that?’‘For me I feel like it’s time for players to be getting involved and actually doing things other than protesting. At this point everybody knows what you are talking about, so what are you protesting right now?‘We need to find a way to get the heart of a lot of these issues: the poverty, the lack of education, a lot of these different things that can really make a difference in people’s lives and the way they interact with each other‘I think it’s time for us to get doing that by committing real resources and real funds to that as opposed to just making symbolic gestures.’ After six months of unexpected and profound change, the two-time Super Bowl winner is not predicting a revolution in the NFL on the field.Read AlsoEx-NFL wide-receiver Reche Caldwell, 41, shot dead in ‘targeted robbery’‘It’s going to be the same old teams. You’re going to see a lot of the veteran teams in there, the teams that have a well-established head coach, the well-established franchises,’ he says.Teams have been forced to adapt to Covid protocols. They have not had a pre-season to scout talent and many will play without fans.center_img Promoted Content8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Runner Uses Strava App To Create Amazing Pieces Of Running Art7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural Wonders10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

LaCrosse is king of the ring at Oshkosh

first_imgOSHKOSH, Wis. (Aug. 26) – Benji LaCrosse clinched King of the Ring honors with his Friday Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature win at Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway.The third leg of King of the Ring saw Marcus Yarie and LaCrosse tied for the series lead.  Both won their heat races, and started the main event in row two.It was LaCrosse who made the early move and took the lead after the opening lap with Dan Roedl, Yarie, Jeremy Christians, Tim Robbins and Brian Drexler behind.  LaCrosse hooked mid­way up the track and Roedl was running the outside line.  The rest of the field was bunched two and three-wide behind.Yarie moved up to second on lap four and was just behind the leader. A lone caution appeared on lap nine with LaCrosse and Yarie still leading the way. Roedl was holding third while Tim Lemi­rande was the quickest car in the field having moved from his 16th starting spot into fourth for the restart.With the green flag out for the balance of the 30-lapper, it was flat-out throughout the field with LaCrosse and Yarie showing the way. By lap 20, the leaders had pulled away a bit with Lemi­rande running in third.LaCrosse was running in lapped traffic while keeping Yarie at bay. That changed on lap 21 when Yarie pulled off the track and into the infield after a belt broke on his car.All that was left for LaCrosse to do was continue to work traffic and he not only won his second race of the series and third of the season, but clinched the King of the Ring tile by completing the contest well ahead of Lemirande. Mike Mullen was third.Forty-seven Modifieds vied at Oshkosh.last_img read more

Coach Danjuma Rubbishes Reports of Unpaid Camp Allowances in Falconets

first_imgDanjuma said the claim by the reporter that the team was ‘suffering’ before the Sports Minister arrived and gave them personal cash was incorrect.“We had been paid our entitlements before the Sports Minister came. I am aghast at what the reporter was out to achieve. Was the reporter in Austria with the team to ascertain we were ‘suffering?’“No member of the Falconets’ technical crew or the playing body has any negative thing to say about the NFF. They did their very best for us and supported the team at each point during the qualifying series, the training camp and the FIFA World Cup.”On her part, Team Administrator Modupe Shabi was in shock about the claim that Head of Women’s Football, Ruth David misplaced the sum of Euro10,000.“That is fallacy. Miss David handed every money that was meant for the team to me and I did the payment to the players and officials. She did not pay anyone directly and certainly did not misplace any Euro10,000. The entire story is the imagination of the reporter or something he saw in his dream.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chris Danjuma Head Coach of the Falconets, Chris Danjuma, has described as utter falsehood and a cluster of esoteric jargons, a story in one online publication yesterday that an official of his team claimed players and officials were not paid their entitlements before and during the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup finals in France.“I see this as a silly, mischievous story. I have spoken to my assistants and backroom staff and they all denied talking to the reporter. We were paid our entitlements for the camping in Austria and at the FIFA World Cup, and no money was lost as claimed in the story.“From the very first day I saw the reporter in our camp prior to our departure to the final training camp in Austria, I observed he was a very funny figure just looking for negative stuff to report. It is unfortunate that some persons commit their lives to trying to cause mischief and trouble wherever they see there is peace.”last_img read more

MCSP/RHS Close out Event Today

first_imgAn official close out event of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Maternal and Child Survival Program’s Restoration of Health Services (MCSP/RHS) Project will be held today, May 29, at a resort in Monrovia, a release has said.The event will be held in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, USAID and County Health Teams of Grand Bassa, Nimba and Lofa counties as well as partners.It will be hosted under the them,“Restoring Health Services.”According to a release from the event, Minister of Health Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah and USAID Mission Director Dr. Anthony Chan, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Peter Coleman, as well as MCSP director Dr. Koki Agarwal and the County Health Teams are expected to make remarks.The RHS Project started in August 2015 and worked in 77 facilities, with 30 in Grand Bassa, 30 in Nimba, and 17 in Lofa. The project worked to improve Infection Prevention and Control practices as well as improving the Quality of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health services.Tuesday’s event will comprise a cultural performance, testimonies from beneficiaries and communities “telling their stories” as well as Ministry of Health, County and District Health teams.During the event, MCSP/RHS will hold an exhibition to showcase selected high impact interventions focusing on Infection Prevention and Control, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research, Waste, Water and Triage upgrades and Maternal, New born and Child Health services.It will also include recognition of best performing health facilities and districts from counties on which the project is focused. The MCSP is a global U.S. Agency for International Development cooperative agreement, to introduce and support high-impact health interventions in 30 countries, with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths.The event will take place at 9a.m. to 2p.m.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more