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read also:Djondang, Ogoh now ‘confirmed’ Tourists In his response, coach Usman Abdallah thanked the Governor for supporting the club financially and otherwise while applauding his decision to attend to the people of the state despite the tight schedule occasioned by Sallah celebrations. He stressed that every coach’s dream is to make sure that he wins titles in his coaching career and with the approach and recruitment the team is making, Wikki Tourists will not only be a contender but also a winner in the NPFL. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Executive Governor of Bauchi state, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, (CON) has assured the management of Wikki Tourists Football Club of full support ahead of the upcoming 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season. The governor made the remark while meeting with the club Chairman and the technical adviser of the team, Usman Abdallah at the government house on Sunday. He said that football is a tool for unity and he is willing to make sure that the glory days of the Elephants come back to the people of Bauchi state. Mohammed, a football enthusiast also admonished the people of the state to make sure that they shun violence in the festive season of Eid Mubarak and foster peace among fellow citizens in the state while working assiduously for the progress of the state and Nigeria.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreGreatest Movies In History Since 1982Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee
A Spanish judge has rejected an appeal filed by Lionel Messi’s lawyers to drop tax fraud charges against the Barcelona star, meaning the case against Messi and his father Jorge Messi will continue.The judge rebutted the counter demand that the football player be excluded from the case against him and his father that alleges they withheld 4 million euros ($5.3 million) in unpaid taxes from 2007-09.The judge’s statement read that “in this type of crime, it is not necessary for someone to have complete knowledge of all the accounting and business operations nor the exact quantity, rather it is sufficient to be aware of the designs to commit fraud and consent to them.”Messi and his father have five days to appeal the ruling.
Stars lent their support this weekend for Operation Smile’s 4th Annual Celebrity Ski and Smile Challenge presented by The Nerd Machine.Chuck’s Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski and Ryan McPartlin, Chicago Fire’s Taylor Kinney, Night Shift’s Scott Wolf, TV Personality, Fashion Designer and Super Mom, Brooke Burke-Charvet and husband David Charvet, Parks and Recreations’ Retta, Vampire Diaries’ Michael Trevino and Claire Holt, About a Boy’s David Walton, Bad Judge’s Tone Bell and Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush went head to head with Olympic skiers on the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort in dual slalom races to raise funds for the children’s charity.After a day of friendly competition Walton, Kinney, and Wolf took home championship medals at the event’s award ceremony. In support of fiancé Taylor Kinney, Stefani Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, accompanied him at the event’s VIP mountainside dinner held at The Canyons Resort. Moved by Operation Smile’s mission and the knowledge that as little as $240 can repair a cleft lip or cleft palate and change a child’s life forever, Kinney and Germanotta joined guests in making a generous donation to the cause.The evening closed with an acoustic performance by Nancy Wilson of Heart who sang hits from Heart and Neil Young to the star-studded crowd. For additional information about the Pak City Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge, please visit www.operationsmile.org/parkcity.
Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is pleased to announce that the 16th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, will take place on May 29 – 30.More than 2,000 people are expected to participate in the Challenge – a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International. Tom Brady, New England Patriots Quarterback and Best Buddies Global Ambassador, will serve as Honorary Co-Chair and lead Team Tom Brady to the finish line.Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri and Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III will join Brady as the event’s Honorary Co-Chairs. John Hailer, President & CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management for the Americas & Asia, has committed to serve as the Event Chair. During the event, John Hancock will be honored with the organization’s Spirit of Friendship Award.“Best Buddies is a fantastic organization with a great message to spread, and I am so proud to support their work,” said Tom Brady. “I hope my role as Honorary Co-Chair will continue to bring attention to the organization’s mission of friendship and inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the world.”“It’s gratifying to be part of an organization that recognizes the immense potential in people with intellectual and developmental challenges and strives to build a world of inclusion,” said John Hailer, President & CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management for the Americas & Asia. “Civic engagement is everyone’s responsibility, and I look forward to doing my part in this year’s Challenge.”“We are delighted to be returning to Massachusetts for our sixteenth Challenge and we are thrilled that Tom Brady, Guy Fieri and Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy, III will join us as Honorary Chairmen of this event,” says Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Founder and Chairman of Best Buddies International. “Their dedication to the Best Buddies mission of inclusion – along with that of all Challenge participants – has helped bring an even greater awareness to the infinite abilities people with intellectual and developmental disabilities possess.”Several New England Patriots, past and present, including Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola, Tedy Bruschi, Nate Solder, Jerod Mayo, Dan Koppen and Scott Zolak are expected to attend the Tom Brady Football Challenge at Harvard Field; along with Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri.During halftime, Hublot’s Chief Executive Officer Ricardo Guadalupe and Rick de la Croix, President of Hublot Latin America, will officially launch a new Hublot Limited Edition Best Buddies Cycling timepiece.“Hublot is honored to partner with Best Buddies, and to support this great cause that makes a significant impact in serving those with intellectual and developmental disabilities around the world. Similar to the Shriver family, Hublot has a long history of serving our local communities,” said Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot. “We are proud to join Anthony Shriver, Tom Brady, and cyclists George Hincapie and Christian Vande Velde to kick off the Best Buddies Challenge, and to announce the launch of our Classic Fusion ‘Best Buddies’ timepiece, for which Hublot will donate a portion of the proceeds from all sales to Best Buddies.”The game will be followed by the Guy Fieri Celebrity Chef Tailgate Party, hosted by Guy Fieri, a best-selling cookbook author and host of several Food Network shows, including “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” and “Guy’s Big Bite.” Steve DiFillippo of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse and eleven of Boston’s top chefs, will be partnered with Buddy Sous chefs to prepare this fabulous feast.During Friday night’s festivities, Best Buddies will present John Hancock with Best Buddies International’s esteemed “Spirit of Friendship Award” for the company’s outstanding generosity and visionary leadership in employing individuals with intellectual disabilities and contributing to a more inclusive work force. Since 2009, Team John Hancock’s 439 Challenge cyclists have raised a total of $823,188 to support Best Buddies’ mission of friendship and inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities.On Saturday, May 30, hundreds of cyclists, including professional cyclists George Hincapie, Christian Vande Velde, Ted King and Cameron Wurf – will take the starting line at Boston’s John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum for the picturesque 100-mile ride portion of the Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, from Boston to Hyannis Port. The Challenge is open to participants of all ages and abilities and is designed to showcase the Best Buddies mission in action. It also features alternative 50 and 20-mile cycling routes, as well as the Carl Lewis Challenge, a 5K run or walk.Several other celebrities, professional athletes and special guests are also expected to participate in the Challenge, including: “Glee’s” Lauren Potter, who is also a Best Buddies Board Member, Actress Maria Menounos, Actor Michael Chiklis, American Horror Story Actress and Best Buddies supporter Jamie Brewer and Comedian and Actor Dane Cook; Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez; Miss Teen USA 2014 K. Lee Graham; Miss Massachusetts USA 2015 Polikseni Manxhari; Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2015 Sophie Baird; Miss Maine USA 2015 Heather Elwell; Miss Maine Teen USA 2015 Syler Gaudette; Miss New Hampshire USA 2015 Samantha Poirier; and Miss New Hampshire Teen USA 2015 Eleanor Lathram. They will all be invited to compete in the “Friendship Races” on tandem bicycles.The Challenge will be capped off by a New England-style clambake and private concert by musical group 38 Special which all participants and special guests are invited to attend.In addition to Brady, Congressman Kennedy and Fieri, Steve Finch, John Hancock; Patrick Flavin, The TJX Companies, Inc.; and Ed Ansin, President, Sunbeam Television, Corp. have committed to serve as Challenge Co-Chairs.This year’s Challenge sponsors include: Hyannis Port Club Sponsors BNY Mellon, Hublot, Pepsi, Seyfarth Shaw Attorneys LLP, Natixis Global Asset Management, Pepsi-Cola Company, The TJX Companies, Inc and Greenberg Traurig LLP; Cape Club Sponsors CVS Health, John Hancock, NBC/WHDH and Santander Bank; Craigville Beach Club Sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Cooking with Kids Foundation, Crescent Capital Group, Eaton Vance Investment Management, EMC, Energi, FIJI Water, the official water of Best Buddies International, The GEO Group Foundation, Inc, Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Mark Edward Partners, Market Basket, The Parthenon Group, Pilot Freight Services, Putnam Investments, William Grant & Sons, Ltd., Harpoon Brewery; and Media Sponsors Bicycling Magazine, The Boston Globe, CBS Radio/98.5 The Sports Hub, Getty Images, the official photography sponsor of Best Buddies International, Boston Common Magazine/Niche Media, the premier magazine sponsor of Best Buddies International and 90.9 WBUR.
Indiana Pacers Paul George was the key to the their success during the 2012-2013 basketball season, and now the team wants to keep George for additional years.The 23-year-old led the team to their most wins in a season since 2003-2004, with 49 victories. Also, George gave LeBron James and the Miami Heat a tough run in the Eastern Conference Finals, stretching the series to a game seven.George made his first All-Star appearance and also captured the NBA’s Most Improved Player of the Year Award. With all that success, the Pacers franchise is willing to pay top dollars to extend his contract to a 5-year $90 million deal, according to Yahoo! Sports.George averaged 17.4 points during his breakout season on 42% shooting from the floor and 36% from behind the three-point line in 79 games. He also contributed 7.6 rebounds, 4.1, assists and 1.8 steals. In the playoffs, he posted 19.2 points (43% FG, 33% 3-pt), 7.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 1.3 steals in 19 games.