Gov. Ortom Appoints Veteran Sports Journalist, Ediba, as SSA

first_imgIn the appointment letter, Governor Ortom explained that the choice of Ediba as a SSA was purely on merit and stressed that it is also, a call to national service.He therefore urged the newly appointed SSA to mobilize all his qualities which singled him out for this appointment to justify the confidence reposed in him.Reacting, Mr. Ediba expressed glory to God and gratitude to Governor Samuel Ortom. He assured him that he will discharge his duties and responsibilities with absolute commitment, high sense of responsibility and diligence to justify the confidence reposed in him.Ediba, who hails from Adim-Akpa, Allan Ward of Otukpo Local Government Area of Venue State has been involved in sport reporting in the last 60 years with several newspapers.He also held several positions at different times in the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Samuel Ortom George Okoh in MakurdiGovernor Samuel Ortom has appointed a veteran Sports Journalist, Law Possible Ediba, as Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Sports.According to the appointment letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Anthony A. Ijohor (SAN), the appointment takes effect from 8th June, 2020.last_img read more

Barbados gastro outbreak not linked to sewage problem

first_imgBarbados health authorities have blamed a recent outbreak of gastroenteritis on the south coast to “a localized food-borne disease outbreak at a specific food business” even as the United States Embassy issued a statement indicating that recent tests at its residences “revealed bacteria at elevated levels in the tap water.”Localized food-borne diseaseThe Ministry of Health said it had conducted an epidemiological investigation into the matter and concluded the outbreak was “a localized food-borne disease outbreak at a specific food business” and it was continuing to focus its resources on the south coast as it sought to contain any threat to public health as a result of the sewage spills in the area.The Ministry of Health reported that no new cases of gastroenteritis had been reported since January 3, this year and that following the epidemiological investigation, 34 cases met the criteria for the gastroenteritis outbreak investigation.Addressing sewage spill The authorities say they have been dealing with the sewage spill that has severely affected the island’s south coast. Restaurants and other food outlets impacted by the more than yearlong sewage crisis, are being told they should not feel pressured to shut down, as the temporary fixes implemented by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) seem to be holding for the time being.Earlier this month, BWA Rapid Response and Communications Manager Joyann Haigh said there had been no effluent on the streets for several days and that businesses could take solace in the fact that there was progress in tackling the problem.“We have put the station in Bay Street online, we also took some customers offline and this is taking some of the load off the south coast sewage station and placing onto the Bridgetown sewage plant,” Haigh told Barbados TODAY publication.US embassy cautions its staffersIn its statement, the US Embassy said as a precautionary measure, it is recommending to its staff to “boil their drinking water or use bottled water” and that it would continue to monitor the situation.It said staff members should follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) directions on how to stay healthy and safe, “which include guidance on safe drinking and eating.”last_img read more

Gardner Minshew gets weird nickname from Leonard Fournette; group records ‘Minshew Mania’ video

first_imgFew NFL fans had heard of Gardner Minshew II before this season, but the Jaguars’ unlikely hero is fast becoming one of the best stories of the year.The rookie quarterback out of Washington State rallied the team to a 26-24 victory in Denver on Sunday, just his latest heroics since taking over for the injured Nick Foles in the season opener. Just check out how he dodges several pass rushers to keep a play alive before firing a touchdown pass in the third quarter. Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey (back) inactive vs. Broncos, ending streak of 51 straight games MINSHEW MAGIC!@GardnerMinshew finds @track_chaser for the TD.#DUUUVAL pic.twitter.com/eqQfYsH1fG— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) September 29, 2019After the game, Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette — who had a great afternoon himself with 225 yards rushing — shared a nickname for Jacksonville’s new hero.”His name is ‘Jock Strap King,'” Fournette said, referencing a tale he told recently about how Minshew stretches in his, well, jock strap, in the locker room. Related News Jalen Ramsey trade rumors: Jaguars turned down two first-round picks for star cornerbackcenter_img The “Minshew Mania” hype surrounding the young quarterback inspired a Jacksonville-based music trio, Sister Sound, to record a video about him: “We went from, ‘Hey, what are we gonna do?’ to ‘Hey, give me some more Minshew.'”Minshew has completed 69% of his passes this season for 905 yards, with seven touchdowns, one interception … one bad nickname and a fun music video. And then, after giving Minshew that nickname more befitting of a high school player, Fournette shared some genuine praise for the rookie.”He’s stronger than you think,” Fournette said. “I don’t know if the mustache gives him power or what.”last_img read more