Tags: CECAFA U20topUganda Hippos 18 of the Cubs that will take part in the 2019 AFCON finals have been summoned (file photo)CECAFA U-20 Tournament 2019:14th – 17th January 2019Gulu, UgandaMENGO – The technical team for Uganda’s U20 National Team, has released a 31 man provisional squad as they build up to the CECAFA U20 tournament.The under age tournament that will take place between 14th and 17th January will be hosted in Gulu, Uganda.As expected, 18 of the Uganda U-17 national team, the Cubs, who won the 2018 CECAFA region U-17 qualifiers to make the AFCON 2019 U-17 finals are part of the provisional list.The team that has been announced is expected to start residential training at the FUFA Technical center, Njeru on tomorrow (Friday).Meanwhile, FUFA is set to name a new head coach for the Hippos following changes made by the their federation emergency executive committee meeting.KCCA FC Soccer Academy coach Jackson Magera will be the 1st Assistant coach while Hamza Lutalo is the 2nd Assistant coach. Kiberu Mubarak is expected to be named as the goalkeepers’ coach, Emma Nakabago (Head of Medical) while Frank Bumpenjje is the kitsman.Uganda Squad:Goalkeepers: Delton Oyo (Kirinya-Jinja S.S Junior Team), Jack Komakech (Ndejje University Junior Team), Daniel Ssemwogerere (Bright Stars Junior Team), Eric Kaweesi (URA FC Junior Team).Defenders: John Rogers (Onduparaka Junior Team), Kevin Ssekimbega (Express Junior Team), Jonathan Gift Odong (Kakungulu Memorial), Innocent Opiro (Ndejje University Junior Team), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA Soccer Academy), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (Vipers Junior Team), Yasin Mukiibi (Kataka), Samson Kasozi (Bright Stars Junior Team).Midfielders: Ronnie Ziraba (Express Junior Team), Shafik Waswanga (Ndejje University Junior Team), Ibrahim Ekellot (KCCA Soccer Academy), John Kokas Alou (URA Junior Team), Thomas Kakaire (Bright Stars Junior Team), Polycarp Mwaka (Ndejje University Junior Team), Andrew Kawooya (Vipers Junior Team), Ivan Asaba (Vipers Junior Team), Yasin Abdul Owane (Vipers Junior Team), Isma Mugulusi (Kirinya-Jinja S.S Junior Team), Derrick Lubega (Express Junior Team), Owen Mukisa (BUL Junior Team).Forwards: Iddi Abdul Wahid (Onduparaka Junior Team), Najib Yiga (Vipers Junior Team), George Opio (Luzira FC), Rogers Mugisha (Mbarara City Junior Team), James Jarieko (Paidha Black Angels Junior Team)Comments
27 February 2006South Africa is welcoming skilled foreigners with open arms. The government has issued a list of quota work permits for selected professions, which means foreign nationals with the required qualifications and experience will be allowed to enter the country without first having secured employment.The permits are issued according to a yearly quota, determined by the National Critical Skills list according to how scarce or essential a particular skill is in South Africa.The regulations are designed to raise skills levels in the country, as part of the broad government initiative boost economic growth to 6% by 2010 and halve poverty and unemployment by 2014.Last week Public Service and Administration Minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi announced that foreign nationals who met the requirements would be allowed to apply at a foreign mission abroad or at any Home Affairs office inside South Africa.The quotas were determined in consultation with the departments of Trade and Industry and Labour.Unlike other work permits, quota work permits are issued to applicants before they have secured employment. Holders are allowed into to South Africa so that they can look for jobs in specific professions. The permits don’t guarantee employment; rather, they give skilled foreigners the opportunity to compete for work in the country on an equal footing with South Africans.This is a major departure from the previous system, which required proof that a South African could not have filled the post.Fifty-six occupations have been identified, with the requirement that the potential job seeker should have at least five years experience and have registered with their relevant professional body.“These quotas are determined using the National Critical Skills list – a mechanism designed to assist in recruiting certain skills into South Africa,” Home Affairs Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula said when the quotas were announced.“Foreign nationals who are already in the country and possess the needed skills may also apply for work quota permits. These do not only apply to those outside the country.”The full list of the annual quotas for each profession is below. All require registration with the relevant professional body, where applicable, and at least five years’ relevant experience.Science and engineeringAeronautical engineers – 500Aircraft maintenance engineers – 500Autotronics: vehicle diagnostic technicians – 500Avionic engineers – 250Chemical engineers (including rubber & plastic) – 100Construction: civil/structuralengineers – 5 000Design and engineering: piping and pipe laying – 500Electronic: radio frequency and signal engineers; microwave and satelliteengineers – 500Geologists – 100Astronomers – 200Astrophysicists – 200Atmospheric physicists – 200Surface physicist – 200Space scientists – 200Geophysicists – 150Industrial Engineers – 5 000Jewellery designers – 250Mechanical engineers (including pressure vessel and stress analysis) – 1 000Metallurgical engineers (including material processes and development;metrologists) – 250Mining: rock and colliery engineers – 100Aircraft maintenance technicians – 1 000Architectural technicians – 1 000Aviations technicians (aviation-specific design and machining technologies) – 1 000Dimensional controllers – 100Earth sciences technicians – 250Electrical mechanical including instrumentation – 1 000Electronic technicians: silicon and microchip developers – 1 000Foundry metallurgists – 500Hydraulics and pneumatics technicians – 1 000Industrial / product development technologists – 1 000NDE technicians – 500Tool designers (including millwrights, melters, coded welders and moulders) – 3000Health and educationMaths and science teachers – 1 000Biological science technicians – 3 000Bioinformatics – 1 000Biomedical engineers – 1 000Combinatorial and computationalchemistry – 150 Information technologySoftware developers – 1 500Software engineers – 1 500ICT security specialists (including dimensional controllers) – 1 000Agricultural sciencesAgricultural economist (econometrics) – 500Agricultural engineers (including farm irrigation systems engineers) – 1000Agricultural extension officers (technology-focused) – 1 000Agricultural statistics: biometrician, crop modeler – 1000Agricultural biotechnologists, genetic markers and promoters – 1 000Virologists – 250Oenologist / viticulture – 350Geneticists (plant breeders) – 1 000Pasture scientists – 500Plant pathologists – 1 000Food safety quality-assurancespecialists – 500Veterinarians – 500 Management and commerceActuaries – 500Financial market analyst – 500Risk managers – 500Download the original schedule in PDF format from the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society Library website.SouthAfrica.info reporter
Rebel Janata Dal (United) leader and former party president Sharad Yadav met Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in Ranchi jail on Monday morning.The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) leaders Babulal Marandi and Pradeep Yadav too met Mr. Prasad in Birsa Munda Central jail in Ranchi.Mr. Prasad is currently lodged in jail in connection with two fodder scam cases.Later, appearing in special CBI court, Mr. Prasad told local media persons that they “ discussed about country’s politics…enquired about each others well-being”.Ever since Mr. Prasad was jailed, several leaders from the Opposition parties have met him.According to sources, Mr. Sharad Yadav and others are making an “effort to come at a common platform to oppose the BJP-led NDA government in upcoming 2019 general elections.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: Gallardo deserved FIFA nominationby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola is full of praise for Marcelo Gallardo.The River Plate coach is being linked with Ernesto Valverde’s job at Barcelona.And Pep told TNT: “What Gallardo has done with River is incredible, at the level of results, giving them consistency every year despite the fact that players leave and he continues to be … there are things that I cannot explain much, we are nominated as three coaches for the best of the year and he is not there. “It seems that there is only Europe, I do not understand how he is not nominated and not only for a year also for what he has done, I hope one day I can face one of his teams, it would be very nice.”
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… every December music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins hosts a magical evening of Christmas carols, celebrity readings and sparkling musical performances at St Luke’s Church in Chelsea.In 2015, they are welcoming back actor Bill Nighy, who will once again read for them, with more guest readers and performers to be announced soon.The service in 2014 saw Bill Nighy, Anneka Rice, Dame Eileen Atkins, Kit Harington, Gary Kemp and Jessie Buckley all give festive readings. Guests were also treated to festive performances from Rebecca Ferguson of X Factor fame and Britain’s Got Talent finalists Jack Pack.This event is always one of the most popular events in Nordoff Robbins’ fundraising calendar, bringing together family, friends and supporters in a celebration of music. When: Tuesday 15th December 2015 Where: St Luke’s Church, Chelsea Cost: £45For info and tickets, contact Nordoff Robbins here.
APTN National NewsWilliam Osborne from Pimicikamak Cree Nation joined Face to Face with Michael Hutchinson this week.For part 2 click here.
“Time heals all wounds” is kind of a nonsense saying when it comes to sports. If it were true, rivalries wouldn’t exist and 35-year-olds on the brink of retirement wouldn’t hang on for one last World Cup. More than half the likely starters on the U.S. and Japanese national teams in the Women’s World Cup final this Sunday were there for the agony and ecstacy — depending which team you were on — of the 2011 final game, when Japan defeated the U.S. on penalty kicks. Japan now has a chance to repeat history, and join Germany and the U.S. as the only countries to win two World Cup titles. The U.S. is looking to break its 16-year World Cup drought and secure its place in history as the greatest World Cup dynasty of all time (in either the women’s or men’s game).This championship game might not be the greatest of all time, but it’s one with a lot of still-fresh wounds, so here’s a look at how it’s shaping up.Things are more even than they seemBack in 2011, some betting lines put Japan’s chances of beating the U.S. around 28 percent, not so far from where they are this time around. Coming off a huge semifinal win over Germany, FiveThirtyEight’s model says the Americans should win 67 percent of the time, but the two teams’ performances in this World Cup have been pretty similar. Both teams have created the same number of chances (59) and scored the same number of goals (nine), despite having traveled very different paths to the final.It’s likely that goals won’t come easily for either side. The U.S. hasn’t been scored on since its opening game, and Japan has conceded only three goals in six games (one of which was an egregious keeper error). It may very well come down to who can capitalize on the few good opportunities the defense allows, and which team doesn’t miss early chances like the U.S. did in the 2011 final.A battle of two very different stylesJapan is arguably the most technical team in the world; it has had the highest pass completion percentage of any team at the World Cup (80 percent compared to the Americans’ 74 percent) and its players have touched the ball and attempted almost 1.5 times as many passes as the U.S. players. Japan plays a quick, one-and-two-touch style of soccer that is different from the styles of most teams the U.S. has faced so far. The closest comparison is probably Colombia — and the U.S. struggled a bit to win the ball back in the midfield in that game.Where the U.S. will excel against Japan is with its physicality and speed; by pressuring the defense and surprising Japan by playing the ball in behind. This is how the first U.S. goal came at the 2011 World Cup: The midfield collapsed to win the ball back, Megan Rapinoe played a long ball in behind, and Alex Morgan outran her defender and scored with just two touches. In the semifinal game against England this year, Japan struggled when the Lionesses pressured and stepped to win the ball back, and the U.S. must do the same thing if it hopes to break down Japan’s tremendous organization. The Americans are undoubtedly faster and stronger than Japan, but they’ll also need to be able to win the ball from a team that hardly loses it.Slow and steady wins the race (at least for one team)Both teams’ chances of winning didn’t change significantly throughout the tournament aside from a bump after the semifinal games; the U.S. hovered around 30 percent and Japan around 10 percent for the majority of the World Cup. Neither team looked stellar during the group stage — eyes were on Germany, France and even Brazil’s early dominance — but these are the two teams that have made it to the World Cup final.“These are two talented teams with a lot of history and rivalry, and I think it will be a classic matchup,” U.S. coach Jill Ellis said about Sunday’s final. The score in head-to-head matchups is one to one right now — one World cup victory for Japan to one Olympic gold medal for the U.S. — but everyone knows a World Cup trophy tastes sweeter than gold.
A “say hey” to Ohio State’s outfielder Dee Dee Hillman might mean more than just a greeting.Hillman compares her softball prowess to Major League legend Willie Mays.“We have the same mentality that wherever the ball is hit, I’m going to get it,” Hillman said. “That is my outfield mentality. I love to make the plays that seem to be impossible. I love the challenge.”Not only can Hillman play defense like Mays, making only one error this year, but she hits like him as well.In a two-week span from April 21 to May 2, Hillman had a .524 batting average from the leadoff position.The team went 7-1 during this stretch, including a split series over the No. 2 team in the country, Michigan.Batting first in Ohio State’s lineup is an important role, which she considers an honor.“It’s my responsibility to get everybody off to a good start and set a good tone,” Hillman said. “I think it’s my job to break the ice.”Coach Linda Kalafatis has simple expectations for her leadoff hitter when she approaches the plate.“Get on base and challenge the defense,” Kalafatis said. Hillman’s role as the leadoff hitter is enhanced because of her ability to put the ball in play.She has only struck out 12 times all season.“It comes down to being relentless and knowing that (the pitcher) is not going to get me out,” Hillman said.Though Kalafatis has simple expectations, Hillman has had to work hard to fulfill her coach’s wishes.“I know I have been putting a lot of extra work in and all the extra swings in the (batting) cages is really starting to pay off,” Hillman said.Hillman’s work ethic spotlights her versatility. She is the only player listed on the roster as a switch hitter. “I switched over from a righty hitter to a lefty when I was about 14 and it has its advantages,” Hillman said. “The fact that you are two steps closer to first base is really huge. Another advantage is that you can mis-hit and still beat it out.”As the junior’s confidence has been increasing with every game, she has made big strides compared to last year.In 2009, Hillman hit .297, whereas this season she is second on the team with a .361 batting average. Her big strides are evident in the batter’s box, but much shorter on the base paths. Hillman led the team last year with 17 stolen bases. This season, she only has five.One reason Hillman has not been able to “run like Mays” is because of a lingering hamstring injury, but her coach believes there is a bit more strategy to worry about.“We don’t want to open up first base and invite teams to walk Sam Marder,” Kalafatis said. “We don’t want to open the base up.”As the regional tournament approaches, Hillman is already looking to change up her game for next year.“As I am getting older, other teams start to know you a little bit better and start to scout you more.” Hillman said. “So, if it comes to bunting or just working more on power-slapping to hit it more in the gaps, I’ll do whatever.”In the end, Kalafatis is aware of Hillman’s big goal.“She wants to be an All-American,” Kalafatis said.
Freshman forward Quinn Preston (16) races for a loose puck during the first period of Ohio State’s hockey game vs. Michigan on Jan. 11. Ohio State lost 2-1. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternIn the rivalry matchup between Michigan (8-8-6, 4-4-4-2 Big Ten) and Ohio State (12-5-4, 5-2-3-2 Big Ten), a season after the Buckeyes won all five matchups, it was the Wolverines who came out on top, winning the game 2-1.Michigan junior goalie Hayden Lavigne came up big, making 22 saves, including 20 straight to end the game.“They’re a really good hockey team, they’ve got a ton of talent,” head coach Steve Rohlik said. “They played with a lot of speed. There’s nothing that surprised me tonight.”Following the puck drop, Ohio State roared to life with senior forward Freddy Gerard scoring a goal less than seven minutes into the game with assists from junior forward Carson Meyer and senior forward Dakota Joshua.The rest of the period saw a vicious Michigan offense facing off against a resilient OSU defense. Michigan attempted over double the amount of shots in the period, shooting 13 times as opposed to Ohio State’s six, but the Buckeyes held the 1-0 lead.Within the first two minutes of the second period, both Michigan senior defenseman Nicholas Boka and junior forward Jake Slaker were sent to the penalty box, allowing Ohio State a 5-on-3 opportunity to advance their lead. Despite their best efforts, the puck ricocheted off the goal post twice, keeping the score at 1-0.“We had obviously a couple great looks, hit a couple posts, I mean sometimes you get those, sometimes you don’t,” Rohlik said. “We go up two-zip maybe it’s a different game, but it didn’t happen, so then you gotta respond from there.”Shortly after being released from the penalty box, Slaker tied the game up 1-1. The teams remained in a gridlock up until the last few minutes of the second period, when Michigan junior forward Will Lockwood shot and scored, putting Michigan in the lead 2-1.The Buckeyes pulled redshirt senior goalie Sean Romeo and put in an additional player within the last moments of the game in an attempt to at least tie up the game, but couldn’t find the back of the net.“We kind of played into what they like to do,” Gerard said. “They had a lot of heat coming up the ice on us and for whatever reason, we just didn’t really have the jump tonight, and we weren’t playing really connected.”Ohio State faces off with Michigan again at the Schottenstein Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Eusebio Di Francesco has reiterated his faith in the transfer dealings of sporting director Ramon Monchi.Ahead of the club’s game with Torino, Eusebio went on to give an insight into the fitness of his players for the game.“Both Dzeko and Schick are in excellent condition,” the Coach said at a Press conference via Football Italia.“I’ll make a decision tomorrow, keeping Edin’s recovery in mind. I’m happy to have two important options in front of me, especially Patrik’s recent growth.“Who will recover in time for tomorrow? Manolas almost certainly because he’s trained with us for the last three days, so if he doesn’t have any problems [before Saturday] then he’ll be available.“Florenzi isn’t at his best because of a bad cold, so I have to evaluate whether to call him up or not.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“Karsdorp will play for his place with Santon [at right-back], then there are Mirante, Perotti, De Rossi and Juan Jesus who aren’t available.“Pastore? He’s acquiring good physical condition. Now he must find consistency in what he does, but Zaniolo will start as our No 10.“I can say we’ve improved our last three games, but we’ve often come back from bad runs and we hope we don’t have to again.“Tomorrow we have the obligation and need to win, and we’ll show intent right away because against certain teams with certain mechanisms, everything becomes more difficult.“I have faith in Monchi, who is looking for opportunities [to bring in players]. I told him that if we have to do something for the sake of it, it’s better to do nothing at all.“If there’s an opportunity to improve our squad, then yes, otherwise we’ll stay as we are. Belotti? I won’t talk about players who don’t belong here.”