first_imgEVERTON (4-1-3-2)HOWARD,COLEMAN, STONES, MORI, BAINES,BARRY,DEULOFEU, CLEVERLEY, BARKLEY ,KONE, LUKAKUVARDY, ULLOA,MAHREZ, DRINKWATER, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,DE LAET, FUCHS, MORGAN, SIMPSON,SCHMEICHELLEICESTER (4-4-1-1)Leicester City are back on the top of the Barclays Premier League after another hugely impressive win, the 2-1 home victory over reigning champions Chelsea.It was their ninth league game without defeat; during that marvellous spell they have taken 23 points from a possible 27, with England striker Jamie Vardy claiming his 15th goal of the season against Chelsea and Riyad Mahrez adding his 12th.Everton return to Goodison Park after drawing 1-1 with Norwich City at Carrow Road last weekend where Romelu Lukaku scored his 15th goal of the season and eighth in the last seven Barclays Premier League and Capital One Cup games.The last three Premier League meetings between these teams have ended in draws, including both matches last season which both finished 2-2. At the King Power Stadium in Leicester the home side came from behind twice to earn a point.At Goodison, Leicester were leading 2-1 until an 88th minute own goal by Matthew Upson cost the visitors two points.last_img read more

VIDEO: Missed Luis Suarez’s title-winning hat-trick? Watch it here!

first_img Luis Suarez hit a hat-trick as Barcelona won La Liga 1 Barcelona have ended the season as champions of Spain, beating Granada 3-0 on the final day to fight off Real Madrid’s challenge.Despite a wobble last month, the Catalans have undoubtedly been the best La Liga team this season, and have played some of the most exhilarating football the beautiful game has ever seen.The two Madrid clubs posed a threat for much of the campaign, but Atletico dropped out of the race last weekend, and Real were relying on Luis Enrique’s men to mess up against Granada as they faced off against Deportivo.SEE ALSO: Watch all the goals as Real Madrid beat Deportivo here!However, Barca were in control from the first minute, and they eased to victory courtesy of three Luis Suarez goals.The Uruguyan took his La Liga tally up to 40 for the season, claiming the Pichichi Trophy in the process.You can watch the hat-trick below…last_img read more


first_imgDeputy Joe McHughDonegal Deputy Joe McHugh has welcomed the announcement from Minister Quinn which shows that DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunities in Schools) is working in primary schools around the country.Commenting on the report’s findings, Deputy Joe McHugh: “I am very pleased to see the findings released today, which show that test scores in DEIS primary schools at all grade levels have increased significantly.“This is something I worked closely on to convince the Minister to retain the DEIS disadvantaged classification and these strong indications of improvement among primary school students demonstrates how important this programme is. “The education system, specifically in Donegal, needs to address the different challenges students and teachers are facing.“As we know, small schools are common in the North West region and this is an issue that many of them face.“There is no question that some schools are going to come under enormous pressure, including some faith-based schools and this administration needs to focus on addressing individual needs and requirements, acknowledging that schools of different sizes and religious faiths face different issues. Investment in education is paramount in getting people into the work place and I believe the continued success of this programme will play a big role in that process.”  DEIS SUCCESS IN DONEGAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS – McHUGH was last modified: December 17th, 2013 by John2Share 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:DEIS SUCCESS IN DONEGAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS – McHUGHlast_img read more

Bika opener to be played in Mukono

first_imgNkima Clan are the defending champions of the Bika bya Buganda football tournament. (Agency Photo)2019 Bika Bya Baganda Football – Official opening matchMusu Vs Mutima Muyanja St Nazareth S.S Kavulu, Mawokota  Saturday, 11-05-2019 @4:30pm MENGO – The Bika Bya Buganda organizing committee has confirmed the change of venue for the opening game of this year’s championship between Musu and Mutima Muyanja will not be played at Kitende.Earlier, the committee had communicated that the opener will be played at Vipers SC’s St. Mary’s Stadium but due to unknown circumstances, the game cannot be played there.The new venue is St Nazareth Secondary School in Mawokota Ssaza with the date remaining as earlier stated, Saturday, 11th May 2019.The King of Buganda Kingdom, Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II will as usual grace the opening match.The change was confirmed to the media and the other stakeholders during a press conference held at Bulange Cabinet room on Tuesday in Mengo, Kampala on Tuesday, 30th April 2019.In the other first-round games, Nkejje will battle Ngabi Nsamba, Ngo locks horns with Kibe, Nsuma against Ngonga, the mighty Balangira will battle Nte and Njobe against Mamba Kakoboza.Ndiga will face Ngaali, Mutima Musaji will come up against Nvuma, Nkula with Nakinsige, Nvuuvbu with Lugave and Butiko against Nyonyi Ndisa.Kobe is lined up against Mazzi gakisasi, Nkusu with Mpeewo and Mpologoma against Kayoozi.Some of the teams that will be starting off from the second round are; Kasimba, Nyonyi Ngeye, Ffumbe, Ntalaganya, Kinyomo, Mbwa, Nsenene, Kiwere, Mbogo, Mamba Namakaka, Nkerebwe and Ngabi Nyunga.The venues and times for the respective first and second round matches will be confirmed by the organizing committee.The first round, second round, stage of 16 and quarterfinal matches are played on a knock out basis.The semi-finals are played on a home and away format over two legs with one grand final.The defending champions NKima kick off from the round of 16 stage.Like it has been the norm over the years, the King of Buganda, Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II always graces the opening and closing matches, normally associated with massive crowds.The Bika football tournament is played only by the Baganda tribe people and it has been played since 1950 with Mbogo the initial winners.Mmamba Gabunga has won the record number of titles (10).First Round Fixtures:-Musu Vs Mutima Muyanja-Nkejje Vs Ngabi Nsamba-Ngo Vs Kibe-Nsuma Vs Ngonge-Balangira Vs Nte-Njobe Vs Mamba Kakoboza-Ndiga Vs Ngaali-Mutima Musaji Vs Nvuma-Nkula Vs Nakinsige-Nvuubu Vs Lugave-Butiko Vs Nyonyi Ndisa-Kobe Vs Mazzi gakisasi-Nkusu Vs Mpeewo-Mpologoma Vs KayooziSecond Round Fixtures:-Winner Njovu & Mpeewo Vs Kasimba-Nyonyi Vs Ngeye-Fumbe Vs Ntalaganya-Kinyomo Vs Winner Ndiga & Ngaali-Mbwa Vs Winner Balangira & Nte-Nsenene Vs Winner Mpologoma & Kayoozi-Kiwere Vs Mbogo-Mamba Namakaka Vs Winner Nkusu & Njaza-Winner Butiko & Nyonyi Ndisa Vs Winner Kobe & Mazzi Gakisasi-Winner Ngo & Kibe Vs Nkerebwe-Winner Njobe & Mamba Kakoboza Vs Winner Nkejje & Ngabi Nsamba-Winner Nsuma & Ngonge Vs Ngabi Nyunga-Winner Musu & Mutima Muyanja Vs Winner Nvuubu & Lugave-Winner Mutima Musaji Vs Winner Nkula & NakinsigeBIKA FOOTBALL PAST WINNERS:1950:Mbogo1951:Ngabi Nsamba1952:Mmamba Gabunga1953: Not Held1954:Not Held1955:Kkobe1956:Mmamba Gabunga1957: Nyonyi Nyange1958: Ngeye1959: Mmamba Gabunga1960: Ffumbe1961: Bbalangira and Kkobe1962: Nkima1963: Not Held1964: Mmamba Gabunga1965: Mmamba Gabunga1987: Ngabi Nsamba1988: Lugave1989: Mmamba Gabunga1990: Lugave1991: Ngeye1992: Ngeye1993: Nkima1994: Mmamba Gabunga1995: Lugave1996: Mpindi1997: Nnyonyi1998: Lugave1999: Lugave2000: Mpologoma2001: Ngo2002: Mpologoma2003: Mmamba Gabunga2004:Lugave2005: Ffumbe2006: Mpindi2007: Ngabi Nsamba2008: Kkobe2009: Ffumbe2010: Nte2011: Mmamba Gabunga2012: Ngeye2013: Ngabi Nsamba2014: Mmamba Gabunga2015: Mbogo2016: Nte2017: Nte2018: NkimaComments Tags: Bika bya Buganda 2019last_img read more

Opera for and from Africa

first_imgKelebogile Boikanyo and Aubrey Lodewyk play the parts of lovers Musetta the singer and Marcello the painter in Opera Africa’s production of La Bohème. (Image: Opera Africa) RELATED ARTICLES • SA songbird wins top opera prize• South African music• South African Otello wows Met• South African theatre MEDIA CONTACTS • Opera Africa +27 11 883 3503 info@operaafrica.co.za • Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra +27 11 789 2733 info@jpo.co.zaChris ThurmanSandra and Hein de Villiers’s passion for opera has led them to mortgage their house to fund a production – not once, but twice.Sandra is the CEO of Opera Africa, the company she started in 1994 “with the vision of fostering new audiences for opera that were previously excluded from enjoying this genre, and to promote talented young soloists and choristers”. Hein has been Opera Africa’s artistic director since 1995. Like his wife, he brought with him a distinguished track record from more than two decades in music education, as both teacher and administrator.Together with a band of similarly committed individuals – and, of course, some extremely talented performers, directors and visual artists – the pair have been the driving force behind staging a host of operas in South Africa over the last 15 years, including such favourites as Carmen, Faust, La Traviata and Aida.The name of the company is usefully ambiguous; inserting different prepositions between the words “Opera” and “Africa” gives you some idea of both its ambitions and successes. For starters, there is the slightly contentious question of opera in Africa – does a Eurocentric high-art form such as opera have a place in post-apartheid South Africa?Well, yes. First, there are musical and aesthetic strong affinities between opera and South Africa’s well-established choral tradition. Second, in an era of unprecedented globalisation and migration of cultures, there is little value in essentialising what it means to be “African” or “European”.A fine example of such hybridisation is, in fact, Opera Africa’s Princess Magogo – the first full opera sung entirely in isiZulu. First staged in 2000, this is an opera about Africa, depicting the life and times of one of the Usuthu-Buthelezi dynasty’s most famous daughters, herself a renowned composer and singer, with a score by Mzilikazi Khumalo and libretto by Themba Msimang.Princess Magogo and the company’s other productions have appeared across South Africa, in major urban centres as well as in more remote rural areas – opera for Africa, one might say. But they have also toured internationally, in cities as far afield as Chicago, Amsterdam and Oslo, demonstrating that there is such a thing as opera from Africa.Opera Africa’s latest enterprise is La Bohème, which will run at the State Theatre in Pretoria in March 2010 before moving to the Joburg Theatre Complex in Johannesburg in April. (The company has established a good working relationship with these two major Gauteng theatres since relocating from Durban six years ago.)La Bohème is, after Madama Butterfly, the most popular work by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. Based on Henri Murger’s novel, Scenes from Bohemia, the opera is set in 19th-century Paris and centres on the love affair between Mimi, a seamstress, and Rodolfo, a poet.Over the course of its 110-year performance history, La Bohème has contributed substantially to the modern archetype of the poor artist, struggling in a freezing garret to create immortal works of art but also finding ways to indulge in bouts of hedonism. This archetype has had more recent manifestations in, for instance, the Broadway musical Rent or Baz Luhrman’s film Moulin Rouge.The themes of poverty and illness have obvious echoes in contemporary South African society. While previous Opera Africa productions have foregrounded such similarities by presenting “African” settings, however, the artistic team behind La Bohème have chosen not to do so here. Instead, the production will be “an exquisitely imagined period piece” taking for granted that the “universal and timeless themes” of Puccini’s opera will resonate with local audiences.Andrew Verster, who has worked with Opera Africa as set and costume designer on numerous occasions, will again weave his visual magic, and Themi Venturas, whose Opera Africa repertoire includes Princess Magogo and the 2007 Opera Extravaganza, will direct the stage action.Musically, the production promises to be of the highest standard. Conductor Timothy Myers, who has previously worked with orchestras in New York and London, will have the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra under his baton. And the company has recruited a formidable group of divas and divos to give voice to the lead roles.Soprano Hanli Stapela, joining Opera Africa for the first time, brings an international reputation to her reprisal of Mimi’s tragic story. Tenor Stéfan Louw, who has likewise been widely acclaimed for his performances in previous productions of La Bohème, will portray the equally unfortunate Rodolfo.Two rising stars of the South African opera scene, Kelebogile Boikanyo and Aubrey Lodewyk – both products of the Tshwane University of Technology’s vocal arts programme – will sing the parts of Musetta and Marcello, the singer and painter whose tempestuous on-off relationship mirrors that of Mimi and Rodolfo. Otto Maidi completes a quintet of bohemian characters as Colline, the philosopher. Veteran bass Rouel Beukes will contribute his idiosyncratic combination of gravitas and levity to two roles: Benoit, Rodolfo’s landlord, and Alcindoro, the wealthy government minister who fancies Musetta.And it’s worth mentioning that the production is sponsored by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund – so Sandra and Hein won’t need to mortgage their house again.last_img read more

Glen Newcomer, Aug. 14

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We have not been receiving significant rains in northwest Ohio. We are very dry and are in great need of rain. Hopefully this week we will get some. When you look at crop development most of our corn is in the R3 to R4 stage or almost ready to dent. The replant corn is of the greatest concern because the corn that was planted in early June is still pollinating. With the combination of heat and dry weather, the prospect for a normal crop on those acres is diminishing each day.So far in the month of August, we have only received a quarter inch of rain. Even though that is still better than nothing, we are getting dry very quickly.In regards to the soybeans, they continue to develop and progress but we have the same concerns as we do with the corn. The late replanted soybeans are shorter in stature and they also need rain to develop and mature. I believe we still have enough time in August and September for those acres to be very productive, but unless we get rain, the yield of those acres will be reduced.When you look at the potential for soybeans to retain and fill pods, we will be very dependent on rains in the next two weeks for normal crop development. For the year, our soybeans are weed free and leaf diseases are minimal. We treated most of our acres with foliar fertilizer, fungicide and insecticide. We also treated a majority of our corn acres with fungicides. We always want to be proactive in addressing those potential problems.As far as insects in the soybean crop, Japanese beetles were the predominate insect we were dealing with several weeks ago. Since we applied insecticide we really don’t have any insect issues now. I have not seen any aphids in the soybeans. Spider mites not will become an issue unless it continues to get drier. For the most part, the insects are controlled, the soybean pods are not being aborted, and we’re basically just waiting for rain.I believe the early-planted crops will have exceptional yield potential. I hope to have normal yields from the crops planted in May. The verdict is still out for our crops re-planted in June. At the end of the season I hope we can achieve an average crop. Only time will tell.last_img read more

England keeper Matt Prior takes break from cricket due to fitness problems after his team loses to India at Lord’s

first_imgMatt Prior leaves the field after being dismissed during the first Test match against India at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, England on July 11, 2014. Photo by Philip Brown(Reuters)England wicket-keeper Matt Prior on Monday announced that he is taking break from cricket due to fitness problems.According to reports, he will miss the remainder of the home series against India and also the entire season for Sussex which he represents in county cricket. Prior is likely to be replaced by Jos Butler. The 32-year-old cricketer’s decision comes hours after the hosts lost to India by 95 runs at Lord’s in London.This is India’s second Test win at Lord’s after a period of 28 years. At the same venue, India registered their lone win back in 1986.Resuming the second session at 173/5, England were bowled out for 223 while chasing a target of 319 runs.Pacer Ishant Sharma was the pick of the Indian bowlers with career best figures of 7/74. He was adjudged the Man of the Match.Prior did not have a good stint with his bat, scoring 23 and 12 in the match.The third Test between India and England is scheduled to be held at Southampton from July 27.last_img read more