Burial Programme for Keshi Released

first_imgA member of the Keshi Burial Committee who is also Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah, who revealed yesterday in Asaba that details of the burial arrangements had been made public, said the ceremonies shall hold between Thursday, July 28, and Sunday, July 31.Ukah, said that the funeral for the late soccer icon would kick off in Edo State on Thursday, July 28, 2016 with a Requiem Mass at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, Airport Road, Benin-City, from 9:00 am. It is to be followed by Lying-in-State at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, also in Benin-City, at 11:00am.“There will also be a novelty match by All Stars as well as a session of tributes in honour of the late soccer star at the stadium.“The same day, his remains will depart Benin-City for Asaba, Delta State, from 1:15pm”, Ukah noted. On arrival, there will be lying in state ceremony at Stephen Keshi International Stadium, Indoor Hall, Asaba, from 3:15pm, followed by a novelty match by All Stars and Tributes at Stephen Keshi International Stadium, Asaba, from 3:30pm,” Ukah stressed.According to the obsequies released by the burial committee the Service of Songs/Vigil Mass will the same day hold at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church Illah at 6:00pm,On Friday, July 29, 2016 the body leaves Asaba for Illah by 7am, with a brief stopover at the Ogbelani Palace for traditional rites at 8:00am. The late Keshi was a traditional chief of Illah. It is to be followed shortly afterwards by lying-in-state at his family home, Ukpologwu Quarters, Illah, from 8:30am.Also on Friday, a Requiem Mass will take place at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, at 10:00am; followed by interment at his family compound, Ukpologwu Quarters, Illah, from 12:30pm while entertainment of guests is to follow at Omorka Primary School Playground from 12:30pm.The burial ceremonies are expected to be rounded off at 10:00am on Sunday, July 31, with a Thanksgiving Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah.Meanwhile, activities towards a befitting funeral for the late Nigerian football hero have reached advanced stage with renovation work intensified at Keshi’s country-home at Illah.Keshi died suddenly in Benin-City, Edo State, on June 8, 2016 aged 54 years.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Omon-Julius Onabu in AsabaThe remains of late former Super Eagles Captain and Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, are to be laid to rest in his hometown, Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State on July 29, 2016.last_img read more

Kendall Coleman is Syracuse’s 6-foot-3, 265-pound poet

first_img Published on April 12, 2018 at 10:30 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Kendall Coleman is Syracuse’s 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive end. He’s also a poet.Sometimes, he throws his headphones on and listens to Kendrick Lamar or J. Cole for inspiration. He fills blank spots in their songs with his own words and studies how their pacing, word choice, rhythm and overall story arc work together. Other times, inspiration hits him when he’s sitting in class, walking around campus or on the team plane. His ideas could develop in a matter of minutes or hours, depending on the day.“I’ll be sitting on campus and I see the sunset setting over the (David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics) in the back of campus. ‘Like wow, that’s a neat sight.’ I’ll write about it. This happens whenever, wherever.”“This” is Coleman’s love for poetry: Specifically, the process of creating art and capturing scenes. Dozens of poems sit in the notes app in his iPhone. Nobody but Coleman reads them. He will begin his third year as a likely starter on the Syracuse defensive line this fall, but he uses poetry as a means to free himself from feeling boxed in by perceptions about who a football player is supposed to be.An Indianapolis native, Coleman tied for second among defensive linemen for the Orange with 28 tackles last season, and he started 11 games as a freshman in 2016. About two years ago, in his first year at SU, he started jotting down poems regularly as a means to be creative, fulfill a passion and de-stress. He has written poems about love, transformation and SU’s Remembrance Week. He has performed twice in front of audiences on the SU campus despite not having taken a poetry class in his life.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Words are very powerful,” Coleman said. “When people use words in the right way, it can control a lot of different emotions and perspectives. Instead of just writing to write, I try to capture beautiful moments around campus, because it’s about being more than a football player. I want to make sure the world knows me as more than Kendall Coleman, No. 55.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff Photographer“Poetry helps a lot to not only internalize what I’ve got going on, but actually get it out there, get it on paper, and be able to accept it for what it is and move forward from there,” Coleman said. “Poems take me on a mental adventure.”Poetry is a refuge for the brain — reading poems can help the brain cope with turmoil, according to a study by the University of California. Poetry is quiet. Sports, especially football, are loud and physical. That’s why Coleman finds peace in his notes app, typing away feelings or describing scenes.In October, in front of about 40 people at Schine Student Center, Coleman walked up on stage and performed a poem in honor of the families of those who lost loved ones in Pan Am Flight 103. He entitled it, “Remember me?”Do you remember me?Remember all the places I told you I wanted to see?Remember I had all these aspirations of things I wanted to be?Remember how much I used to care? And all the love I used to shareHoping my love would travel around the world like waves in the sea?Understand that these people are just like you and me.Understand that they are more than just a memoryWhose souls will never ask “do you remember me?”Afterward, Coleman met up with former Syracuse tight end and fellow poet Cameron MacPherson, a 2016 Remembrance Scholar. MacPherson performed a poem in honor of Thomas Schultz, whom he represented for the week.“What are you doing here? You’re a poet?” MacPherson recalls asking Coleman.“I was kind of blown away,” MacPherson said later.Coleman wrote up the eight-line piece and performed it because, a few days earlier, Remembrance Scholars had visited one of his classes and explained the gravity of the event. Pan Am Flight 103 exploded in 1988 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Thirty-five SU students on the flight who were returning to the United States from studies abroad were killed. Coleman felt inspired to utilize his talent and create a tribute for them.That wasn’t Coleman’s first performance. Last spring, Hernz Laguerre, another former Syracuse football player, needed a favor. His friend in a sorority was asking for men to perform in a pageant. Laguerre knew Coleman was a “stand-out individual,” so he asked him if he would get on stage for a few minutes. Because it was for charity, and Coleman wanted to do his friend a favor, he signed up.He decided the topic of his poem would be a friend, Leah, which means “Lemon tree” in Greek. He wrote about the beauty of her name, tying in a lemon tree as a figure. He said he felt comfortable despite being the only freshman to perform among a group of all juniors and seniors. After the performance, a member of the audience walked up to him and said the tone reminded him of J. Cole, one of Coleman’s sources for inspiration.“I was nervous,” Coleman said. “The spotlight shines in your face, but I got a good feel, got into my rhythm and went about how I wanted it to go.”Talia Trackim | Design EditorColeman rereads his own work to familiarize himself with where his thoughts were, who he was and how he has grown since he wrote a poem. When he started writing, he wanted everything to rhyme. Now, he just focuses on telling a story and understands that not all lines have to rhyme. They just have to be in the right spot.I am lost…but that’s okayI have lost my moneyI have lost my carI have lost my relationships…but that’s okayI have lost my happinessI have lost my angerI have lost my sadness…but that’s okayI have lost my willI have lost my motivationI have lost my spirit…but that’s okayIt was never mine to hold onto anywayWhat set Coleman on his quest for his hobby wasn’t a love for poetry or being called a bookworm for hunkering down in a library reading books and short stories. What sparked his love was an elementary school literary assignment, when he was assigned a report on a poet. Coleman and his mother, Nikki, drove to a local library and found a poem by Langston Hughes, “Mother to Son.” It told story of life struggles, how a mother worked hard and “how she passed the torch to her son.”“The message there is, ‘You have to keep pushing forward,’” Coleman said. “That one has stuck with me for a long time now. When I see my mom, or hear her voice, I know she’s there and what she did in helping me get where I am.”In seventh grade, Coleman waited until the last minute to finish a writing assignment. But he whipped up a few lines of poetry and “the words just started flowing.” It wasn’t until his senior year of high school that he picked up poetry for real, again thanks to a school assignment. The words came naturally to him, a sign that poetry could be worth pursuing. He said last week that he’d love to involve poetry in his career. But he won’t hang up or frame any of his work until he deems it good enough. He hasn’t yet. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

McGeever admits they left some scores after them.

first_imgAfterwards, manager Charlie McGeever said they had a bad start and hadn’t played as well as they could The Tipperary title holders came from behind to score a massive 6 points in the final 7 minutes of the match in Clonmel Sportsground yesterday afternoon. Charlie McGeever’s men had failed to get ahead throughout most of the 60 minutes…the Limerick side went ahead right from the start with a goal and a point within the first three minutes of the game.But a hard won score from Seamus Kennedy levelled the match in the final moments, before Michael Quinlivan put over a 45 to put Clonmel in the lead…the win was sealed with another point from Kennedy to leave the final score 12 points to 1-07. last_img

Hurley announces conclusion to Munster career

first_imgThe 31 year old confirmed the news on instagram saying he’s happy to have played out his dream but a new challenge awaits.Meanwhile, Munster have confirmed a match against the New Zealand Maori later this year.The game will take place in Thomond park on Friday November 11th.last_img

World-Ranked Poet to Host Free Lunch-time Monthly Event at Pompano Beach…

first_imgLunch with Art—Poetry Edition Hosted by “Eccentrich”First Thursday of every month | 12:15pm You could be a poet!  If you are intrigued by the storied art form of poetry and want to learn more about expressing yourself, then sign up for the free Lunch with Art– Poetry Edition at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. These monthly lunchtime gatherings are hosted by Sharonda “Eccentrich” Richardson, the #14 ranked female poet in the world! Expanding upon the success of the Lunch with Art visual programs at Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Cultural Division is now offering this exciting new poetry version on the first Thursday of each month from 12:15-1:15 pm. Light refreshments will be served, but guests are also allowed to bring their own lunch. For more information and to reserve your seat, www.ccpompano.org.Eccentrich, who has competed on the international level at the World of Women Poetry Slam, feels that everyone can benefit from learning more about poetry. “Poetry is a wonderful way of expressing yourself,” she said. “Everyone is capable of writing a poem because it is such a personal way of communicating your feelings. Some of my darkest times and most incredible triumphs have inspired my best poems. It is tremendous release to be able to write down your inner thoughts in a meaningful way, and this class will help people learn how to do just that!”Each class will become a unique cultural experience immersing guests into the art form. Guests will listen to poems, learn about their varied structures, and be given tips and encouragement to begin creating their own verses! Genres that will be explored include 6-word poems, blackout poetry, bio poems, haikus, free verse and more.About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs DepartmentThe mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance, and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historic Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely House. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.last_img read more

Miami Carnival Reviewing Plans for 2020 Staging

first_imgWhile many major entertainment events around the world have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Miami Carnival is going ahead with plans for a 2020 staging to be held this fall. In a statement, the carnival organizers said they are monitoring the progress of the coronavirus and its impact on events scheduled for the Fall season. Changes may have to be made to ensure that the guidelines set out by the CDC are followed, but the event has not been cancelled. Miami Carnival is held every year in October, on the weekend leading up to Columbus Day. We look forward to keeping you informed about this year’s Miami Carnival and will include any contingency plans for us to have a safe and healthy event.” Please be assured that the safety and health of our patrons and stakeholders are what is most important to us. We will make sure that we are within the recommended guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to limit the spread of the virus in our local communities. We are also working closely with our host sponsor, The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, who has been working tirelessly with local officials and hotel operators on the process of being able to safely welcome back travels into the South Florida area. “The GMCVB has a long-standing partnership with the Miami Carnival,” said Connie Kinnard, Vice President of Multicultural Tourism & Development. “The Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee, the producers of the stable cultural festival Miami Carnival for the past 35 years in South Florida, are diligently monitoring COVID-19, consulting with our sponsors, Miami-Dade and Broward County elected officials, health officials, parks departments and stakeholders, and will make a decision as to what our event will look like this year. Read the statement below: “We applaud the Miami Carnival planning team for their vision to continue the Miami Carnival in the fall. Things are evolving concerning guidelines for gatherings and festivals in general due to Covid19, but we are committed to continuing our support of the festival based upon the implementation of the best scenarios for success and safety.”last_img read more

New details emerge after sudden death of Georgia Tech’s Brandon Adams

first_imgAdam was stepping, or step dancing, with friends when he collapsed and hit his head, according to a police report obtained by the AJC.The report noted friends of Adams told Georgia Tech police they were all practicing stepping in the garage area of a townhouse near the university’s campus when they took a water break, which is when Adams fell backward and hit his head. Related News Georgia Tech defensive tackle Brandon Adams dies at 21 Georgia Tech defensive tackle Brandon Adams died March 23 in Atlanta.The university did not immediately disclose information regarding the circumstances of Adams’ death, but a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution revealed new details Saturday. Adams then went into convulsions and began to foam at the mouth, according to the report. He was taken, by friends, to Emory University Hospital Midtown where hospital staff told police he was alive when he arrived. Adams, 21, was later pronounced dead.The report stated his death appeared to be natural and there was no evidence of foul play.“Nothing in Mr. Adams’ autopsy by the (Georgia Bureau of Investigation) on Monday pointed to foul play and we have no evidence right now to merit a criminal investigation,” a police statement read. “Witnesses have told our investigators that Adams had been participating in a dance routine when he collapsed suddenly. The Department is awaiting toxicology and other lab results being tested by the GBI following the autopsy to determine our next step.”Adams was a rising senior majoring in business administration. He played in 33 games over three seasons with Georgia Tech and recorded 41 tackles, 6 1/2 tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles. Adams posted career-high season totals with 24 tackles, five tackles for loss and two forced fumbles in 13 games last season.Adams, originally from Brentwood, Tenn., is survived by his mother, Lisa Greer, his stepfather, Reginald Woods, and his sister, Rian.last_img read more

Greeks will get 700 tickets for the match BiH – Greece

first_imgOne of the most important games, if not the most important, of qualifications for World Cup is a month away, and BiH will play a match against Greece in Zenica.The interest for this match is great in both BiH and Greece. Greeks asked for the maximum number of tickets, and BiH Football Federation gave them 700 tickets, and so on 22 March, there will be 700 Greek spectators.Jasmin Baković said that 550 of them will sit on northern side, while 150 will sit on western side of Bilino Polje stadium.last_img

Three SPSCC Student-Athletes to Play in Sunday’s NWAC All-Star Basketball Game

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSPSCC Clipper Athletics are sending three student-athletes to play in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) All-Star game on Sunday, March 17, in Everett.Women’s Basketball sends NWAC West Region MVP Trinity Betoney to the women’s all-star game. Betoney, a sophomore guard and forward originally from Nevada, averaged 21.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. She plans to continue her basketball career at a 4-year university and is currently considering her options.Men’s Basketball sends two players to the men’s all-star game: sophomore guards DeMonte Malloy and NWAC West Region Defensive Player of the Year Hunter Sipe. Men’s Head Coach Aaron Landon shared that, “They have been so important for us because they embraced our vision and turned it into a reality. We had won a region championship so there was a lot of pressure on them to sustain the success here. It takes a special type of person to accept that challenge and that’s who both of them are.” Both men plan to transfer to a 4-year university and are currently considering offers. Demonte Malloy. Photo courtesy: SPSCC Hunter Sipe. Photo courtesy: SPSCC Trinity Betoney. Photo courtesy: SPSCClast_img read more

Boromas and Gaigais teams finalised

first_imgThe Capial Rugby Union teams were named after trial matches held this month in Port Moresby.The Boromas and Gaigais make up the Southern pool along with the Daru Stingrays and Oro Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels.Matches for the Championships will start this Saturday at the Sir John Guise stadium and will run for a week.Boromas: Sarufa Kinglsey-Lea, Wesley Thomas, Tony Sipa, Mark Pilon, Freddy Andale, Umba Ben, Willie Rikis, Philip Suapo, Schwarzenegger Ekali, Lewis Modudula, Foster Maso, Himah Alu, Desmond Korpok, Geti Raka, George Hoki, Kenneth Vagi, Adeck Naio, Jonah Kautu Jr, Jayjay Garrison, Tisa Kautu, Kirarock Ngaffin, Jedaia Katal, Stanis Susuve, Dean Manale, Robert Boli and Isaac Aquila.The two shadow players are Stanford Talitha and Sabatah JuniorGaigais: Tinoi Samuel, Kali Kali, David Kura Jr, Jorden Seladi, Jack Maso, Lence Sitapai, Gary Iga, Joey Vagi, Gaven Andy, Bruno Tuaki, Nelson Thoa, Charlie Avira, Elipema Kini, Allan Kapanis, Kitchani Thomas, Rueben Kenake, Ismael Indepine, Yunni Patrick, James Lumaris, Ambros Hezure, Terence Uvau, Jonathan Tokiong, Sawi Sukumbal, Mate Lora and Arnold Lange.last_img read more