FUFA confirms venues for CHAN 2018 qualifiers

first_imgComments Phillip Omondi stadium will host the CHAN qualification match between Uganda and South Sudan on July 14. Courtesy photo.The Federation of Ugandan Football Association (FUFA) together with the South Sudan Association have both confirmed dates and venues for the CHAN 2018 Kenya qualifications for the two nations.The first leg of the qualifier will be played on Friday July 14 2017 at the Juba Stadium in Juba South Sudan, at 4:30pm while the second leg will be played on the July 22, at the Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo in Kampala.“The Phillip Omondi stadium was chosen to host the second leg because of the need to utilize all the CAF sanctioned stadiums in Uganda,” said FUFA chief officer Edgar Watson. Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojevic will tomorrow submit his squad to start training ahead of the Regional tour in Kabale District, Western Uganda in preparation for the match against South Sudan.The winner between South Sudan and Uganda will face either Tanzania or Rwanda who are playing in the qualifiers.last_img read more

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Desmond Tutu to retire from public life

first_img26 July 2010Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has praised South Africans for their contribution to the world.“We surprised ourselves in how we accomplished the World Cup with panache,” Tutu said during a press briefing today at the Cape Town’s St George Cathedral last week, where he announced that he intends to retire from public engagements when he turns 79 on 7 October 2010.“We really are amazing. Apart from welcoming the world as we did and being able to be so efficient, despite and what many could say, because of our history which has made us reach out to others, that has left them breathless, and I think the world needs that,” he said.“If we were a film, we would be shooting for an Oscar,” said Tutu, whose only hope before he dies is to see South Africa become a “winning country”.“I long so much that we will become the country we have it in ourselves to become, a caring, not hugely successful, but one in which every South African feels they matter,” he said. “I would go to my grave lightly if we become a country that is caring, compassionate, gentle, sharing.”One of the ‘best day’s ever’Tutu said he would remember the day he had introduced former president Nelson Mandela as the South Africa’s newly elected president as one of his best day’s ever. About that day, Tutu said: “I said, God, if I die now I really don’t mind.”He said while former president Thabo Mbeki would be remembered for his involvement in peacemaking in Africa, there were hopeful developments in President Jacob Zuma’s administration in the battle to tackle HIV/Aids.Turning to his health, he said that though he still had prostate cancer it was at a mild stage. “I am as fine as one could hope to be. I don’t propose to climb Table Mountain, but I’m not likely to keel over,” he joked.He said his only “little panic” was that he once wanted to be a physician, and added that he always wanted to know what it was like to be taller.Quiet reflection, family, readingTutu, who retired in 1996 as Archbishop of Cape Town, said he would devote his time to quiet reflection, his family and reading.He said the time had now come for him to slow down, sip rooibos tea with his wife in the afternoon, watch cricket, and travel to visit his children and grandchildren rather than to attend conferences and conventions and be at university campuses.“On the whole, I will shut up, but sometimes I might not be able to resist, so bye bye,” he quipped.He emphasised that he would honour all existing appointments but would not add any new engagements to his schedule. He would limit his time to one day a week in the office until the office wound down in February 2011.Still an ‘Elder’While continuing with his involvement with the Elders and Nobel Laureate Group and with his support of the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre, he would step down from his positions as Chancellor of the University of the Western Cape and as a representative on the UN’s advisory committee on the prevention of genocide.“I think I’ve done as much as I can, and I really do need time for other things that I have wanted to do. I really want a little more quiet,” said Tutu, adding that there were “superb” people that could take over the advocacy work he had been doing.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Now, NCP leader Ranjitsinh Mohite-Patil set to join BJP

first_imgThe rivalry within the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) between the Pawars and the Mohite-Patils over the Madha Lok Sabha constituency in Solapur came to a head on Tuesday with Ranjitsinh Mohite-Patil, son of NCP MP Vijayshinh Mohite-Patil, set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Sources said, Mr. Ranjitsinh, who wasn’t given a ticket by the NCP from Madha, is expected to formally enter the BJP fold on Wednesday. Ranjitsinh allegedly secretly met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and BJP leader Girish Mahajan in Mumbai late on Monday. He had also held parleys with Mr. Mahajan on the day Sujay Vikhe-Patil, son of Congressman Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, had joined the BJP.Mr. Ranjitsinh had earlier, in a Facebook post, expressed anguish at failing to secure candidature from Madha and sought ‘guidance’ from supporters to decide on future action. “Your decision will be my decision, tell me what to do… Ought we merely to sit silent, keep tolerating or should we hit back for the sake of our future, progress and development?” he asked, calling for a meeting of his supporters.In a show of strength, the father and son presided over a massive gathering of their supporters outside their residence in Akluj, Solapur. Mr. Mohite-Patil’s supporters lashed out against the allegedly “high-handed” treatment meted to the MP and his son by the NCP top brass. “While Parth Pawar [NCP leader and former Deputy CM Ajit Pawar’s son] and MP Udayanraje Bhosale have been given tickets for the Maval and Satara Lok Sabha constituencies respectively, why have the Mohite-Patils been sidelined?” asked a supporter.“Despite having a prominent role in expanding the NCP base, the Mohite-Patils have not been given their due…let Mr. Ranjitsinh join the BJP, we stand by him,” said another supporter.Mr. Mohite-Patil, a prominent sugar baron and an oft-elected MLA (from Malshiras) who had also served as a Deputy CM, was among the few who held his own against the Modi ‘wave’ in the 2014 general election.On March 11, after Mr. Pawar announced that he would not contest from Madha, it was expected that the ticket would be given to Mr. Mohite-Patil or his son. However, no candidate for Madha has been declared in the two lists announced by the NCP so far, arousing suspicion that the Mohite-Patils would be sidelined.Mr. Ajit has been Mr. Ranjitsinh’s long-time adversary. This dates back to the founding of the NCP in 1999, when Ranjitsinh was the youth wing president of the fledgling NCP.According to Mr. Mohite-Patil’s supporters, Mr. Ajit has always viewed Mr. Ranjitsinh as a threat and tried to drive him out of the political arena. As a result, Mr. Ranjitsinh, a former Rajya Sabha MP, has been sidelined by the NCP brass for nearly a decade.Another powerful faction in Solapur, NCP legislator from Madha Assembly constituency Babanrao Shinde and his brother Sanjaymama Shinde, are also the Mohite-Patils’ rivals.Observers say with many rival factions, it was a only a matter of time before the powerful, but increasingly isolated Mohite-Patils, joined the ruling party.Mr. Ajit’s loyalists, on the other hand, said that Mr. Ranjitsinh’s defection to the BJP will have minimal impact on the NCP in Madha. “Over some years, Mr. Mohite-Patil’s hold over his constituency has weakened. So, we are not unduly worried if his son joins the BJP,” said an NCP leader.last_img read more

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ECI may announce poll dates for three States on Thursday

first_imgA team of officials from the Election Commission of India (ECI) will visit Maharashtra on Tuesday to assess preparations before announcing dates for the Assembly election. The team, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, is likely to hold meetings over the next two days with officials from the State government, Maharashtra Police, Railways, Income Tax, Excise and other departments involved in preparation for the elections due in October.“The three-member team will hold meetings for the next two days and is likely to announce a date on September 19 (Thursday),” a senior official said. Assembly elections are due in Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand this year. Officials said Maharashtra could see polling in two phases, while Jharkhand, which had voted in five phases in 2014, may see a different pattern this time.Senior officials of the State Election Commission said once the date is announced, they would need a minimum of 35 days to prepare for polls. The process is likely to get over, as per tradition, before Diwali holidays, which end on October 27, said a senior official. The State government is also likely to make a requisition to the ECI and the Central government for additional police force if necessary as part of law and order requirements leading up to the elections. The team will hold meetings with divisional commissioners, collectors and leaders of political parties during the visit. Earlier, in the wake of the floods, the district administrations had written to the government requesting that the elections be deferred due to severe damage in western Maharashtra. Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta held meetings in this regard last month and directed officials to ensure all possible efforts are made to continue poll preparations in flood-affected areas, said officials.last_img read more

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Beal, defense lead Wizards to win over Hawks

first_imgRead Next The Wizards have held visiting opponents under 100 points in consecutive home games after failing to keep any team under 110 in their first five at Capital One Arena.Taurean Prince scored 19 points and Marco Belinelli had 15 for Atlanta, which failed to keep it close despite turning Washington’s season-high 23 turnovers into 37 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWashington coach Scott Brooks rested his starters the entire fourth quarter against a rebuilding Hawks team that bears little resemblance to the one that lost a first-round playoff series to the Wizards last season.It was an 11-point game before Washington began the fourth on an 18-2 run to end the Hawks’ hopes. Oubre scored six points in that stretch, including two field goals during a single possession that was extended by Atlanta’s two fouls and three offensive rebounds. TIP-INS:Hawks: Have allowed at least 110 points in seven consecutive games. … Attempted 19 3-pointers in the first half, making eight. … F Mike Muscala (ankle) missed his fourth straight game.Wizards: Began the game 0 for 9 from beyond the arc before Morris’ 3-pointer cut it to 37-36 with 4:08 left in the first half. Beal followed with another 3 to give the Wizards the lead for good. … G John Wall picked up his fourth foul with 4:34 left in the third quarter, but with the game out of reach did not have to return.A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVEBrooks raved about the atmosphere at the arena the Wizards share with the Capitals after attending Washington’s 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. He admitted he didn’t understand all the nuances of hockey.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “To me, it was a lot of turnovers,” he quipped. Isolated in Gulf, Qatar campaigns to protect 2022 World Cup View comments MOST READ US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH PLAY LIST 01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH00:50Trending Articles01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2), center, goes to the basket against Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) and guard Dennis Schroder (17). APWASHINGTON — Bradley Beal scored 19 points, and the Washington Wizards forced the Atlanta Hawks into a season-worst 24 turnovers in a 113-94 victory on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Markieff Morris scored 18 points in his best game offensive game since returning from sports hernia surgery earlier this month, and Kelly Oubre added 18 off the bench in Washington’s second straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

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10 months agoCasemiro ‘so happy’ with Real Madrid return

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Casemiro ‘so happy’ with Real Madrid returnby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCasemiro is excited to be back in the Real Madrid team this week.The midfielder featured in the Club World Cup semifinal against Kashima Antlers.Casemiro said, “I’m so happy to be back playing with my teammates. It’s been a harsh lesson but I’m back now and I’m ready when the coach needs me. I would like to thank the doctors and the physios for how much they’ve helped me and the kindness they’ve shown. “They’ve been keen to get me back playing. Now I have to get back match-fit so I can play like I was doing before the injury. “We go away with the job done, we’re very happy. We have to respect the opposition, it’ll be a tough game. If they’re in the final, they’re there on merit. We’re eager to win the final because it’s a hugely important title for us. We have to head into this game as we always do, this club always demands the best.” last_img read more

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10 months agoAtletico Madrid settle Lucas Hernandez fee with Bayern Munich

first_imgAtletico Madrid settle Lucas Hernandez fee with Bayern Munichby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid are prepared to make Lucas Hernandez available for an affordable price – at the end of the season.BILD says Atletico have negotiated with Bayern Munich in order to avoid any possibility of Lucas’ exit in the January transfer window.Atlético, who are keen to hold onto Lucas for the rest of the season, have proposed to sell him to Bayern for less than the value of his €80m buyout clause, if the German club wait until the summer to sign him.A World Cup winner with France, the defender has been a key figure for Diego Simeone in a defensive line-up weakened by injury, mainly due to his versatility to play at both centre back, his natural position, and at left back, a position he has grown into in recent seasons due to the successive absences of Luis Felipe through injury. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Dr James Borchers named Director of Medical Services

Dr. James Borchers is the head team physician for OSU athletics and Director of Medical Services for The Ohio State Univeristy Wexner Medical Center. Credit: Courtesy of OSU Department of AthleticsLast week, Dr. James Borchers was named head team physician for the Ohio State Department of Athletics. In the new position, Borchers will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of other team physicians and ensuring that every varsity student-athlete receives the best possible care.Borchers said he is excited to take on the challenges of the new position. He started in his new role on Sept. 22.“It’s very humbling,” Borchers said. “It’s a position that I think I’ve prepared for and am really looking forward to doing. It means a lot for me in my career development, and it means a lot for me doing it here at Ohio State.”Dr. Christopher Kaeding, executive director of sports medicine at OSU, decided that with the recent expansions of the sports medicine program, it would benefit from someone heading the team physicians.“With the expansion of our program and the increase in demands, regulation and bureaucracy and the caring for a Division I collegiate athletic program, we need to expand our personnel and resources to meet those needs,” Kaeding said.And for Kaeding, Borchers was a shoe-in for the job. “I think he has a passion for the job,” Kaeding said. “He has 12 years of experience, and he understands and is very good at implementing the team concept of caring for the student athletes.”Borchers has been working at Ohio State for 12 years, but his time as a Buckeye started long before his time in the sports medicine program. After leaving his hometown of Bellbrook, Ohio, Borchers played center and long snapper for the OSU football team from 1989 to 1993. But, as a player, Borchers was still a bit unsure about what the future had in store for him.“At that time when I played, I had an interest in medicine, but I also had some other interests and I didn’t really, at that point, have it figured out that that’s what I wanted to do,” Borchers said. “But certainly we had great team physicians back then, and I really appreciated the care I got. And I think as I went on and went to medical school and got involved in medicine, I really appreciated it more.”After graduating from OSU, Borchers went on to the Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine, where he received his M.D. He completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Toledo Athletic Department from 2000 to 2004. Since then, Borchers has been providing care to varsity athletes at his alma mater in the role of team physician.While working as a physician, Borchers completed his master’s of public health at Ohio State in 2008, a degree that has done a lot to benefit him in his line of work.“It’s been helpful as a sports medicine physician because although we are concerned about individual athletes, often times we are making decisions, too, that affect teams and groups of people and looking for ways to help treat certain injury types or prevent certain injury types so it really has been helpful for me with my career,” Borchers said.Over the last two years, Borchers has had a more advanced role in the sports medicine field, serving the program at OSU as lead physician, associate professor, and division director of sports medicine.To Kaeding, Borchers’ promotion serves more as a new title than new tasks to complete.“It’s actually a very small jump from being the director of clinical operations to being the head team physician,” Kaeding said. “He’s essentially been doing the majority of the job as head team physician already; we’re just recognizing him with the formal title.”But the new title does come with some additional responsibilities. In addition to overseeing other team physicians, Borchers will serve as the executor of the policies decided on by the Ohio State Sports Medicine Administrative Group. According to Kaeding, the group has to “formulate the policies and procedures for the care of the athletes.”The group is an “intersection where the medical center and athletic department meet” and it consists of Janine Oman, senior associate athletics director for student services and sport administration, and Doug Calland, associate athletic director for sport performance, along with Kaeding and Borchers. Looking ahead, Borchers has a few goals in mind.“Primarily, first and foremost, (our goal) is to make certain that we’re leaders in advancing health and safety for our student athletes,” Borchers said. “We want to make certain that we are staying on the forefront of everything we can do to promote health and safety for our student athletes and be advocates for them.”Borchers said being at the top of sports health care and providing a friendly and helpful atmosphere is key to the success.“Secondarily, we want to make certain that we’re providing an environment where we are doing all that we can to help these student athletes be accessible to the things they love to do,” Borchers continued. “And so we have to help work within our multidisciplinary team to make that happen and if I can provide some leadership in that area, I will be happy to accomplish it.” read more

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