Mavericks Kitty Group Golf Tournament Tees-off Today

first_img“The Mavericks kitty group under the leadership of AVM Hassan Aliyu with 25 members within the golf section decided to organise the tournament for all members of BCGS, with the purpose of mutually enjoying the game of golf and promotes the aspirations not only for golf section but of Benin Club as a whole.“There are lots of golf related trophies and other prizes to be won by all those who distinguished themselves in various categories at the event.“This edition is a closed tournament for BCGS members only, but there is a plan to make it an open tournament to other golfers across the country next year. The group comprises of people of like mind similar to The Lord’s group, Jami-Jami group, and Solid golf group within the club, Iyare said. “Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Mavericks Kitty Group End of the Year Golf Tournament will tee-off today with about 80 golfers participating at the event.The tournament slated for Benin Club golf section’s golf course, GRA Benin City, Edo State is organised by the Mavericks kitty group in conjunction with BCGS is for the purpose of mutually enjoying the game of golf, and to promote the aspirations of all members of Benin Club.The group competition secretary, Air Commodore Oscar Iyare, noted that about 80 members within the golf section are participating at the tournament and it will feature men’s, ladies, veteran and super veteran category as well as regular men, and Mavericks members respectively.last_img read more

Breaking: Two graduate students killed west of USC campus

first_imgTwo graduate students were fatally shot early Wednesday morning in a car in front of a residence on Raymond Avenue near 27th Street, according to Dept. of Public Safety Capt. David Carlisle.The Los Angeles Police Department responded to the scene, where one female, 23-year-old Ying Wu, and one male victim, 23-year-old Ming Qu, were transported to California Hospital where they were pronounced dead.Chloe Stepney | Daily Trojan[Update 11:15 a.m.] At some point after being shot, Qu fled from the car to a nearby porch to seek help, according to LAPD Cdr. Andrew Smith. The suspect in the case is said to be male. No other details on the suspect have been released.Michael L. Jackson, vice president for student affairs, and Todd Dickey, senior vice president of administration, released a joint statement to the university community at approximately 10:51 a.m:“Our community is saddened and outraged by this callous and meaningless act. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims’ families and friends and all who knew them at USC. The university is reaching out to those affected, offering counseling and support.The Los Angeles Police Department and our Department of Public Safety are working aggressively to solve this crime.This incident occurred outside the neighborhood areas where over the past several years we have steadily increased our security presence, adding dozens of security and license plate recognition cameras, uniformed officers, and yellow-jacketed security ambassadors. However, tragedies such as this morning’s remind us that we all need to be continuously vigilant about safety and security.While crime in our community is low compared to other areas of Los Angeles, we want to reassure you about ongoing efforts to promote safety in the neighborhoods around campus, including a public safety task force for students, parents, faculty and staff; a community safety task force with the USC Family of Schools; and a collaboration on public safety issues between the Department of Public Safety and the area’s neighborhood councils. These efforts, among others, have succeeded in significantly improving safety in our surrounding community.”[Update 10:00 a.m.] Both victims were in their 20s and of Chinese descent. Richard French, a spokesperson for the LAPD, said the female was found inside a late-model BMW and the male victim was found outside of the vehicle. The LAPD received a report of shots fired in the 2700 block of Raymond Avenue shortly after 1 a.m.[Update 9:15 a.m.] LAPD Officer Gregory Baek said they suspect the shooting was an attempted carjacking, though the investigation is ongoing.“At this time, what we have is a tragic loss of [USC students],” Carlisle said.Names of the victims have not yet been released as the victims’ families are contacted.“The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear. USC’s Department of Public Safety is working closely with LAPD on the investigation,” said Carlisle in the Trojan Alert sent at 6:25 a.m.The car where the victims were shot has been removed from the scene, where LAPD is still investigating the shooting, as of 7:45 a.m.Raymond Avenue between 27th and 29th streets is closed to traffic.Viewlast_img read more

Syracuse Chiefs’ imminent name change sparks community debate

first_imgNave, known by fans and front office members as the Chiefs’ “unofficial historian,” said he still hopes the Mets will keep the name. It means more than baseball, he said — the Chiefs are known in the community for hosting clinics and visiting hospitals.But Sid Hill, the Tadodaho, or traditional leader, of the Onondaga Nation — part of the Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois, Confederacy— said it’s time to move on from names that diminish and appropriate Native American culture.“We’re in this modern world, but we still have our ceremonies, we still have our leadership,” Hill said. “That’s not something that’s for sale. We’re not for sale.”The Chiefs have been in Syracuse since 1961, and although the organization has always had “Chiefs” in its title, change is nothing new. From 1997 to 2006 the team was known as the SkyChiefs, and featured a logo of baseball bat with wings coming out of it. In 2007, the team reverted to the Chiefs and changed the logo to a steam train.“I know that they’ve changed and they’re now referring to the chief of a locomotive,” Hill said. “That’s fine. But when you hear the name ‘Chiefs,’ they still look back at figures with the Sioux war bonnet and that whole stereotype.”Irv Lyons Jr., 61, is a member of the Onondaga Nation and the producer of the “Stage of Nations ECOFest” which is aimed to introduce people in Syracuse to Onondaga food, dance and culture. He said even though the Chiefs don’t use Native American imagery in its main logos, the use of the name still misrepresents the identities of Native American people.“The intent is to honor them,” said Lyons, “but the impact is devastating.”Lyons has lasting memories of having grown up and gone to school surrounded by offensive Native American imagery and names, he recalled.“When you’re marginalized in your own country and made to feel less than you are, it hurts,” Lyons said. “You don’t have to agree with people’s beliefs all the time, that’s naive.“But I’m going to respect your presence. And you’re going to respect mine. Right now we’re not doing that.”CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, the SkyChiefs logo was incorrect. The logo is a baseball bat with wings coming out of it. The Daily Orange regrets this error.  Comments Published on July 29, 2018 at 8:48 pm UPDATED: August 13, 2018 at 10:32 p.m.Marty Nave and Dave Smolnycki sat at NBT Park for the 45th time this season, where they’ve watched their beloved Syracuse Chiefs play in over 3,000 games over the past four decades.Nave, 65, has come to Chiefs games for 56 years. He said the team’s name has become a part of the dialect of the city.“When you say ‘Chiefs,’ it’s synonymous with ‘baseball,’” Nave said.But for some members of the Onondaga Nation, the Chiefs’ name is synonymous with images and notions other than baseball.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe New York Mets — which bought the team from the Washington Nationals last year — plan to change the name of the team in 2019, which has sparked debate in the Syracuse community. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more