Match Report – Queensland 18 – 14 NSW

first_img Queensland’s AJ Brimson and Kurt Capewell felt it was a ‘dream come true’ to win on debut against New South Wales in the State of Origin game Xavier Coates scores his first State of Origin try as he puts Queensland ahead against New South Wales The Blues were not done yet though and ensured it would be a tense finish when Gutherson sent NRL Grand Final winner Addo-Carr over for his second unconverted score with four minutes to go.However, Queensland were able to hold off some late pressure after Kaufusi was sin-binned for a professional foul to take their seventh win in an Origin opener since 2010, with the series now heading to Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on Wednesday, November 11.Post-match reaction Queensland’s players celebrate their win over New South Wales in Adelaide – Advertisement – Queensland's players celebrate their win over New South Wales in Adelaide
Queensland's players celebrate their win over New South Wales in Adelaide

A school with a ‘secret passage’ has been transformed into a grand home near Brisbane

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:12Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:12 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPullenvale dream home with secret staircase02:12A century-old, former girls school transformed in to a grand private residence is on the market, and just wait until you see where the ‘secret passage’ leads.The house, known as The Moreton, was once the Moreton Bay Ladies College, a prestigious school that dated back to 1901.PROPERTY PORN: Port Douglas trophy home sale breaks luxury market droughtPremium Brisbane units in demand Battle of the riverfront mansions heats upPeabody heir selling mansion Originally built in Wynnum, the spectacular building was designed by English architect, John Iley Green, and was relocated to its current position in Pullenvale in the mid-eighties.Historical records kept by the modern day Moreton Bay College at Manly West says the original school was founded by Alice and Anne Greene, and was then located on Bay Terrace in Wynnum.“The first roll contained six boarders and 20 day scholars,” the records said.In 1944, the Greene family gifted the school to the Methodist Church, who in turn gave the school to the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools’ Association (PMSA) to administer, renaming it Moreton Bay College in 1957.But as enrolments dropped off during the rural recession, the PMSA decided to close the school in 1975.The Uniting Church then took over, and it reopened in 1979, before plans to relocate and build a new school commenced in the early 1980s.As a result, the original school house was no longer required, and faced being lost forever.Plum Property Toowong agent Vern Gilbert, who is marketing the property at 142 Airlie Road in Pullenvale, said the original building was rescued and relocated by the Finlay family.“It was moved to its current site in 13 pieces,” he said. “They did a spectacular job restoring and refurbishing it.”One of the coolest original features is the ‘secret passage’ that is hidden behind a bookcase in the study.The secret staircase hides behind this bookcaseWhen a latch is pulled, the door opens and reveals a staircase that leads down into an impressive wine cellar.Agent Vern Gilbert walks down the hidden staircaseThe wine cellar is located on the lower level of the house, as is the four car garage.“The secret passage is fun,” Mr Gilbert said. “It is one for the Hogwarts fans.”Which leads in to a wine cellarBut the wow factor doesn’t just stop there. It continues in every room, with the residence giving you the sense of being swept back in time.The sprawling residence, which includes a guesthouse, has a combined living space of 34,000sqm and sits on a 3.41 hectare block just 15km from the Brisbane CBD.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago Current owners Luba Malecky, a retired plastic surgeon, and Terry Mau, a heart surgeon, bought the property back in 1994, and have added their own touches over time.But many of the character features remain, like the original school bell at the front door and the fire escape that stood in place in its hey day.“If we won Lotto we would not be leaving,” Ms Malecky said. “We are downsizing and have a place at the beach so will probably spend more time there.”Ms Malceky said she bought the renovated property back in 1994, recalling how she rang her “half asleep” husband and told him she was going to put a bid on the house.She said they had done a lot more work to the property since then, removing seven layers of lead paint to paint the interior and exterior of the residence.They also upgraded the bathrooms, replaced the verandas, put in airconditioning and added a new kitchen, among other things.“We also reconfigured a few things, and downstairs we did up the area that goes in to the hidden cellar,” she said.“It was a cellar when we moved in but it was just room, it wasn’t set up.“Now its like a speak-easy.”Other traditional, and restored, features include an old telephone, a stained glass door separating the hallways, and the garage with its pressed metal ceilings.“When we took away some of the walls we came across some boards with messages from the students, and in the central hallway there was a space with an old tin with nothing in it,” she said.“The guesthouse conservatory was Queensland first conservatory of music. Tony Finlay, the previous owner, brought that out as well.“Upstairs is that big open room that used to be an art room, and in the bedroom there are pink and red leadlights, the original sliders that open right up.”Since owning the property, the couple have hosted the Moreton Bay Old Girls for their centenary, and students from the modern-day school.Mr Gilbert said a recent champagne night at the property had brought potential buyers and nostalgic former students out of the woodwork.“What is clear from the marketplace is that a lot of buyers want the warmth of the years gone by,” he said.“These modern boxes (new home), many have no heart and soul and are becoming less desired by the market.”last_img read more

Liverpool told transfer for Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka is “no brainer” if condition is…

first_img “If there are contract issues and he ever becomes available on a free transfer then that’s a no brainer because you’re taking someone on a free contract who’s young and has a lot of potential. “If he continues his development at left-back, then he’s not as good as Andy Robertson at the moment. “If he does join Liverpool then he’s got a long wait and Liverpool already have a couple of young left-backs waiting in the wings who we’ve seen in the FA Cup this year, who would probably be on a par with Bukayo Saka at this moment in time. Read Also:Saka compared to Giggs, Bergkamp and Scholes after Arsenal display “It all depends on numerous things such as economics and whether it’s a deal that Liverpool thinks is worth doing. They may think that it’s a deal not necessarily in need, but they may do it anyway.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 That’s the opinion of former Liverpool star Steve McManaman, who has been impressed with the Gunners teenager in recent weeks. Saka was man of the match in Arsenal’s recent 4-0 win over Newcastle, in which he bagged an assist. He also set-up Alexandre Lacazette to score the only goal of the game in the Gunners’ Europa League victory over Olympiakos on Thursday. Saka earns just £3,000-a-week at Arsenal and is contracted until the summer of 2021 in north London, and has attracted interest from the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool. On whether the Reds should make a move for Saka, McManaman wrote in his column: “He looks like a really good player, but he’s incredibly young.Advertisement Liverpool have been told it would be a “no brainer” to snap up Arsenal wonderkid Bukayo Saka – but only if he becomes available on a free. Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Nations That Are Most Difficult To InvadeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Dronelast_img read more

Kalibo impounds 39 ‘trikes’ for violating ECQ

first_imgA number of individuals have beenroaming around this capital town, especially the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program(4Ps) beneficiaries of this province, who were granted with cash aid under thegovernment’s social amelioration program. Aside from tricycles, other utilityvehicles such as vans and jeepneys have also been banned by the mayor. Many tricycle drivers took advantage ofthe situation and ferried passengers around this capital town. For violating orders of the enhanced community quarantine due to the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak, police personnel in Kalibo, Aklan impound some 39 tricycle units. JUN AGUIRRE/PN “Because of the incident, I haveordered the PNP to ban all the transportation in Kalibo with registered publicfranchises, even if it is to be used for private purposes,” Lachica said. Mayor Emerson Lachica recently orderedthe Kalibo municipal police station to strictly enforce the ECQ after hereceived feedbacks that the orders were not strictly carried out. KALIBO, Aklan – For violating theenhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19), some 39 tricycle units were impounded in Kalibo, Aklan. This capital town has been under ECQafter it logged three positive cases for COVID-19./PN Most Aklanon 4Ps beneficiaries wouldneed to travel here to withdraw their financial assistance from ATM machines ofa bank.last_img read more

Batesville man arrested after altercation

first_imgDECATUR COUNTY, Ind. — A Batesville man was arrested in Decatur County after an altercation at the Greensburg Transitional Living Center.According to police, Curtis Gridley, 40, was arrested on charges of criminal confinement.Police say a nurse was hospitalized after the incident.She told them that she and Gridley got into a fight, and he hit her in the head. She thought she had a concussion.She also told police that she tried to run to a bathroom to escape, but he chased her in, and would not let her leave.last_img read more

Alice Marie Stewart, 56

first_imgAlice Marie Stewart, age 56 of Brookville, IN passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, OH.  The daughter of Edward Stewart and Emma Jean Brewer was born on September 13, 1963 in Indianapolis, IN.A dedicated homemaker, Alice was married to David Cornelius who survives her. In addition to her husband, survivors include daughter, Jennifer Carter, and son Michael Carter, along with her step sister Missy Baker.A memorial service will held at 12:00pm on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 11165 US Hwy 52, Brookville, IN in the park field.We also encourage you to leave a message at on Alice’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.last_img read more

Sunderland pair to miss run-in

first_imgSunderland manager Martin O’Neill has been dealt a devastating double blow when it was confirmed that both Steven Fletcher and Lee Cattermole will miss the rest of the season. Leading scorer Fletcher suffered ankle ligament damage on international duty with Scotland last week, and midfielder Cattermole underwent surgery on a persistent knee problem on Wednesday. A club statement said: “Sunderland have confirmed today that striker Steven Fletcher and captain Lee Cattermole will miss the rest of the current campaign due to injury.” Press Associationcenter_img The statement added: “Cattermole underwent an operation on his knee earlier today and Fletcher sustained ankle ligament damage whilst on international duty with Scotland. “It is not known at this stage if Fletcher will require an operation, with the injury requiring further assessment in the coming weeks. Both players will play no further part in the Black Cats’ 2012-13 Barclays Premier League season.” The news could hardly have come at a worse time for O’Neill, whose side finds themselves firmly entrenched in a battle for top-flight survival with eight games of the campaign to play. They face leaders Manchester United at the Stadium of Light on Saturday desperate to end a run of seven league games without a victory which has yielded just three points and left them only four clear of the drop zone. Fletcher in particular will be a huge loss after paying off a large proportion of the £12million the club invested in him during the summer with 11 goals, but having scored five in his first four games for the Black Cats, he has managed only one in his last seven, with the supply lines having dried up alarmingly. The 26-year-old former Wolves frontman was injured just two minutes into Scotland’s 2-1 home defeat by Wales in Friday night’s World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park and was carried from the field on a stretcher. If he does need surgery, player and manager alike will hope he can return in time for the start of the new campaign. last_img read more

Pardew hails ‘magnificent’ Ben Arfa

first_imgNewcastle manager Alan Pardew felt Hatem Ben Arfa was fully deserving of any praise coming his way after the France midfielder helped the Magpies secure a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa. Press Association Ben Arfa was once again key for the Tyneside outfit as their steady improvement this season continued in the Barclays Premier League clash at Villa Park. He opened the scoring from close range in the 18th minute and then, after Christian Benteke’s headed equaliser in the 67th, drilled a 73rd-minute shot which was parried by Brad Guzan, who saw substitute Yoan Gouffran arrive in space to convert the loose ball. Pardew, whose side finished fifth in the Premier League in 2011-12 but then 16th last term, said: “When you are a manager of a football team and you are saying ‘injuries are costing us’ or ‘we probably didn’t have a big enough squad for the Europa League’, it all sounds like excuses and you have to back it up. “We had our best players available today and I think anyone who was here would suggest we look a strong side when we have our best team available. “We perhaps haven’t got the depth we would like. But if we keep them all fit like we did two years ago, we have a chance of having a good season.” Yohan Cabaye, for whom a proposed switch to Arsenal this summer eventually failed to materialise and who reportedly refused to play in the West Ham match, returned to the Newcastle starting line-up for the Villa game. Regarding the midfielder, Pardew said: “It was nice to see our fans applaud him off, and it goes some way towards repairing that relationship. “I don’t think he has fully repaired it, but over the coming weeks he will because he is a very focused individual and I thought he was terrific today. “There is no problem. He is a French international and he knows the responsibility he has as a footballer to this football club. His focus today was solid. “All our fans who clapped him off today I’m sure were impressed, but there is still over 50,000 back at home who want to see what he produced today. “If he can do that, it can all be washed away and we can move on. Hopefully it will, because he is a very important player for us.” Remy, making his first Newcastle start, was involved in the opening goal, taking advantage of slack Villa play to get a cut-back to Ben Arfa in the danger zone via Papiss Cisse. Pardew had tried to sign Remy last season, and said of the striker: “We sat up for a long period that winter – me, him and his girlfriend – discussing, and I thought we had done the deal. “We were desperately disappointed that he went to QPR, but sometimes in life you just have to wait long enough and it comes around. It is lovely to have him here. “He is a terrific lad, I really like him and he will hopefully reflect well on the team.” While Pardew claimed his side had posed their greatest offensive threat since the departure of Demba Ba to Chelsea in January, Villa boss Paul Lambert – whose team have now lost three league games in a row after winning at Arsenal on the opening day – bemoaned the way his players defended for both of Newcastle’s goals. “We never got going in the first half, and you can’t lose goals the way we did and expect to get something,” Lambert said. “We started the second half really well. But in the first half we lost a really poor goal, and I think the second one is even worse. “We had got back into the game, and I think the momentum was with us. “But we can’t defend that way.” Ben Arfa had netted a spectacular winner in Newcastle’s last outing, a 1-0 triumph at home against Fulham, although after that game Pardew was keen to stress the 26-year-old had put in a very mixed performance. But following the final whistle at Villa, the manager said of Ben Arfa: “He was brilliant. “I think people will have been thrilled by him today. “He was magnificent, unplayable really. “I thought the (positive) reaction (from other people) to his performance last time was slightly over the top, but I don’t think it can be this week. “He really was very, very good.” There has been plenty of talk about doom and gloom around Newcastle after a summer that only yielded one signing in Loic Remy, captured on loan from QPR. But since they lost their first league game of the season 4-0 against Manchester City, the three other top-flight fixtures for the Magpies this term have seen them draw with West Ham, beat Fulham and then record this victory. last_img read more

The Latest: 5 Baylor athletes test positive for COVID-19

first_img Associated Press Eales said Monday the two players who have tested positive are in isolation but are expected to be with the team for the MLS Is Back Tournament in July at Walt Disney World.Eales says the tests of asymptomatic players are evidence the protocols set up by MLS “are working.”The players who tested positive last week have not been identified.Eales says the team “can’t control the environment outside of training” in Atlanta. He says he expects “a slightly different scenario” in Orlando “because it’s a more contained environment.”___ The National Hockey League has begun winnowing its possible locations to resume the season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The Blue Jackets were informed Monday that Columbus will not be one of the NHL’s hub cities. Columbus was one of 10 finalists, including seven in the U.S.Las Vegas is now considered the U.S. favorite to host NHL playoff games, unless two Canadian cities are selected. Canada’s federal government last week said it would allow the league to quarantine internally, making Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton realistic possibilities — if not the front-runners.The NHL has said it will select two hub cities — one for the Eastern Conference playoffs and one for the Western Conference. The Stanley Cup Final or “final four” would likely be in one of the two cities.___ He says he is feeling well and has no symptoms.Coric was among about 1,000 people who were tested for the virus after Grigor Dimitrov announced that he tested positive. That led to the cancellation of an exhibition event in Croatia where top-ranked Novak Djokovic was scheduled to play in the final.Coric played a match against Dimitrov in Zadar on Saturday in the second leg of the exhibition series.___More AP sports: and June 22, 2020 There was no breakdown by sport, but the school said of the eight athletes who tested positive, four were showing symptoms and the other four were asymptomatic. Some of the 109 athletes tested so far weren’t yet at the Texas school.After reporting three positive results among 59 tests last week, Baylor’s updated numbers Monday included five new positives among 50 tests.Under Baylor’s prevention and response protocols, including current CDC guidelines, the athletes who tested positive went into self-isolation. Other athletes identified by contact tracing as having potential direct exposure are being instructed to self-quarantine.___Chicago State is dropping its baseball program to save an estimated $500,000 a year and will replace it with men’s soccer. Serbian soccer club Red Star Belgrade says five players have tested positive for the coronavirus.The club says the players are feeling fine and remain in isolation.Four of the players have displayed symptoms of COVID-19 while one has shown no symptoms at all.The club says the five players did not attend the match against Proleter on Saturday when the Serbian league champions completed their season.About 20,000 fans attended a Serbian Cup semifinal match against Partizan Belgrade this month as the country lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions. The Latest: 5 Baylor athletes test positive for COVID-19 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Five more Baylor athletes have tested positive for COVID-19, making it eight positives from among 109 tests conducted in the process of returning to campus for voluntary workouts and conditioning. The tour issued a statement Monday following word that two top-35 players tested positive for COVID-19 after participating in unsanctioned exhibition matches organized by No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Serbia and Croatia.There were no social distancing measures observed at the Adria Tour exhibitions.Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov, who is currently No. 19, and his opponent in Croatia on Saturday, No. 33 Borna Coric, both said they have COVID-19.The ATP said it “continues to urge strict adherence to responsible social distancing and health and safety guidelines to contain the spread of the virus.”Exhibition events have been staged in various places around the world while the ATP and WTA tours have been suspended since March because of the pandemic. The tours announced last week they plan to return in August. Ravens coach John Harbaugh is confident his team’s training camp will begin as scheduled next month despite the coronavirus pandemic.Speaking on a video conference on Monday, Harbaugh said he expected the NFL would have a plan in place that would enable teams to start practicing in late July.“We’ll just have to be very adaptable, and flexible and smart about what we’re going to do,” Harbaugh said, adding that testing was the main thing.The Ravens have replaced 13 scheduled on-field practice sessions with virtual classes so far this offseason. ___center_img The Cougars, who have never had a winning season in baseball since elevating to Division I in 1989, are the second Division I school to eliminate baseball since the coronavirus pandemic began causing financial stress for universities and their athletic departments. Furman dropped baseball last month.Chicago State owns several NCAA records for futility. The Cougars lost 53 games in 2007 and had three other seasons with 50 or more losses. They never won more than nine games in a season between 2002-11 and in 1999 allowed a record 50 runs in a loss to Nebraska.The Cougars also faced high travel costs associated with playing in the Western Athletic Conference. Their closest league opponent was Northern Colorado, 975 miles away, and trips to the West Coast were common. Their conference record since joining the WAC in 2014 was 35-105-1.___Atlanta United president Darren Eales says the team remains on pace to begin full team training on Tuesday, assuming there are no more positive tests for COVID-19. Iowa’s athletic department says nine athletes, coaches or staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week. That accounts for nearly one-quarter of the 40 tests conducted in that time frame. Since the beginning of the return-to-campus protocol May 29, there have been 12 positives among 386 tests.The athletic department said contact tracing has begun. Individuals who test positive are being isolated, and a quarantine is in place for individuals who might have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.“While we have experienced an increase in positive tests, almost all are related to individuals who had been in quarantine due to our contact tracing and developed symptoms,” stated Dr. Andrew Peterson, head team physician. “Our overall process, including testing and daily health screening, is working as expected.”___ Schiano said players and coaches underwent a third screening on Monday.Incoming freshmen players also were allowed on campus on Monday and they were tested and put in a separate dormitory. They will not be integrated with the rest of the team until they pass a second COVID-19 test.The workouts are voluntary and Schiano said some players have elected to skip them.___The ATP men’s tennis tour says it is continuing to “plan and adjust” its precautions and protocols related to the coronavirus pandemic with an eye to its planned Aug. 14 resumption of competition. Two Rutgers football players have tested positive for the new coronavirus.Coach Greg Schiano discussed the test results Monday during a conference call. It was his first media availability since the team was allowed to return to campus last week for voluntary workouts.Schiano said players and coaches were tested before the team returned on June 15, either with mail-in tests or after being tested locally. One of the positive tests came from those samples and the player was not allowed to return to campus and is being isolated at home.The second positive test came from a sample taken when the players reported. That player was isolated and three players who had contact with him were placed in quarantine.The university has a protocol for allowing players who test positive to eventually return, which includes a non-positive test, Schiano said. The school says its new protocols include limiting personnel at facilities, mandating face coverings be worn in common areas, as well as daily temperature checks for staff and athletes. Increased cleaning measures will also be in effect at all facilities.The protocols are being done in accordance with all federal, state, medical and university guidelines to begin voluntary workouts.Regardless of home state, all athletes will be required to self-quarantine upon arriving on campus for a maximum of 14 days. Quarantine time may vary based on additional guidance from the state and the phase of reopening in Massachusetts.All athletes will be tested for COVID-19 on or about Day 8 of quarantine. Protocols are also in place for the quarantine and treatment of positive COVID-19 cases should they occur.___ ___Louisville football’s season opener against North Carolina State has been moved up a day to Wednesday, Sept. 2 to avoid conflicting with the rescheduled Kentucky Derby weekend at neighboring Churchill Downs.The Kentucky Oaks and Derby were postponed from May 1-2 to Sept. 4-5 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The preceding and highly attended Thursday race card known as “Thurby” was set for the same day as the Cardinals’ Atlantic Coast Conference matchup against the Wolfpack, but the schools announced Monday that they had agreed to the switch to avert logistical conflicts with parking and traffic.“We appreciate the NCAA, ACC and N.C. State honoring our request for a date change for the opening game,” Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said in a news release. “We are trying to be thoughtful about the shared city resources needed to host a football game and Thurby at the same time.”___ Players of Brazilian soccer giant Corinthians visited the club on Monday to pick up personal protection equipment against COVID-19 after tests showed 21 out of its 27 players had contracted the disease. The São Paulo-based club said Sunday that 13 players are fully recovered, but eight will not be allowed to start training on July 1 because of the disease. Corinthians tested 190 people, including players, staffers and their families. The club did not name the players who tested positive. Brazil is Latin America’s hardest hit country by the new coronavirus, with more than 50,000 deaths and 1 million confirmed cases.___ The match against Proleter was also attend by about 20,000 fans. Both gatherings have drawn criticism from the public as Serbia records dozens of new coronavirus cases each day.___Croatian tennis player Borna Coric says he has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition event.The 33rd-ranked Coric posted the news on Twitter.He says “I want to inform you that I am positive for Covid-19. Please everyone who has been in contact with me for the last few days gets tested!” Wisconsin officials say that two Badgers’ athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating.Those positive results came from the 117 athletes who participated in the school’s initial campus screening. The Wisconsin athletic department’s infection response team is monitoring the recovery of the athletes but didn’t specify which teams the two play for. Wisconsin plans to release the aggregate number of positive tests at regular intervals during the initial phase of athletes’ return to campus.___Boston College says its football players began returning to the school Monday as part of its COVID-19 operational plan to bring all its student-athletes back to campus.last_img read more

Restoration Cup Organisers Congratulate Diri

first_imgOrganisers of the Bayelsa Restoration Football Cup have congratulated the PDP flag bearer in the November governorship election, Senator Douye Diri who early this week picked the party’s ticket in a keenly contested primary.The Restoration Cup Tournament Director, Daniel Alabrah in a statement yesterday noted that Diri’s victory was good for the party ahead of the November election.Alabrah who is Governor Seriake Dickson’s SA on Public Affairs also gave kudos to his boss, declaring that Diri’s emergence was a fallout of Dickson’s political sagacity. Douye Diri  Pointing out that power comes from God, Alabrah stated that Diri would in November emerge as the state’s new Chief Executive Officer.It would be noted that the Restoration Cup organisers had last week paid a courtesy call on Diri who assured them that sports would get special attention under his watch as governor of the state.Diri, it would be noted was a former commissioner for sports in Bayelsa State.Diri’s words when the Restoration Cup organisers visited him: “It is on record that during my time as commissioner in charge of the sports ministry, our sports men and women had a robust welfare package. I never compromised their welfare and wellbeing.“At that time, Bayelsa United and Bayelsa Queens emerged champions of the male and female leagues respectively. Sports is a very important tool to positively engage our youths. A physically sound body produces a sound mind. That is the reason I exercise at least three days every week.”Diri commended the governor for enhancing unity and peaceful co-existence in the state through the Restoration Cup, which is also known as the Governor Henry Seriake Dickson Football Tournament.While praising the organisers for lifting the Restoration Cup to the status of the biggest grassroots football tournament in Nigeria, Diri said he would ensure the competition is sustained and the name retained.He added that his administration would focus on areas of sports that the state has comparative advantage like swimming, combat sports, football among others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more