Lagos Dissolves Boards of State Sports AssociationsÂ

first_imgThe Lagos State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode,  has approved with immediate effect, the dissolution of the 36 State Sport Associations excluding the State Football Association under the supervision of the Lagos State Sports Commission.The dissolution, according to the Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh,  becomes necessary to enable the state government to rejig and reposition the activities of all the sports associations in line with the vision of the state becoming the sports hub of Africa. The sporting associations which boards were dissolved are athletics, badminton, baseball, boxing, cricket, cycling, chess and darts.Other are, fives, football, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, karate, Kick-boxing, kung fu, tennis, rugby, rowing and yachting, scrabble and shooting. Also included are, squash, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tug of war, weightlifting, wrestling, volley-ball, golf, deaf sports, para sports, traditional sports, triathlon and sports medicine.Tandoh, on behalf of the Lagos State Government commended and thanked the chairmen and members of the dissolved boards for their dedication and the voluntary services rendered towards the development of sports at the grassroots in Lagos State. It would be recalled that the present boards of the 36 state sports associations were reconstituted in 2012 and their tenure had expired since 2016.Yellow House Tops Beehive School Inter-house SportsYellow House has successfully defended its position as the best house in Beehive School as it emerged champions of the school’s 2018 inter-house sports competition for the second year in a row.The house topped with a total of 28 medals consisting of 12 gold, 10 silver and six bronze medals.Red House came second with 29 medals made up of 11 gold, seven silver and 11 bronze medals while Blue House was third with six gold, 12 silver and five bronze medals, while Green House was fourth with 22 medals -five gold, five silver and 12 bronze medals.The event, which was held at the school’s newly constructed sports arena, witnessed a large turnout of parents, invited guests and pupils from schools around the Ikeja environs, who participated in the schools invitational relays.Pupils took part in various track and field events such as the 25 metres and 50 metres race for the nursery section while the primary pupils took part in the 100metres and relay races, high jump, sack race and filling the basket event.There were also field events like high jump, long jump and taekwondo demonstration by the children.Speaking at the event, the school’s PTA chairperson, Mrs. Bridget Elesin said, “Watching our children compete and have fun brings us the true joy of learning that education goes beyond just reading. Thanks to the proprietress, Mrs. Latifat Dosunmu and Beehive management for providing the facilities and developing sporting programmes that our kids enjoy being part of.”Speaking at the event, the proprietress Beehive School, Dosunmu restated her commitment to developing well-rounded children that can compete with their peers globally and promised investment in facilities to ensure that the pupils can develop their potentials to the fullest.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Postmedia partners with tech news service The Logic Another bet on journalism

first_img Email 0 Comments Facebook May 22, 201910:07 PM EDTLast UpdatedMay 22, 201910:11 PM EDT Filed under News Featured Stories Postmedia Network, Inc., the company that owns the National Post, will take a minority interest in The Logic, a subscription-based online news service that reports on the innovation economy.The deal is in its early stages and terms have not yet been agreed, but a letter of intent signed Wednesday will see Postmedia invest in The Logic and offer a selection of its work through online products including the National Post and various city papers.Some of The Logic’s content will be available to National Post readers, while some will remain restricted to paying subscribers.The Logic launched last year as a subscription based news service that also offers conference calls and daily briefings focused on tech and innovation. It has published ground-breaking work on issues such as Toronto’s dealings with Sidewalk Labs, and Facebook’s controversial advertising policies.The innovation economy is thriving in Canada and The Logic has tapped into the stories and insights that make it tick advertisement Postmedia CEO Andrew MacLeod: “Partnering with The Logic provides the opportunity to build, grow and validate digital subscription models which are showing increasing traction around the world.”Peter J. Thompson/Financial Post/File Postmedia partners with tech news service The Logic: ‘Another bet on journalism’ The deal will see Postmedia invest in The Logic and offer a selection of its work through online products including the National Post and various city papers More Comment Recommended For YouU.S. FDA approves Karyopharm Therapeutics’ blood cancer drugOntario Cannabis Store pulls affected CannTrust products amid Health Canada probeUPDATE 2-FDA approves expanded label for Regeneron/Sanofi’s DupixentTrump pick for Fed seat says doesn’t want to pull rug from under market -CNBCAP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt? What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation Join the conversation → Joseph Brean Share this storyPostmedia partners with tech news service The Logic: ‘Another bet on journalism’ Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Sponsored By: Headed by David Skok, formerly of the Toronto Star and Boston Globe, The Logic will retain its independence, and will continue to serve its community of subscribers, while also trying to expand it through the vastly larger distribution network of Postmedia.“The premise is that tech is not a siloed vertical, it really is the future of Canada,” Skok said in an interview. For a small startup, he said the investment and access to distribution will allow the news operation to grow and hire more journalists.Skok said that offering for free what it has so far charged money for will not dilute the value of his team’s work any more than the syndication strategies used by large American media outlets such as The New York Times and Washington Post. On the contrary, he expects it to lead to more subscribers through greater visibility.“It’s another bet on journalism for Postmedia,” said Postmedia CEO Andrew MacLeod in an interview.He described the partnership as a “graceful” way of simultaneously chasing the proven potential of digital subscriptions, while not threatening the company’s broader strategy of digital advertising.Putting up increasingly strict paywalls in pursuit of subscription dollars is a common strategy, but can be at cross-purposes to a digital advertising strategy that aims at the largest possible audience.MacLeod said there is evidence, however, that people are willing to pay for certain “bespoke” content bundles, such as The Logic, and these can be profitable.MacLeod also described the investment as something of a test for that strategy, which could be replicated in areas other than the innovation economy, such as food and wine or sports.“The innovation economy is thriving in Canada and The Logic has tapped into the stories and insights that make it tick while demonstrating, in a very short period of time, its strength and credibility in the space,” MacLeod said in a statement. “Partnering with The Logic provides the opportunity to build, grow and validate digital subscription models which are showing increasing traction around the world.”• Email: jbrean@nationalpost.com | Twitter: Reddit Twitter ← Previous Next →last_img read more