The Ghana Rugby Football Union (Ghana Rugby) has elected new Officers and Board Members at their just ended Special General Meeting (SGM) held in Osu, Accra.Mr Herbert Mensah was elected unopposed as President of Ghana Rugby and was subsequently appointed as Board Chairman.In a two-way contest Mr James N.A. Nunoo was elected as the new Vice-President of Ghana Rugby.Four Board Members were elected uncontested, namely Mr James N.A. Nunoo (Elected Vice President and Elected Board Member: CentWest), Mr Abdul-Aziz Issah (Elected Board Member: Greater Accra Rugby Association – GARA), Ms Rafatu Inusah (Elected Board Member: Women’s Representative) and Mr Michael Ako Wilson (Elected Board Member: GRUPA Representative).In an eighth-way contest, the following three Directors were elected to the Board of Ghana Rugby: Mr Herbert Mensah, Mr Bismark Amponsah and Mr Kobina Minta Nyarko.The newly elected Board convened directly after the announcement of the elections where Mensah was appointed as Chairman and CEO of the Board. In line with approved changes to the Ghana Rugby Constitution during the SGM the following persons were appointed to the Board: Mr Chester Anie (Appointed Board Member: Judicial Affairs), Mrs Erica Amoako (Appointed Board Member: Corporate & Sponsorship Affairs), Mr Steve Noi (Appointed Board Member: Tournament Commissioner), Mr Bismark Amponsah (Appointed General Secretary) and Mr Rian Malan (Appointed Board Member: Treasurer and Corporate Communications).The Ghana Rugby Constitution makes provision for the appointment of four more Directors by the Chairman of the Board, but no appointments were made at this stage.The elective SGM was observed by senior observers that included Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah (President of the Ghana Olympic Committee), Hon Perry Okudzeto (Deputy Minister, Youth and Sports) and Mr Charles Yapo (Development Officer, Rugby Africa).The election process was managed by Mr Eric Okyere, District Electoral Officer: Osu of the ECG (Electoral Commission of Ghana) while Samuel Nii Obli, NSA Administrator: Tamale of the National Sports Authority swore in the newly elected and appointed Officers and Board Members.All the observers congratulated Mensah and his administration for what they have achieved and for continuing to things in the right way and wished him and his administration Godspeed for the future. Before the election and in closing Mensah addressed the Board and congratulated them for what they have achieved. He also added that 2020 will be a tough year on all terrains and encouraged them to work hard to fulfil the oath of their office, and to work smart as a team.The SGM also approved two new Members namely the Northern Region Rugby Association (Affiliated Member) under the leadership of Inusah and the Ghana Deaf Rugby Union (Associated Member) under the leadership of Mr Donkor Yaw Konadu.About Ghana RugbyGhana Rugby is the official full member of both World Rugby (2017) and Rugby Africa in Ghana-West Africa and is responsible for the management and development of the Game Rugby Union in the country. The Union is governed by a Constitution and administers five KPAs (Key Performance Areas) namely: (1) Youth Development & Growth through the World Rugby “Get Into Rugby” Programme, (2) Women in Ghana Rugby, (3) Training & Education, (4) Domestic Competitions and (5) International Performance.—
A request from confessed Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz’s attorneys to dismiss the judge in his case was denied on Tuesday.Judge Elizabeth Scherer considered the motion from Cruz’s attorneys but denied it citing insufficient legal merit, according to court documents.Cruz’s defense attorneys alleged Judge Scherer could not be impartial to the case because she spoke to a member of the prosecution and then failed to notify the defense.The Broward State Attorney’s Office says there was no conversation between prosecutors and the judge outside of courtroom proceedings.Additionally, Cruz’s attorneys reportedly told the judge they may not be ready for the scheduled start of the trial in late January.Cruz is going on trial for 17 counts of first-degree murder for the 2018 Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.He has also been charged with 17 counts of attempted murder.Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
There’s a good chance SpaceX will have its first rocket launch of the year tonight.The historic SpaceX rocket launch will be the first backed by the US Space Force. SpaceX is planning to launch a Falcon 9 rocket as conditions at Cape Canaveral in Florida are 90-percent Go.The rocket will carry 60 communication satellites meant to help one day bring broadband internet connection to every corner of the world.President Trump created the sixth branch of the military last month when he signed the 2020 defense bill.The Air Force’s 45th Space Wing will track the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and ensure its safety. It looks like there will be a little bit of Star Trek in America’s new Space Force.The 14th Air Force unit is being transferred to Space Force, where it will be renamed Space Operations Command.Its acronym will be SPOC, which sounds like a nod to the iconic character from the original TV space drama.It could be argued the name change is only logical. The liftoff can be watched live through a SpaceX webcast beginning shortly before the launch window opens at 6:19 p.m. EST Monday from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch pad.It will mark the first launch in a packed slate of missions from Cape Canaveral in 2020, which could see more than 30 launches by SpaceX and United Launch Alliance if schedules hold.The mission will mark the 78th flight of a Falcon 9 rocket since 2010, and the 81st flight of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 family, which includes three launches by the triple-core Falcon Heavy vehicle.The upcoming launch, the third of its kind for the SpaceX Starlink program, will bring to 180 the number of satellites that so far make up the constellation of small satellites that promise to beam high-speed internet access to every corner of the globe.In this video Engineering Today will discuss the next two launches by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. One will try to keep SpaceX Starlink’s satellites from blocking the stars and another will be SpaceX crew Dragon test.
Nathaniel Clyne scores against Liverpool 1 Liverpool have had a £10million bid for Nathaniel Clyne rejected by Southampton.The England international has been the talk of the transfer window, with reports suggesting Manchester United would make a move for the right-back.Clyne has just one year left on his contract at St Mary’s stadium but after a great season, which saw him earn an England call up, the 24 year-old is in high demand.Below, see the reaction from Premier League fans after Liverpool’s derisory bid.
ALAMEDA — Roster turnover being what it is, there aren’t a lot of Raiders who were teammates of George Atkinson III, who died Tuesday at age 27.George III, whose father George is a former Raiders safety, was battling depression after the death of his twin brother Josh less than a year earlier. Although no cause of death was reported when Josh passed away on Christmas Day in 2018, George III said in an open letter to “The Unsealed” his brother had taken his own life. Following that life …
Read Next Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points and Rodney Hood added 16 to lead the Jazz (6-8), who lost for the fourth time in their last five home games.Utah fell behind 33-14 heading into the second quarter after struggling to get stops in the paint or get on track offensively. Towns slammed down a pair of dunks to help Minnesota take its first double-digit lead at 13-3. His teammates took turns slashing to the rim for layups to keep the foot firmly planted on the gas pedal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Jazz couldn’t find an answer, going just 6 of 21 from the field in the first quarter. Their shooting improved in the second, when consecutive 3-pointers from Hood and a banked floater from Thabo Sefolosha allowed Utah to cut Minnesota’s lead to 54-42 in the final minute before halftime.Things turned sour for the Jazz again after the break. Their defensive troubles resurfaced in the third quarter as Minnesota shot 11 of 16 and hit all four 3s it attempted. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ The Timberwolves led by 26 in the quarter, going up 86-60 after Gibson dunked the ball and Butler drained a pull-up jumper on back-to-back possessions.Utah made a charge late in the fourth and cut the deficit to 105-94 on a 3-pointer from Mitchell with 2:32 left.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Attempted 29 free throws while limiting Utah to nine. . Gibson has four double-doubles in six November starts. He’s averaging 12.7 points and 10.0 rebounds during that stretch. . Minnesota had a 40-31 edge on the glass.Jazz: F Jonas Jerebko made his first start of the season and finished with 13 points and six rebounds in 25 minutes. . Hood shot 50 percent from the perimeter for the second straight game, going 3 of 6 from long distance. … Utah finished with a 49-16 advantage in bench points.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) battle under the boards for a rebound in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 10 assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Utah Jazz 109-98 on Monday night.Jeff Teague scored 22 points for the Timberwolves, and Taj Gibson had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Minnesota (8-5) snapped a two-game skid after shooting 52.1 percent (37 of 71) from the field.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion UP NEXTTimberwolves: Wednesday they host the San Antonio Spurs, who will be traveling to Minnesota on the second leg of a back-to-back road trip after facing the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.Jazz: Begin a four-game road trip Wednesday at the New York Knicks. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games James, Korver lead Cavs’ fourth quarter charge to top Knicks Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES
PBA D-League: Balanced Wangs-Letran clobbers AMA 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting The players were ranked based on the following criteria: league stats, impact in team, team record, leadership, defense, offense, and level of competition.The top 24 players still on the board for the power rankings in early March will be picked to play in the SM-National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) High School All-Star Game later that month at Mall of Asia Arena. FEU guard L-Jay Gonzales and Ateneo swingman Dave Ildefonso also rose up the ranks, while UST stud CJ Cansino dropped to eighth.Also, NU guard Terrence Fortea made a huge jump from 16th to 11, while three newcomers entered this week’s power rankings in Ateneo’s Joaqui Manuel, Tay Tung’s Harold Alarcon, and UV’s Joshua Yerro all making a splash.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHere is the list for the second week of Chooks-to-Go NBTC 24, with last week’s rank in the parenthesis:Kai Sotto, center, Ateneo (1)Joel Cagulangan, guard, La Salle Greenhills (2)SJ Belangel, guard, Ateneo (5)Will Gozum, center, Mapua (3)L-Jay Gonzales, guard, FEU-Diliman (6)Dave Ildefonso, forward, Ateneo (8)Rhayyan Amsali, forward, NU (7)CJ Cansino, forward, UST (4)Clint Escamis, guard, Mapua (10)Aaron Fermin, center, Arellano (9)Terrence Fortea, guard, NU (16)RJ Abarrientos, guard, FEU-Diliman (15)Inand Fornilos, forward, CSB-LSGH (11)Evan Nelle, guard, San Beda (12)Warren Bonifacio, center, Mapua (13)John Galinato, guard, Chiang Kai Shek (14)Mac Guadaña, guard, Lyceum (18)Raven Cortez, center, La Salle Zobel (19)Harvey Pagsanjan, guard, Hope Christian (20)Maui Cruz, guard, EAC (23)Joaqui Manuel, forward, Ateneo (N/A)Harold Alarcon, guard, Tay Tung-Bacolod (N/A)Jancork Cabahug, forward, UV (17)Joshua Yerro, guard, UV (N/A)Every week, a panel of coaches, sportswriters, and a statistician converge to come up with the weekly rankings to determine the top 24 high school players in the UAAP, CESAFI-NBTC, MMBL, and FCAAF tournaments, together with the recently concluded NCAA competition. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES Read Next SJ Belangel. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAteneo playmaker SJ Belangel made the biggest move in the Chooks-to-Go NBTC 24 as his stellar play propelled him to join pacesetters Kai Sotto of Ateneo and Joel Cagulangan of La Salle Greenhills after the second week of the weekly power rankings.Belangel helped the Blue Eagles remain unbeaten in the UAAP Season 80 juniors tourney to go up 10-0, and thus jumping over NCAA Season 93 MVP Will Gozum of Mapua this week.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Teachers’ Federation President, Teri Mooring, was in Fort St. John on Saturday, September 7, as part of a northern tour to discuss with local Teacher Associations about the on-going negotiations.Mooring says the Federation had negotiated with the Province during the summer and were hoping to get a deal before the school year but were unable to do so as the mediator made the decision to recess talks in order for both sides to consider their positions before resuming talks on September 23.“We negotiated for 14 days in the summer and we were really hoping to get a deal before school started… unfortunately, we weren’t able to do that and the mediator decided that at the end of August, we were wanting to bargain the long weekend of September, he determined that it wasn’t likely we would get a deal in that time and so he recessed talks and asked both parties to consider their positions and then meet back on September 23.” According to Mooring, the biggest concern the BCTF is currently facing is teacher recruitment and retention, along with finding qualified teachers to fill positions.Mooring says the problem is not unique to Fort St. John but is Province-wide and is due to the low incentive that is being offered to prospective teachers.The B.C.’s teaching salary, according to Mooring, is the second-lowest in Canada, and the lowest when compared to the other Western Provinces.Mooring says the Federation will continue to bargain for improvements to the salary, negotiate a labour market adjustment, and improve student learning conditions.
New Delhi: Efficient operations and financial performance are individual responsibilities of carriers, and the government cannot interfere in their day-to-day operations, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said amid Jet Airways crisis and turbulent times of the domestic airlines industry.In view of intense competition, rising costs, shortage of pilots and grounding of planes hurting many domestic carriers, the minister also said the government has been constantly responding to industry conditions and cited measures taken, including reduction in central excise duty on jet fuel to 11 per cent from 14 per cent. Cash-strapped Jet Airways has been forced to ground planes, cancel flights and delay payments, including salaries to pilots, while Air India continues to grapple with financial woes. On March 25, the board of ailing Jet Airways cleared a debt resolution plan whereby lenders would take control of the carrier. Against this backdrop, Prabhu said that each airline prepares its own business plan on the basis of its own market assessment and financial resources. “Based on its business plan, the efficient operations and financial performance are the responsibilities of each individual airline and its shareholders. “However, the government has constantly been responding to industry conditions and undertaking specific measures to facilitate and enable growth of the sector,” he told PTI. In written replies to PTI queries, Prabhu said the airline industry is a dynamic industry which requires continuous adjustment according to global and domestic needs. “It is our endeavour to support the industry, however, as stated we cannot interfere in day to-day operations of the airlines,” he noted.
New Delhi: Asserting that the Congress is likely to emerge as the single largest party after the Lok Sabha elections, senior party leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi says a non-BJP formation will get a “comfortable majority” and form the government at the Centre.Singhvi also claimed the BJP will face a deficit of 100-120 seats after suffering losses in various states and will not be able to compensate for the seats lost in those states. “I have no doubt a non-BJP multi-party group will be in power after May 23. The exact complexion and numbers of that need not be talked about now,” he told PTI in an interview. Asked if there is a possibility of a hung Parliament this time, Singhvi said there will be a “comfortable majority” of a non-BJP formation. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”I agree it is difficult to say that a single party will have a majority. There will be a very, very comfortable majority for pre-poll and post-poll alliance partners which are non-BJP, non-NDA,” Singhvi asserted. On whether there is a possibility of the Congress being the single largest party, the Rajya Sabha MP said, “Since I think I would be exaggerating if I said that a single party would get a complete majority by itself. I think it is fair statement to make that the Congress is likely to be clearly the single largest party.” Asserting that the BJP will suffer huge losses electorally as compared with last time, Singhvi said a party which had a “Modi wave and a strike rate of 90 per cent plus in 11 states” cannot improve on its performance this time in those states. Even if it comes down by 50 per cent from its previous showing in those states, there will be “no compensatory states”, he asserted. There is a swathe of territory — Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu — where the BJP will hardly have any seats, including its allies like AIADMK, Singhvi said. There is also no compensation available in states from the northeast where the citizenship bill has had a lot if resonance against the BJP,” he said. PTI