Acholi province demands UGX 32m from FUFA

first_imgPart of the money will also be used to facilitate team officials and also for organizing the third edition of the FUFA Drum.But Rogers Byamukama, the FUFA Drum chairperson called for calm, arguing that the money will be disbursed before the third edition of FUFA Drum which is yet to be communicated.*****URNShare on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO; Acholi Province clinched the 2019 FUFA DRUM tournamentKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Acholi province is demanding for 32 million shillings from the Federation for Uganda Football Association- FUFA.The money was one of the prizes that the region won after emerging champions of the second edition of the FUFA Drum in December 2019. Acholi province defeated Bukedi province in a penalty shootout during the finals played at Akii Bua memorial stadium in Lira town.However, Bernard Loum the Acholi province chairperson says that they have not received the money six months after winning the trophy.Loum noted that Acholi province leaders have several times engaged FUFA officials to claim their reward but in vain.He appealed to FUFA to disburse the money which he said would be given to the Acholi province players especially who are in deer need of financial assistance.Recently, the Acholi province players through their captain Denis Okot accused the team leaders of ignoring them at a time when they are in most need of help because of the covid-19 lockdown.last_img read more

Two Palm Beach County deputies test positive for the coronavirus

first_imgA spokesperson for the Palm Beach Sheriffs Office is reporting that two of it’s deputies have tested positive for the coronavirus.The development was relayed to the media Tuesday afternoon though it is unclear when the deputies became ill or how they contracted the virus.Anyone who had contact with the two deputies including medical staff and fellow employees, have been tested and have been asked to self-quarantine.A third deputy has also been hospitalized and is now awaiting the results.Those who have come into contact with them have been asked to self-quarantine but have not been tested.This is a developing story.last_img read more

Olympia Area High School State Sports Playoff Schedule

first_imgFacebook15Tweet0Pin0 Class 4A volleyball tournament (all games at either Timberline High School or St. Martins University)Olympia High School vs. Wenatchee High School @ 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9Class 3A volleyball tournament (all games at either Timberline High School or St. Martins University)Timberline High School vs. Southridge High School @ 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9North Thurston High School vs. Shorewood High School @ 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9Class 2A Volleyball tournament (all games at either Pierce College or Lakes High School)Capital High School vs. West Valley High School @ 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9Tumwater High School vs. East Valley High School @ 2:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9Class 2A-4A swimming and diving championships Friday Nov. 9, through Saturday, Nov. 10 @ King County Aquatic CenterAthletes from Capital High School, North Thurston High School, Tumwater High School and Olympia High School will be representedClass 2A Football State TournamentCapital High School vs Lakewood High School at Goddard Stadium, Everett on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 pmSteilacoom High School vs Tumwater High School at Tumwater on Friday, November 9 at 7:00 pmClass 3A Football State TournamentNorth Thurston High School vs Kennewick High School at Kennewick on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 4:00 pmTimberline vs Marysville-Pilichuck High School at South Sound Stadium in Lacey on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 pmlast_img read more

Trail native Craig Cunningham talks about getting a second chance at life

first_img It feels good, any time you can get some extra support and some extra help from other people, it makes a big difference. It’s nice to know that people are reaching out to try and help you through tough times. Cunningham, on the wide-range of support from the hockey community: Thanks to a top cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Zain Khalpey, and Dr. George Haloftis, a physician at St. Mary’s Hospital as well as other doctors, the Trail Minor Hockey product was able to speak today following an almost unbelievable turn of events as documented in the Arizona Daily Star. I don’t remember anything from that whole day, actually. The last thing I remember is playing the weekend before. I want to thank everyone, from the fire department to our trainers to the doctors at St. Mary’s, the doctors at Banner, to every single nurse that has helped me so far. If I could actually use some names; from St. Mary’s, Dr. George and Dr. Reza, and from Banner Hospital, Dr. Khalpey, Dr. Hughes, and Dr. Yankis, without those five people, our trainer Deven, and the fire department, I don’t think I’d be here today, so thank you. Cunningham, on the support and response from the Tucson community: It means a lot obviously, she was down here watching me when it happened, so she’s been here since day one. My whole life, she’s been the backbone of our whole family, and nothing’s changed now, she’s still there for me every day, and I couldn’t be any more thankful. Cunningham, on if he remembers anything from the night of the incident: General Manager Doug Soetaert: On behalf of the Arizona Coyotes and the Tucson Roadrunners organization, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everybody involved in this incident that occurred. We’re in the hockey industry, which is about teamwork, commitment, and working hard to achieve a goal – and I can tell you, from being a little bit on the inside here, from day one, I’ve never seen anything like this in my life in regards to the teamwork that the doctors at the hospitals utilized to save a young man’s life. It’s been an incredible venture, we’re happy to see Craig sitting here today, and he’s got a full life ahead of him. All we can do is wish him the best and thank everybody for their commitment in saving his life. Thank you so much. With mother Heather Cunningham watching from the stands, team trainers, medics as well as a group of local firefighter raced to save the Roadrunners’ player. I don’t think I will ever find the words to express how grateful I really am; Craig would not be here with us today if these people had not gone that extra mile in every aspect of this situation. The only reason he survived the original incident was the continued refusal to give up in a seemingly hopeless situation. On behalf of the trainers, the emergency responders, the doctors and nurses, the rest of the recovery has followed the same story. The doctors and nurses have monitored him meticulously and caught all incoming problems in their early stages. They have made difficult decisions without hesitating, and have acted effectively under extreme pressure when they were caught between a rock and a hard place. They have run out of options, and had to create new options by pushing the boundaries of things that they have tried and implemented before. Most of all, they have refused to give up in spite of hopelessness, they have given Craig a chance to recover, and that continues to exceed anything that could have ever been expected. These people are nothing short of a gift to mankind, and I will remember the gift that they have given me every time I look at my son. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.center_img Cunningham, on what it means for his mother to be by his side: Craig’s Mother, Heather Cunningham: Craig Cunningham opening statement: Cunningham, on how he’s feeling day-to-day: On November 19, 2016, during an American Hockey League game between Tucson Roadrunners and Manitoba Moose, Trail native Craig Cunningham suffered a cardiac arrest before the opening faceoff. As of right now, I probably think that I’m done, but we’ll see when I get back from rehab how it goes. At the level that I was playing at, I don’t know if I’ll ever get back to playing pro, but I don’t know, anything can happen. Some days are good, some days are bad; It’s more for me right now, kind of mental. I’ve been here for so long, I look up at the roof everyday, the same roof, but the nurses have been pretty good about taking me outside, giving me an hour outside each day, and that’s made a huge difference, but it’s been a pretty big grind, just being in the same spot the whole time, looking at the same thing every day. Cunningham, on how he feels about his future hockey career: Here is the transcript from Wednesday’s media conference posted on the Tucson Roadrunners website. It’s been unbelievable, I can’t say enough about the nurses and doctors around here. The people of Tucson, I’ve been getting cards and stuff from people that I don’t even know, so it’s meant a lot to me, I think Tucson’s a great city, and I wish that I could have enjoyed it a little more than I did.last_img read more

Smartphone ‘revolution’ at SA firms

first_img26 February 2010 Yet, in the coming 24 months, 84% of South African corporations expect to have a SaaS strategy in place, and 60% expect to have adopted a cloud computing strategy. Software as a service, cloud computing “Not only does mobility allow companies to improve internal efficiencies and communications, it also enables them to interact more effectively with their increasingly mobile customers.” ‘Company of the future’ RIM sub-Saharan Africa regional director Deon Liebenberg said the results showed that “enterprise mobility solutions” were no longer just “nice to have”. “Until last year, concepts like software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing were regarded as little more than buzzwords,” said World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck. Enterprise mobility solutions The combined effect of these technologies is that, while the organisation’s buildings and infrastructure may still be confined to a specific site, its people, activities, information, documentation and data have been freed from location. New research by World Wide Worx shows that smartphones have made a dramatic entry into corporate South Africa, far surpassing general consumer or small business use. “These aren’t technologies as such,” said Goldstuck. “They are strategies that make the organisation’s use of new technology more efficient. From storage systems to software deployment, from hardware upgrades to network capacity to bandwidth, the focus is on cost-effectiveness, flexibility and mobility.” The study, backed by First National Bank (FNB), leaders in cellphone banking in Africa, and BlackBerry developer Research In Motion (RIM), shows that saturation point has almost been reached by large South African companies in the use of fixed landlines (96%) and ordinary mobile phones (92%). Liebenberg pointed out that while smartphones were now mainstream devices within South African businesses, the smartphone revolution had only just begun: “Enterprises should now be looking at what smartphones mean for their businesses in a more strategic and holistic fashion,” he said. The “Mobile Corporation in SA 2010” report reveals that three-quarters of South African companies have deployed smartphones within their organisations, compared to almost none two years ago. Among the technologies expected to take off as a result of the SaaS and the cloud computing revolution are: SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “They need to work towards mobilising their core internal and customer-facing processes so that their employees can use ubiquitous connectivity to be productive and responsive wherever they are.” And, as forecast in 2007, 3G data card penetration has also reached near saturation, with 94% of large South African companies deploying it. Now the focus has turned to integration of smartphones with business processes. The study also showed that corporate South Africa expects to embrace the new world of online services to an extent that was not even anticipated as recently as one year ago. “We are literally seeing the foundations being laid for the company of the future,” Goldstuck said. Fixed-mobile convergence, with 72% of companies expecting to adopt systems that allow seamless connectivity between fixed and mobile networks.Virtualisation, with 65% expected to embrace this flexible and cost-effective approach to network and server technology.Outsourced storage and archiving systems, with half of large South African companies predicting they will be using it in the next 24 months. The Mobile Corporation in SA 2010 forms part of the Mobility 2009 project, which included research among 1 000 consumers, 1 000 SMEs and 240 large enterprises in South Africa. “They’re essential for businesses that want to be competitive, responsive and efficient in a world where a customer won’t wait for a salesperson who is visiting customers and where project flow can’t stop because a manager is at a full-day meeting,” he said in a statement by World Wide Worx this week.last_img read more

African cinema on the big screen

first_imgA scene from The Silver Fez, a look atSouth Africa’s colourful Malay subculture.(Image: Africa in Motion)MEDIA CONTACTS • Gillian CookAiM press officer+44 7790 200 471Janine ErasmusAfrica will be the main attraction at a film festival, which runs from 21 October to 5 November in Edinburgh, Scotland.The 2010 Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival is the fifth edition of its kind, with this year’s productions sharing themes of celebration, freedom and independence, according to festival organisers.Last year’s festival focused on conflict and reconciliation across the continent, in keeping with the declaration of 2009 as the UN International Year of Reconciliation.As a tribute to AiM’s role in drawing international attention to issues of reconciliation, it received a commendation from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.The 2010 theme of celebration marks a number of auspicious occasions. Besides AiM’s fifth anniversary, there are 17 African countries that celebrate 50 years of independence this year. Among them are Nigeria (1 October), the Democratic Republic of Congo (30 June), Cameroon (1 January), Côte d’Ivoire (7 August), Madagascar (26 June), and Senegal (20 August).The others are Togo, Somalia, Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad, the Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Mali and Mauritania.Access to African cinemaFestival founder and director Lizelle Bisschoff obtained her BA in Communication Theory and BA (hons) in Literary Theory and Audiovisual Production Management at the University of Johannesburg.She recently completed her PhD at Scotland’s Stirling University, conducting research into the role of women in cinema in the sub-Saharan region.She established AiM because during her research she found it difficult to gain access to African cinema works in Scotland. The festival also gives African filmmakers a platform to show their work to audiences that, on the whole, know very little about the continent’s vibrant film industry.With more than 70 films from 28 countries, including South Africa, film lovers can expect a feast of innovation and creativity around the central themes. Films are also screened according to the specific theme of the day – these include North Africa, children, dance, sport, Nelson Mandela, and the environment, among others.The festival arranges a range of accompanying events for those who are interested in other artistic genres. Children can attend an animation workshop; the Scottish Poetry Library presents the Poetry in Motion gathering; veteran Cameroonian director Jean-Marie Teno leads a free masterclass in documentary filming at the Edinburgh College of Art; and the Filmhouse Guild Room hosts an afternoon of African storytelling.Some of the films will gain further exposure through a tour of the rural Scottish areas of Fife, Cromarty, Orkney and Skye later in November.Full details of all the events, dates and venues are available on the Africa in Motion website, and film lovers may book online to see the productions of their choice.Trailers, shorts and interviews may also be viewed on AiM’s online television channel.South Africa on the big screenSouth Africa is represented by a variety of short and full-length films that offer a fascinating glimpse of the country and its people.The film City Breath is a collection of diverse short films, or breaths, of South African cities. No segment is longer than four minutes, and through these 20 experimental shorts, the project offers insight into the way South Africans view their cities.Made in 1994, Voices from Robben Island is a documentary on the notorious island where political prisoners were jailed for many years at a time. The film examines the island’s 400-year history and profiles some of its most famous inmates – Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Ahmed Kathrada, and others.The other film honouring former president Nelson Mandela is titled Welcome Nelson. This is an intriguing 23-minute montage of original footage from 11 February 1990, the day he was released from a 27-year prison sentence.The documentary Fezeka’s Voice profiles Phumi Tsewu, for the past 12 years the choirmaster of the award-winning Fezeka High School Choir. Through his guidance and inspiration, 77 youngsters from the underprivileged Western Cape township of Gugulethu have used music to lift themselves out of their everyday lives, which are often filled with hardship. Their work in the choir has given them a sense of belonging, acceptance and pride.The dance documentary Freedom follows five South African dancers as they express their individual concepts of freedom and democracy through their art.Visual artist Nico Phooka and playwright Fatima Dike collaborate in the documentary Amagagu: Dreaming the New. The film also explores their personal backgrounds, cultures and beliefs.The Silver Fez is a documentary featuring Cape Town’s famous Malay musicians. The film provides a glimpse into the Malay subculture and the age-old musical traditions that help to sustain it.Passion Gap is another collection of snippets of South African life, filmed among the young people of Cape Town. The title refers to the tradition of dental modification – or quite simply the removal of the front teeth – favoured by many coloured people of the Western Cape as a fashion statement and rite of passage. The missing teeth are replaced by dentures often outrageously decorated with gold, silver or precious stones.Cape Town as an adventure destination is the subject of Unfinished Business, a film that probes the culture of thrill-seeking associated with the city’s world-famous Table Mountain.Set in 1993, uGugu no Andile (Gugu and Andile) is a film about a Zulu girl who falls in love with a young Xhosa man. In Romeo and Juliet style, their union results in disapproval from both communities, and in the troubled political climate of the time, the pair becomes caught up in violence and uncertainty.last_img read more

2017 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium: Improving profitability of the sheep operation through nutrition, reproduction, economics, and marketing

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2017 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium (BSS) will concentrate on several topics related to the success of the sheep operation both now and in the future. The increasingly popular Friday program dubbed “Shepherd’s College” by the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium planning committee will concentrate on several facets of production to assist sheep farmers improve their profitability, including feeding lambs on grass vs. grain, and feeding ewe lambs. This event will be held Dec. 1 and 2 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691.Primary speakers will include Erin Recktenwald, Michigan State University; Francis Fluharty, Research Professor, OSU Animal Sciences; Tadd Thompson, Reproductive Specialty Group, Indiana; Brady Campbell, Program Coordinator — OSU Sheep Team, OSU Animal Sciences. Also, Roger A, High, OSIA/OSWP Executive Director; Nick Forrest, Ohio Lamb Entrepreneur, Chef Jeff Hyde, Chef, Colonel De’s Spice Company; Adam Wagner, OSU Student; Alex Tuggle, Ag Instructor at Washington Park Environmental Studies Academy; and Dr. Mark Lyons, USDA Veterinary Services.Prior to the symposium, the OSIA Annual Meeting will be held Dec. 2. at the same location. The election of the OSIA officer team will be held, as well as other important items for members to discuss.We will once again host the annual tradeshow and Silent Auction. Funds from the Silent Auction have been used as the primary source of income for the Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund for several years. If you will be attending the symposium, we are accepting donations and we welcome any bids on the items for the auction.For lunch, you will enjoy wonderful “Lamb Leg Carving Station” lunch prepared by the OSU Meat Science Club, with the remainder of the meal catered by TJ’s of Wooster. An awards program to present the Charles Boyles Master Shepherd Award, Distinguished Service Awards, and the Friend of the Ohio Sheep Industry awards will follow lunch. Youth recognition will be given to the state FFA sheep proficiency award winner, state 4-H sheep award winner and Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship winners.Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium registration forms are included in the current “Ohio Sheep Producer” newsletter. Registration can be completed by removing the BSS Registration/OSIA membership form and mailing it or going to the www.ohiosheep.org website and paying via PayPal. If you would like additional information, contact Roger High at (614) 246-8299 or by email at [email protected]last_img read more

24 days agoLiverpool boss Klopp: Van Dijk world’s best centre-back

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: Van Dijk world’s best centre-backby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Virgil van Dijk is the best centre-back in world football.The Dutchman recently finished second behind Lionel Messi in the FIFA Best Men’s Player of the Season award.Despite making a crucial mistake in the loss to Napoli two weeks ago, Klopp still has faith in his defensive stalwart.”Yep, I think so. I’m really happy with all my other defenders but yeah, he is the best at the moment,” Klopp said on Tuesday when asked if he felt Van Dijk was the best in the world.”We conceded in Napoli… which country are you from? Italy? I thought so… I still think it was not a penalty!”Napoli have to come to Liverpool, so it’s not decided yet, but we lost the game, that’s a fact as well and we have to start winning.”We don’t even have a little bit of a feeling that this game tomorrow is half done. It’s not. They will surprise a lot of people. But if there is anybody in the world who knows most about how they do what they do, it’s me.”I have a pretty good side as well and we want to be the most uncomfortable opponent in world football and if we are that tomorrow it’s not easy for Salzburg.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

West Virginia’s Bob Huggins Takes A Shot At The NCAA For Tournament Game Starting At 11 P.M.

first_imgBob Huggins at an NCAA Tournament press conference.Friday night’s NCAA Tournament Second Round game in Columbus between No. 6 Providence and No. 11 Dayton started at roughly 11 p.m. E.T. The game was scheduled to tip off at about 10 p.m. E.T., but due to the previous two games – West Virginia-Buffalo and Maryland-Valparaiso -at the site running long, the tip time between the Friars and the Flyers was delayed. Cleveland.com has a lengthier explanation on the situation. Saturday afternoon, Mountaineers’ coach Bob Huggins was asked about the late tip time. He gave a pretty sarcastic response. Bob Huggins, on playing tourney games til 1 am: “It’s all about the betterment of the student athlete….It just tickles me to death.”— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) March 21, 2015The game was played on a Friday night, so it’s not like the student-athletes had classes to wake up for the following morning – and, really, what college student goes to be before midnight, anyway? – but the NCAA clearly could have done a better job scheduling.last_img read more

Microsoft Partners with Gov’t to Enhance Technology in Schools

first_img Microsoft to provide access to technology at the primary and secondary levels up to 2018 Story Highlights The five-year partnership will also ensure that students are properly prepared for the world of work The technological competence of the nation’s teachers and students is expected to be significantly improved under the Microsoft Jamaica Inc. Partners in Learning Programme.An agreement was signed between Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites and Country Manager, Microsoft Jamaica Inc., Marcelle Smart to embark on the initiative, which will see the computer software company providing training, technical support and access to technology at the primary and secondary levels up to 2018.Speaking at the signing ceremony at the Ministry in Kingston on July 31, Rev. Thwaites welcomed the partnership with Microsoft, noting that it is in keeping with the Government’s thrust to utilise technology in every aspect of learning.“Thank you for your work in teacher training and also in student acclimation to technology…we need to be particularly mindful of the option of (achieving) better outcomes in literacy and numeracy through technological instruction and our partnership ensures us the continuing capacity to do so,” he said.He stated that the five-year partnership will also ensure that students are properly prepared for the world of work, noting that some employers have pointed to the need to improve the digital knowledge of graduates.“How happy we are then that our partnership with Microsoft allows us to begin to close that gap of expectation and to achieve a much higher level of employment, productivity, prosperity from technical competence,” he said, while thanking the conglomerate for extending its services to the education sector at affordable rates.For her part, Ms. Smart said Microsoft was pleased to be partnering with the Education Ministry under the programme for a second time. The previous agreement was entered into in 2005.“What we hope to bring to the table again is teacher training, student support through training as well as access to resources that will allow them to be a part of the digital future,” she said.“We all recognise that there is a digital divide that exists in Jamaica and we believe that with Partners in Learning, students from all walks of life in Jamaica will be able to start to engage in the educational process through the technical capabilities that Microsoft brings to the table,” she added. Part of the Government’s thrust to utilise technology in every aspect of learning. last_img read more