FA Cup Committee: Kotoko will play at the Tumu Park

first_imgOrganisers of the MTN FA Cup committee has replied Asante Kotoko on their concerns over the poor nature of the Tumu Park which is supposed to host their FA Cup round of 32 encounter against Real 24 Hours this Saturday.The management of Asante Kotoko wrote to the committee arguing that the game was originally scheduled to be played at Wa, so they don’t understand why the change of venue to Tumu and they would only play at the new venue when it passes the standards set by the Club Licensing Board.The Cup committee has quickly move to solve the situation by notifying Kotoko that the Tumu Park meets the minimum requirements.According to them, the park is walled and has a good inner perimeter fence to host the game.So what this means is that the game will be played at the Tumu Park on Saturday. This will be the first time the lower division side will play Kotoko in a competitive game. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Quebecs Beauce region hardest hit by springtime flooding province on alert

first_imgBEAUCEVILLE, Que. — Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault says Quebec’s Beauce region has so far been the hardest hit by the spring flooding affecting many parts of the province.Guilbault told reporters today about 230 buildings are flooded in the town of Beauceville, located 90 kilometres south of Quebec City. Thirty-six people have had to leave their homes and six roads have been affected by the rising waters of the Chaudiere River.Thomas Blanchet, a spokesman for the Public Security Department, said the water rose quickly today around downtown Beauceville after an ice jam broke free early this morning.Andre Cantin with Environment Canada says up to 80 millimetres of rain are expected to fall in the Quebec City region between Thursday and Saturday, which could aggravate flooding in towns across the area.Cantin adds temperatures are expected to remain above freezing across much of southern Quebec over the next few days, causing snow to melt and increasing the risk of flooding.He says authorities should also be monitoring the water levels of the Ottawa River close to the Montreal area, as up to 50 millimetres of rain are expected to fall in that region by the weekend.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Stars Help Raise £435054 At UNICEF UK Halloween Ball

first_imgUNICEF UK Ambassadors and High Profile Supporters Rita Ora, Sir Chris Hoy, Martin Bell and Emma Willis led this week’s fantastical turn out for Unicef UK’s ‘Twisted Tales’ Halloween Ball raising £435,054 to support Unicef’s life-saving work for children in danger around the world.The bold and the beautiful descended on London’s Banqueting House for a Halloween experience like no other, with an interactive “twisted tales” themed champagne reception, a Beauty and the Feast dinner, and stellar performances from BRIT-award-winning Neneh Cherry and Unicef UK supporter Rita Ora.Dinner guests heard from Unicef UK Ambassador Sir Chris Hoy about the vital work made possible by generous donations to Unicef, and guests pledged their support at a money-can’t-buy auction – with lots including a starring role in David Walliams’ new book, an exclusive visit to the set of The Crown with Unicef UK supporter Olivia Colman, and a velodrome cycling experience with Sir Chris Hoy.Guests at the prestigious event also included Cel Spellman, Emma and Matt Willis, Ade Adepitan, Zeinab Badawi, and Lord Sebastian Coe.Guest performer and Unicef UK supporter Rita Ora said: “It is such an honour to be here on behalf of Unicef UK tonight and I am so proud to be able to give my time to such an incredible evening. It’s not often you get to perform at an event which really will make such a huge difference, and as a supporter of the charity or many years I know the money raised this evening really will help those children around the world most in need. It’s been such a fun evening performing for everyone, and it was so incredible to see how many people gave so generously.”Unicef UK Executive Director, Mike Penrose said, “I’m absolutely thrilled at the huge amount raised from this evening’s Halloween Ball. The money raised tonight will enable Unicef to deliver results for every child – especially those in the greatest need and in the hardest to reach areas. There has never been a more vital time for your support, and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who attended and gave so generously this evening.”The money raised at Unicef UK’s Halloween Ball will help Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation, support children in danger around the world. Since 2013, Unicef UK’s annual Halloween Ball has raised more than £4 million to support Unicef’s work.last_img read more