Top spot on the agenda as KCCA hosts Bright Stars

first_img Tags: bright starsKCCA FCStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetop The two sides drew 0-0 in the reverse fixture last season (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueKCCA FC vs Bright StarsStarTimes Stadium, LugogoTuesday, 23-10-2018 @04:00pmLUGOGO – Going top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League will be high on the agenda when KCCA FC takes on Bright Stars at Lugogo on Tuesday afternoon.Both sides go into the game locked on seven points each having won two and drawn the other of their first three games.With leaders Vipers two points ahead of them, a victory for either side will see them gain top for at least 24 hours.KCCA manager Mike Mutebi has already indicated he will use the same 18 man team that traveled to Arua for the Bright Stars game.Mutebi expresses his concerns about Tuesday’s opponents during a press briefing on Monday.“We take on a side that defends well, said Mutebi.“We shall maintain the routine strategy of offensive approach because they are organized defensively and have enjoyed a wonderful ride so far.“However, we have enough in our ranks to get a decent result and win.KCCA will be without Bernard Muwanga, Gift Ali, Julius Poloto and Musa Esenu through injuries.Bright Stars will look to Captain former KCCA striker, Nelson Ssenkatuka to try and spur them onto a rare victory in Lugogo.Match Facts:This will be the 11th top flight meeting between KCCA and Bright Stars.KCCA FC go into the game unbeaten in the other 10 meetings against Bright Stars, winning 8 and drawing two.The reverse fixture last season ended goalless. The point was Bright Stars’ first off Mutebi’s men away from home after losing the other four games with an aggregate score of 8-2.The Kasasiro Boys go into the game unbeaten in their last eight league games. Winning six and drawing two.At home, KCCA FC has not lost any of their last 20 league games, winning 16 and drawing the other four. The last time they lost a league game at home was in 2-1 defeat to Vipers back in April 2017.For Bright Stars, they also go into the game in fairly good form, losing only two of their last 11 matches in the league (W5 D3).However, their form away from home is wanting as they have managed only three victories in the last 22 games (D9 L10).Other fixtures on Tuesday:-Paidah Black Angels vs Tooro United @04:30pm-Express FC vs Bul FC @04:30pm-Kirinya JSS vs Onduparaka FC @04:30pmComments last_img read more



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Gilas coach Guiao worried over availability of players

first_imgMOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations National coach Yeng Guiao and Gilas Pilipinas are looking at two must-win road games against Qatar and Kazakhstan in the Fiba Asia World Cup qualifying tournament.And much to their worry, they are again dealing with player availability during practices.ADVERTISEMENT Mighty-PH turns back Syrian club PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “I’m very concerned, because can you imagine, the only time we’ll see them compete [as a unit] is in the games itself,” Guiao told reporters on Tuesday, shortly after the team’s second straight practice at Meralco Gym.Luckily, there’s a reason to be optimistic over the matches slated Feb. 22 and 24. For starters, Andray Blatche is back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We are getting there,” he told reporters on Tuesday after wrapping up practice. “We are getting better chemistry. Andray is getting more familiar with the plays.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more



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10 months agoREVEALED: Woodward sacked Mourinho over threats of four Man Utd players

first_imgREVEALED: Woodward sacked Mourinho over threats of four Man Utd playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United management were facing a players’ revolt before sacking Jose Mourinho, it has been claimed.The Mirror says up to four members of the squad threatened executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward they would turn in transfer requests if Mourinho was still in charge during next month’s winter window.It’s understood that Woodward decided to act as he was genuinely concerned about some of the Old Trafford giants’ leading names trying to force their way out of the club.Mourinho was axed on Tuesday morning less than 48 hours after a 3-1 defeat at Liverpool that left United a staggering 19 points adrift of their bitter rivals, who top the Premier League table.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has replaced Mourinho on an interim basis until the end of the season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more



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Education Ministry Launches Mathematics Development Programme

first_img The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is embarking on an initiative designed to strengthen primary and secondary students’ performance in mathematics.Dubbed ‘Professional Development Programme for MOEYI Mathematics Specialists and Teacher Educators’, the initiative will boost teachers’ skills to better impart the subject.Its implementation is being financed under the Government of Japan-funded Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Technical Cooperation Grant Programme.Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, outlined details of the initiative during Thursday’s (August 16) media launch at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge & Conference Centre in St. Andrew.The programme will be delivered through a number of training workshops, the first of which are slated for August 27 to 29 at the Royalton and Holiday Inn Resort in Trelawny.Coaching visits will be also be conducted by a consultant until May 2019. These entail the observation of lessons at teachers colleges, as well as co-teaching and co-coaching with mathematics coaches from the Ministry to ensure use of the skills imparted to the workshops’ participants.The programme will be complemented by the provision of a US$40,000 technical cooperation grant to upgrade mathematics resource rooms in 10 institutions with equipment, books and mathematics manipulatives.The overall programme is deemed essential in supporting the Government’s implementation of the new National Standards Curriculum’s mathematics component.Senator Reid said the initiative being embarked on is one component of the extended Technical Cooperation Agreement under the joint IDB-funded Education Sector Transformation Programme.He emphasised that the professional development programme is crucial not only for improving students’ performance mathematics, but also Jamaica’s workforce.Against this background, Senator Reid said the Government of Jamaica and Ministry are “deeply appreciative of the collaborative work which our international partners have invested in the development of Jamaica’s education sector.”“We recognise that mathematics competencies are among the more critical skills that every worker will need to be successful (at) in the 21st century. Success in today’s world is integrally linked to competency in the subject,” the Minister noted.He further said the subject provides “vital underpinning” of the knowledge economy, deemed essential in the physical sciences, technology, business, financial services and many areas of information and communications technology.“Proficiency in mathematics is, therefore, an essential tool to enable us to navigate our way in the world around us,” he said.Senator Reid thanked the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica, which was represented at the launch by Counsellor, Shinichi Yamanaka, for partnering with the Government through the Technical Cooperation Grant Programme.The Minister said the Technical Cooperation Programme is an important boost to the National Mathematics Programme, as it provides additional resources to improve training in the effective use mathematical practices, and coaching teachers to use these inputs. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is embarking on an initiative designed to strengthen primary and secondary students’ performance in mathematics. Story Highlights Dubbed ‘Professional Development Programme for MOEYI Mathematics Specialists and Teacher Educators’, the initiative will boost teachers’ skills to better impart the subject. Its implementation is being financed under the Government of Japan-funded Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Technical Cooperation Grant Programme. last_img read more



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Degrassi Next Class to feature Black Lives Matter storyline in season 2

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Season two of Degrassi: Next Class will touch on Black Lives Matter protests. “There’s a protest happening outside of the school and true to her … nature, Emma wants to join in on that protest,” says Miriam McDonald, who starred as Emma Nelson on Degrassi: The Next Generation and returns for the 500th episode.“I don’t think we’ve ever really covered racism in this way, especially because it’s not someone blatantly being racist because they know they’re being racist,” adds Sara Waisglass, who plays Frankie Hollingsworth, a politician’s daughter. Facebookcenter_img The Degrassi franchise is known for its topical storylines and the second season of Next Class kicking off Tuesday re-enforces that reputation.As headlines swirl over police shootings of black men in the U.S., the season two arc of Degrassi: Next Class focuses on racism and a Black Lives Matter protest.The storyline comes to a head in the franchise’s 500th episode, in which some Degrassi alumni (not Drake!) return for a 35th anniversary gala that’s disrupted by the protest. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more



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Mental health workers start weeklong strike in California

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Thousands of Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals throughout California started a weeklong strike Monday to protest what they say is a lack of staffing that affects care.National Union of Healthcare Workers says 4,000 psychologists, therapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and other medical professionals will picket through Friday.Union president Sal Rosselli tells the East Bay Times patients have to wait a month or more for follow-up mental health appointments because of low staffing levels. He says Kaiser needs to hire hundreds more clinicians.Kaiser’s chief nurse executive Michelle Gaskill-Hames says the walkout is not about better care but to push for higher wages.Kaiser says its medical centres will remain open during the strike. Some mental health care appointments during the week may be cancelled.___Information from: East Bay Times, http://www.eastbaytimes.comThe Associated Presslast_img read more



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Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

first_imgNEW YORK — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF manager Renaissance Capital, and SEC filings.Week of Dec. 17.Uranium Trading Corp – El Segundo, Calif., 4.5 million shares, priced $10-$12, managed by B. Riley FBR. Proposed NYSE American: UTC. Business: Newly-formed vehicle investing in the civil uranium market.The Associated Presslast_img



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Peter Mukerjea ‘silent killer’ of Sheena Bora: CBI tells court

first_imgMumbai: Former media executive Peter Mukerjea is the “silent killer” of Sheena Bora, the daughter of his wife Indrani Mukerjea from a previous relationship, the CBI told a special court on Friday while opposing his bail plea in the 2012 murder case.Peter Mukerjea, arrested in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case in 2015, had moved the bail application in November last year before special CBI Judge J C Jagdale. This is the third time he has approached the court for bail. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Opposing his bail plea, special public prosecutor Bharat Badami argued that the CBI has sufficient evidence to prove Peter Mukerjea’s role in the murder conspiracy. Badami told the court Peter Mukerjea didn’t take any step to find Sheena Bora, who had gone missing, despite the fact that she was his son Rahul Mukerjea’s fiancee. “Peter was knowing everything…he was not a statue of the family. He took no step when Rahul was desperately asking about Sheena….. Peter is silent killer of Sheena,” the CBI lawyer said. Rahul Mukerjea is yet to depose before the court and if Peter Mukerjea is released on bail, he may try to win over the witness (Rahul), the lawyer added. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedBadami argued there was sufficient material against Peter Mukerjea that led to framing of charges against him. Therefore, the accused cannot seek bail by merely stating the charges against him were “defective”, he said. One of the reasons forwarded by Peter Mukerjea for not being involved in the Sheena’s murder was that he was in London when the murder took place. However, the CBI contested this argument. Hafiz Saeed (LeT chief) was in Pakistan when the 26/11 Mumbai attacks took place, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t involved in the attacks. So, even if Peter Mukerjea was in London (at the time of the murder) it doesn’t mean he was not part of the criminal conspiracy, the CBI counsel argued. The April 2012 murder of Sheena Bora (24), Indrani Mukerjea’s daughter from an earlier relationship, came to light in August 2015 when her driver Shyamvar Rai spilled the beans after being arrested in another case. Indrani Mukerjea, a former media executive, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna, Rai and Peter Mukerjea were arrested in the case. Rai later became an approver and was pardoned.last_img read more



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Traders will teach BJP a lesson in upcoming polls: J P Aggarwal

first_imgFour-time MP in Lok Sabha and one-time in Rajya Sabha, Jai Prakash Aggarwal has again been fielded by the Congress from Chandani Chowk Parliamenatry Seat. Aggarwal thrice represented Chandni Chowk in 1984, 1989 and 1996 while he represented North-east Trans-Yamuna parliamentary Constituency in 2009. In an exclusive interview with Roushan Ali, Aggarwal said that traders will teach BJP and its sitting MP a lesson in the upcoming Lok Sabha poll. Excerpts: Do you feel any Modi wave or under-current wave in Walled City areas? There is not any sort of wave in our constituency, rather anti-incumbency is in very high-level due to three big challenges such as demonetisation, GST and commercial sealing. Traders will teach BJP sitting MP HarshVardhan a lesson in this seat as he did not help the traders. Do you consider now a triangular contest in your seat? Not at all, both the BJP and the AAP candidates are far behind me in political race, because Chandni Chowk is hub of business, where demonetisation had already hit the en masse traders hard with the shortage of money. The sealing of thousands of shops in Delhi has made the lives of thousands families of traders miserable. But when the issue of sealing surfaced in 2006, Congress led UPA government had brought 170 amendments to the master plan, built 2,700 roads, and 22 areas were declared industrial hubs which generated massive employment. Do you feel nationalism could be big poll theme this election? Present Modi government is complete failure as their promises made just before 2014 elections such as jobs, 100 smart cities, start-up and stand-up India scheme and infrastructural development. India is passing through a major crisis such as jobs, farmers’ distress and intolerance in society. People think that AAP candidate Pankaj Gupta may damage Congress’ vote banks. Is it so? I don’t feel so, because AAP candidate Gupta is completely a fresher and unknown face in this constituency. Both BJP at Centre and AAP in the national have been involved in cat fights but they never really thought about the welfare of the business class and people. Chandni Chowk seat has huge Muslim voters but the Congress doest not have any MLA. The Congress does not believe in communal polarisation and BJP could also not get in polarisation on the basis of communal line. Congress does not have any MLA while AAP has nine MLAs and Muslim face as minister. There is a talk that AAP candidate Pankaj Gupta may get extra edge. What you think? It is hardly a matter because the parliamentary election is always different from Assembly polls. AAP is still not considered a serious player.last_img read more



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For One Former AllStar The Hits Stopped Coming

Before the season, FanGraphs’ depth chart projections called for Davis to hit just .200 this year, largely by virtue of the awful .168 mark he posted last season — already tied for 34th-worst ever by a hitter in a season that qualified for the batting crown. After Davis’s 0-for-28 start in 2019, FanGraphs now see him with a .193 projected batting average over the rest of the season, implying that they believe his true batting-average talent to be 7 points below the Mendoza Line. (Most of the time, players with extremely low batting averages have substantially higher true talent but are also very unlucky.) Combining that with the at-bats he’s already banked, Davis projects to finish the season with a .181 average, which would once again give him one of the 75 or so worst batting-average seasons in MLB history — for the second time in as many years. (So much for reversion to the mean!)But the irony is that Davis is actually hitting the ball better this season, at least according to MLB’s Statcast tracking system. Davis’s average exit velocity of 91.3 miles per hour is higher than it was in 2016 (90.8), when he hit 38 home runs and was a meaningful contributor to plenty of Oriole victories. The big problem is that Davis strikes out so much that he doesn’t have a chance to make use of those powerful swings. So far this season, he has struck out in 47 percent of his plate appearances, more than double the MLB average rate. (Last year, he struck out 37 percent of the time.)Although Davis ought to have broken out of his hitless streak by now — Statcast reports an expected batting average of .119 for Davis this season, based on the quality of his batted balls — his strikeout totals have made it impossible for him to be a functional hitter. The only real question is how much longer the Orioles will continue to pencil him into the lineup and give him more chances to extend the now-record streak of ineffective hitting.Check out our latest MLB predictions.CORRECTION (April 9, 2019, 7 p.m.): A previous version of this story incorrectly characterized the hitless record tied by Craig Counsell. The record was 45 at-bats, not 45 games. You have to feel for Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis. Yes, Davis is being paid handsomely ($23 million) this season, and he’s had a solid 12-year major league career. But he currently finds himself mired in one of the most inglorious streaks in baseball history: zero hits in his past 49 at-bats, a new MLB record for futility.Davis broke the nearly 8-year-old mark set by former Dodgers infielder Eugenio Vélez, who went 0-for-46 over a 30-game span that lasted more than a calendar year. Vélez himself “surpassed” a record (45 at-bats) that Craig Counsell had tied earlier the same summer; the original 45-at-bat mark was set by Bill Bergen in 1909 and matched by Dave Campbell in 1973. Here’s a progression of all hitless streaks (among nonpitchers) that lasted 40 or more at-bats over time since 1908, the earliest season in Baseball-Reference.com’s game-level data:1This data set was compiled in part using Baseball-Reference’s Streak Finder but may be incomplete for streaks before 1973, when Baseball-Reference’s play-by-play data coverage begins. read more



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