Indianapolis, In. — Republican state senator Jean Leising recently met with Mike Cambron and Sister Claire Whalen from the Oldenburg Renewable Energy Commission. The trio talked about energy issues facing Indiana.Republican state senator Jean Leising recently greeted Margaret Mary Health CEO Tim Putnam and Julie Hlabig of the Indiana Hospital Association. Putnam and Halbid talked about barriers to quality care resident in rural area of Indiana.
Hundreds of athletes will today converge on the Teslim Balogun Stadium as Rilwan Akanbi and Bose Odusanya begin their title defence in the singles event of the 49th Asoju Oba Molade Okoya-Thomas Table Tennis Cup.Akanbi, a member of the national junior team to the 2016 ITTF World Junior Championships held in South Africa will be hoping to retain the title again this year amidst the array of stars competing at the five-day tournament.Like Akanbi, Odusanya whose performance is yet to earn her a call-up to the national team and she has not convince the technical department of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) to be invited to the national camp.Fatimo Bello, 2016 runnerâ€™s up and veteran Tolu Durosimi-Etti will also be gunning for the title being former champions of the competition. For the family of the late business mogul, this yearâ€™s tournament would serve as a prelude to the elaborate 50th anniversary of the tournament which started in 1968.According to Ayodeji Okoya-Thomas, this yearâ€™s marked the third edition of the tournament after the death of their father, while the family expressed appreciation to the Lagos State Government for their unflinching support to the tournament since its inception in 1968..â€œThis is of course will the third after 46 years that is not being addressed by the initiator and sole sponsor of the tournament, Sir Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas. One of his greatest wishes while alive was that the family should continue the sponsorship of the tournament after his demise, we should therefore like to give God all the glory for giving us the ability to continue this noble legacy for the third year running since he was called to glory,â€ Okoya-Thomas said.22 titles will be competed in the cadet, junior and senior categories while the para events will also be part of this yearâ€™s edition.As the longest running competition in Nigeria, the annual Asoju Oba Cup which started in 1968 has produced majority of top players for Nigeria including Atanda Musa and Late Yomi Bankole.The most successful player in the tournament, Oladele Sumbo aka Malawi commended the family for keeping faith with the tournament while urging young players in the state to hone their skills through the tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Charles Barkley talking hockey? Charles Barkley talking hockey – and at Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, no less.Sir Charles joined NBC’s Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones on Wednesday to discuss the first period of Blues vs. Bruins, which ended with the Blues ahead 2-0. Barkley couldn’t recall the name of St. Louis rookie goalie Jordan Binnington, but he knew “the goalie stole the show” in the first 20 minutes as Binnington withstood Boston’s constant pressure. MORE: Every previous Game 7 in Final history, ranked”Thanks, Gary Bettman, for the tickets. Love ya, brother,” Barkley said.A lot of Twitter was befuddled by seeing Barkley (and his fashion choice) on their screens, but some of it was complimentary, too:Who dressed Barkley????— Scott Zolak (@scottzolak) June 13, 2019did charles barkley just call sidney crosby “cindy crawford”— BIN RACCOON (@russbengtson) June 13, 2019Charles Barkley dressed up like he going to a parent teacher conference pic.twitter.com/j9iFQFhsv3— link (@1nolink) June 13, 2019why does charles barkley look like the head pharmacist at a best buy pic.twitter.com/NTgzmQ4jqD— hot take jake (@jakeguidry) June 13, 2019Charles Barkley does not listen to Philadelphia sports talk radio, I guess pic.twitter.com/EvhQVIr2Xd— Dan McQuade (@dhm) June 13, 2019Charles Barkley looks like he doesn’t wanna pay for a baggage fee so he’s just gonna wear everything on the plane. pic.twitter.com/DkAGTD4yRH— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) June 13, 2019Charles Barkley is a better hockey analyst than most of NBC’s regular guys.— Dave (@baltimoredavey) June 13, 2019Charles Barkley killing it as usual during NBC’s #StanleyCupFinal intermission: ‘I always root for the team that never won a championship — because I’m on that list.’ Sir Charles rooting for @StLouisBlues. Pals with Blues coach and ex-Flyer Craig Berube from their days in Philly— Michael McCarthy (@MMcCarthyREV) June 13, 2019 One hockey name Barkley does know: Sidney Crosby. Chuck put Crosby in the same sentence as NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard when asked to make a hockey comparison to the Klaw.If @kawhileonard was a hockey player, who would he be?Charles Barkley immediately had a response: Sidney Crosby. pic.twitter.com/XFaEB6j22v— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) June 13, 2019Barkley said before the game he was on vacation, but a friend in a high place hooked him up with the visit to TD Garden in Boston.