AFCON U19: Cubs defeat Tanzania to go second in group A

first_img Tags: AFCON U17 2019Fabin Kwesitopuganda cubs The Cubs players celebrate one of the goals against Tanzania on Wednesday (FUFA Photos)2019 AFCON U17Uganda 3-0 TanzaniaNational Stadium, Dar es Salam Wednesday, 17-03-2019DAR ES SALAAM – The Uganda Cubs are very much in contention for a place in the last 4 of the 2019 AFCON finals thanks to a commanding victory over hosts Tanzania on Wednesday.Having lost the first game 1-0 to Angola, the Cubs who were without suspended left-back Ibrahim Juma ran out 3-0 winners at the National Stadium in Dar es Salam.Uganda’s goals were scored by Andrew Kawooya, Ivan Asaba and Najib Yiga.Kawooya opened the scoring with a 16th minute goal off a Rogers Mugisha assist.Mugisha assisted Asaba for the second on 28 minutes as the first half finished 2-0 in bold in favour of the Cubs.Yiga wrapped up the scoring on the evening for Uganda with a well drilled header, 14 minutes from time.During the game, the Cubs technical bench led by Ghanian-Fabin Kwesi, made three changes with Abdulwahid Iddi, Isma Mugulusi and John Alou replacing Rogers Mugisha, Andrew Kawooya and Ivan Asaba respectively.Uganda’s Ivan Asaba was named the Total man of the match.Uganda is now second in group A, three points behind leaders Nigeria who overcame Angola 1-0 in the other game played on Wednesday.The Cubs will now face Nigeria on Saturday, knowing that victory will see them through to both the semi finals and the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.On the same day and time, Angola will battle Tanzania.Team Line Ups:Uganda U-17 XI.Jack Komakech (G.K), Justine Opiro, Kevin Ssekimbegga, Gavin Kizito, Samson Kasozi, Rogers Mugisha (58? Abdulwahid Iddi ), Thomas Kakaire, Andrew Kawooya (62? Isma Mugulusi), Davis Ssekajja, Najib Yiga, Ivan Asaba (84? John Alou)Subs Not Used:Delton Oyo (G.K), Patrick Mubiru (G.K), James Jarieko, Edrine Mukisa Opaala, Innocent Opira, Polycarp Mwaka,Suspended: Ibrahim JumaTanzania XI:Shabani Hassan (G.K), Omary Omary, Arafat Swakali, , Alphonce Msanga, John Edmund, Kelvin John, Pascal Msindo, Ladaki Chasambi, Amiri Njeru, Esdon Mshirakandi (57’ Salumu Milinge), Morice Abraham (Captain)Subs:Ben Starkie, Mustapha Nankuku, Misungwi Chananja, William Dominic, Agiri Ngoda, Mwinyi Yahya (G.K), Zuberi Masudi (G.K)The AFCON U17 fixtures on Thursday:-Cameroon vs Morocco-Senegal vs GuineaComments last_img read more

Shorthanded Warriors fall to Hornets 93-87

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The shorthanded Warriors led most of the game before falling to the Charlotte Hornets 93-87 on the second night of a back-to-back set, failing again to earn their first win at Chase Center.In the second game without guard Stephen Curry, who will miss at least months after undergoing left hand surgery, and the first game of several without forward Draymond Green (sprained finger) and guard D’Angelo Russell (ankle), the Warriors (1-5) got a longer look at their young players.Afte …last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 2, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are leaving the forecast pretty much along in the short term this morning, and will make just a few minor chances for the intermediate and extended period. In fact, the extended window has the most uncertainty this morning, because longer range models can’t seem to make up their minds. Still, we have a pretty nice set up here over the next week, with limited moisture, and temps that will be mostly seasonal.We are dry and colder today as cold air comes in out of the north behind the front that passed yesterday. There can be some lingering light snow in NE Ohio this morning, aided by some lake enhancement, but it looks to move quickly off to the east. Most of the major headlines today will be about the storm as it hits the east coast, with weather weenie’s new catch phrase “bomb cyclone” making another appearance. This is just an over sensationalized storm complex…but we digress. Temps today will be normal to below normal for this time of year over the entire state. We see the dry weather continue through the weekend and next Monday, with temps gradually moderating through the period. We should be rather mild next Monday ahead of our next weather system.That minor front mover through from Monday midnight through Tuesday midday and continues to have very little impressive moisture. We are leaving rain totals for that event alone this morning at a few hundredths of an inch to no more than .25” over about 90% of the state. We likely see clouds breaking for a little sunshine in there for later Tuesday afternoon, but don’t look for that to be something that stays for any length of time. Much colder air comes in behind that front and will likely trigger plentiful clouds for Wednesday. We expect to start the day with light snow and flurry action in NE Ohio, but in general, the temps look to warm here for much snow. We think that is a bigger point of discussion off to our west in Indiana. We will have to deal with clouds, spits, sprinkles and the occasional flurry statewide through most of Wednesday. Temps will be below normal and the clouds give a very winter like feel.We do stay cold Thursday but see sun return, and then we moderate our temps next Friday and Saturday.Our next system arrives next Saturday afternoon and evening, pushing moisture into Sunday the 11th. We expect .25”-.75” rains over the entire state for that period. However, where things get complicated is there at the finish of the 10 day period and into the extended. Computer models seem to be at odds over the progression of moisture, and at times at a loss on timing. We are seeing flip flops back to a wetter period for the 12th-13th-14th. At this time we are going to leave our forecast mostly alone, but allow for .25” to .75” total rain in that 3 day period, and then look for a stronger system for the 16th, as we alluded to yesterday. Now, if the system on the 16th is able to strengthen, it will rob moisture from that 3-4 day window ahead of it…so that is why we are wanting to trend drier for the 12th-15th…because we think that the system on the 16th has the best chance of coming together in a moderating pattern. But, time will tell, and we will revisit this next Monday.For the time being, we are looking at a fairly nice weekend, and most of next week will be dry. The action Monday night into Tuesday is almost a non-issue.last_img read more

Geocaching International Film Festival 2018 in review

first_img SharePrint RelatedCalling all filmmakers! Submit your film to GIFF 2017.March 13, 2017In “Community”Calling all filmmakers! Create a film for GIFF 2019May 7, 2019In “News”And the GIFF 2018 Award winners are…November 20, 2018In “Community” This past November, almost 18,000 geocachers attended Geocaching International Film Festival events. From movie theater seats and living-room couches, geocachers all around the world celebrated the 16 GIFF finalist films. We laughed a lot, sniffled a little, and remembered what we love about geocaching.This year we’re excited to share a very special video created by geocacher and previous GIFF finalist, Geoelmo6000. He gathered and edited footage from this year’s film finalists and GIFF events to create this exclusive recap. Watch the film now: Interested in submitting your own film and participating in next year’s festival? Learn how at the GIFF website. You have some time but you may want to start sketching your storyboards. The deadline for next year’s film entries is August 1, 2019.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Murray, Del Potro set up French Open blockbuster

first_imgLATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Scot beat Del Potro in a marathon Olympic final in 2016 before the Argentine, now 30 in the world, gained his revenge with a come-from-behind win in five sets in the Davis Cup semi-final.“It will be very tough. Juan Martin is playing a lot better than his ranking,” said Murray as he looked ahead to Saturday’s clash.Del Potro, no stranger to injury after a career-long battle with wrist problems, made the third round after Almagro quit in tears during the third set with a left knee injury.In a moving conclusion on Court Two, Del Potro sat next to a sobbing Almagro, offering him water while trying to to console the heartbroken 31-year-old.Del Potro had also gone to the Spaniard’s aid when he had collapsed at the back of the court, weeping, just moments earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Nick Kyrgios’s Australian Open ended in a 5-7, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 loss to big-serving Kevin Anderson of South Africa.Anderson, ranked at 56 in the world, made the most of the 18th-seeded Australian’s 42 unforced errors to progress.Unseeded 21-year-old Karen Khachanov of Russia continued his impressive debut, beating Czech 13th seed Tomas Berdych, a semi-finalist seven years ago, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4.In the women’s event, Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova and third-seeded Simona Halep of Romania, both firm women’s title favourites after the first round exit of world number one Angelique Kerber, went through.Pliskova, 25, reached the third round for the first time at the seventh attempt but had to fight to see off Russian world 86 Ekaterina Alexandrova, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.Halep, the 2014 runner-up, cruised to a 6-4, 6-3 win over Germany’s Tatjana Maria.However, crowd favourite Eugenie Bouchard’s struggles continued with a 6-3, 6-0 loss to Latvian 17th seed Anastasija Sevastova.Fifth seed Elina Svitolina, a quarter-finalist in 2015 and recent Rome champion, fought back to beat Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova, a quarter-finalist last year, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, seeded nine, saw off Belgian qualifier Alison Van Uytvanck 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-3. Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1 Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Britain’s Andy Murray (L) shakes hands with Slovakia’s Martin Klizan after winning their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 1, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / Lionel BONAVENTUREWorld number one Andy Murray set up a French Open blockbuster against Juan Martin del Potro on Thursday, the latest chapter in what has developed into an epic rivalry.Murray, the 2016 runner-up, reached the third round with a bruising 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) win over Martin Klizan of Slovakia.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIVcenter_img BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast ‘Heart first’“I tried to find good words for him at that moment. I say to him, try to be calm. Try to think about his family, his baby,” said Del Potro.“Sometimes the heart is first more than the tennis match.”Del Potro, 28, had taken the first set 6-3 before Almagro claimed the next by the same score.They were locked at 1-1 in the third when Almagro quit.Del Potro also suffered an injury scare himself when he pulled up, holding his left groin in the second set.Third seed Stan Wawrinka, the 2015 champion, reached the last 32 for the 10th time with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), 7-5 win over Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine.Wawrinka will face Italy’s Fabio Fognini for a place in the fourth round.Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori routed France’s Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-0, 7-6 (7/5) and set up a rare all-Asian clash with South Korean Hyeon Chung.Chung, the 21-year-old world number 67, followed up his first round win over US 27th seed Sam Querrey with a 6-1, 7-5, 6-1 victory against Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Del Potro, playing in Paris for the first time in five years, went through after Nicolas Almagro retired in tears with a knee injury.The giant Argentine was immediately hailed for his sportsmanship when he embraced and consoled the sobbing, stricken Spaniard courtside.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOut on Suzanne Lenglen court, world number 50 Klizan smashed 57 winners but 67 unforced errors as his all-or-nothing game proved in vain against top seed Murray.“I expected a tough match. Martin goes for his shots, he can hit winners with that forehand from anywhere on the court,” said Murray. View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

Australian PM asks Thailand to free detained soccer player

first_imgPH 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 LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Prison guards escort Bahraini football player Hakeem al-Araibi from a court in Bangkok, Thailand in this December 2018 file photo. (AP)BANGKOK — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged Thailand to stop the extradition to Bahrain of a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia, his office said Tuesday.In a letter to Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Morrison emphasized that Hakeem al-Araibi’s case was an important matter to him personally, as well as to the Australian government and Australian people, his office said. The letter was reported earlier by The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper.ADVERTISEMENT Al-Araibi, 25, a former Bahraini national team player, says he fled his home country due to political repression. Bahrain wants him returned to serve a 10-year prison sentence he received in absentia in 2014 for vandalizing a police station, which he denies.Human rights groups, soccer governing bodies and activists have pushed for Thailand to release al-Araibi, who plays for the semi-professional soccer club Pascoe Vale FC in Melbourne. They believe he risks being tortured if he is sent back to Bahrain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMorrison noted that al-Araibi has a permanent protection visa issued by Australia, that the government only issues such visas after a careful process, and that Australia considers him a refugee.Al-Araibi was detained upon his arrival in Bangkok in November while on a holiday, and a court ruled in December he could be held for 60 days pending the completion of an extradition request by Bahrain. “Thai officials have to follow the law in every aspect. However, Thailand has good relations with Bahrain and FIFA,” he said, referring to soccer’s world governing body. “How can we find a solution? I understand everyone’s concerns.”Human Rights Watch’s Asia director, Brad Adams, said Thailand would make a “huge mistake” if it extradites al-Araibi because “global opinion and international law are clearly opposed to this rights-violating move.”The Asian Football Confederation on Tuesday followed FIFA and the International Olympic Committee in asking for al-Araibi’s release.The AFC, led by Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, a member of Bahrain’s royal family, had faced criticism for not calling for al-Araibi’s freedom.Al-Araibi has said he suspects he is being sought by Bahrain in part because of critical comments he made about the AFC leader.Al-Araibi said he was blindfolded and had his legs beaten while he was held in Bahrain in 2012. He said he believed he was targeted for arrest because of his Shiite faith and because his brother was politically active. Bahrain has a Shiite majority but is ruled by a Sunni monarchy, and has a reputation for harsh repression since its failed “Arab Spring” uprising in 2011.Bahrain’s interior minister issued a statement Tuesday asserting that the country has a legitimate claim in asking for al-Araibi’s extradition and accusing critics of its justice system of interfering in the country’s internal affairs.“Those raising unfounded doubts about the integrity and independence of the kingdom’s judicial system are not only interfering, but also attempting to influence the course of justice,” the statement said.It said al-Araibi was convicted of participating in a “terrorism” case involving “an arson attack, possession of inflammable bombs and causing damage to public and private property.” US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ ROS eyes No. 3 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Thai foreign ministry spokeswoman Busadee Santipitaks said the official extradition request was forwarded to Thai prosecutors on Monday for deliberation after being received from Bahrain.Thailand’s attorney general is expected to decide within a week whether to proceed with the extradition case, said Chatchom Akapin, director general of the international affairs department.Chatchom said Thailand would not extradite al-Araibi “if the sought extradition is political.”“If it is, then the request must be denied,” he said.Prime Minister Prayuth said the situation was complicated.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more