Mixed card at Limerick Junction

September 9, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThere’s an eight-race card at Tipperary this evening.Now You’re Talking is the only maiden in the six-runner line-up for Thursday’s Coolmore Pride Of Dubai Tipperary Stakes at 6.50 but the Joseph O’Brien-trained filly boasts arguably the best form in the Listed sprint having finished fourth in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot on her most recent start.Actress, trained by Joseph’s father Aidan, Johnny Murtagh’s Wolfofbaggotstreet, a winner over the trip at Down Royal last month, and the Dermot Weld-trained India Rain, a short-head scorer over the same distance on her debut at Cork last month, are all interesting challengers.The first at Limerick Junction goes to post at 5.15. Photo © Tipperary Racecourselast_img read more

Nigeria Blessed With Taekwondo Talents, Says Korean Centre Director

September 8, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe new Director of the Korean Cultural Centre in Nigeria (KCCN), Lee Jin Su has noted that Nigeria is endowed with raw talent in Taekwondo that only have to be groomed.Lee made this disclosure, when he inspected the general training and grading test to acquaint four FCT schools with the latest training in Taekwondo. Lee Jin Su The diplomat said Nigeria will produce world class performers in the Taekwondo, if it succeeds in grooming the talented kids at its disposal to the international standard.He said the Korean government is fired up to offer partnership support for the sport in Nigeria.“The potential in the country is incredible. I can also feel Nigerians’ passion for Taekwondo. In a not too distant future, I can see international champions emerging from this country, “Lee said.About 100 kids drawn from LEA Primary School Wuse, Zone 3, Model Primary School, Maitama, LEA Primary School, Wuse 5 Zone 1, and Model Secondary School, Maitama featured in the programme, which is a grading test for the second FCT UBEB Elementary Taekwondo Championship that holds in June.The training was supervised by KCCN Taekwondo instructors led by Coach Abdulmalik Mohammed.Mohammed said the exercise was meant to bring the kids up to date with the latest rules of the sport.The the Arts coordinator of FCT UBEB Okafor Isioma, also lauded the initiative of KCCN towards the growth of Taekwondo.She added that efforts were being made to extend the programme to the other area councils in the FCT and for KCCN to admit more schools into the training programme.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more