All eyes on Douglas Bamweyana as Maroons host Villa

first_imgBamweyana was fired at SC Villa towards the end of last season. (PHOTO/File)Uganda Premier League Maroons Vs VillaPrisons Ground [email protected] FC host SC Villa at the Lizira Prisons Grounds in the Star Times Uganda premier League (UPL) on Saturday.All eyes will be on Douglas Bamweyana who was the former coach of SC Villa but was fired before the season ended and now he coaches Maroons.He was voted September’s best coach by the UPL after beating Villa’s Edward Kaziba and has led his club to 5th with 12 points, three points below second placed SC Villa who have 15.Bamweyana who replaced Moses Basena at Villa was not appreciated despite helping the club beat the drop and although he was sacked before the club officially beat the drop he will have a point to prove on Saturday.Team NewsBamweyana will need attackers Steven Mukwala, Pius Obuya, Solomon Walusimbi and Rashid Agau get the best results of the day.For SC Villa, Fred Amaku who suffered a lower back strain is expected to play a part after missing the last games, midfielder Davis Mayanja returns after serving his one-game suspension of yellow cards accumulation. Edgar Bwogi is also expected to return from injury as well.Match Facts Last season, Ronald Magwali scored the only goal at Luzira as Villa beat Maroons 1-0, the reverse fixture at Namboole had ended one all.SC Villa are on a five game unbeaten run, including a 2-0 win against Wakiso Giants at Namboole in their last encounter while Maroons managed to overcome Mbarara City to win 2-1 late in the game.2018/19Maroons 0-1 VillaVilla 1-1 Maroons2016/17Villa 0-0 MaroonsMaroons 1-1 Villa2015/17Maroons 1-4 VillaVilla 1-0 Maroons2012/13Maroons 1-2 VillaVilla 0-0 Maroons2010/11Maroons 0-0 VillaVilla 2-2 MaroonsComments Tags: Douglas BamweyanaEdward KazibaMaroons FCSC VillaUganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more


Damadian Gets Consolation Prize

first_imgCalling Raymond Damadian a “Nobel protestor,” Nature Science Update reported that, as predicted, he did not get the Nobel Prize at Wednesday’s ceremony in Stockholm.  The Nobel Committee does not change their decisions.  “But Damadian will not end today empty-handed,” Helen Pearson for NSU reports.  “A Swedish inventors’ group called Id�-Forum, based in �rnsk�ldsvik, is flying out to New York to present him with a gold medal in the fields of physics and technology at the Melville headquarters of his company Fonar.”As if to say, Sorry you didn’t get the Olympic gold; here’s a foil-covered chocolate medallion from your friends.  Pearson repeats the common media compromise myth that “though Damadian’s concept was important,” it was the other guys’ work that was essential to MRI.  Will the revisionists succeed in burying the facts?  Only if we let them.  See also the Dec. 3 and Oct. 10 headlines, and the historical documentation on MRI at Fonar Corporation.  Damadian has remarked that in the old days, when he had to fight international corporations from stealing his patent and convince reporters of the priority of his discovery, he was at the mercy of biased reporters.  Now at least he can use the World Wide Web to get the truth out.(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


Timeline for MH370

first_imgThe Boeing 777 that is missing MH370 TimelineMarch 8,2014 – B777 missingMarch 17 – Search moves to Southern Indian OceanMarch 28 – Search moves to 1800km west of PerthApril 4 – Search moves off ExmouthApril 7 – “Black box” pings detectedApril 16 – Underwater search startsMay 29 – Bluefin 21 search abandonedJune 20 – Search moves south to “March 28” areaLate June – Sea floor mapping startsOct 3 – Towed side-scan sonar search to startJan 14, 2015: Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) called for expressions of interest to prepare for recovery operations for MH370.April 7: Search area doubled to 120,000 square kilometres.July 29: Boeing 777 flaperon found on Reunion Island.August 5: 59,000sq/km searchedlast_img



first_imgThe original creator of the bladed sole football boot, XBlades has secured a new partnership as the Exclusive Footwear Partner of Touch Football Australia [TFA]. The new partnership with TFA will see XBlades provide footwear to TFA elite athletes, members and collaborate with Touch Football’s best players to revolutionise the boots further, with the aim of providing improved comfort and playing longevity. XBlades CEO Leighton Richards is thrilled to partner with Touch Football, a sport that has very strong participation rate all year round and has been a driving force in the development of Rugby 7’s and Rugby League (NRL) players for some time.“XBlades is committed to developing high quality products specifically for Australia’s key football and rugby codes. We have an integrated approach to product development, allowing us to produce even better performing, and more stylish, products for professional and everyday players. â€œMany Touch Football players currently use footwear adapted from other sports which can have an impact on physical performance. Through this new partnership we’ll collaborate with elite players who will help drive our research and development of a Touch Football specific shoe which will better service the requirements of the sport.” Richards said.Colm Maguire, Chief Executive Officer of Touch Football Australia said: “Touch Football is among the top participant based, organised sports in Australia. It’s great to attract and indeed renew the support of an iconic Australian brand like XBlades, which is dedicated to supporting our aim of growing and developing the game.”This new partnership is the latest move as part of XBlades’ serious brand reinvigoration under new direction; with ex Callaway Golf Director Leighton Richards and former AFL superstar Jimmy Bartel at the helm. Touch Football players and officials are excited for the partnership.  â€œI’ve been wearing XBlade boots for the past decade- since I was 15. I really enjoy wearing XBlades and I feel like they benefit my performance when I’m playing Touch” Pete Noman, Men’s Open’s player commented. Team XBlades currently consists of more than 40 NRL and AFL stars including Paul Gallen and Alex Rance to ensure the product meets the needs of current professional players. 2017 will see several high profile player signings, additional club partnerships and the unveiling of XBlades full collection.For more information, images and interviews please contact:Stephanie Jones, Thrive PR E: [email protected] | T: 0481 566 386Related LinksXBlade Announcementlast_img read more


Trans Tasman Results

first_imgThe latest results and try scorers from the 2017 Trans Tasman Test Series. Friday 12 May – Game OneMixed Open: Australia (9) defeated New Zealand (6)Australia 9 (Opie-Lukins 2, Benbow 2, Blackwood, Costello, Nicholas, Mortimer, Pryde touchdowns) defeated New Zealand 6 (Morgan-Puterangi 2, Rauwhero, Ashworth, Drummond, Haugh touchdowns)Women’s Open: Australia (10) defeated New Zealand (3)Australia 10 (Upton 3, D. Davis 2, Peattie 2, R. Davis, Kearney, Rodgers touchdowns) defeated New Zealand 3 (Engler, Day, Paul touchdowns)Men’s Open: Australia (9) defeated New Zealand (4)Australia 9 (Marshall King 2, Prowse 2, Buckley 2, Norman, Brisby, Springfield touchdowns) defeated New Zealand 4 (Loloselo, Soutar-Finch, Law, Pamatatau touchdowns)Keep up-to-date with all the latest news and information from the 2017 Trans Tasman Series:Website – – – (#transtasman17)Instagram – – LinksTrans Tasman Resultslast_img read more


Activists detained after boarding palm oil tanker off Spain

first_imgJAKARTA, Indonesia — Greenpeace says six of its activists boarded a tanker transporting Indonesian palm oil in the Gulf of Cadiz and were detained by its captain after unfurling “Save our Rainforest” and “Drop Dirty Palm Oil” banners.A ship tracking website shows the Stolt Tenacity, which Greenpeace says is carrying palm oil from Wilmar International linked to tropical forest destruction in Indonesia, was bound for Rotterdam.Greenpeace says the activists from Indonesia, Germany, Britain, France, Canada and the U.S. are being detained in a cabin on the ship.Palm oil is used in a huge array of consumer goods from makeup to snacks. Wilmar supplies Mondelez, the maker of Oreo cookies and Cadbury chocolate.Greenpeace said the Stolt Tenacity’s captain was informed in advance that the protest, staged Saturday, would be peaceful.The Associated Presslast_img read more


School District 60 provides update on construction of new school

first_imgBoyd also says that all of the Contract reviews are now complete and the District will now be making final negotiations with contractors.As for what to call the new school, a name for the school has yet to be released.Some of the names suggested include Anne Roberts Young, Beatton Heights, and Ross H. MacLean.The Board has been reviewing the names and will announce the selected name once a decision is made.The new Elementary School is being constructed from across the Fort St. John Hospital at a cost of $31.3 million. Construction started in 2018 and is expected to be complete by the Fall of 2020. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At a recent School District 60 meeting, Staff provided an update on the construction progress of the new school.Assistant Superintendent of Special Projects, Doug Boyd, says the construction crews have been working on schedule even through the frigid temperatures.“We’ve had some beautiful weather and some extremely cold weather. The crews are very diligent at trying to maintain the schedule.”last_img read more


Kolkatans to sweat it out for 48 hours

first_imgKolkata: The Alipore weather office made it clear on Friday that the city, along with the districts in South Bengal, will continue to suffer because of the scorching heat for the next 48 hours.The met office also sounded heat wave alert at eight districts in the western part of the state, namely Purulia, Bankura, Birbhum, West Midnapore, Jhargram, West Burdwan, East Burdwan and Murshidabad. “There will be no respite from the sultry weather in the next 48 hours. Temperature in Kolkata will be hovering around 37 to 38 degree Celsius, but the humidity level will ensure profuse perspiration and discomfort. Meanwhile, temperature in the western districts will range between 40 and 42 degrees,” said Sanjib Bandyopadhyay, deputy director general, meteorology, Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Kolkata. The Alipore met office recorded a maximum temperature of 36.7 degrees in the city on Friday, which is two degrees above normal. However, excessive moisture content in the air made the elements feel like 49 degrees, weather scientists said. The maximum temperature was recorded from Bankura, where temperature shot up to 42.8 degrees. Dum Dum recorded a temperature of 39.2 degree Celsius. A senior official of the weather office said moist Southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal are entering the city but not reaching the western districts. These places are being swept by dry Northwesterly winds. “So, temperature is higher in the western districts and warning of heat wave has been sounded. There is no warning of heat wave in Kolkata but the citizens should be ready to sweat it out due to the soaring humidity,” the official added. He said that the maximum temperature has remained more or less the same over the past few days in the city, but the minimum relative humidity is rising as a result of a cyclonic circulation over Bangladesh, resulting in moist Southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal to blow through Kolkata. The weather office, however, predicted rain in five districts of North Bengal immediately after the next 48 hours, particularly in Cooch Behar and Alipurduar districts. “A low-pressure belt is expected to form over the Bay of Bengal around Monday. This may push abundant moisture into the land, making conditions favourable for the formation of rain clouds. So, there may be chances of rain in the city and South Bengal districts after Monday,” the official said.last_img read more


Womens lacrosse Trio of freshmen to help the Buckeyes through weekend doubleheader

Ohio State freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez looks to score against Vermont. Credit: Courtesy of Walt Middleton – OSU AthleticsThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team has had a stellar class of young talent come in and make an immediate impact.Freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez has swept all of the Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards this season, with her third coming after her four-goal, two-assist outing against Cincinnati. But her fellow freshman, goalie Jillian Rizzo (3-0), has been just as hot from the start of the season, and just this week won her first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award.Rizzo, who had 11 saves in the Buckeyes’ previous game, has the Buckeyes at No. 2 in save percentage (.508) in the Big Ten, and is 15th nationally with 30 saves on the year. Her play has not gone unnoticed by her team, but an individual award is not something that she is focusing on.“It feels pretty cool,” Rizzo said. “I don’t really dwell on that. It’s exciting for the day and then I’m looking forward to the next game. It’s cool but it doesn’t mean that much.”Hernandez’s 16 points through the first three games have her sitting second in the Big Ten and tied for 23rd nationally in points. Seventeen of her 19 shots on the year have been on target.“She’s a great teammate,” OSU coach Alexis Venechanos said. “The upperclassmen are giving her the green light to take those shots. She’s playing fearlessly right now, she’s great.”Freshman attacker Alex Vander Molen has also been influential on the offensive end for OSU. She has started in two of three games so far and has assisted on nine goals this season, tying her for tenth in the NCAA.Two California teams make the trip to ColumbusThe Buckeyes will be hosting a weekend double-header against the Stanford Cardinal (1-3) and California Golden Bears (0-2), which will wrap up their three-game homestand. Both are teams that OSU is familiar with, having played Stanford 14 times and California 10.Each time against Stanford, OSU has been anything but phenomenal. Stanford has beaten the Scarlet and Gray four consecutive times, and the Buckeyes have won only four of their 14 total matchups against the Cardinal.“We’re always going to see something new when we play Stanford,” Venechanos said. “They’re always changing defenses, their rides have always been impressive in the past, a really unselfish team on the attack.”OSU will look to repeat a similar start to last weekend against Cincinnati by dominating the early minutes. Senior midfielder Morgan Fee could be the key to having the same success, winning seven draw controls during the game. Fee got her first start on Sunday against the Bearcats and helped the Buckeyes jump out to an early lead.“We need to figure out how to win the draw (control),” Fee said. “How to gain possession and hold possession throughout the first five minutes because during our previous games we had kind of gotten off to a rocky start.”While the Stanford Cardinal looms as more of an imminent threat to the Buckeyes, OSU squeaked out a narrow overtime victory against the Golden Bears in Berkeley, California, last season. California is currently winless on the year but they are returning eight seniors from last year’s team, including attacker Jena Fritts who led them in points (30) and assists (20) a season ago.Both games will be played at Ohio Stadium, and with Friday’s game against Stanford set for a 6 p.m. start the Buckeyes will get their first action under the stadium lights. Sunday’s game against California will start at noon. read more


Taco Tuesday to benefit LiFE Sports during Ohio State Michigan basketball game

Senior guard Aaron Craft holds up a Taco Tuesday T-shirt Feb. 10 during interviews at the Schottenstein Center. The shirts are $20 and are set to be sold in the southwest entrance of the Schottenstein Center as well as the team shop inside, and proceeds will benefit OSU LiFE Sports.Credit: Eric Seger / Sports editorThe fans who attend the college basketball showdown between No. 22 Ohio State and No. 15 Michigan Tuesday at the Schottenstein Center are set to have a chance to cheer on their teams with a belly full of tacos.Courtesy of senior guard Aaron Craft’s roommates — who run the Twitter account @CRAFTroomies — and OSU, students and fans are set to have a chance to participate in Taco Tuesday, complete with a taco stand and T-shirt sales.The shirts are slated to be sold at the southwest (student) entrance at the Schottenstein Center, as well as the team shop inside. The shirts cost $20 each, and patrons will be able to purchase three tacos for $5 at a taco stand in the southwest rotunda. The tacos are from the Schottenstein concessions and are not catered, according to an OSU athletic spokesman.All proceeds benefit OSU LiFE Sports, a program that allows underprivileged kids to participate in athletic camps on campus during the summer.Craft said Monday he and his roommates came up with the idea over winter break “to make it more than just about ourselves and make it more than just fun for us to have.”“We were trying to think of what shenanigans we are probably most known for, and it’s definitely the tacos,” Craft said. “It goes back a few years with some of the guys I’ve lived with. Hopefully doing tacos and making it a night, we can do it more than just at a basketball game.”Craft and his roommates hosted another Taco Tuesday Nov. 19, where 1,000 OSU students got the chance to ask the senior and his roommates questions, tour the basketball facilities at the Schottenstein Center and even sit at center court on the roommates’ couch and get their photo taken.Craft said he hopes for Taco Tuesday to become an annual event.“I have a baseball roommate and a golfer so, maybe at a baseball game sometime this spring and then beyond when I’m here … you can have an annual taco night or something just to continue hopefully helping the kids and everything,” Craft said.Craft said he got the idea to give the proceeds to an organization from former OSU walk-on Mark Titus, who started “Club Tril,” sold T-shirts and donated money to the nonprofit called A Kid Again.Titus’ goal as founder of “Club Tril” was to play in a college basketball game and record no statistical significance other than minutes played, thus having his box score have a number one in its first slot followed by eight zeros and look like the number one trillion.Titus and the organization continue selling T-shirts and donating today, and OSU coach Thad Matta said Monday he’s pleased to see his players reach out and give back.“I love that,” Matta said. “As I’ve always said to our players, take the opportunity you have here to make the most not only for yourself but for the people around you. I think that Aaron is definitely doing that in his time at Ohio State and I think it says a lot about him that he would do something like that. He’s an amazing kid.”Tipoff between the Buckeyes (19-5, 6-5) and Wolverines (17-6, 9-2) is set for 9 p.m. Tuesday. read more


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