The dog-eared A4 book is decorated with stickers befitting a teenage girl: the logos of fashionable brands and a popular cartoon character. But its inauspicious appearance belies the treasures to be found inside. It’s a diary containing the usual entries about everyday life along with references to a much older boyfriend who is clearly no good for her. One page in particular stands out for Tasnim Lowe. On it, written in blue biro, is a letter from a mother to her ten-day-old daughter. ‘I’ll always be there for you no matter what. Remember to live life to the max because I want the best for my little girl. Love you loads always and forever, Mummy.’ Tasnim Lowe, 20, lost her mother in a house fire at their home in Telford, Shropshire, started by her father when she was 16 months old The words bring tears to Tasnim’s eyes. She is the little girl mentioned; the book one of only a handful of surviving items belonging to the loving mum she cannot remember. … [Read more...] about How I found the courage to meet my monster of a father: Tasnim, 20, always knew he was a murderer, and bravely visited him in jail. Then last year she learned an even darker secret – he is suspected of being part of the Telford child grooming gang
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The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has reiterated the commitment of the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government to upgrade all stadia and sports facilities across the country, including the National Stadium which will be rebranded to Wembley standard. According to him, ‘’we are determined to upgrade the National Stadium to Wembley, we can have a Wembley here if we are committed together with all the stakeholders’ to make sure that we bring the standard to the state of Wembley’’. The Minister confirmed this in Lagos alongside with his host, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu during facilities inspection visits to the National Stadium; Teslim Balogun and Onikan stadia in preparation for the FIFA inspection Team, as Nigeria bids for the hosting right of FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament next year. Mr. Sunday Dare commended the Lagos Governor, … [Read more...] about FG to turn National Stadium to Wembley Standard- Sports Minister
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have reached a proposed agreement to stay in Anaheim through 2050 as part of a deal in which they will pay $325 million to buy Angel Stadium and its surrounding parking lots from the city. The Angels and the city government announced the deal Wednesday that likely secures the franchise’s long-term future in Orange County. The deal allows the team to decide whether to use the property to build a new stadium, which would be funded by the Angels. “We appreciate the Mayor’s leadership in working to keep the Angels here in Anaheim, which has been our home for over 50 years,” Angels owner Arte Moreno said. “Today is the first step in enabling us to invest in our future by building a winning team and delivering a high-quality fan experience.” The team had a deadline of Dec. 31 to opt out of its lease or to stay committed until 2029. Instead, the sides reached a deal that allows the Angels to control the … [Read more...] about Angels to buy Angel Stadium, stay in Anaheim through 2050
New footage and satellite images have emerged showing hundreds of military vehicles gathered at a sports centre in a mainland city bordering Hong Kong in an ominous sign that China could be preparing a tough crackdown on the city's protesters who Beijing has branded 'terrorists'. U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday said Chinese troops were moving to the border with Hong Kong, citing U.S. intelligence. The United States said today that it was concerned about movements of Chinese forces on the border with Hong Kong and urged Beijing to honor the territory's autonomy as pro-democracy protests continued. 'The United States is deeply concerned by reports of Chinese paramilitary movement along the Hong Kong border', a State Department spokesperson said in a statement to AFP. 'The United States strongly urges Beijing to adhere to its commitments in the Sino-British Joint Declaration to allow Hong Kong to exercise a high degree of autonomy.' The news … [Read more...] about China’s troops wait to crush Hong Kong protests: Military convoy is spotted hidden at sports stadium near border in ominous sign Beijing is preparing tougher crackdown
Phillip Cocu played at Pride Park on 10 August 2001 in a routine pre-season friendly victory over Derby with Barcelona when Patrick Kluivert scored twice. Fast‑forward almost two decades and it is a stadium Cocu now calls home after replacing Frank Lampard in the Derby dugout. Cocu won seven league titles at PSV Eindhoven (four as captain and three in five years as a manager) but a burgeoning reputation as a coach was dented by a disastrous 98-day reign at Fenerbahçe last year. It is an anomaly that blots an illustrious CV but, as with his predecessor, his surname is synonymous with success. PSV went six years without a league title until Cocu guided them to consecutive triumphs, having endured a testing first full campaign in charge in 2013-14 when they finished fourth, 12 points behind Ajax. Cocu was unbeaten in his first seven matches – winning the opening three – but PSV then went two months without a league win and crashed out of the Europa League group … [Read more...] about Quick thinking and calm: what Phillip Cocu will bring to Derby
How do you bring your “boldest self to your biggest challenges?” That is the question Dr. Amy Cuddy answers in her new book, Presence, which is an extension of her wildly popular TED talk. What is presence, and how does it drive our success in life? I’ll never forget the first time I had to act in front of drill sergeants. I spent four years working with soldiers after I finished my master’s degree in applied positive psychology. I was part of a team that delivered resilience training to military personnel in the US Army, and as part of the training delivery, I was often selected to demonstrate a skill in front of the plenary group. Even though I speak in front of large groups on a regular basis, the type of demo that was required in this training involved some acting, which made me tremendously nervous and was way outside of my comfort zone. The first time I stood up in front of those brave men and women, my face … [Read more...] about Do You Bring Confidence to Your Biggest Challenges?