‘Giwa’s Group Should Wait Till 2018’

first_imgThe first university graduate to play for the senior national team of Nigeria, Dr. John Oganwu, has advised aggrieved members of the Nigeria football family to sheathe their sword in the interest of the nation, and wait to contest elections in September 2018, when the tenure of the Amaju Pinnick –led board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) would be over.Speaking at the weekend, Oganwu was of the view that “since the highest court in sports, the Court of Arbitration for Sports, has dealt conclusively with this matter, and dismissed it, any other discussion or deliberation on it is ill-advised.”He was referring to the case by Chris Giwa and group against the election of the Pinnick executive committee. Oganwu earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from the University of Ibadan in 1971 before turning out for the then Green Eagles in 1972.He was in the Nigeria team for the football event of the 2nd All-Africa Games but had to leave the camp for his graduate work few months before the competition.“I dare say that the resurrection of this unwholesome matter has to do with the non-familiarity of the present Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, with the principles of association football. If he were acquainted with the FIFA rules and regulations, he would simply have dismissed the case from the first time it was brought to his notice.“As a member of FIFA, we are bound by the FIFA rules and regulations, as captured in the FIFA Statutes. You don’t take football matters to ordinary courts. It is there, clearly spelt out,” stressed the ex international.Oganwu, who got his doctorate degree in Urban and Regional Planning at Cornell University, USA, advised that the agitators be brought up to speed with the dictates of FIFA and trends in modern football administration.“The responsibility rests with those of us who are familiar with the FIFA rules to advise Giwa and his group to wait for the next elections, after the four-year tenure of Amaju Pinnick and his board. Football unites the country, more than the entertainment purpose it serves. Anything that will lead to exclusion of our country from the international football community should be discouraged, even vehemently opposed,” concludes Oganwu.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Google Knows You Hate Chrome Autoplay Videos

first_img When Chrome added the “Mute tab” option nearly two years ago, it was like manna from heaven. Now, Google is expanding the function to entire webpages.Next month’s Chrome 63 version includes the ability to completely disable audio for individual sites, even between browsing session.The development team last month teased the setting (pictured), which will be accessible via the Page Info menu.AdChoices广告“One of the most frequent user concerns is unexpected media playback, which can use data, consume power, and make unwanted noise while browsing,” software engineer Mounir Lamouri wrote in a blog announcement.Google listened, and starting in Chrome 64 (slated for release in January), autoplay will be allowed only when a video is muted or doesn’t include audio, or when a user has “indicated an interest in the media.”That is, if you’ve added the site to your mobile Home Screen on Android devices, frequently play content on the desktop page, or have “tapped or clicked somewhere on the site during the browsing session.”“Chrome will be making autoplay more consistent with user expectations and will give users more control over audio,” Lamouri said. “These changes will also unify desktop and mobile Web behavior, making Web media development more predictable across platforms and browsers.”A sort of torture device (my skin crawls at the thought of those videos that chase you down the page as you scroll), autoplay should, according to Google, be used sparingly.“Autoplay can be a powerful engagement tool, but it can also annoy users if undesired sound is played or they perceive unnecessary resource usage (e.g. data, battery) as the result,” based on the company’s developer recommendationsOther suggestions I fully endorse: Start with muted content and let the user unmute, use the browser’s native controls for video and audio playback, and ensure your website functions properly when autoplay is not allowed.Google is also readying a built-in Chrome adblocker, set to launch early next year. The feature will filter out advertisements that don’t meet guidelines published by the Coalition for Better Ads.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Easily Assign Tasks With Google AssistantLGBTQ+ Video Creators Sue YouTube, Google Stay on targetlast_img read more