Courtesy photoFORT UNION News:WATROUS – Join park rangers Friday, Sept. 13 for a 1.25-mile tour through the grounds of Fort Union and along the Santa Fe Trail under the serenity of a dark sky.The tour will bring together the history and culture of the valley with a natural dark sky. The program will start at 8:30 p.m. at the visitor center and will run to approximately 10 p.m. Friday.After sunset, the high plains take on a new identity. Beneath the glow of a full moon the remnants of the old fort casts light shadows against the prairie. Fort Union was certified earlier this month as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association.The park gates will open at 7:30 p.m. for visitors who would like to have a picnic dinner or take sunset photos before the guided tour starts at 8:30 p.m. The program will take place even under cloudy skies, but it will be canceled in the event of severe weather. Bring water, a light jacket, and comfortable shoes.To visit the monument take exit 366 of I-25 at Watrous on to State Highway 161, 8 miles west. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 505.425.8025. Visit www.nps.gov/foun, or like us on Facebook.About the National Park Service:More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 409 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
The Nigeria Football Federation announced on Wednesday that an unnamed member of its management has tested positive for coronavirus.NFF secretary-general Mohammed Sanusi said following the discovery, every member of staff and management will undergo coronavirus tests at the Secretariat of the Federation, Sunday Dankaro House, National Stadium Complex, Abuja on Thursday.Sanusi also disclosed that after the tests, the offices would be closed for the disinfection process, while management and staff will work from home.Once the results are out, those who tested negative will immediately resume work in the Slsecretariat while anyone who tests positive will be required to self-isolate for the period stipulated in the COVID19 protocols by the Federal Government. “Apart from him testing positive, I also had issues and had to go for tests when I was feeling ill and uncomfortable. But the truth is most of us have had contact with one another over the days, thus it is important we do the tests,” Sanusi said.“I want to appreciate the Federal Government immensely for their efforts so far to contain the pandemic, and also officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control for agreeing to come to the NFF offices to conduct the tests. After the tests, the offices and the entire complex will be disinfected in line with the protocols of the COVID19.” RelatedCovid-19: Three NFF Staff Test Positive – Sanusi (AUDIO)September 2, 2020In “Featured”NFF Moves Into Permanent Offices At Sunday Dankaro HouseMarch 2, 2020In “Featured”NPFL Players To Undergo Coronavirus Test As LMC Seeks To Complete 2019 League SeasonApril 27, 2020In “Featured”
Photo courtesy of Tipp County Board Tipperary senior hurler Michael Cahill is likely to miss the Munster senior hurling championship with an injury to his kneecap.It’s reported that he collided with a team-mate during training, forllowing which he was taken to hospital and had to undergo surgery.The injury comes just as the Sars man was returning to training following a cruciate knee ligament injury suffered last year in club action.