first_img…her ancestor was source of name for Buxton villageSathya Sai devotee Dana Gillipsie, who had adapted her singing of Blues to Bhajans after visiting Baba in India over thirty years ago, visited Guyana last week to perform at the local Sai centers in Georgetown, Berbice and other locales, made what to her was a very soulful discovery. Her “great, great, great, great uncle”, who was Thomas Foulis Buxton who was the British MP and Member of the Society for the Abolition of Slavery responsible for the Act that resulted in the Abolition of Slavery on August 1 1834, had been honoured by some of those freed slaved in Guyana when they named their village “Buxton”.Dana Gillespie visits Buxton for the first timeIn an interview with TVG, Gillipsie could not contain her excitement at her discovery. She remarked that the extended families that are descended from Buxton meet annually and they always lamented a bit that William Wilberforce had been given the bulk of the recognition for the abolition of slavery. But what Wilberforce actually did, Gillipsie pointed out, was to achieve the abolition of the British slave trade in 1807 and thereafter passed on the mantle to take abolition to its conclusion to Thomas Buxton, who was from a wealthy brewery family.Buxton had become influenced by the Quaker position on slavery after the abolition of the slave trade and when he was elected to parliament in 1818 he took the struggle to that forum. In 1824, he succeeded Wilberforce as head of the anti-slavery party in Parliament, continuing the struggle until the Slavery Abolition Act, in 1833, freed all enslaved people in the British Empire. Ravi Dev, who was on the panel with her to discuss the anomaly of a British blues singer becoming a Sathya Sai devotee, commented that the villagers of Buxton had done their benefactor proud, by becoming one of the premier villages in Guyana, especially noted for educational attainments and cultural retention. Shewas very pleased and promised she would mention these facts at the next family reunion.Informed that a monument to Thomas Buxton in his original constituency of Weymouth was now complete and would be inaugurated in June, she accepted Dev’s request to ask the organisers to invite some villagers from Buxton to be part of the celebrations.On her own evolution, Gillipsie revealed that many English rock stars like the Beatles and Rolling Stones were influenced by the Blues which originated in the American South from the experience of the descendants of American Slaves. She had acted in the massive hit play Jesus Christ Superstar in London and moved on to appear in several plays.Sir Thomas Fowell BuxtonAfter her life unravelled somewhat in the 1970’s she turned to the Blues and became interested in Hindi music which would have been quite common in London. She adapted a Mohamed Rafi song to her style of Blues singing and produced an album influenced by the music of Pankaj Udhas. She says that since so many others copy western Music, she was merely returning the complement to India.As an ardent devotee of Sathya Sai Baba, she has been travelling to many Sai Conferences, giving talks about her meetings with Him, as well as singing many of her spiritual songs. She sang for Sai Baba for eight of His birthdays since His 70th birthday. Her intense voice and energy captures the audience wherever she goes.One pet peeve she took pains to explain was how oblivious some decisions in the west do not take into consideration of those who are from different traditions. This was England’s move issue a new 5 pound note to replace the present one which has a painting of anti-slavery activists that included Thomas Buxton with one of Winston Churchill. He peeve wasn’t only the removal of her ncestor’s portrait but that in the note there was a sunstance that originated from beef. This was objectionable to Hindus and all vegans.Sri Sathya Sai BabaDevotees of Sai, of course, believe that all the various religious paths all lead to the same Divinity and it all comes down to showing love to all creation – especially one fellow beings. She said that with music one communicated directly with the divinity and with all humanity. Gillespie, having never visited Guyana before and having no knowledge of her ancestor’s connection with Guyana, said she felt at home when she landed.“As my feet hit the soil, I said to one of the guys picking me up, I said I feel so at home here, so comfortable. It was dark; I had nothing to judge it by. Something happened to my soul, the moment my feet hit the soil,” she explained.In her final parting comment, Dana Gillipsie promised she would have to return to Guyana.last_img read more

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Mario Balotelli will pick up a six-figure bonus for STAYING at Liverpool. The Reds are so desperate to get him off the books they are prepared to contribute 60 per cent of his wages if Lazio or Sampdoria take him back to Serie A on loan. But Balotelli is prepared to stick it out at Anfield and pick up his pay-cheques. (Daily Mirror)Louis van Gaal has been told by Bayern Munich to keep away from Thomas Muller. Manchester United are desperate to make the forward their next big summer signing. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United’s pursuit of Sergio Ramos is also over, with the Spain defender ready to extend his contract at Real Madrid next week. (Guardian)Former Manchester United left back Alexander Buttner is emerging as a target for Everton as they ponder a replacement for injured Leighton Baines. (Daily Mail)Juventus are considering Liverpool midfielder Lucas as an alternative to Schalke’s Julian Draxler as the Italian champions look for reinforcements. (Daily Express)Leicester City have fought off a late challenge from Schalke to sign Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler in a £4.8million deal. The Bundesliga side made an improved offer to the Swiss international on Thursday with West Ham also previously interested, but the Foxes have secured a deal. (Daily Mail)West Ham United have not given up hope of resurrecting a deal for Emmanuel Adebayor after being made aware that the Togo striker would prefer to stay in London after he turned down a move to Aston Villa. (The Times)Adebayor is just one of a dozen players West Ham are considering as they continue their search for a striker before the transfer window closes. (London Evening Standard)Ronald Koeman insists he will not let captain Jose Fonte leave Southampton this summer despite interest from Aston Villa. (Daily Mirror)Blackburn are ready to sign winger Jobi McAnuff in a surprise deal. The 33-year-old can leave League Two Leyton Orient and is training with Rovers. The Londoners want the well-travelled Jamaican star off their payroll. (The Sun)West Ham and Charlton have made their moves as the race for in-demand Dagenham & Redbridge starlet Jodi Jones hots up. The Hammers are understood to have tabled a £250,000 bid for the 17-year-old forward. Championship Charlton have offered £100,000 plus defender Ayo Obileye, who has already spent last season as a teammate of Jones’ on loan with the League Two club. (Daily Mirror)Ronny Deila has insisted in-demand Virgil van Dijk is going nowhere before Celtic’s Champions League dream is secured. Southampton and Everton head a list of clubs chasing the Dutch defender’s signature. (The Sun)Eddie Howe is chasing one-time Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman. The Bournemouth boss has offered Napoli £5.5million for their Dutch international, 27. But the Cherries face competition from French side Marseille. (The Sun)Middlesbrough are confident of sealing the £4million signing of David Nugent by the end of the weekend. Leicester’s Nugent, 30, is discussing personal terms with Boro, who are also chasing another striker having all but given up on Blackburn’s Jordan Rhodes. (The Sun)Inverness Caley Thistle are resigned to losing Ryan Christie after Swansea joined the hunt for the 20-year-old midfielder. (Daily Express)Celtic are closing in on a sensational move to nab Rangers target Scott Allan from Hibs in a cash-plus-players deal. (Daily Express)And here’s the latest headlines…Former West Haw playmaker Alessandro Diamanti close to Watford switch, reveals bossExclusive: Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle rejects £8m switch to Championship side Bristol CityManchester City blow! Defensive target Diego Godin signs new Atletico Madrid contract – reportsBlow for Manchester United? PSG poised to land Monaco star Layvin Kurzawa in £14m dealSampdoria ready to offer Mario Balotelli route out of LiverpoolRoberto Soldado heading to Villarreal after Tottenham teammate Erik Lamela confirms exitMorgan Amalfitano is no longer in first team plans following West Ham training ground bust-upSouthampton enter talks with Napoli defender Kalidou KoulibalyChelsea target John Stones is not for sale insists Everton manager Roberto MartinezLeicester City suffer transfer blow as midfield target Charles Aranguiz makes Bayer Leverkusen moveExclusive: Tottenham must strengthen strike force to break top four claims former captain Michael Dawsonlast_img read more

first_imgThe kindly teacher, Mrs. Cynthia Knapton, pulled me to the back of the classroom and softly asked what was wrong. I wept as I spilled all: the poverty, the loneliness, the ominous words I’d heard my father say the night before. She consoled me; I went back to the sleepless house at the end of the school day. But a couple of days later, when my mother came to pick me up, she was asked to come into the principal’s office. I was terrified that I’d let loose some awful secret and would surely be in trouble at home. But what was waiting in that office was a beautiful gesture pulled together by Mrs. Knapton: a box of food for my family, a gently used coat for me, some money for my family to buy Christmas meat. A couple of years later, after my father was at a new job, we visited San Francisco for the day. Frankly, I couldn’t understand what was so grand about Union Square: There were homeless people everywhere. People literally stepped over a man sitting against Saks Fifth Avenue, his head hung low and eyes sadly staring into space. As I trailed behind my parents, who were waiting for a crosswalk light to change, I turned to face a man sitting on a low wall, similarly anonymous to the rush of passers-by. “Hi,” I said to the homeless man. His downtrodden face turned up, his eyes lit up and teared up, and he offered an enthusiastic but genuinely surprised “hi” back, as if it had been years since he’d received a greeting in this city. I felt incredibly sad, returning to a home that day as that man had none. Nowadays, I still wonder about society’s relationship with those without a place to live. We hold holiday food drives and celebrities dish out turkey and stuffing at soup kitchens, but what about when the cameras aren’t clicking? The holidays are seen as an inspiration to help the less fortunate, but what about the other 11 months of the year? We might classify the homeless as drunks or mentally ill, junkies or simply down and out. Everybody has a different story. But in the end, is not every person without a home, living out of a shopping cart or under an overpass, just as human as you or me, just as deserving of our compassion and respect? We might say that handouts are bad for the homeless, as they might use the cash to buy smokes or booze. But what stops us from buying an extra cup of coffee in the morning and giving it to the shivering man huddled along the side of the strip mall? In fact, what makes us think that helping the homeless is all about material goods? Introduce yourself. Shake a hand. Talk and listen. Offer a wave and a smile to the person who may like nothing more than to be respected as part of the community but lacks a roof over his head. Treating the homeless, those who have fallen on hard luck, with kindness and respect is seasonless. Because even Mrs. Knapton wasn’t just giving a poor 11-year-old a handout: In the short time I was in her class, she told a parable one day about a woman who was afraid to cross the street for fear of getting hit, and therefore stayed shuttered in her house – safe and secure, but lonely and missing out on life. I listened intently, feeling a shred of hope, and in the two decades since I’ve run across many streets, taken lots of chances and embraced life for all its ups and downs. And that lesson was the greatest gift. Bridget Johnson is a columnist at the Daily News and blogs at Write to her by e-mail at local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When I was 11 years old, there wasn’t a lot of reason to pine for a stack of presents piled under a Christmas tree. My father had lost his job months before, as scores did in the mid-1980s oil-industry bust. With our house in foreclosure, my family packed up the car and moved to try to make a new start, in hopes of my father finding the exploration work that suddenly was not in demand. The everyday tension was palpable. The small house we rented became the dark spot in my young life, where each night I feared going to bed because the inevitable insomnia was draining me. Then one night, close to the holidays, I overheard my father say that if things continued as they were much longer, we would be living out of our car. The next day I sat in class at Our Lady of the Assumption school in Sacramento, one of two students there on a financial-need free ride. I can’t remember what the catalyst was – or if there even was one – but suddenly the tears came pouring out. Every fear I had rushed forth. I felt embarrassed in front of the classmates I barely knew. last_img read more

first_imgA promising young boxer who shot and injured a jogger has escaped jail.The shooter, Darren Kelly, appeared before Letterkenny District Court today charged with possession of an article with intent to cause injury. Kelly, 21, initially appeared in court last February where he pleaded guilty to the chargeThe court had heard how a jogger was out with friend in Letterkenny at 9.30pm on October 2nd, 2014.He felt a sharp pain to his head and he initially thought he had been hit by a stone from a passing car.He jogged on but then felt another pain in his right arm and again outside a local petrol station he felt yet another pain in his arm.The man then noticed a black VW Passat passing him by and a man was in the passenger seat holding a gun.He got the registration of the car but it managed to speed off.The injured man immediately went to Letterkenny Garda station and reported the shooting.Pictures of the jogger’s injuries were handed into court.Inspector Sheridan said the gun, understood to be a pellet gun, had the capability of piercing the skin.Solicitor for Kelly of Ard McCool, Stranorlar, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client was under the influence of other people in the car.He said his client was very sorry for what had happened saying he was a man of considerable talent in the boxing ring.He asked for a period of time to compensate the victim.Judge Paul Kelly said “This was extraordinary behaviour going around with a gun in a car shooting at people.”He adjourned the case until today after ordering a probation and supervision report on Kelly.The court heard how the victim’s skin had been pierced but he had recovered fully from the incited.Judge Kelly said he had read the report and was satisfied that he had met the matter fairly.“He has applied fulsomely with the probation service and basically has done everything asked of him and his intensions for the future are genuine,” he said.He applied the probation act on all charges.Promising boxer who shot jogger with pellet gun escapes jail was last modified: October 24th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BOXERcourtdarren kellydonegaljoggershootinglast_img read more

first_imgA Letterkenny woman has been named as the new principal of Mulroy College in Milford.Fiona Temple, 37, is currently Vice-Principal of Crana College in Buncrana.Ms Temple is the youngest daughter of Seamus and Mary Temple from Crievesmith. She previously worked in Germany and also in Errigal College in Letterkenny.She is expected to succeed current principal of Mulroy College Rita Gleeson in early March.   LETTERKENNY WOMAN IS NAMED NEW SCHOOL PRINCIPAL was last modified: January 25th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CRANA COLLEGEFiona TempleMulroy Collegelast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 A dozen hands shot up in the class of 20 students. For many, it would be their first paid acting job letting foreign medical graduate students poke and prod them as they lay on an examining table portraying someone with pneumonia or some other illness. OK, so it’s not “Death of a Salesman.” But you take what you can get when your acting resume is a little, ah, on the thin side. Bored with retirement? Got too much time on your hands? Want a few laughs? Go see Powell. There’s never a dull moment in his classroom of seniors looking for a new second act in life. A few of them, like Lee Gale Gruen, have found it. For 37 years, she was a Los Angeles County Probation Department officer listening to ex-cons trying to con her. She knows a little something about acting. Playing an illness wasn’t exactly the kind of acting job Buddy Powell’s students envisioned when they signed up for his commercial acting class for older adults. But, what the heck, it was a job and it paid good money. “What do we have to do?” asked Hennie Woods, a retired Los Angeles Unified schoolteacher. “They’ll give you pneumonia or something, and you portray it,” Powell says. “Who’s interested?” In the last year, she’s done two community theater plays and landed two TV commercials. “In one, I’m roller-skating down a sidewalk carrying a sign for a legal services company,” she says. “The other was an infocommercial for skin care cream.” Willa Reynolds, retired from a career as an executive secretary for a local insurance company, landed a bit part in an American Express commercial. If you look quick, you can catch the back of her head covered in curlers as she walks down the street. Reynolds’ husband of 50 years, Ralph a retired engineer has a commercial for a diabetic supply company topping his acting resume. Roz Wilson, who was in the ladies’ garment business most of her life, landed a job as a shopper in a Target commercial. The oldest member of the class, 95-year-old Carolyn Hyman, has done a commercial but she can’t remember the name of the product offhand. Doesn’t make any difference. None of these seniors figures this second act in life that they’re reaching for is going to land them in a Malibu beach house someday. They’re realistic. They don’t go the class at the Hollywood Senior Multipurpose Center two days a week thinking they’ve got a shot at becoming the next wave of Golden Girls. They go because it’s fun and they find themselves laughing a lot, they say. Fun and laughter not a bad second act in life. “There’s a tremendous comradery in class,” Gruen says. “It’s extremely upbeat because everyone’s focused on acting, not their latest operation. It attracts that kind of person.” Upbeat, interesting people, Powell says. Half of the class is keeping its fingers crossed that it will lead to bigger things half just wants to get out of the house and meet new, interesting people. Have some laughs and maybe live longer who knows? “Acting attracts the kind of seniors willing to take chances and open themselves up to all sorts of experiences and challenges,” Powell says. “This class is definitely not for the shy and timid.” Powell, who lives in Toluca Lake, made his living as an actor for 26 years before getting into teaching five years ago. The Hollywood class is sponsored by the LAUSD’s Division of Adult and Career Education and is free to adults 62 or older. Powell can be reached during business hours at the Hollywood Senior Multipurpose Center (323) 957-3900, Ext. 264 or by e-mailing him at If you think you can portray an illness pneumonia or something he’s got an $18-an-hour job just waiting to get the second act of your life going. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgGemma’s 5k memorial run held Aghyaran drew close to 600 from both sides of the border Friday evening to a well organised event raising proceeds in excesss of £ 5000 for charity.Everybody was a winner for what was a fitting tribute to the memory of a young local woman Gemma Mc Hale who died tragically in a road accident.  27BrownJames16.36419Mc NultyShane16.55174GallagherShane17.25495PenrosePatrick17.31470O DonnellSeamus17.52684RenfrewJimmy18.1677ColtanGerard18.19527StockdaleHelen c18.251CallaghanDerek18.3796CoylePaul18.41690MulliganKieran18.44163GallagherConor18.45746Mc BrideOran19.11651ByrneKay19.24224IrwinBrendan19.32161GallagherBarry19.44426MelaughKenny19.44180GallenEugene19.45626GallagherConor19.47732PorterNoeleen19.51771GanvadAndrew19.51818CarlinJoe19.56239KeeConrad20.04365Mc HughLiam20.08786An other20.12175GallagherTony20.13632ChambersBarry20.18494PenroseMichael20.21665CattersonAlan20.25728MulliganDermott20.29772ClarkeRichard20.38799An 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GintyKathleen43.41442MossMaire43.41326Mc GlincheyMary44.06307Mc CroryDeirdre44.2366Mc HughMary44.2387Mc LaughlinCora44.2686LennardJoe44.34708RusheJohn45.18744DolanW John45.18436MonganJacqueline45.21437MonganMartina45.21622GreeneClodagh45.21304Mc cormickNiamh45.51319Mc GeeCaoibhe45.5269ClarkeAmy45.5429BrowneCaoimhe45.55115DohertyOllie45.56204HarperDenise45.57779HarperCaolan45.58109DohertyCathaoir46110DohertyHelen46603DevineCormac46855DohertyOliver46.09498PeoplesNiall46.1743ByrneTricia46.24119DolanCarmel46.24780Late Entry46.42367Mc HughMichael46.5711CoxineThomas46.5253KnoxJason47709BrollyEugene47272Mac TomaisConchubhair47.03372Mc HughRachel47.03612Mc GrathCollete47.35808BurnsideGordan47.35656O NeillMonica47.52657GallagherMary47.52129DolanRachel48.05131DolanSara48.05824Mc GarveyPatrice48.1825Mc GarveyBernie48.1125DolanKirsty48.14394Mc LaughlinMichelle48.14482O NiellBronagh48.2652RamseyDessy48.2499PeoplesTreasa48.25716Mc SorleyMarie48.25800Mc EntyreJim48.25802Wray Mc CrossanDaniel48.2558CarlinChristine48.31602DevineCaroline48.31169GallagherNaoidhine48.36604GallagherTara48.36168GallagherMicheala48.47418Mc NultyRyan48.47420Mc NultyShauna48.54264LynchCaroline48.57789Mc SorleyMairead48.57790Mc SorleyGemma48.57425MelarkyDeborah49.02804Mc MenaminMajella49.02750CollinsAnnette49.09803Mc MenaminSinead49.09154FrielAndrew49.42186GillespieStephen49.42277MaguireMonica49.42360Mc HughBrigid49.42390Mc LaughlinHelen49.42637ColtonBetty49.42136DooherLucia50.02817HamiltonMary50.02816HamiltonBernie50.13400Mc MenaminAngeline50.27638ByrneAnn50.27145DugganRonan50.35778GallagherConal50.35399Mc ManusEdel50.36483O Shea ByrneDearbhaile50.36783CatersonErin50.36706DolanNatalie50.4139ByrneGerry50.43148FallsKerrie50.43273MaddenBernadine50.43669CarlinPatti50.43725HarkinAnthony50.43106DevineElaine50.58791Mc SorleyNaomi50.58668Mc MenaminUltan51.03863CassidyEdel51.03861MimnaghAine51.04685RamseyAnne51.13444MossStacey51.21532SweeneySiobhan51.21689Mc MenaminGerard51.21761O HarePaula51.21128DolanMartina51.54353Mc guirePatrica51.54601MeahMoss51.54379Mc KelvreyTheresa51.57756LeonardShea51.59308Mc CrorySinead52.03752Mc GarveyEamonn52.03615Mc NamaraClaire52.08766LynchCaroline52.08265LynchElaine52.26315Mc DevittShauna52.26749LeonardTricia52.26755LeonardAime52.26770Mc DevittSusan52.26424MeehanMichaela52.39860DolanStephanie52.39100CroweDolores52.47687O DonnellClare52.49670Mc HughMary52.56618Mc NamaraGrace53.03694CarlinCiara53.03359Mc HughBarbara53.06450NelisKathleen53.06219HowardLouise53.0874ColreavyFiona53.4547WallsCharlene53.4522SimmonsGenevieve53.57481O NeillAmy54.06821PayneAoife54.06857DolanNicola54.13695Mc HughMaria54.15484O Shea ByrneDeirdre54.24782CatersonCaola54.24815ByrneEithne54.24649CresswellOliver54.28650CresswellElaine54.28680LynchDympna54.32710DolanMarcella54.32466O DonnellDympna54.43712BrennanCarmel54.43813MoiraPayne54.43862MichellGordon55.03236JordanPeggy55.19864NugentAine55.19485O Shea ByrneMairiosa55.29663DolanFrances55.29856DolanDonna55.29853OrrMaureen56.01852OrrDessie56.01781CatersonRobert56.57871Mc HughMariah56.57872Mc HughDeirdre57.28357Mc HaleSiobhan57.34412Mc NameeSinead57.34642Mc GlincheyEmma57.34644ByrneAine57.34688AshLauren57.35121DolanClaire57.39643MossDearbhla57.39868Late Entry57.39869Late Entry57.391(A) ConnollyDd (Deirdre)58.1247CaldwellClaire58.1248CaldwellDoris58.1249CaldwellDrew58.12126DolanMargaret58.12133DolanPeter58.12700Devinelily58.58866Late Entry58.58867Late Entry58.58870Late Entry58.58107DevineOwen58.58628Mc HughJonathan60.27629Mc HughCaoife60.27120DolanCatherine60.36630Mc HughCianan60.36631Mc HughCaroline60.36430MonaghanBridgit60.4435MonaghanSean60.55666DolanAnita60.55614Mc NamaraWinnie60.61617Mc NamaraRose60.6110AshMarie61.4616Mc NamaraJo61.4613Mc NamaraMichael61.45675DolanDermott62.1795ColdwellGrace62.1793Mc HughMary62.24794ColdwellSheena62.24796ColdwellDaniel62.2455CarlinAnn Marie62.26368Mc HughNiamh62.26391Mc LaughlinKevin62.26776GallagherMargaret62.26691MulliganChristina62.26681ByrneSeamus65.23719GoanRoisin67738GallagherSusan67739GoanSiobhan67740GoanDamien67822MonaghanMarie67RESULTS FROM GEMMA’S 5K IN AGHYARAN was last modified: May 18th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2014Aghyaran 5kGemma’s 5kResultslast_img read more

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_img1 March 2012China’s leading auto manufacturer, First Automobile Works, has begun construction on a US$100-million truck and passenger car plant at the Coega industrial development zone in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province.Officials from First Automobile Works (FAW) signed a contract with the Coega Development Corporation earlier this week to mark the beginning of construction at the industrial development zone near Port Elizabeth.“FAW’s decision to build the plant in South Africa is significant, as it will be one of the biggest manufacturing investments by China in the country so far,” Coega Development Corporation spokesperson Ayanda Vilakazi said on Tuesday.“FAW’s arrival in the Eastern Cape adds to the existing list of automobile manufacturers already in the province, including Volkswagen, General Motors and Mercedes-Benz,” Vilakazi added.500 new jobs in the first phaseInitial construction of the plant will cover 400&bnsp;000 square metres and cost R200-million.The plant is expected to produce 5 000 trucks annually, as well as light commercial vehicles and passenger cars. In its first phase, the plant is expected to create 500 permanent jobs for people in the province.Once completed, the truck assembly facility is expected to create a further 500 to 800 jobs, with more jobs being created when the company starts producing an additional 30 000 passenger vehicles annually.“We welcome the private sector’s investment of billions of rands that will provide desperately-needed job opportunities, while also helping to address poverty and inequality in the province,” Eastern Cape Premier Noxolo Kiviet said during the sod-turning ceremony on Tuesday.Coega’s added incentivesKiviet said the South African government’s efforts to develop infrastructure in the province was pivotal in securing FAW’s investment.Vilakazi said FAW’s decision to invest in the province was prompted by Coega’s location, the proximity of the Port of Ngqura, the logistical solutions available, the availability of skills in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan area, and support mechanisms offered by Coega.Since entering the market in 1984, FAW has produced 16-million vehicles and has consistently been a Fortune 500 company.FAW is China’s leading exporter of vehicles, and has joint venture operations with many of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers, including Volkswagen, Toyota and Mazda.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_img11 November 2015South Africa is among 13 countries that form the executive committee of the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), elected on a three-year mandate.The executive committee consists of the president, three vice-presidents and nine delegates representing the organisation’s four regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.The committee is an elective body responsible for complying with the resolutions of the general assembly, by which it supervises the execution of the decisions of the assembly.Voting took place during Interpol’s general assembly, held last week in Kigali, Rwanda.The South African delegation on the executive committee will be headed by Brigadier Anbuen Naidoo, who is also the head of Interpol’s National Central Bureau (NCB), situated in Pretoria.#sapsHQ South Africa elected to INTERPOL Executive Committee. @INTERPOL_HQ ME— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) November 6, 2015The NCB was recently incorporated into the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, the Hawks, and will report directly to its national head, Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza. The bureau is set to be staffed by highly trained police under the command and control of the Hawks, which links the South African Police Service (SAPS) to global law enforcement agencies.Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko said they were humbled by the vote of confidence shown by fellow members of Interpol on the continent and vowed to continue playing a leading role in international policing.“We commit to using this position to promote the interests of the continent in the global fight against international organised crime. We appreciate that this fight must have a global face and Interpol is that face.“The Hawks’ leading role will strengthen South Africa’s footprint in building criminal databases and co-operating with other international policing agencies on cross-border investigations, operations and arrests,” said Nhleko.InterpolInterpol is the world’s biggest international police organisation, with 190 member countries.“Our role is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place,” reads the official website. “Our high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support helps meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century.”Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more