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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Eating competition added to May Day Sports

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Lamin King Colley, chairman of the NSC and the NOC, said the new additions are eating competition open to all participating companies and a dressing competition also called Response to Emergence Calls designed for only service institutions.

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‘The idea of an eating competition is to inculcate the attitude of proper usage of break- time at work so that workers are enlightened to eat at the time allocated for breaks during work. Often you come to offices for business and are told to wait because a certain staff is eating his or her lunch which can last for ages. This May Day, workers will compete to finish up eating food within an allotted time,’ he said. He also disclosed that there are prizes and trophies for the championship. Asked who will provide the food, Colley said the NOC will provide the food and drinks for competitors.

On the dress championship, the NSC chairman said this is to train services men and women on how to dress in proper uniform in the shortest possible time to respond to emergence.

‘As  a service man you may find yourself relaxing in bed or in a sofa when a call comes in for you to report in fifteen minutes in full uniform. The challenge here is how do you react by getting the right dress in the right time .This is the concept behind the dress competition,” Mr Colley said.

Meanwhile the NSC chairman also disclosed that all is now set for tomorrow’s ‘Sports For Health’ jamboree at the Serekunda West Park where hundreds are expected to spend the whole day in physical activity on the pitch and on the road.

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