Okello has in the recent past been deployed at several high profile games (file photo)FIFA trained security personnel, Dixon Okello has been appointed to work at the 2019 AFCON U20 finals in Niger.Okello has been appointed among the two security personnel for the tournament and will be in charge of group A that consists of hosts Niger, Nigeria, South Africa and Burundi.Algerian Rachid Medjiba is the other, and will handle group B which has Ghana, Senegal, Mali and Bukina Faso.Okello will oversee the security affairs for the opening match when Niger takes on South Africa opening match on 2ndFebruary 2019.Okello’s experience in handling high profile CAF engagements has seen him move up the ranks and it comes as no surprise that he will feature at such an important tournament.He was the head of security for the CAF Champions League game between Al Ahly against Horoya Guinea in Cairo and once again on duty for the Al Ahly – Seithief semifinal duel.Lately, he was in Dar es Salaam for Tanzania’s Simba Sports Club at home against Algerian side Jeunesse Sportive De la Saoura in a CAF Champions League group D duel on 12th January 2019 at the national stadium.The U-20 tournament will kick off on 2nd February and wind up two weeks later in Niger.CAF’s Full Delegation to Niger:Ahmad Ahmad (CAF President)Organization Committee:Almamy Kabele Camara (1st Vice President)Members: Issaka Adamou (Niger), Bakary Adamou (Niger), Bakary K. Jammeh (Gambia), Abiodun Oluseyi Akinwunmi (Nigeria), Bruno Arthur Didavi (Benin), Frederick Eric Crentsil (Ghana), Kossi Gbenyo Lamadokou (Togo), Malik Toe (Cote d’ Ivoire), Mohamed Salem El Kory (Mauritania), Ouredraogo Wend Pouyre Frederic (Burkina Faso)President’s Office: Loic GerandDisciplinary Jury:Issa Sama (Burkina Faso), Emmanuel Kande Kalombo (DRC), Bernard Chidziva (Zimbabwe)Appeals Commission:Thaddeus Sory (Ghana)Referees’ Commission:Onias Felix Tangawarima (Zimbabwe)Medical Commission:Group A: Dr. Cyrille Mouyopa (Ghana)Group B: Dr. Cyrille Serges Dah (Cote D’Ivory)Technical Study Group:Group A: Korichi Taoufik (AlgeriaGroup B: Ahmed Yusuf (Nigeria)General Coordinators:Group A: Kabelo Bosilong (South Africa)Group B: Ibrahim Tiemogo (Niger)Assistant General Coordinators:Group A: Imade El Fahouss (Morocco)Group B: Nasiru Jibril (Nigeria)Security Officials:Group A: Dixon Okello (Uganda)Group B: Rachid Medjiba (Algeria)Media Officers:Group A: Sarr Farid (Burkina Faso)Group B: Yves Leopold Kom (Cameroon)Media Editors:French Editor: Antoine Battiomo (Burkina Faso)English Editor: Momodu Bah (Gambia)Event Planning & Protocol:Nathalie Leon Basque (Cote D’Ivoire)Comments Tags: AFCON U20Dixon Okellotop
The Union Buildings, Pretoria.Following the African National Congress’s win in South Africa’s general elections of 22 April, Jacob Zuma is to be sworn in as the country’s fourth president of the post-apartheid era. The inauguration ceremony will take place on the 9 May 2009 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.Media arrangements have been made to allow media to effectively cover the event within the space constraints. The following media advisory has been issued by the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS).AccreditationOnly accredited media representatives will be able to cover the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. Accreditation demand is high and all media organisations are therefore requested to submit their accreditation details based on requirements released by GCIS. See the following websites:South African Government InformationGovernment Communication and Information SystemThe Accreditation Centre will be situated at the Pretoria Art Gallery on Schoeman Street, Pretoria. Media accreditation will permit access to cover the event and the Media Centre located at the Southern Lawns of the Union Buildings, Pretoria. Media representatives will not be permitted to access any media facilities or access to the event without accreditation.The Accreditation Centre will be open for media accreditation from Tuesday, 5 May 2009 at 13h00 until Thursday, 7 May 2009 at 18h00.All members of the media who have submitted their details for accreditation should bring their press card, identity document or passport to be accredited.Media facilitiesThe media facilities and services for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration are designed to provide the best possible working conditions for accredited media representatives covering the event.Media pool Broadcast – The Amphitheatre of the Union Buildings is the main venue for the event. The host broadcaster has been granted exclusive access to the event and will provide both clean sound and video feeds for all broadcasters covering the event. The feeds will be available at the media centre and at the live stand up positions located at the Southern Lawns. All broadcasters except for the host broadcaster will be based at the Southern Lawns. The host broadcaster will also cover the airport arrivals.Photography – A photography pool has been arranged comprising of media agencies and media groups. The pool pictures will be available to all photographers via email and in the Media Centre at the Southern Lawns.The pools have been arranged as follows:Union Buildings Amphitheatre Pool Area: Balcony X 4Media group/agency:AvusaIndependent NewspapersAFPReutersPool Area: Dome X 6Media group/agency:APEPAMedia 24SapaAvusaGalloPool Area: Arrivals in the Amphitheatre X 2Media group/agency:EPAAPPavement and Southern Lawn Route Pool Area: Arrivals from the pavement opposite the Amphitheatre X 8Media group/agency:AFPAvusaMedia 24APReutersCaxtonSapaIndependent NewspapersPool Area: Stage Pit (Southern Lawns) X 9Media group/agency:AFPAvusaMedia 24APReutersIndependent NewspapersCaxtonSapaMail and GuardianAirport arrivals Pool Area: OR Tambo International AirportMedia group/agency:APReutersScribesThe scribes/journalists will be accommodated on the balcony of the Amphitheatre without their cameras. This includes radio stations broadcasting the event live.Media centreThe Media Centre will have all the core facilities needed for media reporting on the inauguration. The centre will be at the Southern lawns of the Union Buildings, Pretoria.The Media Centre will be run by the South African Government Media Team, staffed with specialist media practitioners including media and event professionals.The media workspaces will have the following:Internet enabled desktop PCsDesks and tables including powerA reception and enquiries deskTechnology support staffVideo and sound feedsPhotographic pool picturesScreen to monitor the poolsMembers of the media are advised to bring their laptops and internet connections as the connections are limited. The Media Centre will operate on Saturday, 9 May 2009, at 05h00 until the close of proceedings at 17h00.Media statements and speeches delivered will be distributed at the Media Centre by the South African Government Media Team.AccommodationMedia representatives are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. Media can make arrangements at hotels around Pretoria and Johannesburg.Arrival and transportationOR Tambo International Airport is considered the port of entry for all international arrivals.Members of the media are advised to arrange their own transport for the inauguration. Car rentals are available at the airport.ParkingMedia is advised to park at Ritondale Sports Field on Saturday, 9 May 2009, where they will be shuttled to the Union Buildings and later taken back to their cars. The shuttle service will be available when proceedings end. All media are requested to arrive at 05h00 on Saturday morning.GCIS media contactsThemba Maseko (spokesperson): 083 645 0810Harold Maloka: 082 847 9799Thabo Masebe: 082 410 8087
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes (left) celebrates his second quarter touchdown with running back Jalin Marshall #7 (right) during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)Ohio State just took a 35-21 lead over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl on running back Ezekiel Elliott’s fourth touchdown of the game, a 48-yard scamper.After the play, Elliott did Buckeye defense lineman Joey Bosa’s patented shrug celebration, a way of recognizing the star defensive end, who was ejected from the game in the first quarter for targeting.Bosa saw the shout-out, and acknowledged it on Twitter. See you Zeke— Joey Bosa (@jbbigbear) January 1, 2016Ohio State just intercepted a DeShone Kizer pass, and could put this game out of reach for good.
FREDERICTON – New Brunswickers will buy their legal marijuana at a subsidiary of the province’s liquor commission — and have sommelier-like staff to guide them.The province also announced Wednesday the stores will be more tightly controlled than liquor outlets, but home delivery will be available.“No one under the legal age will be allowed inside the premises. That will happen at the reception area, after which people will be able to enter the retail environment,” NB Liquor president Brian Harriman told a news conference.“The product will be displayed under glass cases and it will be a one-on-one shopping experience … We will ensure our retail staff are highly trained and able to educate and help people who want to learn about cannabis have that opportunity in the store environment.”Finance Minister Cathy Rogers said other jurisdictions like Colorado and Washington recommended starting with tight government oversight, and New Brunswick’s Crown-owned liquor agency is well-positioned for the job.“NB Liquor has the experience in the retail market selling a regulated substance, and we believe their knowledge and expertise will provide for a smooth transition into this new territory,” she said.The federal government is expected to legalize recreational marijuana starting in July 2018, although some provinces, territories and police agencies have lobbied for a delay. Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor has said the government is sticking to the deadline, and Rogers says that’s the date New Brunswick is preparing for.A tender was recently issued for 20 retail locations in 15 communities across the province.Harriman said the retail locations will be separate from anywhere liquor is now sold. The number of employees has not been determined, but each will require a lot of product knowledge, he said.Jamie Agnew, president of the CUPE local that represents about 500 NB Liquor employees, said staff will have to be trained much like sommeliers in liquor stores.“People need to know about the CBDs and the THCs, sativa and indica. There’s a lot of science around the marijuana now. Just as in wine and scotch, there’s a tasting wheel,” said Agnew, who currently uses medicinal marijuana himself.Last month, Ontario announced it plans to set the minimum age at 19 and sell cannabis through government-run outlets.Earlier this month, Alberta proposed to make 18 the minimum age to use cannabis, with no decision yet on whether to sell cannabis through government-run stores or through private operators. The Nova Scotia government is seeking feedback on a legal age of 19 for marijuana use, with sales through a Crown corporation like the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.Ross Wetmore, a critic for the Opposition Progressive Conservatives in New Brunswick, said his party would have preferred a private retail model, but will reserve further comment until they see all the details.The minimum age to buy recreational marijuana, pricing, the name of the new stores, and the kind of education programs have yet to be determined.Wetmore said many of those things should already be decided.“We should have been starting our education right now. We are behind on that. Law enforcement has some concerns. We have a lot of questions to ask of the minister,” Wetmore said.Harriman said online sales will also be available for pick-up at a retail store or home delivery.He said it has not been determined who will do the home delivery, but it will require the same kind of identification and age verification at the door that’s now in place for delivery of medicinal marijuana.Both Rogers and Harriman say the goal is to get recreational cannabis out of the hands of young people and criminals.Harriman said the experience in other places such as Colorado has been that the illegal market is reduced significantly once sales are controlled and legalized.Rogers said illegal dispensaries will remain illegal, and an issue for public safety officials to deal with.
New members to the Board include Lori Ackerman, Margo Wagner, and Carol Leclerc.Ackerman will be serving as Vice-Chair, Wagner as Board Chair, and Leclerc as Director at Large.Wendy Benyk is serving as finance committee chair for a second term.CEO of Northern Development Initiative Trust, Joel McKay, says he would like to congratulate Wagner on becoming the Board’s first female chair.“I want to congratulate Chair Wagner on her election as Chair of the Trust’s Board of Directors and as the first female to sit at the head of the director’s table. I admire Chair Wagner’s commitment to the people and causes that impact the north and look forward to working together with her and the rest of our executive team.”Northern Development is an independent regional economic development corporation focused on stimulating economic growth and job creation in Central and Northern British Columbia. PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The Northern Development Initiative Trust has announced the acclimation of three new executive members to its board of directors.According to the Trust, for the first time since its inception, the board has a female chair and an all-female executive committee.These new executive members were elected at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting on April 24, 2019.
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called for paribartan (change) of guard at the Centre to get rid of the fear psychosis, particularly among the business community, which the Narendra Modi government has induced in the country.”There was a time when the people of the country loved the leader of their nation. But now people are apprehensive about the leader. This situation prevailing in the country needs a change. If this happens, I assure you that the business community and the industrialists will not face any problem. Communities like the Marwaris and the Punjabis will be able to live peacefully. We will work together and bring a new policy to ensure that you do not suffer from any harassment,” Banerjee said at a Holi celebration event organised by the International Marwari Federation. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIn a word of advice to the business community, Banerjee reiterated that till they (BJP) are in power at the Centre, they should be alert and careful. “The businessmen are scared as agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), I-T (Income Tax) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) are being set against them,” she maintained. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister lashed out at BJP for questioning her religion and threw a Sanskrit mantra chanting challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. “Puja does not only mean sporting a tilak, Amit (Shah) babu and Modi babu (PM Modi). Come have a competition of mantras with me. Let’s see who knows more Sanskrit mantras,” she said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”They allege we do not allow Pujas in Bengal. They should go and see how many ‘mandirs’ (temples) have been constructed. Humanity is my religion and I do not need lectures from them about religion,” she added. Providing a list of the shrines that have received a facelift during her government’s rule, she said that the state government has recently inaugurated a skywalk at Dakshineshwar. Tarakeshwar and Tarapith have been developed and Gangasagar has witnessed a total overhaul. “People used to say ‘Sab tirtha barbar, Gangasagar ekbar’. Now they say ‘Gangasagar barbar’. They have failed in building the Ram Mandir and simply engage in political rhetoric over it before elections,” Banerjee said. Continuing her tirade against the saffron party, she asserted that she believes in playing Holi with colours “unlike some sections (BJP) which believe in paying with blood”. “I believe in playing Holi with colours and with a pure mind, unlike them who believe in playing Holi with the blood of others. I do not need to learn the meaning of communal harmony from a divisive force like the BJP,” Banerjee said. She urged the people of the state to maintain communal harmony on the days of ‘Doljatra’ (as the festival of colours is known in Bengal) and Holi and cautioned people to be on guard against any effort to disturb peace in the state.
Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a petition seeking stay on election to Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency till the name of Naitik Party candidate is included in the list of contestants. The petition, filed by Naitik Party which also demanded Rs 1 lakh compensation from the Election Commission, was heard by the high court’s Lucknow bench of justices PK Jaiswal and Rajnish Kumar. The petitioner alleged that nomination of its candidate was “improperly rejected by the returning officer (Lucknow district magistrate) for favouring another candidate (Union Home Minister) Rajnath Singh on caste consideration”. Polling in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh including Lucknow is scheduled for May 6 in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections.
Hot Takedown Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (April 12, 2016), we explore the pain of Jordan Spieth’s collapse in the final round of the 2016 Masters with Golf Digest’s Shane Ryan, we argue about Sam Hinkie’s legacy with the Philadelphia 76ers and ask whether his resignation is a referendum on tanking in the NBA, and we preview the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Plus, a significant digit on the Detroit Tigers fan who caught five foul balls at a home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Links to what we discuss are here:ESPN’s Ian O’Connor says Jordan Spieth’s collapse was the most shocking in golf’s history.Neil Paine explains why Spieth’s choke also required a great comeback from Englishman Danny Willett.Here is Sam Hinkie’s 13-page letter to the Philadelphia 76ers’ investors.And here’s Albert Burneko of Deadspin telling us why Hinkie’s words are self-congratulatory and borderline incoherent.On the other side, 76ers’ blogger Andrew Unterberger says Hinkie gave Philly hope.The Washington Post’s Fancy Stats blog outlines the fatal flaws of this year’s NHL playoff teams.And Kevin Allen in USA Today says there are no favorites on the way to the Stanley Cup.Significant Digit: about 1 in 262 trillion. That’s the estimated likelihood of catching five foul balls at the home of the Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park — a feat achieved by Tigers’ fan Bill Dugan at a game on Monday. Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong.