UPL: Tooro United out to frastrate KCCA FC

first_img Tags: KCCA FCmorley byekwasoTooro unitedtopUganda Premier Leaguewasswa bbosa Tooro United are hosting their first game of the season in Fortportal.Uganda Premier LeagueTooro United vs KCCASt Paul’s Seminary Grounds, Fort portal @4:30pmTooro United host KCCA at St Paul’s Seminary Grounds in one of the three Uganda Premier League games to be played on Wednesday.The Kasasiro boys have played two games in the League this season and have won both against, Wakiso Giants and Busoga United away.The 13 times Uganda Premier League Champions will be hoping they can bounce back from the disappointment of Champions League exit last weekend.Tooro United FC will be playing their first game of the season in Fort portal after getting the all-clear sign from FUFA to play their home games from St Paul’s Seminary Grounds.What the coaches sayBbosa Wasswa (Tooro United)“The team is prepared well, and my players are all ready to win the game against KCCA”.“I call upon our fans to come and support us and we shall put on a good performance especially now that we are home.”Morely Byekwaso ( KCCA)“We are motivated and want to bounce back from that result on the continent against Petro. Focus is now on the Startimes Uganda Premier League”“We have players that could make their debut tomorrow, Keziron, Senyonjo and Odumegwu could all feature.”“Unfortunately, Muzamiru and Kizza did not travel to Fort Portal but we have able replacements to fill their void.”Team NewsMustafa Kizza and Muzamiru Mutyaba did not travel with the team because of medical reasons. The pair is expected to be fit to play the next game. The pair joins Jurua Hassan, Julius Poloto and Sadam Juma who are still out injured.Winger Simon Serunkuma made the traveling 18 and returns to Fort portal to play against his former club in very familiar territory.For Tooro United, they will be without Paddy Muhumuza, Geoffrey Lwesibawa and Ibrahim Kayiwa who are still serving their suspension.Match FactsIn the last 14 games played between KCCA FC and Tooro United, KCCA FC has won 8 while Tooro has won 3 and both teams have shared spoils on three occasions.KCCA FC have won 8 of the previous 14 meetings between the two sides.All the three times both teams have shared spoils, KCCA FC has been away.KCCA has scored 24 times in the last 14 games against Tooro United FC while Tooro has scored 11 timesComments last_img read more

Chico wrestling totals 9 pins in win over Corning

first_imgCorning >> The Chico High wrestling team may be sporting a new look, but it produced the same results. The Panthers defeated host Corning High 62-18 and totaled nine pins in a dual meet Wednesday night in the season opener. Chico, winners of the last seven Eastern Athletic League and Division II titles, entered sporting new two-piece doublets as uniforms. The attire wasn’t the only thing different as Chico also came in with a lineup featuring several new faces. “We really have a …last_img read more

Zuma’s promise to Eldorado Park

first_img15 May 2013President Jacob Zuma, accompanied by several Cabinet ministers, took time out on Tuesday to visit the people of Eldorado Park and surrounding Kliptown, south of Johannesburg, where drugs, high levels of crime and violence have resulted in residents living in fear.President Zuma’s visit was prompted by a letter by Eldorado Park resident Dereleen James, in which she documents her struggle to get her 17-year-old son off crystal meth, the drug known locally as “tik”.James’s son, who is now in rehab, will be taken to a place of safety when he comes out to prevent him relapsing.Community’s letter from the heartHis mother’s letter has since gone viral, with community members adding their own stories to it, detailing how a wave of drugs has taken over their lives, with many having lost their children to it.“The term ‘future generation’ is non-existent, meaningless to us,” the letter reads. “Sending our children to school is like sending them to the lion’s den. Drug peddlers parade and sell daily to our kids … Our children in turn sell for them to get a free ‘gage’ or two. Our community is flooded with ‘Lolli lounges’.”The community pleaded with Zuma to set up a special court for drug-related crimes, to help build a rehab centre, to dismiss all corrupt police officers, to have compulsory drug testing at schools, and to develop recreation centres to keep youngsters busy.Amid a heavy police presence, Zuma first held a meeting with the families who wrote the letter, then proceeded to meet with the community.“Mr President, we need your help,” said an emotional James, appealing for action to be taken.Local community leader and pastor Xavier Hendricks said he was afraid that if action were not taken fast, people would take matters into their own hands.Drug-fuelled crime spiralOfficials from a local drug rehabilitation centre told Zuma that a lack of funding complicated the challenge of saving the drug-ridden community.Recovering drug addict, 20-year-old Kelly-Anne, shared her life story about how she used to prostitute herself for a fix, her time in jail for possession of drugs, her struggle as a teenage mother and dropping out of school. She pleaded with the young girls in the crowd not to go down the same route she did.Many children, according to the community, are addicted to nyaope, dagga, cat, tik and alcohol, which are easily available even at schools.A “hit” of nyaope – a mixture of heroine, dagga, battery acid, rat poison, ARVs and other dangerous ingredients – costs about R30. As a result, crime has spiralled as desperate youngsters will do anything to feed their habit.A community member, who only introduced herself as Fatima, told SAnews that it would be a long road before the community won the war against drugs, as police operations only saw individuals getting arrested, and did not get the drugs off the streets.“We know these drug dens but it is difficult to stop them because they are working with the police. It is well known that the syndicates pay the police officers a ‘protection fee’, and that is why they never get arrested,” she alleged.Another visibly frustrated resident said the addicts went to extremes to finance their habit, from stealing metal sheets, taps, copper, electric cables and aluminium, which they exchanged for cash at scrapyards.“They can steal anything – from household items, clothes, food and tormenting their parents and grandparents in the process.”The impassioned man said young girls were mostly found at “Lolli lounges” – rooms where men traded sex with addicts.Most of the community members refused to be on record, saying the dealers had ears all over.‘I will drive the programme myself’Zuma told the residents, some of whom were carrying posters expressing their anger against drug lords, that when he read the letter, he was overcome with shock.“Having listened to your pleas, we understand the situation and we now have to decide what to do with it.”Zuma said the situation called for drastic measures to be taken swiftly. He committed to lead the turnaround strategy for the community himself.He told the crowd that over the next few days, the government would meet with community members to decide on the actions they needed to take.“We won’t make promises and not act. We will act. I will drive the programme myself,” he said, adding that time-frames for the turnaround strategy would be announced soon.He vowed to close down the Lolli lounges, which he referred to as “rotten houses” that were destroying children’s innocence. He said they would work with young people in the community and support initiatives to create employment in the area.“We will work together to stop this rot … Government won’t be acting alone. We will act with the community to save this community.”Zuma was accompanied on his visit by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Collins Chabane, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane and Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

South African sprinter Jobodwana takes on the world’s best

first_img28 August 2015South African sprinter Anaso Jobodwana has taken on the best in the world and succeeded. A day after compatriot Wayde van Niekerk won gold in the 400m final at the IAAF World Championship in Beijing, China, Jobodwana won bronze in the 200m final, to share the podium with none other than world record holder Jamaican Usain Bolt.It was the third time Jobodwana raced against Bolt, including the London Olympics in 2012, but this time he finished in the top three. Jobodwana also broke the South African record for the event, finishing in 19.87 seconds, improving on Van Niekerk’s record time set less than a month ago.It’s been 65 years since a South African athlete has won an international championship sprint medal, and in the last two days, thanks to Van Niekerk and Jobodwana, the country now has two.Bolt took the race in 19.55 seconds with American Justin Gatlin grabbing silver in 19.74 seconds.“My coach said if I executed the race the best way that I could, I would be on the podium. And when I was running that’s all I thought of: podium, podium, podium,” Jobodwana said after the race.He knew he was in the best shape of his life when he arrived at the championship, saying he and his coach, Stuart McMillan, had worked hard to get to this point. But it was the presence of Bolt that gave him the edge to fulfil that promise. He told News24 “a race is always elevated when Bolt is in. It’s a great thing just feeling the power of the world record holder.”Before the race, Bolt approached him with some encouragement: “He said, ‘Are you ready for a 19 seconds?’ And I said, ‘Yeah.’ And he said, ‘Oh, you don’t sound too confident.’ And I said, ‘No, no, no, I’m ready to run,’” Jobodwana said. After glancing over at each other in mutual admiration at the finish line, the three podium winners shared a victory lap together. While the focus was very much on Bolt, Jobodwana was equally lauded for his performance.He will be in the running for a second competition medal in the 4x100m relay tomorrow.Jobodwana’s win has been celebrated around the country, with friends, fans and ordinary South Africans taking to social media to congratulate him and sing his praises. It’s been a long road for the 23-year-old from Eastern Cape, who has worked hard on the track to reach this level of competition.But he still has a lot to offer for South African athletics, as he looks ahead to the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016. No doubt, he will once again get a chance to face off against the legendary Jamaican super-sprinter – and just maybe beat him to the finish line.“I feel I belong with the other guys. I’m going to build on that momentum,” he told Business Day yesterday. Coach McMillan agrees; he wants Jobodwana to gain some extra competition advantage over the coming year to contend in the Olympics 100m.Source: News24Wire and Business Daylast_img read more

Award winners recognized at Ohio Pork Congress

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio is fortunate to be home to many outstanding leaders who work selflessly to make a difference in the pork industry. At yesterday’s Ohio Pork Congress Luncheon some of those individuals were recognized for their service with the presentation of the Swine Manager of the Year, Ohio Pork Council Service, Pork Promoter of the Year, Friends of Ohio Pork and Ohio Pork Industry Excellence awards.Swine Manager of the Year Award: Nathan Isler, ProspectPresident Dave Shoup and Nathan Isler.Nathan oversees the sows and three full time employees in the sow barn for Isler Genetics.“Commercially raising hogs for market is the way we are going and our future as I see it today,” Nathan said. “The vast majority of our hogs go to market, but we also sell breeding stock, show pigs, and pigs for medical research. We sell commercial semen as well. We also have three contract barns. Through the progression of things we are 70% pure York sows. We are essentially a commercial producer but we have our hands in everything.”Service Award: Carl Link, Ft. RecoveryPresident Dave Shoup and Carl Link The OPC Service Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates outstanding commitment and contribution to the pork industry. Carl Link has served the Ohio Pork Industry at the local, state and national levels, including service on the 15-member National Pork Board. Link is a Production Manager at Cooper Farms.  Friend of Ohio Pork Award: Dr. Tony Forshey, Ohio State Veterinarian Dr. Forshey and Dave Shoup, OPC presidentThis year, the Friend of Ohio Pork Industry award was presented to Dr. Forshey for his extensive efforts protection Ohio’s hogs and making a substantial impact on the Ohio pork industry. Pork Promoter of the Year Award: Hord Family Farms, BucyrusOPC president Dave Shoup presents the award to Duane, Inez, Phil, Becca, Janel and Pat Hord.Each year, an individual or organization is recognized for their efforts to promote pork and the pork industry. The Pork Promoter of the Year Award is sponsored by Ohio’s Country Journal.The Hord family’s farming roots date to 1905 when Guy L. Hord purchased a tract of land that remains a part of the Hord Family heritage. Today Hord Family Farms continues to utilize the latest technologies and animal husbandry practices, and are dedicated to ensuring production of quality grain and protein products that you’d feel comfortable feeding your family. The Hord family participates in virtual field trips and on-farm tours, as well as supporting the state fair pork stand with volunteers.In addition to their farming operation, the Hord family developed Hord Cares to give back to the communities they live and work in. Hord Cares is supported by the Hord family, as well as their team members by holding several fundraising efforts year-round.The Pork Industry Excellence Award: Rick Fogle, Marion Rick Fogle is pictured with his wife Joann, and their daughters.The Pork Industry Excellence Award is the highest form of recognition presented by the Ohio Pork Council. This award recognizes an individual in Ohio for their unparalleled contributions to our industry. Rick Fogle and his Isla Grande Farms was recognized for promoting pork and the swine industry on a local, state and national level. The award is given by the Ohio Pork Council and is sponsored by Elanco.last_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino admits to ‘worst feeling’ of his time at Tottenham

first_img“The season so far?” said Mauricio Pochettino as he considered the question. “It’s strange because my feeling is the worst feeling I’ve had in the five years that I’ve been here. It’s the worst. But it’s the best start ever for the club in the Premier League. It’s strange, no?” Premier League Tottenham Hotspur Share via Email Topics Reuse this content The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Facebook At the end of a week in which his side conceded a late equaliser against PSV Eindhoven after a moment of madness from his goalkeeper and captain, Hugo Lloris, the Tottenham manager could not help revealing his frustration. The failure to beat the Dutch champions means that, despite seven victories from nine Premier League matches, Pochettino’s hopes of emulating last season’s run to the last 16 of the Champions League had all but evaporated before the clocks went back.Before the daunting task of facing Manchester City at Wembley on Monday, it was intriguing to hear the former Argentina defender’s assessment of the campaign.“I don’t know why, it is difficult to explain,” Pochettino said. “The circumstances, because many things happen; I am disappointed we are still waiting for the new stadium when the expectation was to be there at the beginning of the season. I don’t know, many things happened in the summer, many things that make myself not in my best mood or best humour. I know I always have a good relationship with you but my feeling is not the best feeling. I had better feelings in previous seasons.” Manchester City Glenn Hoddle: the genius who Spurs fans love like no other Share on WhatsApp Mauricio Pochettino Read more news Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest As he acknowledged, a new stadium is no guarantee of success – especially against the spending power of a team such as City.“I don’t have the answer how we are going to act when we are going to move there. It is easy to see in the last few years how we act in front of the market, how we act in front of everything and how the other teams were acting. That is the difference. Everything is not perfect but we are in a circumstance and a project that is completely different to another club, at the moment. But maybe when we arrive at the new stadium maybe we will be in the same project, have the same resources as different teams like Liverpool, Man City, United, Chelsea or Arsenal. The way we have been competing in the last few years, the frustration is massive because we have had less in every single aspect.”Tottenham conceded seven goals against Pep Guardiola’s side last season in their two meetings and will be up against opponents who have spent around £360m more on transfers and three times as much on wages since 2015. No wonder it feels a bit like groundhog day for their manager. Read more Pep Guardiola admits he was wrong to call Spurs the ‘Harry Kane team’ Pochettino laughed off suggestions he could replace Julen Lopetegui should the Real Madrid coach be sacked, so the Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, will not be feeling threatened just yet. Pochettino’s five-year contract signed in the summer was a firm commitment as Spurs prepared to move into the newly refurbished White Hart Lane, but the delayed opening until the new year coupled with a lack of investment in the summer transfer window has not helped raise the manager’s spirits.He has overseen Tottenham’s transformation into serial qualifiers for the Champions League with limited resources in comparison with most of their rivals but finds them agonisingly short of truly competing at the top, mainly because of restrictions imposed on him by the stadium costs.“The circumstance that happened in the last years, I think the club is not focused completely in winning titles or winning games,” Pochettino admitted. “We have a lot of focus and you know very well when you are competing with sides, like we are in Champions League and Premier League, the most important thing is to fight in the same conditions as others.“But the club needs to be all focused in trying to win titles. Because today we need to fix other problems and different circumstances that happen that don’t help the team or the club to only be focused on winning titles. Sometimes people expect that we should be winning or we must win titles when the circumstances are not ideal. To go further, you know better than us.” Share on Twitter Share on Messengerlast_img read more

Rep Hoitenga invites residents to May office hours

first_img06May Rep. Hoitenga invites residents to May office hours Categories: Hoitenga News Rep. Michele Hoitenga of Manton announced her May office hours for residents of Wexford and Mecosta counties and part of Osceola County.“Office hours provide a great opportunity to meet with people in the district and address their questions and concerns,” Rep. Hoitenga said. “Hearing from constituents is one of the best parts of my job.”Rep. Hoitenga’s office hours schedule is as follows:Friday, May 1710 to 11 a.m. at the Corner Café, 6 Front St. in Stanwood;12 to 1 p.m. at the Cadillac Wexford Public Library, 411 S Lake St. in Cadillac; and1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at JK’s Whisper Café, 105 Industrial Drive in Buckley.Residents may also reach Rep. Hoitenga by contacting her Lansing office at (517) 373-1747 or MicheleHoitenga@house.mi.gov.last_img read more

Amazon has taken on Netflix with the launch of Pri

first_imgAmazon has taken on Netflix with the launch of Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.The subscription video-on-demand service went live today at no additional cost to Amazon Prime members in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy and Spain.Customers in the other new Prime Video territories – which span the globe from Ecuador to Indonesia – can sign-up at an introductory price of US$2.99 (or €2.99) per month for the first six months and US$5.99 (or €5.99) thereafter.With the move, Amazon is undercutting its rival Netflix, which currently offers three pricing tiers starting from US$7.99 per-month for the basic package in the US, or €7.99 in Europe.Customers can access the SVOD service through the Amazon Prime Video app on Android and iOS phones and tablets, Fire Tablets, select LG and Samsung Smart TVs or online at PrimeVideo.com, and can also download content to view offline.Users can watch content in English, with French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish subtitled and dubbed versions also available for many titles.Like Netflix, following its rollout to 130 new countries earlier this year, Prime Video is now available across Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South America. China too is Amazon’s one notable omission from its expansion drive.“We are excited to announce that starting today, fans around the world have access to Prime Video,” said Tim Leslie, vice-president, international, Prime Video.Citing a number of Amazon Original shows, Leslie added: “What’s really exciting is that we are just getting started.”The launch comes on the back of Amazon’s recent release of Jeremy Clarkson-fronted car show The Grand Tour. The show, which Netflix’s content boss Ted Sarandos has previously claimed cost US$250 million for three seasons, was described by Amazon as “the biggest show premiere ever on Prime Video”.Other Amazon originals available on Prime Video include The Man in the High Castle, Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle and Tumble Leaf.Amazon initially went head-to-head with Netflix in the US in April by launching Prime Video as a standalone, pay-monthly service for the first time there. Previously it was only available for a flat annual rate as part of Amazon’s wider Amazon Prime offering, which also includes ebook access, music streaming and free two-day shipping of physical goods.In the UK, a monthly subscription option for Prime Video, priced at £5.99 per-month, has been available since Amazon launched Prime Video there in 2014, as this continued over from the LoveFilm Instant package. Amazon acquired DVD-by-mail and streaming company LoveFilm for a reported £200 million in 2011.Commenting on today’s Prime Video expansion, Digital TV Research principal analyst, Simon Murray said: “Amazon Prime Video is cheaper than Netflix, but it has the disadvantage of starting 11 months after Netflix rolled out to 130 countries.“Although Amazon Prime Video will make a major impact to the global SVOD sector, we feel that this will be fairly limited outside North America, Western Europe and Australasia. However, this could well change as Amazon rolls out its Prime platform to new countries.”last_img read more