Uganda Cranes defeat Cape Verde to seal AFCON 2019 Qualification

first_img Tags: patrick kaddutopUganda Cranes The Cranes team that started on Saturday (photo by FUFA Media)2019 AFCON Qualifiers-Group L Uganda 1-0 Cape Verde Mandela National Stadium, NambooleSaturday, 17-11-2018NAMBOOLE – The Uganda Cranes defeated Cape Verde 1-0 at the Mandela National Stadium to seal a spot at next year’s AFCON tournament in Cameroon.Patrick Kaddu who was set to be replaced scored the winner with 13 minutes to play and sent the East African nation into joy.How the action unfolded:The first 10 minutes of the game were cagy with neither side willing to commit numbers forward.From there, the game started picking up life and on 15 minutes, Denis Iguma threaded a through ball for Farooq Miya who turned sharply in the area but shot straight at Theirry Graca in Cape Verde’s goal and the ball went out for a corner. The resultant kick was half cleared by the visitors and Iguma tried his luck from distance but shot straight at Graca.Two minutes later, Aucho lashed onto Patrick Kaddu’s cut back but his effort was charged down by the visitors’ defence.On 24 minutes, Kaddu was brought down in the area by Carlos Rodriguez but referee-Youssef Essrayri waved play on.With 9 minutes to play in the first half, Jorge Semedo turned the Cranes defence inside out but shot tamely at Denis Onyango who collected easily.At the other end, Kaddu lashed onto a long ball down the right channel, sent in a low cross but was not connected with properly by Isaac Muleme whose effort went directly at Graca.Muleme (right) tries to beat a Cape Verde defender on SaturdayThe first yellow card of the game was shown to Hassan Wasswa for bundling Semedo over near Uganda’s penalty area. The resultant free-kick was dealt with easily by Uganda.Five minutes later, Jjuuko was also booked for a reckless challenge on Garry Mendes around the center circle.With neither side able to find the net in the first half, Esserayri sent them back into the changing rooms deadlocked at 0-0 for the mandetory rest.At the start of the second half, Cape Verde made the first substitution of the game, taking off Ryan Mendes and replacing him with Heldon Ramos.Three minutes into the last 45, Helder Tavares was booked for a challenge on Khalid Aucho as frasturation started setting in for the Blue Sharks.Two minutes later Garry Mendes made a decent run down the right and sent in a delicious low cross which was met by Nuno Rocha but the Craikiova midfielder could not direct his effort towards goal and it went out for a goal kick.The visitors made their second substitution on the hour mark, sending on Dijon Captain Julio Taveras in place of Helder Tevares.Uganda went on the offensive and missed several opportunities as Miya and Kaddu could not find the back of the net in quick succession.Kaddu (right) in action against Cape Verde on SaturdayWith 24 minutes to play, Allan Kyambadde came on for Muleme in a move that was meant to try and add more energy into the Ugandan attack.Cape Verde had a glorious opportunity to take the lead on 70 minutes when Ramos ran through on goal and his first time shot beat Onyango who had ran out of his goal to try and block the attacker, but Jjuuku cleared the ball out for a throw in before it could cross the line.The visitors were made to pay for Ramos’ miss as with 13 minutes to play, Kaddu scored the all important goal for Uganda. The KCCA FC striker rose highest to node in Walusimbi’s cross at the near post and in the process, send the crowd at Namboole into jubilation. Before scoring the goal, the former Maroons striker was about to be substituted with Edria Lubega getting ready to come on.Two minutes later, the Cranes should have doubled their lead but Kaddu could only shoot at Fernando Valera after Graca had fumbled Miya’s tame effort moments earlier.Sensing they may be headed for a loss, Cape Verde made their final substitution, sending on striker Nuno Joia in place of Rocha.Despite the all-out attacking approach, the Blue Sharks could not find the all elusive equalizer as Uganda held on to win the game 1-0.The victory take Uganda to 13 points after 5 games and with second placed Tanzania on 5 points, the Cranes now seal qualification to AFCON 2019 in Cameroon.Uganda will play Tanzania in their last game of the qualifiers early next year.The team that started against Cape Verde:Denis Onyango, Nicholas Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Murushid Jjuuko, Hassan Wasswa, Denis Iguma, Moses Waiswa, Khalid Aucho, Farooq Miya, Isaac Muleme, Patrick Kaduu.Comments last_img read more

Ohio Soybean Association names Pat Tiberi Legislator Of The Year

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) has announced that Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) has been named one of two Legislators of the Year in recognition of his tireless work on Trade Promotion Authority.“TPA is a priority for OSA and Ohio soybean farmers,” said Adam Graham, OSA president and soybean farmer from Logan County. “We thank Congressman Tiberi for his dedication to seeing TPA through, as well as his continued support for farmers and Ohio’s number one industry, agriculture.”Congressman Tiberi has represented Ohio’s 12th congressional district since 2001 and serves on the House Ways and Means Committee.“Ohio soybean farmers rely on free trade to expand exports and reach customers in new markets,” said Congressman Tiberi. “It is vitally important that our trade agreements work for them. That is why TPA was so important to pass — to ensure we get the best trade agreements possible so Ohioans can keep their farms open and running. I’m honored to receive this award, and I thank the Ohio Soybean Association for their work on behalf of our entire state.”Legislative passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement remains a high priority for the American Soybean Association and OSA. As the former chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, Congressman Tiberi continues to provide the leadership needed to ensure this agreement works for Ohio farmers to promote free trade, protect workers and create jobs.last_img read more

Without Technical Assistance, Policy Efforts Fall Flat

first_imgFrom guest blogger Alison Corwin, New EcologyWe at New Ecology are very excited to be involved with the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) as our mission is to promote development solutions that deliver positive economic, environmental, and social returns. The NSP program recognizes the importance of promoting development that protects environmental quality and eliminates pollution and waste, provides direct, meaningful economic opportunities for communities, and builds civic capacity to ensure a healthy future.By implementing greening strategies in the rehabilitation of existing affordable housing stock, there is great potential not only to reduce energy and water use, making it more sustainable from an environmental standpoint, but to develop a meaningful economic opportunity as well. The energy and water savings reduce operating costs in the long term, helping to ensure the housing remains affordable in the future.New Ecology NSP experience: training is criticalOur experience with NSP Technical Assistance tasks thus far has spanned a broad spectrum, from working with design teams on project specifications and plans to larger policy initiatives; these requests reflect the diverse nature of assistance desired by NSP grantees.One project in particular further enforced the idea that training is a critical function of successful policy implementation. The task was to revise a previous policy written on a county level for rehab projects needing to meet the greening standards for NSP. What we found was that the existing policy had included items unrelated to greening — for example, accessibility, fire protection, marketability, and so on — which made for a cumbersome set of guidelines.New Ecology recommendation: targeted policies for single-family and multifamily housingWe determined that the most effective approach was to write a policy that focused solely on greening and specifically on single-family homes as they comprise the current majority of housing stock receiving NSP funding. However, we recommended that a separate multifamily standard be written to account for the nuances for that particular type of building.While the final policy requires action that will create energy and water efficient, healthy and durable homes, we have found that the reality is without proper education and training for local architects, builders and contractors related to the criteria set forth, implementation of greening policies will likely have mixed success.It is critical that the NSP grantees seek technical assistance to support the provision of training around new policies if we are to truly implement greening on a level that will have widespread impact.last_img read more

UPSC exam to be held as per schedule on Aug 24: Govt

first_imgCivil services aspirants are agitating against more weightage given to English in the exam.The civil services examination will be held as per schedule on August 24, the Indian government declared on Thursday in Parliament, while saying that consultations will be held with various parties and stakeholders on the matter after the current session.”As for this year, there is no scope for postponement of (UPSC preliminary) examination,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said as opposition created uproar in Rajya Sabha demanding an all-party meeting immediately.Civil services aspirants are agitating against more weightage given to English in the exam.Naidu said the UPSC issue requires “deep” study and discussion with political parties and other stakeholders as there are both sides of the argument about the CSAT in UPSC.”…after the session, government is ready to discuss it with all” to reach a consensus, he said, adding the government has taken a correct decision in this regard and minds of students should not be disturbed.As members insisted for all-party meeting before August 24, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Prakash Javadekar said there is already a view among many members that it will not be possible to find a solution to the issue immediately.”An all-party meeting has to take place to discuss wider reforms. We will inform about the date later on,” he said.Earlier, government had announced marks of English will not be included for gradation or merit in UPSC exam.As soon as the House met for the day, opposition parties including SP and BSP raised the issue and demanded that government should immediately call an all-party meeting to resolve the matter as it affects lakhs of students.advertisementIn the Lok Sabha, AIADMK leader M Thambidurai made a strong plea that the UPSC exam should be conducted in all regional languages to provide level-playing field to students from all over the country.last_img read more

8 days agoArsenal youngster Maitland-Niles: I’ve learnt plenty from Ljungberg

first_imgArsenal youngster Maitland-Niles: I’ve learnt plenty from Ljungbergby Freddie Taylor8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles has praised Freddie Ljungberg for helping improve his game.The former Gunners winger was promoted from U23 boss to assistant first-team coach this season.”There’s quite a few things [I have learnt from Ljungberg] really,” he said. “He knows me as a winger, so attacking-wise he’s helped my game a lot. Defensively, I go to someone else to help me because they’re two different styles that I have to play.”Him personally, he’s pulled me to the side a lot and has shown me different techniques and ways of beating players, ways of crossing the ball and shooting.”It’s helping me and I’m happy to have him around because he’s such a big figure in the team.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Report: 4-Star PF Noah Dickerson Has Asked Florida For A Release From His Letter Of Intent

first_imgNew Florida basketball coach Mike White inherits a Florida program that has been very strong over the last few decades, but he has some work to do to lock down the 2015 recruiting class built by Billy Donovan. Four star Noah Dickerson of Monteverde Academy had been one of the cornerstones of the Gators’ class, but according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, he is looking to reevaluate his college options with Donovan out of the picture.Florida signee Noah Dickerson told ESPN he has asked for his release.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 13, 2015Dickerson committed to Florida back in August, and has offers from Connecticut, Georgetown, LSU, N.C. State, Ohio State, Virginia, and numerous other programs, including much of the SEC. It should be noted that last night, he retweeted a message in support of White getting verified on Twitter.dickersonwhiteRTMaybe Florida still has a chance to finish with Dickerson’s commitment. Either way, he is well within his right to want to reevaluate things after the departure of the coach that he had committed to. We should find out where he will end up fairly soon.last_img read more

Trump Administration Sanctions 20 North Korean Ships

first_imgzoom In a latest wave of measures aimed at disrupting North Korea’s “illicit funding of its unlawful nuclear and ballistic missile programs”, the United States has imposed sanctions on 20 vessels, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said on Tuesday.The sanctions also target third-country persons with long-standing commercial ties to North Korea, as well as the transportation networks that facilitate North Korea’s revenue generation and operations, the statement from the Treasury said.Specifically, OFAC designated six North Korean shipping and trading companies and blocked 20 of their vessels, all of which are DPRK-flagged.These include:Korea Rungrado Shipping Company and its vessels Pu Hung 1, Rung Ra Do, and Yang Gak Do;Korea Rungrado Ryongak Trading and its vessels Rung Ra 1 and Rung Ra 2;Yusong Shipping Company and its vessels Won San 2, Za Ryok 2, 7-28, Yu Song 12, and Yu Song 7;Dawn Marine Management Co. Ltd and its vessels Jang Gyong, Kum Song 3, Kum Song 5, Kum Song 7, and Kum Un San 3;Korea Daebong Shipping Company and its vessel Rak Rang; andKorea Kumbyol Trading Company and its vessels Kang Song 1, Ku Bong Ryong, So Baek San, and Rye SONG Gang 1.As disclosed by OFAC, North Korea is known to employ deceptive shipping practices, including ship-to-ship transfers, a practice prohibited by United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2375 of September 11, 2017.The Treasury Office released images, which are said to be taken on October 19, 2017, depicting a reported recent attempt by Korea Kumbyol Trading Company’s vessel Rye Song Gang 1 to conduct a ship-to-ship transfer, possibly of oil, in an effort to evade sanctions. “These designations include companies that have engaged in trade with North Korea cumulatively worth hundreds of millions of dollars. We are also sanctioning the shipping and transportation companies, and their vessels, that facilitate North Korea’s trade and its deceptive maneuvers,” Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said.As part of the sanctions, Chinese trading companies Dandong Kehua Economy & Trade Co., Ltd., Dandong Xianghe Trading Co., Ltd., and Dandong Hongda Trade Co. Ltd. were designated for exporting around USD 650 million worth of goods to North Korea. Sun Sidong and his company, Dandong Dongyuan Industrial Co were also sanctioned as well as Korea South-South Cooperation Corporation for the exportation of workers from North Korea.The latest sanctions come on the heels of the global port ban imposed by the United Nations Security Council on four ships due to their violation of sanctions against North Korea.The said ships are Petrel 8, Hao Fan 6, Tong San 2 and Jie Shun, which have been designated pursuant to paragraph 6 of the Resolution 2375.last_img read more

Football 2017 Threestar wide receiver Elijah Gardiner commits to Ohio State

Ohio State added its 20th member of the 2017 recruiting class with the commitment from three-star wide receiver Elijah Gardiner. He joins four-star Trevon Grimes and four-star Jaylen Harris as the wide receiver commits in OSU’s 2017 class.Gardiner, who hails from Kemp, Texas, visited Columbus this weekend on an official visit and received an offer from OSU. He was committed to Missouri until he flipped to the Buckeyes on Monday. The 6-foot-5, 185-pound Gardiner will be one of OSU’s tallest receivers on the roster in 2017.National Signing Day is on Wednesday.Thanks to all the schools that have recruited me but my family and I have decided to further my career at The Ohio State University. pic.twitter.com/ZHhSS9asOd— Ellijah (@ellijahgardiner) January 30, 2017

Alexis Franklin excelling despite devastating injury for Ohio State womens track

Then-freshman hurdler and sprinter Alexis Franklin clears the hurdle during the Big Ten Championship May 12 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.Courtesy of OSU AthleticsAs the outdoor track season enters the third week of competition, the Ohio State women’s team relies on the strong performance of underclassmen to help motivate and improve the overall team morale.The women’s squad contains a group of student-athletes with strengths across the board, ranging from freshmen all the way up to seniors. Despite this, coach Karen Dennis said the strong work and performance from the underclassmen motivates the entire team to be better.“When they can come in and give us an immediate impact, that makes everyone better,” Dennis said. “As long as we can keep (the underclassmen) improving and add the strength and experience of our juniors and seniors, that is really going to make the whole team just that much better team.”An underclassman who has specifically shown a strong performance is sophomore hurdler and sprinter Alexis Franklin. Franklin was named the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Freshman of the Year, but rolled her ankle during the first meet of the indoor season, the Buckeye Classic at the French Field House in January.“It was devastating,” Franklin said of her injury. “It killed me to see everyone out there running, when I wanted to be out there running with them.”Franklin said having to sit out all indoor season was really hard because she is not one to “sit back on the sidelines.”“This is the sport that I love, so it was really hard to just be a spectator versus a competitor,” Franklin said.However, it motivated her to work hard during her rehab and get healthy again so she could come back strong and ready to run come outdoor season.And that she did.In her debut of the outdoor season at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, she took second in the 400-meter hurdles, snagging a time of 59.40 seconds. The following week at the LSU Battle on the Bayou, Franklin came in first in the 400-meter hurdles finishing second in the long hurdle with a time of 58.65 seconds.“I am so happy to have her back,” Dennis said. “She is such an amazing athlete. We really missed her contributions indoors, but look forward to it outdoors.”Franklin said she could not be happier to be back running with her teammates. When she was on the sidelines, one of the hardest parts of the injury was not being able to help the team.“I love being a part of a group of women that puts in the hard work to be the championship team that we are,” Franklin said. “(Being an underclassman) gives me more time to get better each year, (staying) hungry for winning anything that I can.”Another strong underclassman is freshman sprinter Aaliyah Barnes. The native of the two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin’s alma mater, Eastmoor Academy, said she was reluctant at first to come to OSU, although her family members are huge Buckeye fans and encouraged her to lean toward OSU. She joked that during her other college visits, her mom would wear OSU spirit wear spanning from an OSU jacket, all the way down to her tennis shoes.Barnes said she’s grateful that she was swayed by her family’s love for OSU.“Some schools, it’s just track. You are only there for one thing, to run,” Barnes said. “But our coach is more of a family-type person, it’s more than just a team.”Barnes said the most encouraging aspect of the coaching staff is how the coaches want to see each athlete grow as women and not just as track athletes.“Having a team and running for someone else, not just yourself, makes me want to do better,” Barnes said.Dennis said she doesn’t place a ton of expectations on the incoming freshman, but was impressed by the nature of Barnes’ character and drive to be a great competitor.“(It’s) a rare quality for a freshman to come in with no sense of fear and just be excited to race every weekend and excited to be in practice every day,” Dennis said. “She just appreciates everyday wearing the scarlet and gray.”Barnes cruised to first place in the 400-meter dash in the last meet at the LSU Battle on the Bayou April 5 with a time of 53.58 seconds. She, like Franklin, has made an impressive debut to the outdoor season.“My goal is for (everyone) to know who I am by the end of the year,” Barnes said.The women’s team is off this weekend, but is set to return to action at home in the Jesse Owens Classic April 18. read more

Coleman will be hurt for Everton snub

first_imgAccording to former Irish footballer Richard Dunne, Seamus Coleman will be deeply hurt after being dropped from the Everton side.Seamus Coleman was not selected to play in Everton’s last match.And according to former Irish footballer Richard Dunne, this will hurt the player tremendously.“Seamus Coleman is not used to being dropped, for club or country, so the fact that he was left out of the Everton side for their last game will hurt,” Dunne wrote on The Independent.“But Seamus won’t panic and he won’t throw a strop looking for a move. He will do what he has always done and work hard to get back to where he was.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It’s tough for Seamus as when a team are going through a bad spell, such as Everton are at the moment; the manager does not want the spotlight to be on him so he makes changes to the team,” he commented.“The boss will usually look for a response, maybe find a lucky starting XI from the changes he’s made to get him that result he needs to ease the pressure.”“Seamus has been around long enough to understand all of this and that it’s part of the professional game,” Dunne explained.“He was out of the side for the last game away to Leicester but he could well be back in for their FA cup tie at home to Lincoln City tomorrow. He has to stay patient.”last_img read more