Footballers can’t gamble on their own sport whatsoever.The one-time England midfielder’s requested a personal hearing.It’s not known how severe his punishment will be, but he could face a lengthy suspension.
Over 100 tennis players are expected to do battle for honours in the much-awaited McDan Open tennis tournament which begins on Tuesday at the Accra Stadium Tennis Courts.The five-day spectacle which ends on Saturday April 26 will see players 18 years and above battle for honours in the Men’s open singles and ladies Open Singles categories. The tournament sponsored by McDan Shipping Company Limited with support from Rush Energy Drink comes at a time when the local tennis calendar is lacking competitive events. It is for that reason that the Ghana Tennis Federation has sanctioned it as a ranking tournament. The aim of the tournament is to return Ghana Tennis to its glory days as a Euro Africa Zone 2 of the Davis Cup. The winners of the men’s singles and women’s singles categories pocket GHC 1,000 and a trophy each with the best four players of the tournament getting the rare opportunity to travel to Spain for a training tour. The tour will also be sponsored and facilitated by McDan Shipping Company Limited the headline sponsor. This is the first of a chain of two tournaments a year for the next five years. The official draw for the tournament will take place at the Accra Stadium Tennis Courts on Monday April 21 at 9 am. Thanks
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall last week visited Montenegro to see how UNICEF is using a new digital application to help children stay safe on the internet and protect themselves from online sexual exploitation.The app was developed through UNICEF’s work with #WeProtect – a global initiative created by the UK government to tackle online child sexual abuse and exploitation that includes UNICEF’s programme to address the issue in 17 countries.The Duchess of Cornwall met with teams to see an exclusive preview of the new app and to discuss how it will protect children online. On her visit The Duchess of Cornwall also met with a classroom of children to find out how UNICEF is supporting them develop essential skills and competencies so they can thrive in school and their future careers. The programme, developed and conducted in partnership with the Jubilee Center and University of Birmingham, aims to help children grow into well-rounded human beings with strong social and emotional skills as well as a formal education.The Duchess of Cornwall also met children in foster care and their foster families as part of UNICEF Montenegro’s Every child needs a family campaign. The initiative aims to encourage more people to become foster parents so that vulnerable children are not placed in institutions.Actor Nicholas Lyndhurst, a long term supporter of the Unicef work in Montenegro, was also at the event to meet The Duchess of Cornwall.Unicef UK Executive Director David Bull, said: “We are delighted that The Duchess of Cornwall spent time with UNICEF in Montenegro to understand how we are protecting children from danger. Online sexual exploitation of children is a huge and deeply disturbing issue that needs urgent attention and we are working with #WeProtect to keep more children safe online.”
APTN National NewsAs thousands march to Parilament Hill Friday as part of the Idle No More movement they did so last month in a snow storm.A bus filled with people from Saskatchewan joined them driving the whole way through the night.APTN National News reporter Ntawnis Piapot joined them.She has the story of their personal reasons and obstacles they had to overcome to get to the rally on time.