Ghana midfielder Mumuni Abubakar says he will fancy a move from South African side Mamelodi Sundowns after struggling to break into the first team.The former New Edubiase midfielder joined the Premier Soccer League(PSL) side before the start of the new season on a two-year deal is yet to make his debut for the club.Mumuni Abubakar who had trial with English giants Liverpool last year and eventually named the 2011 Sports Writers Association of Ghana Premier League Player of the Year says he will not hesitate to move on, if the opportunity comes.“I’m not here to stay in South Africa but to use here as a stepping stone to progress to Europe. I will welcome any contract which has good terms and conditions .I’m working hard and praying that all will go well for me to get a better contract to Europe”. Mumuni told JOY SportsHe was a member of Ghana’s historic 2011 All Africa Games gold medal winning team in Maputo, Mozambique.
Golf is moving out of its traditional setting and into the parks and leisure centres of Nottingham this summer with free, informal sessions to attract new people to the game. Get into golf opportunities from England Golf are on offer as part of the city’s 2016 ParkLives programme which encourages people to make the most of their local park – and 120 have already taken part Weekly sessions are taking place in Wollaton Hall Gardens and Deer Park, Bulwell Hall Park and Woodthrope Grange Park over the coming months, with Family Fun activities during the school holidays. There are also follow on opportunities for people who want to keep on playing, with further Get into golf activity available in both the city and county. People attending major summer events, such as the Riverside Festival, will also have the chance to try golf in an informal setting. Golf was also offered to people trying new activities on the FREESport programme at Harvey Hadden Sports Village. The eight-week programme, which also included opportunities to try tennis and badminton, proved so popular that golf sessions are continuing there every Thursday from 10 till 12. Meanwhile, the ‘Nifty Fifties’ group at Portland Leisure Centre are also taking golf sessions. In addition, women’s groups are being invited to try golf as part of England Golf’s programme to show that #ThisGirlCan. A Girls Golf Rocks project, run jointly by England Golf and the Golf Foundation and supported by young county players, has also been launched to offer a fun and friendly introduction to girls. Both these initiatives are running right across Nottinghamshire. The Get into golf activity is all part of a project to test new ideas run by England Golf, the Nottinghamshire Golf Development Group and Nottingham City Council. It supports the city’s strategy to get more people physically active and it aims to banish out-dated perceptions about golf and remove barriers to playing. The activities promote the health and wellbeing benefits of golf and its social appeal. For example, in a 9-hole round a player will walk two to three miles, take over 5000 steps and burn over 450 calories. Claire Hodgson, England Golf’s Head of Participation, commented: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Nottingham City Council and tapping into their local expertise and knowledge to help take golf into the city. “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to introduce golf to people who may not normally try it and promote golf in a non-traditional way to help break down some of the perceptions which are out there. We’ve had a great response so far and we’re looking forward to getting more people active through golf during the summer months.” The project presents a great chance for golf clubs in and around Nottingham to promote opportunities to new and returning golfers. Golf club staff and volunteers are welcome to attend sessions and get involved. Two newly appointed Get into golf Engagement Officers, Nyle Challinor and Jason Froggatt, are involved in the project, working closely with Nottinghamshire’s County Development Officers. Get into golf is England Golf’s campaign to inspire people to take up golf and play more often. To find out more about the activities on offer visit Get Into Golf and www.parklives.com Clubs seeking further information should contact the Nottinghamshire CDOs: Matt Bloor [email protected] or Alice Lowe [email protected] 15 Jul 2016 Get into golf and get active in Nottingham
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston Regional Planning CouncilHow should Thurston County and neighboring regions invest in roads, transit options, bike lanes, and other transportation improvements in the coming years? This fall, Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) will be conducting a travel study to help answer that question.Beginning the first week of September and ending in November, thousands of residents throughout the South Sound region will have the opportunity to participate in an important travel study sponsored by TRPC and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The South Sound Travel Study will help transportation agencies better understand the travel habits of residents throughout Thurston County and parts of Pierce County. The information collected in this study is vital for planning and prioritizing improvements to the transportation system.An accurate and up-to-date picture of regional travel patterns in the area will help planning officials at TRPC, WSDOT, Intercity Transit and other local and regional agencies evaluate and prioritize different transportation projects, including highway improvements, expanded bus service, bike and walk improvements, and other projects. “Planning for the region’s transportation system requires data about local travel patterns,” said Lon Wyrick, TRPC Executive Director. “The South Sound Travel Study provides important information that will guide infrastructure and service investments for years to come.”TRPC will use the survey results to evaluate current travel patterns of the resident population, identify local transportation trends, and help develop models to estimate future travel behavior for this region. For example, these survey data will allow TRPC and WSDOT to understand how local household characteristics impact daily travel patterns and how travel patterns of households in rural or south county communities differ from those in the north metro area. It will also help planners understand differences in the travel characteristics of military households compared to non-military households.Resource Systems Group, Inc. (RSG) and ETC Institute, independent research firms, are administering the survey on behalf of TRPC and WSDOT. A random sample of the region’s households will be invited to participate in the survey. Households are receiving invitations by first-class mail and have the option of completing the questionnaire via an advance web-based survey instrument or via telephone. All individual and household information collected in this study will remain strictly confidential. Planners will use aggregated data for analysis and modeling purposes.For more information on the South Sound Travel Study:– Study e-mail address: [email protected]– Phone number: 1-800-401-9786– Study website: https://southsoundtravel.org– TRPC project contact: Thera Black (email) [email protected] (Phone) 360.956.7575