Uganda Cranes off to take on Nigeria’s Super Eagles

first_img 2017Group Stage13th301213  1978Runners-Up2nd530297 There was also a sense at the end of the match that Ugandan football history has been made, and the older generation of stars are now confident a new generation of players is ready to carry Cranes into the future.“This is likely to be my last African Cup of Nations qualifying match at Namboole,” declared captain Denis Onyango who is yet to be beaten in the qualifiers. He has been between goal for five qualifying matches, 540 minutes without conceding.Kaddu’s goal not only assured Uganda of first place in Group K with one game to go, it also opened the door for Tanzania to also qualify.If the Tanzanians win in Lesotho on Sunday they will return to the African football showcase after a 38-year absence.Cape Verde coach Rui Aguas  admitted his side were second best and will be lucky to snatch second place.“Congs Uganda. They deserve the win,” he said, before rushing to catch a flight back to Cape Verde.Cape Verde were in the 2013 and 2017 Nations Cup finals.Group L  Standings P W D L F A  PTSUganda     5  4  1  0  7  0  13Tanzania    4  1  2  1  3  4   5C. Verde     5  1  1  3  4  5  4Lesotho     4   0  2  2  2  7  2Uganda’s Africa Cup of Nations record  1968Group Stage8th300328  2019 to 2023To be determined Host nation(s) / YearRoundPositionGPWD*LGSGA  1963Withdrew  1990Withdrew  1976Group Stage8th300326  1965Did not qualify *****MATCH REPORT Just when it looked like Cape Verde would hang on for a point, Patrick Kaddu used his head to break the deadlock as Uganda qualified for their second successive African Cup of Nations finals for the first time since the seventies.Kaddu popped from the blue to glance in a header from a fine cross by Godfrey Walusimbi in the 79th minute to spark of wild celebrations by Ugandan fans.Uganda Cranes capped the performance by holding on for their fifth consecutive clean sheet at the Cameroon 2019 qualifiers with what their French coach Sébastien Desabre, 41, said is his finest achievement.“Yes”, he replied when asked by journalists if this was his biggest achievement as a coach.  1957 to 1959Did not enter  1962Fourth Place4th200215  1980 to 1982Withdrew Kaddu scored for Uganda. He is off to Nigeria to take on Alex Lwobi’s Super Eagles Tuesday in a friendly. ? via @KadduPatrick9AFCON RESULTSUganda ?? 1 Cape Verde ?? 0South Africa ?? 1 Nigeria ?? 1NEXTNigeria ?? vs Uganda ?? (friendly, Tuesday)Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | With the business of qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations completed, Uganda and Nigeria play a friendly Tuesday that can be considered a warm-up for Cameroon 2019.Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre named an 18-man team that flew to Nigeria without skipper Denis Onyango but with the majority of players who were in action Saturday, including goal scorer Patrick Kaddu.The two goalkeepers who traveled with the team were Salim Jamal and Charles Lukwago.According to FUFA.COM, the team departed on Sunday morning at 9am after the flight was delayed by six hours. The game is set for the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr also earlier called up stand – in captain Ahmed Musa and 22 other players for the qualifying match against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana played yesterday in Johannesburg. The same group will feature in the friendly against the Cranes of Uganda at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.Squad to Nigeria:Goalkeepers: Salim Jamal, Charles LukwagoOther players: Nico Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Khalid Aucho, Denis Iguma, Moses Waiswa, Patrick Kaddu, Isaac Muleme, Timothy Denis Awany, Isaac Isinde, Allan Kyambadde, Taddeo Lwanga, Ibrahim Sadam Juma, Milton Karisa, Allan Kateregga, Derrick NsibambiI’m super Happy with our qualification to the AFCON. I understand our fans wants our A1 game in every games . The only positive out here is the fact that we have Qualified for the AFCON. Thank you to our fans all over the world . ??????— John Ogu (@ogujohnugo) November 17, 2018 READ FULL AFCON AFRICA ROUNDUP page 2Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2  1992 to 2015Did not qualify  1984 to 1988Did not qualify  1974Group Stage6th301235 TotalRunners-Up6/311932141834  1970 to 1972Did not qualifylast_img read more

Photos: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli sizzle at the Indian Sports Honours Awards!

first_imgImage Courtesy: APH/Instagram(@anushkasharma)Advertisement irNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3v8wWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ef5j8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9tvWould you ever consider trying this?😱23xgCan your students do this? 🌚7dRoller skating! Powered by Firework India’s favourite couple Virat kohli and Anushka Sharma caught everyone’s eye as they attended the second annual Indian Sports Honours Awards on 27th September. The pair were seen in a classy suit and an exquisite dress, gathering eyeballs all around.Advertisement Image Courtesy: APH/Instagram(@anushkasharma)The award ceremony, backed by the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, inaugurated in 2017, was supposed to be held on 16th February this year, but it had to be postponed to September in honour of the martyred CRPF jawans in the Pulwama terrorist attack.The couple were seen at the event, donning in beautiful attire. Anushka paired a beautiful beige coloured tulle top with black pants, Virat complimented her with a tapered classy dark suit. Check out some photos from the event below-Advertisement Image Courtesy: APHImage Courtesy: PTIImage Courtesy: PTIImage Courtesy: ABP NewsImage Courtesy: ABP NewsImage Courtesy: ABP NewsPrior to the ceremony, Anushka posted a number of pictures from a photoshoot on her Instagram along with the Indian skipper, wearing the same outfit.Winners from a total of 18 categories were selected in the event, by the decision of the ISH Jury members including Pullela Gopichand, Abhinav Bindra, Sardar Singh, Mahesh Bhupathi, PT Usha, Anjali Bhagwat and Mr Sanjiv Goenka himself. Advertisementlast_img read more

Saints D-man earns player of the week honours

first_imgSmith’s offensive production and playmaking ability helped lead the Saints to a weekend sweep of Thompson Rivers University.During the series opener, the 21-year old scored twice and collcted six points in an 11-0 Selkirk victory and was named the game’s second star. Smith assisted on Jordan Wood’s goal to open the scoring and then fired home from the point later in the first period to extend his team’s lead.The Delta native went on to set up second period tallies off the rush by Cody Fidgett and Ben Stabuck and was credited with his second goal of the game in the third when a TRU player accidentally poked the puck into his own net. One night later, Smith opened the scoring just 23 seconds into regulation and picked up helpers on power-play goals by Kam Crawford and Mason Spear to complete a three-point performance. He was named the game’s third star following Saturday’s 8-1 win. Smith now leads all BCIHL scorers with 12 points on four goals and eight assists. Through five regular season outings he has picked up three or more points three times. Runners up for this week’s award include Trinity Western University goaltender Harry Fredeman, Selkirk College forward Jordan Wood and Simon Fraser University defenceman Bruin McDonald.The Saints return to the ice Saturday when defending playoff champion University of Victoria invades the Castlegar Recreation Complex for a 7:30 p.m. puck drop. When your team sits in first place, is undefeated and has a plus-25 goal differential, at least one player is bound to get a little recognition.So without further adieu the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League presents the latest player of the week, Selkirk Saints defenceman Dylan Smith.last_img read more

Condemning attack on Gouveia & Portuguese

first_imgDear Editor,GECOM Commissioner Desmond Trotman viciously attacked the PSC’s Gerry Gouveia for pointing out a technical (and judicial) problem with GECOM undertaking new house-to-house (HTH) registration. Trotman is incorrect in his history of slavery and indentureship, while the PCS is right in its interpretation of the court’s ruling. Trotman is plain wrong, and must be condemned for his racist ranting against Gouveia and Portuguese.If anyone’s ancestors whipped Africans and people of other ethnicities, it was Trotman’s and not Gouveia’s. Trotman should consult with his WPA colleagues Drs. Nigel Westmaas, David Hinds, and Wazir Mohamed on whose ancestors whipped who.Trotman should apologise, on behalf of his ancestors, for whipping my ancestors, and the victims should be offered reparations.Gouveia, writing on behalf of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), pointed out that HTH would not be completed in time for elections to be held by September 18, as instructed by the CCJ. He cautioned against this exercise. Trotman, a member of the WPA (once claimed to be a multi-racial, non-racist party, but now admits it is an African party), delivered a blistering attack on Gouveia, calling the latter a racist. Trotman penned that Gouveia’s ancestors used to whip African slaves. Flatly incorrect! Gouveia is of Portuguese and Amerindian ancestry, neither of whom practised slavery (against Africans) in Guyana, and neither group is known to have whipped African slaves.Anyone who studied (studies) history would know that Portuguese did not practise or engage in slavery in Guyana. Portuguese came as indentured labourers (akin to slaves themselves) like the Indians and Chinese and some black West Indians. Some Portuguese themselves may have been whipped by Anglo Saxon slave owners, because indentured labourers (Indians in particular) and slaves were whipped; Portuguese were persecuted and segregated from Anglos. The Portuguese who came to Guyana as indentured labourers were so poor that even after receiving their compensation for indentureship, they could not afford to buy a whip, much less to whip any slave or ex-slave. When Gouveia’s ancestors came, they were so poor they did not even have money to buy a whip. And certainly the Portuguese were so emaciated, like Indians, after the journey from their homeland that they were in no physical condition to whip anyone.There was intermittent racial violence between Portuguese and Africans, but these took place post-slavery, after whipping had long ceased. There were African anti-Portuguese riots in the 1840s, 1856 and 1888. The record would also show that the death rate of Portuguese immigrants (as indeed that of Indians), due to harsh working conditions, was higher than even during slavery. Portuguese, Indians, Africans, Chinese and Amerindians were all victims of slavery and the British.The only whipping that took place post slavery was against Indians, and it was carried out by whites and security forces not of Indian origin. (Trotman would be shocked to know who did the whipping of Indians).Trotman should read the history books to get “the whipping aspect” of history right. And he should ask David Hinds and Westmaas who the British did hire to whip the Indians. I can feel the pain on the backs of my Indian ancestors as the whippings were carried out by Trotman’s ancestors.It is noted that Trotman attacked Gouveia, who was merely a messenger of the PSC. What if the messenger were a Chinese, or Indian, or a Mixed-race, or say Norman McLean? Would Trotman have engaged the same rant? I also note that the white diplomats of the ABCE countries also urged GECOM to prepare for early elections and honour the CCJ’s ruling. Trotman did not attack those whites, whose ancestors may also have whipped African slaves. Why pick on Gouveia?Separately, I remember Trotman well, when I used to regularly visit Rodney House at Croal Street during my teaching holidays (in the 1980s and mid 1990s) to engage with Eusi Kwayana, Rupert Roopnaraine, Nigel Westmaas, Ameer and Wazir Mohammed, and others. Trotman was not known to be friendly; he looked at Indians suspiciously. I could sense in his body language and facial expression that he must have been asking why was this Indian (meaning me) or other Indians coming to Rodney House. I bought WPA publications and made financial contributions to the party as my offer of support for the party. I know Rodney well; I met him several times during our school struggle on the Corentyne in 1976 and 1977. I struggled alongside him against Burnhamism. Rodney was no racist; he embraced Indians and people of all ethnicities. He must have been turning in his grave that the party he founded would be racist and would have several racists in it.In spite of the Trotmans, the anti-racist struggle continues in the persons of Ravi Dev, Freddie Kissoon, Wazir Mohammed, Eusi Kwayana and Vishnu Bisram, among others.By the way, aren’t Trotman’s ancestors partly white (who owned slaves), unlike Gouveia’s, whose ancestors never owned slaves? So whose ancestors did the whipping of the slaves?Yours truly,Dr Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more

Region finally conduct remedial works after media reports

first_imgParamakatoi dorm floodingDays after Guyana Times reported about the flooding situation faced by students living at the Paramakatoi dormitory, the issue has been rectified.Children housed at the North Pakaraimas Secondary School Dormitory sweeping out floodwatersThe issue of flooding at the Paramakatoi, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) dormitory was as a result of the wall which was broken but not fixed, thus causing rainwater to pour into the building.Chairman of Region Eight, Bonaventure Fredericks when contacted said that the problem at the dorm was corrected. He explained that the dorm, which is located at the foot of a hill, was flooded after a concrete wall that was built to prevent water from entering the building broke.“What happened was that the wall give away and all the water went inside as it had nowhere else to go.”Fredericks noted that emergency works directed by the regional office were done and a new concrete wall was rebuilt to avoid a recurrence.Meanwhile, this publication also received reports of a leaky roof creating discomfort for students at the Cato Primary School also in that region, however, the Regional Chairman in response to questions stated that the leaks are minor and due to constant rainfall. He went on to say that it is not having any major effects on the students. “Those leaks are not serious. It’s just a few holes on the zinc but it’s not a major problem,” he said.The Paramakatoi dorm was completely flooded last week for several days as a result of the persistent heavy rainfalls. The issue, residents had said, had been affecting them since 2017 and no efforts were being made by the Administration to remedy the problem.A housekeeper at the dorm told Guyana Times that she and the children occupying the dorm were awoken by floodwaters gushing into the building.She said they were forced to get out of bed and pack up books and clothing and whatever else they could have in an effort to avoid further damages. “The water was already coming in…by the time I get up, I woke the kids to pack up their bags and books and so on because everything would have damaged completely. All their shoes and so were floating away,” she said.The frustrated woman explained that they have raised concerns on this issue at several meetings with those in authority, however, no intervention was made.“Every time they call a meeting we bring it up…two years after, we still bringing it up and we’re still waiting on action. This is hard on us and these children here suffering. Nobody cares…I really believe this present Administration doing a poor job for the Amerindian people. It is clear they have no regards for us. Now you see them running around trying to bribe people to buy votes but we see right through them. We will not be fooled or misled. They care about no one but themselves,” she added.She further said that the regional officials were fully aware of the problem while adding that they oftentimes claim that they have to await the intervention of Central Government to address it. However, the Chairman maintained that the flooding was only as a result of the collapsed wall.The housekeeper made calls on the authorities to put necessary measures in place to execute the much-needed works to ensure that the facility is not affected by heavy showers in the future.The dormitory accommodates approximately 400 students from across the region and even some from Region Nine communities in close proximity.last_img read more

Pardew is going nowhere! Courtney rubbishes reports Newcastle boss will quit club for Crystal Palace

first_imgGraham Courtney, talkSPORT’s man in the north east, feels there is little chance of Alan Pardew leaving Newcastle for Crystal Palace.Several bookmakers have suspended betting on Pardew becoming Neil Warnock’s successor at Selhurst Park, but Courtney is adamant the 53-year-old is staying put at St James’ Park.“I think this is a case of Alan Pardew being canny here,” he said, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Why on earth would he want to leave Newcastle? With the greatest of respect to Crystal Palace, why would he want to go there?“I don’t think he will go anywhere.”last_img read more

Firefighters battle heat, winds in Malibu blaze

first_img “Today’s going to be a very critical day for us,” Shell said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “We’ve been able to keep it at 25 acres,” said Los Angeles County spokesman German Aguilera. Bulldozers and hand crews were carving firebreaks but having trouble because of the steep and rocky terrain, Padilla said. Firefighters were stationed in front of some houses a mile or two from the fire. Authorities said the cause of the fire might have been caused by a burning car. The canyons are historical fire corridors. Destructive wind-pushed wildfires swept from the Calabasas area to Malibu in 1993 and 1996, destroying hundreds of homes. “The whole Malibu area has had a history of fire,” Padilla said. In Orange County, a 7,000-acre fire in the Cleveland National Forest was less than a quarter encircled. Temperatures were rising, humidity was falling and Santa Ana winds were whipping up, said Dennis Shell, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Department. Firefighters raced the clock this morning to control fires in Malibu and Orange County as forecasts called for 90-degree heat and 40 mph winds later in the day, with a red flag warning in place until 4 p.m. “It’s definitely a concern. … It’s going to get hotter and drier,” Los Angeles County fire Inspector John Mancha said. “Everything’s dry. All the brush is dry and really vulnerable to going off.” Nearly 200 firefighters and a half-dozen helicopters, including new Hawks, were rushed to the wildfire that broke out about 5 a.m. in the Santa Monica Mountains behind Malibu. Flames burned through shoulder-high chaparral between Latigo and Malibu canyons. The 25-acre fire was creeping slowly southwest but did not immediately threaten homes, and no injuries were reported. However, three elementary schools and a high school were closed as a precaution. By 10 a.m., firefighters had managed to hold the blaze in place.last_img read more


first_imgThe organising committee for the annual Peadar O’Donnell Weekend is pleased to announce the details of this year’s event, which will take place in Dungloe this weekend.As usual, the Weekend will feature a wide range of topics and events, reflecting the broad sweep of Peadar’s activities over his long lifetime. Peadar made his mark as one of the foremost Irish writers of the 20th century, but also as a teacher, trade unionist, soldier, revolutionary and tireless champion of the common people.In keeping with this tradition, the opening session on Friday evening will feature the renowned artist Robert Ballagh, known for his support of progressive causes. This will be followed by a lively music session in Beedy’s Bar featuringDublin group, the Craggy Men. On Saturday morning people will have an opportunity to take part in a guided excursion through some of the history and scenery of the Maghery/Crohy area of the Rosses. The trip will include visits to the 13th century Templecrone Church, the 18th century Kelp Factory, the Napoleonic Signal Tower and discussions on the local islands.Saturday afternoon has a literary flavour, with a book fair inIonad Teampaill Chroine from 12 noon onwards. Nigel Jess will give a personal appreciation on perhaps Peadar’s most famous book, ‘Islanders’ , followed by a bi-lingual presentation by Peadar O Baoill on ‘Clann Mac Grianna agusPeadar O Domhnall’, dealing with the famous Rannafastauthors and Peadar O Donnell.A feature of Irish political life in recent elections, includingthis week’s two bye elections, has been the growing role of independent candidates. But what does ‘independent’ mean? Does it simply mean ‘non-party’ or does it tell us anything about what a politician stands for? This topic will be discussed by a panel comprising Donegal Mayor John Campbell, Derry & Strabane Councillor Gary Donnelly, and Sligo Councillor Declan Bree.Saturday’s events will be rounded off by a musical evening in the Ionad featuring popular local duo Anne and Tony Crokewith guests. Sunday will feature two interesting discussions. At 12pm a panel of speakers including Clare Daly TD, Belfast Trade Union Organiser Kerry Fleck, and community activists Paula Leonard and Clarrie Pringle will address ‘Women in Struggle, Yesterday and Today’.This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Republican Congress, in which Peadar O’Donnell played a leading role. To mark the occasion and consider what ongoing relevance it may have today, Sinn Fein Councillor and author Eoin OBroin and Eugene McCartan, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Ireland will debate the subject at 2pm.This session will be chaired by Thomas Pringle TD.Following on the success of last year’s essay competition, thepupils of the Rosses Community School have been invited to address the topic, ‘How can we make the Rosses an even greater place to live?’ The Weekend will conclude with thepresentation of prizes to the winners in the Ionad at 6pm.There’ll be plenty of interest for everyone over the Weekend, and we hope to see big crowds there!LARGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR PEADAR O’DONNELL WEEKEND IN DUNGLOE was last modified: October 16th, 2014 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:donegaldungloePeadar O’Donnell Weekendlast_img read more


first_imgA DONEGAL crimelord has made British criminal history – after being given the longest-ever prison sentence for waste crimes.One man crime machine Hugh O’Donnell was jailed for four years by judges at Isleworth Crown Court in England, who branded the gang leader’s offences ‘deliberate and calculated’.The sentencing  brought a three-year investigation and prosecution by the British Environment Agency to a close. The EA shut down O’Donnell’s illegal operation, situated in Aldermaston, near Reading, in 2008 following a raid assisted by Thames Valley Police.The illegal dumping site was the size of five football pitches, piled with 65,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste.The raid further uncovered weapons, including an unlicensed handgun and ammunition, stolen vehicles, plant equipment and more than Stg£50,000 in cash which were all seized by officers.GUNSO’Donnell was subsequently jailed for four and a half years in 2009 for possessing the illegal firearm.A day after his release last Thursday he was back in the dock to be sentenced for waste and money-laundering crimes relating to the illegal fly-tipping operation.The 64-year-old was sentenced to four years in prison for money-laundering and 22 months for waste offences.Judge Edmunds QC told him: “This was deliberate, calculated offending on an industrial scale for profit.“You carried on in the teeth of attempts to stop you, and with the clear intention of making as much criminal profit as you could before you were stopped.“The attitude shown to the enforcement authorities was dismissive and obstructive.”ACCOMPLICESO’Donnell’s accomplices, Robert Evans, 59, and Mayo-man Peter Lavelle, 28, received two years and 18 months respectively for money-laundering, and 14 months and 12 month respectively for waste offences – all to be served concur-rently.Environment Agency Solicitor, Angus Innes said: “O’Donnell’s illegal waste business netted millions of pounds in profit by taking skips or lorry loads of construction and demolition waste into the Aldermaston site to be dumped in an illegal landfill.“This investigation has been one of the biggest and most complex ever undertaken by the Environment Agency, using intelligence and forensic science to proactively target an organised criminal gang running an illegal waste site.”“This sentence sends out a message that waste crime is a serious offence and you can and will be sent to jail.”The EA’s crime teams used a range of forensic techniques, including DNA and handwriting analysis, fingerprinting and mobile phone and laptop interrogation, to track the gang members.Restraint orders, preventing the disposal of over £1m worth of assets gained by the gang, have been in place for the last two years and the EA will now proceed with an application to prevent the gang members from accessing their ill-gotten gains.Mr Innes said: “The Environment Agency wants to make sure that serious waste crime doesn’t pay – we don’t just catch criminals… we want to confiscate the assets they’ve gained from crime.”O’Donnell, Evans and Lavelle have also been banned from being company directors for 10, seven and seven years respectively.DONEGAL CRIME BOSS JAILED AFTER COPS SMASH MONEY-LAUNDERING SCAM was last modified: June 30th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegalHugh O’Donnelljailed for 4 yearslast_img read more

How much?! Barcelona’s move for Everton boss Ronald Koeman hits stumbling block

first_img The Dutchman has a £6.7million release clause in his contract 1 Everton boss Ronald Koeman’s proposed return to Barcelona has been thrown into doubt after it emerged that the Dutchman holds a release clause of £6.7m in his current contract.The former Barcelona midfielder, who won 10 major honours during his time at the Nou Camp, had been tipped to return this summer and succeed the outgoing Luis Enrique.And although Barca were originally keen on forcing through the deal, according to Sport, the release clause in Koeman’s current contract is just too high.Real Sociedad’s Eusebio Sancristan, RB Salzburg’s Óscar García Junyent, Jorge Sampaoli of Sevilla and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp are also in the frame for the role.The idea of appointing someone who has such an affiliation with the club was an immediate draw for Barcelona in tempting Koeman to return.However, these latest demands are set to quash any talk of the Dutchman leaving Goodison Park for Spain in the summer.last_img read more