first_imgTooro will be moving to a different venue for the fourth time this season (file photo)KAMPALA – Tooro United look far away from finding a home any time soon!For the third time this season, the Smart Obed financed side will have to move to another ground where they will host their next home game.At the start of the season, Tooro were hosting games at Kavumba, losing 2-1 against Kirinya JSS before making their first move, to another venue.They went to Fort Portal where they would host their League games at the Buhinga Grounds.While there, they played 11 League and two Uganda Cup games before they were forced to move again.Tooro United hosted 11 League games at Buhinga (file photo)Their next destination would be at the Betway Mutessa II Stadium at Wankulukuku, the home of Express FC.After one game there, the 1-0 win over Bul, the Wasswa Bbosa coached side is once again changing venues.As confirmed by Uganda Premier League manager, Paul Kabeikaru, Tooro will ‘host their next home game against Mbarara at Kavumba’.The reason behind the abrupt return to Kavumba is because Wankulukuku is currently booked with a trade Expo (CBS Pewosa) going on up-to 23rd April 2019.However, Tooro United FC is expected to return back to Wankulukuku for their final home game this season against URA FC.Kavumba is a familiar ground for Tooro United FC having used the stadium for the previous seasons as Soana FC before changing the name at the start of the season.Tooro United FC is currently sixth on the table with 39 points in 26 games.Comments Tags: kirinya jssmbarara city fcSmart ObedStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueTooro unitedwasswa bbosalast_img read more

first_imgWhen the Warriors hit the floor for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, they were down three players. But they were up one activist celebrity fan.Colin Kaepernick was in the house, seated so close to the Warriors bench that it’s possible he could’ve heard coach Steve Kerr’s instructions to his team.Kaepernick, who played two seasons of varsity basketball in high school (he averaged 15.4 points as a senior), mingled with the Warriors after they …last_img read more

first_img19 February 2013Darren Fichardt captured the Africa Open Golf Challenge in East London on Sunday to continue the recent run of success by local golfers in European Tour events hosted in South Africa.South African golfers have won four of the eight European Tour events so far contested in 2013, all of those victories coming in South Africa. Only Scotland’s Scott Jamieson, with a win in the rain-shortened Nelson Mandela Championship, has managed to break SA’s monopoly on home soil.One more South African tournament remains on the 2013 European Tour schedule – the Tshwane Open, a new addition to the Tour, which takes place from 28 February to 3 March.The Africa Open, co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour and European Tour, has produced a South African winner every year since it began in 2008.Fichardt won the latest edition by two shots over France’s Gregory Bourdy and fellow South African Jaco van Zyl on Sunday, despite dropping three shots over the last five holes in winds that topped 60km/h. His 16-under-par total was worth €158 500 (R1.88-million).The victory was his first European Tour win on home soil. “It’s fantastic to win a European Tour event here at home,” Fichardt said after securing the title. “I’ve won three times in Europe but I’ve always wanted to add a Sunshine Tour co-sanctioned event to my tally.‘Special’“To have my name on the trophy with Charl [Schwartzel], Retief [Goosen] and Louis [Oosthuizen] makes winning here in Buffalo City just so much more special.”Fichardt’s other European Tour wins came in 2012 in the Saint-Omer Open, the Qatar Masters in 2003 and the Sao Paulo Brazil Open in 2001. In all three of his previous wins, as it was in East London, he either led or shared the lead heading into the final round.Overall, it was Fichardt’s 20 win as a professional and his 14th on the Sunshine Tour. It also earned him a place in next year’s Volvo Golf Champions and a European Tour exemption until the end of 2014.In addition, victory boosted him 46 places in the Official World Golf Rankings, up to 100th in the world.AmbitionBuoyed by winning the title, Fichardt said he wanted to lift the level of his game even higher. “I want to move that one step further. I’ve now won four times on the European Tour. I need to start getting into the majors and world events and contend in those events.”Adilson da Silva made the early running, reaching the halfway mark on 14-under-par 130 after rounds of 10-under-par 62 and four-under 68. That left him three shots clear of Jaco van Zyl, four ahead of John Parry and and six in front of Fichardt and Oliver Bekker.The Brazilian, however, couldn’t hold his game together in the windy conditions at the East London Golf Club and slid down the leaderboard to finish in a tie for 12th on nine-under-par 279 after rounds of 73 and 76.Made his moveFichardt, meanwhile, made his move with a superb seven-under-par 65 in the third round, which was bettered only by Spain’s Jorge Campillo, with a 63 and Italian Emiliano Grillo, who went around in 64 shots.While Fichardt dropped those three shots late in his round to close with a 71, the difficult conditions meant only 12 players bettered his effort over the last 18 holes.After rounds of 69, 67, 65 and 71, he finished on 16-under-par 272. Bourdy and Van Zyl ended on 274 and Garth Mulroy on 275.LEADERBOARD 272 Darren Fichardt (RSA) (-16) 69, 67, 65, 71274 Gregory Bourdy (Fra) (-14) 70, 67, 67, 70274 Jaco van Zyl (RSA) (-14) 66, 67, 68, 73275 Garth Mulroy (RSA) (-13) 72, 67, 69, 67277 Desvonde Botes (RSA) (-11) 74, 67, 66, 70277 Andy Sullivan (Eng) (-11) 70, 70, 69, 68277 Mark Tullo (Chi) (-11) 69, 69, 68, 71277 Tjaart van der Walt (RSA) (-11) 70, 68, 68, 71 Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgIndonesia Geocaching country souvenirBasking along the equator in Southeast Asia lies Indonesia, The Emerald of the Equator. Here are a few facts about this beautiful country:The Komodo dragon found in Indonesia, is the largest lizard in the world, can grow up to 3 meters (10 feet) in length and weigh up to 166 kilos (360 pounds) According to the CIA World Factbook, Indonesia has the second longest coastline in the world (55,000 km / 34,000 mi) after Canada (200,000 km / 126,000 mi) Indonesia became the first developing country to operate their own domestic satellite system, Palapa.Home of 261 currently active geocaches, here are three luar biasa (incredible) geocache suggestions for Indonesia:Campuhan RidgeTraditional | GC13DX7 | by urch | D1.2 / T2 Crystal Bay DCIM101GOPRO SharePrint RelatedGeocaching country souvenir: ChileDecember 10, 2018In “News”New country souvenir, Bosnia and Herzegovina, with Geocache of the Week: Top of Bosnia and HerzegovinaSeptember 18, 2019In “Geocache of the Week”Geocaching country souvenir: MaltaDecember 7, 2017In “News” This is one of the most popular and Instagram-worthy walks in Bali. The cache is about 1.5 km (0.6 mi) north along the ridge that runs between two rivers with superb scenery in every direction. There is little shade along the way so be sure to bring sun protection, a wide-brimmed hat, and water with you. Also, plan to grab this one in the early morning or late afternoon because of the extreme heat and humidity. Crystal BayTraditional | GC281GD | by glogloman | D2 / T3 A stunning white sand beach, perfectly clear waters, and excellent snorkeling. This is truly an idyllic spot and you are likely to have it all to yourself apart from a few local villagers and an occasional dive boat anchored offshore. Gunung BromoEarthCache | GC1VKKX | by pe3cek | D2 / T3 <> Campuhan Ridgecenter_img <> <> Gunung Bromo (Mount Bromo) is an active volcano and part of the Tengger Caldera in East Java. At 2,300 meters (7,600 feet) it is an exhausting hike to the top of the most well-known peaks in Indonesia.We announced five new Geocaching country souvenirs on Monday, December 10, 2018. If you have found a geocache in any of these countries, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile. Check out all of the Geocaching souvenirs here. Share with your Friends:More Gunung Bromolast_img read more

first_imgRajasthan Police has arrested Indra Bishnoi, who has been evading arrest for the last six years in the sensational Bhanwari Devi murder case, in Madhya Pradesh. The case had grabbed headlines in 2011 after the name of the then Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna cropped up in connection with the murder of Bhanwari, an auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM). “A Rajasthan police team with the help of Madhya Pradesh police arrested Indra Bishnoi from Nemawar area last night,” Additional Superintendent of Police (Dewas) Anil Patidar told PTI on Saturday. She reportedly carried a reward of Rs 5 lakh on her head. According to police sources, she was living with a family in Nemawar as a destitute. The CBI has so far filed three charge sheets against 17 accused including Maderna and former Congress MLA Malkhan Singh. Among the accused, 15 were in judicial custody, one was out on bail while Bishnoi was absconding. Bhanwari, posted as auxiliary nurse midwife at a sub- centre in Jaliwada village, around 120 km from Jodhpur, had gone missing on September 1, 2011. She disappeared after a CD allegedly showing Maderna in compromising position with the 36-year-old nurse was aired by some news channels. The CBI had said that Bhanwari was allegedly abducted from Jodhpur’s Bilara area on September 1, 2011 and murdered. Her body was handed over to another gang which burnt it in a limestone quarry and dumped the remains in a canal, it alleged. Maderna (65), who then represented the Osian assembly constituency, was arrested on December 2, 2011 in Jodhpur by the CBI along with Parasram Bishnoi, brother of Malkhan Singh.last_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights Speaking at a Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) media sensitisation seminar at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on Thursday (August 30), Dr. Clarke noted that there has been an “increasing trend” in this regard, based on the gross domestic product (GDP) out-turns in the last four fiscal/calendar year quarters. Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says he is optimistic that Jamaica could be on the way to attaining higher levels of sustainable economic growth. The Minister said official figures from STATIN show that GDP moved from 0.9 per cent to 1.4 per cent over the initial three quarters, between July 2017 and March 2018. Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says he is optimistic that Jamaica could be on the way to attaining higher levels of sustainable economic growth.Speaking at a Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) media sensitisation seminar at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on Thursday (August 30), Dr. Clarke noted that there has been an “increasing trend” in this regard, based on the gross domestic product (GDP) out-turns in the last four fiscal/calendar year quarters.The Minister said official figures from STATIN show that GDP moved from 0.9 per cent to 1.4 per cent over the initial three quarters, between July 2017 and March 2018.He added that if the Planning Institute of Jamaica’s (PIOJ) 1.8 per cent estimate for the June 2018 quarter is taken into consideration, subject to STATIN’s confirmation, “we have seen an increasing trend… so that’s [encouraging]”.Dr. Clarke emphasised, however, that this development does not necessarily guarantee a transition into higher levels of growth, as “we have had increasing trends before that have not continued”.He said that based on factors and indicators, such as the growth in loans and credit extended to the private sector by financial institutions and the absence, to date, of severe weather, which had adversely impacted sectors, such as agriculture, “there is reason to be optimistic”.Meanwhile, Dr. Clarke contended that there is a strong correlation between the performances of agriculture and the economy, “in that when it [agriculture] does well, the economy tends to do well”, as evidenced in the June 2018 quarter.“The strongest growth in two years, as predicted by the PIOJ, was the last quarter of 1.8 per cent… [and this] happened in a quarter where agriculture grew by 10 per cent,” he noted.The Minister said weather is also an influencing factor in that context, noting that growth contractions in recent years have been linked to the effects of extreme weather conditions, whether drought or flooding, on the sector.The seminar, which was held under the theme ‘Statistics and the Media – Why Understanding Official Data Matters’, was aimed at assisting media practitioners to understand, interpret and present official data accurately.Thursday’s forum focused on the gross domestic product and consumer price index.last_img read more

The NBA playoffs are finally upon us, and like the 16 teams vying for the Larry O’Brien trophy, we’ve come prepared — not with basketball skills, mind you,1We shudder to think about what the advanced metrics would say about a FiveThirtyEight pickup team. but with graphics and numbers. Using the latest (postseason-optimized) version of FiveThirtyEight’s NBA Power Ratings, we simulated the playoff bracket 10,000 times, counting how often each team won its first-round series (as well as tracking which teams won the NBA title most often). We also put together charts highlighting each team’s key players, along with their multiyear predictive Real Plus-Minus2This is a slightly different statistic than the RPM you can find at ESPN.com because it uses data from seasons prior to 2014-15. We like the multiyear version because, among individual player statistics, it is the best predictor of future team outcomes. ratings, plus a comparison of both teams’ strengths and weaknesses according to the four factors of basketball. (Note that in some of our write-ups below, we use single-season RPM, so those numbers will be slightly different than the multiyear RPM we list in the charts.) So get settled in, maybe throw some chalk in the air, and enjoy the brutal, glorious two-month journey that is the road to the NBA championship. Derrick Rose is back in time for the playoffs. Unfortunately for the Bulls, he’s not the Derrick Rose of four seasons ago, the one who won the MVP award and led the Bulls to their only conference finals since Michael Jordan’s second retirement. Since then, Rose, slowed by injuries, has played just 100 regular-season games and one playoff game. Now he is the only Bulls starter who rates below league average. That’s not enough to make Milwaukee the favorite in this series. Two Bucks starters are below league average, and Milwaukee will have trouble scoring with an offense that is well below league average. The Bulls should win this series — and enjoy the win, because in half of our simulations of the playoffs, they go out in the next round, most likely to LeBron James and the Cavs. — Carl Bialik Eastern ConferenceThe Brooklyn Nets will not win the NBA championship. No, really: We ran 10,000 simulations of the playoffs, and the Nets were the only team to never win it all. They have only a 10 percent chance of moving on from their first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks. This is among the most lopsided matchups of the first round. The Nets, ranked No. 22 in FiveThirtyEight’s Power Ratings, are by far the worst team to make the postseason. With their 38-44 record and -2.9 point differential (the only playoff team in red), the Nets are lucky they’re in the Eastern Conference — further momentum for reform to the NBA’s postseason structure.Atlanta is coming off a franchise-record 60-win regular season; this should be a cakewalk for the Hawks (even after losing defensive stalwart Thabo Sefolosha to injury after a run-in with the NYPD). Atlanta is well-balanced: +2.9 points per 100 possessions on offense and +2.0 on defense. The Nets have a pedestrian offense (+1.1) but are a disaster on defense: At -4.7, their defensive rating is the fifth-worst in the league. If the Nets avoid a sweep, it’ll be an achievement. — Andrew Flowers With the latest FiveThirtyEight Power Ratings ranking the Spurs and Clippers as second and fourth, respectively, this matchup is one of the most compelling first-round matchups in recent memory.The defending champion Spurs enter this tournament as the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference — far lower than the No. 2 seed they could have had if they had won their final game against the Pelicans on Wednesday. Despite that loss, they had a 21-4 record over their last 25 games, reasserting that they’re contenders despite a 19-18 stretch in the middle of the season.The story of their year has been the breakout of last year’s surprise finals MVP and zero-time All-Star Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs went 46-18 with him in the lineup, with an average margin of victory of 7.8 points per game — which would be second to Golden State’s 10.0 and matches the 7.8 they put up last year. Leonard’s 2014-15 Real Plus-Minus of 8.35 was second in basketball behind Stephen Curry’s, ahead of well-known small forward LeBron James’s. Oh, and he led the league in steals per game.The Clippers are no slouches, either — their SRS3SRS is a team’s margin of victory, adjusted for its strength of schedule. of 6.8 is second-highest in the league behind Golden State’s 10.0 (San Antonio is third, with 6.34). They’ve now won either 56 or 57 games in every full season of the Chris Paul/Blake Griffin era, yet their dynamic duo has not made it past the conference semifinals.Although the Clippers have home-court advantage, the FiveThirtyEight simulations give the Spurs the edge, with a 53 percent chance of advancing. In fact, despite being projected to play any Game 7 from here on out on the road, San Antonio has the third-best chance of winning the championship, at 12 percent. The model gives the Clippers the fourth-best chance, at 8 percent. — Benjamin Morris It’s current MVP contender versus aging MVP winner (but the current contender is the one with the beard). James Harden versus Dirk Nowitzki. The Beard led the league in WAR, according to ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus metrics. With Harden, Houston has the edge — a 66 percent chance of prevailing, according to FiveThirtyEight’s projections. Beyond Harden’s consistency, the Rockets have otherwise ridden the injury luck roller coaster. They enter the playoffs having lost two important starters: versatile big man Donatas Motiejunas and the feisty defender Patrick Beverley at the point. On the other hand, Dwight Howard has returned after missing half the season. The Rockets will need him to maintain their solid +3.2 defensive rating.For the Mavs, it’s been a tale of two seasons. After surprising the league with a hot start, Dallas stagnated after the All-Star break, going 14-13. In FiveThirtyEight’s latest NBA Power Ratings, the Mavs rated as the worst of the Western Conference teams to make the playoffs — even behind the No. 8 seed New Orleans Pelicans. — Andrew Flowers Portland won fewer games than Memphis (51 to 55) during the regular season, but because the Blazers won the comparatively weak Northwest division, they are the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference and the Grizzlies are the No. 5. But that seed advantage isn’t worth much. Since the Blazers had fewer wins, they will still be on the road for four of their seven potential games against Memphis. Making matters even more complicated, this series is so close that the question of home court could end up making all the difference. Only a tenth of a rating point separates them in our most recent power rankings. Our model gives the Grizzlies a 54 percent probability of winning, but that number would flip around to 53 percent for Portland if the Blazers had home court. Of course, the Grizzlies earned their home-court advantage by winning more games (against a tougher schedule, no less), and this arrangement is good for Portland, too — a 46 percent chance against Memphis is preferable to a 24 percent chance versus the Clippers, which is who they’d face if the conference were seeded purely by record. But this inverted 4-versus-5 matchup is another example of how convoluted and arbitrary the seeding process is in the NBA. And it’s another argument that the league should perhaps just ditch divisions (if not conferences) entirely. — Neil Paine You might think the Celtics should just be happy to be here. After all, in late February, they only had a 12 percent probability of making the playoffs, according to the FiveThirtyEight NBA Power Ratings. But rather than merely showing up, getting their souvenir T-shirt and accepting a first-round loss, Boston could give LeBron James and the mighty Cavaliers more trouble than they bargained for. While we can’t derive much meaning from the Celtics’ combined 216-168 margin over Cleveland in their two April matchups — the Cavs were mostly resting their key players — Boston is solid at both ends of the floor, with a great group of guards and a lot of depth. Over the course of the entire season, they were better offensively (relative to the league) than the Cavs’ defense was, and that only includes a few months of Isaiah Thomas. Our model says the Celtics are still unlikely to pull the upset, but they have the ingredients to be much more of a pest than they seemed to be a few months ago. — Neil Paine Western ConferenceEach team is led by one of the best players in basketball: Stephen Curry on Golden State and Anthony Davis on New Orleans. So why do we think Golden State has a 92 percent chance to advance? Because Curry is better, and has much better teammates. Draymond Green, a top contender for Defensive Player of the Year, rates higher than Davis in the Real Plus-Minus player ratings we’re using from Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi. Warriors sub Andre Iguodala would be the second-best Pelican. But this might not be a sweep: In their two games against Golden State in New Orleans, the Pelicans won once and forced overtime in the other. But Golden State’s formidable offense should dominate the Pelicans’ subpar D. The Warriors look a lot more like a team for the ages — with an impressive 48 percent chance of winning it all — than like first-round upset fodder. (We were a little stunned by that 48 percent number, but Basketball-Reference.com gives the Warriors about the same odds.) — Carl Bialik This series features two teams that started out the season looking like they might be the next big thing (at least in the Eastern Conference). The fourth-seeded Toronto Raptors began the season 7-1 and made it all the way to 24-7 before a four-game losing streak started their 25-26 finish — with their final record only a one-win improvement on last year. The Wizards started out 4-1 and made it to 19-6, but have been 27-30 since, ultimately improving on last season’s 44-win campaign by just two wins.Both teams are led by All-Star point guards, Toronto’s Kyle Lowry and Washington’s John Wall, with Lowry making the All-Star team for the first time in the eighth year of his career (his third with the Raptors). ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus for this season ranks them as the fourth- and sixth-best point guards in 2015. Lowry performed a little worse than last year; his RPM dipped slightly from 4.3 to 4.1 and his WAR (wins above replacement) dipped from 11.6 to 9.4. But for Wall, 2014-15 was a big improvement on the year before: His 4.7 RPM and 12.1 WAR were both up from 2.2 and 8.3 last year, respectively.The FiveThirtyEight simulations give the Raptors a 60 percent chance of winning this series but don’t see either team as a championship contender. They give the Raptors a 1 percent chance of winning the title and the Wizards an even smaller chance. In the 10,000 simulations we ran, the Raptors or Wizards won the championship only 108 times, the fewest of any of the eight first-round matchups. — Benjamin Morris read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Nativesoutraged, #phantomemployeesreceivingpaychecks Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 4, 2017 – Nassau – Hundreds of dead people are collecting paychecks from the Government and there are high ranking ministry and department officials who are well aware of it, this public perspective is not yet supported by evidence but it is still making rounds in the social media buzz today and comments and conjecture are being widely circulated, promoted and broadcast as the country prepares for an unprecedented national Government Employee verification drive which runs August 8-31.“These people dead and you still letting them get a paycheck, somebody collecting their money, send their *** to jail!”While some residents defend the ousted PLP Administration which is being blamed for the mess, others are begging the Minnis administration to jail those found culpable.“If this government did not take over, I know I would have been one to fly out of this country and go in America and beg the President Trump to let me stay in America ’cause that was my only option in order to survive.”The outrage is sparked by a news report that some $80M could be saved each year if the employee list of the Bahamas public sector was cleaned up.#MagneticMediaNews#Nativesoutraged#phantomemployeesreceivingpaycheckslast_img read more

first_imgInter chief executive Guiseppe Marotta insists the club have no doubts Mauro Icardi will sign a new contract with the Italian club.Despite his current deal tying him to Inter until 2021, Icardi has been linked with a move away from the Nerazurri.Icardi’s agent Wanda Nara said the former Sampdoria striker will renew, having previously claimed the Argentina international was nowhere near signing a contract extension amid reported interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United.Speaking prior to Saturday’s 0-0 draw at against Sassuolo, Marotta said Icardi is close to extending his contract.“We have no doubts that Mauro Icardi will remain here, as we are happy with him and vice versa,” Marotta said, according to FourFourTwo.“The only remaining issue is when to put pen to paper on the contracts.”Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Inter, meanwhile, are odds on favorite to sign Atletico centre-half Diego Godin as a free agent.The Uruguay international is out of contract at the end of the season and the 32-year-old is reportedly set to join Inter.Asked about Godin, Marotta said: “I have to underline that Inter have a very strong appeal, as many players are looking for us and agents knock on our door. This is flattering, as it means we represent a reference point in the world of football.”“There are champions who present themselves, that we don’t want to let get away, and Godin is one of them. We are ready to welcome such profiles and I want to underline that Godin will be a free agent in June.”last_img read more