She’s enshrined in a virtual palace atop a New York City skyscraper. The carefree young socialite has the best of everything, including stylish clothing and her own dedicated servants, traveling in the best circles, thoroughly enjoying her status as the wife of one of the world’s richest men. It’s like a fairy tale.But then disaster strikes. Melania’s husband gives up control of much of his fortune and accepts a public service position in Washington, D.C. Dutifully, she accompanies him on his career move. She’s now reduced to living in a 200-year-old house provided, furnished and provisioned by the government in the middle of a vast swamp, where the swamp creatures jostle for position to tear her apart. Her servants are government workers dedicated to maintaining proper protocols. Her social life is dominated by people that her husband needs to impress.She has fallen from her lofty position as a billionaire’s wife to being simply first lady of the United States, replete with the duties and restrictions of the position. How can one not feel sorry for her?Jim MoorheadScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff… Like many people, I have begun to feel sorry for Melania Trump and what has befallen her recently. Picture a young immigrant from Eastern Europe. While pursuing her modeling career, she catches the eye of a multi-billionaire, a modern day prince who could have had almost any woman he wanted. But of them all, he chooses her to be his wife and bear his child. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Mr. Yinka Sanni, said: “We are enthusiastic about our sponsorship of the university league. The sponsorship is in line with our objective to engage the youth in talent-moulding and character-building initiatives and our determination to contribute to the development of sports and by extension the economy.”The organisers of the league commended Stanbic IBTC for its boldness in sponsoring the HIFL.According to them, the sponsorship will be invaluable to the success of the varsity league, even as they promised to stage the best football spectacle that will “convince our sponsors and indeed Nigerians that collegiate sport is ripe in Nigeria.”This sponsorship is the latest in a long list of youth-centric development and empowerment initiatives by Stanbic IBTC.Organised by Green White Green (GWG) Sports, the maiden edition of the league is featuring the top 16 universities from across the country.The teams will play a total of 30 games over a 14-week period to determine the winner. The draws for the league groupings were held recently.Explaining the rationale for HIFL at the draws ceremony in Lagos, CEO of the Green White Green, Alhaji Shuaibu Gara-Gombe, said the HIFL is conceived as a platform for students “to exhibit their talents to the world.”The participating universities are Obafemi Awolowo University, Delta State University, University of Benin, University of Lagos, University of Port-Harcourt, University of Agriculture Makurdi, University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria, Bayero University, University of Ilorin, University of Jos, University of Uyo, University of Maiduguri, Usman Dan Fodio University, Ahmadu Bello University, and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Stanbic IBTC Group has announced its sponsorship of the Higher Institutions Football League (HIFL), which kicked off last Wednesday in various centres across the country.Stanbic IBTC said the sponsorship is in tandem with the company’s determination to help grow and develop a vibrant and productive youth population.According to Stanbic IBTC, their involvement is equally informed by the need to foster unity among the youth, the future leaders, and development of sports as well as the economy using the HIFL platform.