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LaLiga Set to Thrill Fans at 2019 Copa Lagos

first_imgAs the 2019 COPA Lagos Beach Soccer kicks off Friday at the Eko Atlantic City in Victoria Island, Lagos, Spanish Football League LaLiga, is set to thrill fans at this year’s edition.The league which is a global partner of Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW), will be engaging fans with three days of intense and exciting activities starting today through Sunday, November 3, 2019.As part of the activities line up, LaLiga will engage fans with a LaLiga themed fan zone where they will have the opportunity to experience the various LaLiga clubs. During the event, participants will also have the chance to showcase their football skills with an exciting “Goal Scoring Header” game, all courtesy of LaLiga. This initiative is in line with LaLiga’s efforts in enhancing football experience for its fans across the world.Commenting on the initiative, LaLiga Delegate in Nigeria, Guillermo Perez Castello, said “Copa Lagos offers a great opportunity for us to continue supporting the sport and to reach as many fans as possible. Not only is it a sport that is part of the great football family, but it is also a young and fresh game, through which we aim to reach new audiences. With the series of activities lined up for participants, we hope this event connects us even more with our Nigerian fans”.Since inception in 2011, Copa Lagos has grown from being the first ever international beach soccer event in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa to being recognized as one of the most prominent sporting and entertainment events in the World.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Iowa Senate GOPers seek deeper income tax cuts

first_imgDES MOINES — On the first day of the 2020 Iowa legislative session, Republican leaders in the Iowa Senate called for more income tax cuts. Two years ago, the Republican-led legislature passed the largest state income tax cut in state history. Senate Republican Leader Jack Whitver of Ankeny said it’s time to cut more.“We can continue to do more to simplify and make taxes lower, fairer and more efficient,” Whitver said yesterday during a speech on the Senate floor, “but the ultimate goal is to ensure that people who work hard for their money are going to keep more of it.”Senate President Charles Schneider, a Republican from West Des Moines, said state income taxes are gradually being reduced through the legislature’s 2018 action, but they’re still too high.“The more we can lower income taxes the sooner Iowans will be able to pay off student loans, buy a home, start a family, save for their childrens’ education or put aside money for retirement,” Schneider said during his opening day speech The top Democrat in the Senate called for guaranteeing paid family leave for Iowa workers. Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen of Des Moines said the state’s unemployment rate may be low, but too many Iowans who are working are paid too little.“Let’s raise the minimum wage and end welfare practices that prop up low-wage employers who trap Iowans in chronic poverty,” Petersen said in her opening day speech.House Minority Leader Todd Prichard of Charles City suggested he and other Democrats in the House will call for a significant increase in state spending on Iowa’s public schools.“Democrats understand that to build a better future and grow our workforce, we must educate the children and students of today to work and lead the state tomorrow,” Prichard said on the  House floor.In addition, Prichard said House Democrats will offer proposals to address Iowa’s housing shortage.last_img read more

Vipers eye Algerians, win away vs BUL FC in Njeru

first_img****URNShare on: WhatsApp Njeru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vipers FC has secured a 3-1 win against BUL FC at the Njeru based FUFA technical center in Buikwe to maintain its second position on the Uganda Premier League table.Dan Sserunkuma, Tito Okello and Dan Sseninde scored the three goals for Vipers FC in Wednesday’s game whereas BUL FC’s lone goal was netted by Villa Oromchan. Vipers now has  24 points just 3 points below table leaders KCCA FC.Vipers’ coach, Javier Martinez says that his team is focusing on taking the trophy and needs support from the fans.“We are eyeing the trophy and this win means a lot to us but all we need is more support from the fans who give us a reason to perform better,” he said. BUL FC’s Peter Onen says his team lost focus after conceding an early goal.“As a coach I am disappointed with my teams’ performance but after conceding an early goal in the first five minutes of the match, they lost focus and failed to manage the game thereafter,” he added.last_img read more