Football fans seek sh15m compensation for missing Comoros match

first_imgLucky fans who attended the match celebrate Uganda’s win. Three who missed have taken FUFA to court.Three football fans have dragged football governing body FUFA to High Court seeking compensation of sh15 million for denying them access to watch the Uganda Cranes versus Comoros match live on September 4, 2016.The fans led by Geofrey Turyamusiima claim that in August 2016, they bought tickets worth  sh6,6000 to watch the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) match but two hours before kick-off, they  were denied entry into Mandela National Stadium at Namboole on grounds that it was filled to capacity.The fans contend that it was a deliberate move by Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) to defraud them of their money by printing and selling excess tickets – more than the 40,200 tickets, which is the holding  capacity of Mandela National stadium, Namboole stadium.They now want court to order FUFA to refund their money for tickets  since their efforts to be refunded have proved futile. Through their lawyers Anthony Wameli and company advocates, the fans are also claiming sh15 million shillings as damages for mental stress, anguish and embarrassment they suffered since they returned  home without watching the match.The Kampala court’s registrar Alex Ajiji has now issued summons ordering FUFA to file it’s defence within 15 days before Justice Lydia Mugambe to whom the case has been allocated.In the said match, Uganda cranes beat Comoros 1-0 to qualify for the AFCON in Gabon for the first time since 1978.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Annabell takes third place in Germany

first_img5 Jun 2017 Annabell takes third place in Germany England’s Annabell Fuller took third place in the storm-shortened German girls’ open – while in the boys’ event, Toby Briggs was left counting the cost of the weather. Thunderstorms interrupted and then led to the cancellation of the third and final round of the tournament at St Leon Rot, meaning that placings were decided on scores after 36 holes. Fuller (pictured) was 10-under par for the two rounds, shooting five-under on each of the two courses – and was still 10-under when her third round was cancelled. Sweden’s Linn Grant won on 12-under and Austria’s Emma Spitz was third on 11-under. This result, against 100 of Europe’s leading girl golfers, underlines the form which led to Fuller’s recent selection for the GB&I U16 team for the Junior Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe. Earlier this season the 15-year-old, from Roehampton, Surrey, reached the quarter finals of the French U18 Cartier Trophy, was third individually in the women’s European Nations Cup and runner-up in the Harder Hall women’s invitational in Florida in January. Meanwhile, the cancellation forced Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall, Norfolk) to discard an outstanding third round of seven-under 65. He had charged up the field and was leader in the clubhouse on 10-under par when play was abandoned. His final place was ninth. Briggs, 17, is an England and GB&I boy international.last_img read more

Brazil’s World Cup dream turns to nightmare

first_imgA man sits on the sidewalk where a newspaper stand displays a paper with a front page that reads in Portuguese “Go to the hell, Felipao,” referring to Brazil’s soccer coach, in the Ipanema neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Brazilians woke up Wednesday to dreadful headlines describing the shame and humiliation of their soccer team’s historic defeat of 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup’s semifinal. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)SAO PAULO (AP) — It wasn’t just a bad dream.Brazilians woke up Wednesday to dreadful headlines describing the shame and humiliation of their soccer team’s historic 7-1 defeat to Germany in a World Cup semifinal.One of the country’s leading soccer publications, Placar, stated simply: “A day to forget.”“It was the most shameful performance of all time,” said Almir Rogelio, 32, who was looking at the doomsday headlines at a newsstand in central Sao Paulo. “I honestly woke up and didn’t even want to remember what happened.”During Tuesday’s slaughter, Germany scored faster than fans could fathom. Within minutes of kickoff, tears smudged children’s faces, turning little cheeks to streaky messes of yellow and green face paint, the nation’s colors.Dreams of a sixth championship shattered in the first half hour of the game when Germany was already leading by a numbing 5-0. Many fans in the Belo Horizonte stadium left by halftime when it became clear Brazil was being routed at home. Some tore up their tickets and gave the thumbs down to TV cameras.In Sao Paulo, where thousands gathered to watch the match in the neighborhood of Vila Madalena, a man clung to a street pole and cried loudly, as another fan nearby banged his head against a bar table.“It was a tragedy. Sad, very sad, the greatest defeat in all the history of the Brazilian national team,” wrote Tostao, one of Brazil’s forwards on its 1970 World Cup championship team and now a sports columnist for the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper.Most heartbreaking for many Brazilians was suffering the country’s worst Cup defeat in its own backyard, as it hosted the tournament for the first time in 64 years.“It was embarrassing. They have some nerve with the Brazilian people. We deserved so much better,” said Manuel Alves, 58, as he stood on a main business avenue in Sao Paulo. “The worst was all the money spent, having so many other problems that need to be fixed.”Brazil spent more than $13 billion preparing for the tournament, and the high cost ignited angry protests against the World Cup during the past year. Demonstrators have complained about so much being spent while the nation suffers from woeful public services.After the loss, many Brazilians returned to questioning whether holding the event was worth it, a bad omen for President Dilma Rousseff. She is campaigning for a re-election bid in October that many think could be made tougher by the soccer team’s poor showing.There were also reports of violence breaking out right after the game with many buses being torched in Sao Paulo — but it wasn’t clear if the vandalism was linked to the Cup loss. At least one store selling electronics and household appliances was sacked, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.“Like many Brazilians, I’m very, very sad because of this defeat,” Rousseff said as she took to Twitter to try to rally the nation. “I feel bad for all of us — for fans and for our players. But let’s not be broken. Brazil, ‘get up, shake off the dust and come out on top.’”Although few thought Brazil’s humiliating loss would spark renewed mass protests, it is sure to put a severely sour taste back into the mouths of the nation’s fans. Many say the loss to Germany was such a shock that it has actually closed the wound inflicted when Uruguay beat Brazil 2-1 in the 1950 World Cup championship match in Rio de Janeiro.“We feel so lost, like a dog that falls out of a truck,” said accountant Joao Bosco as he sipped beer at a Sao Paulo diner. “We’ll remember this humiliation. It will play in our minds over and over again, forever.”___Adriana Gomez Licon is on Twitter http://twitter.com/agomezliconlast_img read more

Kinrade plays first NHL pre-season game; back on sidelines for rematch

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily Sports EditorFormer Nelson Leafs defenceman Geoff Kinrade finished a minus-1 as the Ottawa Senators lost 4-2 to the Montreal Canadiens in National Hockey League pre-season action Friday night at the Bell Centre.The contest was Kinrade’s first taste of NHL pre-season hockey this season. Kinrade is in his second training camp with the Senators after playing last season with Ottawa’s AHL minor league affiliate in Binghamton. Kinrade didn’t play during the Sens 6-2 pasting of Carey Price and the Habs Saturday night in Ottawa.The 6-foot, 195-pound Kinrade logged 13-plus minutes during Friday’s contest. He was whistled for a two-minute minor penalty and recorded one shot on goal.Kinrade, 25, spent the 2009-10 season with the Baby Sens, registering professional highs in goals (seven), assists (20) and points (27) while accumulating 59 penalty minutes in a career-high 76 games.He ranked first among B-Sens and finished tied for 14th in the AHL in plus/minus with a +27 rating. Kinrade is one of 15 defencemen remaining in camp with Ottawa.Ottawa split its first two exhibition games defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-0 Tuesday and losing 4-1 Wednesday. The Sens host Montreal in Ottawa tonight.Kinrade played for the Nelson Leafs of the KIJHL before landing a spot with Cowichan Valley of the B.C. Hockey League.He then spent four seasons at Michigan Tech [email protected]last_img read more

Skate-a-thon a big hit for Nelson Figure Skating Club

first_img“The kids love the dress-up component, and everyone enjoys the music,” said in-coming club President Christine DeFouw “The skate-a-thon is a great team building event for our club.”Skaters embraced the spirit of disco, this year’s theme, which inspired a number of afros as well as handle-bar moustaches, flare pants, knee high socks and glitter eye shadow.Held every April, skaters gather pledges to skate as many laps as possible on one hour.The annual award ceremony followed the skate-a-thon. The club handed out awards to individual skaters ranging from most improved to most Skate Canada tests levels passed, to best costume.The Family Showcase , dubbed “Around The World” concludes the club’s 2012/13 for the Nelson Figure Skating Club.For more info and to see photos and video from the Skate-a-thon, visit nelsonfigureskatingclub.ca The Nelson Figure Skating raised more than $1800 during its annual Skate-a-thon at the NDCC Arena.The skate-a-thon is a precursor to the Family Showcase, set for Saturday, May 4 from 2-3 p.m. at the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

Tuesday sees lead changes at Cheyenne Frontier Days

first_imgCHEYENNE, Wyoming >> Tuesday’s rodeo action at Frontier Park was full of lead changes. Steer wrestlers and team ropers started out the day with slack at 7 a.m. Those events were also part of the rodeo that afternoon.Billy Bugenig from Ferndale, Calif., had the fastest time of the rodeo so far Monday morning when he stopped the clock in 5.9 seconds. He came back on Tuesday with an 11.3 and now is in the overall lead with a total of 17.2 seconds on two runs.Bugenig is currently 27th in the …last_img read more

Career day goes to the cinema

first_imgRay Maota Nedbank chairman, Reuel Khoza (in grey suit seated) with representatives from the sponsors of the My Future, My Career campaign. Albert Zitha from Katlehong went to previous instalments of the campaign and was able to receive seven distinctions in matric in 2012. This includes getting 100% for both mathematics and physical science.(Images: Ray Maota)MEDIA CONTACTS• Nkosinathi MsizaNedbank: Communications+ 27 71 670 3560Nedbank, one of South Africa’s big four banks, has launched the fourth instalment of its career guidance initiative for underprivileged high school pupils, which will benefit more than 24 000 pupils.My Future, My Career was launched at Nedbank’s head offices in Sandton on 22 January. Career guidance a mustIt will feature more than 115 careers in 16 industries in movie episodes screened at Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide.In its fourth year, the bank will invest more than R3.5-million (US$429 246) in the campaign. It will give pupils in grades 9 to 12 an understanding of the requirements for various professions, including personalities suited to each career. By the end of its third year, the programme had reached 112 000 pupils with an investment of R13.8-million ($1 558-million).Kone Gugushe, Nedbank’s divisional executive for corporate social responsibility, said: “Education is one of our key focus areas and 50 % of our corporate social investment goes towards it. This programme contributes towards our goal of creating a knowledge-based economy, which helps to drive our country’s growth and development.“Career guidance plays an important role in shaping the minds of pupils to choose a suitable career path. My Future, My Career is a fun and interactive programme which continues to make a difference to underprivileged pupils across the country.”The programme, which is endorsed by the Department of Basic Education, was conceptualised by Primestars Marketing, which is also the project manager. It forms part of Nedbank’s integrated and holistic education interventions model, which stands on two pillars. The first focuses on education across an individual’s life stages and the second on holistic support of beneficiary schools.Martin Sweet, the managing director of Primestars, said the programme enabled participating pupils to prepare themselves for the transition into the world of work, helping them to develop their own individual career ambitions while simultaneously strengthening the skills base of the country.Nedbank and Primestars are joined by the Gauteng City Region Academy, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, the National Youth Development Agency, Total Coal, AECI, and the JD Group as sponsors of the programme. A success storyAlbert Zitha from Katlehong, who attended previous campaigns of this programme, passed matric in 2012 with seven distinctions.He scored 100% in both mathematics and physical science, and is now enrolled to study civil engineering at the University of Pretoria.“Access to information and career guidance plays a critical role in helping learners decide on a career choice. This programme guided me clearly in choosing my current studies,” said Zitha. “I commend Nedbank for this initiative and strongly encourage pupils to make use of this programme as it will guide them in the right direction with regards to their career choices.” Where to view screeningsThe content of the programmes’ 16 episodes includes: accounting; law; entrepreneurship; mining and engineering; education; health; information technology; construction; travel and tourism. And each student leaves each session with a booklet for referral.Screenings start on 27 January. The subjects on each day are:·         Entrepreneurship and tourism – 27 January;·         Criminal justice and law – 3 February;·         Health services and education – 10 February;·         Banking, finance and accounting – 17 February;·         Arts and culture – 24 February;·         Transport, logistics and distribution – 24 February;·         Information technology and communication – 3 March;·         Mining, engineering and construction – 10 March; and,·         Environment and property – 17 February.They will take place at selected Ster-Kinekor cinemas:·         Gauteng – Brooklyn Commercial in Pretoria, and Eastgate, Sandton City, Southgate, Eastrand Mall and Westgate Mall in Johannesburg;·         KwaZulu-Natal – Broadwalk in Richards Bay;·         Limpopo – Mall of the North in Polokwane;·         Mpumalanga – The Ridge Casino; and,·         Western Cape – Cavendish Commercial in Claremont.last_img read more

Ottawa will implement Senate proposals to strengthen accessibility law minister

first_imgThe Canadian Press Canada’s accessibility minister says the government will be acting on the Senate’s proposed recommendations to strengthen the country’s first piece of accessibility legislation for people with disabilities.Carla Qualtrough sent a letter to disabled advocates saying the government planned to accept all the amendments senators had proposed for Bill C-81, also known as the Accessible Canada Act.Earlier this month, the Senate committee on social affairs, science and technology adopted several amendments that nearly a hundred disability organizations said were necessary to make the law effective.Chief among them was a call to set a timeline requiring the act to be fully implemented in all areas under federal jurisdiction by 2040, as well as recognition of sign language as an official language among deaf Canadians.The federal government had resisted some of those measures as the bill worked its way through the House of Commons, but Qualtrough says all proposed Senate amendments will now be included.The amended bill is expected to come back before Parliament for final consideration next week.last_img read more

FC Barcelona Players Meet With Los Angeles Kids To Discuss Values

first_imgAt an event hosted by UNICEF and FC Barcelona, a group of students in Los Angeles met with players Andrés Iniesta and Marc-André Ter Stegen to discuss the critical role that sports play in children’s lives and development around the world.Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Andres Iniesta speak with children during an an event organized by FC Barcelona and UNICEFCredit/Copyright: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1797/Gallay/Getty ImagesFC Barcelona players Iniesta and Ter Stegen had the opportunity to share their opinions and experiences with the young attendees. When asked by a girl in the audience what the UNICEF logo on the FC Barcelona jersey means to the players, Iniesta responded: “For us as individuals, and as a club, it’s an honor to wear the jersey because of the values that UNICEF represents. Alongside UNICEF, we want to reinforce the importance of providing the most vulnerable children with access to education. Especially as parents, we are aware that children are the most precious things in our lives. It’s difficult knowing that there are children in other countries who don’t have the same opportunities.”Ter Stegen underscored the importance of studying to achieve one’s dreams: “I had a lot of coaches and each of them advised me how to reach my goals. But it’s not enough to have coaches or just to play soccer. Education has been really important for me.”U.S. Fund for UNICEF Regional Managing Director Amber Hill said: “All children have the right to learn. The focus of the FC Barcelona and UNICEF partnership is creating a world inspired by the power of quality education, where sports and play are key elements in the development of all children.”“The UNICEF projects that we support are based on strengthening children’s education through the integration of play and sports in countries such as Brazil, Ghana, China and South Africa. Through these programs, more than 300,000 children are being reached,” said Albert Soler, Director of Professional Sports of FC Barcelona.UNICEF and FC Barcelona kicked off a partnership in 2006 to raise awareness and funds benefiting millions of children. FC Barcelona supports UNICEF programs that integrate sports and play into education as catalysts to unlock a child’s potential.last_img read more

ARTISTONLY LIVEWORK RENTALS STILL UP FOR GRABS IN RICHMOND

first_imgElegant BathroomGranite / Quartz countertopDesigner cabinetry & vanitiesItalian (inspired) porcelain tile floorAmerican Standard under-mount porcelain sinkCustom designed mirrorStylish American Standard polished chrome faucet and bathroom accessoriesAmerican Standard dual flush, water conserving toiletGourmet KitchenGranite / Quartz countertopFisher Paykel stainless refrigerator with bottom freezerBosch built-in wall ovenBosch microwave oven & hood fanBosch stainless steel dishwasherSignature InteriorCustom stained wood suite entry doorIn suite laundry Advertisement Advertisement Size: 875-1,147 square feetRent: $1012.85/monthBuilding amenities: Full shared building amenities. Hot water and gas included. Phone, cable, Internet, and hydro are not included.Parking: Subject to availabilityPets: Small pet will be considered  The Sorrento Artist Studio building LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Tenants will enjoy rooftop gardens, as well as a luxurious amenity centre featuring a swimming pool, hot tub, a spa-inspired fitness room with sauna and steam room, party room, as well as a children’s play area. Tenants of the ARTS units have access to all of these amenities free of charge. Login/Register With: Advertisement You can download the application here.Among the stipulations, the artist  must have an “independent body of work”, have maintained a professional practice for at least three years, and have a history of public presentation.The units were announced earlier this year, and are owned and managed by the developer, Pinnacle Living, via the program secured by the City of Richmond.Studio sizes are about 875 square feet, with free shared building amenities that one doesn’t often associate with an artist live-work space—namely a swimming pool, hot tub, a spa-inspired fitness room with sauna and steam room.A similar project is also underway in the nearby Concord Gardens building, which has 20 units leased to artists using the same program just over a year ago.LIVE & WORK – ​BACHELORS, 1 BED & 2 BED LOFT STYLE STUDIO UNITS The City of Richmond is still offering four bachelor units left out of a total 17 in the new Sorrento Artist Studio Program.The initiative is part of the city’s affordable housing strategy, offering brand-new, street-level live-work spaces to professional artists who demonstrate financial need. The Sorrento is located near the new Canada Line Capstan Station, between Garden City Road and No. 3 Road, also close to the airport.The monthly rent is $1,012.85 and the annual household income limit is $41,500. Inside the live-work space Inside the live-work space Inside the live-work space Inside the live-work space Inside the live-work space Inside the live-work space Twitterlast_img read more

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