Super 8: Battle of the upcountry giants as Onduparaka clashes with Mbarara City

first_imgOnduparaka have won one and lost the other of their two Super 8 games so far. (PHOTO/File).Pilsner Super 8Onduparaka FC vs Mbarara City FC Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, WakisoTuesday, 20-08-2019Onduparaka FC and Mbarara City will clash in the Pilsner Super 8 at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.With 5th to 8th spots all sorted, the game will be used to determine who finishes 3rd and 4th in this year’s edition.The two sides are here after losing their respective semi final clashes.Onduparaka were defeated 1-3 by KCCA FC while Mbarara lost 3-5 on penalties to Vipers, following a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes.Both sides will also be eyeing a second victory in the competition after triumphing in their respective quarter finals’ victories.In the last 8, Onduparaka took care of Tooro United on penalties while Mbarara defeat URA FC 2-0.The game sees Livingstone Mbabazi take on his former side-Mbarara City. Mbabazi impressed at hos time in Mbarara, leading them to a 5th place finish last season.Ahead of the contest, Onduparaka FC’s head coach Sadiq Sempiji is worried about the threat Mbarara posses.“We are playing a team which is new to us with new coach, management and been well organized in the transfer market, so we expect a big threat, noted Sempiji.“Its very hard to play Mbarara City than playing KCCA. Their style of play is new to us and Mbarara City players are so motivated to play against their former coach.“Our team is so set, the last game we lost pushed us to do correction so that we come prepared in this game and we are optimistic to have good results tomorrow.”News coming from the Onduparaka camp indicates that they are expected to be without the services of Ezra Bida who lost his brother last week.Seventeen year-old Idi Abdulwahid is in line to make his debut for the Caterpillars.This will be the 5th competitive fixture between the two sides.In the first four meetings, each side has won one game whilst drawing the other two.Super 8 latest results-Proline FC 0-1 Tooro United-Wakiso Giants 2(2)-2(4) URA FCUpcoming fixture-KCCA FC vs Vipers SCPilsner Super Eight Prize Money-Champion (winner between KCCA/Vipers) – Sh20M-Runner up (loser between KCCA/Vipers) – Sh12M-Third (winner between Mbarara/Onduparaka) – Sh10M-Fourth (loser between Mbarara/Onduparaka) – Sh8M-Fifth (URA) – Sh6M-Sixth (Wakiso) – Sh5M-Seventh (Tooro United) – Sh4M-Eighth (Proline FC) – Sh3MComments Tags: Ezra BidaLivingstone MbabaziMbarara Cityonduparaka fcPilsner Super 8Sadiq Sempijitoplast_img read more

Hedges on Wild Atlantic Way getting too wild

first_imgTourists travelling through some of the most scenic areas of Donegal are missing out on views due to overgrown hedges, according to Letterkenny Cllr John O’Donnell.The scenery on the roads from Ramelton to Rathmullan and on the Mulroy Drive around Cranford is being hidden by overgrowth, said Cllr O’Donnell today as he called on the council to cut the hedges. However, wildlife laws dictate that the council cannot touch the overgrowth until 31st August unless it impacts on road safety. In preparation for the end of summer, Cllr O’Donnell suggested that the council work in partnership with community groups to make plans to get the work done when the ban lifts.“Given, on past experience of timeframes on how long it takes to get anything done in this council, I would envisage that it would be August before we put the wheels in motion anyway,” Cllr O’Donnell said. He asked the council to not wait until August to contact community groups and Tidy Towns committees who may be willing to enter a joint venture on hedge-cutting.Hedges on Wild Atlantic Way getting too wild was last modified: May 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cllr john o donnellhedgesLetterkenny Municipal DistrictROADStourismWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Councillors demand speed van ban outside graveyards and churches

first_imgA councillor has demanded that Go Safe speed vans stop parking beside graveyards and churches.The issue was raised at the monthly meeting of the Joint Policing Committee after a complaint by one of its member.Committee member James Trearty recalled how a speed van was parked outside Termon Church during the recent wake and funeral of Termon GAA Club’s chairman, Danny O’Donnell. County councillor Michael McBride said that such speed vans should never be allowed to park outside graveyards or churches.“I think it should be a policy that they should never be parked outside graveyards or churches,” he said.Garda Chief Superintendent Terri McGinn said that Go Safe vans should act respectively within the community but said they were parked in places where there had been recorded incidents of crashes or fatal accidents.She added that if people were aware of a funeral happening in an area then they could contact Gardai so that such incidents did not happen. She said she will take back the message from the meeting to the National Traffic Office.Councillors demand speed van ban outside graveyards and churches was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:churchdonegalgraveyardsspeed vanTermonlast_img read more

Play Your Part back on the small screen

first_imgA new generation of pioneers 5 March 2012 “There are a number of opportunities, big and small, where each and every one of us can make a positive difference in the communities in which we live and operate,” Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said of show. The 13-episode television series promoting Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part campaign, which features inspirational stories of ordinary citizens working to improve their communities, is back by popular demand on SABC 1 at 6pm on Tuesdays, starting on 6 March. The TV series is aimed at lifting the spirits, and to “inspire all South Africans with examples of how their fellow citizens are creating a South Africa we can all be proud of”. These include Nelisiwe Xaba, who explores contemporary issues and provokes dialogue through choreography and dance; David Tlale, who from one sewing machine has built a clothing brand that has graced the fashion capitals of the world; and 20-year-old racing driver Vicki Kemp, who has been on the tracks since she was 10.center_img Brand South Africa travelled the length and breadth of the country asking ordinary South Africans how they are playing their part in their communities, in the process uncovering a range of inspirational stories to share with the nation. The first episode profiles “a new generation of pioneers who, despite adversity, are charting new paths and flying the South African flag high,” says Brand South Africa. Play Your Part is a social movement created by the Brand South Africa to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

South Africa marks Africa Day

first_img26 May 2014 South Africa joined the rest of the continent in commemorating Africa Day on Sunday. Africa Day, held on 25 May each year, marks the anniversary of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union (AU), by 32 governments in 1963. Twenty other nations gradually joined the founder states over time. South Africa became the 53rd member of the AU on 23 May 1994. Since its inception, the African Union has advocated for enhanced cooperation and unity of the continent. “This has manifested in a shared commitment towards inclusive economic growth for Africans in the continent,” the South African government said in a statement on Sunday “The AU has also been at the forefront in finding solutions to poverty and famine. It has stood firm in the defence of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of member states, while striving to promote international cooperation and eradication of any form of colonisation and terrorism.” Many African countries, including South Africa, owe their independence from colonialism in large part to the efforts and solidarity of the OAU. Through its efforts, apartheid South Africa was expelled from the United Nations and remained isolated internationally until 1994, when the first democratically elected government came into power. “All Africans should be rightly proud of the strides that have been made since the formation of the Organisation of African Unity 51 years ago,” Phumla Williams, the Acting CEO of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), said on Sunday. “The continent’s focus has changed from liberation to development, integration and socio-economic growth. Africa’s economic growth is on track and has in many cases surpassed the global average.” Despite these strides, however, the continent faces huge challenges in ensuring food security and finding ways to combat climate change. “South Africa congratulates our African counterparts for rising up to the challenges of the 21st century with vigour and determination so that a better life can be created for all the people of the continent,” Williams said. She added that South Africa joined the rest of the continent and the world in condemning the recent “cowardly acts of terrorism in Nigeria … We call for the immediate release of the 276 girl children who were abducted by Boko Haram, and join the world in the call to bring back our girls.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Gene editing oversight clarification needed

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Development of an emerging technology promising major animal health and environmental benefits is currently stalled at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, prompting the National Pork Producers Council to renew its call for U.S. Department of Agriculture regulatory oversight of gene editing for livestock.“The pace of FDA’s process to develop a regulatory framework for this important innovation only reinforces our belief that the USDA is best equipped to oversee gene editing for livestock production,” said Jim Heimerl, a pork producer from Johnstown, Ohio and president of the National Pork Producers Council. “U.S. agriculture is one our nation’s most successful export products; we can’t afford to cede leadership of gene editing to other countries.”Gene editing accelerates genetic improvements that could be realized over long periods of time through breeding. It allows for simple changes in a pig’s native genetic structure without introducing genes from another species. Emerging applications include raising pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, a highly contagious swine disease that causes significant animal suffering and costs pork producers worldwide billions of dollars.Dr. Dan Kovich, NPPC director of science and technology, is advocating for USDA oversight of gene editing. According to Kovich, “In addition to dramatic animal health gains and reduced financial risk for farmers, gene editing’s promise includes less need to use antibiotics to care for livestock and reduced environmental impact from more efficient farm operations.”Despite no statutory requirement, the FDA currently holds regulatory authority over gene editing in food-producing animals. FDA oversight will treat any gene edited animal as a living animal drug — and every farm raising them a drug manufacturing facility — undermining U.S. agricultural competitiveness relative to other countries with more progressive gene editing regulatory policies.last_img read more

Should I be a “Curator”?

first_img“to select and “preserve” or share resources, often within a particular topic area. The term is drawn from the work done by curators at museums, who use their knowledge and expertise to select particular works to bring to the museum, purchase, or organize for public display.” – Curation article, eXtension.orgShould you be a curator? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then you should be curating.Do you have an area of interest where others look to you for advice?Is there a topic in which you would like to be perceived as an ‘expert’?Is there a topic for which you would like to share information with others?Tools to use to curate:All of the tools mentioned here are free (or have free levels) and are incredibly easy to learn and use.PinterestThe new kid on the block and has been generating a lot of interest recently.  Pinterest lets you categorize web pages and write a little about each one.  You can also upload pictures and write about them as well.  One requirement is that the web page you “pin” has a picture larger than thumbnail size.  Followers can repin or post comments to what you’ve pinned.WARNING: This site can be addictive.Learning Guide: Pinterest from University of Wyoming ExtensionProfessional development opportunities:Using Pinterest in Education – A Conversation 2/16/2012 2:00-3:00pm ESTUsing Pinterest in Extension – 2/3/2012 recordingScoop.itCreate your own ‘gorgeous magazine’ with Scoop.it. Articles you scoop can have images or not.  They don’t have the ‘social’ aspect and are more formal than Pinterest. Followers can subscribe to your Scoop.it page and can get an email each day you post a new article.  You can post articles you find and get article suggestions that are relevant to your topic to add to your magazine for others to see.Scoop.it sites that are relevant to Extension and educationWorking DifferentlyCooperative Extension EvaluationDelicious & DiigoAlso known as social bookmarking, these sites have been around for years and have many of the same advantages as Pinterest and Scoop.it. They just don’t have the pictures and pretty layouts. You use these sites to bookmark particular webpages, and add tags and descriptions. You can chose to make the bookmark public, which enables others to see the pages you have bookmarked and tagged.One advantage of Delicious and Diigo is that they use RSS to allow followers to use other tools (Google’s personal home page, feed readers, or many others) to get the content delivered to them without having to return to their website.Learning Guide: Diigo from University of Wyoming ExtensionBlogs These have been used for years and are easy to create, maintain and post.  Some examples of popular free blog hosting sites are: Blogger, Tumblr, and WordPress. Many blogs have evolved to include static pages, content management and many more features so you can use a ‘blog’ as your own website.Blogs also generate RSS feeds for followers to subscribe.Learning Guide: Blogging from University of Wyoming ExtensionGeneral Curation Resources:What is Aggregating and CuratingNeVC: Curate The Cloud. How Too Much Information puts Humans Back In Charge.last_img read more

Strong final surge carries CEU to D-League quarters

first_imgRod Ebondo. PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University used a strong finishing kick to down Racal Motors, 88-77, and advance to the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With Racal closing in, 70-68 with seven minutes to play, the Scorpions staged a killer 18-4 blast powered by Rod Ebondo, JK Casiño, and Orlan Wamar to pull away and take the decisive 88-72 lead with 1:29 remaining to book their sixth win and clinch a spot in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m very thankful for my players that they followed our game plan. I just told them to take this as their chance to experience the pressure of being in the playoffs,” said coach Yong Garcia.CEU can still rise up to as high as the fourth-seed and enjoy a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals if Batangas loses to league leading Flying V, which is still being played as of posting time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Congolese Ebondo poured 22 points and 19 rebounds, Wamar added 12 markers, five of which coming in the payoff period, while Casiño got 11 points and two boards.Art Aquino also chimed in 12 markers and three rebounds to close the Scorpions’ elimination campaign with a 6-4 record. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nambatac shines late as Letran topples Arellano FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Rian Ayonayon wrapped up the disappointing campaign for Racal (3-7) with 12 points and six rebounds, while Allan Mangahas got 10 markers and three assists in the loss.The Scores:CEU 88 – Ebondo 22, Aquino 12, Wamar 12, Casiño 11, Guinitaran 9, Jeruta 8, Uri 6, Cruz 4, Arim 2, Manlangit 2, Baconcon 0, Intic 0.RACAL MOTORS 77 – Ayonayon 12, Mangahas 10, Apreku 9, Cabrera 9, Cortes 9, Ortuoste 8, Pontejos 6, Tallo 5, Capacio 4, Lozada 3, Faundo 2, Gomez 0, Grimaldo 0.Quarters: 21-23, 41-44, 63-58, 88-77.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Dhoni pips Azharuddin to become India’s most successful ODI skipper

first_imgMS Dhoni has now led India to a record 91 victories in ODIs as captainWhile Team India was busy setting the record straight against familiar foes England, their skipper MS Dhoni has also notched up an individual record to shut his critics.The right-handed batsman has now become Team India’s most successful captain following his side’s nine-wicket win over England in the 4th ODI at Edgbaston on Tuesday.Dhoni surpassed Mohammad Azharuddin’s tally of 90 ODI victories as captain with a thumping win at Edgbaston taking his tally to a record 91 games.While Azharuddin took nine years between 1990 and 1999 and 174 matches to get to his mark, Dhoni did it in only seven years and 162 matches.33-year-old Dhoni now has a realistic chance of becoming the first Indian to lead the country in 100 ODI victories. He has scored 8098 runs from 246 ODIs so far, averaging 53.27 with a career strike rate of 89.31.Dhoni’s record as captain against England in ODIs is better than any of his predecessors, with 17 wins and five losses out of 25 matches (two tied and one no result).The Edgbaston win was also India’s eight straight ODI win in England, a successful run that started in the Champions Trophy last year.Dhoni’s captaincy may have come under the scanner after the 1-3 Test debacle against the Alastair Cook-led side, but his batting form has been consistent.The wicketkeeper-batsman slammed four half-centuries in the Test series and also struck a fine 52 at Cardiff in the second ODI. A man not known to chase numbers, Dhoni also registered another record as wicketkeeper in the third ODI on August 30. He now has the most international stumpings (131) and is now ahead of Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka, who has 129 stumpings to his name. While Dhoni achieved his milestone in 381 matches, Sangakkara took 563 matches to get to his mark.advertisementlast_img read more

Klopp: No need to sell Coutinho to balance books

first_imgLiverpool Klopp: No need to sell Coutinho to balance Liverpool books Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 10:06 12/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Coutinho-cropped Getty Images Liverpool Philippe Coutinho Liverpool v Leicester City Premier League Jürgen Klopp The club’s record purchase of Virgil van Dijk does not increase the prospect of the Brazilian leaving Anfield Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool do not need to sell Philippe Coutinho to recoup the cash spent on their £75 million swoop for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk.The Reds’ move to make Netherlands international Van Dijk the most expensive defender of all time was confirmed on Wednesday, drawing a line under one of the transfer sagas that dominated the close season at Anfield.The other was Barcelona’s ultimately fruitless pursuit of Brazil playmaker Coutinho, who has resumed his pivotal role at Liverpool and been in sublime form while notching seven goals in December Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player As such, reports of Barca’s interest have persisted but Klopp is adamant his move to secure Van Dijk will not affect the future of a player for whom the La Liga leaders reportedly had a £115m bid turned down in August.”No, nobody told me that [I would have to sell Coutinho],” he told reporters.”We have good players and we don’t have to sell anybody because of that. So fair play to our owners that they are ambitious.”19 – Philippe Coutinho has scored 19 Premier League goals from outside the box – one more than Robbie Fowler and second only to Steven Gerrard (33) among Liverpool players. Gifted.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 26, 2017Klopp has handed the captain’s armband to Coutinho during Jordan Henderson’s recent injury absence – a situation far removed from the former Inter player’s transfer request when Barcelona’s pursuit reached a crescendo back in August.”The only thing I will say and the only thing I am interested in is how is Phil playing at the moment,” Klopp said. “I was really happy about the last few performances and about his impact.”He showed his character in the games and in the training sessions. That was spot on. It was really good. That is what I am interested in because all the rest I can’t, and don’t, want to talk about it because if I open the door then you [the media] run all the way through.”If there is something to say you will know. In my business it makes absolute no sense to talk about things that ‘could’ ‘maybe” happen because all it does is create stories which 90 per cent of the time are not true. Why should we do that?”Klopp also credited Van Dijk’s “100 per cent” desire to join Liverpool as a key factor in a blockbusting transfer that will be officially completed on January 1, following reported interest from Premier League leaders Manchester City in the 26-year-old.”He wanted to come here 100 per cent and that is a very important thing,” he added.”Because imagine in this moment you are a football guy and a few clubs are looking for someone, and they don’t hesitate or are not shy with money as well.”That was not his intention. He wanted to join us and nobody else. That’s another really good thing.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more