NPFL: Giwa a Game Away from Expulsion

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Giwa FC failed to turn up in Ilorin on Sunday for their Nigeria league match against Wikki Tourists and they could now be just a game away from being expelled from the league.Wikki thus conducted a walkover Giwa when it was clear they will not honour the game and there was no representation from them as to why they stayed away.Jos club Giwa has been banished to Ilorin after their home game against Enugu Rangers was abandoned due to crowd trouble.According to the framework and rules of the NPFL for the 2015/16 season, Article 13.27 clearly stipulated the consequence of missing consecutive matches without acceptable reasons to the organisers.It reads: “If a club fails to honour two consecutive matches without an acceptable reason to LMC such a club shall be expelled from the League and its matches played and unplayed match shall be cancelled.”And this sanction would also apply should Giwa fail to honour three cumulative matches in the season.Article 13.28 stated: “If a Club fails to honour three matches cumulatively within the League season without an acceptable reason to the LMC such a club shall be expelled from the League and its matches played and unplayed match shall be cancelled.”Meanwhile, Nigeria league leaders Enugu Rangers were brought down to earth yesterday when they fell 3-1 at Rivers United in continuation of the championship.It was their third loss of the campaign.Rangers closest rivals Abia Warriors and FC IfeanyiUbah canceled themselves out with a goalless draw in Nnewi.Second-placed Warriors now have 24 points, three points behind Rangers, while IfeanyiUbah are on 23 points.Bernard Ovoke gave hosts Rivers United the lead from the penalty spot in the 17th minute after Chigozie Ihunda was brought down inside the box.They doubled their advantage four minutes later through Christian Weli.Former Bayelsa United striker Ovoke, who incidentally trained with Rangers in the close season with a view to signing a contract, completed his brace on the stroke of half time.Rangers pulled a goal back in the 47th minute, when Gabriel Olalekan turned the ball into his own net for an own goal.Both teams had chances to score later on in the game, but they failed to do so.MATCH DAY 14Ikorodu FC 3-1 HeartlandMFM FC 3-0 Akwa UtdSunshine 0-1 Kanob PillarsShooting 2-2 Plateau UtdRivers Utd 3-1 RangersNasarawa 2-0 W’WolvesIfeanyiUbah 0-0 Abia WarriorsEnyimba 2-2 LobiTornadoes 1-0 Elkanemi*Wikki walks over Giwalast_img read more


first_imgThanking BCCI for awarding the match Ganguly said, “We Thanking BCCI for awarding the match Ganguly said, “We are happy that we got this game. This was going on for a while. We had requested the BCCI as we did not have an India game while every other seven venues had. BCCI always said you have the final. “We are thankful to BCCI for awarding this match to us. Criterion was Eden Gardens. Its historical. We are one of the best grounds in the world and its looking outstanding.” Ganguly, who became the CAB president after the untimely demise of Jagmohan Dalmiya, also remembered the former Board president and said it was him who had brought the final to the Eden. “Its a tribute to him. Hope he will be smiling up there. He had brought the final to here as the BCCI president,” he said. “I dont think its an achievement. Captaining India was a bigger achievement.” Asked whether the Eden was best suited for the marquee clash, Ganguly disagreed: “I dont think so. India have 20 venues which can host World Cups. We have superb stadiums all over the country.” With the sudden addition of a match that too the commercially lucrative India-Pakistan clash, handling tickets would be an issue, Ganguly pointed out. “Preparation and planning is not that difficult we prepare for every game, we try and make the best for every game. I dont think it thats a problem from that point of view. Handling and distribution will be an issue. We just have do it. We keep doing the same thing every day.” Asked about the wicket, he said, “It will be full of runs, what else.” PTI TAP SSC AHadvertisementlast_img read more

Men who drive flashy cars less attractive to women looking for serious relationship, study finds

first_imgWomen perceive men who flaunt their wealth as unsuitable partners for a long-term relationship, a new study suggests. US researchers from the University of Buffalo have revealed that ostentatious displays, such as driving a flashy car, could be detrimental when it comes to finding a potential partner.This, they say, is because people who drive extravagant vehicles are viewed as less reliable and more sexually promiscuous. The study, published in Springer’s journal Evolutionary Psychological Science, asked 375 undergraduate students to complete anonymous online surveys in a bid to investigate how others interpret a man’s display of wealth. The participants first read through the descriptions of two men who were purchasing cars and were asked to rate each character on dating and parenting behaviours, his interest in relationships and his attractiveness to others.Both fictional men spent the same budget but, while one man made a frugal investment, the other opted for a car with new paint, larger wheels and an impressive sound system.The results showed that both male and female participants rated the man with the flashy car as being more interested in brief sexual relationships and did not tick the boxes for a long-term committed partner.Interestingly, the man who made the frugal car purchase scored much higher and also received top marks as a potential life partner, parent and provider.“Participants demonstrated an intuitive understanding that men investing in the display of goods featuring exaggerated sensory properties have reproductive strategies with higher mating effort and greater interest in short-term sexual relationships as well as lower paternal investment and interest in long-term committed romantic relationships than men investing in practical considerations,” explains Daniel Kruger, lead author of the study.Jessica Kruger, co-author added: “This contrasts with the notion that men’s conspicuous resource displays are attractive to women because they reliably signal expected future resource investment in partners and especially in offspring.”Sourcelast_img read more

170000 Oregon Residents Enrolled In Coverage

first_img170,000 Oregon Residents Enrolled In Coverage This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Cover Oregon officials reported that 170,000 residents signed up for new health coverage effective Jan. 1 despite problems with that state’s site. Meanwhile, Anthem Blue Cross extended the payment deadline for Connecticut applicants until Jan. 15, and MNsure officials are under pressure to get their site working smoothly.The Oregonian: About 170,000 Oregonians Enroll In Health Insurance Despite Exchange ProblemsAbout 170,000 Oregonians used the state or Oregon’s health insurance exchange to enroll in health insurance effective Jan. 1, according to statistics released Tuesday. A joint release from the Oregon Health Authority and Cover Oregon stressed that enrollment proceeded despite problems with the health exchange website that forced consumers to submit paper applications to be processed by an army of temporary hires (Budnick, 1/7). The CT Mirror: Anthem Extends Payment Deadline For Obamacare CustomersWith some customers still waiting to receive bills or have their payments processed, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is extending the deadline for customers to pay their first month’s premium to Jan. 15. The five-day extension means that people who signed up for coverage through the state’s health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, by Dec. 23 will receive coverage retroactive to Jan. 1 as long as they pay their premium by next Wednesday. Anthem is the state’s largest health insurer and also dominates the market on plans sold through the Connecticut’s health insurance exchange (Becker, 1/7). The Star Tribune: Pressure Building For MNsure OfficialsAs MNsure officials scramble to eliminate the problems bedeviling the state’s health care exchange, they are facing a growing swirl of constituencies demanding accountability. Gov. Mark Dayton has strongly criticized one major vendor and publicly demanded improvement since the bumpy rollout of the website in October. The state legislative auditor launched a review Tuesday to determine to what degree vendors and state officials are responsible for the problems. And a committee of state legislators will convene Thursday demanding answers for a program envisioned as a gateway to health insurance for more than 800,000 Minnesotans this year (Crosby, 1/7). last_img read more