He added that the Games will be an annual event with more games to be introduced in the next edition.“We just devote ourselves to living healthy. We are determined as a starting point to put Nigeria in the international map of tourism as we did with Access Lagos Marathon last year. Many people now see Lagos as a tourist centre.”“The Games also help us to build good brotherliness and togetherness among our staff. It is going to part of our corporate calendar. This is the first edition of the Access Games and we hope to sustain it as part of our contribution to sports development and healthy living,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Access Bank GMD/CEO, Herbert Wigwe has commended the team spirit displayed by all the participants at the maiden edition of the Access Games at the Teslim Balogun, Surulere, Lagos on Sunday.Wigwe said that the Games aside from keeping staffers fit, is also aimed at fostering good relationship among bankers.“It’s a game that has several activities and it is for the whole country with different houses that are competing among themselves. It is one way to build our team spirit in the bank but it is not just about our staff, we also engage our friends and customers.
BROWARD COUNTY – As part of its ongoing recovery and relief efforts to support residents displaced by Hurricane Dorian, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has opened a Welcome Center to help students and families arriving from the Bahamas.The BCPS Welcome Center is located in the Lauderdale Manors Early Learning & Family Resource Center, at 1400 NW 14th Court in Fort Lauderdale, 754-323-1595. The Welcome Center provides families with support for student registration into District schools, and once registered, connects families to school social workers, who provide school supplies, uniforms and clothes, food, and information on local resources. In addition, the Welcome Center offers access to a variety of health services, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Broward.The Welcome Center is open during the following times:Mondays and Wednesdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Fridays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.When the Welcome Center is closed, families should contact the Family & Community Engagement Office at 754-321-1599 for assistance. As the need for support increases, the District will offer additional hours of operation.The District continues to collaborate with the Broward Education Foundation, United Way of Broward County and BrightStar Credit Union to collect and deliver donations and resources to assist with Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts in the Bahamas. For more information on the District’s Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts, visit browardschools.com/hurricanerelief.
NBA free agency news: Pau Gasol wants to play another year The move comes with some risks for Valanciunas. The Daily Memphian notes that opting out of his deal and signing an extension would “likely mean a reduced salary next season.” And if he can’t work out a new deal, it’s unclear how much interest the 27-year-old would draw in free agency, given his role as a “traditional” center.Valanciunas thrived with the Grizzlies in 19 games last season after being acquired from the Raptors, averaging 19.9 points and 10.7 points per game, well above his career averages of 11.8 ppg and 8.4 rpg in his seven seasons with Toronto. Related News Yet new Grizzlies hcoach Taylor Jenkins is looking to open up the offense with more 3-point shooting, which would seem to limit the role of Valanciunas, who has attempted 0.3 3-pointers per game in his career. Memphis center Jonas Valanciunas will decline the option year of his contract to become a free agent, ESPN reported Thursday.However, the 7-foot Lithuanian player is declining the $17.6 million option so that he can negotiate a new contract with the Grizzlies, according to the report. If he does opt out, he can’t sign a new deal until the free agency period opens in early July. NBA free agency news: Kemba Walker willing to take less money to stay with Hornets