Independence Day Golf: IBB Club Stuns Achimota 27-10

first_imgThe Ghanaian were attending the match play that was organised to mark the 56th Independence Day Anniversary of Nigeria.They came with a high powered delegation of 24 players that also included the Lady Captain, Peace Akwei and the Competition Secretary George Y. Amoah. The Ghanaian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador William Azumah Kanyirige also spent three evenings with the contingent.Cofie commended IBB Club for a very well hosted tournament that enabled the visitors make new friends and renew old acquaintances.”The tournament was well organised. The golf was not really the main thing as we had a lot of interaction socially. The camaraderie that prevailed in the three days is extraordinary,” Cofie said.He said there was no sign of the waning in Ghana and Nigeria ties, adding Achimota focused on the quality of representation as opposed to the quantity.Cofie and Akwei, who were playing the IBB course for the first time, expressed amusement at the beauty and serenity of the golf course.Akwei in particular considered the course to be among the best golf courses she has played in the world.“It is a different course to Achimota. I have been to Abuja two times before but it was my first time of playing the IBB course. It is a fantastic course . I have had the priviledge of playing in Dubai, South Africa and East Africa, but this course is very similar to a course I played in Virginia. The amenities here are top notch. IBB is a first class course and about the best in Africa in my opinion, Akwei said.Paul Adebimpe emerged as the men overall winner of the Independence Day Golf tournament with the net score of 68. The 21 handicapper carded a gross score of 89 and has been given a new handicap of 18.8 on the strength of his feat.Geoffrey Onyejegbu fired 69 net to beat Julius Fadairo by three shots to win the Men Division 1 , while M.Ekechukwu, who returned 70 net, won the division 2 title at the expense of Ibi Ikpoki, who was two shots off the pace.Amina Wilfred shot 73 to win the ladies nett, while Rachel Danjuma edged Grace Ihonvbere for the Ladies Gross title. Danjuma came in with 91.Over 300 golfers featured in the independence Day kitty.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram From Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaIBB International Golf and Country Club led by Okey Igweh, whitewashed the visiting Achimota Club 1924 of Ghana 27-10 to regain the Independence Match play trophy held in Abuja.Achimota stood no chance after they were subdued in the singles matches 181/2-5 1/2. The visitors, led by their Vice Captain, Mark Cofie Jnr, had earlier lost the opening doubles 81/2-41/2.last_img read more

Clonmel through to last 16 of FAI Junior Cup

first_imgThe South Tipp club defeated Tramore 6-1 in the Sixth Round of the competition.Aidan McGrath, who scored a hat-trick, Jack Burke (2) and David McGrath scored at The Complex.Town will play Newmarket Celtic of Clare in the next round.last_img

LeoVegas outlines strategic changes for UK operations

first_imgShare Submit StumbleUpon LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Share Related Articles Ahead of publishing its interim report for Q4 2019, online gambling group LeoVegas has outlined a number of strategic changes that it plans to make, which will impact its UK-facing brands and future strategy.LeoVegas has reiterated that it plans to ‘fully use economies of scale in technology, product and organisation’, and has confirmed that its planned relocation to new offices in Malta has been called off.“The strategic initiatives we are now carrying out will create optimal conditions to be successful in the large, but at the same time complex, UK market,” commented Gustaf Hagman, Group CEO.“The consolidation of brands into one and the same platform will contribute to large economies of scale in the Group – both by allowing us to fully utilise our multibrand technology and through a more efficient organisation. Already during the second half of last year, the LeoVegas and Rocket X managed brands in the UK began to perform favourably, and the new structure gives us a good starting point to increase both growth and profitability in the UK market during 2020.“At the same time, Royal Panda – which has struggled with weak performance in the UK but has performed well in other markets – can now focus fully on growth outside of the UK and also launch the brand in a couple of new markets in and outside of Europe.”The mobile gaming operator also confirmed that during 2019, the marketing organisations for LeoVegas UK and Rocket X had been integrated into a single unit, and plans are in place to migrate the Rocket X brand portfolio into the LeoVegas multi brand platform, Rhino.In a statement, LeoVegas added: “Parallel with this, Royal Panda is leaving the UK market, which entails that all operations coupled to the UK going forward will be driven on the same technical platform and with a joint organisation for technology, products, customer service, marketing and compliance.”The strategic initiatives were begun during the fourth quarter of 2019 and are expected to be largely completed during the first quarter of this year. The measures are expected to generate cost synergies in areas such as marketing, products, payments and customer service, and will result in reduced complexity in compliance. Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020last_img read more

How does a foreigner know about the security plan being “rolled out at a…

first_imgDear Editor,In the Kaieteur News article of August 25, the British High Commissioner is reported to have made a statement which I find to be very curious and, frankly, disturbing. He said the United Kingdom is getting value for money as it relates to the operation of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) under the guidance of his countryman and Financial Investigations Advisor to SOCU, Dr. Sam Sittlington. Responding to questions from the press at his residence on Friday, August 24th, Greg Quinn is quoted as saying, “It is not for SOCU to decide when and if a prosecution should move forward, and I KNOW (emphasis mine) that SOCU has done a lot of investigation on a whole range of subjects… all SOCU can do is put forward good cases; and I think if you ask Sam, he would say they have been doing that. SOCU is doing its job.”Editor, in a previous letter, I had expressed concern over the level of interference in our domestic affairs by the UK High Commissioner and Dr. Sittlington, whose role is still undefined as he has been seen active in operational investigations.The UK Envoy spoke as though he knows about the quality of the work being done by SOCU. Apart from the fact that he is Sittlington’s friend, any reasonable person would assume that Quinn could only make that assessment if he has access to confidential documents informing him of the extent and contents of investigations taking place at SOCU. Considering most, if not all of the cases being investigated by that Agency targets former PPP/C Ministers and officials, this raises the question as to whether any foreign representative would make this their business, and the extent to which High Commissioner Quinn is involved. The UK High Commissioner speaking so candidly on operational security matters can only be considered political interference and intrusion in the affairs of a sovereign nation, which is being ignored by the APNU+AFC Government, for it aids their objective of the political witch-hunt of former PPP/C officials.Is Gregory Quinn doing this on his own? Or is it his way of appeasing London to justify the cost of Sittlington’s advisory role here and going after political opponents to gain favour with the APNU+AFC government. The freeing of Dr. Jennifer Westford of trumped-up charges brought against her on the advice of SOCU did nothing to improve Government’s image with its hard-core PNC base. They have more disappointments to come!As he seems interested in our security affairs, does the UK High Commissioner know that the APNU+AFC Government has hired several lawyers friendly to the APNU+AFC Administration as Special Prosecutors who now benefit from the $100 million the Government set aside to pay special prosecutors, while at the same time cuts the DPP budget, compromising her ability to go after the real hard-core criminals: murderers; armed bandits and rapists that are terrorising the entire nation on a daily basis?I wonder what are the views of the UK High Commissioner on these issues, since he is not shy to comment on other security matters.Sincerely,Harry GillPPP/C Member of ParliamentMember of the Parliamentary Oversight Committeelast_img read more