Miya the hero as Uganda finally breaks Nations Cup jinx

first_imgMiya goal the differenceAfter 38 years littered with near misses to qualify for the biennial African football showpiece, some Ugandan players raised their arms and others sank to their knees as the final whistle sounded.Dominant against a limited Comoran team, Uganda took the lead on 35 minutes through Belgium-based teenage midfielder Farouk Miya.He had a shot parried by outstanding goalkeeper Ali Ahamada in a one-one-one situation, but got a second chance from the rebound and fired into the net from close range.A tension-easing second goal eluded the home team, however, as they remained on top during the second half at the Mandela National Stadium.Burkina Faso and Uganda join Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Zimbabwe and hosts Gabon as qualifiers for the 2017 Cup of Nations.The remaining three places will be filled later Sunday with Benin, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Liberia, Togo and Tunisia the contenders.In matches that had no impact on qualification, Congo beat Guinea-Bissau 1-0 in Brazzaville and Zambia and Kenya drew 1-1 in Ndola in Group E and Malawi beat Swaziland 1-0 in Blantyre in Group L.Group DB. Faso       6 4 1 1 6 2 13Uganda      6 4 1 1 6 2 13Botswana   6 2 0 4 5 8 6Comoros     6 1 0 5 2 7 3Table of 2nd best placed teams 3C Benin63211210+211 Full-time Uganda 1-0 Comoros and Uganda qualifies for African Cup of Nations 2017. We last did this in 1978. Congratulations!!!— Uganda FA [FUFA] (@OfficialFUFA) September 4, 2016 PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification AFCON lineup completeBurkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda on Sunday filled the final five 2017 Africa Cup of Nations places that were up for grabs.They will join Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Zimbabwe, all of whom qualified before the final round, and hosts Gabon at the tournament next January.On a dramatic final day of qualifying, Togo scored five goals, DR Congo and Tunisia four each and Burkina Faso won with a goal nine minutes into stoppage time.But no celebrations could match those of Uganda, whose last of five appearances at the African football showpiece was in 1978, when they finished runners-up to hosts Ghana. 1D Uganda (Q)641162+413Final tournament 8M Mauritania622265+18 9L Swaziland622269−38 4J Ethiopia63211114−311 5B Central African Republic6312911−210 11H Mozambique621357−27 Congratulations the Cranes https://t.co/BTYan9RoVZ— Kalusha Bwalya (@KalushaPBwalya) September 4, 2016___________________________________________________________________SUMMARY_______________________________________________________________Uganda will play in the Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first time since 1978.After several misses, Belgium-based Farouk Miya put Uganda Cranes ahead in the 35th minute in their make or break tie against Comoros at Mandela Stadium Namboole.They held on to momentarily hold top spot in the group, before qualifying as one of the 2nd best teams. Burkina Faso were struggling 1-1 up and were given up to 10 minutes of extra time, from where they snatched the winner against Botswana.Only one other second placed team can match the 13 points that Uganda has now.#MujjeTulumbe Tweets The Uganda team that faced Comoros. PHOTO FUFAUganda ends 38-year wait, Burkina also qualifyBy Independent Writer and AFPUganda secured an Africa Cup of Nations tournament place for the first time since 1978 and Burkina Faso also qualified from Group D after a dramatic climax Sunday.Burkina Faso scored nine minutes into stoppage time in Ouagadougou to edge Botswana 2-1 and top the standings on the head-to-head rule after a match in which three players were red-carded.Uganda defeated the Comoros 1-0 before a capacity 45,000 Kampala crowd to finish second and clinch one of the two places reserved for the best runners-up.Burkina Faso and Uganda finished with 13 points each in the six-round mini-league, Botswana collected six and the Comoros three. 10K Burundi621379−27 Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 6F Cape Verde6303117+49 ___________________________________________________________________Kick off 5pmLine up: Onyango; Wadada, Jjuko, Isinde, Ochaya; Aucho, Mawejje; Luwagga, Miya, Oloya; Massa (C)Referee blows whistleKick-off – Uganda 0 Comoros 0 ___________________________________________________________________15′   0-0 Uganda pressing, but Comoros containing.___________________________________________________________________30′ 0-0 Uganda has majority possession, but the goal still far away. Ochaya hits bar…but from offside position.  Group leaders Burkina Faso just gone 1-0 up against Botswana. That is a race for the top spot in group, Uganda still qualifies with a win.35′ 1-0 Uganda takes lead in 32nd minutes through Farouk Miya. GOAL_________________________________________________________________45′ Half time. Uganda goes into the break 1-0___________________________________________________________________Tweets about @UgandaCranes 7E Congo623197+29 _________HALF TIME_________________________________________________00′  2nd Half kicks off. Comoros go on an early offensive___________________________________________________________________60′ Uganda 1 Comoros 0. Emma Okwi in for Luwagga as Micho tries to raise the pressure___________________________________________________________________75′ Uganda steps up the pressure, piling up several corners but score remains 1-0. Uganda needs another goal to settle it in the last 25 mins._________________________________________________________________90′ FULL time Uganda 1 Comoros 0… Reports indicate Burkina Faso being held 1-1 which means Uganda tops the group. 2A Togo (Q)6321114+711last_img read more

European Leagues urge UEFA to make Champions League fairer

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The 28-nation leagues group wants its ideas to feed into UEFA plans for a new competition in 2021.UEFA has suggested 32-team group stages in the Champions League, Europa League, and an unnamed third event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissEuropean Leagues says fairer shares of prize money and solidarity payments are needed to help competitions stay competitive.Leagues also want weekends protected for domestic competitions, prohibiting Champions League games except the Saturday final. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tokyo Paralympics: Wheelchair-friendly rooms tough to find Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, center, celebrates after scoring against Valencia during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valencia and Barcelona, at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)FRANKFURT, Germany — The European Leagues group has urged UEFA to allocate club competition entries and billions in Champions League prize money more fairly.The proposal on Friday includes reversing changes made this season giving four guaranteed Champions League entries to Spain, England, Italy, and Germany, plus more guaranteed prize money to storied clubs with European titles dating back decades.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

Decomposed body of man found in trench with plastic bag around head

first_imgThe decomposed body of an unidentified East Indian male was on Monday morning discovered in a trench at Patentia, West Bank Demerara (WBD), with a black plastic bag wrapped around his head.The body of the man in the trench at First Street, Patentia, West Bank DemeraraReports are that around 09:45h on the day in question, passersby noticed the man’s body in the trench and immediately raised an alarm.The man’s face was reportedly swollen, making it difficult for residents to identify him.D Division Commander, Senior Superintendent Linden Lord told Guyana Times that although investigations are underway, the police need the assistance of the public in identifying the man.“The police at the Wales and Leonora Police Stations would have received some information from an unknown caller saying that there was a body in a drain at First Street, Patentia. As a result, Police responded and saw this male lying face upwards in the drain with his head covered with a black plastic bag. The body was dressed in a short, three-quarter hard pants, without any top.He noted that the man’s chest area, which was exposed, had been covered with blisters and that this could mean that the body had been there for a while before the discovery was made.“At this time we cannot say if there was any foul play until the post-mortem on Wednesday which will advise us on the way forward. Now I am appealing to members, especially in the Patentia area, that if they have any information or any knowledge about the missing person they can come to the police at Leonora or go to La Grange or Wales [police stations]. The police would have that person escorted to the mortuary so that they could get a look at the body to see if the body concerns any one of them,” the Police Commander stated.last_img read more

JOIN DONEGAL’S BIG COAST CLEAN-UP!

first_imgClean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean is happening this weekend and Donegal is taking part.Easkey Britton is our Clean Coast Ambassador.Clean Coasts is teaming up with the International Ocean Conservancy again for the International Coastal Cleanup event.Last year 645,015 volunteers in 92 countries removed 5,580 tonnes of marine litter from the world’s oceans. This year’s Big Beach Clean is the biggest yet with 100 cleanups taking place! Find a cleanup near you www.bigbeachclean.ie. This year, people from all over Co. Donegal are coming together to clean as many beaches as possible as part of the Big Beach Clean.Community groups as well as businesses from Derrybeg, Moville, Arranmore, Bundoran, Killybegs and Carrickfinn are taking part in clean ups across numerous locations.These are the times and the locations.Trá Glasagh/Cnoc Fola coastal path walkway 20/21/09/2014Pocket beaches at Glenburnie Carnagarve Moville Co. Donegal21/09/2014Leabgarrow beach, Arainn Mhoir,21/09/2014 Buncrana20/09/2014At and Around Carrickfinn beach area19/20/21-09/2014 Fintra Beach, Killybegs, Co. Donegal19/20/2014Carrickfinn Blue Flag Beach, Carrickfinn, Annagry, Co. Donegal20/09/2014Main Beach Bundoran20/09/2014Buncrana Shore Front19/09/2014During the Big Beach Clean, Clean Coasts volunteers are asked to carry out marine litter surveys to quantify the amount and types of marine litter on Irish beaches. These surveys are aimed at heightening awareness about the issue of marine litter and serve as an indicator of the magnitude of the problem.Speaking about the Big Beach Clean, Annabel FitzGerald, Clean Coasts National Manager said, “Marine litter is a global concern, affecting all the oceans of the world. Every year, millions of tonnes of litter end up in our seas and oceans, posing environmental, economic, health and aesthetic challenges. Ireland boasts spectacular sandy beaches and rocky shores and we all have a responsibility in caring for it. Every single piece of litter removed during the Big Beach Clean is one less piece of litter that will pollute our beautiful beaches or harm wildlife.”Donegal’s own Clean Coasts Ambassador, Easkey Britton spoke about her support of the Big Beach Clean.“The ocean is important – our personal health and wellbeing is so interconnected with the health of our coasts and ocean but it’s in trouble. Marine litter is a big issue but each one of us has the power to do something about it and make a real impact for our health and the ocean’s. Take action now and register for the Big Beach Clean!”Join the movement for litter free seas and register a cleanup for the Big Beach Clean weekend www.bigbeachclean.ie. Clean Coasts is operated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce and is funded by the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government, Fáilte Ireland and Coca-Cola.JOIN DONEGAL’S BIG COAST CLEAN-UP! was last modified: September 17th, 2014 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:beachesBig Coast Clan-updonegallast_img read more

EXTRADITED MAN APPEARS IN COURT ON CHILD RAPE CHARGES AND IS RELEASED ON BAIL

first_imgA Co Tyrone man who was wanted in Donegal over sexual assault allegations has appeared in court today after being detained on a European arrest warrant.Lorry driver Roy David Cochrane from the Loughmuck Road in Omagh appeared at Letterkenny District Court this afternoon after his extradition from the North.He had been arrested by the PSNI on January 7th last on foot of a request by Gardai in Co Donegal. The 42-year-old is charged with three offences of rape of a child under 17 years.Gardai applied to the court in Letterkenny today for Cochrane to be remanded in custody.However he was released on bail to appear back at the same court on March 4.Cochrane’s lawyers had told an extradition hearing in Belfast last month that their client denied the charges.His counsel Michael Boyd told Belfast Recorder’s Court that his client left Donegal to move back home before a complaint was made to gardai.Mr Boyd added at the time that his client is very much prepared to face the allegations, which he denies.* Comments are closed on this story.EXTRADITED MAN APPEARS IN COURT ON CHILD RAPE CHARGES AND IS RELEASED ON BAIL was last modified: February 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:EXTRADITED MAN APPEARS IN COURT ON CHILD RAPE CHARGES AND IS RELEASED ON BAILlast_img read more

Gallagher goal crucial as Naomh Conaill defeat St Eunan’s

first_imgNaomh Conaill have knocked St Eunan’s out of the Donegal SFC following a great tussle this evening in Ballybofey. The big, big score in this clash came when substitute Daragh Gallagher netted with just over ten minutes to go in the second-half.It indicated the strength and depth that the Naomh Conaill squad have, when they could call on Gallagher and John O’Malley off the bench in the second-half. Gallagher blasted to the net and that score put the Glenties men four ahead with time running out for David McGinley’s side.Rory Kavanagh who was superb inside for St Eunan’s all afternoon, saw a late effort crash off the post.That would’ve made it a one point game, but his brilliant effort crashed off the post, and Naomh Conaill counter-attacked with Aaron Thompson sealing the deal with another point.It was an excellent match between two good sides, and there was noting to separate them at half-time. Conor Morrison found the net for St Eunan’s in the opening period, while Naomh Conaill were economical in possession and with their shot selection.The sides headed for dressing rooms all tied at St Eunan’s 1-04 Naomh Conaill 0-07.In the second-half both sides exchanged scores and it was very much tit for tat, until substitute Gallagher found the net.It was a huge turning point, and Naomh Conaill never looked like losing the game thereafter – although they got a fright with Kavanagh hitting the post late on.Final score: Naomh Conaill 1-13 to 1-08 Gallagher goal crucial as Naomh Conaill defeat St Eunan’s was last modified: September 25th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donegal SFCNaomh ConaillnewsSportSt Eunanslast_img read more

Plastic bags: think thicker!

first_imgThe ban on thin plastic shopping bags is now in effect. Shoppers either have to provide their own bags or pay for the new-style, thicker, recyclable bags.Store supplied are a major source of litter. (Image: Frank Gruber)Brand South Africa reporterRetailers across the country have to comply with the new regulations prohibiting the use of thin plastic bags and encouraging the use of thicker, more durable, recyclable bags. If you want more information on the new regulations – or want to report retailers who aren’t toeing – there’s a hotline number to dial.The hotline – 0800 203 622 – is being run by the department of environmental affairs and tourism.Consumers, for their part, have the option of re-using the thicker plastic bags – paying up to 25 cents for the 10-litre plastic bag, 31 cents for the 12-litre bag and 49 cents for the 24-litre one – using their own carrier bags, or doing without bags altogether.Phindile Makwakwa of the department of environmental affairs and tourism said the new law aims to protect the environment. “Plastic waste is the most visible and is not biodegradable, thus the need to manage the problem,” Makwakwa explained.She added that retailers had agreed to lower some food prices in order to compensate consumers for the extra expense of the new bags.The new regulations prohibit the manufacture, trade in and commercial distribution of thin plastic bags in all retail stores in South Africa. According to the new law, plastic bags should now be made thicker, about 30 microns, so they can be easily recycled.The department argues that the move will strengthen the recycling industry, retaining existing jobs and creating new ones.Failing to comply with the new legislation could result in fines of up to R10 000 or one years’ imprisonment for first-time offenders, and fines of up to R100 000 or imprisonment of up to 10 years for repeat offenders.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Vote for the September Geocacher of the Month

first_imgfatkidsOTWuniteGeocacher fatkidsOTWuniteThis comment comes from LionsLair, who says, “Janet deserves the honor to be named geocacher of the month because of her dedication and hard work to make everyone’s caching adventure a positive experience that they will always remember.She has been caching for 7 years and has 2650+ finds,Most importantly though, she has met countless friends along her journey.She has hosted many events, both locally and side events for MEGAs in other states,( i.e. GWXI, HMGT, Going Caching) She has helped both behind the scenes and on the front lines to make many fond memories for everyone she crosses paths with.She is the driving force behind the very successful “Georgia GeoCampers” group, which geo-camps in a different state park for an entire weekend every month. She dedicates tireless volunteer hours working hand in hand with Georgia State Parks and each individual park manager to provide all attendees an experience that is not often offered to the general public.” It’s that time of the month again—time to recognize those who go above and beyond to make Geocaching a game for anyone and everyone. This month the spotlight is on three geocachers who are stellar not only for their play of the game, but their devotion to helping their local geocaching community grow. Their impact has had both breadth and depth…but don’t let us do all the talking!Each of the nominees below is an essential part of the global geocaching community and will receive a prize package from Geocaching HQ in Seattle, but only one will be the next Geocacher of the Month. A panel from Geocaching HQ will use your comments, community input and other data to decide the winner.Cast your vote! Tell us who you think deserves the title of Geocacher of the Month, and why.cincolGeocacher cincolCarbon Hunter comments “Cachers from geocaching backwoods very seldom get recognised for their contribution – but they make a HUGE impact in countries all across the world. Cincol is just one of many such unsung heroes. He arrived in Qatar in the Middle East over 8 years ago as a brand new geocacher – and much to his dismay found that there were only around 5 caches in the entire country – and no active caching community. Looking in neighboring countries like Bahrain, the United Arab emirates and Oman – he found a very similar pattern. He then started a personal journey and grew hobby in the region. He has given a huge amount of time encouraging caching in the region through the forums, placing caches, taking newbies and visitors on 4×4 excursions to the desert, arranging events, linking with the natural history community, maintaining “abandoned” caches and in general promoting the game.” If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, simply fill out this webform. 1000sjöar Geocacher 1000sjöarLok5 sings 1000sjöar’s praise: “My boyfriend and I first met this man when we found our first FTF. It was one of CO’s innumerable and, as always, well-created hides that we spotted after a sweaty climb. Close to the hide Mr 1000sjöar stood, ready to treat the FTF’s with coffee and homemade buns! This man has inspired a whole region in Sweden to start geocaching! He is always there if you need help in any way. With his creative logs, well-built hides, his sense of humor and his gentlemanly manners, he is with no doubt on of the uncrowned Geocacher Kings in Sweden!” Leave a comment to vote for the geocacher who you think should be Geocacher of the Month. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the April 2013 Geocacher of the MonthMay 20, 2013In “Community”Announcing the Geocacher of the Month: November 2014December 31, 2014In “Community”September Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentOctober 2, 2013In “Community”last_img read more