KCCA FC defeat Proline to go second in league


first_imgAzam Uganda Premier League KCCA FC 2-0 Proline FC StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo Tuesday, 08-05-2018Proline’s Savio Kabugo (left) fights for the ball with Derrick Nsibambi of KCCA on Tuesday (photos by Shaban Lubega)KCCA FC required two second half goals to defeat a Proline side that missed several goal scoring opportunities as the Kasasiro Boys moved second on the 16 team league table.Shaban Muhammad and Derrick Nsibambi scored at the start and of the second half respectively to ensure that KCCA move to within five points leaders Vipers SC who could only manage a 1-1 draw at Kirinya JSS on the same day.The game started on a high tempo with end to end action as Proline’s David Owori shot wide after only three minutes when he was played through on goal by Daniel Isiagi.Both teams seemed to settle thereafter until Shaban shot straight at Saidi Keni in Proline’s goal following a through ball by Mustapha Kiiza on 35 minutes.Seconds later, a mix up in the KCCA defence allowed Isiagi to find him self one on one with Charles Lukwago but the striker shot straight at the KCCA’s number one.Two minutes later, Isiagi teed up Gift Ali but the midfielder could only shoot over the cross bar with Lukwago clearly beaten.The chances continued coming thick and fast for Mujibu Kasule’s men and with four minutes of the first half to play, Isiagi found him self unmarked in the are but his goal bound shot was cleared of the line by Isaac Kirabira.There was one more opportunity for Proline before the end of the half and it was captain, Joseph Mandela’s turn to miss when he miss-cued Owori’s cross, only six yards away from goal.At the start of the second half, KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi made two quick fire substitutions which saw Muzamir Mutyaba and Derrick Nsibambi come on for Lawrence Bukenya and the in-effective Jackson Nunda.The tide looked to have changed as KCCA started pressing continuously and they finally got their reward on 49 minutes when striker Shaban Muhammad pounced onto a poor headed back pass by Ssaka Mpima and clipped the ball over Saidi Keni to make it 1-0 to the Kasasiro Boys.Shaban Muhammad scored KCCA’s first goal against Proline.Four minutes later, Proline’s Gift Ali shot from outside the box but his effort could only find the right hand post and out of touch for a goal kick.Minutes later, Isiagi was onto it again as the striker found space in the box but could only direct his header wide of the mark.KCCA substitute Muzamir Mutyaba ran through on goal on the hour mark, rounded Keni but decided to cross instead of scoring into an empty goal and his cross found Mpima who cleared the ball way from danger.Proline knew that time was running out on them and Mpima crossed in from the right only for Isiagi to connect weakly while one on one with Lukwago and saw his effort go out of touch for a goal kick.He (Isiagi) had one more chance to make amends for his misses but again saw his header tipped over the bar by Lukwago after brilliant work down the right by Ali.With 15 minutes to play, Mujibu had seen enough and decided to take Isiagi off along with Ronnie Musana, replacing the pair with Joshua Okiror and Isaac Owori respectively.Proline finally put the ball in the net with two minutes to go but Owori’s effort was ruled out for off side.One minutes into stoppage time, Julius Poloto delivered a delicious cross into the area and Derrick Nsibambi headed it into the bottom left corner to make it 2-0 and ensure that his side take all three points on the day.KCCA now move to 54 points from 27 games, five behind leaders Vipers who have played one more game than the Kasasiro Boys.For Proline, they remain second from bottom with 27 points from 28 games and with two games to play, relegation is what Mujibu Kasule should start preparing for unless a miracle of sorts happens.The other games played today:Kirinya JSS 1-1 Vipers SCURA FC 0-0 Masavu FCComments Tags: derrick nsibambiKCCA FCproline fcShaban Muhammadtoplast_img read more

South Africa launches fuel cell study


first_img11 February 2016A R15-million feasibility study launched by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will identify particular components that can be manufactured for fuel cell units.The Isondo Precious Minerals (IPM) study was launched by the minister on Tuesday. It is intended to accelerate mineral beneficiation and localisation of fuel cell manufacturing in South Africa.“We are in a difficult time as producers and exporters of primary mineral resources as a result of the significant price fall of commodities,” Davies said. “This has affected many of the industrial mineral commodities that we produce as a country. We have realised that we need to find new uses for our resources.”There has been a rise in the technological development of fuel cells with demand for platinum in the fuel sector being at its most stable.“It is as a response to this demand that (the) government and the platinum mining sector resolve to encourage an increase in the demand for platinum. We have an additional interest to make sure that those new uses generate and support industrial development in South Africa, so as to capture the manufacturing that takes place in this particular industry,” Davies said.South Africa has honed in on two potential uses of fuel cell technology.“The first is the small power unit that could be used to power remote areas 20 kilometres away from the existing grid connection. The other use is of powering underground equipment within the mining industry.“What we are doing as (the) government is to support different initiatives that can realise the industrial development opportunities. This will also help us to achieve the beneficiation objectives.”The study is envisaged to be completed in a year’s time. “What we want to do through this feasibility study is to understand better the building blocks of fuel cell units and to look at the particular competencies and capabilities that can be developed in the country.“We want to establish this technology on the African continent as something which builds into the platinum industry to support and sustain the expansion and stabilisation of the industry,” the minister said.The feasibility study was evidence of IPM’s commitment to bring together world- class proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells and South African precious metal supply to significantly reduce the cost of PEM, said IPM’s chief executive, Vinay Somera.The Department of Trade and Industry is working closely with the Industrial Development Corporation on the development of a fuel cell roadmap.The announcement came as the Investing in African Mining Indaba was under way in Cape Town. Investors and stakeholders at the indaba widely acknowledged to current gloomy market – Mineral Resources Minister called it a “winter season” in his opening address on 8 February – be the worst downturn in the commodities market many in the mining sector had ever experienced.South Africa has 96% of the world’s platinum group metal reserves, and the country is the world’s largest producer of platinum. The Mining Indaba ends on 11 February.Source: SouthAfricanews.govlast_img read more

No denotified tribes in Tripura: Officials


first_imgAll 19 nomadic tribes of the State have been integrated into the list of Scheduled Tribes, officials of the Tribal Welfare Department told a visiting Central team.Bhiku Ramji Idate, Chairman, Commission of Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes (NCDNT), and member Shravan Singh Rathore paid a three-day visit to Agartala to compile a list of the marginalised tribes in the State.“Officials of the Tribal Welfare Department told us that there are no denotified tribes in Tripura,” said Mr. Rathore.Sunil Debbarma, Director, Tribal Research Institute, confirmed this. He, however, could not say if there are denotified tribes in the other Northeast States.5 dominant clansTribal people constitute 33% of Tripura’s population. Only five of the 19 clans are dominant. During their stay, the Commission members also held meetings with the department officials.The NCDNT, set up by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, examines various developmental aspects of nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes in the country.last_img read more

Equestrian team may miss Asiad


first_imgThe Indian equestrian team’s participation in the Asian Games looks in serious doubt as, with just days to go for the dressage event to begin, it is yet to leave for Guangzhou.After Mail Today broke the story about rider Rajesh Pattu’s horse Gabbar being diagnosed with tick fever and another horse testing positive for dope while in quarantine in Bangalore, the Equestrian Federation of India (EFI) has time-and-again reiterated that things are under control, while also putting back the team’s departure several times. The last target was November 6, which has come and gone, with the team still being in the country as of Monday night.Normally, equestrian teams arrive in the host city at least two weeks before the competition to help the riders and horses acclimatise to the conditions and prepare. But in this case, the first events — the dressage team and individual qualifiers — are supposed to be held this Sunday. And yet, there seems to be no confirmation forthcoming on when the team will actually fly out, given the fact that transporting horses is a cumbersome process that requires a lot of planning.Mail Today has now learnt that the reason for these delays is that the Chinese veterinary experts, examining the quarantine procedures followed in Bangalore, have refused to give the go-ahead to the team. It may be recalled that the rider at the centre of the controversy, JS Ahluwalia, had told a national daily some days ago that the Chinese were actually extremely happy with the quarantine. Ahluwalia, who is drawing a pension from the sports ministry for being a ‘retired’ sportsperson, is the coach of the eventing team and a competitor in the dressage event and had claimed all the horses were healthy and had been cleared.advertisementHowever, the reality is that the experts now want a detailed analysis of the tests to be conducted in Australia. Pending the reports of these, they still may or may not clear the Indian team for participation in Guangzhou. So, Ahluwalia’s claim that all was well and that India were in with a shot of winning two gold medals may not even get a chance to be proved right or wrong.The politics behind-the-scenes at the EFI and the subsequent cover-ups that have taken place have seriously jeopardised the country’s prospects in the sport. India had won a bronze medal in team eventing at the Doha Asiad four years ago but, in Guangzhou this time around, there may be no Indian representation.last_img read more

Finals teams determined


first_imgThe Sydney Mets and the SQBD Sharks have made it through to the Grand Final of the Mixed Open’s at the 2009 National Touch League in Port Macquarie.The Mets beat the Hunter Western Hornets 12-4 in the first semi final, while the SQBD Sharks beat the Sydney Rebels  in extra time in the second semi final, the final score being 9-8. In the Women’s Open division, Sydney Mets will be looking to win back to back titles after beating Barbarians 10-3 in the first semi final. Mets were up 2-1 at half time, but hit another level in the second half. In the other semi, SQBD Sharks beat Rustlers 4-3 in extra time. The Sharks and Mets haven’t played each other in the past 2 NTL’s, which will make for an exciting final.In the Men’s Open division, there was a battle of the Sydney teams with the Mets and the Scorpions toughing it out on field one. The battle went down to the final minute, with Scorpions causing an upset by beating the Mets 8-7.On field two in the second semi final were the Sharks and Rebels, with the Sharks winning 11-8.The Mixed Grand Final will be played at 1pm, followed by the Women’s 20 final at 2pm. The Men’s 20 final will be played at 3pm.The Women’s final will be played at 4.20, with the men’s to be played at 5.30pmlast_img read more

4 days agoNewcastle boss Bruce happy with his forward options


first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Bruce happy with his forward optionsby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United manager Steve Bruce says he’s happy with his forward options.Toon have scored just five goals in nine Premier League matches.”We’ve got options now. Andy and Dwight both came on, and we have options in the final third now,” Bruce said.”It’s only the second game for Allan, too, and he’s got a lot of fitness work to catch up on. We’re hoping that he can stay well because he is a threat and, of course, Almiron is a very decent player, too.”He looks a little bit short on confidence at the moment because he hasn’t scored a goal. We hope that can return, but it only really returns when he gets one, which will hopefully be next week.” last_img read more

Government Settles All Judgement Debts


first_imgStory Highlights The Government has settled all judgement debts due at the end of the 2017/18 fiscal year, made possible through a provision of $1.309 billion from the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. The Minister also noted that for the previous fiscal year (2017/2018), the Government disbursed compensation to 418 persons affected by the May 2010 security forces operations in West Kingston. He pointed out that the Ministry did not incur these debts, but had to satisfy them from its budgetary allocation. The Government has settled all judgement debts due at the end of the 2017/18 fiscal year, made possible through a provision of $1.309 billion from the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, who made the announcement during his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 22, said the Government was able to settle all 303 matters.“All matters submitted from the Attorney General’s Chambers were paid.  We owe nothing! In fact, up to last Friday, May 18, we were able to pay up all our debts… 56 matters totalling just over $78 million,” he said.The Minister also noted that for the previous fiscal year (2017/2018), the Government disbursed compensation to 418 persons affected by the May 2010 security forces operations in West Kingston.He said the Ministry paid out $55.84 million to victims directly and transferred $134.57 million to the Administrator General’s Department to compensate the estates of deceased persons.Meanwhile, Mr. Chuck noted that while the Government satisfies its indebtedness for negligence and misconduct of public servants, he is urging the police, medical personnel and other public servants to act with due care and precaution in exercising their duties.He pointed out that the Ministry did not incur these debts, but had to satisfy them from its budgetary allocation.last_img read more