Tags: Gold Cup 2018Rugby Cranes Uganda lost to Kenya home and our in this year’s Elgon Cup (Courtesy Photo )Africa Gold Cup Kenya 38-22 UgandaNirobi, KenyaSaturday, 07-07-2018Uganda Rugby Cranes paid a price for a faltering start to Saturday’s match against the Kenya Simbas in Nairobi.John Duncan’s charges shipped in three tries inside the first twenty minutes of the game and fell 38-22 at RFUEA grounds.Kenya ran in four tries in the first half and converted three to go into the halftime break with a 28-5 lead.The Cranes were in sixes and sevens in the first period and the hosts used the advantage to create a big margin at the half.Kenya’s second try by Davis Chenge spelt out Uganda’s woes in the scrimmages as the home side pushed the Cranes over for a touchdown.With the score of 28-5 going into the second half, not even the late challenge from the Cranes could stop the Simbas.PhilipWokorach (2), Michael Wokorach and Ivan Magomu crossed the white chalk for Uganda as the Cranes rain in three tries in the second period.The late push by the visitors was deflated by Moses Amusala’s last gasp try that was well converted by Darwin Mukidza.Jacob Ojee, Davies Chenge, Samson Onsomu, Felix Ayange and Moses Amusala all scored for the home side as Darwin Mukidza converted all.The loss is Uganda’s second straight in this year’s Africa Gold Cup while Kenya registered their third straight win this campaign.The win for the Kenya Simbas also handed them this year’s Elgon Cup with a 72-38 aggregate score.Uganda will now wait to play their home encounters against Tunisia, Morocco and Zimbabwe.Tunisia is up next on August 4, 2018.Kenya will play Tunisia next before rounding off their campaign away to Namibia in what is anticipated to be the decider of who gets a ticket to next year’s World cup.Comments
15 October 2009During the final week of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, 32 teams from across the globe will converge on Alexandra in Johannesburg for a very different festival of football.While the World Cup will bring together the greatest football teams on the planet, the Football for Hope Festival 2010 will assemble 32 teams that represent the power of the game for social change.The teams taking part will represent organisations from around the world that use football to tackle such issues as ethnic violence in Israel and Palestine, environmental pollution in the slums of Kenya, HIV/Aids education in South Africa, landmine education in Cambodia, and gang culture in Ecuador.From 4 to 10 July 2010, in a specially built stadium in the heart of Alexandra, mixed teams of boys and girls aged 15 to 18 will compete in a fast-paced tournament to be crowned Football for Hope world champions on 10 July 2010.There will be no referees – any disagreements between the teams will be resolved through dialogue – as, for the first time ever, the social dimension of the game will be integrated into an official event of the Fifa World Cup.More than just footballBut the Football for Hope Festival 2010 will be more than just a football tournament. Each delegation has been selected not for their skill on the pitch but for their contribution to social change in disadvantaged communities around the world.And during their stay in South Africa, they will take part in workshops and activities where they will learn from each other and improve their work.“The Football for Hope Festival will be a unique opportunity for organisations using football as a tool for social development in every part of the world to interact with each other and to showcase their programmes on football’s biggest stage,” said Fifa president Sepp Blatter.“We look forward to welcoming them to South Africa and experiencing together how football is contributing to building a better future.”50 organisations from 35 countriesThe participating delegations represent over 50 organisations from 35 countries, including traditional football powers like Germany, Cameroon, Brazil and Argentina, as well as others such as India, Lesotho, Tahiti, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Australia, Zimbabwe and Rwanda.See the full list of delegations on www.streetfootballworld.orgThe festival will also include a programme of cultural celebration between the international delegations and their South African hosts.The City of Johannesburg, which will organise the festival along with Fifa, streetfootballworld and the 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committee, hopes that the event can help write a new chapter in the history of Alexandra, which suffered from xenophobic attacks in 2008.Source: Fifa.com
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The third annual Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 at Leeds Farm in Ostrander. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) tax deductible charity, and Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will coordinate the event.Ohio’s cattlemen have a lot to celebrate. Plan to join the celebration on Saturday, Aug. 24 to support the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation youth scholarship fund benefiting the next generation of beef industry leaders. The 2018 event raised $35,000 for scholarships, and the 2019 event will build off that success.Gala attendees will gather in their boots and hats for dinner, drinks and dancing in the barn at Leeds Farm. Each registration includes 2 drink tickets, appetizers, a beef tenderloin dinner and entertainment. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. and will feature live music by the John D. Hale Band, a nationally known Red Dirt country music group from Missouri.Silent and live auctions will also be held during the evening to support youth scholarships and sponsorship opportunities are also available. From event sponsorships to live or silent auction donations, don’t miss out on the chance to support the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation youth scholarship fund. The Cattlemen’s Gala is open to all. Don’t miss what is sure to be a good time for a great cause.For more information on the day’s events, sponsorship opportunities or to register, visit www.ohiocattle.org or contact the Foundation at 614-873-6736. The registration deadline for the event is Aug. 12, 2019.
India relied on spinners Baba Aparajith and Harmeet Singh to pull off a thrilling 9-run victory over New Zealand and cruise into the final of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup here on Thursday. SCORE | PHOTOSDefending a modest total of 209, Indian bowlers maintained their consistency throughout as they restricted New Zealand to 200 for nine in their 50 overs to set up a title clash against Australia on Sunday.Needing 18 off last over, medium pacer Sandeep Sharma kept his cool as he gave away only nine runs as India made it to summit clash quite comfortably in the end at the Tony Ireland stadium.Young Tamil Nadu lad Aparajith got his second successive man-of-the-match award for his all-round show as he scored 44 before taking the important wicket of Robert O’Donell.This is India U-19 team’s fourth appearance in the final of the tournament having won the 2000 and 2008 editions while they were runners-up in 2006.A target of 210 was never a tall-order for the Black Caps colts but all-rounder Aparajith (1/29) and the young sardar from Mumbai Harmeet (2/30) stifled the set New Zealand pair of Cam Fletcher (53) and O’Donell (29) in the middle overs to set it up for the Indians.The duo gave away only 59 runs in the 20 overs between them and also shared three wickets. The highlight certainly were the Batting Powerplay overs where two of them gave away only 14 runs in the five overs.While New Zealand lost the first four wickets for 63 runs, Carter-O’Donell duo put on 56 runs for the fifth wicket without much fuss. It looked as if New Zealand were cruising along towards victory before Harmeet-Aparajith applied brakes on scoring. Back to-back maidens in the 34th and 35th overs suddenly increased the pressure on the Kiwis.advertisementAs the pressure mounted, O’Donell closed the face of his bat to an off-break from Aparajith to offer a simple return catch as India made decisive inroads.
TORONTO – Leaders from a Northern Ontario First Nation urged the federal and Ontario governments to commit to building and funding a mercury treatment centre in their community ahead of a meeting with them Wednesday.Mercury contamination has plagued the English-Wabigoon River system in northwestern Ontario for half a century, since a paper mill in Dryden, Ont., dumped 9,000 kilograms of the substance into the river systems in the 1960s.Researchers have reported that more than 90 per cent of the people in the nearby Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nation show signs of mercury poisoning.Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister, who suffers from mercury poisoning himself, is frustrated that there hasn’t been a firm commitment to the treatment centre itself, saying his years-long efforts to push for one feel like a dog chasing its tail.“I can’t fathom how Canada dismisses this whole man-made disaster that we’re suffering from,” he said Tuesday. “We’re being poisoned every day. Every day. I think it’s time that Canada and Ontario be serious about this.”Grassy Narrows leaders are set to meet in Toronto on Wednesday with Ontario Indigenous Relations Minister David Zimmer and federal Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, who has so far committed to a feasibility study for a mercury treatment centre.Zimmer said Tuesday that Ottawa would make a commitment to fund the centre at Wednesday’s meeting, but his office later said he misspoke and had been referring to the feasibility study.Philpott said she is hoping to hear from the community what their specific needs are in a centre, but the federal government will “support some appropriate facility once we have more information.”“Are they looking at primarily an outpatient facility? Are they looking at specialty areas? Are they looking at, you know, in-patient facilities? What exactly are the needs?” she said in Ottawa.Premier Kathleen Wynne told The Canadian Press from China, where she is on a trade mission, that a mercury disability board will have to help determine next steps and noted the province has earmarked $85 million to remediate the mercury contamination.A consulting firm that has been working with Grassy Narrows has estimated that a treatment centre could be built for $4.5 million.Grassy Narrows councillor Alana Pahpasay said many people sick and dying from mercury poisoning have left to live in nursing homes in Kenora, Ont., which cuts them off from the community.“It is hard for people and family to go visit them,” she said. “Even though it’s an hour away a lot of people don’t have that transportation to go visit their family or the resources to see them as much as they should. If we did have a home within the community that would give them the family time and the ability to be with their family when they’re that close to leaving.”Fobister has spent time at a treatment centre in Japan — the world authority on Minamata disease caused by mercury contamination — saying he has pains in his hands and feet, sometimes to the point where he can barely walk. Symptoms of mercury poisoning include impaired peripheral vision, muscle weakness, impaired speech, hearing and cognitive function and numbness or stinging pain in the extremities and mouth.Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said the province should “step up to the plate.”“If they can take care of it in Japan we should be able to take care of it here,” she said.
The Elders are delighted to announce that former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has accepted their invitation to join the group.Ban served two full terms as Secretary-General from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2016, succeeding Kofi Annan who is the current Chair of The Elders.During his time in office, Ban helped spearhead the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and worked intensively to secure the Paris Agreement on climate change in December 2015. He also successfully pressed for the creation of UN Women as part of his wider advocacy for equality for girls and women.Prior to his election as UN Secretary-General, Ban served as South Korea’s foreign minister from 2004-2006 after three decades in the diplomatic service.Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders, said:“I am delighted to welcome Ban to our group. As a new member of The Elders from East Asia, he will bring a unique and valuable perspective based on his record of global leadership and understanding of geopolitics. His commitment to peace, equality and development will be a huge asset to The Elders as we enter our second decade of work together.”Gro Harlem Brundtland, Deputy Chair of The Elders and former Prime Minister of Norway, added:“Ban Ki-moon was a champion for climate action, sustainable development and gender equality throughout his time at the UN. I look forward to working with him now as an Elder, and to defend the multilateral system that is essential for delivering further progress.”Ban Ki-moon said:“It is an honour and a privilege to join this august group, whose work I have admired for many years. It is a particular pleasure to stand alongside my predecessor at the UN, Kofi Annan. The Elders and the United Nations share the same values of justice, solidarity and a determination to fight for peace and human rights. I eagerly await the task ahead in this new chapter of my career.”