N1m up for Grabs as Motorsport Debuts Oct. 6 in Lagos

first_imgThe winner of the maiden Motorsport Auto Fiesta Championship will get N1million, organisers of the event have announced.Motorsport Auto Fiesta Championship will take place on October 6 at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos.The event aimed at diversifying sports in the country and will also put Nigeria on the global map, the Chief Executive officer of FAME, Charles Farimoyo stated. Farimoyo told a media conference ahead of Sunday’s event that they hope to make the event which the Federation International Automobile are partners, a national event that will be staged annually across the country.“There is just another element of sport which is the richest. The Formula 1 is just part of it,” Farimoyo said.“However, we want to make Nigeria a prominent country in Motorsport and entertainment.“This year’s event features the Goal card championship, Motor bikes championship and cars.”“One of the aims of introducing Motorsport auto fiesta to the country is for development and to boost economic and tourism potentials.“The benefits of a Motorsport auto fiesta in Lagos outweigh what we are expected to spend on the staging of that motor racing competition. It is expected that at least jobs, both skilled and unskilled, would be created.”Farimoyo also added that winners in various categories will take home between N250,000 and N1million respectively.The event starts from 12noon on Sunday while registration and enquiries will be this Friday at the TBS Arcade.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


first_imgMiscellaneous incidentsAt 1:15 a.m., on May 29, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect prowling inside Parking Structure D and detained him for investigation. A check of the suspect’s name revealed two outstanding warrants, then he was arrested and transported to 77th station for booking.At 8:05 p.m., on May 26, DPS officers responded to a non-USC male who cut his hand while installing cable at the Galen Center. The male’s hand had already been bandaged when the officers arrived and his supervisor subsequently transported him to an unspecified hospital for medical treatment.At 12:32 a.m.,  on May 26, DPS officers on routine patrol observed a suspect riding a bicycle near the center of campus after dark without a light and detained him for investigation. The officers determined that the suspect had no legitimate business on campus, then he was advised against trespassing on university property and released.At 1:58 a.m., on May 26, DPS officers and LAFD RA Unit #15 responded to an intoxicated student who was reportedly in need of medical assistance at University Gateway Apartments. The student was conscious and coherent when the RA Unit examined her and she declined transportation for medical treatment. The student was then released into the care of her roommates.At 1:46 p.m., on May 25, DPS officers responded to a non-USC female complaining of chest pains at the Keck Hospital of USC. A rapid response team was at the scene examining the female when the officers arrived, and she was subsequently transported within the facility for medical treatment.At 12:46 p.m., on May 25, DPS officers responded to a non-USC male who injured his knee and hand when he lost his balance and fell in an x-ray room at the Healthcare Consultation Center II. The male was being transported to another room within the facility when the officers arrived and he was subsequently treated by his personal physician.At 12:10 p.m., on May 25, DPS officers responded to a non-USC female who injured her knee and back when she fell while walking down a flight of stairs at the University Village. The officers examined the female and offered transportation for medical treatment, but she declined and was released to seek it on her own.At 10:24 a.m., on May 25, a non-USC female failed to place her vehicle in park when she stopped outside Keck Hospital at USC and as she was attempting to exit through the driver’s side door the car rolled over a curb and struck the front of the building. The female sustained injuries to her leg and ankle, so an LAFD RA unit was requested. RA Unit #1 responded and examined the female, then she was released to obtain medical treatment from staff on the premises. LAPD officers were also requested and responded to conduct a traffic investigation.Crimes against propertyAt 12:39 a.m., on May 29, a student reported that a suspect kicked in a wooden panel on the front door of his apartment following a physical altercation with another student in a different apartment. Both students stated that the suspect is a possible resident at 643 30th St. and that they will contact the property manager about the incident.At 11:16 a.m., on May 26, a student reported that the front bumper and driver’s side headlight were damaged when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle while it was parked at Belaire Apartments. The driver of the second vehicle left the scene without reporting the incident or leaving any contact information.At 7:44 p.m., on May 25, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect tampering with bicycles parked outside Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall and detained him for investigation. A check of the suspect’s name revealed that he had been advised against trespassing on university property twice before. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Southwest station for booking.At 9:06 a.m., on May 25, a suspect entered the unsecured Norris Dental Science Center and removed a laptop computer, a tablet computer and a wallet from an unattended backpack.last_img read more

Savannah Rennie scores her 1st goal of the season in tie with Penn State

first_img Published on January 26, 2019 at 8:08 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder Comments Savannah Rennie won the offensive zone faceoff and glided backward to the slot. She looked as Emma Polaski chipped the puck toward the net. As the shot was sunk, Rennie later said she “kind of got lucky” to have the puck go off her stick and beat the Penn State goalie.As Syracuse skaters on the ice converged to celebrate, Polaski patted Rennie’s head a couple of times with a wide smile painted on her face. It was the junior’s first goal of the season.“It was good — long time coming I think,” Rennie said. “I didn’t get much games in the first half, so it was exciting to finally get a puck in the net.”Rennie scored a difference maker as the Orange (6-17-2, 6-5-1 College Hockey America) tied Penn State (10-10-5, 4-7-1), 1-1, Saturday afternoon at Tennity Ice Pavilion. It came at the back end of a “tough week emotionally” for Rennie, SU head coach Paul Flanagan said.Flanagan hopes the goal will turn things around for Rennie, who had nine goals her freshman year and eight last year. The junior came into the season leading all SU forwards with 37 career points and was expected to contribute similar numbers this year. But she’s only played in 12 of the Orange’s 25 games, earning three points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“She’s a player we really need, so to have her finally get the monkey off her back, so to speak, that’s big for her,” Flanagan said. “… That’ll hopefully get her where she’s starting to feel better about herself.”The shots haven’t been going in, but she’s one of seven players taking two or more shots a game. On Saturday, she continued that trend.Before the faceoff leading up to her goal, she forced a whistle with a shot into the goalie’s midsection. And just 10 seconds into overtime, she broke into the zone with a 2-on-1 opportunity, firing a shot off the goalie’s shoulder. Rennie finished the game with five shots on goal. Her impact was also felt in other areas of the ice. In the two games against Penn State this weekend, Rennie won 30-of-53 faceoffs, too.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more