Nike ditch kit ‘templates’ with Chelsea and Spurs set for unique strips next year

first_imgExactly.Like it doesn’t really look like a typical jersey when u decide to wear it casually. 1st impression won’t see it as a jersey.— Ọ́lásúnkànmì🇳🇬👷 (@SoonQie) February 5, 2020 I don’t understand why only Nigeria are this creative with their kits. More countries and clubs need to step up their game.— Mohannad Dabi (@MohannadDabi) February 5, 2020 The drip of the socks are lit!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥😍🇳🇬⚽️— OMO IYA ALAMALA (@sama_on_point) February 5, 2020 “For the 2020 kits, Nike designers had 65 chassis options available to them across varying necklines, sleeves, cuffs, badge placement, etc.”From hand-drawn prints to custom fonts, each team’s look will be its own.”Football fans have already had a peek at what they can expect after Nike released international kits for Nigeria, USA and South Korea.And the Nigerian instalment sent supporters wild.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himOne simply commented: “F***ing creative.”Another said: “The drip of those socks are lit.”Before Stanley said: “I can wear this jersey with anything.”New 2020 kits for Nigeria: Home kit’s hand drawn design fuses the traditional aesthetic of an agbada robe w/ modern football design. Away kit trim is inspired by Onaism. Broader collection of Super Eagles apparel includes a poncho, vest, dress, & more. pic.twitter.com/ia0SdTs0vD— Heidi Burgett (@heidiburgett) February 5, 2020 F**king creative❤— OBA OF UK🇬🇧 (@yung_danny) February 5, 2020 6Brazil legend Kaka scores worldie in 6-a-side game in London NIKE are ditching their football kit templates for next season with Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool among the teams to benefit.The American giants were widely criticised for some of their “boring” instalments this season but it appears Premier League fans are in for a treat in 2020/21.6 Some websites have released mock ups of what Nike’s 2020/21 kits could look like after they confirmed they are ditching kit templates6 Chelsea’s away kit is expected to be a light blue or turquoise instalment6 Nike big wig Heidi Burgett confirmed the American giants are ditching kit templates for next seasonBrighton, Chelsea and Spurs currently sport the famous Nike swoosh on their chests with Prem champions in waiting Liverpool signed up for the next campaign.And after criticism online, Nike’s senior director of global communications Heidi Burgett confirmed each team would have their own unique design for 2020/21.Responding to a Liverpool account on Twitter which posted hoping for better kits than “Nike’s templated bulls***”, Burgett was quick to set the record straight.She tweeted: “We’re ditching the templates.6 Liverpool have signed up with the American giants for next season6 Tottenham fans will also hope to benefit under Nike’s new planslast_img read more

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Coach shows Hunters the way

first_imgHaving already won domestic rugby league competitions in Papua New Guinea and narrowly missing out on reaching an Intrust Super Cup grand final, the man they call the “super coach” of PNG is aiming to lead his Hunters side a step further.”Main thing is discipline and to believe in all the players but we know our boys can do better – will do better,” Marum said.“(It is a) tough season again this year. At the beginning of this year we started winning games and those new players really stood up but now every team sees our game and does their reviews and video analysis on our players.“It’s just tough on us, but we have a good squad.”NATIONAL CALL-UPMarum started playing rugby league in the early 1990s in Port Moresby at the Unagi Rugby League for two seasons and then spent the off-season up at 14 Mile with the settlement boys, just on the outskirts of Port Moresby. Next, he joined Port Moresby Vipers in the semi-professional rugby league competition.Marum recalled: “I joined up with Paga Panthers RLFC at Port Moresby Rugby League from under-17, under-21 and straight to A-Grade before linking up with Port Moresby Vipers till 2000.”He was selected to play for the national team, the Kumuls, and he became the 197th Kumul.The 2000 rugby league World Cup in Wales was hailed a success as the Kumuls did extremely well even though they lost in the quarter-finals.Marum was the vice-captain with Adrian Lam captaining the side. He played four Tests and represented his country in the Prime Minister’s XIII matches.It was in 2001 that he traveled to Rabaul and joined the Agmark Gurias franchise where he spent 13 years.LEADERSHIPHe started as a player, then took up a leadership role as a captain and at one stage he played as a player/coach and captain.He has also won the SP Cup and SP Shield with the club as a player before retiring at the end of 2005 to be a fulltime coach.“I wanted to give young players coming up the chance to play and also my passion to coach made me hang up the boots in ’05,” Marum said.“I was also doing coaching work while playing and leading the boys around for two hours so that made the transition easy.“When I speak everyone listens and supports my leadership from being a captain, and so transformation to coach was good, thanks to the Gurias staff.”FINALS SUCCESSMarum’s tenure as the coach of the Agmark Gurias side was full of success with the team always playing finals football from 2005-2013 and winning the Digicel Cup and the SP Cup premiership in the semi-professional rugby league competition in PNG.He was signed by the PNGRFL to coach the new PNG Hunters in 2014. They missed the finals in their inaugural season but last year they were just a win away from the grand final and they hope to reach the finals this season. (The Hunters were on course to finish the regular season in second place, predicted Tony Webeck, chief Queensland correspondent at NRL.com)BUMPY RIDEMarum spoke of the challenges facing the players.“There are a lot of challenges with their families for the boys and everyone else in camp.“We got ups and downs … but right now we are maintaining our spot in the top six.”Hunters have a bye this week before traveling to Redcliffe to take on the Dolphins at Dolphin Oval.last_img read more

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LRA COMMISSIONER GENERAL TAMBA HEADS WATAF

first_imgThe Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has been inducted as Chair of the West Africa Tax Administration Forum (WATAF) in a ceremony held at the 11th General Assembly of the heads of West Africa Tax Administrations in Dakar Senegal, a release said.The ceremony was hosted from September 28 – 29. WATAF is the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) auxiliary for all tax administrations. The establishment of WATAF was inspired by the deliberation of West African Tax administrations held in Abuja Nigeria on September 12, 2011 and Mrs. Tamba is one of the founding pillars. WATAF members believe that a key ingredient of any effective nation is the existence of a fair, transparent, efficient and effective tax administration, which is fundamental to sustainable development.In her inaugural address, Mrs. Tamba thanked her predecessor and all members of the WATAF Secretariat hosted by Nigeria Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) for the hard work and strives made to achieve WATAF 15/16 goals. She specifically acknowledged ECOWAS, GIZ, Ford Foundation, EU and the Nigerian government for their continuous support towards the achievement of the mission and vision of WATAF. She called for their continued support to facilitate and ensure successful implementation of WATAF programs.Mrs. Tamba also emphasized three core goals such as enhancing awareness of the significance of tax administration in the region by having tax administration more prominently featured on ECOWAS agenda and support of the African Development Bank (ADB), which she intends to net during her tenure 2016/2017.She said her tenure will also work to ensure the committees on Finance, Account and General Purpose, Exchange of Information and Research and Capacity Development are functional and effective, while the third goal will ensure implementation of planned activities for 2016/2017. Mrs. Tamba expressed her intention to be proactive in working with the Secretariat to achieve its planned activities as well as ensuring her availability to the secretariat through a dedicated and focused person in order to facilitate effective and timely coordination and feedback as may be required for moving WATAF activities forward.Meanwhile, Mrs. Tamba called on all members to aim to score the goals.At her first presiding as chair, and among other key issues, it was adopted by the General Assembly that the French acronym for WATAF, which is FOFOA be included in the WATAF logo to confirm togetherness as this approach is similar to the ECOWAS logo. Mrs. Tamba promised to be a dynamic chair championing her advocacy for appropriate investments and strong political support in strengthening revenue administration and the collection of the lawful and fair revenues due our region and its people, noting that revenue authorities play a pivotal role in helping facilitate improvement in the living standard of their respective peoples. Earlier, in his handover speech, the outgoing WATAF Chairman, Sheikh Ahmed Ba, thanked all member countries for the support accorded him during his tenure as chairman. He named the encouragement of dialogues amongst members’ countries, harmonization of taxes in the West African Region and sharing of best practices amongst Tax Administrations in the region as major accomplishment over the period of his Chairmanship. He said it is now time for tax administrations to diversify focus from generating revenues mainly from natural resources to other sources including telecommunications.Mr. Ba then admonished the incoming WATAF Council Chair to work firmly to increase domestic resources in the region. Also present was the Permanent Secretary to the Senegalese Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Sheikh Tidjani Diop who proxied for the minister proper.Diop highlighted tourism as a new phenomenon of domestic resources in Senegal.He mentioned increasing need for domestic resources and the potential of Africa, especially the need for West Africa to tap into its potential. Mr. Diop also highlighted the need for countries in the region to follow the Senegalese government patriotic leadership in administering fiscal affairs. He said prudent fiscal expenditure in infrastructure and good fiscal reporting has been at the foundation of their administration and that has seen Senegal maintain its position in the region. He meanwhile called on Tax authorities to establish reasonable relationship with the expenditure entity of government to properly answer to tax payers queries of “where does the money go” or collecting revenue will continue to be difficult in the region. Diop congratulated Mrs Tamba and admonished her to keep the region united in efforts to strengthen resource mobilization and pledged his government continuous support to the wholesome functioning of WATAF and ECOWAS.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Local businesses already losing out to foreign companies – GCCI

first_img– stresses need for “buddying system”, joint ventures to be enforcedForeign companies securing work in Guyana without including locals in the process are causing some amount of concern among the local private sector. This is especially so as Guyana is still without a final Local Content Policy while preparing for the coming on stream of an oil industry.Expressing concern over the failure to meaningfully incorporate Local Content was Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) President, Deodat Indar, who noted that foreign firms are registering as businesses in Guyana.At a recent press conference, he pointed out that foreign businesses do not even seek joint ventures with the companies they meet here. According to the GCCI head, these businesses instead go out and bid for contracts on their own.“There are businesses that were registered here, and I will tell you this from fact: the law firms in this country, most of them saw an influx of new registration of businesses from foreign companies,” he posited.“They did not come and meet a company in Guyana and say, ‘Okay, you are good at catering and I am good at catering; could I come and maybe we can work on an arrangement where I can be your associate company and we can bid for the contract?’ No, they did not do that; they came and set up their own companies here, and they now are going to bid by themselves,” Indar related.The GCCI President observed that the ‘buddying system’ he was advocating was either a JV (joint venture) or an associate arrangement. But he noted that, at the end of the day, the partnership must include skills transfer. He gave a few examples, including providing training or even building education facilities.At the time of the press conference, the GCCI head had recently returned from a fact-finding mission to Canada. He related that, while in Canada, he was able to observe their oil industry in action from a legislative and operational perspective.While he acknowledged that the buddying system was not perfect, he noted that foreign companies should, before going elsewhere, at least make sure that there are no companies in Guyana with the capacity to partner with them or supply goods and services.“The buddying system works well, and we should pursue that rather than extensions, (whereby) foreign businesses come and set up here and have a shop front; that does not do anything for our development. Because the same way they come and set up, the same way they leave. That does not do anything for Guyana’s development. We need to build capacity,” the GCCI official explained.Local Content and what it will do for Guyana has been a burning question since the announcement of an oil find in the Stabroek block. ExxonMobil had first tempered expectations by saying that few job opportunities would be created by oil, but it has since said that it would help with Local Content delivery.The oil giant was granted a production licence in June of this year, and Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, had given Exxon a six-month deadline in order to submit its Local Content plan to the Government.ExxonMobil’s newly appointed Country Manager in Guyana, Rod Henson, had previously announced that the company would be relocating its onshore operations, which were used for support services, from neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago to Guyana.He had told participants at a meeting that it was not a case whereby ExxonMobil would be looking to build a facility for its support services, but would rather put out tenders, and anyone interested in providing the shore base services could present a proposal.The Government itself had also formulated a Draft Local Content Policy which sets out its plan for ensuring that Guyanese develop socio- economic capacity from oil, a finite resource. In the plan, which was seen by this publication, Government promised to work with stakeholders, including investors and skills development agencies, to design and deliver training programmes.The document says this training would be for individuals and firms appropriate to the sector’s needs. Among other things, the document promised employment and business opportunities, as well as to implement appropriate legislation.The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry, after a review of the document, was not impressed. It has been reported in the media that the GCCI is dissatisfied with the document’s lack of specificity and the policy, plaintively stating that few direct and indirect jobs can be derived from the sector.The GCCI has observed that jobs such as maintenance crewmen, pump men, cooks and riggers are not being done by Guyanese, but rather by foreigners.The GCCI also noted that the University of Guyana should have been cited in the policy as the body to run courses and certifications for workers in the industry.Trotman, however, had in the past responded to the GCCI’s concerns. He had said that a lot has already been done to push Local Content, and that the policy was just a draft that would be guided by the input of stakeholders. (Jarryl Bryan)last_img read more

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Chris Haugan finishes with top time at Baldonnel time trial

first_img17 riders with the Blizzard Bike Club made it out for Thursday’s Baldonnel time trial. Of the participants Chris Haugan clocked in with the best time at 25:14.Second place went to Kevin Shaw in 25:37, third was Tate Haugan with a time of 25:42, taking fourth was Dawit Feyissa at 26:20, and rounding out the top five was Ben Dawson in 26:33.The rest of the finishers are as follows:- Advertisement -6. Nicki Haugan 26:417. Pat Ferris 27:578. Richard Wood 28:349. Dan Webster 28:3510. Clayton Kursteiner 29:0911. Josh Telizyn 30:1812. Sam Keats 30:2113. Bailey Haugan 31:1814. Ian Watt 32:4215. Emily Shaw 34:498km1. Ty Haugan 15:032. Jessica Telizyn 15:23last_img read more

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Front Counter BC

first_imgng program for small businesses in the province was launched yesterday, and it’s putting its classrooms in cyberspace. FrontCounter BC’s videoconferencing services will provide business training and development programs, in the form of virtual seminars and workshops. Those interested can go online or visit FrontCounter BC offices, including the one in Fort St. John, to register for a number of virtual courses involving the entire province. John Dame is the local Front Counter BC manager… [asset|aid=42|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=John Dame – Front Counter BC_1_Pub.mp3] The Fort St. John Front Counter BC office is located, at 100, 100-03, 110th Ave. For more information you can also call 1-877-855-32-22 or, go online to: frontcounterbc.gov.bc.ca.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Freezing rain warning issued for the Fort Nelson region

first_imgEnvironment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for Fort Nelson and the Northern Rockies.  The forecast calls for rain Monday afternoon and overnight into Tuesday morning.See the full warning below.  In our area, Environment Canada still says we could see more rain before the day is over.   In Fort St. John there is a small chance of more rain with the temperature sitting at plus eight.Issued at 2016-02-08 22:17 UTC by Environment Canada:Freezing rain warning issued for:Fort Nelson, B.C. (088100)- Advertisement -Current details:Freezing rain is expected or occurring. Freezing rain has developed at Fort Nelson this afternoon as a weak Pacific system spreads moisture across shallow arctic air at the surface. Precipitation is expected to ease early this evening and then redevelop overnight and then end Tuesday morning.Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm in British Columbia and #YKStorm in Yukon.last_img read more

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Manchester United star Matteo Darmian’s highlights against Barcelona

first_imgItalian right-back Matteo Darmian may be a £12.7million summer signing for Manchester United but he’s been given no guarantees he’ll be a starter for the club.Louis van Gaal has warned the ex-Torino star he will have to get past Antonio Valencia first after the Ecuadorian spent most of last season holding his own there.But in the Red Devils’ pre-season friendlies he’s been looking quite the talent and could find himself overtaking Valencia in no time.You can check out his performance in Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Barcelona above…last_img read more

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Man United prepare summer move for Real Madrid star, but PSG also in chase

first_img1 Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane Paris Saint-Germain are ready to reignite their interest in Manchester United target Raphael Varane.The French club are long-term admirers of the defender and tried to sign him back in 2011 before he swapped Lens for Madrid.He has gone on to rack up 73 La Liga appearances for the Spanish side since his arrival which has prompted further interest from Paris – as well as Manchester United.Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal tried and failed to sign a big-name central defender during the summer, with a long-running saga involving Sergio Ramos eventually ending with the Spaniard signing a new contract at the Bernabeu.It has been reported that Van Gaal will switch his attention to Ramos’ team-mate Varane, and will move for him next summer.But now, according to reports in France, United will face competition from PSG who are also lining up a move of their own for the talented 22-year-old.last_img read more

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FRUSTRATION AS ALTNAGELVIN REFUSE PATIENTS FROM DONEGAL

first_imgBreaking News: People in need of medical help from Co Donegal are now being refused access to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.The flooding at Letterkenny Hospital car park.Following the flooding of Letterkenny General Hospital, an arrangement had been agreed for patients from Donegal to get treatment in Derry.But now ALL patients from across Donegal are being forced to travel to Sligo General Hospital for treatment. And even more worrying are reports that Sligo General Hospital is now over-stretched.More than 100 patients from Co Donegal had attended Altnagelvin over the weekend since Letterkenny was flooded.As of 7pm last night Alnagelvin have been advising patients from Co Donegal that they are full to capacity.Privately it has been accepted by hospital sources that they will not turn away emergency cases. Sligo is also struggling to cope – and has been transferring patients to Carrick-on-Shannon, Manorhamilton and Mayo in a bid to free up space there.Meanwhile it has been announced that Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD and Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue TD will visit Letterkenny General Hospital and meet with hospital management tomorrow, Wednesday 31 July.Fianna Fáil have called for emergency funding following unprecedented flooding at the hospital over the weekend.The meeting is expected to take place tomorrow at Wednesday at 10am.FRUSTRATION AS ALTNAGELVIN REFUSE PATIENTS FROM DONEGAL was last modified: July 30th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AltnagelvinFLOODINGLetetrkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

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