first_img Tags: Allan KayiwaCECAFA Senior Challenge CupJoachim OjeraJohnathan McKinstryKarim WatambalaUganda Cranes Uganda are the record winners of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. (PHOTO/Courtesy)CECAFA Senior Challenge CupUganda vs BurundiStarTimes Stadium, LugogoSaturday, 07-12-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – The Uganda men’s football national team-Cranes will be hoping to get their 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup campaign off to a winning start when they take on Burundi at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Saturday.The Cranes have been undergoing intense preparations ahead of the tournament, spending over a week in camp and feel they are ready to try and go all the way.On Friday evening, the technical team headed by head coach Johnathan McKinstry named the final 20-man squad for the tournament, one that did not bring many surprises.The only noted omission was Vipers SC forward Allan Kayiwa who was left out despite being in the national team set-up consistently for the last couple of engagements.McKinstry also named Vipers’ Karim Watambala and URA FC’s Joachim Ojera, two young players that will be hoping to make a breakthrough on the regional level during the tournament.Uganda is the record winners of the competition inspite of the fact that their last title came in 2012, the last edition they hosted.With the senior national team performing consistently over the past few years, the Cranes are seen as favourites for the title and will need to justify that tag starting with victory in their opening game on Saturday.Speaking ahead of the game, McKinstry noted that his team is ready for the challenge.‘”We are focused and determined to give our best performance, noted McKinstry.“All the players are ready physically and mentally.“Against Burundi, it is not the same game like we recently played against them in the CHAN 2020 qualifiers. This is a different game.”Uganda has always somehow gotten the better of Burundi in the past.The Cranes have just eliminated the Swallows from the 2020 CHAN qualifiers, beating them 6-0 on aggregate including a 3-0 victory in the return leg at the StarTimes Stadium.Against the Swallows in the last five CECAFA meetings, Uganda Cranes has managed to win 3 games, a draw and 1 loss.When both teams met in the previous CECAFA in 2017 Uganda won 2-1 in a group match. In the same competition both teams shared spoil in a goalless draw during the knockout stage.The only win for Burundi against Uganda in CECAFA was the 1-0 victory that happened back in December 2011 in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.After Burundi, Uganda will take on Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti, the three other teams that are in Group A.With Uganda and Burundi in action later in the day, the opening game will see Eritrea and Djibouti face off at 1:30pm at Mandela National Stadium in Namboole.The Cranes 20-man Squad for CECAFA 2019GoalkeepersCharles Lukwago (KCCCA FC) and Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume FC)DefendersPaul Willa (Vipers SC), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA FC), John Revita (KCCA FC), Musitafa Mujuzi (Proline FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC) (Capt), Paul Mbowa (URA FC)MidfieldersShafiq Kagimu (URA FC), Karim Watambala (Vipers SC), Nicolas Kasozi (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA FC)ForwardsAllan Okello (KCCA FC), Viane Sekajugo (Wakiso Giants), Joachiam Ojera (URA FC), Ben Ocen (Police FC), Joel Madondo (Busoga United), Fahad Bayo (Vipers SC), Steven Mukwala (Maroons FC)Comments last_img read more

first_imgOn Saturday, the Maharashtra government began enforcing a ban on plastic, a decision it announced in March. On World Environment Day, June 5, India was the host nation, with the theme for this year being ‘Beat plastic pollution.’What is the plan?On March 23, the government issued a notification banning the manufacture, use, transport, distribution, wholesale and retail sale, storage and import of plastic bags with and without handle. The ban also covers disposable products, made from plastic and thermocol (polystyrene), such as single-use disposable dishes, cups, plates, glasses, fork, bowl, container, disposable dish/bowl used for packaging food in hotels, spoon, straw, non-woven polypropylene bags, cups/pouches to store liquid, packaging with plastic to wrap or store the products and packaging of food items and grain material. The ban is not applicable to PET bottles, irrespective of capacity. These bottles, however, should have predefined buyback price ranging from ₹1 to ₹2, depending on the size, printed on them. Plastic used for packaging of medicines, compostable plastic bags or material used for plant nurseries, handling of solid waste, plastic bags not less than 50 micron thickness used for packaging of milk (with the specific purpose printed on it), plastic manufactured for export in SEZs and plastic to wrap the material at the manufacturing stage are excluded from the ban. The ban is applicable to manufacturers and consumers as well as the chain in between, which includes shops, hawkers, vendors and offices.What is the penalty?Urban and rural civic bodies, Collectors, forest officers, police authorities and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board officials have been empowered to implement the ban and take legal action. The penalty for violating the ban starts from ₹5,000 (first offence), ₹10,000 (second time) and ₹25,000 (third time) with three months in jail. In case one fails to pay the minimum penalty, the civic body can file a prosecution complaint before the court, which will decide the amount to be paid.Why was this necessary?Environment experts have been blaming plastic for choking of nullahs in Mumbai and the flooding in parts of the city during monsoons. Yuva Sena president Aaditya Thackeray was one of the first to demand a complete ban on plastic, a demand which was accepted by Shiv Sena leader and Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam. Plastic bag manufacturers approached the Bombay High Court against the decision, but their appeal was turned down. The Federation of Retail Traders Welfare Association, too, has gone to court. A hearing was held on Friday, but the plea was rejected. The State has 2,500 units making plastic bags, employing 56,000 people. They owe nearly ₹11,000 crore to banks as of March 31. The Clothing Manufacturers’ Association of India has spoken out against the ban, saying the apparel trade employs 30 lakh people in the country and depends on polypropylene for packaging.What is the alternative?The State is not directly providing alternatives to banned items and has relied on people for solutions. Urban local bodies, like the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), have invited manufacturers of alternative products to showcase their wares at a three-day exhibition. What lies in store?The BMC has trained 250 inspectors for levying penalties. Their list is available on its website, along with that of its 37 collection centres where people can dispose of plastic. While levying penalty, they will be registering the offender’s Aadhaar number, PAN number or driver licence number. It has also started a dedicated helpline for door-to-door collection. As on June 21, the BMC has collected 145 tonnes of banned plastic from Mumbai. However, most of this was plastic segregated from regular waste and only a fraction is from the 24 dedicated bins for dumping plastic. This underlines the need for more awareness.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Nov 2014 – A two hour power outage was the least of the concern Friday night once residents learned there had been a traffic accident; that news spread rapidly and also revealed that the lone driver in that truck died, reportedly at the scene. The man, who was in his Ford F-150 truck alone slammed into a utility pole; the impact snapping the pole in half and that caused the outage in the Leeward Highway side of the Bight on Friday around 10pm. Police have still not given the go ahead on the identity of the deceased officially nor any insight thus far on what may have led to the accident. We can say the man is of the Walters family here in Provo and that he may be considered the fourth traffic death for 2014. It is still unclear how the police rule the death of Quincy Gardiner of North Caicos, who was in August found lifeless in the road. The autopsy is still not made public in that case. Recommended for you PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tribute Related Items:leeward highway, North caicos, quincy gardiner, traffic accident Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp New Government contracts mean new clinic for Kew in North Caicos Police move to charge man for weekend traffic fatalitylast_img read more

first_imgBOSTON, MA — The following Wilmington students have made the Dean’s List at Wentworth Institute of Technology for the Summer 2018 semester:Matthew Robert FregeauJustin Anthony LarosaAbout Wentworth Institute of TechnologyFounded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent, co-educational, nationally ranked institution offering career-focused education through 17 bachelor’s degree programs in areas such as applied mathematics, architecture, business management, computer science, computer networking, construction management, design, and engineering.The Institute also offers master’s degrees in applied computer science, architecture, civil engineering, construction management, facility management, and technology management.Wentworth is a leader in engineering, technology, design, and management education and is well known for its academic excellence and cooperative education (co-op) programs, as well as community service and support for the economic growth of the region.For more information, please visit http://www.wit.edu.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Wentworth Institute of Technology via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Wentworth Institute Of TechnologyIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Defuria, Mangano & Scalese Named To Dean’s List At Wentworth Institute of TechIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Defuria & Scalese Named To Dean’s List At Wentworth Institute of TechIn “Education”last_img read more

first_imgMaruti Suzuki, India’s largest car maker appears to be preparing for an aggressive launch in the domestic market in the near future. The company, which recently took the wraps off its much anticipated Celerio in India, has now showcased a few interesting customised vehicles at the ongoing 12th edition of Delhi Auto Expo.Maruti’s Swift is undoubtedly one of the best offerings from the company for the Indian auto enthusiasts. The car has earned many accolades sine its foray into the auto market. Now the brand is trying its luck in the hot hatch segment with the sportier version of Swift – Swift Sport.Donned in yellow paint, the new Swift Sports flaunts a sporty and aggressive look. The car accommodates safety features like ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution), ESP, dual front, electronically adjustable side-view mirrors, dual airbags in the front, curtain airbags and a knee airbag for the driver. Other features of the car include HID projector headlights, automatic headlights, power folding wing mirrors, keyless entry and Bluetooth compatible music system.Under the hood, Swift Sports packs 1.6-litre 4-cylinder motor, which can churn out a power of 100PS at 6900RPM and a peak torque of 160Nm at 4,400RPM. The vehicle can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 8.7 seconds and can attain a top speed of 193kmph.The company also unveiled a new avatar of its Swift Dzire called Swift Dzire Opula. The car houses a slew of features like dual tone seats, dual tone dashboard and a console fitted with display.last_img read more

first_img Volkswagen (VW) first sold a diesel vehicle in Britain equipped with software which rigged the result of emissions tests in 2008, UK managing director Paul Willis told the Commons Transport select committee on 12 October. It seems around 2008 from the information I have at the moment. I knew nothing about this subject until 19 September this year, when I first heard it on the news from the United States.During the hearing Willis answered questions from British lawmakers and vowed that Volkswagen would work to win back trust. He also said there were questions around the emissions testing process, and that the firm should discuss with British regulators the possibility of paying towards the re-testing of vehicles. Willis told Louise Ellman, the chair of the parliamentary committee, that the first recalls of the faulty models will take place in the first quarter of 2016.Were determined to get to the bottom of this, because we have to get to the bottom of this issue to regain the trust of our customers. We will call the cars back step by step and I intend in the United Kingdom to contact every single customer to try to call those cars back, said Willis. The Volkswagen managing director also defended allegations that it was a corporate decision to circumvent the emissions tests. I find it absolutely implausible that senior people of the company would have known of these issues with regard to the testing regime, he said.The biggest business crisis in VWs 78-year history has wiped about a third off its share price, forced out its long-time CEO, prompted investigations across the world and shaken both the car industry and German establishment. Closelast_img read more

first_imgMap of ThakurgaoMembers of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) have detained four Bangladesh nationals near the border area, reports UNB.Three Bangladesh nationals were picked up by BSF from Paria border in Baliadangi upazila of Thakurgaon district early Sunday while another from Durgapur border in Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat.The detained persons are Shah Alam, 35, son of Sirajul Islam of Taranjhuri village, Abu Sayeed, 24, son of Ismail Hossain of Horinmari Noyabasti village and Pobarul Hossain, 26, son of Tofarul islam of Notabari village in upazila.Lieutenant colonel Mohammad Hossain, commanding officer of Border Guard Bangladesh battalion no 50, said that a BSF team detained the trio from an area adjacent to 385 no pillar on the border line around 4:00am while they were trying to intrude into Indian territory.Meanwhile, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) sent a letter to the BSF for holding a flag meeting, he added.BSF detained a Bangladeshi national from Durgapur border in Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat early Sunday.The detained person is Milon Mia, 35, son of Mohsin of Durgapur village.A team of BSF detained Milon from 2 no sub pillar of 927 no main pillar on the border around 4:30am while he was trying to intrude in Gidaldaha area of India, said lieutenant colonel Golam Morshed, commanding officer of BGB-15 battalion.last_img read more

first_imgInternational Organization for Migration (IOM) director general William Lacy Swing has called upon all for redoubling efforts to ensure that support for victims of trafficking becomes a key pillar in their work, reports UNB.”We must redouble our efforts to ensure that support for victims of trafficking becomes a key pillar in our work,” he said in an op-ed marking the World Day against Trafficking in Persons that falls on today, Monday.Swing said businesses should also ensure they have established feedback loops so that they can continually improve reporting mechanisms, protection for whistle-blowers, and prevention of further harm.”More and more companies are coming together to address the risks they face in supply chains, but remediation for victims of trafficking remains a new area of work for the private sector,” he wrote in the article titled “With Public and Private Sectors at Odds, Traffickers Win. Let’s work together to protect its victims.”Terming positive trends encouraging, he said much more needs to be done. “Today, I will focus on a key challenge, which I see as the next frontier in supply chain engagement: mobilizing the private sector to ensure that migrants who have been wronged receive the remedy and justice they deserve.”Beyond strengthening their due diligence, he said, companies can and must take responsibility for harm perpetrated against their workers and ensure that all possible steps are taken to assist victims of trafficking in their recovery – which they can do by working closely with governments, civil society organizations, international organizations, and the victims themselves.Swing said states bear the primary responsibility to address human trafficking and protect trafficked victims. “By establishing stronger connections between private sector and public efforts to help victims of trafficking, together we can do the work of rebuilding broken lives.”Earlier this year IOM, the UN Migration Agency, launched a set of practical guidelines for companies to address this challenge. In line with the United Nations’ “Protect, Respect, and Remedy” Framework, IOM’s Remediation Guidelines describe the many avenues that businesses can take to offer remediation to victims of exploitation, in partnership with local state and non-State actors.These routes include facilitating access to victim services and support systems such as medical or psychosocial care; relocating victims to new job environments; offering voluntary return to countries of origin; support for recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration where possible, said the IOM chief.”But as we mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, we are also reminded, sadly, that migrants are too often exposed to disproportionate risks of exploitation and abuse when looking for better employment opportunities away from home,” Swing said.Every year, millions of migrants are trafficked within and across borders and find themselves trapped in forced labour.In some cases, men and women are coerced by force into work, enduring violence, threats or psychological manipulation.Often they find themselves indebted via unfair recruitment processes or employment conditions, all the while facing enormous pressures from their families and communities who may have gone into debt themselves, just to start their job search.Other forms of exploitation only slightly more benign;-having to toil under dangerous conditions, settling for menial wages, facing hidden deductions and unreasonable restrictions during both work and non-work hours.”These abuses, too, harm migrants and violate their rights,” Swing said adding that these types of abuse can occur all along an industry’s supply chain and can be easily concealed among layers of sub-contractors.He said trafficking in persons exists today in every country and every economic sector. “Whether the business is coffee, clothing or construction, this much is clear: no workplace or community is immune to human trafficking.””We must all insist that supply chains are free from human trafficking and other forms of exploitation,” Swing said.He said they are already seeing signs of change and a growing number of companies are taking action in their supply chains; more governments are developing new policies and regulatory mechanisms for greater business accountability.”Civil society also plays a critical role in advocating for migrants’ rights and ensuring they have access to the protection and assistance services they need,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgGonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury. File PhotoGonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury on Tuesday told the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) that the people of the country were expecting the party to act, reports UNB.”Bangladesh’s democracy and the country itself have been snatched away. The people are expecting steps from your party (BNP),” he said, addressing the party’s vice-chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu.Zafrullah was speaking at a programme marking the homecoming day of Mawlana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, organised by Bhasani Anusari Parishad, at National Press Club in the capital.”Come out on the streets,” he said.Jatiya Party’s former minister and secretary general Mostafa Jamal Haider said democracy was “destroyed” through the “farcical 30 December elections.”Shamsuzzaman Dudu, Jahangirnagar University former vice chancellor Jasim Uddin Ahmed, JU teacher professor Dilara Chowdhury also spoke, among others, at the programme.last_img read more

first_imgA neighbour looks out from a window near the building where 11 family members were found dead inside their home in the neighbourhood of Burari in New Delhi on 1 July 2018. Police have cordoned off the home in Burari in the north of the capital where the bodies of seven women and four men were discovered July 1. `10 of the 11 family members were found hanging when we reached the house. The last, a 75-year-old female, was dead on the floor,` a Delhi police official told AFP. Photo: AFPA family of 11 found dead at their home in New Delhi had been observing “spiritual, mystical practices”, police said Sunday.Officers cordoned off the property in the north of the capital where the bodies of seven female and four male victims were discovered early Sunday morning.”Ten of the 11 family members were found hanging when we reached the house. The last, a 75-year-old female, was dead on the floor,” a Delhi police official said.”It is still too early (to know what happened). It is an ongoing investigation and we haven’t ruled out anything.”A police statement drew attention to the family’s spiritual beliefs.”During search of the house, certain handwritten notes have been found which point towards observance of some definite spiritual, mystical practices by the whole family,” the statement said.”Coincidentally, these notes have strong similarity with the manner in which the mouths, eyes etc of the deceased were tied and taped,” it added.The police said that the house had not been robbed or ransacked, and detectives await the results of post mortem examinations on the bodies.The dead included two brothers, their wives, five children and a 77-year-old woman. The youngest to die were two 15-year-old brothers.Local news reports said a neighbour made the grisly discovery after checking on the family after they failed to open their shop.Their bodies were hanging from an iron grill in the ceiling.Police are questioning neighbours and scanning CCTV footage in the area for leads.last_img