FUFA issues statement on Micho

first_imgFILE PHOTO. Micho and FUFA officials name Cranes team for AFCON action.Soccer governing body FUFA has admitted it owes national coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic money in unpaid salaries but are committed to ensuring all his arrears are cleared. FUFA said it “shares his frustrations over the delay.”They explained that “during the costly AFCON 2017 qualification campaign, FUFA prioritized all the meager resources at its disposal to facilitate requirements for the success of the team.”Micho has in the past three days complained on social media about delayed payment. Tweets about @michocoachShare on: WhatsApp FULL FUFA STATEMENT:The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) would like to respond to reports about the Uganda Cranes head coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s unpaid dues by stating the following: FUFA greatly appreciates and recognises the immense contribution and extra efforts of our national team coach in helping Uganda qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 38 years. FUFA indeed owes Milutin Sredojevic unpaid salaries and shares his frustrations over the delay.During the costly AFCON 2017 qualification campaign, FUFA prioritised all the meagre resources at its disposal to facilitate requirements for the success of the team and campaign.In preparation for the final group D but key match against Comoros, over the last 2 months alone, coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has been paid three times and received all his bonus and allowances entitlements  for the AFCON 2017 campaign just like the rest of the team members.FUFA is committed to ensuring all his salary arrears are cleared and we are confident this will be handled.Coach Micho’s unpaid dues are currently FUFA’s number one priority and the federation is doing everything in its means to raise the funds needed to clear the outstanding amount.Finally, details of the ongoing contract between FUFA and Cranes coach remain confidential.It is our Game, It is Our Country. He led Uganda Cranes to their first qualification to the African Nations Cup finals since 1978, when they beat Comoros on Sunday.last_img read more

Loss of key players too much to overcome for LVR, Junior Girls finish fourth

first_imgLVR opened the tournament with a hard-fought 50-47 win over J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks.Arabia led the Bombers with 20 points while Avery Kushner added 15.Saturday afternoon outlasted a pesky Rossland Royals team 51-48.The Arabia/ Kushner tandem led LVR in scoring with 22 and 15 points, respectively.The Junior Bombers host J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Hangar.Jr. Bombers finish fourth in Girl’s tourneyThe LVR Junior Bombers took it on the chin to finish fourth in the Junior Girl’s part of the weekend tourney at the Hangar.LVR lost 40-10 to Crowe Hawks, 43-11 to Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and 38-12 to Stanley Humphries Rockers.Against Crowe Claire Young was team MVP with Annie Dergousoff leading the way with six points.Danielle Zak scored five against Kimberley and was named game MVP for the Junior Bombers while Alex Dehnel was MVP and Christina Champlin top scorer with four points against Stanley Humphries.sports@thenelsondaily.com The L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers found what it’s like to hit the ground from a high height after the Golden Eagles pounded the host club 79-21 at the Bomber Jr. Boy’s High School Basketball Tournament Saturday at the Hangar.Granted the Bombers were missing most of its starting lineup due to a school exchange trip to Quebec.“We were missing most of our guards and that was an area I thought we could exploit (Golden),” Junior Bomber coach Steve Montgomery said following Saturday’s first loss of the season.“But we get to see Golden again (later this month at a tournament) and I know the boy’s will be ready.”Two of the players missing during the weekend included guard Ethan Perkins and 6’3” Tobin Eberle.Without the starters the Bombers, undefeated entering the game, were no match for the bigger and more skilled Eagles.The Eagles toyed with LVR for the most part before the Bombers put on a bit of a run in the final quarter to make the score a little respectable.Grayson Arabia led LVR with eight points.last_img read more

Nelson’s Megale wins gold at Provincial Series Boardercross

first_imgRiders from BC, Alberta and Yukon competed for two days at Big White on sunny and icy conditions for a chance to qualify for the national finals coming up in April.BC Snowboard Association (BC Snowboard) is a non-profit society incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia and is recognized by the Canadian Snowboard Federation (Canada~Snowboard) as the official provincial sports organization responsible for snowboarding within BC. Finnegan Megale of Nelson captured the gold medal in the men’s under-13 division at the Provincial Series Boardercross event this past weekend at Kelowna’s Big White Ski Hill.Megale, riding for the Ripping Giraffe Boardshop team, edged out Xander Appels of the Kelowna Big White Freestyle team and Daniel Loban of Lake Country for the top prize.last_img read more

Robinson: JC have what it takes

first_imgJamaica College’s captain, Oquin Robinson, says the more mature team will walk away with the Manning Cup prize, when they square off against Wolmer’s Boys in the final at the National Stadium this evening.In a team of accomplished schoolboy footballers, Robinson was chosen to lead the group and so far he has led with distinction. The team’s only defeat this season came in the Super Cup at the hands of Clarendon College, so he believes his leadership has been vital to the team and that it will be very important when they play the deciding game.”I am really important because we have a lot of leaders in this team, players in the national team, players in the Premier League, players from the daCosta Cup and players who have played in this competition before. So my responsibility has been really great. I have to make sure they are motivated, determined and focused on what is at hand,” he said.The central midfielder believes the more experienced team will take the title and he argued that he and his team fit the bill more than their opponent.”It’s going to be a very important game but as the name states, Manning Cup. So it’s the ‘manliest’ team that will win and we have the maturity and confidence,” he said.- L. S.last_img read more

Springer’s HR in 11th gives Astros 7-6 win, ties Series 1-1

first_imgHouston Astros’ George Springer celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the 11th inning of Game 2 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LOS ANGELES, California—George Springer screamed with joy as he circled the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the 11th inning.Would it be enough? Was this the final plot twist on one of the wildest nights in postseason history?ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ “All of a sudden, two runs seemed like it was the Grand Canyon,” he said. “I was just trying to remind these guys two runs is nothing.”Bregman’s RBI single in the third gave Houston its first lead of the Series, a hit that might have turned into a three-run, inside-the-park homer had the ball not caromed off the bill of Taylor’s cap directly to left fielder Joc Pederson.Los Angeles had just two hits through seven innings but led 3-1 behind Pederson’s fifth-inning solo homer and Seager’s tiebreaking, two-run drive in the sixth against Verlander. It was Pederson’s first home run since July 26.Jansen entered with a 3-1 lead trying for his first six-out save in a year after Bregman doubled leading off the eighth against Brandon Morrow, a ball that ticked off the glove of a diving Puig in the right-field corner. Furious that he didn’t make what would have been a sensational catch, Puig slammed his mitt to the ground.Correa’s RBI single off Jansen ended a record 28-inning postseason scoreless streak by the Dodgers’ bullpen.Gonzalez, choking up on the bat, seemed an unlikely candidate for a tying homer. He had not driven in a run in his 45 plate appearances since Houston’s playoff opener, and the blown save was just the second for Jansen this year. The Dodgers had been 98-0 in 2017 when leading after eight innings, including the postseason.“I didn’t make my pitch,” Jansen said. “You can’t beat yourself up about that.”As the slanting sun illuminated the green hills of Elysian Park behind center field and the ochre-tinted San Gabriel Mountains beyond, retired Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully took the mound for the ceremonial first pitch . The 89-year-old, who left the booth in 2016 after his 67th season, charmed the crowd when he began “somewhere up in heaven, Duke Snider, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Gil Hodges are laughing their heads off” at his presence on the mound. He feigned an arm injury and turned the ritual over to Fernando Valenzuela, who helped the Dodgers win their 1981 title.The game-time temperature was 93 degrees—down 10 degrees from the opener. Celebrities in the sellout crowd of 54,293 included golfers Tiger Woods and Fred Couples, and former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.Houston improved to 10-0 in nine starts and one relief appearance by Verlander, the 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner obtained in a trade from Detroit at the Aug. 31 deadline to be eligible for the Astros’ postseason roster. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa hit consecutive home runsagainst Josh Fields in the 10th to build a 5-3 Astros lead, with Correa flipping his bat to celebrate.But there was more. Much, much more.“This is an instant classic and to be part of it is pretty special,” Astros starter Justin Verlander said.Puig homered off Ken Giles starting the bottom of the 10th and Enrique Hernandez knotted the score 5-5 with a two-out RBI single .Devenski entered and, with Hernandez at second, made a wild pickoff throw that appeared headed toward left-center field before it struck second base umpire Laz Diaz. An incredulous Hernandez put both hands on his helmet, unable to advance, and was stranded when Chris Taylor flied out.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We were pretty unlucky at the beginning of the game when Taylor dove in center field and (the ball) hit him in the face or head,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “I felt like the baseball gods were returning the favor, by having an umpire standing in the way there.”Cameron Maybin, who had entered in the 10th, singled leading off the 11th against losing pitcher Brandon McCarthy, a surprise addition to the Dodgers’ World Series roster who was pitching for the first time since Oct. 1. Maybin stole second and Springer hit a drive to right-center for a 7-5 lead, just the third 11th-inning home run in the Series after shots by Kirby Puckett in 1991 and David Freese in 2011.Springer, an All-Star leadoff man, broke out of his slump with three hits and a walk after going 0 for 4 with four strikeouts in the Series opener Tuesday. His decisive drive made the Astros the first team to hit three extra-inning home runs in a postseason game.Devenski retired Corey Seager and Justin Turner on lineouts in the bottom half. Puig checked his swing on a 2-2 pitch — the Astros jumped when first base umpire Gerry Davis signaled no swing—and Puig fouled off two more. Devenski threw his fifth straight changeup, and Puig swung over it as the Astros ran onto the field to celebrate after finally closing out a back-and-forth game that lasted 4 hours, 19 minutes.“It was an emotional roller coaster,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who removed starter Rich Hill after he threw only 60 pitches in four solid innings and struck out seven.After another steamy night in a Santa Ana heat wave, the series shifts to Texas and resumes Friday night at Houston’s Minute Maid Park, where the retractable roof has not been open for a game since June 9. Lance McCullers Jr. starts for the Astros and Yu Darvish for the Dodgers, who acquired him from Texas at the July 31 trade deadline.Houston is 2-5 on the road in the postseason but 6-0 at home, where the Astros have outscored the Red Sox and Yankees by a combined 31-7.“We didn’t expect these guys to lay down. It’s a very good ballclub over there,” Roberts said. “We’ll be ready to go.”Before Gonzalez’s home run, the Dodgers had an 85 percent chance of winning, according to Fangraphs. After Correa’s long ball, the Astros were a 93 percent favorite.Verlander, wearing an undershirt, entered the dugout at one point and screamed at his teammates that the game was not over. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Afterward, players were exhausted.“When that last out is made, you finally breathe,” Springer said. “That’s an emotional high—emotional high to low to high again. But that’s why we play the game. And that’s the craziest game that I’ve ever played in. And it’s only Game 2.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Tensions creeping in at PSG as questions asked of two stars Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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The Astros outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 in a Hollywood thriller Wednesday to tie the Series at one game apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Wasn’t that the best game ever!?” Alex Bregman proclaimed to no one in particular in the Astros clubhouse.On a night of dramatic swings and a World Series-record eight home runs, Marwin Gonzalez stunned the Dodger Stadium crowd with a solo shot off dominant Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen on an 0-2 pitch in the ninth that made it 3-all. View commentslast_img read more

Convicted Drug Smuggler Transferred to Ugandan Jail

first_imgShirat Nelwadda, a 24-year-old Ugandan woman accused of smuggling drugs into Liberia, will shortly be flown back to her home country, where she is expected to serve her four-year sentence.She was sentenced to four years of imprisonment on Monday, April 14, by Judge Blamo Dixon of Criminal Court ‘C’ at the Temple of Justice, after he confirmed and affirmed a unanimous guilty verdict brought down against her by the trial’s jury on April 7.Nelwadda was charged with multiple crimes; ranging from unlawful possession, trafficking and distribution of 1.2 kilograms of narcotic drugs valued at US$30,000 by the government, a charge she denies.Announcing her sentence on Monday, Judge Dixon said, “It is the candid opinion of Criminal Court ‘C’ for Montserrado County, the Republic of Liberia, that the unanimous guilty verdict of the trial jury brought down against defendant Shirat Nelwadda for the alleged commission of the crime of unlawful possession, trafficking and distribution of narcotic drugs is hereby confirmed and affirmed.”He further declared, “She is hereby adjudged guilty of the said crime, and further sentenced to imprisonment for a period of four consecutive years with immediate effect,” adding, “The defendant is hereby ordered to be deported from Republic of Liberia through diplomatic channels for her to serve her sentence in the Republic of Uganda.”He quoted the law by saying, “Any person who sells narcotic drugs without the written prescription of a physician, dentist; or veterinarian, except as otherwise provided by the provisions, shall be guilty of felony of the first 1trse454 degree.”He continued: “It shall be unlawful for any person to possess or have under his control any narcotic drugs except as authorized by Title 33, Chapter 41, Section 41.23, Sub-section 1 and 2, Section 41.24 Sub-section 1 of the Public Health Law of the Republic of Liberia.”Before Nelwadda was sentenced, her lawyers during the entire case pleaded with the court to have her sent back to her country, Uganda, which they said would make it easier for her family to have access to her.She was arrested on November 30, after she left Kampala, the capital city of Uganda and arrived at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) through Kenya Airways Flight number 508.It was during security checking at the RIA that a parcel believed to contain the 1.2 kilograms of narcotics valued at US$30,000 was found in her travelling bag.It was taken to the headquarters of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and tested, apparently in her absence.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2 construction workers injured in fall from 3-storey building

first_img─ at Vreed-en-HoopTwenty-year-old Safraz Mkeed is now a patient at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), while his colleague, identified only as Timothy, was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) to receive attention for the more severe injuries he sustained when they both came in contact with a high voltage electric cable at a construction site in Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara on Sunday, and were thrown off the 3-storey building they were working on.Eyewitness reports detail that the incident occurred at around 10:30hrs, while a number of men were working on constructing a shopping mall located next to the Republic Bank branch (RBL) at Stelling Road, Vreed-en-Hoop, WCD.This publication understands that the duo were at the time working around the edge of the upper flat of the building when Mkeed stumbled on high voltage cables attached to a nearby Guyana Power & Light (GPL) electricity pole and was thrown against his colleague at the edge of the building. The impact caused Timothy to lose balance, and both men went tumbling from the 3rd flood.Injured: Safraz MkeedThe three-storey building at Vreed-en-Hoop from which the two construction workers fellMkeed somehow managed to land on the 2nd flood, but Timothy tumbled all the way to the ground.The two construction workers were instantly rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital in a bus being operated by the RBL. There it was determined that Mkeed had sustained a minor laceration to his head and several electric burns about his body. His colleague Timothy, however, sustained a broken arm, fractured ribs, and other injuries.Mkeed remains under observation at the WCD medical institution, while Timothy has been transferred to the GPHC in light of the severity of his condition.When the Guyana Times visited the scene of the accident on Sunday, the workers had already been sent away. Nevertheless, this newspaper managed to speak to Mkeed while he was receiving treatment. He detailed that he had been labouring at the site for about 6 months, and that the incomplete structure is intended to house a business establishment.Meanwhile, ranks of the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station have said that a formal report is yet to be made to them concerning the incident, despite the outpost being 2 doors away from where the incident had occurred. In fact, the officers on duty pointed out that they were at the time housing a prisoner and were unable to leave him unattended to rush to the scene.As such, it is uncertain whether a police investigation has been launched. (Ashraf Dabie)last_img read more

Kings will get off to jolly good start for ’07-08

first_imgIs it possible that the Kings might have an audience with the queen this fall? Team sources said Monday that the Kings will play the first two games of the 2007-08 season in London, likely against the Ducks. The trip would mark the NHL’s first venture into Europe. Anschutz Entertainment Group, the Kings’ parent company, is redeveloping an arena in London that is scheduled to open in July, and AEG’s international reach in the sporting world is well known. In addition to its well-documented import of David Beckham to the Galaxy, AEG also controls five professional hockey teams in Europe and a share of a soccer team in Sweden. Historically, hockey hasn’t made much of an impact in England. The country did not qualify for the Olympic men’s tournament although Great Britain does have a 10-team professional league that includes teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. One published report indicated the Kings’ potential partner in the London venture could be the Ducks, who played two games in Tokyo against the Vancouver Canucks at the start of the 1997-98 season. San Jose and Calgary played the next year in Tokyo, but international NHL games have not been played since. The NBA has been perhaps the most proactive about promoting its sport internationally, most recently when the Clippers conducted their training camp in Moscow before this season. The weariness of international travel has been cited as one reason the Clippers have struggled this season, but it’s likely that the Kings would have at least a week of rest before they resumed their season. – Rich Hammond Details are still scarce and no official announcement has been made. The tentative plan is for the Kings to split their training-camp time between Los Angeles and London, open the season overseas, travel back and have a bit of a rest period before playing games on the East Coast. The travel could cause some concern for the Kings. In recent years, several professional teams have traveled overseas for games or training camps and have complained of a rough adjustment period. But the league would like to expand its international fan base, and the Kings are an obvious choice. center_img Also: Phoenix traded leading scorer Ladislav Nagy to Dallas for left wing Mathias Tjarnqvist and a 2007 first-round draft pick. Nagy has eight goals and 33 assists. … Ottawa goalie Ray Emery was suspended three games by the NHL for slashing Montreal forward Maxim Lapierre. … Enforcer Donald Brashear signed a one-year, $1.1 million extension with Washington, which also lost goaltender Olaf Kolzig for at least three weeks after he hurt his knee during practice. … Philadelphia right wing Sami Kapanen signed a two-year extension through the 2008-09 season. 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

Community Development Institute opens their door with Open House

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Residents of Fort St. John are invited to an open house with the Community Development Institute (CDI).The CDI is seeking input from the community on improving the quality of life as well as growing and diversifying the economy with their Open House on September 18th to the 21st from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm at the North Peace Cultural Centre.Meeting with industry, businesses, community and non-profit groups, residents, and First Nations for the past six months, the CDI team has gathered input to create a Social Development Framework and an Economic Development Framework for Fort St. John.- Advertisement -The Energizing Our Future Open House will be an interactive event that presents the key themes from all of the information gathered and the CDI seeks feedback.Working out of the City of Fort St. John’s Passive House, the CDI has launched two programs, The Forge and the Leaders Lab which bring people together to exchange information, spark innovation, and ignite change for the community and economic development.The CDI at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) was established in 2004 with a broad mandate in the areas of community, regional, and economic development. Working with multiple levels of government, Aboriginal communities, industry, business, and community organizations, the CDI is known and respected as a neutral facilitator and advisor for community transformation.Advertisementlast_img read more

LIFE’S A BEACH – BUT NOT WHEN YOU BREAK THE WORLD SAND-CASTLE BUILDING RECORD

first_imgA Donegal seaside village has smashed the world sand-castle building record.The residents of Dunfanaghy had to make more than 683 castles in just one hour at Killahoey beach on Saturday afternoon last.But the bucket-busting Donegal sandcastle builders demolished the record by constructing a staggering 1,939 castles in the hour. Organiser Sian McCann said the group must now send a video to the Guinness Book of World Records and hope to get the official record in two months time.“We had a brilliant day and the sun shone down on us which made it just perfect.“We must have had more than 400 volunteers taking part including kids from the playschool, the five local national schools, as well as people from the boxing club, the soccer club, the badminton club, the Irish dancing club and many more.“It will take a few weeks to get official confirmation and we have to send them a video of the day but we’re confident we have done it,” she said. Sian said she was also hoping to individual certificates for all those who took part in the world-record attempt. LIFE’S A BEACH – BUT NOT WHEN YOU BREAK THE WORLD SAND-CASTLE BUILDING RECORD was last modified: September 17th, 2012 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)last_img read more