US agency investigating production of faulty coronavirus test kits

first_imgThe US Department of Health and Human Services confirmed on Sunday that it is investigating a manufacturing defect in some initial coronavirus test kits that prompted some states to seek emergency approval to use their own test kits.On Saturday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said his state would immediately begin using its own test kit developed in-state after asking the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday for permission to do so.The FDA said on Saturday it would allow some laboratories to immediately use tests they have developed and validated to achieve more rapid testing capacity for the coronavirus. On Sunday, New York confirmed its first case of coronavirus.FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said in a statement on Sunday that “upon learning about the test issue from CDC (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), FDA worked with CDC to determine that problems with certain test components were due to a manufacturing issue. We worked hand in hand with CDC to resolve the issues with manufacturing.”Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday the United States has 75,000 test kits on hand “and over the next week that will expand radically.” He said over 3,600 people in the United States have been tested to date.Hahn added that the “FDA has confidence in the design and current manufacturing of the test that already have and are continuing to be distributed. These tests have passed extensive quality control procedures.”Reuters reported Friday that New York health officials had sought to get their own coronavirus testing kits up and running after getting stuck with faulty tests from the federal government that they said left them unable to diagnose people quickly in the nation’s most populous city.HHS confirmed Sunday it had “launched an investigation and is assembling a team of non-CDC scientists to better understand the nature and source of the manufacturing defect in the first batch of COVID-19 test kits that were distributed to state health departments and others.”The HHS investigation was reported earlier by Axios.Topics :last_img read more

Manchester United and Arsenal on red alert as Thomas Muller asks to leave Bayern Munich

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 9 Oct 2019 3:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Thomas Muller is ready to end his 19-year association with Bayern Munich (Picture: Getty)Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller could finally be heading to the Premier League after the German striker reportedly asked to leave the Bundesliga giants.The 30-year-old has fallen out of favour under Niko Kovac and has started the last five matches on the bench.Muller was a target for Manchester United in 2014 and 2015 when Louis van Gaal was willing to break the club’s transfer record to sign the forward.However, Bayern rejected bids in the region of £80m for Muller and the striker intended on ending his career in Bavaria.ADVERTISEMENT Muller (centre) is unhappy with a lack of playing time at Bayern (Picture: Getty)Arsenal and Liverpool were both interested in 2017 but Muller again resisted lucrative offers to leave as he was happy with his boyhood club, who he joined at the age of 11.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, after 19 years with the club, Bild report that Muller has decided to leave after growing tired of a lack of playing time under Kovac.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsMuller has started just three league games this term and has lost his spot in the side to Philippe Coutinho, who joined the club from Barcelona last summer.The German’s current deal runs until 2021 and it remains to be seen what price Bayern will demand for the forward should they decide to let him go.MORE: Manchester United goalkeeper Matej Kovar signs new contract at Old Trafford Advertisement Manchester United and Arsenal on red alert as Thomas Muller asks to leave Bayern Munichlast_img read more

WICB hails West Indies Women

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img 22 Views   no discussions ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has heaped praise on the West Indies Women’s team for their double-series success over India Women.The West Indies Womens Team Windies Women completed a three-wicket victory in the third and final One-Day International on Sunday at Warner Park in St Kitts to wrap up a 2-1 series victory over the Indians. Merissa Aguilleira’s side also won the preceding Twenty20 International series over the visitors 3-2.“Our women’s team continues to make the region proud at the rate with which they have improved and the success they enjoy,” said WICB president Dr Julian Hunte.“The WICB is pleased that the growing emphasis it has placed on the women’s team is bearing fruit and we look forward to them keeping the flag flying high,” he added.Hunte said the victory over India Women was a welcome morale boost for the Windies Women, considering two major tournaments which have been targetted – the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Championship this September in Sri Lanka and next year’s ICC Women’s World Cup in India.Prior to this series, Windies Women were ranked fifth in ODIs – two places behind India – and were tied with the Indians for third place in the T20 rankings.“For them to have played so competitively, speaks volumes, and Merissa and her side should feel proud of this achievement,” said Hunte.“Put together with the string of recent results, and with good preparation, we expect them to be one of the side’s seriously challenging for the World T20 title later this year,” he said.Hunte singled out 20-year-old all-rounder Stafanie Taylor for special praise. She was named Player-of-the-Series for both the T20I and ODI series.“During the series, Stafanie consolidated her status as the No.1 female all-rounder in the game, which was one of her goals prior to the series,” said Hunte.“She remains a tower of strength and we urge her to continue working hard, as she strives to become one of the all-time greats in the women’s game,” he said.The Windies Women’s players are all now expected to be part of the Regional Women’s Twenty20 Tournament, which will be played in Jamaica later this year.The directors of the WICB at a recent meeting approved that the format of the annual regional women’s tournament will switch between Twenty20 and 50 overs-a-side to reflect the upcoming ICC Women’s tournament.The next important series for Windies Women will be a one-week visit to England, where they will play five T20Is in their final preparation for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Championship. Caribbean News Now NewsSports WICB hails West Indies Women by: – March 6, 2012last_img read more

Liverpool join race to sign quickly-improving €30m star

first_imgLiverpool are the latest side to be linked with a summer move for Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla. Loading… Serie A trio Atalanta, Inter Milan and Napoli are all also believed to be in the hunt for the 20-year-old as well as Bundesliga outfit Red Bull Leipzig and Everton. Leipzig are understood to have tabled a January offer of around £13m for Kumbulla; the Peschiera del Garda-born defender though stayed put. Now TuttoNapoli say Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are tracking the player, whom Man City and Man Utd have been following ‘for months’. The price tag for the player though is going up by the day with the source claiming Kumbulla is now valued at around €30m. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Albania centre-back has emerged as one of the finest young players in Serie A this season, having only made his senior debut at the start of the campaign. And, according to reports in Italy, there are understood to be a number of big European clubs tracking his progress. Manchester United are understood to have stepped up their interest in signing Kumbulla last month.Advertisement Promoted Content12 Actors Who Can Only Play Bad GuysCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesJason Statham Bought And Sold A Multi-Million Dollar House10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeA Runner Uses Strava App To Create Amazing Pieces Of Running Art7 Actors Who Quit Movies For Shocking Reasonslast_img read more

Prep Academies

first_imgThe high school basketball scene is moving in a direction that some high school coaches fear.  The potential McDonald’s All-Americans are leaving their home high schools and are enrolling in prep academies.  When you ask these athletes why they are doing so, they typically answer “I want to play with the best.  I want that daily challenge at practice so that I am better prepared to enter the collegiate ranks.”According to a recent article in Sports Illustrated, some of the top academies in the United States include Oak Hill in Virginia, Mount Verde in Florida, St. Anthony’s in New Jersey, Findlay Prep in Nevada, Huntington/St. Joe in W. Virginia, Simeon in Illinois, and Mater Dei in California.It does mean that these young men have to leave the conference of their home school and face an unknown future at these highly competitive prep schools.  However, they do so because they know that if they reach any kind of success at one of these schools, they will have the top college programs looking at them.  This gives them one step up on going into professional basketball.last_img read more

Rangers FC retire late Ifeanyi George’s jersey

first_imgRelatedPosts Cleric urges Christians to avoid ill-gotten wealth to attain greatness in life It’s unfair to discuss 2023 election now, opposition tells Enugu PDP After 13 years of enmity, Enugu ex-Governors in closed door meeting Rangers International of Enugu has rested the late Ifeanyi George jersey.The club’s General Manager, Davidson Owumi, disclosed this at an emergency management meeting on Thursday. Owumi said: “After a lengthy deliberation by management, we came to a conclusion to rest the jersey number worn by our late attacker, Ifeanyi George, for the whole of next season as a mark of respect and honour for his services to the club.”This gesture, Owumi said, was to further cement the good relationship the club had with late George while defending the colours of Rangers on the field of play, just as plans are in top gear to make the insurance benefit cheque presentation to the family left behind by the player a grand event since it was the first of its kind in the country.He said: “All thanks to the sports loving Governor of the state, H.E, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for his approval of the insurance policy for registered players and officials.”Recall that George scored his last goal for Rangers in a CAF Confederations Cup 2019/2020 Match Day 6 Group A encounter against Egyptian side, Al-Masry, which ended in a 1-1 draw, in jersey number 15 inside the main bowl of the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu.Tags: Davidson OwumiEnugu StateIfeanyi GeorgeRangers Internationallast_img read more

Gazidis: Wenger will sign new deal

first_img The 64-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the season and negotiations have been going on for some time to tie up Wenger’s long-term future, with the club currently top of the Barclays Premier League. Wenger continues to play down the concern when pressed on the issue by the media, but last month indicated he had made a decision. Gazidis also indicated there was no panic over time frames when speaking at the launch of Arsenal’s new long-term partnership with Puma, which will see the company become the club’s official kit suppliers from July 2014. “We have always been completely behind him. We are comfortable in the position and relaxed about it. Arsene will be extending with us and at the right time we will make that announcement,” Gazidis told the news conference. Although no official figures were confirmed on Monday, the commercial deal has been described as ”the biggest deal in Puma and Arsenal’s history”. The Gunners are understood to receive around £30million a year from main sponsors Emirates Airlines, and it has been reported the new deal will be for a similar amount when Puma takes over from Nike, who Arsenal have partnered since 1994. Arsenal smashed their transfer record in the last window with the £42million signing of German playmaker Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. It has been reported the Gunners are keen to bring in Ozil’s compatriot Julian Draxler from Schalke, although Wenger continues to play down suggestions another big money deal can be completed ahead of the January 31 deadline. Gazidis indicated significant funds were still available, although those from the new kit deal would not be added to Wenger’s warchest until the summer. “The new partnership represents the biggest commercial deal in Puma’s and Arsenal’s history,” the Arsenal chief executive continued at Monday’s news conference. Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is confident Arsene Wenger will sign a new contract to remain at the Emirates Stadium. “The money from this deal will be available to the club from this summer. It represents an important step in our progression on and off the pitch. “One of our long-term goals has been to increase commercial revenues and there is a football reason for that – from the summer onwards the money will be available for the manager to spend how he sees fit. “We have a vision to be competing at the top of the world’s game, but we don’t get there overnight. “We are doing it our way, without relying on any single individual, on an independent path. “When we achieve success it will mean so much to everyone that has been in this journey, so let’s get there as soon as possible.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Wrestlers Bajrang, Sakshi to lead Indian challenge at World C’ships

first_imgNew Delhi: Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik and Asian Games gold medallist Bajrang Punia will spearhead the 30-member Indian contingent at the World Wrestling Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary from October 20 to 28.The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has selected 10 members each in freestyle, Greco-Roman and women’s wrestling categories.The burden of India’s medal hunt at the worlds will mostly be on the shoulders of Bajrang (65kg) and Sandeep Tomar (57kg) in the men’s freestyle category.In the women’s section, Sakshi (62kg), Pooja Dhanda (57kg) and Ritu Phogat (50kg) are expected to be strong medal contenders in their respective weight categories.Ritu is the only Phogat sister to feature in the squad as Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh was ruled out because of an elbow injury during the trials.Four wrestlers — Bajrang, Kuldeep, Gurpreet and Harpreet — have been training in Hungary for more than a fortnight while the rest of the squad joined a week back.The squads:Freestyle: Sandeep Tomar (57kg), Sonba Tanaji Gongane (61kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg), Pankaj Rana (70kg), Jitender (74kg), Sachin Rathi (79kg), Pawan Kumar (86kg), Deepak (92kg) Mausam Khatri (97kg), Sumit (125kg), Jagminder Singh (chief coach).Women: Ritu Phogat (50kg), Pinki (53kg), Seema (55kg), Pooja Dhanda (57kg), Sangeeta (59kg), Sakshi Malik (62kg), Ritu (65kg), Navjot Kaur (68kg), Rajini (72kg), Kiran (76kg), Kuldeep Malik (chief coach).Greco Roman: Vijay (55kg), Gyanender (60kg), Gaurav Sharma (63kg), Manish (67kg), Kuldeep Malik (72kg), Gurpreet Singh (77kg), Manjeet (82kg), Harpreet Singh (87kg), Hardeep (97kg), Naveen (130kg), Kuldeep Singh (chief coach). (IANS)last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULEHeat outlast Bucks for 2-0 leadLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler bailed out the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Milwaukee. The Heat squandered a six-point lead in the closing seconds before Butler drained two free throws with no time left to give Miami a 116-114 triumph over the top-seeded Bucks. The foul shots give the Heat a 2-0 lead in the series.Goran Dragic (DRAH’-gihch) scored 23 points, Tyler Herro (HEE’-roh) added 17 off the bench and Jae Crowder had 16 for the Heat. The 2018 women’s champ reached the third round as Noami Osaka defeated Camila Giorgi 6-1, 6-2. The fourth-seeded Osaka committed only 11 unforced errors.Unseeded Americans Ann Li and Shelby Rogers have pulled off upset victories. Li beat No. 13-seeded Alison Riske in a matchup between Pennsylvanians, 6-0, 6-3. Rogers beat No. 11-seeded Elena Rybakina 7-5, 6-1.Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) and No. 5 Alexander Zverev (ZVEHR’-ehv) each needed four sets to win their second-round matches at the U.S. Open. Djokovic dropped his opening set before advancing with a 6-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Kyle Edmund. American Brandon Nakashima gave Zverev fits for two sets before the German prevailed, 7-5, 6-7, 6-3, 6-1.Other winners on the men’s side include seventh seed David Goffin and No. 19 Taylor Fritz. No. 13 Cristian Garin was knocked out in five after winning his first two sets.Over in the women’s bracket, sixth seed Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIH’-toh-vah) and No. 8 Petra Martic moved into the third round, as did No. 17 Angelique Kerber. Both fines stemmed from actions in Game 6 of a first-round playoff series, which the Clippers won to eliminate the Mavericks.NHL-NEWSAllen goes from Blues to HabsUNDATED (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens have acquired goaltending insurance for Carey Price.The St. Louis Blues have traded goaltender Jake Allen to the Canadiens, along with a 2022 seventh-round pick. The Blues receive third- and seventh-round picks in this year’s draft. The man called “Tom Terrific” and “The Franchise” has died at age 75. The Baseball Hall of Fame said he passed away Monday following complications from dementia and COVID-19.Seaver was selected by the Mets in a special draft in 1966 after his contract with the Braves was nullified by Major League Baseball. He spent just one year in the minors and won the 1967 National League Rookie of the Year with a 16-13 record and 2.76 ERA for the last-place Mets.Seaver won the Cy Young three times, all with the Mets. He remains the franchise leader in most career categories, including 198 victories, 2,541 strikeouts.Seaver was the first pitcher in major league history with eight consecutive seasons of at least 200 strikeouts. He also was a 20-game winner in 1969, ’71, ’72, 75, and ’77.Seaver finished his Hall of Fame career with a 311-205 record, a 2.86 ERA, 3,640 strikeouts, 61 shutouts and 231 complete games. MLB-SCHEDULERockies cool off GiantsUNDATED (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are leaving Denver with only a split of their two-game series despite scoring 29 runs.The Colorado Rockies avenged Tuesday’s 23-5 loss by rallying for five runs in the seventh inning to beat the Giants, 9-6. Kevin Pillar (pih-LAHR’) laced a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh, two days after being acquired from the Red Sox.Garrett Hampson hit his third homer in two days and Sam Hilliard also went deep for the Rockies. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-OBIT-SEAVERHall of Famer Tom Seaver diesUNDATED (AP) — Tom Seaver was so good, he was given two nicknames. Bengals extend MixonUNDATED (AP) — Bengals running back Joe Mixon has signed a four-year, $48 million contract extension through the 2024 season. Mixon has emerged as one of the NFL’s top running backs, running for more than 1,000 yards in each of the past two seasons. The Bengals drafted Mixon in the second round in 2017 out of Oklahoma, where he was suspended for punching a woman in the face. The Bengals drew a backlash with the choice, prompting owner Mike Brown to acknowledge they were “taking a risk” on Mixon because he’s so talented.In other NFL news:— Coach Ron Rivera announced that Dwayne Haskins will be Washington’s starting quarterback for Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Haskins got the nod over Kyle Allen and Alex Smith. Update on the latest sports September 2, 2020 — Chargers safety Derwin James will miss the season after having surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee. James had surgery on Tuesday after he sustained the injury during a scrimmage on Sunday. NCAA-FURLOUGHSMemo: NCAA to furlough its entire staff for 3-8 weeksUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA will furlough its entire Indianapolis-based staff of about 600 employees for three to eight weeks in a cost-saving move. A memo obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press was sent by NCAA President Mark Emmert to the association’s more than 1,200 member schools Wednesday. Starting Sept. 21 through the end of January 2021, all national office staff will be subjected to a mandatory three-week furlough. Some staff will be furloughed for up to eight weeks. — Lourdes Gurriel (gur-ee-EHL’) homered and Hyun Jin Ryu (hyoon jihn ree-OO’) pitched six solid innings to lead the Blue Jays to a 2-1 win over the Marlins. Miami rookie Sixto Sanchez had thrown 11 consecutive scoreless innings until Gurriel belted a two-run shot for a 2-0 lead in the fifth. — The Reds picked up a 4-3 win over the Cardinals on Joey Votto’s (VAH’-tohz) RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. The Redbirds were leading 3-1 and in line for a three-game sweep until Tucker Barnhardt smacked a two-run homer in the fifth.— Michael Conforto was 4-for-5 with a homer and five RBIs as the Mets whipped the Orioles, 9-4 to halt a five-game losing streak. Mets slugger Pete Alonso also homered, the fifth ever to reach the second deck in left field at Camden Yards. MLB-NEWSChapman suspended for throwing near Brosseau’s head UNDATED (AP) — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman is available to pitch tonight after appealing his three-game suspension.Chapman was punished by Major League Baseball for buzzing a fastball at the head of Tampa Bay pinch-hitter Michael Brosseau on Tuesday. Brosseau eventually fanned for the final out of the game before jawing with the Yankees, leading both benches to empty. Chapman says the pitch wasn’t intentional.Both teams are without their manager tonight. Yankees skipper Aaron Boone and Rays bench boss Kevin Cash received one-game bans for their roles in Tuesday’s incident.Elsewhere in the majors:— The Pirates will celebrate Roberto Clemente when the entire team dons his No. 21 on Sept. 9 against the White Sox. The Hall of Fame outfielder collected 3,000 hits during his 18-year career. He died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve in 1972 at age 38 while attempting to bring humanitarian aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. In other tennis news:— A three-day exhibition tennis tournament ahead of next year’s Australian Open has been canceled due to expected COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne. The Kooyong Classic was to be held in the week before the January 18 to 31 Australian Open.NBA-MAVERICKS-CLIPPERS FINESClippers’ Morris, Mavs’ Doncic fined for actions in Game 6LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Morris of the Los Angeles Clippers has been fined $35,000 by the NBA for his flagrant foul on Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) of the Dallas Mavericks. Doncic has been penalized $15,000 for throwing the ball at a referee. The move clears $4.35 million of salary-cap space for the Blues and also signals that Jordan Binnington is the starting goalie of the present and future. He backstopped the Blues to the Cup last year. The extra cap room might be enough for the Blues to re-sign top defenseman and Stanley Cup-winning captain Alex Pietrangelo (peh-TRAN’-jeh-loh), who is set to be a free agent this fall. Also on ice:— Todd Reirden is back with the Penguins as an assistant coach just a week after being fired as head coach of the Capitals. Reirden served as an assistant under Dan Byslma (BYLZ’-mah) from 2010-14 before leaving to join the Capitals. The Penguins also hired Mike Vellucci as an assistant after he spent last season as GM and head coach of Pittsburgh’s AHL affiliate.NFL-NEWS Giannis Antetokounmpo (an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) had 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Bucks, but he also committed the foul that sent Butler to the line. Khris Middleton scored 23 points for Milwaukee, the last three of those coming when Dragic was called for fouling him with 4.3 seconds left.TENNIS-US OPENKerber gets past uncertainty, advances at US OpenNEW YORK (AP) — Karolina Pliskova (PLIHSH’-koh-vah) has become the first top-seeded woman to be ousted in the second round of the U.S. Open since 2008.Pliskova failed to convert two set points in the second set and was knocked out by Caroline Garcia, 6-1, 7-6. The Giants took a 4-0 lead in the first inning, hours after banging out 27 hits.San Francisco lost for just the fourth time in 14 games.Elsewhere around the majors:— Adam Duvall slammed three home runs and drove in five to lead the Braves past the Red Sox, 7-5. Marcell Ozuna’s (oh-ZOO’-nuhz) solo blast broke a 5-5 deadlock in the seventh.— Zack Wheeler tossed three-hit ball over 6 2/3 innings, and Jay Bruce hit a solo homer in the Phillies’ eighth win in nine games, 3-0 over the Nationals. Neil Walker was 3 for 3 with two RBIs for the Phils, who handed the defending champs their fifth consecutive loss and dropped the Nats to 12-22.last_img read more

Dolphin Swimming League Gets Lagos Backing

first_imgThe status of the maiden Dolphin Swimming League continues to grow as Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) has pledged its support for the inter-school tournament already certified by the Nigeria Aquatics Federation.In a letter signed by the Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Sports, Deji Tinubu, it becomes imperative for the state to collaborate with the organisers in fulfillment of the state’s vision of creating a sports culture.“The Lagos State Sports Commission is pleased to proclaim our partnership with the Dolphin Swimming League in conjunction with Sports Commission and Lagos State’s vision of creating a sports culture within Lagos State. The Dolphin Swimming League is an organisation passionate about creating a brighter future for all young people through sports with an emphasis on swimming. Their work supports the personal development of youths, preparing them for life’s challenges by developing a range of positive character traits such as aspiration, resilience cum empathy for success and establishing a better community. These are part of values dear to the Lagos State Sports Commission which makes the Dolphin Swimming League easy to partner with,” he said. The chairman of LSSC however said that it was based on this the commission decided to endorse the Dolphin Swimming League. The Dolphin Swimming League is organised by Dynaspro in partnership with Advanta Interactive Global Limited.According to the initiator and CEO of Dynaspro, Oluseyi Oyebode said the aim behind the tournament is to discover and develop young, talented swimmers to compete on the international stage for Nigeria while also developing youth swimming coaches across the country.Among the objectives of the tournament is to grow the sport as well as unearth talents and improve the technical know-how of the coaches.President of the Nigeria Aquatics Federation, Babatunde Fatayi-Williams, has commended the organisers for initiating the tournament while assuring of the federation support. “We are so excited that the organizers of this tournament muted this kind of idea to take the sport to grassroots level. All over the world, sports is a private public partnership and that is why we have not been able to utilize the potential of sports in this country. We are going to assure the organizers that we will keep tab of the talents that will emerge from this tournament.We are going to support them technically through the Lagos State Swimming Association and we are assuring them we will keep record of the talents so that we can consider them for major competitions,” Fatayi-Williams said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more