Oba of Lagos, others set for Kings College 100 years Inter House Sports

first_imgRelatedPosts King’s College solicits FG support infrastructure for renewal Finalists emerge for GTBank Master’s Cup Kings’ College holds leadership session for graduating students The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akinolu, and others are set to witness the 100 years Inter House Sports of Kings College on Saturday this week. Others to grace the occasion include the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sommy  S.T. Echono; Chairman, Sports Connect Consultancy Limited, Dr. Kweku Adedayo Tandoh; Director, Basic and Secondary, Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja and Chairman, School Based Management Committee, Alhaji Jani Ibrahim. The Director and Principal of Kings College, Lagos, Andrew Agada, who confirmed the development, said: “Sports is important for the proper education of the youth and future leaders of the nation, which Kings College stands for. “It inculcates the virtues of team spirit, emphasises acceptance of rules and ensuring fairness for all. “It keeps them fully occupied outside the classrooms and so they are less available for cultism and other negative activities, which may impair their progress. “It is also an avenue for students to relax after series of academic (brain) work. “As the saying goes: all work and no play makes jack a dull boy.”Preparation Agada said: “Staff and students have been on their toes in the last four months in spite   of the tight schedules occasioned by National competitions, which have just been concluded. “Staff at different committee levels and even parents took it upon themselves with courage and determination to put the event of the 100th edition of the Inter House sports   together. “We have extended invitation to some eminent Nigerians and even the old Boys of the College. Importance Agada said: “Students in school learn to live together irrespective of tribe, religion, and diverse culture. “Sport remains a unifying factor. “Sports also give the youths training in leadership and National Unity. “A nation whose youths are regularly occupied think less of cultism and other vices, which may impede national/personal progress.Achievements Agada said: “History had it that 1920 was a major milestone in the history of sports in King’s College. “The  years between 1920 and 1970 can be described as a Golden Era of Sports in King’s College. “Students broke records in the school and the Country. “The college was also instrumental to the establishment of Athletics Association in Nigeria in 1944. “There were competitions in all four major sports, that is Athletics, Cricket, Football and Hokey. “However, the inter house Athletics competition was one of the biggest sporting events   in the College Sporting Calendar. “From this event, so many talents were discovered, nurtured and made to represent  Nigeria, among whom was late Alhaji A.K. Amu, who in his lifetime occupied various important positions in the field of sports. “For example, he was one time Director of Sports in the Old Bendel State and member of Top Management at the National Institute for Sports in Lagos State. “Alhaji Femi Okunnu (SAN), another Old Boy, represented the country in various athletics events.”Problems Agada said: “The major problem is the lack of funds to provide equipment and upgrade the existing facilities to meet up with the ever increasing population of the college. “Inadequate human and material resources. “Lack of space is another challenge coupled with loaded curriculum. “There is therefore need for government and other stakeholders like corporate bodies, captains of industries to come to the aid of many yet to be identified talented youths of Nigeria that are in our college.Tags: Adedayo TandohJani Ibrahimkings collegeRilwan AkinoluSommy Echonolast_img read more

Austrian government approves hosting of F1

first_img(BBC) – AUSTRIA’S government has approved hosting Formula 1’s season-opening races in July, according to reports.The races, scheduled for 5 and 12 July, will take place behind closed doors at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.The 2020 season was due to start in Australia in March, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of that race and a further nine more.If the Austria races run successfully, the F1 season could continue on 19 July in Budapest, Hungary.Silverstone agreed a deal for two grand prix to be held at the British track in August.F1 bosses are still putting together a revised calendar for this season.last_img

Lamolinara’s strong title-game performance not enough to lift Syracuse past Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ PHILADELPHIA — Dominic Lamolinara has been through the grind of college lacrosse. He’s played for two storied programs — first Maryland, now Syracuse — in two hotbeds of lacrosse. He’s been a walk-on and a transfer, a starter and a backup goaltender, playing the position with more pressure than any other.And after Monday, he can add a strong performance in a national championship game to his already crowded resume.“He really played solid, especially in the second half,” SU head coach John Desko said. “He not only made good saves, made some spectacular saves, some one-on-one saves that allowed us to be in the game today.”Lamolinara made 11 saves — eight in the first half as his team led and three in the second as he faced a barrage of shots in Syracuse’s 16-10 NCAA championship loss to Duke.He opened up the game by stuffing midfielder Jake Tripucka at the doorstep in the opening minute, but for the most part the Orange defense did a good job keeping the Blue Devils away from the net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLater in the quarter, though, Lamolinara made perhaps his best save of the game when Duke midfielder David Lawson used a spin move to get free at the net. Lamolinara made one of the one-on-one saves that Desko raved about to preserve SU’s shutout first quarter.“Yeah, they stopped us,” Duke attack Josh Dionne said, “but I think it was more we were stopping ourselves because we were just trying to make a play instead of playing the way we know how to.”Lamolinara turned away eight of the 13 shots on goal he saw in the first half, but was left out to dry in the second. There was nothing he could do when the Blue Devils won 11-of-17 faceoffs, his offense rushed possessions and he saw an onslaught of 23 shots, 14 of which found their way on goal. A game where Lamolinara stopped less than 50 percent of the shots he saw, felt like a victory anyway.The biggest victory of all, though, on a day that Syracuse lost the biggest game of its season, was the affirmation that Lamolinara could get it done on any stage. Since taking over for Bobby Wardwell at halftime of a win over Johns Hopkins on March 16, he’s passed every test thrown in front of him.He starred in the Big East tournament, backing an otherworldly defense, and played three stellar NCAA tournament games before proving his mettle again on Monday.“A couple (shots) in these playoff games could have gone in and we might have been watching today,” Desko said. “But fortunately we weren’t, and we had the opportunity to play in this game. I think a lot of it had to do with Dom.” Comments Published on May 27, 2013 at 9:00 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2center_img Related Stories DEVIL’S X: Faceoffs doom Syracuse as Duke beats Orange 16-10 in national championship gameDuke’s plethora of offensive weapons one-ups Syracuse at own gameWilson: Seniors Marasco, Megill leave behind polished legacy despite loss in championship gameRice carries Syracuse offense as Orange builds 5-goal lead, fades away in second half of NCAA title gamelast_img read more