McKinstry appointed Uganda Cranes coach

first_imgJohnathan McKinstry new head coach for the Uganda Cranes. PHOTO@OfficialFUFAKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former coach of Rwanda Johnathan McKinstry has been appointed head coach of Uganda Cranes on a three-year contract.McKinstry was unveiled at the Fufa headquarters in Mengo on Monday morning. He replaces Sebastien Desabre who resigned after the Uganda Cranes exit in the group of 16 at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt two months ago.Justus Mugisha, the Fufa Vice President and acting President also attended the ceremony. “We selected a coach who fits in our vision of being the number one footballing nation in Africa on and off the pitch,” said the Uganda FA’s Chief Executive Officer, Edgar Watson.McKinstry who guided Rwanda to the quarter final stage of the 2016 Total Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) where they lost to eventual champions DR Congo said he is determined to take Uganda to another level.“I am excited about getting this job. This job is one of the top jobs in African football today,” added the 34-year old coach. The coach said he is very excited to work with Uganda. “The quality of players in Uganda is good and I am ready to build and make sure we achieve,” he added.Uganda Cranes Coaches since 1969 Burkhard Pape – 1969-1972 David Otti – 1973-1974 Westerhoff Otto – 1974-1975 Peter Okee – 1976-1981, 1983 Bidandi Ssali- 1982 George Mukasa – 1984-1985 Barnabas Mwesigwa – 1986-1988 Robert Kiberu – 1988-1989 Polly Ouma – 1989-1995 Timothy Ayieko – 1995-1996 Asuman Lubowa – 1996-1999 Paul Hasule – 1999 Harrison Okagbue 1999-2001 Paul Hasule- 2001-2003 Pedro Pasculi – 2003 Leo Adraa – 2003-2004 Mike Mutebi – 2004 Mohammood Abbas – 2004-2006 Laszlo Csaba- 2006-2008 Bobby William- 2008-2013 Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic – 2013-2017 Moses Basena –August 2017 – 27th December 2017 Sébastien Desabre – 28th December 2017 – 6th July 2019 Abdallah Mubiru – 10th July 2019 (Interim) Johnathan McKinstry – September 2019 – He made it clear that he wants to keep building the national team to better standards, but his ultimate goal being qualifying for the World Cup. McKinstry resigned his job as coach of Bangladesh side Saif Sporting Club to take up the Ugandan job. He also formerly handled the national team of Sierra Leone.Abdallah Mubiru and Livingstone Mbabazi have also been confirmed as the assistant coaches, while former Uganda Cranes skipper Geoffrey Massa is the team manager.Asked to comment on the new appointment, former Cranes coach now at Zamalek in Egypt,  Milutin Sredojević ‘Micho’ said, “Johnathan has come to a country of good people and passionate football lovers that have huge space to improve and  room to develop. He is a past sports opponent of mine, colleague and personal friend, so I sincerely wish him the best – like every supporter of a new coach.”*****URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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BCCI replies to Sri Lanka volunteering to host IPL 2020

first_imgImage Courtesy: IPL/AFPAdvertisement inNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsh0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8865( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2zibfWould you ever consider trying this?😱a7uuCan your students do this? 🌚4t0jRoller skating! Powered by Firework As the novel Coronavirus pandemic showed no symptoms of a slowdown, the nationwide lock down in India has been recently extended to 3rd May. While all sporting activities in the country have been cancelled and postponed during the lock down, this has raised some major questions regarding the 2020 Indian Premier League season, which was first postponed from 29th March to 15th April, and now faces further postponement. Additionally BCCI, the tournament’s organisers, have dismissed any further discussion on the recent proposal from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to host the tournament in their country.Advertisement Image Courtesy: IPL/AFPWhile the number of positive cases in India has gone over 13,000 and 452 deaths, Sri Lanka has comparatively lower numbers, 238 cases and 7 deaths, and is expecting a quicker recovery from the virus crisis.Amongst the uncertainty regarding IPL 2020, Shammi Silva, the president of SLC expressed the desire to host the 13th edition of blockbuster tournament in Sri Lanka.Advertisement “If they play it in Sri Lanka, it’s easy for Indian audiences to watch the games on TV. There’s precedent for this because they’ve played the IPL in South Africa before. We’re waiting for the Indian board to respond to our proposal,” Silva told Sri Lankan daily Lankadeepa.However, BCCI is not evening any further discussion on the matter, as a senior board official stated, also dismissing on any official confirmation from SLC themselves.Advertisement “The BCCI will not be in a position to say anything when the world is closed. There is no proposal from SLC yet and obviously no discussion,” the official was quoted by PTI.Previously, IPL was shifted to a foreign country in two instances, in both cases the reason was Lok Sabha elections. The first one was in 2009, when South Africa hosted the tournament, and again in 2014 when United Arab Emirates jointly hosted the tournaments.Howevr, a former BCCI official have said that the situation might be different once the current chairman of ICC Shashank Manohar steps down in May, which may open up new options for a venue alongside Sri Lanka.Although this time BCCI is eyeing a different slot for the tournament, preferably the September-October and October-November slots, which will also see the 2020 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup happening during that time.However, sources have recently stated that if need be, IPl will be preferred over the T20 World Cup, and even Team India’s tour of Australia in December, if the situation arises.Also read-Kuldeep Yadav reveals an instance when MS Dhoni got ‘angry’ at him during an ODI matchChina bans online gaming, communication with foreigners after CCP gets flak for handling of Coronavirus crisis Advertisementlast_img read more

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In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgPortsmouth and Independence City Primary registered big wins in the fourth set of games in Zone One of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Primary Schools Netball League at Waterford Primary last Wednesday.Portsmouth defeated Gregory Park 15-5 to secure their fourth consecutive victory and advanced to the semi-finals as the top team in their zone with maximum 16 points. Trishana Gray (nine goals) and Shakera Barrett (six goals) scored for Portsmouth.Independence City (six points) collected their second win in three games, 15-4, over hosts Waterford. Independence City were led by Dannay Thomas (six goals), Arifa Wilson (six goals) and Tahera Grant (three goals).In Zone Two, Naggo Head and Greater Portmore advanced to the semi-finals with nine and six points, respectively. Naggo Head swamped Belmont Park Primary 9-1. Greater Portmore clipped Kensington Primary 5-4.Horizon Park netball rally next FridayThe long wait is over for young netballers as Horizon Park Primary School’s rally will take place next Friday, November 27, on their school grounds, starting at 8 a.m.The organisers said the event will be unique, thanks to the special arrangements and efforts of their sponsors.There will also be special awards for the most disciplined team and leading goalscorer.Teams have until Monday, November 23, to submit entries. Entry fee is $2,500. For more information, call Vaswani Samuels at 981-8114.Passagefort United win fifth titleDefending champions Passagefort United will tomorrow go in search of their fifth title as they oppose confident Ken’s Wildflower in the final of the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino competition at Edgewater Community Centre, starting at 1 p.m.Passagefort United booked their spot in the final with a 250-232 win over Waterford. Both teams were locked at 114-114 in semi-final action when a power outage caused an abrupt end to the match. The match continued from where it had stopped the following week.Meanwhile, Ken’s Wildflower cruised into the final as they downed Westmeade Rising Stars 250-227.Big four advance to semi-finals in JDCA DominoThe big four, top seeds Spit Fyah, Caribbean Classic, Giants and Waterhouse United advanced to the semi-finals of the Jamaica Domino Council Association (JDCA) League after quarter-final victories at Caymanas Park last Sunday.Spit Fyah burnt Tambrind Tree 300-257; Giants trampled Right Stuff 300-265; Caribbean Classic beat Eradication 300-265 and Waterhouse United defeated Naggo Head 300-249.The semi-final pairings pit Spit Fyah versus Waterhouse United and Caribbean Classic against Giants. Both games will be played at Caymanas Park Limited, beginning at 11:00 a.m.Portsmouth, Waterford advanceDefending champions Portsmouth and Waterford Primary advanced to the semi- finals of the Chubby/Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Primary Football League with contrasting results on Thursday.Portsmouth qualified from Zone One with 10 points from five games after they defeated Kensington 2-0, Waterford advanced from Zone Two with 11 points after they drew 1-1 with out-of-contention Belmont Park.Naggo Head put themselves in a good position as they defeated second place Bridgeport (10 points) 2-0, and are on nine points with a game in hand.In other games, Zone One team Gregory Park (eight points) kept their semi-final hopes alive with a come-from-behind 2-2 draw with out-of-contention Independence City Primary, which finished their fixtures on eight points. Port Henderson Primary jumped to six points from four games as they clipped Southborough 1-0.Portmore Division Two KOThe 2015-16 season of the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football Knock-out competition kicks off tomorrow with four games at two venues in the Sunshine City.At Cedar Grove Sports Complex, Southborough oppose Cumberland at 1 p.m. in the opening match At 3 p.m., Cedar Grove tackle Waterford.At the Racing Field, Racing host Daytona at 1 p.m. Braeton United and Edgewater square-off at 3 p.m.In league action recently, Daytona clipped Waterford 3-2, Braeton United beat Cumberland 1-0, Cedar Grove and Edgewater drew 1-1 and Racing United and Southborough ended 0-0.last_img read more

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PBA D-League: Go for Gold-CSB notches first win vs. Family-Mart Enderun

first_imgNuggets top Lakers as LeBron passes Jordan Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MANILA, Philippines—Go for Gold-College of St. Benilde booked its first win in the 2019 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup after turning back Family Mart-Enderun, 78-69  Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.Justin Gutang paced the Blazers with 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals.  The Blazers now sport  a 1-2 record.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? From a slim 38-35 lead in the third quarter, the Blazers touched off a 13-2 run to pull away, 51-37, with 5:42 left in the period.“We’re happy we finally won,” said Blazers head coach Charles Tiu.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We’ve been struggling and the team hasn’t been playing well, but we played a bit better today.”Roosevelt Adams chalked up a double-double for Go for Gold-CSB with 11 points and 12 rebounds while Unique Naboa had 12 points and nine assists.center_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ Marvin Hayes had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Titans who dropped to 0-2. / gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Where There Is Rule of Law

first_imgBy J. KarbarThe forces of law and order are fast becoming the satraps of law and order. Where there is rule of law, every Tom, Dick, and Harry has a siren on his car. Where there is rule of law, a siren gives you right to violate all traffic rules including driving in the opposite lane, especially during traffic jams. Where there is rule of law, bribery is the order of the day. Where there is rule of law, justice is on sale and bribery is the order of the day, and is unexplained. Where there is rule of law, “Kekeh” makes U-turn anywhere on any street.They say, no mother and baby should ride in the front seat of a cab; but it’s OK for a mother with a new born baby, just out of the hospital, to take that baby home on the back of a motorbike. It’s OK to see four to five kids going to school on a single motorcycle.Now that Ebola is gone, you see in some places, two upfront and four in the back of taxi cab; sometimes even up to five, where somebody sits on another person’s lap.Where there is rule of law, passengers must disembark and file through the checkpoint just so the driver can shake hands unseen with the police, the antifraud man, the DEA man, the FDA man, and the Fire Service man – “Da fa fa dallar dem dey collect so.” As for immigration, interview is done in office: “What’s your name?” “Weh u comin from?” Weh u gowin?” “No ID card? “Com cleah d desk.”Where there is rule of law, only commercial vehicles are stopped and checked. Where there is rule of law, the rule is UN vehicles, NGO vehicles, all GoL vehicles and private cars, as well as Legislative and vehicles from the Judiciary go unchecked. Where there is rule of law, unlicensed and uninsured vehicles ply the streets.“Aye mehn! Will we ever learn?” When a school team is going out to play a game, an 18-seater bus will carry about 50 students; some hanging out of the windows and some on top of the carrier and still some hanging at the back.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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LRA, Lonestar Cell MTN Set To Launch Mobile Tax Payment Service Friday

first_imgThe Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) in collaboration with Lonestar Cell MTN, USAID Revenue Generation for Governance and Growth Project (RG3) and the United Bank for Africa (UBA), will officially launch the Lonestar Cell MTN Mobile Tax Payment Service on Friday, June 8, 2018.According to a release from the LRA, the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Hon. Samuel Tweah Jr. and taxpayers will participate in the demonstration of the official launch of the Lonestar Cell MTN Mobile Tax Payment Service which will take place at the headquarters of the LRA in Paynesville City.The platform is expected to facilitate easy payment of all taxes and fees by reducing the burden on taxpayers who cover long distances to pay taxes with an easily accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week service.The Lonestar Cell MTN Mobile Tax Payment Service will cover tax collections including Business Income Tax (2%, 4%), Corporate Income Tax, Personal Income Tax, Excise Tax, Goods and Service Tax, Withholding and Real Estate Tax.The platform will also be used to pay non-tax fees for Birth, Marriage, Travel Clearance, Fire Safety and Business Registration Renewal Certificates.LRA believes the service will significantly contribute to its modernization and transformation agenda.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Jermuk water recalled over arsenic level

first_imgThe FDA has issued a recall of a brand of mineral water imported from Armenia because it could be contaminated with arsenic, a toxic substance known to cause cancer. The recall for the Jermuk brand of mineral water announced Wednesday comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sampled 500-milliliter green-glass bottles of water and detected the substance. No illnesses have been reported. The products were distributed nationwide and include the following: Zetlian Bakery Inc. of Pico Rivera, which is recalling the product with labels that read “Jermuk Original Sparkling Natural Mineral Water Fortified With Natural Gas From the Spring.” The product is also labeled as “2006 Jermuk Mayr Gortsaran CJSC” and “Imported by: Zetlian Bakery Inc.” Importers Direct Wholesale Co. of Los Angeles, which is recalling the product with labels that read: “Jermuk Sodium Calcium Bicarbonate and Sulphate Mineral Water.” The product is also labeled as “Bottled by ARPI Plant, Republic of Armenia” and “Exclusive U.S. importer and distributor: Importers Direct Wholesale Co., Los Angeles, CA.” Kradjian Importing Co. of Glendale, which is recalling the product with labels that read: “Jermuk, Natural Mineral Water Sparkling.” The product is also labeled as “Bottled by Jermuk Group CJSC” and “Sale Agent Kradjian Importing Co. Inc.” Vic Kradjian, co-owner of the water’s Glendale-based importer, said Jermuk is a popular brand in Armenia and is bottled at a town of the same name known for its natural hot springs. It has been sold in the United States for about five years. Bottler Jermuk Group is aware of the problem and is working to reduce the minerals to acceptable levels, he said. FDA testing revealed 500-600 micrograms of arsenic per liter, exceeding the agency’s standard of 10 micrograms per liter for quality bottled water. Symptoms of acute arsenic exposure include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The kidneys, liver, skin and cardiovascular and nervous systems could be affected over a period of a few days to weeks. The FDA is investigating whether other sizes or packaging are involved. For more information, call (888) SAFEFOOD. eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want 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

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CONFIRMED! Former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen joins Roma on loan

first_img1 Barcelona have confirmed defender Thomas Vermaelen has joined Roma in a season-long loan deal.The 30-year-old Belgium centre-back travelled to Italy for a medical over the weekend and Barca announced on Monday that a deal had been finalised between the clubs.He was linked with a move to Liverpoolas well as a surprise return to Arsenal this summer, but Roma were keenest to sign himA club statement read: “Barcelona and Roma have reached an agreement for the loan of Thomas Vermaelen for the 2016/17 season. The agreement includes an option for Roma to buy the player at the end of that season.”Vermaelen has had a difficult time at the Nou Camp since joining from Arsenal for £15million in 2014, with injuries limiting him to just 21 games in all competitions.The former Ajax defender, who signed a five-year contract with the Spanish club, had to wait until the final match of his first season to make his Barca first-team debut after undergoing thigh surgery. Thomas Vermaelen has joined Roma on loan last_img read more

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‘It’s a lack of ambition!’ – Ray Wilkins hits out at Antoine Griezmann

first_img Antoine Griezmann Ray Wilkins has criticised Antoine Griezmann’s decision to stay at Atletico Madrid saying it ‘shows a lack of ambition’.The French striker has been heavily linked with a world record transfer to Manchester United but announced on Sunday that to leave Atletico now would be a ‘dirty move’.The Court of Arbitration for Sport earlier this week upheld a ban on the club registering new players in this transfer window leaving them unable to sign any replacements should Griezmann have decided to leave.However, former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder Wilkins believes the stance taken by the 26-year-old forward highlights a lack of determination.“I think it’s a lack of ambition from Griezmann if he wants to stay at Atletico, I’ve got to say,” said Wilkins on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He won’t win anything there – because Real Madrid and Barcelona will win the lot.“He’s saying he wants to stay and win trophies with them, but I don’t see that happening.“And that, for me, shows a little lack of ambition to not leave Spain and secure what would be a massive opportunity for him [in the Premier League].” 1last_img read more

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COLEMAN NOMINATED FOR FAI PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

first_imgDonegal soccer star Seamus Coleman is favourite to collect the FAI Player of the Year Award.Seamus ColemanThe Killybegs man was last night nominated among the final three players alongside goalkeeper David Forde and veteran striker Robbie Keane.Social media has seen a huge sway in the direction of the Everton right-back as being the popular choice. The former St Catherines and Sligo Rovers player has cemented his place in the Irish squad and has been on fire for his club.The awards will take place on Sunday 2 March, and will be broadcast live on RTÉ Two at 8.30pm.There is plenty of other local interest in the 24th awards with Ciaran Clark, James McCarthy and James McClean being chosen as candidates for the Young International Player of the Year.  COLEMAN NOMINATED FOR FAI PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD was last modified: February 19th, 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:FAI Player of the Yearseamus colemanlast_img read more

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