President Museveni promises Cranes UGX 3.7b

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019Emmanuel OkwiFUFApatrick kadduPresident MusevenitopUganda Cranes President Museveni with the Cranes at Entebbe on Monday, June 8th 2019. (PHOTOS/FUFA)ENTEBBE – Like it has become the norm, the Uganda Men’s football national team, the Cranes continues to impress HE President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.The president of Uganda once again treated the team to an outing at his residence in Entebbe, hours after they returned from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The president who was full of praise for the Cranes hosted them on Monday, June 8th, congratulating the team on their success in Egypt.“I congratulate you although you didn’t win all the games, you achieved some reasonable success. Said Mr. Museveni.“I don’t know how Senegal got that one goal, because i can see you are all fit and young.Like so many Ugandans back at home, president was following proceedings closely and promised the Cranes $1m for reaching the round of 16.“I will work with government to organize USD 1 million to distribute among the players and the officials. Although officials will not get as much as the players.” Continued Mr. Museveni.President Museveni speaking to the Cranes on Monday.The money is set to be shared among the players and support staff that was in Egypt for the 32nd edition of AFCON.Uganda impressed at the finals which started on Friday, June 21st.Their opening game saw the Cranes defeat DR Congo 2-0 on Saturday, June 22nd. Emmanuel Okwi and Patrick Kaddu scored the two goals with each coming in either half.In their second encounter, the Cranes drew 1-1 with Zimbabwe in a game that saw Okwi temporarily give the Cranes a 12th minute lead.Their final group game was against the hosts-Egypt and the Cranes lost it 0-2.After the three group games, Uganda progressed to the round of 16 after finishing second in the group with 4 points, 5 behind leaders Egypt.However, before the round of 16 clash with Senegal, the team held a stand-off, refusing to train on Tuesday last week as they demanded for $6000, they claimed FUFA owed them.The matter was eventually solved with the Federation bowing down to the players demands.In their round of 16 clash with the Lions of Teranga, the Cranes would lose 0-1 to exit the competition.However, in reaching the last 16, the Cranes had made history, reaching the knockout stages of the competition for the first time in 41 years, since losing the final to Ghana in 1978.The Uganda Cranes team that took part in the 2019 AFCONGoalkeepersDenis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal-Sudan), Robert Odongkara (Adama City, Ethiopia)DefendersNico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Brian Ronald Ddungu Mukiibi (Ostersunds, Sweden), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town, England), Isaac Muleme (FK Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Un attached), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Godfrey Walusimbi (Un-attached)MidfieldersMike Azira (Montreal Impact, Canada), Allan Kateregga (Maritzburg, South Africa), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazakhstan), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica, Croatia), Abdul Lumala (Syrianska, Sweden), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC-Uganda)StrikersPatrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC Uganda), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania)Comments last_img read more

Bolton v QPR line-ups: Henry in, change up front, Wanderers duo play

first_imgKarl Henry has been given the nod ahead of Daniel Tozser to replace the injured Alejandro Faurlin in QPR’s midfield for the game at Bolton.Tozser is dropped to the bench along with Sebastian Polter, who loses his place to Conor Washington. Striker Washington has been passed fit following a recent ankle problem and is paired alongside Jamie Mackie.Meanwhile, Bolton’s Jay Spearing and Dean Moxey have been passed fit after groin and leg injuries respectively.Bolton: Amos, Moxey, Dervite, Vela, Feeney, Spearing, Clough, Davies, Heskey, Pratley, Holding.Subs: Rachubka, Madine, Derik, Danns, Wellington, Dobie, Wollery.QPR: Smithies; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Phillips, Henry, Luongo, Hoilett; Mackie, Washington.Subs: Ingram, Angella, Chery, Tozser, , El Khayati, Petrasso, Polter.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Media tour boosts China-Africa links

first_img10 November 2011 A group of Chinese business journalists are currently touring Africa to investigate investment opportunities, share lessons from existing Chinese businesses on the continent and strengthen the sense of mutual understanding between African and Asian cultures. Brand South Africa is hosting the group during its final leg of the tour, following visits to Ethiopia, Chad, Algeria, Zambia and Kenya. The China Entrepreneur reporters’ findings will be published in their magazine’s African Focus issue at the end of November 2011. The fortnightly publication boasts a circulation figure of 150 000 and is the Chinese equivalent of Fortune – according to Olive Hou, the magazine’s international relations manager. “South Africa is the last stop on our tour to see what strategies these countries have in place to foster trade with China and if there are investment opportunities for China’s entrepreneurs in those countries,” Hou said. Today China is South Africa’s biggest trading partner, with the total value of trade between the two nations nearing US$16-billion (R125-billion) in 2010.Enabling foreign investment Tshepo Nkosi, Brand South Africa’s communications manager, said: “We have structured the tour so that the group will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the different industries in South Africa and the opportunities that exist within those sectors. “After this tour, the group will have been shown how our trade and investment policy acts as an enabler to foreign investment.” And with South Africa’s recent inclusion in the BRIC economic bloc of Brazil, Russia, India and China, the tour comes at an opportune time. “So far we have observed a diversity of Chinese business interests in Africa, including construction projects in Kenya and Algeria, mining along Zambia’s copper belt and telecoms in South Africa – to name a few. Either directly or indirectly these are a boost to local economies,” Hou said. The range of Chinese investments in Kenya was particularly interesting for the team. “There we discovered a plastics-manufacturing firm, and vegetable and poultry concerns run by Chinese. We even discovered a Chinese-owned digital satellite pay-TV group which, in addition to Kenya, operates in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.”Respect for Chinese working culture Hou says the tour has helped develop a sense of respect for Chinese working culture. “We want there to be a better understanding of China’s position in Africa and this can be brought about by healthy media coverage. Sometimes there is negative publicity because people aren’t seeing the bigger picture.” Hou adds that the tour will help the Chinese journalists put together a balanced report on African trade opportunities. “We want our Africa report to be neutral and to cover all experiences and challenges we’ve found in Africa. We don’t want to create propaganda. The report needs to be constructive and show the experiences of people who are having success working cross-culturally. “There must also be advice on how to overcome challenges such as the language barrier and difficulties with local legal systems. China has vast experience in industrial development, which it can bring to Africa.”Policies beneficial to Chinese investment The journalists visited the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) in Sandton, Johannesburg, to learn more about local policies which can help boost Chinese investment. The NEF was established in 1998 as a way to promote and facilitate black economic participation in the newly democratic South Africa. Some years later South Africans of Chinese descent were given full benefits in terms of the country’s employment equity and black economic empowerment (BEE) policies to correct exclusions during apartheid rule. This means that South African Chinese are now eligible to be empowered under BEE, which the NEF supports. This empowerment strategy could be seen as advantageous to China-based investors who have ties with South Africans of Chinese descent. Zwelibanzi Sapula, head of strategic funds at the NEF, said: “Although we do not necessarily go out and look for Chinese investment, we have appointed a financial service provider which shows potential foreign investors all our projects and how they could benefit from being involved.” Sapula added that there are three ways foreign investors can become involved in a project: at a funding level, project level or both. At the funding level, the investor will only make monetary contributions, while at project level the investor will play a more active role in the investment, such as bringing in the technology needed to make the project successful. Sapula cited an NEF-backed project, which involves using Chinese technology to convert discarded tyres into consumable oils. According to the NEF, Chinese involvement at both funding and project levels could have helped speed up implementation as there was a lack of interest from financiers.Entrepreneurial lessons from Sasol During their time in Johannesburg the journalists also visited fuel manufacturer Sasol’s headquarters in the suburb of Rosebank, where they were shown how innovative business models can boost entrepreneurship. One of the examples is the ChemCity initiative, which aims to make it easier for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) to become established in the chemical, energy and related industries. Phase one of the ChemCity Eco-Industrial Park in Sasolburg offers entrepreneurs a space to construct environment-friendly premises with 24-hour security and exemption from paying rates and taxes until 31 December 2018. It also offers competitive rates for the renting or selling of sites. Since July 2004 the ChemCity initiative has helped establish 262 SMMEs and create 3 000 jobs. Hou said: “I see how the South African chemical energy sector is thriving and there are many viable opportunities for Chinese investors in this sector.” First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

Play Your Part by delivering and receiving quality education

first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 14 January 2014 – With the 2014 school year beginning tomorrow Wednesday 15 January 2014, Brand South Africa urges all teachers to deliver quality education for the growth and development of our country.  Brand South Africa also calls on learners to be committed to their future by focusing on their studies.Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said, “According to the 2013 Results for Learning Report, there has been an increase in the number of children attending and completing primary school as well as having access to lower-secondary school.  We have also recently welcomed an improved matric pass rate.  This is good news since education is the foundation of a country’s development.  We therefore urge learners and teachers to be committed to being in the classroom, teaching and learning.”“Brand South Africa urges the youth, particularly the matriculants of 2014 to remain dedicated throughout the year and reach high to achieve the results they are capable of. Play your Part, Do Best,” concluded Mr Matola.Note to editorsAbout Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit http://www.southafrica.info/ for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement.  Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.Follow Brand South [email protected]_SA (https://twitter.com/Brand_SA)Tell us how you Play Your Parthttp://www.playyourpart.co.za/[email protected] #DoBestFor more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Arahna SinghBrand South Africa CommunicationsTel: +27 11 712 5061 Mobile: +27 (0) 82 491 2332Fikile  Makhoba Email:  [email protected] Mobile: 071 155 9192Email:  [email protected]last_img read more

Your Goals Are Your Own

first_imgYour strengths are different from your competitors. So are your weaknesses. Even though you sell exactly the same thing, many of your processes are different. You have different capabilities and different limitations. You produce different results, sometimes markedly different.How you create value is different (Think Wal-Mart and Tiffany’s).The people within your organizations are very different. You have a different view of the world (Think Southwest Airlines and Virgin Airlines). The leadership is different (Think Steve Jobs and Steve Ballmer). The management is different. The sales force is different. The guy that unloads the trucks at the backdoor is different.Your company has a different culture (Think Goldman Sachs and Google). You have different beliefs about what matters. Your companies have different personalities, different goals, and different ambitions. Your view of the world is very, very different (Think the political Left and the political Right).With so many—and so many important—differences, why on earth would you compare your goals, your ambitions, your pricing, your strategy, your benchmarks, your key performance indicators, your sales process, or your messaging with your competitors?Your goals are your own. Measure yourself against your progress in reaching your goals, not someone else’s. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

WNBA star Maya Moore mural on Hypercourt for Her inspires women ballers to raise their game

first_imgMurals of WNBA star Maya Moore and NBA icon LeBron James alongside each other in Hypercourts in Taguig. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Female ballers are getting their own space.To encourage and inspire other female basketball players to come out and play, one of the Hypercourts in Manila got a makeover.ADVERTISEMENT BVR on Tour: Tan-Rodriguez, Abdilla-Lopez duos win crowns In the improved version of the app, male and female ballers are featured in the training videos and training sessions for women in the area will be made available.“The goal is to continue to build the basketball community specifically for the female,” Nike sports marketing manager Jino Ferrer told reporters. “The idea behind the Hypercourt 1.0 was to give a training platform for ballers that is free, because when we started building the innovation behind it we found out that Filipinos love to play but they don’t have a platform for training.”While the Hypercourt for Her in Taguig and Hypercourt 2.0 app are not exclusive to females, the women ballers get free space and platform to raise their game in basketball.“Hypercourt is a dual gender initiative, but moving forward but they will be specifically designed for women. We have a focus on helping female ballers to train and progress in the sport of basketball this year,” said Ferrer.This innovation sparked inspiration among the female athletes in the country, who are hoping to lead the charge in taking women’s basketball to the next level.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments “It makes me feel very good [to have this kind of opportunity]. It makes me feel very proud to be a woman basketball player because before when the Hypercourt was first made, [the murals] were both men and now there’s a woman here, there is finally representation,” said Guytingco. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed MOST READ Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Just like the other Hypercourts that feature sprawling murals of NBA heroes, a special space in the Taguig court for female ballers called Hypercourt for Her has been painted over with the image of WNBA superstar Maya Moore.“I feel like just having Maya Moore painted on a Hypercourt serves a lot of inspiration for girls and just the fact that they are given opportunity, space to have somewhere to be able to play and not have to worry about judgment I feel like that’s gonna really inspiring for a lot of women,” said Trina Guytingco of the Ateneo women’s basketball team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHypercourt for Her was officially launched on Sunday, just a few days after the celebration of the International Women’s Day, with activities like group training sessions with female members of the media and 3×3 competition for women lined up for the day.‘Hypercourt for Her’ gives women free space to train. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe Hypercourt app, which offers free and extensive basketball training programs, also got an upgrade to 2.0, with features that are made to cater to the needs of female basketball players in the country. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Refusing to dwell on La Salle loss, Ateneo gets back on track

first_imgLATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The Lady Eagles were able to bounce back from their horrible loss to defending champion De La Salle right before the Holy Week break as they blanked Adamson University, 25-16, 28-26, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.While it redemption game for the Lady Eagles,  the loss to the Lady Spikers is not something they want to focus on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“That game was over, we don’t dwell on the past,” said Maddie Madayag Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center. “We’re practicing a lot of things, it’s just that the players get confused and their presence of mind isn’t there during games.”Ateneo is best blocking team in the league, averaging 2.62 kill blocks per set prior to its game against the Lady Spikers on April 13. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Jerwin Ancajas arrives in California ahead of world title defense View comments MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo doesn’t like dwelling in the past that much.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles The Lady Spikers, however, were able to neutralize that advantage with Ateneo finishing with a zero on the kill blocks column after La Salle’s 25-17, 25-13, 25-23 win.Ateneo, though, turned things around against the Lady Falcons finishing with 11 kill blocks with Kat Tolentino leading the way with 17 points, five of which were kill blocks.“We always move forward, we’re practicing so many things and most of the time there are risks, so I think this is one of those risks,” said Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro in Filipino. “We have to execute properly and we should be mentally tough.”Ateneo retained the top spot in the Best Blockers with an average of 2.37 kill blocks per set.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Parents and Teachers Encouraged to Use Maths to Equip Students with Reasoning Skills

first_imgDr. McLean said the hope is that children coming through the education system will not only be effective learners at school but will continue as critical and independent thinkers after they leave school.She reminded that the upcoming Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations will include mathematics.Dr. McLean said the Ministry has organised and will participate in several activities from March 24 to 29 as part of National Mathematics Week.These include The Mico University College International Mathematics Teaching Summit, to be held from March 25 to 27 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, featuring international presenters with expertise in mathematics and the teaching of the subject from Finland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States; and the National Mathematics Exposition at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, on Friday (March 29).National Mathematics Week is being observed under the theme ‘Math Counts’. “As one of the key learning areas in our school curriculum, mathematics education aims not only to provide students with mathematical knowledge but also to equip them with the necessary skills, so that they can develop the capabilities to learn and the confidence to face the challenges of the knowledge-based society,” she added. In recognition of National Mathematics Week, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace McLean, is encouraging educators, parents and guardians to use the subject of mathematics to equip students with the logical reasoning skills they need. In recognition of National Mathematics Week, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace McLean, is encouraging educators, parents and guardians to use the subject of mathematics to equip students with the logical reasoning skills they need.Speaking at the launch of National Mathematics Week at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on March 25, Dr. McLean said in this technologically complex and highly competitive era, “we need to equip students with logical reasoning skills, problem-solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways, which students can learn from doing mathematics”.“As one of the key learning areas in our school curriculum, mathematics education aims not only to provide students with mathematical knowledge but also to equip them with the necessary skills, so that they can develop the capabilities to learn and the confidence to face the challenges of the knowledge-based society,” she added.Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace McLean (right), speaks at the launch of National Mathematics Week on Monday (March 25), at Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew. At left are educators who were present at the launch.center_img Speaking at the launch of National Mathematics Week at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on March 25, Dr. McLean said in this technologically complex and highly competitive era, “we need to equip students with logical reasoning skills, problem-solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways, which students can learn from doing mathematics”. Story Highlightslast_img read more