Dare set tone for Festival, Olympics,Eagles

first_img Loading… Minister of sports Mr. Sunday Dare seems to be a man in a hurry to reawaken sports and youth development in Nigeria against the tide of past neglect and paucity of funds and negative perception around sports. Just this week he moved to Asaba, Delta State to welcome the torch of Unity, support the finals of the Delta State Youth Games, visit and decorate Governor Okowa as an Olympic supporter and finally got the governor to adopt six athletes for the Olympics 2020. He also inspected the Stephen Keshi Stadium ahead of the AFCON match that has now been postponed. He met with the mother of Ese Brume and one of the young talents discovered at the youth games. The following day, Thursday, he drove to Umbaku- umku in Anambra State to attend the oath-taking of the new batch of national youth corps members and join Governor Willie Obiano to inaugurate the new permanent orientation camp in the state. He was also joined by the governor and DG NYSC to initiate the hand washing and sanitizing process in the camp.Advertisement He returned to Asaba same day for review meetings with some experts in athletics and sports administration ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. On Friday he drove to Benin to inspect the games village and stadium facilities and met with some members of the National Sports Festival LOC. He also held a meeting to review the medical preparations for the sports festival especially to review plans for the containment of the spread of coronavirus. The deputy governor was on hand to assist. He is in touch with the Health Minister and thanked him for taking the lead in this regard. He also checked the preparations for the test of the track at the Ogbe Stadium organised by AFN. Read Also:Crown FC Appreciate Sunday Dare for Repairing Stadium Pavilion The energy level has increased around youth and sports development in the last few months. Several states have restored and held their hitherto abandoned annual sports festivals and the excitement around the competition in Edo State is fever high. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A Comeback5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years Ago7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value12 Marvel Superheroes When They Were KidsTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

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a month agoEverton boss Marco Silva annoyed after Bournemouth loss

first_imgEverton boss Marco Silva annoyed after Bournemouth lossby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva was annoyed with his defence in Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Bournemouth.Callum Wilson stole the show with a barnstorming double at Vitality Stadium, which was sandwiched in between goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ryan Fraser.”It’s a disappointing result, of course. We didn’t deserve more after the mistakes,” admitted Silva. “We conceded the three goals so easy. I don’t want to take away the credit from Bournemouth but it was our fault. We had good offensive moments in the game but the way we conceded the goals made a big impact.”We reacted well to their first goal. We started the second half doing what we planned, creating dangerous chances around their box but then they scored from one mistake from a set piece and were clinical.”We have to become again that solid team that we were towards the end of last season and at the start of the season when we had 10 clean sheets in 13 games. We created chances and should have scored more but when you defend like that you are not going to win the game.”It was a lack of focus. We addressed these type of moments last season. We were solid at the start of this season and we need to be more solid again. It’s something we must address as fast as we can. We’ve been a solid team before and I don’t see any reasons why we can’t be again.”Last season we improved our away form from the season before but we want to do better than that. We created problems for them, created spaces but conceding goals like that makes you lose confidence.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Mens Volleyball Ohio State splits weekend with McKendree after fiveset loss

Redshirt sophomore Jake Hanes (16) jumps up to an incoming ball at the game against George Mason on Jan. 18 at St. John Arena in Columbus. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Senior ReporterThe Ohio State men’s volleyball team took on McKendree on Sunday, the second of a two-match home series, hoping to build on its Friday victory against the Bearcats. But the Buckeyes came up short, falling in five sets, 25-23, 19-25, 22-25, 25-22 and 10-15. The Buckeyes (6-12, 2-6 MIVA) struggled to keep the ball in play for much of the night, totalling 47 combined errors to McKendree’s 36. Of the five sets, only the first and the third had lead changes, while the final two sets saw just a single tied score. Two aces gave McKendree an early 3-1 advantage in the fifth set, but kills by freshman outside hitter Sean Ryan and sophomore outside hitter Jake Hanes brought the Buckeyes within one, 4-3. The Bearcats responded with a resounding five-point run, featuring an ace and three Ohio State errors, giving McKendree a 9-3 advantage. The Buckeyes used an error and an ace by Hanes to bring the score to 9-5, but the Bearcats wouldn’t relinquish their lead, killing the next two points and adding another ace en-route to a 15-10 set victory and taking the match, 3-2. The Bearcats totalled seven aces on the night, four of which came in the final set. Head coach Pete Hanson said errors kept the Buckeyes from challenging McKendree. “It’s a game of managing your errors as much as anything,” Hanson said. “We just didn’t do a good job of that at times when we needed to.” Not taking errors into account, the Buckeyes performed on par offensively with their performance on Friday, killing 58 balls and serving up six aces. Hanes led the Buckeyes with 22 kills and 10 digs, adding an ace and four block assists. The Bearcats were led by junior opposite hitter Zach Schnittker, who racked up 14 kills, two aces, five digs and four block assists. Ohio State opened the fourth set with an ace by junior setter Andrew Hillman as well as a kill and an ace by Ryan for a 5-1 advantage. Ohio State’s lead ballooned to as many as seven, but a late push by the Bearcats featuring back-to-back kills by sophomore outside hitter Patrick Ross cut the lead to 23-21. Attempting to force a fifth set, the Buckeyes would not be denied, using a kill by redshirt senior Blake Leeson and a block by Hillman and sophomore middle blocker Austin Gerwig to put the set away, 25-22. Hillman finished with 26 assists, two kills and two aces. Hillman spent the beginning of this season out with an injury he sustained in December during training, and he said he felt comfortable in his first match of the season. “The guys were very accepting of me being on the court, especially after being out for two months,” Hillman said. “They definitely picked me up and gave me a lot of energy.” Ohio State jumps back into nonconference play against No. 6 UCLA at 8 p.m. on Friday and USC at 11 p.m. on Saturday in Los Angeles. read more

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Campaigners are deeply concerned that the launch

first_imgCampaigners are “deeply concerned” that the launch of a new parliamentary inquiry into the educational support provided for disabled children and young people failed to mention inclusive education.The inquiry by the Commons education select committee will investigate the impact of major reforms to the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system that were introduced four years ago through the Children and Families Act.But The Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE) says the announcement of the committee’s inquiry – headed by disabled Tory MP and former education minister Robert Halfon (pictured, left) – made no mention of inclusive education.ALLFIE linked this with the Conservative party’s long-standing commitment to “end the bias towards the inclusion of children with special needs in mainstream schools”.In 2015, a year after the act was passed, the party boasted in its 2015 general election manifesto of how it had “created 2,200 more special schools places through our free schools programme”.Tara Flood, ALLFIE’s director, said she was “deeply concerned, frustrated and angry” at the failure to mention inclusive education in the inquiry launch, which she said was not an accident or “ignorance” but a deliberate attempt to “avoid the issue”.She said: “It is disingenuous of Halfon to have side-stepped the issue.”She said the government was called out on its lack of progress on inclusive education last August by the UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD), so the failure to mention inclusion was “not about ignorance, it is about actively avoiding the issue”.Flood said the Children and Families Act was part of a “perfect storm” of measures that were harming inclusive education, which included “hugely damaging cuts to local authority SEND support services”, and an increase in the powers of schools to exclude pupils.She said: “This is a perfect storm of policy and law dealing with the government’s ideological position of reversing the bias towards inclusive education.”She said it was “absolutely extraordinary” that the education committee had made no reference to the concluding observations made by the CRPD last year after it had examined the UK government’s implementation of the UN disability convention.CRPD was highly critical of the UK government’s approach to inclusive education, and the “persistence of a dual education system” that segregates increasing numbers of disabled children in special schools.CRPD called instead for a “coherent strategy” on “increasing and improving inclusive education”, which would include raising awareness of – and support for – inclusive education among parents of disabled children.The government has a commitment to build the capacity of mainstream schools to educate disabled children through the UN convention, said Flood.She said ALLFIE will be making these points to the committee “in the strongest terms”.One of the areas the education committee’s inquiry will examine is the act’s replacement of statements of special educational needs with new education, health and care plans (EHCPs), which last from birth to the age of 25 and set out all the support a family should receive.Local authorities in England had until this month to move all disabled children eligible for support from special educational needs (SEN) statements to new EHCPs.But Labour warned in last year’s general election manifesto for disabled people that the EHCP assessments were “being used to restrict access to support” for disabled children and young people.And in December, the education watchdog Ofsted warned that some parents were being asked to educate their disabled children at home because their schools were claiming they could not meet their needs.That report said that the proportion of pupils with an SEN statement or an EHCP attending a state-funded special school, rather than mainstream provision, had risen from 40 per cent in 2010 to 45 per cent of pupils.After the act’s introduction, ALLFIE warned that it had “thrown open a whole new door to segregation” because it weakened disabled children’s right to inclusion in a mainstream school.The education select committee will also investigate the level of funding for SEND.After the act was passed in 2014, the National Union of Teachers warned that the new SEND measures were “simply a cover for cost-cutting”.The inquiry will also look at how well the education, health and social care sectors have been co-operating.The education committee said the intention of the Children and Families Act had been to offer simpler, improved and consistent help for children and young people with SEND, while the government claimed the changes would give families greater choice in decisions.But the committee now wants to review the success of those reforms, how they have been implemented, and the impact they are having on disabled children and young people.Halfon said: “It has been four years since major SEND reforms were introduced and it’s important we examine whether the government’s stated ambitions for simpler, improved and consistent help for children and young people with SEND have been met.“There are rising concerns about the quality and access to SEN provision which the committee… will want to explore in this inquiry.“The committee’s current inquiry into alternative provision has heard considerable evidence that children with special educational needs are disproportionately excluded from school and over-represented in alternative provision.“During the course of our quality of apprenticeships and skills training inquiry we’ve also heard that with young people with SEN have faced significant barriers in accessing apprenticeships.”He added: “The 2014 act extended provision to young people up to the age of 25 and the committee is particularly keen to hear evidence about whether there is the right support available to enable young people to access appropriate post-18 opportunities such as studying at further education colleges and undertaking apprenticeships.”The deadline for submitting evidence to the inquiry is 14 June.last_img read more

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