When director Ken Rodgers decided to do a documentary looking back on the battles between late Raiders owner Al Davis and late NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, he decided he wanted to tell the stories from their perspectives. With both men having died years ago, Rodgers used deepfake technology to make modern science fiction versions of the two main characters and used them to narrate the documentary that is rich in historical footage of both Davis and Rozelle from their battles over the AFL-NFL merger and the Raiders move to Los Angeles.
Nigerian players aiming to be part of the maiden Valuejet Para Table Tennis Open believe they will not be pushovers against the visitors.Already, eight countries including host – Nigeria have been confirmed for the three-day tournament holding Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.From Atlanta 96 Paralympic bronze medalist, Nosiru Sule, the tournament is a good opportunity for upcoming players to showcase their talents. “I am so excited that we are hosting this kind of championship for the first time in Nigeria. There is no doubt that the presence of teams from Egypt and South Africa will make the tournament competitive and I am sure Nigerian players will not want to play second fiddle to the visitors.“Having featured in three Paralympic Games, this is good development for Nigeria that our players will have the opportunity to test might with their foreign counterparts in Africa,” Sule said.Like Sule, Faith Obazuaye, a silver medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, this is another platform for her to display her talents particularly against the visiting teams.“When I won the class 10 in Egypt earlier this year, many people is still doubting my ability and now that we are hosting an international tournament, I hope I can show then what I am capable of doing. It promises to be exciting in Lagos and I am eagerly looking forward to make the podium,” the class 10 African champion said.For Tajudeen Agunbiade, who had already secured his passage to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan, the tournament would give opportunity to shake off their rustiness after the qualifiers in Egypt earlier this year.“We have not been able to compete internationally since the qualifiers in Egypt, I think having this kind of competition will surely help us to assess ourselves and shake off for Tokyo 2020. Some of the players coming from Egypt have also qualifiers for the games and this is a good way to test our might against them,” Agunbiade said.Apart from Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa, other teams coming to Lagos include Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin Republic, Togo and Ghana.From Monday December 16 to 18, the ITTF classifier will classify the players to their classes while the tournament will kick off on December 19 to 21 with the top three in each event getting prize money for their efforts. 44 titles will be competed in class 1 to 10 in singles and team events for men and women.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Rebecca Logan and Ethan Berkowitz appeared on Alaska Public Media’s Alaska Insight program in mid-March (Photo: Alaska Public Media)Since returns first came in for Anchorage’s local elections Tuesday night, more than 20,000 additional ballots have been counted, and the preliminary results appear to be holding.Listen nowMayor Ethan Berkowitz maintains a 19-point lead over his main challenger, Rebecca Logan. On Thursday evening, Logan conceded the race, writing on her campaign’s Facebook page that she wishes Berkowitz the best in his second term.Proposition 1, the effort to change how public bathrooms are regulated, is failing. The gap between yes and no votes has remained at about 4,000 ballots, even as more returns have come in. However, opponents of the measure have not yet declared victory and are monitoring the final ballot count.One school board race between Alisha Hilde and Tosha Hotch remains close, but Hilde’s lead has grown over the last few days.So far, the clerk’s office has processed nearly 71,000 ballots and estimates there are still another 10,000 to count.