Asian Cup hosts UAE punished for shoe, bottle barrage

first_imgJordan Clarkson, Cavaliers celebrate first Filipino Heritage Night LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Qatar’s defender Salem Al Hajri, right bottom, lies on the pitch after shoes and bottles where thrown in by United Arab Emirates fans during the AFC Asian Cup semifinal soccer match between United Arab Emirates and Qatar at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)The United Arab Emirates were fined $150,000 and ordered to play a match behind closed doors after home fans pelted Qatar players with shoes and bottles in ugly scenes during an Asian Cup semi-final defeat.The tournament hosts were punished following January’s combustible 4-0 loss in Abu Dhabi, when plastic water bottles and footwear — a traditional insult — were hurled at the Qataris, the eventual Asian Cup champions.ADVERTISEMENT The Asian Football Confederation’s disciplinary and ethics committee handed out the sanctions for infringements related to spectator conduct and match organisation.Along with the fine, the UAE were told to their play next home qualifier for the 2023 Asian Cup “without spectators” in an empty stadium, a statement said late on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Asian Cup was held in the midst of the transport and diplomatic blockade of Qatar by several countries, including UAE, who accuse it of supporting terrorism — a charge Doha denies.As a result Qataris are generally barred from UAE, meaning the Maroons were largely devoid of their own fans as they romped to their first Asian crown — three years before hosting the World Cup in 2022. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

Kokoya Millennium Village Education Projects: High Hopes Dashed

first_imgJ. Keith Gboe, Vice Principal for Operations at the Quoikapor Elementary and Junior High School in Kokoya District, Upper Bong, was upbeat and overwhelmed with joy when he was informed in 2007 that the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) was spearheading a Kokoya Millennium Village Project (KMVP) that would ensure that the Quoikapor School is raised to modern standards.Gboe’s high hopes have been squashed, as there are no signs that Quoikapor Elementary and Junior High School will be any better since the KMVP has proven a project deferred, if not failed.The rural school Vice Principal divulged that in 2005, the REVOP, an NGO, built Quoikapor School with subvention from the UNDP. The school, he said, lacked the needed facilities for smooth academic operation. “But because of our love and passion for preparing the children of Quoikapor and adjacent villages to be future leaders, we decided to make do with the little facilities available”, Gboe explained.He further asserted that “When UNDP came back in 2008 with the ambitious plan of upgrading the standard of the school and its teaching staff, we were more than thankful and certainly believed that a new day was dawning in the academic history of the Quoikapor School; behold we were wrong.”Gboe, like Martha Daniels, Registrar of Tugbablee Elementary School, Michael Nyean, Instructor at the U-LAH Elementary and Junior High School and Morris Laykpdoe, Vice Principal for Administration at the Weseh Gardea Elementary and Junior High School in Botota, are all disappointed over the non-implementation of the attractive promises made by the UNDP-led Millennium Village project in the area of education.In separate interviews with the Daily Observer, the three rural school instructors recounted numerous stories of poor learning environment and lack of incentives and sufficient teaching staff in the three schools listed as the main schools to be upscale and upgraded under the Millennium Village project.These schools were slated to have been the pilot for the model of the quality of schools that are expected to be built in the follow-up Millennium Villages across the country. Daily Observer later established that these promises were more or less a mirage and bluff as much as they were deceptive and far from what is now obtaining at those schools five years after the project was launched.In its ambitious proposal and project blue print, the UNDP-KMVP inserted under Objective three that in order to ensure full primary school attendance, it will need the following programs: School meal program, School teacher housing construction, School Supplies and equipment and secondary school education.According to the proposal, these program were expected to be rolled out over a five year period with a total cost of US$60,400 in year one; year two US$29,600; year three 4, 500, US$17,000 and US$11,000 respectively.With that funding, the project would have constructed and rehabilitated primary schools, eliminate school fees for primary schools, recruit and train teachers, provide school meals for students, provide computer literacy program for students and construct vocational schools in Kokoya District.By these interventions, the project promised to have transformed the learning environment of the school going age children of Kokoya Districts for the better and ignites a trickledown effect on the lives of the people and the micro economy of Kokoya District.    But five years after the wacky implementation of the project, instructional staff at the three targeted schools  have told the Daily Observer that all the promises were practically not met and appears to be a mirage and a scam that have not been achieved in any sense of the word.Daily Observer investigation established that at all of the three schools, there are no libraries, no laboratories, no training opportunities for teachers, and no supplies of school equipment. A further search revealed that there are no secondary school scholarship programs and no vocational school facilities constructed by the KMVP as projected in the proposal.A cursory glance at the physical structures of U-LAH, Quoikapor and Botota schools in Kokoya Districts speaks of schools far in the back woods of the deep forest that lack all of the facilities that are appropriate for primary education and the preparation of a  student population that is  basically from rural poor family that can barely make ends meet on a daily basis.Tugbahblee elementary school that was tipped to be turned into an educational oasis in the deep forest of Kokoya, has 320 students, six teachers and constructed in 2006. In spite of the attractive line up in the KMVP proposal, the        Registrar, Martha Daniel, revealed that the school has no feeding program, and the students sit on pieces of cut rubber trees stumps as a result of the lack of benches.The female registrar further asserted that, at the school, “there is no library, no reading room and some of the six grade students have not seen a computer since their academic sojourn. They have not seen a microscope nor do they have the appropriate stationery to facilitate learning. There is no computer program, no electricity power by solar panels and the hopes of the students’ remains in limbo”.A youth activist, Samuel Blackie, described the situation in Kokoya as a fickle, saying, “what is obtaining at Tugbahblee and what is inserted in the proposal are diametrically opposed and there is a need to let the entire world know the hoax in the KMVP.”The stories at the Wesseh Gardea Elementary and Junior High School in   Botota and the Quoikapor Elementary and Junior High School are no different.  The two schools, like U-LAH, selected as model of what all schools in the districts were supposed to be, following in line with the KMVP concept, shared commonality in the lacked of libraries, laboratories, internet facilitates, school feeding programs and score of hapless students and an underpaid teaching staff.In fact, the Daily Observer team noticed that there are no drinking water facilities at both Botota and Quopikapor. At Quoikapor for example, the Vice Principal for Instructions, J. Keith Gboe did not mince words in asserting that, there is no latrine , no play ground, no reading room and the 249 students may go through junior high school without known how a desktop computer looks like.Gboe, sounded downbeat, when he intoned that there are only five teachers and although they were made to understand that they would have operated a night section, the lack of electricity, power by solar panel, has inhibited the running of a night adult literacy section since 2008.It was the Vice Principal for Administration at the Wesseh Elementary and Junior High School in Botota, Morris Laykpdoe who expressed the frustration of the citizenry of Kokoya District when he  narrated how contrary to the project blue print, not a single vocational school has been built in the entire Kokoya District.The now disappointed rural instructor said, he and the District authorities do not know  of a single student who has been given academic scholarship under the KMVP high sounding program for transitioning students from Kokoya rural  school system to the high school in the urban setting.A youth activist in Quoikapor, a border town with Nimba county, Peterson Toby, expressed his indignation over the apparent failure of the implementation of the Computer Literacy program propose in the project. “Since they promised to have introduced training in the three schools as a pilot project, they have not brought in one computer or a mouse”.As for the construction of a teaching staff quarters at the three schools, the Develop0ment Superintendent of Kokoya Statutory District, Theophilus N. Mulbah, said, after the project was taken over by the Ministry Of Internal Affairs in 2013, The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) embarked on the project of building a staff quarter for the Wesseh  Gardea Elementary and Junior High school in Botota.However, Vice Principal Laykpdoe of the Wesseh  Gardea school in Botota was quick to point to the Daily Observer that what is being described as a staff quarters is a four bed room house.It can be recalled that in the blue print of the project it was proposed under Objective three that the project will construct and rehabilitate primary schools in the District and eliminate school fees for primary school for all children in the village; provides meals  for students with locally produced and nutritional balance foods.In its ambitious overtone, the project KMVP promised to eliminate gender disparity in school attendance, promote computer literacy, provide secondary school going students from Kokoya with scholarship and establish vocational education by building polytechnic and other vocational institution.But five years after these lofty promises were embedded in the proposal, what the Daily Observer team uncovered in Kokoya can best be described as a mirage. There is no sign of a vocational schools in the offing and the views of our character interviewees supra on the myriad of failed in the area of education seems to be hard to counter. Stay Tune.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Knife-wielding bandits rob labourer

first_imgA labourer is now left counting his losses after he was attacked by two knife-wielding bandits and robbed of his valuables while walking in Cane View Avenue, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.Thirty-five-year-old Glenn Jeffrey of Greenheart Street, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown was attacked and robbed at about 15:00h on Friday.Guyana Times understands that Jeffrey was walking south on the road heading towards Royal Castle when the two men walked past him. One of the men reportedly stopped a short distance away and requested a phone call. However, the victim declined this man’s request, explaining to the man that he had no credit.The perpetrators then suddenly pointed two knives at Jeffery, before taking away his cell phone and cash. The men then quickly made good their escape.A report was made at the East La Penitence Police Station. An investigation has been launched.last_img read more

Messi hails Barca demolition of United, but laments slow start

first_img0Shares0000Messi was sublime and scored twice as Barcelona cruised past Man United © AFP / Josep LAGOBARCELONA, Spain, Apr 17 – Lionel Messi said Barcelona put on a spectacle in their victory over Manchester United on Tuesday, but warned his teammates they cannot afford any more slow starts if they are to win the competition.Messi capitalised on early mistakes from Ashley Young and David de Gea to score twice at Camp Nou before Philippe Coutinho added a third for a 3-0 win, 4-0 on aggregate. But United had made a brilliant start before Messi intervened, as Marcus Rashford hit the crossbar within 30 seconds and Scott McTominay fluffed another chance with a poor touch.“We have shown who we are, we put on a spectacle and played a great game,” said Messi after the match.“But we came out cold and looked nervous in the first five minutes. It was a bit weird until we regained control of the game and we scored the first goal.“We cannot come out like that in a Champions League match because we have the experience of Rome last season and it could (have) made qualifying difficult. Five bad minutes can knock you out.”Barcelona go through to the semi-finals for the first time in four years, where they await the winners of Liverpool and Porto, who play on Wednesday.Liverpool carry a 2-0 lead from the first leg at Anfield.“It will be difficult because these are the best teams,” Messi said. “Those who are there deserve it and it will be very tough against either Liverpool or Porto.”0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Winchester rifles are history

first_imgTwo of the most famous sporting rifles in history are no longer going to be made. The U.S. Repeating Arms Company announced Tuesday that it would close its New Haven, Conn., facility where the Winchester Model 70 and Model 94 are made and cease production of these two historic rifles along with the Model 1300 shotgun. The terse press release said the “decision was made after exhausting all available options,” and that the plant would close effective March 31 this year. The Model 70, first announced in 1936, was known simply as The Rifleman’s Rifle to three generations of American shooters and hunters. The bolt-action repeater is one of the most famous sporting firearms ever made and more than two million have been sold. The Model 94 lever-action repeater, first introduced in 1894 and often called “The Gun that Won the West,” has been made by Winchester continuously for over 100 years. With over 6“ million produced, it is the most popular lever gun ever made. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “It’s a financial, bottom-line situation,” said Scott Grange, a spokesman for Winchester in Morgan, Utah. “We have tried for 10 years to make this plant profitable, but we have not been able to do so. We were losing money with each gun we made.” The closure affects about 160 Winchester employees, including everyone in Winchester’s custom shop. There were rumors in the industry that the Model 70 would be made overseas in Belgium by FN (Fabrique National), and that the Model 94 and Model 1300 shotgun would be made in a Russian facility, but that was categorically denied by management in Utah. Grange confirmed that Winchester was deluged by firearm distributors across the nation wanting to buy all of the remaining inventory of Model 70s and Model 94s, knowing they would be the last American-made models of these historic rifles, even if manufacturing resumed overseas in the future. Prices of guns on dealer shelves were expected to jump significantly in the coming days and weeks as news reached consumers, especially for the Model 70. center_img Retail prices for the various versions of the Model 70 rifle range from $500 to over $800, in standard grades, to over $3,000 for custom shop models. Many retailers sold standard grades below retail to be competitive with discount chain stores, but prices are expected to climb higher as demand outstrips supply. When the Model 70 was first introduced, it cost $62 in 1937, or an equivalent of about $850 adjusted into today’s dollars based on the Consumer Price Index. “The Model 70 and Model 94 are icons that you never thought would be gone,” said Kevin Howard of Howard Communications, which works with Winchester and Browning. “I know they have worked and worked for a long time to make it a viable operation, and it just hasn’t worked out.” While no one from Winchester would discuss why the New Haven facility could not produce firearms at a competitive price, there were contrasting voices from industry insiders that blamed unionized labor, on one side, or management that refused to reposition the products and sell them at a higher price point. The one side of the argument says that exorbitant union labors costs and benefit packages have made it impossible for Winchester to manufacture guns that have the level of craftsmanship, quality, and price as equivalent guns made overseas. They argue that American consumers will not pay an additional $200 to $400 for a rifle just because it is American-made. Turning a profit has been a problem for Winchester at its New Haven plant for decades. Olin, which still owns Winchester ammunition, dumped the firearms side of the company in 1980 because it couldn’t make a profit, and it would have sold the business earlier but John Olin was a gun enthusiast. The firearms company has changed hands three times since then, all because of profitability woes. But some suggest that Winchester management is locked into believing that it has to compete at a price point with firearms that are less expensive to manufacture and made overseas where labor is cheaper. These enthusiasts argue that if Winchester would have positioned the Model 70 and Model 94 as the premium products in their categories, simplified the product line to the high end, and reduced production volume, they would have been able to sell them at a higher price point and make a profit on each gun. Some of us tend to believe both arguments are valid and that both sides deserve a share of the blame for America losing two of its finest, home-grown sporting firearms. Jim Matthews is a freelance writer. His column appears on Thursdays. Readers may write to him at 399 North D St., San Bernardino, 92401, phone at (909) 887-3444 or fax to (909) 887-8180, or e-mail odwriter@earthlink.net. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

What is the “squiggle” logo next to players names on their EFL shirts?

first_imgWhat is the “squiggle” logo next to players?This is because of a partnership between the EFL and mental health charity Mind.To promote mental health and the charities work, their logo will appear on the back of all EFL shirts for the 2018/19 season.It is the first time in English football history that a charity’s logo has been included on shirts worn by all 72 clubs in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two.Mind was founded in 1946 as the National Association for Mental Health and it’s hoped that the partnership with the EFL will promote the charity and their values.When the EFL announced the joint-venture in April, they laid out four key aims:Raise awareness about mental health with fans, clubs and staffRaise funds to deliver life-changing supportProvide support for EFL players, managers and staffImprove the approach to mental health in the EFL, in football and in wider society. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes smart causal FOOTBALL LATEST NEW ERA 1 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED center_img gameday Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener highlights The EFL is back and the season is in full swing.And the eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a slight change on the back of every player’s shirt this season. Sunderland FC Twitter The logo is infront of every players name in this season’s EFL possible standings Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more last_img read more

Sound advice

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Over the weekend, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked the city’s neighborhood councils to help his office put together next year’s budget. Former Mayor James Hahn did the same thing the year before. Whether the various suggestions actually informed the final budget outlook is unclear, but surely it didn’t hurt. But Villaraigosa could do substantially more toward making Los Angeles a better place by giving neighborhoods councils more than just some advisory power over the budget. Give them their own budgets to spend – more than the paltry $50,000 they get now. That would put a spark under the city’s smoldering grass-roots democracy and assure residents that at least some of the city’s $6 billion goes to their neighborhoods. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 If Los Angeles is going to move ahead, it will be because neighborhoods become communities of empowerment with an increasing power to govern themselves. last_img read more

Sorenstam is true to her game

first_imgShe is the best LPGA player of her generation and perhaps ever, but Annika Sorenstam hardly dominated the reports of her charge to an eight-stroke victory in last week’s Samsung World Championship. The 64-time tour winner – well on her way, at age 35, to breaking that tour’s all-time win record of 88 and maybe even making a run at 100 tour victories – yielded much of the limelight early and late to the future of her tour. Hawaiian-born 10th grader Michelle Wie, appropriately enough, commanded much of the first-round attention, even though tournament leader Sorenstam finished six shots better and came within a final-hole lipout of an opening 63. Wie, after all, was making her professional debut at the age of 16, having already demonstrated the ability to drive a golf ball 300 yards, having already played in a PGA Tour event as an amateur and having already signed endorsement deals worth a reported $10 million annually. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week When apparent fourth-place finisher Wie was disqualified late Sunday – for an improper penalty drop after hitting into a bush on Saturday – Sorenstam again wound up second in media reports, despite winning for the eighth time in 17 LPGA starts this year. Sorenstam has no problem with any of that, which probably has a lot to do with why she is the best player on her tour – she remains focused on what she is attempting to do, not others’ prioritizing of it. “I don’t think I need to send a statement to anyone, especially not myself,” she said after her win at Bighorn, when asked if the tour’s burgeoning youth movement had inspired her to demonstrate who is No. 1. “I know what I’ve achieved,” said Sorenstam, who sounded more interested in what she hoped to yet accomplish. “I have some high goals ahead of me, and I hope to achieve them as well.” center_img Having addressed the focus issue, Sorenstam admitted she relished the way her tour is turning out so many top young players. “I love the competition, I love the challenge,” she said after becoming the first player to win the tournament five times. There is no doubt about it that I wanted to play well this week.” But not because she wanted to make a statement: “You know, the reason of winning this tournament the fifth time is a big reason to play well,” she said. “Getting a chance to win Player of the Year eight times, I believe no one else has done that. Also working on the scoring average (she leads the tour again this year after establishing the lowest average in LPGA history last year). “I wanted to finish this year the way I started it,” said Sorenstam, who won her first three 2005 starts and six of her first eight. And, again, hopefully, I can continue for a few more years. I know the young ones are going to take over eventually. There’s no doubt about it.” But, Sorenstam said, she loves the position she is in and is not going to let it go easily, and if that belief is a statement of sorts, so be it. “I’m here and I can play, and I can play against anyone.” Sorenstam said. “I’ve proved that to myself over and over again.” Names in the game: Tommy Barber of Burbank and Paul Holtby of Simi Valley and former Cal State Northridge golfer Mantor Hays came up short in a first-stage PGA Tour qualifying tournament held last week at the Greg Norman Course at PGA West. Barber, the 2002 Los Angeles City champion who was making his second attempt at the PGA Tour, missed moving on to the second stage by seven shots. He finished 75-68-72-78_293 to tie for 37th at the Norman course, where three players tied at 21st for the final qualifying score of 286. Hays, who won the Southern California Mid-Amateur Championship last year, shot 71-73-72-78_294, tying for 43rd in a competition won by Ben Hays at 66-68-70-72_276. Holtby, who has played as a qualifier in the PGA Tour’s Buick Invitational in San Diego and Nissan Open at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades this year and last, tied for 58th at the Norman course, shooting 81-74-72-77_304. Holtby, a teacher at the Tom Barber Golf Center in Moorpark, was the Southern California PGA section Player of the Year in 1998 and is a surviving player on “Big Break IV,” a taped-for-television elimination series running on The Golf Channel and featuring players from the United States and Europe. … Stevenson Ranch resident Bob Burns, the former Kennedy High of Granada Hills standout and NCAA Division II champion at CSUN, is in the field for Nov. 16-19 second-stage play at the Bayonet Golf Course at Fort Ord in Seaside. Charlie Wi of Westlake Village, former UCLA golfer Jay Delsing and former USC player Kevin Stadler – all participants, as was Burns, on the PGA Tour this year – also are entered in the second-stage event at Bayonet. Dave Shelburne covers golf for the Daily News. He can be reached at (818) 713-3609 or dave.shelburne@dailynews.com ON THE GREEN PGA TOUR Funai Classic at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Course: Walt Disney World Resort, Magnolia Course (7,516 yards, par 72) and Palm Course (6,957 yards, par 72) Schedule: Thursday through Sunday. Purse: $4.4 million, $792,000 to winner. TV: ESPN (Thursday, 1-3 p.m.; Friday, noon-3 p.m.; Saturday, 1-3 p.m.) and ABC (Sunday, noon-3 p.m.) LPGA TOUR Next event: CJ Nine Bridges Classic, Oct. 28-30 at The Club of Nine Bridges, Jeju, South Korea. CHAMPIONS TOUR SBC Championship at San Antonio, Texas Course: Oak Hills Country Club (6,661 yards, par 71). Schedule: Friday through Sunday. Purse: $1.55 million, $232,500 to winner. TV: The Golf Channel (Friday-Sunday, 2-4:30 p.m., 6-8:30 p.m.) SCORING PGA Tiger Woods 68.57 Vijay Singh 68.93 Jim Furyk 69.25 Luke Donald 69.27 LPGA Annika Sorenstam 69.27 Cristie Kerr 70.75 Paula Creamer 70.82 Natalie Gulbis 70.96 CHAMPIONS Mark McNulty 69.45 Craig Stadler 69.59 Morris Hatalsky 69.68 Dana Quigley 69.73 SPOTLIGHT ANNIKA SORENSTAM The seven-time LPGA Player of the Year won her eighth 2005 tour event in 17 starts, shooting 64-71-66-69 in the Samsung World Championship. The 18-under-par total of 270 left her eight strokes ahead of runner-up and tour Rookie of the Year Paula Creamer in the 20-player invitational field at Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert. Sorenstam, who has won 64 LPGA events, led the tournament by as much as 10 shots in the final round en route to becoming the first player to win the event five times. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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Livingstone Mbabazi joins COSAFA bound Cranes fold

first_imgMbabazi led Mbarara to a 5th place finish in the league this past season. (PHOTOS/FILE)KAMPALA – Mbarara FC head coach Livingstone Mbabazi has had a fantastic season 2018/19.The former Uganda Cranes midfielder led the Ankole Lions to a 5th place finish in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League following a disastrous 2017/18 in which the team spent most of the season fighting relegation.Mbabazi’s efforts have not gone unnoticed and he has been added to the COSAFA bound Uganda Cranes’ technical team.The tactician will deputize stand-in coach Abdalla Mubiru in the tournament that will take place in Durban, South Africa.Uganda’s COSAFA bound team has been undergoing training for the last one week or so and have already played two build up games.The first was a 1-1 draw against the AFCON bound Cranes before defeating Western Region select side 1-0 in the Regional tour this past Sunday.The COSAFA team that defeated Western Region on Sunday.Uganda was invited to take part in this year’s COSAFA competition that runs from May 20th to June 6th, as the guest Nation.However, they will not feature in the Group stages but will rather start at the quarter final stage.In the Last 8, the Cranes will take on Lesotho, one of the other five nations that will also not be part of the Groups.The team currently preparing for the upcoming COSAFA CupSaid Keni (Sc Villa), Jack Komakech (Ndejje University JT) Willa Paul (Police), Kizza Mustafa (KCCA FC), Revita John (Express FC), Eyam Ivan (Mbarara City FC), Owori David (SC Villa), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Bashir Mutanda (SC Villa), Mucuurezi Paul (Mbarara City FC), Mbowa Paul Baker (URA FC), Mutyaba Muzamiru (KCCA FC), Isinde Isaac (KJSSS FC), Senkatuka Nelson (Brights Stars FC), Kagimu Shafik (URA FC), Kasozi Nicolas (KCCA FC), Kayiwa Allan (Tooro United FC), Hassan Musana (KCCA FC), Obenchan Filibert (KCCA FC), Birungi Michael (Express FC), Dan Sserunkuma, Allan Okello, Juma Balinya, James Alitho, Charles Lukwago and Mustapha Muguzi.Comments Tags: abdallah mubiruAFCON 2019COSAFA Cup 2019Livingstone Mbabazilast_img read more

Local school gets green light for new classroom and autism unit

first_imgDromore National School in Killygordon has been given the go-ahead for additional accommodation works. The investment will provide for a new 80m2 en suite classroom and a 97m2 base for educating and caring for children with autism.Fine Gael Councillor Martin Harley has welcomed the approval from the Department of Education and Skills today. Cllr Harley said: “I am delighted to get confirmation from the Department of Education and Skills that work has been sanctioned for Dromore National School in Killygordon,” Cllr Harley said.“With this investment by the Department the school will secure new additional accommodation.”Mr Harley added: “The approval means Dromore NS can now get the wheels motion to get the builders on site to bring this project to life.“I’d like to thank Minister Joe McHugh for his work since taking over in the Department of Education and Skills. “Many projects are being approved by the Department’s Building Unit every week, in Donegal and in counties across the country, and the difference these extensions and redevelopments make is brilliant for the school community, the teachers and staff and most of all the children who use them everyday.”Local school gets green light for new classroom and autism unit was last modified: March 12th, 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 Martin Harleydromore national schoolKillygordonlast_img read more