Lakowe to Host 2016 Total Charity Golf Tournament

first_imgThis year’s annual Total Charity Golf Tournament will take place at the Lakowe Lakes Golf Course, Lagos on Saturday, October 15, 2016.The tournament is designed to raise funds to improve the infrastructure for selected charity projects in one of Total’s three operational locations in Nigeria. The funds raised are to be rotated between the charities every year, as part of the company’s social responsibility. The locations are Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja.This year, two charity homes, which provide care for abandoned, motherless and vulnerable children in the society, will benefit from the special fund. They are Olive Blooms Orphanage Home Ajah, and Friends of Jesus Orphanage Home, Badore both located in the Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State. The Managing Director/ Chief Executive of Total E&P Nigeria Limited, Nicholaz Terraz, said: “We are happy to make this societal contribution in a way different from our core business.”All players are expected to make voluntary donations as participating fees. The amounts raised will be added to a special fund set aside by Total and presented to the selected charity organisations.In 2015, TEPNG donated proceeds from the tournament to the Zaamar Institute, Abuja, a learning ability centre for children with autism. Zaamar Institute utilised the funds for the provision of one-on-one classrooms; 2 toilet facilities; a store; and some play ground equipment for the children.The tournament which has been sponsored for 21 years by the NNPC/Total E&P Nigeria Joint Venture tees off by 09:00a.m. This year’s competition is expected to have 80 golfers from various parts of the country and will follow the Stable Ford format (Short Gun) and will be played over 18 holes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Fati, 16, Scores On Camp Nou Debut as Barcelona Thrash Valencia

first_imgThe Barcelona academy graduate became the club’s youngest La Liga goalscorer last month when he opened his account within six minutes of coming off the bench in the champions’ 2-2 draw at Osasuna.And Fati, who joined the club’s ‘La Masia’ academy in 2012 after moving to Spain from birthplace Guinea-Bissau at the age of six, was rewarded with a starting berth against Valencia after his performance in Pamplona.Having become the youngest player to play for Barca since 1941, when he featured in the win over Real Betis on 25 August, the exciting forward could not have wished for a better full debut.With injured club stalwart Lionel Messi gleefully watching from the stands, and the game barely a minute old, Fati timed his run to perfection to meet De Jong’s pass and beat former Barca goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen with a crisp finish.The pair then reversed roles as Fati showed some neat footwork by the byline before cutting the ball back across goal for the Dutchman to smash into the roof of the net.The teenager showed some deft touches that belied his years, shooting narrowly wide on two occasions, but there were also signs of his inexperience as he was dispossessed trying to dribble past three Valencia defenders just inside his own half.The visitors sprung clear after winning the ball from Fati, and although nothing came from that particular move, they pulled one back moments later through Gameiro after the video assistant referee overruled the official’s offside decision.Centre-back Pique restored Barca’s two goal-advantage when he was on hand to convert the loose ball from close range before Fati was replaced by Luiz Suarez to a standing ovation just before the hour mark.Suarez opened his account just seconds after entering the fray with a fierce right-footed strike, before adding his second with a rasping low drive in the final 10 minutes.Substitute Gomez then latched onto Denis Cheryshev’s low cross to secure a late consolation for the visitors, who remain in 12th place in the table, while victory for Barca moves them up to fourth.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barcelona’s 16-year-old forward Ansu Fati yesterday marked his first senior start with a second-minute goal as the La Liga champions cruised past Valencia. The teenager burst onto Frenkie de Jong’s square ball to score the opener with a firm strike at the Nou Camp.Fati then returned the favour five minutes later when he cut the ball back for De Jong to double the hosts’ lead.Kevin Gameiro hit back but Gerard Pique and a Luis Suarez double sealed victory before Maxi Gomez’s late consolation. Ansu Fatilast_img read more

Israel Adesanya called out by kickboxer Alex Pereira who had knocked him out in 2017

first_img Written By Israel Adesanya is one of those fighters who has seen a meteoric rise in UFC ever since his debut. The undefeated fighter took out everyone in his way before getting his hands on the middleweight title at the main event of UFC 243. There is no doubt that Israel Adesanya looks invincible at the moment and it’s hard to imagine him losing. That said, the Styleblender has also been knocked out in his life. The man who did that claims that he can repeat the same in UFC. So, who knocked out Israel Adesanya?Also Read | UFC: Jon Jones Wants To ‘slap’ Middleweight Champion Israel AdesanyaUFC: Alex Pereira threatens to knock out Israel Adesanya once againAlex Pereira,  the middleweight and interim lightweight champion of GLORY, is not a ‘huge name’ in the sport of MMA. However, the 32-year-old is well known as the only man to hand Israel Adesanya a knockout defeat. The duo locked horns against each other in a kickboxing contest in 2017. In the fight, Israel Adesanya faced one of the biggest upsets of his career. The initial two rounds of the fight were a bit slow as both fighters landed clean shots over each other. However, in round number three, Alex Pereira stunned the world by knocking out Israel Adesanya with back-to-back right hook and left hook. Take a look at the fight. First Published: 21st December, 2019 13:48 IST FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Raj Sarkar Also Read | UFC: Nate Diaz Pays A Fan’s Rent Who Had Bet On Him Winning Vs Jorge MasvidalSince his defeat against Alex Pereira, Israel Adesanya has gone on to achieve the ‘impossible’ in MMA. The African born fighter went against some of the finest of the sport and emerged superior. However, his undefeated streak in UFC might be in danger as Alex Pereira wants to fight him once again inside the octagon. In an interview with MMA Junkie, Alex Pereira said, “For the sport of MMA, Adesanya is one of the best strikers in the sport, but for kickboxing, he is like many others – a guy that’s good, but over a long time didn’t evolve. He is just one of many.” The Brazilian further took a shot at the middleweight champion of UFC by saying, “The only place in this world that Adesanya is better than me is in speaking English.”center_img COMMENT LIVE TV Last Updated: 21st December, 2019 13:48 IST Israel Adesanya Called Out By Kickboxer Alex Pereira Who Had Knocked Him Out In 2017 Israel Adesanya got knocked down by a kickboxer (Alex Pereira) in 2017 and he might face him once again at UFC. See how Israel Adesanya got knocked out. WATCH US LIVE Also Read | UFC: David Shaw Says That UFC Will Never Have Children FightAlso Read | Conor McGregor’s DNA Tests Prove Allegations Against Him Were Falselast_img read more