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first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaNominees are currently being sought for the 5th annual Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award. For the past four years, Gov. Sonny Perdue has recognized those that are not only making a living from their lands, but also using the latest, innovative techniques to protect it for future generations.Applications are available at www.agawareness.com. They are due by Dec. 10. Five district winners are selected for the award each year. Judges will visit each district winner’s farm. Based on their recommendation, Perdue will announce the state winner March 16 in Atlanta during the 6th Agricultural Awareness Week. For more information, call (229) 391-6882, or e-mail dsmith@gov.state.ga.us.last_img

Excitement builds as GOtv Boxing Night Mini nears

first_imgRelatedPosts Lagos CP declares war on cultists, traffic offenders Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 A wave of excitement is washing over boxing fans, as the first edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini nears.The show, which holds on Saturday at the Rowe Park Sports Complex, Yaba, Lagos, is heavily anticipated by fans, who have adopted many of the boxers scheduled to be in action.Fans interviewed at Yaba, Ojuelegba and Surulere areas of Lagos during the week expressed delight that the boxing show is close and will afford them the opportunity of watching some of the country’s top boxers in action.Rafiu Dehinde, a fan who idolizes Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, reigning West African Boxing Union lightweight champion, said he is delighted with the opportunity to see the boxer in action again.“I had hoped to see him fight Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph for the African Boxing Union title, but Joe Boy got injured and the fight has been postponed. But I’m happy that he is on the bill because he’s such a good and stylish boxer,” said Dehinde.Chiedu Abaeneme, a fan of Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi, is equally thrilled, saying the boxer is famous around Bariga where residents are ready to troop to the show venue to cheer him to victory.“KB is well known in Bariga because he’s a good boxer and a nice man. Many people from Bariga will be there to cheer him to victory and watch other boxers,” he said.Folashade Ogundipe, a female amateur boxer, said she’s happy that the show will feature female boxers.She said: “I’m happy that female boxers will participate. Female boxers have had few opportunities at the professional level. GOtv Boxing Night Mini has given us hope that we are not being ignored,” she said.GOtv Boxing Night Mini will feature five explosive bouts. Oladosu will take on Ola Adebakin in a national lightweight challenge, while Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, West African Boxing Union welterweight champion, will take on Dennis “The Range” Mba in a challenge duel.Other bouts are the national cruiserweight challenge between Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi and Tunji “Germani” Olajide; national light welterweight challenge between Waheed “Showmax” Shogbamu and Semiu “Jagaban” Olopade as well as the all-female super featherweight challenge clash between Cynthia “Omo Bobby” Ogunsemilore and Omowunmi “Mummy’s Pet” Akinsanya.Tags: GOtv Boxing Night MiniLagos StateRowe Park Sports ComplexYabalast_img read more

Guardiola Banks on ‘Perfect Game’ for Redemption against Liverpool

first_imgGuardiola’s side gave up a two goal lead in that game and they know that even a single slip-up against Liverpool will make their task of progressing to the semifinals almost impossible.“Of course to go through you have to make the perfect game, create chances, be clinical, concede few chances, all the conditions have to be perfect,” said the Spaniard.“The result is tough but we have 90 minutes and in football anything can happen. What we are going to do is try. We have to score the first one, then make the second one. We’ll see the momentum, try to keep it longer and then we’ll see,” he added.City conceded their six goals in the past two games during a pair of intense short spells and Guardiola said they have to be ready to deal with adversity.“If we concede, don’t give up – it’s more than 90 minutes. We have very often created a lot of chances in short period of time and we have to be clinical. And if we are not clinical then move on to the next one,” he said.City was eliminated last season in the last 16 by Monaco and it would be a disappointment for them to fail to make the last four after such a dominant season domestically.But the former Barcelona manager believes that his side is growing and will soon be among the real elite of European football.“We need titles in Europe – it’s complicated but you need nights that make you understand it,” he said.“Beating Barca (last season) was so special because we know they’re the best team in the world but it will happen sooner or later.“With what this club has done in the last 10 years in terms of creating facilities and making it bigger it will happen. (To compete with) the big clubs you need time but hopefully we can do it. Maybe next year but soon it will happen.”TONIGHT (7.45pm)Roma Vs BarcelonaMan City Vs LiverpoolTOMORROWBayern Vs SevillaReal Madrid Vs JuventusShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUEManchester City must overturn a 3-0 deficit against Liverpool in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie tonight and Manager Pep Guardiola insists that will require “the perfect game” from his players.City goes into the match on the back of a 3-2 defeat in the Premier League to rivals Manchester United on Saturday when a win would have secured the title.last_img read more