How Angolan team ejected KCCA FC in CAF Champions League

first_imgAfter 58 minutes a poor clearance by the visiting side gave defender Mustafa Kizza chance to shot the ball into the net. Later KCCA had some missed chances through Okello and Mutyaba as the Angolan side threw all men at the back.It was a heart break for the KCCA FC fans at the end of the game, while the few Angolan fans who traveled with the team celebrated qualifying for the CAF Champions League group stage. KCCA FC will now drop to the second Tier CAF Confederations Cup where they will play one round and if they win over two legs qualify for the group stage.“We did not play well today and am not happy that the boys did not execute,” said KCCA FC’s coach Mike Hillary Mutebi after the game.On Saturday, Uganda’s representatives in the CAF Confederations Cup Proline FC face Rwanda’s AS Kigali in the return leg. The first leg played in Kigali two weeks ago ended 1-1.*****URNShare on: WhatsApp The Angolans gave KCCA little room to maneuver. PHOTO VIA @KCCAFCKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Premier League champions KCCA FC have failed to progress to the group stage of the lucrative CAF Champions League.KCCA FC settled for a 1-1 draw against Atletico Petroleos De Luanda in the return leg of the second round played at the Star Times Stadium.The draw means the Angolan League Champions qualify on an away goal’s rule since the first leg ended goalless.From the star of the game KCCA FC pushed players upfront, but conceded from a penalty after 37 minutes. KCCA FC’s advancing goalkeeper Charles Lukwago brought down Isaac Mensah in the box and the referee pointed to the spot.Skipper Ricardo Job Estevao Estevao made no mistake converting from the spot. KCCa FC’s Allan Okello soon had his shot parried back into play by the Angolan goalkeeper Elber Jorge Mota Fail Delgado.In the second half KCCA FC returned with hunger to get a goal as Muzamiru Mutyaba, Mike Mutayba and Okello dictated the pace of the game.last_img read more

TWO-TIME ECLIPSE CHAMP BEHOLDER BRILLIANT IN SEASONAL DEBUT AS 5-YEAR-OLD MARE WINS $75,000 SANTA LUCIA STAKES BY 3 ¾ LENGTHS

first_img–30– IDLE SINCE SEPT. 27, STEVENS SAYS MANDELLA TRAINEE ‘BEST FILLY I’VE EVER SAT ON’ ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2015)–Two-time Eclipse Award Champion Beholder overcame a six month layoff to make short work of four rivals in winning Friday’s $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes by 3 ¾ lengths under Gary Stevens. Trained by Richard Mandella and owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, the 5-year-old mare by Henny Hughes covered 1 1/16 miles under a long hold in 1:42.54.Breaking from the outside at odds of 1-5, Beholder rated kindly in second behind Uzziel, who was ridden by Kent Desormeaux. With Uzziel carving out early splits of 24.30 and 47.95, Stevens moved alongside the pacesetter going to the three eighths pole, took the lead midway around the far turn and opened up easily approaching the furlong pole to win in-hand.“She’s the best filly I’ve ever sat on, and I’m not sure she’s not the best horse I’ve ever ridden,” said Stevens, who has partnered with some of the best fillies the game has produced over the past three decades. “Winning Colors (1988 Kentucky Derby winner), Silverbulletday (1999 Kentucky Oaks), this mare, they all have a temperament and they’re their own woman. I just try to get along with them. She listens to me and she acts like she enjoys me on her back and I’m darn sure I enjoy being there.“I knew she was pretty fit, but it’s a long year. I know the Breeders’ Cup is the goal and however Richard works backwards to get us to that point, I’ll just be along for the ride. Hopefully, we can both stay healthy.”Sidelined due to a fever following her second lifetime win in the Grade I Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita Sept. 27, Beholder was thus denied an opportunity to win her second consecutive Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Oct. 31.“You never know until you run them, believe me,” said an obviously relieved Mandella. “Mr. Hughes has a saying, “(Stuff) happens. The (Grade I) Vanity here on May 9 is next and then the Ogden Phipps on Belmont Day (June 6), and we’re going to get it right this time.”Hughes, who founded Public Storage and is currently based in Kentucky, was understandably elated with Beholder’s seasonal debut.“She met and exceeded my expectations today,” said Hughes. “She’s a nice horse and I’m very lucky to own her…I could be wrong, but she’s the best filly in the world. Richard Mandella got it together and you’ve got to give it to him. He’s one of the very few trainers who can get a horse ready for a particular race. Everyone else, the horse tells them where to go. Not Richard, he tells the horse where to go.”With $79,753 bet to win on Beholder and a whopping $217,450 bet to show, she paid $2.60, $2.10 and $2.10. In getting her 11th win from 16 starts, she picked up $48,300, increasing her earnings to $3,416,600.Uzziel, who tried to match strides with the winner around the far turn, checked in second, 2 ¾ lengths in front of longshot Oscar Party. Off at 5-1, Uzziel paid $3.20 and $2.60.Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Oscar Party was dispatched at 26-1 and paid $3.80 to show.Although there was a massive negative show pool bet on Beholder, Santa Anita’s exposure was limited, due to the fact $202,000 of it was wagered out of state, according to the track’s Director of Pari-Mutuels, Randy Hartzell.“Our exposure on the show pool was roughly $10,000,” said Hartzell.First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30, Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Rookie shuts out Ducks

first_imgSmith, who got the start in place of No. 1 goalie Marty Turco, made sliding saves on prime scoring chances by Travis Moen and Todd Marchant in the first five minutes of the third period to preserve the shutout. Smith, who recently received a two-year contract extension, made his first start since Dec.14 against the New York Rangers as Stars coach Dave Tippett wanted to throw a change at the Ducks. With Moen in the penalty box for interference, Dallas’ Sergei Zubov connected with Jokinen on a long lead pass. Jokinen skated past two defenders and beat Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere with a nifty move on the forehand at 4:13 for his 11th goal of the season. Dallas stopped all six Ducks power plays, making them 0-for-16 with the man advantage in the past four games. “We have not executed to the level we’re capable of, specifically on the power play,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “We need to get more desperate.” DALLAS – Mike Smith made the most of his surprise start. The rookie goalie stopped 32shots for his third shutout in seven starts, and Jussi Jokinen scored a power-play goal early in the third period to lift the Dallas Stars to a 1-0 victory over the Ducks on Saturday. Photo Gallery: Ducks vs Dallas Stars “It was a big game for us and a big two points,” Smith said. “That’s a great team over there. They have a lot of firepower.” center_img Giguere made 20 saves for the slumping Ducks, 3-6-1 in their past 10 games. The Ducks held a 20-minute postgame meeting. “Every game is going to be like a playoff game from here on out,” Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger said. “Every team we play is going to try to prove something or achieve something against us.” 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

Brand South Africa and partners rally to contribute to the provision of quality education

first_imgJohannesburg, Friday 28 October 2016 – Brand South Africa in partnership with Rally to Read and Barefoot No More, will contribute to national efforts to improve literacy and education in the Western Cape on Saturday 29 October 2016.Brand South Africa will, through its flagship domestic mobilisation programme, Play Your Part – work with Barefoot No More and Rally to Read to contribute to national efforts to address challenges in literacy levels in South Africa.  This partnership will also contribute to the goals set out in the National Development Plan (NDP) for quality education and skills development.Rally to Read is an initiative launched by the McCarthy Motor Group and is successfully organised by Bidvest to help improve education in rural South Africa. Every year, Rally to Read travels across ten school districts, in nine provinces with the aid of McCarthy Motor Group to distribute reading and educational resources to disadvantaged schools.These resources include literacy materials, toys, books, games, a ‘box library’ as well as shock absorbent school shoes made of innovative material developed by Barefoot No More. Teachers in these schools also benefit from this initiative as they are upskilled and empowered through the READ training programme.Brand South Africa’s Play your Part team will join Rally to Read and Barefoot No More to distribute these resources while applauding teachers for taking up the baton  to educate. Citizens will also be encouraged to contribute actively and positively to the development of their communities.Weekend Programme for Rally to Read TimeSaturday 29th October 2016  06h30All participants to meet at McCarthy Toyota Table View (Cnr Koeberg Rd & Blaauwberg Road, Table View)Park according to your team colours in the designated parking areas.We will provide a short briefing on the project and the schools whilst enjoying rusks, muffins, coffee and/or tea.Your team leader will contact you a week before the Rally to confirm all details.07h30Depart Cape Town in your teams, for visits to 2 schools in the Langebaan, Velddrif area.This is our second visit to these schools. A short presentation at each school; symbolic signing of the contract between the school and the project and a “tour” of the school.A picnic lunch will be enjoyed during the day.Note:  The rally and READ Educational Trust will work in support of these 8 schools for 3 consecutive years: 2015, 2016, 2017.Rally to Read has positively impacted the lives of many communities and schools:By contributing over R86 million raised for rural education1013 – schools have been on the programme (1998-2015)170 – rallies to date, covering all parts of rural South Africa (1998 – 2015)53 – Different areas/school clusters supported (1998 – 2015)17 – Series of Rallies completed (1998 – 2015)Play your Part will return to the Western Cape in November 2016 when it will introduce its interactive and innovate PYP cube to communities to inspire active citizenship for meaningful change in South Africa.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Ntombi NtanziTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 81 704 1488Email: [email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

House Ag Approves CFTC Bill

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jerry HagstromDTN Political CorrespondentWASHINGTON, D.C. (DTN) — After the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday approved a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said the bill “sends a strong message to the Senate. The people that look to our markets for integrity don’t care about political wins and losses. They expect us to conduct the business of this committee.”Peterson noted, “The CFTC authorization expired in 2013, so it is overdue, and I’m glad we are on a bipartisan path to get it done.” Although the CFTC has continued to function normally under appropriations bills, Peterson also said that Heath Tarbert, the new CFTC chairman, “is also keen to have his agency formally reauthorized.”Tarbert in a press release praised the committee’s action and said, “The sound regulation of our derivatives markets, which see more than $4 trillion in notional activity each day, is critical to the health of the U.S. economy and the pocketbook of every American. These markets help inform the price of everything from food and gasoline to home mortgage interest. Today’s bipartisan action highlights the importance of the work done at the CFTC and represents a significant first step in the legislative process. I look forward to working with members of both parties in both chambers to see a bill through.”For the most part, the bill continues the CFTC’s previous authorities, but it also reinforces its fraud authority, establishes an Office of the Chief Economist and expands the office of Minority and Women Inclusion.House Agriculture Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Subcommittee Chairman David Scott, D-Ga., noted that the bill also will establish and maintain a paid internship program for students from 1890s historically black colleges and universities, schools that serve Hispanic and Latino students, 1994 tribal colleges, and those schools that serve the territories.The bill also contains a digital commodities section, but House Agriculture ranking member Michael Conaway, R-Texas, said, “Today’s legislation continues the important work of reauthorizing the agencies and programs in our jurisdiction, but I do want to caution that we are not breaking much new ground. This bill does not address important issues around the emerging world of digital assets, especially those digital commodities that fall within our committee’s jurisdiction.”Three freshmen Democrats claimed credit for provisions in the bill.Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., said in a news release that the bill contains her provision that would bring clarity to the determination of which commodity broker assets will be used to cover the costs of equity claims during bankruptcy proceedings. Specifically, the Spanberger provision would require that a commodity broker’s cash, securities, or other property be classified as customer property to help pay the net equity claims of a broker’s public customers following the broker’s bankruptcy.“Amid widespread trade worries, the American futures market currently faces tremendous financial uncertainty. In this unstable economic climate, agribusinesses in central Virginia and across the country are always looking to better protect themselves against the consequences of unpredictable fluctuations in the market,” said Spanberger. “Today, the House Agriculture Committee passed my bill to bring more clarity to the CFTC’s commodity broker bankruptcy rules.“By streamlining these regulations, we are giving producers more certainty as they look to expand their operations and invest in new facilities, equipment, and employees,” Spanberger said.Peterson said in the news release that “Spanberger’s provision in the reauthorization legislation would give our country’s agribusinesses some much-needed peace of mind during bankruptcy proceedings, and I was glad to see her bill pass with strong bipartisan support.”Spanberger noted her provision is endorsed by the Virginia Agribusiness Council and the National Futures Association.Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, said, “This legislation includes language from my Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act, which strengthens protections for whistleblowers that report wrongdoing or violations of commodities law. We should be protecting folks that do the right thing by reporting market manipulation or fraud, not exposing them to being fired if they speak up.”Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., said the bill contains her provision “to ensure that church retirement and healthcare plans are not regulated the same way for-profit corporations are — allowing churches to provide their employees with the healthcare they need and the retirement savings they have earned.”Conaway commented, “We’ve included new protections for charitable organizations and church retirement plans so they will not be subjected to regulations designed for Wall Street, as well as ensuring the protection of customers’ hard-earned assets in the case of a commodity broker bankruptcy.”Jerry Hagstrom can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @hagstromreport(CCSK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara a living Buddha, says MSK Prasad

first_imgChairman of the senior national selection committee, MSK Prasad heaped rich praise on Cheteshwar Pujara, calling him a “modern-day Buddha” after the India batsman played a key role in India’s historic Test series win in Australia.Prasad insisted that Pujara is turning into a role model for young cricketers in the country and that he is going to inspire a generation of traditional Test cricketers, who are considered endangered species in the T20 era.”Pujara is actually a living Buddha. That’s what I can say about his performances in Australia. The moment he gets to the crease, he goes into a trance, a meditation mode. The hours and hours of time he has spent in domestic cricket has fructified,” Prasad told India Today’s Boria Majumdar on Monday.”You can rate him as one of best in Test cricket. He is also being seen as one among the last generation of traditional Test cricketers. I am sure so many cricketers would have taken inspiration from Pujara. And credit should go the BCCI and Virat Kohli for giving importance to Test cricket. Pujara is also a role model today.” the former India wicketkeeper-batsman added.It’s been such a wonderful few weeks in Australia, something that has become historic! Every second the team put has paid off so well. Thank you all for the love and wishes pouring in. It’s been an overwhelming day, a day I’ll cherish for the rest of my life! #TeamIndia #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/oQAqTCVtHEcheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) January 7, 20192018 was a big learning curve for Indian cricket: PrasadadvertisementWhile expressing delight at India’s “historic” achievement, Prasad also said India, including the selection committee, support staff, and the players, learned from the mistakes that they had made during their 2-1 and 4-1 defeats in South Africa and England, respectively in 2018.”It’s a day to rejoice for Indian cricket. It’s a historical date. I am sure, it’s not just me, my entire team is absolutely happy. I am sure, in times, to come we will be reaching many more milestones,” Prasad added.”It’s a learning curve that we had this year. It’s wonderful that we had three top-class series in the year. What we missed in South Africa, In England, we have taken those lessons and we have implemented in this series.”With the combinations, we were spot on in this series. The players, the team management and the support staff stepped up and rose to the occasion. All those lessons we learnt in those two series have come to the fore in Australia and we were able to implement our strategies better.”Bumrah is phenomenal: PrasadPrasad also heaped praise on Jasprit Bumrah, who had received his maiden Test call-up in South Africa last year. Bumrah has grown leaps and bounds ever since and hit top form in Australia as he finished on top of the bowling charts alongside Nathan Lyon with 21 wickets from four matches.”Absolutely, this kid [Bumrah] is phenomenal. Within a short span of one year, he has become very professional. When we picked him for South Africa, not many people accepted with us. They said many things ‘he is a white-ball specialist and he is prone to injuries’. But we went ahead with the selection. Having said that, we took that in the right spirit. We still took inducted him and he is now among the top of the ICC rankings.”India registered a historic series win in Australia after beating the hosts 2-1 in the four-match series as the final Test ended in a draw owing to bad weather conditions in Sydney on Monday.India needed 10 wickets to wrap up their third win of the series but were unable to do so as the rain came to Australia’s rescue after they were asked to follow-on by Virat Kohli on Day 4.Replying to India’s first innings score of 622 for 7 declared, Australia were bowled out for 300 on Sunday which gave India a 322-run cushion as they asked the hosts to bat again, becoming the first team in 31 years to enforce the follow-on against Australia in Australia since England, who did it in 1988.Kohli became the first Indian captain to win a series in Australia. He came very close to setting the Indian record of registering three Test wins in Australia but will have to be satisfied with two victories, a feat which Bishan Singh Bedi had managed as India skipper on the 1977-78 tour Down Under.The series win was largely set up by India’s fast bowlers who bagged a total of 51 wickets in the four matches with Australia getting bowled out 7 times out of 8 during the series.advertisementAlso Read | Cheteshwar Pujara keen on getting back to domestic cricket, to play county during IPL 2019Also Read | Best Indian side I have been part of, says Cheteshwar Pujara after series-winning 521 runsAlso Read | Cheteshwar Pujara just can’t dance: Watch India stars celebrate historic winAlso Read | Australia series win proudest moment of my 10-year career: Virat KohliAlso See:last_img read more

2012 Trans Tasman Highlights

first_imgThe video shows highlights from Australia’s three wins on day three of the series and is a taste of what we can expect to see in the final product. To view this clip as well as highlights from each day of the series, please visit the TFA YouTube channel:www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Stay tuned to the website for more information and announcements about the professional filming of this series.last_img

Video: Ryan Lochte Has Made His Decision On Whether He’ll Return To Rio To Face Charges

first_imgRyan Lochte wearing headphones.United States Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte won’t be going back to Rio – at least not to face any of the charges brought against him.Ryan Lochte, who is being charged by Rio police with filing a false police report, will not be heading back to the site of the 2016 Olympic games to deal with the legal situation. Lochte was interviewed by TMZ early this morning and made it clear he will not return to face the charges.Lochte didn’t close the door on returning to Brazil someday – but obviously he’d have to settle with the city before that could happen. He also doesn’t believe that the U.S. Olympic Committee is going to penalize him for his actions.Ryan Lochte — I Won’t Go to Brazil to Face Charges … Not Happening (VIDEO) https://t.co/tHlgTdSiiM— TMZ (@TMZ) August 29, 2016No, this doesn’t come as a surprise. Most didn’t believe that it would be in Lochte’s best interest to return. But now it’s confirmed that he won’t be.last_img read more

CN apologizes promises immediate action to clear backlog of grain shipments

first_imgOTTAWA – Canadian National is apologizing for failing to keep grain shipments moving reliably by rail, and says it’s taking immediate steps to clear the backlog — including mobilizing more train cars and workers.The move comes just two days after CN dumped its president and CEO amid growing complaints that the backlog of shipments is compromising Canada’s reputation as a reliable exporter, costing sales and putting farmers in a cash-flow crunch.“We apologize for not meeting the expectations of our grain customers, nor our own high standards,” Jean-Jacques Ruest, who took over the helm of CN from Luc Jobin on an interim basis, said in a statement early Wednesday.“The entire CN team has a sense of urgency and is fully focused on getting it right for farmers and our grain customers, regaining the confidence of Canadian businesses and protecting Canada’s reputation as a stable trade partner in world markets.“Moving the Canadian economy is in our DNA. We can and we will do much better and that starts today — no excuses.”Among other things, the company says it’s offering incentives for key operating employees to delay retirement and postpone vacations, and to entice recently-retired employees to return to work.It’s also deploying qualified managers to operate extra trains and adding train crews in western Canada.CN says it has leased 130 locomotives to increase capacity, almost all of which are now in use. And it’s investing more than $250 million this year to build new track and yard capacity in western Canada.According to the Ag Transport Coalition, CN and Canadian Pacific combined provided only 38 per cent of the rail cars ordered by grain shippers during the week of Feb. 12 — CP delivered 66 per cent of its orders and CN just 17 per cent.On Tuesday, Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay wrote a joint letter aimed at putting pressure on the country’s two major railways to clear the backlog.They expressed their “serious concern” about the failure of the railways to meet the expectations of shippers and customers over the winter. While the ministers said they understand the railways have faced challenges due to a larger than expected grain crop last year and extreme winter weather, they called the companies’ performance “disappointing.”The ministers asked the railways to publicly provide a clear description of how they intend to clear the backlog, as well as their plans for maintaining the fluidity of future shipments. They gave the companies until March 15 to publish the information on their websites.The duo said the backlog has created problems that are most acute for farmers, who need their grain delivered in order to have the cash to pay off past loans and purchase inputs for the coming crop year. But they also said shippers in a variety of other sectors — including forestry, energy and chemicals — have “lost significant business and opportunities” due to the inability to move their products in a timely way.In its statement, CN said it will provide weekly tracking of grain shipments. The company also urged Parliament to pass Bill C-49 swiftly.The legislation, which has been stalled in the Senate since the fall, would financially penalize railways that fail to deliver promised rail cars on time. It would also require railways to publicly report each summer on their abilities to move that year’s grain crop, and to publish by Oct. 1 each year a winter contingency plan for keeping shipments moving regardless of bad weather.last_img read more