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  • BUL FC eye return to winning ways, host unpredictable Kyetume

    first_imgBul FC are second on the log. (PHOTO/File)Uganda Premier LeagueBUL FC vs Kyetume FCFUFA Technical Centre, NjeruFriday, 01-11-2019 @4:30pmNJERU – BUL FC will host Kyetume FC in one of the two Uganda Premier League games to be played on Friday.Peter Onen’s side have been impressive this season, occupying second spot on the log after 10 games.Since the start of the season, Bul have won 6 games and lost just twice.All departments look to be functioning for the Jinja based side as they have scored the joint second-most goals in the division (14) whilst conceding just 8 at the other end.However, they come into Friday’s game off a loss and a draw in their last two game as they went down 2-1 at Vipers SC before drawing 1-1 with Bright Stars.The game at home to Kyetume is one that will prove tricky for Bul as the visitors have proved difficult to overcome.Kyetume must be in high spirits after a dream start to their debut season in the top flight.Currently, they sit 7th on the log with 13 points from their first 9 games.In their last three games, the Slaughters defeated both Bright Stars and Proline 1-0 before they lost 2-1 at home to leaders Vipers SC.Ever since attaining promotion, Kyetume have proved hard to beat, losing just three games in the process. More impressively, none of those defeats have come by more than a goal.Kyetume have been formidable at the back and are the only side to concede twice in a single game on only one or fewer occasions.However, scoring goals has been an issue for George Best Nsimbe’s side and they have found the back of the net on only six occasions so far.Match FactsThis will be the first-ever competitive meeting between the two sides.Heading into the game, BUL FC  have lost only one of their last 7 league games (W4 D2).At home, Peter Onen’s side have lost only one of their first five games of the season (W3 D1).For Kyetume, they have also lost only once in their last three whilst winning the other two.Away from home, after collecting just a point in their first two games, they have gone on to win both of their last two.The other game on Friday-SC Villa vs URA FC @4pmComments Tags: Bul FCgeorge best nsimbeKyetume FCPeter OnenUganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more

  • Infographic: South African Olympic medals since 1992

    first_imgAhead of this year’s Olympic Games, we look back at South Africa’s highlights in the global sporting competition. Following its readmittance to international sport in 1992, South Africa has steadily improved its medal tally.In 1991, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) visited South Africa. Seeing the country’s move towards democracy as a positive step, the organisation invited the country to participate in the 1992 Olympic Games, which were held in Barcelona, Spain.In the run-up to this year’s Games in Rio de Janeiro, we look back at some of the country’s highlights since it began taking part at an international level once more.Click on the image for a larger view.Sources: South African History Online The South African Wikipedialast_img read more

  • Football: David Silva retires from international football

    first_imgAdvertisementThe 32-year-old Spaniard has decided to call it a day and hang up his boots.The Manchester City and  Spain national team midfielder has made 125 appearances for his country where he has scored 35 goals after debuting in 2006.He won the 2010 World Cup along with the 2008 and 2012 European Championships.El Mago has made 249 appearances for Manchester City since 2010 and has scored 48 goals. In Man City, Silva has won almost every bit of silverware.Silva announced on Twitter that he was “very proud” of his achievements and that his decision to retire was one of the most difficult decisions of his career.Gracias, suerte y hasta siempre! pic.twitter.com/mIM1k45pfg— David Silva (@21LVA) August 13, 2018He also said: “I lived and dreamed with a team that will forever be remembered.“It has not been easy, after all I’ve experienced, to write these lines.“I’ve spent days and weeks considering this. The national team gave me everything and helped me grow as a player and a person.“I leave proud and happy, bringing an end to a time full of emotions and memories, like of the figure of Luis Aragones, a maestro who will never be forgotten.”Aragones who coached the Spanish team to victory at Euro 2008 passed away on 1 February 2014 aged 75.After Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique, David Silva is the third Spaniard to retire having played in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Sports Wrap: Massive blow for Knight Riders, bad news for Sunrisers and more

    first_imgKKR’s John Hastings ruled out of IPL due to ankle injuryIn a big blow to Kolkata Knight Riders, all-rounder John Hastings has been ruled out of IPL 2016 due to an ankle injury. He won’t be able to feature in the remaining matches of the season, team’s assistant coach Simon Katich confirmed.SRH’s Barinder Sran fined for inappropriate conductSunrisers Hyderabad’s left-arm seamer Barinder Sran has been fined 10 per cent of his match fees for inappropriate behaviour during their game against Mumbai Indians yesterday.Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams win top Laureus awardsWorld number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams completed a clean sweep for tennis as they won the Laureus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards on Monday.Leicester’s Jamie Vardy charged by FA over reaction to red cardJamie Vardy faces having his mandatory one-match ban lengthened, potentially ruling the striker out of more of Leicester’s title run-in, after he was charged Monday by the English Football Association over his angry reaction to a red card.Dipa Karmakar bags gold at Rio event after Olympics qualificationDipa Karmakar didn’t stop after creating history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics, as she bagged the gold medal in vaults finals at the test event of the Rio Games.last_img read more

  • SPORT-RACE 4

    first_img4th Race: N M Lingaraju Memorial Trophy 1400M: 4th Race: N M Lingaraju Memorial Trophy 1400M: Sheryl (Dr and Mrs Vijay Mallya) 59 John first Splendid Splasher 59.5 Chouhan second Proserpine 59.5 Suraj third Lunar Storm 58.5 Neeraj Rawal fourth Not Run: Blue Blazer and Balian Won By: 2-3/4Ls, LNK and 4-1/4Ls Time: One Min:27.79 seconds Tote: Rs 25 for win. Rs 13, Rs 15 and Rs 13 for places Favourite: Sheryl Winner Trained By: A Mangalorkar Forecast: Rs 77 Quinella: Rs 63 Shp : Rs 42 Trinalla: 70 pct Rs 102 30 pct Rs 27 Exacta : 70 pct Rs 1,604 30 pct Rs 2,215. (MORE) PTI CORR NSK TRK AHlast_img read more

  • World Cup 2019 Team India players full list: Virat Kohli to lead 15-man squad

    first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced the 15-man India squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup. Chairman of selectors, MSK Prasad and acting secretary of the Indian board Amitabh Chaudhary read out the names one by one with a couple of minor changes in the team.Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu have been left out of the team by the selectors. Dinesh Karthik and KL Rahul have made the cut and so has all-rounder Vijay Shankar.The selectors have opted for experience over X-factor by naming a well-balanced squad. The rest of the players almost picked themselves with Virat Kohli at the helm.INDIA SQUAD:Virat Kohli (captain)Rohit Sharma (vice-captain)Shikhar DhawanVijay ShankarKL RahulDinesh KarthikYuzvendra ChahalMS Dhoni (wicketkeeper)Kedar JadhavKuldeep YadavBhuvneshwar KumarJasprit BumrahHardik PandyaR JadejaMohammed Shami.MSK Prasad spoke to the media in Mumbai and named the squad in the presence of Amitabh Chaudhary and said his committee has selected one of the most balanced Indian teams.”In the last one year or so, these two wrist spinners have done well. Wickets might be a bit more dry. Jadeja might come in handy,” MSK Prasad said on Monday.”After the Champions Trophy, we have tried a few middle order options. We gave a few more chances to Rayudu but what Vijay Shankar offers is 3 dimensional. If the conditions are overcast. he might bowl a bit and he is a fantastic fielder. He is a batsman who can bowl.advertisement”In the team, we have the luxury of 7 bowlers. We have covered all the bases and this is one of the most balanced Indian sides for the World Cup,” Prasad said.Prasad also revealed the Khaleel Ahmed and Navdeep Saini were also discussed as back-up pacers and added they would be on stand-by and will fly down to England if the need arises.”Khaleel and Saini were discussed and they will be around. If the need arises, one of them will go to England,” he said.India’s World Cup preparation started soon after the Champions Trophy in England two years ago. India had lost the final to Pakistan and it was then that the selectors decided to try out two wrist spinners in Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.”We had been planning soon after the completion of the Champions Trophy but in the last month or two, a couple of players like Vijay Shankar cropped up,” MSK Prasad said.Also Read | World Cup 2019 India team announced Live Updateslast_img read more

  • Targeted Investments in Nova Scotias Wine Sector

    first_imgGovernment is working with industry to grow Nova Scotia’s wine sector with a $3.5 million investment as part of Budget 2016-2017. The investment supports research, quality standards and export market development. The amount is part of a four-year, $12 million investment through the Vineyard and Wineries Investment Program. Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell joined industry guests to share details today, May 5, at Bishop’s Cellar in Halifax. MLA Keith Irving, on behalf of Mr. Colwell, announced the investment at Domaine de Grand Pré winery in Grand Pré. “By investing in and working with this sector we will create more jobs here in Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Colwell. “It will mean more work, more exports, and more economic growth.” The investment will target the following areas: expanding grape growing by continuing the Vineyard Expansion and Development Program announced in December working with existing partners at local colleges and universities on research and development related to site selection, environmental factors, storage, production and quality standards identifying and developing new markets outside of the province with promotional activities, product development, boutique retail and foodservice events and trade show participation working with industry to establish a quality standards program similar to the Vintner’s Quality Alliance program systems in British Columbia and Ontario “We will expand our sector’s reach nationally and internationally,” said Mr. Colwell. Nova Scotia’s wine industry accounted for $15.4 million in sales in 2015 and another $300,000 in exports.last_img read more

  • Resilient but tired Mental effects of wildfire lingering in Fort McMurray

    first_imgFORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Firefighter Mark Stephenson says he can’t drive through Fort McMurray without being brought back to May 2016.That’s when, in the thick of battling a ferocious wildfire that destroyed 10 per cent of the northern Alberta city, he paused from his work to film his family’s home engulfed in flames.“Every turn of a corner on the street here is a memory back to that day,” he says more than 1 1/2 years later.Stephenson had hoped that by this Christmas, he, his wife and their two young children would be settled into the house they’re rebuilding. But a recent cold snap slowed construction and it’s going to be another two or three months.He sometimes finds himself reaching for a memento — a teddy bear from childhood, a body-building trophy — that no longer exists. He says he’s generally OK, but there are some tough days on the job. He says he has benefited from counselling the fire department has arranged for its staff.“A lot of people are over it and past it and that’s great. But it’s not the same for everyone. There are some people out here who are still hurting.”The debris has been cleared and vacant lots are gradually being filled with new homes in Fort McMurray. But as time erases the physical scars of the fire called The Beast, mental and emotional ones remain for many who experienced the costliest disaster in Canadian history.Care providers with the addiction and mental-health branch of Alberta Health Services had 38,777 client contacts in the region between May 10, 2016, and this past Oct. 31 — about one-third higher than the tally the agency reported in March of this year. There is no comparable data for before the disaster.Vincent Agyapong, with the University of Alberta’s psychiatry department, has been studying the mental-health impact of the fire.Of 486 adults surveyed in November 2016, the rate of probable post-traumatic stress disorder was 12.8 per cent. It would have been less than one per cent under normal circumstances, Agyapong said. Rates of probable depression and anxiety were also high.Agyapong says city residents suffering from PTSD may have nightmares or become anxious at the sound of sirens.“Some deliberately avoid going to places that remind them of the devastating impact,” he says. “I’ve seen quite a number of patients who have left Fort McMurray because … the city as a whole reminds them of the trauma that they went through during the wildfire.”Agyapong says he gets more referrals now, when he spends one week a month in Fort McMurray, than he did when he was working in the city full time before the fire.Calls to the Some Other Solutions 24-hour crisis line have gone up drastically, says health and wellness manager Linda Sovdi.Increased need is likely to be one reason, but people may also be more aware of the resources available and more comfortable asking for help than they were pre-fire, she says.They’re also more likely to open up to someone who went through what they did, she suggests.“When I’m talking to somebody about the first firepit that I smelled after the fire, it’s like there’s a heightened awareness. People know you get it.”The infusion of nervous excitement in the fire’s immediate aftermath has worn off.“Fort McMurray is resilient, but tired.”The regional municipality, which includes the city of Fort McMurray and surrounding communities, estimates its permanent population at 75,000 to 77,600. Its 2015 municipal census stood at almost 82,000.At the beginning of this month, new foundations were in for just over half of the 2,579 dwellings that were destroyed. About 10 per cent have made it to final inspection.“I’m never going to be fully satisfied with what I’m seeing until everybody has moved significantly forward,” says Mayor Don Scott, who won the race to replace longtime mayor Melissa Blake in October.Scott says while there is clearly a lot of work to do, the general mood in the region is one of optimism.“I think we’re sensing that the best days are ahead of us, and I believe that to my core.”— By Lauren Krugel in Calgarylast_img read more

  • What I Learned Hanging Out On Set With Will Smith And His

    first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement The mind has a funny way of playing with your emotions. I would consider that entire 6 months of filming Suicide Squad as life changing. I was beyond inspired. I went from watching Will Smith on my broken black and white TV in my foster home to working for the man himself, making sure his family was well taken care of at all of our different bars, restaurants and nightclubs and producing the wrap party for the Suicide Squad on a 20,000 sq ft sound stage on set. Advertisement Fast forward two years later and they’re coming back in town…and I was feeling down. Here I am, I thought, still pretty much in the same position as I was when they left.But that’s not true. When they were here I was wrapped up in two totally horrible relationships that drained me emotionally, mentally and financially. One was personal and one was professional.center_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment So big homie’s back in town. He’s producing a film starring his son, Jaden Smith, Cara DeLevigne & Cuba Gooding Jr.One of my best buddies is his brother-in-law, Caleb…Jada’s younger brother. Who also happens to be the President of Overbrook Entertainment, Will’s production company.We connected a couple years ago when they were shooting Suicide Squad and have remained friends ever since. Login/Register With:last_img read more