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first_imgMONACO (AP):The relief was evident for Rafael Nadal as he overcame a sloppy performance on his serve to beat Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 yesterday and get his hands on the Monte Carlo Masters trophy for the ninth time.This was the Spaniard’s first tournament win in Monte Carlo since the last of his eight straight titles there in 2012. It is also the record-equalling 28th Masters title for Nadal, bringing him alongside top-ranked Novak Djokovic.He sank to his knees after sealing victory with a brilliant forehand winner, tilting his head back, closing his eyes to savour his biggest tournament win since the French Open in June, 2014 and his first at a Masters event since Madrid a few weeks before that.”It has been a very important week. The victory confirms that I am better,” Nadal said. “Monte Carlo is one of the most important places for me, without a doubt.”first title of the yearIt was his first title of the year, having won only three in 2015 when he was riddled with self-doubt and became a prey on clay, rather than a predator.Last year, Djokovic battered him in the French Open quarter-finals; Stan Wawrinka beat him in the Rome Masters quarter-finals in straight sets; Andy Murray routed him in the Madrid final 6-3, 6-2; Djokovic won 6-3, 6-3 in the Monte Carlo semi-finals; and even erratic Italian Fabio Fognini beat him twice – in Rio and Barcelona.”I’m enjoying it after some tough moments,” said the fifth-ranked Nadal. “Last year was a tough year. The nerves that I had, I was anxious in the matches.”resilience coming backAlthough Nadal says he is “still not 100 per cent”, his famed resilience is coming back.”This week, I was able to increase my level when things became tough, like I did before,” he said. “We will see how things are in the next six months (but) I have to enjoy this moment. Tomorrow, I will start to think about Barcelona, another important event.”It took him 2 hours, 46 minutes to finally see off Monfils, who had never won a set against Nadal on clay and had lost 11 of their 13 previous matches.”You just have to accept he’s a bit better.” Monfils said. “He increased his intensity and changed the way he was playing.”Nadal dropped his serve five times against the 13th-seeded Monfils in a topsy-turvy encounter in which they conceded 34 break-point chances between them.Playing in his 100th final, Nadal clinched his 68th title and his first since winning on clay at Hamburg last August. His previous final was in January routed by Djokovic in Doha.last_img read more


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first_imgPBA IMAGESThere’s just no quit on these Jawbreakers.Down 16 in the third quarter, Zark’s Burger-Lyceum scratched and clawed their way back in the game and eventually pulled off the gutsy 90-87 overtime victory over Marinerong Pilipino to steal Game 1 of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “We learned from our past games, especially in our games against CEU where the same thing happened that we just fought back. So with those in mind, we just helped each other out and never quit,” he said.With Zark’s-Lyceum a win away from reaching the Finals, the Marcelino twins are hoping to get the job done come Thursday as the Jawbreakers expect another tough outing against Marinerong Pilipino.“We’ll double our effort so that we’ll get the win. We can’t afford to lose because we know how good their veterans are,” said Jaycee.“We’ll work harder so that we’ll get Game 2,” said Jayvee.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “We were just thinking that we still had time. We can’t quit and we just kept on playing as long as there’s time on the clock,” said Jaycee Marcelino, who poured 20 points, three rebounds, and three steals in the win, in Filipino.He, together with his twin brother Jayvee, alongside top guns CJ Perez and Mike Nzeusseu all conspired in making the belated run to get back in the game and almost steal the win right there if not for Perez’ muffed freebies at the end of regulation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBut as the game went to overtime, the Marcelinos took matters into their own hands, combining for five of the Jawbreakers’ nine in extra time, as well as making huge stops to stifle the Skippers.Jayvee, though, said that Zark’s-Lyceum wouldn’t be as poise if not for its gaffes in its past games. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Kickboxing great Petrosyan looks to kick off ONE Super Series in style Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


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first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Mayweather expects ‘exciting’ Pacquiao-Matthysse fight Jerramy King also had 13 points and nine rebounds in the victory for the Dyip, who sent the Elasto Painters to their first defeat in four contests.Columbian replicated its win over Rain or Shine in the 2018 Philippine Cup, where it ended a 16-game slide with the 98-94 win last January 20.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMore importantly, the triumph hiked the Dyip’s record to 3-2.“That’s a way to bounce back from a really bad loss to Alaska,” said coach Ricky Dandan, referring to the humiliating 103-134 defeat at the hands of Alaska last week. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netColumbian continued to own the number of Rain or Shine, this time taking the 104-96 victory Wednesday in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.Bailey John Fields unfurled 34 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists, while Rashawn McCarthy scored nine of his 23 points in the fourth quarter on a 6-of-12 shooting from three, on top of six boards, four assists, and three steals.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “We talked about that when we were preparing against Rain or Shine and I told them that they didn’t show up. Alaska took us to school and we learned from that. We had no choice but to learn from that horrible loss and this is the result of that.”Columbian shot 13-of-41 from three to make up for the 65-52 rebounding disadvantage in favor of Rain or Shine.McCarthy’s hot hands allowed the Dyip to establish control in the tight fourth period with his triple at the 4:22 mark giving his side the 97-92 lead.Reggie Johnson and Gabe Norwood still tried to keep Rain or Shine in the game, but big buckets from Roider Cabrera and Fields in the final two minutes ended the uprising and sealed the fate for Columbian.Johnson led the Elasto Painters with 30 points and 17 rebounds, while Ed Daquioag came off the bench and chimed in 17 points and five boards in their first loss of the conference.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ The Scores:COLUMBIAN 104 — Fields 34, McCarthy 23, King 13, Cahilig 8, Celda 7, Lastimosa 7, Tubid 4, Cabrera 3, Corpuz 2, Sara 2, Camson 1, Escoto 0.RAIN OR SHINE 96 — Johnson 30, Daquioag 17, Almazan 16, Tiu 9, Belga 7, Norwood 6, Yap 4, Ahanmisi 3, Torres 3, Nambatac 1, Washington 0.Quarters: 31-28, 58-53, 82-80, 104-96.RELATED VIDEOcenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jhack Tepora delivers stunning 9th round TKO for world title MOST READ LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Matthysse (39-4), meanwhile, is 1-2 in World title fights and is making his first defense of the WBA belt after he won against Tewa Kiram in January 2018.Pacquiao wasn’t in full aggression but he was able to land a couple of stiff jabs in the first minute of the fight and mixed it up midway through the first round going into Matthysse’s body.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’With the fight staying pretty much in the center of the ring, Pacquiao was able to sneak in two-punch combos through Matthysse’s guard.Matthysse was able to graze with some right hooks but Pacquiao was the clear aggressor at the start. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View comments Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, left, and Argentine World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse pose after weigh-ins in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Matthysse and Pacquiao are scheduled to fight on July 15, for the World Boxing Association welterweight title in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)It’s been more than a year since Manny Pacquiao fought and he returned to challenge Lucas Matthysse for the WBA World welterweight title Sunday at Axiata Arena in Malaysia.This is Pacquiao’s (59-7) 23rd World title fight and 11th as a welterweight where he has an 8-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more


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first_imgDear Editor,I read in the news about food safety and the stringent requirements the USFDA is imposing on the businesses. The regulatory body, the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GAFDD), seems to be faced with tremendous adversities to act expeditiously on issues.The repackaging of bulk products should be done under its supervision, and stringent rules should be followed. We see repackaged flour, sugar, salt, milk etc being done in unlabelled plastic bags. These are products that cannot be washed before use, and the consumer, not considering food safety, looks at the small price difference in choosing the unlabelled products. Little do consumers realise, to use the British phrase, they are “being penny wise and pound foolish”.My visits to the markets where this repackaging practice seems more prevalent have led me to discover that those markets abound with these products, though some supermarkets also practise this unhealthy habit, although properly packaged and labelled products are available.Recently, I picked up a 5kg bag of flour being sold in the city. The label at the back stated “Repackaged and Distributed by (name and address supplied). It also stated the foreign manufacturer’s name and address. I looked at the 2 kg bag, which stated the country of origin as The Netherlands. Both packages have one-year duration between production and expiry.The main questions that came to my mind were: Is the production date the date of repacking of the flour? If so, how would I know the actual date of production in Holland?This brings me back to the importance of food safety, and the need for strict enforcement. Consumers could be falling sick from hidden causes, such as salmonella poisoning, without knowing it came from the repackaged food they eat.Yours truly,Akeem Noordwyklast_img read more


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first_imgAs conflict continues to surround the $350 million allocated to debunching monies for teachers by the Education Ministry, the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) has observed another red flag, which in this case is affecting hundreds of teachers in two administrative regions.This is according to the General Secretary of the Union, Coretta McDonald.She explained that teachers in Regions One (Barima-Waini) and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) have complained that they have not yet received any payments, although debunching monies were promised to be paid in December 2018 and January 2019.GTU General SecretaryCoretta McDonaldA similar issue unfolded over in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara Region) where payments had begun but were later stalled. McDonald said that an explanation into these occurrences is yet be made by the Ministry.She said, “In Region Three, we had payments started but I’m not sure what the hiccup was, whether they did not have enough funds or what…but I know payments had started and it stopped…it’s an issue that we are following with the central Ministry as well as the Regional Department because the regions are all decentralised so every region will have their budget to cater for payments to salary and increases”.In this regard, the General Secretary posited that meetings were held with the officials in Regions Nine and One where the Union was told that “they were putting the systems in place to start the process”.GTU President Mark LyteShe said that she is hopeful that the issue is sorted out by the end of the week so that payments can begin as early as next week Monday.Just under a week ago, the President of the GTU, Mark Lyte, indicated to this newspaper that some teachers were only paid part of their debunching monies in December.The President informed that teachers received a payment in December 2018, which was the eight per cent on the old 2017 salary. Another interim payment, he said, was made for 2016 and 2017 at one time which was ten and eight per cent and then an eight and a six per cent.Lyte explained, “Ten and eight (per cent) for 2016 and eight and six (per cent) for 2017, so now with the new arrangement that we had, in terms of the increase, we agreed that 2016 would get a 12 per cent and a 10 per cent so it means that those persons who had already received an interim would get two per cent more. As a result of that two per cent, it means that 2016 two per cent would trigger an increase of two per cent for 2017 and also another two per cent for 2018, so that amount was to be paid in January”.Although that payout was expected, teachers were surprised when they checked their accounts to find that those amounts were not added.It was only on October 24, 2018, that the GTU signed an agreement with the Education Ministry to accept a 12 per cent increase in salaries for 2016 and an eight per cent increase for 2018.According to the agreement seen by Guyana Times for the year 2016, teachers who earn below $100,000 per month will benefit from a 12 per cent increase while teachers who earn $100,000 and over monthly will gain an eight per cent increase.For the year 2017, teachers who earn below $100,000 per month will get an eight per cent increase and those who earn above this amount will receive a six per cent increase. Meanwhile, for 2018, there will be an across-the-board eight per cent increase for all teachers.Wages increase proposalIn relation to the salary increase proposal submitted by the GTU some two weeks ago to the Education Ministry, McDonald noted that the Department is yet to make contact with the Union to set up a date for initial discussions.According to her, “I guess we will have to follow up with them because they have not yet responded to us to say whether we are gonna have a meeting… so we will have to be the ones to police it to find out how early we are going to have that meeting”.Earlier in February, the Union submitted a proposal for a 25 per cent increase in salary for public school teachers.The proposal also requests that grants be given to schools instead of having materials supplied as complaints have been flagged in the past of sub-standard materials and cleaning supplies, among others.No-Confidence Vote and GTUThe General Secretary of the GTU said that the Union does not see how the motion of No-Confidence can affect their plea for a wage increase.She explained, “We have a 2019 budget and proposals for salaries was already made in the 2019 budget which they submitted since last year so we don’t see the whole issue with the confidence/no-confidence motion as one that will affect the flow of the operations of the Ministry because the Ministers are just political heads but the rest of the Ministry they are all public servants so we don’t see anything with this motion as being or having anything to do with stalling our negotiations process”.She added that the Permanent Secretaries of each Ministry is usually equipped with the power to start negotiations, however, the Union still has some concerns.We’re concerned about it too because it doesn’t, with regards to salaries, it shouldn’t have implications for salaries and the negotiations process but if we have a country that is not stable that can definitely affect what is happening”.Nonetheless, the Union representative said she is hoping for stability so that no unwarranted actions such as protests and vandalism takes place.Similar views were shared by the GTU President during a recent interview.last_img read more


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first_img– Heath-London confident it could be repaid in 5 yearsBy Samuel SukhhnandanOne day after announcing that the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) was successful in acquiring a syndicated bond worth $30 billion to assist with the revitalisation of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), Head of the SPU of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Colvin Heath-London has now revealed that the entire NICIL balance sheet was used to obtain this bond.Heath-London told Guyana Times in an exclusive interview on Thursday that theSPU Head and GuySuCo Chairman, Colvin Heath-Londonbond was attained from both regional and local commercial banks with a favourable repayment rate over a five-year repayment period.He reiterated that the bond was secured at good rates with local banks being the lead lenders, and noted that the disbursement of this loan to GuySuCo could take place in two weeks’ time.“Most of the institutions are local and regionally with Republic Bank as the lead. I would not like to divulge the interest rates but it’s very favourable. In the agreement there is a possibility of us repaying before time… and we have due consideration with the bond where we can repay a one-year moratorium. Also, we could get things together before we start repaying,” he explained.However, the new revelation made by the SPU head now means that besides putting up the assets belonging to GuySuCo, assets from other companies that fall under the purview of the NICIL was used as an advantage to acquire this massive loan for GuySuCo. NICIL is the holding company for Government-owned minorityand majority interests, and property management.“It is basically using the balance sheet of NICIL to collateralise the bond,” the SPU head explained. He also revealed that it may be the largest bond GuySuCo has taken out in their history, something that was raised by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who has expressed scepticism and worry over the fact that the proposal by the Government to spend $30 billion on three or four estates could result in a significant portion of the funds being “wasted” given the track record of the People’s National Congress Administration.Jagdeo had also questioned whether the move by GuySuCo and NICIL even fits in with the long-standing policy of the current Government to borrow long-term loans only on concessional terms. He claimed that the bond was a ‘commercial debt’ that may have not even been concluded on concessional terms.Pressed to explain if this may be true, Heath-London said, “I wouldn’t want to speak to that but what I would like to say is, the idea is to let GuySuCo be self-financing and to reduce the burden on the taxpayers to find funds for GuySuCo and to basically operate our financial affairs in a context where we at GuySuCo can sustain the business…Normally they were totally for the most part wholly dependent.”While there are concerns about debt servicing and the impact of what happens with securing loans or bonds at a specific interest rate, Heath-London said, “We are confident because there are other things basically afoot in the GuySuCo space selling designated lands. So we will have income from that. The potential of privatising the estates, we will also have income from that. So, we are collectively confident that within the five-year period we will be able to repay this bond.”He brushed aside suggestions that taxpayers will have to foot the huge bill that GuySuCo has acquired, explaining that revenue from GuySuCo and their associated businesses will help to repay this bond. “GuySuCo through its related Ministries will have to sit and decide what it is to be done. The bond will help to bring additional businesses to GuySuCo in terms of their commitment to cogeneration, different sugar product sources in terms of value added, and ultimately the Ministry will decide the route.” He said he doesn’t envisage any misuses of the funds, as different income streams will be created.The idea behind the borrowing of this syndicated bond is to assist the SPU with the reopening of the estates to prove to potential investors that they are viable. Heath-London was clear that the loan will also assist with plans to make GuySuCo debt-free and return the industry to profitability.The Opposition is of the firm view that the idea of securing a syndicated bond is mainly aimed at clearing the multibillion-dollar liabilities that GuySuCo has accrued, in order to give “handpicked” investors a clean slate and better opportunities to maximise their profitability when they purchase estates.Some 4000 sugar workers from Enmore, Rose Hall and Skeldon were dismissed from their jobs following the downsizing of the sugar industry which began to take effect in late 2017.last_img read more


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first_imgThe City of Fort St. John took part in National Health and Fitness Day for the first time as a number of events were held at the Pomeroy Sport Centre on Saturday. Among the events held were Zumba classes, wheelchair basketball instruction, fitness circuits, and kids fitness, among others.Recreation Programmer with the City of Fort St. John Marissa Jordan admitted the turnout was a little low the first time around but said the City intends on taking part next year again.“It’s a national initiative so communities all across the country are finding ways to celebrate the event and I think that’s something that everyone is going to be looking into for the future. Next year’s event will be June 4. It’s hopefully going to be a similar set up in terms of getting the fitness instructors back, and the health service providers back.”- Advertisement -The low attendance numbers are being attributed to the weather outside at the time, and the event being not well known as it’s the first time the City has held something in conjunction with National Health and Fitness day.Organizers however were happy with the collaboration efforts with the health and fitness providers as a full schedule of events were able to be planned.last_img read more


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first_img0Shares0000Gareth Bale has shone for Real Madrid this season © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOMADRID, Spain, Sep 30 – Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid’s squad to face CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.Bale picked up a thigh injury during the goalless draw with Atletico Madrid on Saturday and had to come off at half-time. He will miss the reigning European champions’ Group G game in Russia, along with captain Sergio Ramos, who was also omitted from the squad announced on Sunday.Ramos sustained a cut above his eye against Atletico but, despite briefly leaving the field for treatment, was able to complete the match.Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui said after the game Bale had been replaced as a “precaution” at the Santiago Bernabeu and the Welshman would be assessed on Sunday.The club will be hoping the damage is not serious, with a crunch match against Barcelona in La Liga approaching on October 28.Marcelo and Isco were also absentees from Madrid’s squad to face CSKA. Marcelo has a calf problem while Isco is recovering from an appendix operation.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


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first_img0Shares0000enya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) Chairman, Peter Orero, Coca-Cola Marketing Manager, Kenya, Evans Ndung’u, KSSSA Secretary General, David Ngugi and Director of Field Services & Co- curriculum activities- Ministry of Sports, Dr. Pius Mutisya.NAIROBI, Kenya, May 20 – The Coca-Cola System in Kenya has embarked on an environmental behavior change campaign involving COPA Coca-Cola 2019 participating secondary school students, educating them on the importance of a cleaner environment by taking care of plastics disposal.One school, in every region pitches are set to be revamped. The winner will be determined by the school that achieves the highest number of kilos over the tournament period which runs from May to July 2019. The programme is part of the company’s initiative to address the plastic waste pollution.Kenya, amongst fourteen other Southern, East and Central Africa countries, have been earmarked to kick start the project, set up to stimulate plastic recycling industries and create awareness of plastic waste pollution.Speaking during the launch, Evanson Ndungu, Coca-Cola Marketing Manager, Kenya said; “Sports is an integral part of the wellbeing of the youth. It improves their physical and emotional aspects while also enabling their holistic development. By introducing a behavior change campaign, it will go a long way to ensure they grow to be responsible members of the community.”-Football unitesHe added, “Football unites all regardless of age and gender. This year will be special as soccer will contribute to a greater cause which is protecting our environment by educating young people on conservation.”A total of 5,400 schools will be participating in this years’ tournament representing an 8% increase from last year’s games.The national initiative will involve 2,000 out of the 5,400 participating schools in COPA Coca-Cola tournament ensuring that the teens are educated on the importance of recycling for a litter-free environment. The schools were selected based on the reach of the current recyclers and collectors.The communities surrounding the schools will also be involved in order to ensure all Kenyans participate in taking good care of the environment.The Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) will still continue to manage the games, as the company last year renewed the Sh21.5mn sponsorship which covers 2018 to 2020.The funds will go towards full kitting of schools in the Sub-zonal, Zonal, Sub-County, County, Regional and National championships, purchase of trophies and medals for all games, as well as run the seamless administration of the tournament.The Under-16 boys and girls will compete in this year’s tournament for the chance to be crowned the Kenyan champions and a direct ticket for the COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup.The exploits of the St. Antony’s High School soccer team during the 2018 championship led Lucas Maina, Wisdom Nava, Jacob Onyango, David Leon, Salim Badi and Issa Emuria being named in the Kenya U-20 provisional Squad that were to participate in the CECAFA Under-20 Championship in Uganda that was later called off.0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more