Uganda leaps 8 places in World Rugby rankings

first_imgRugby Cranes celebrate a try during the Namibia game in Kampala. Photo via @WorldRugbyUganda is the biggest climber in the latest World Rugby rankings, leaping eight places after scooping 1.91 points for that spectacular win in Zimbabwe.On Saturday the Rugby Cranes pulled off a shock win over Zimbabwe on their own turf, the their first loss at home in three years, and the first time they were losing to Uganda.That the Sables threw away an early lead to the visitors makes the accomplishment sweeter. The rampaging Cranes managed five tries past the Sables, matching the hosts pound-for-pound until they run away with the win.Tomorrow, Thursday, Rugby Cranes travel to Nairobi for an all-out-war duel on Saturday against their noisy neighbours at RFUEA grounds.Share on: WhatsApplast_img

ROOD & RIDDLE BREEDERS’ CUP POST-POSITION DRAW TO BE SHOWN LIVE ON BREEDERSCUP.COM ON MONDAY

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (October 30, 2016) – The Rood & Riddle Breeders’ Cup Post-Position Draw for the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be streamed live on www.breederscup.com on Monday, October 31 beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT.The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 Grade 1 races with purses and awards totaling $28 million, will be held at Santa Anita Park on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5.The live stream, which also be shown on www.santaanita.com , www.drf.com, and the Breeders’ Cup Facebook page, will be hosted by Laffit Pincay III of NBC Sports Group.The Rood & Riddle Post-Position Draw will be conducted in two sessions. The first session, starting at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET, will be held at Top O’ The Stretch at Santa Anita Park. The following 11 races will be drawn: $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf; $1 million Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup  Dirt Mile; $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf; $2 million 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies; $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf; $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint; $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint; $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile; $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf; $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint and the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile.The second session of the Rood & Riddle Breeders’ Cup Post-Position Draw will commence at 4 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. ET in the Chandelier Room at Santa Anita with the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff and the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 Grade I races with purses and awards totaling $28 million, will be held November 4-5 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube Contact: Jim Gluckson, Breeders’ Cup, 212-230-9512About Breeders’ Cup last_img read more

2019 Southland Outdoor Track & Field Championships Open Up Friday

first_imgNATCHITOCHES, La. – The 2019 Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set to begin Friday, May 3 in Natchitoches, La. Northwestern State’s Walter P. Ledet Track Complex will be the host site for the championship event from May 3-5.Sam Houston State looks to defend its men’s and women’s outdoor titles from the 2018 season. The Bearkat men topped the field at last year’s championship, racking up 130 points to beat runner-up Abilene Christian by a 13-point margin. SHSU’s women compiled 167 points in the 2018 championship, defeating Stephen F. Austin by a 50-point margin.Heading into the weekend, Abilene Christian leads the men’s side of the conference and ranks sixth in the South Central Region. Kai Schmidt’s discus toss (198-9 feet) at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays places him ninth in the nation for the event. Northwestern State’s Micah Larkins has dominated the 100-meter dash this season and ranks tied for seventh nationally, following his 10.10 finish at the LSU Alumni Gold (April 20). Sam Houston State’s Jo’vaughn Martin captured the Southland’s best time in the 200m dash with a 20.51 at the Victor Lopez Classic (March 21). SFA’s Branson Ellis claimed the NCAA’s seventh-best pole vault mark with a leap of 18-4.75 feet at the Texas A&M Alumni Muster.Stephen F. Austin’s leads the Southland women in the latest South Central Regional rankings with a No. 6 designation, where they have remained throughout the entire season. Abilene Christian sits just behind the Ladyjacks in the regional rankings, occupying the No. 7 position. Women’s field events should be especially competitive at the Southland Championship this weekend as several of the NCAA’s top jumpers reside in the Southland. Northwestern State’s Jasmyn Steels ranks 4th nationally in the long jump with her 21-4.75-foot leap at the Texas Relays (March 27). Incarnate Word’s Sarea Alexander ranks 12th in the nation with her 44-0.5-foot triple jump mark at the UIW Invitational (April 12). SFA’s Madison Pecot claimed the 10th best pole vault mark with a 14-2.4 at the Texas A&M Alumni Muster last week.Competition at the 2019 Southland Championship begins Friday at 7:30 a.m. CT with the women’s 10,000m finals, followed immediately by the men’s 10,000m. Friday’s field events will begin with the men’s hammer throw at 10 a.m. before and concludes with the women’s javelin at 4:30 p.m.Saturday opens up with the men’s multis events, beginning at 9 a.m. with the 110m hurdles. Women’s multis competition is slated for a 10 a.m. start time, beginning with the long jump. Day two field events will be bookended by the shot put. Women’s shot put will commence at 3 p.m., while the men’s portion will begin at 5 p.m.Women’s 1,500m trials will kick off Saturday’s 16 running events with a 2 p.m. start time. The men’s 1,500m preliminaries will immediately follow at 2:15 p.m. Saturday will conclude with the men’s 3,000m steeplechase, beginning at 6:50 p.m.Sunday’s competition will be comprised solely of finals events, beginning with the women’s discus and men’s high jump at 10 a.m. Men’s pole vault is slated for 11 a.m., while men’s discus and women’s high jump are scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. start time. The women’s 4x100m relay will kick off Sunday’s 20 running events at 12 p.m. The 2019 Southland Championship will close with the men’s 4x400m relay, beginning at 3:35 p.m.Athletes who achieve qualifying marks, or have done so this season, will qualify for the Preliminary Round of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships which will take place May 23-25 in Jacksonville, Fla. for the East Region and Sacramento, Calif. for the West Region. The 2019 NCAA National Championships are set to be hosted at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas, June 5-8.Live video streaming of the 2019 Southland Championships will be available through the Southland Conference Digital Network. Broadcasts can be found via southlanddigitalnetwork.com and on Southland Conference apps.For a full schedule of events, live results, photos and additional information, visit the 2019 Outdoor Championships Homepage.Admission PricesAdult: (All Session Pass) – $20(Single Day Pass) – $10 Child (6-17 yrs.):(All Session Pass) – $10(Single Day Pass) – $5 – Children under 5 admitted free- All students of Southland Conference institutions admitted free with ID.last_img read more

Missing Dynamite Update

first_imgThe RCMP continues to hunt for the person or persons responsible for the theft of an undisclosed number of dynamite sticks last month in the South Peace.During the overnight period from July 15th to 16th thieves broke open two locked magazines, in a remote wooded area near Chetwynd. Police have been hoping for assistance from the public but to date they have not received any tips.They’re still taking public information calls at all local area RCMP detachments and at the toll-free Crime Stoppers number: 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement -As reported earlier, each stick of dynamite stolen is 60 mm in length, weighs 2 kg, is in a red plastic casing marked “Dyno Vibrogel”, and attached to a 65′ yellow cord.Police remain concerned about the possibility of improper storage and/or transporation.last_img read more

REO confronts PPP protesters in front of Region 2 RDC

first_img…as protesters demand his resignationOne day after Police in Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), questioned Regional Executive Officer, Dennis Jaikarran over an assault report filed against him, members of the Women Progressive Organisation (WPO) were joined by several persons, condemning the alleged act.Regional Executive Officer, Dennis Jaikarran confronting the protesters outside his officeOn Wednesday the WPO, the women’s arm of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), along with a number of other persons joined the protest action while condemning the alleged assault against the region’s Vice Chair, Nandranie Coonjah.Reports are Coonjah had closed the main door to the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) office when the REO and supporters of the A Partnership for National Unity left the boardroom.According to the Regional Vice Chairman, the REO and supporters of APNU left after disturbing the monthly statutory meeting by protesting and shouting slogans inside the boardroom.However, the REO reportedly returned to the boardroom “annoyed”, according to the Vice Chairperson.Coonjah said that the REO accused her of slamming the door as he and the protesters exited.She alleged that it was then that the REO hit her on the shoulder, in the presence of the Regional Chairman Davanand Ramdatt and other councillors.On Wednesday protesters outside the RDC office called for Jaikarran to respect women. The protesters also called for the Government to dismiss Jaikarran for his alleged actions. Among the slogans written on the protesters’ placards were “REO must go”; “REO must respect the RDC”; “REO must show respect for the people”; “Investigate the REO now”; “REO must respect women”.However, the situation in front of the RDC escalated when the REO confronted the protesters. Guyana Times was unable to reach Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan for a comment on the situation.Meanwhile, Police at the Anna Regina Police Station have since taken statements from both Coonjah and Jaikarran. The assault matter is being investigated.last_img read more

Rampant Gor thrash Chemelil to go nine clear

first_imgMissing Harun Shakava ,who is on suspension and the injured Karim Nizigiyimana, head coach Dylan kerr who remains unbeaten since taking over Gor made changes in his starting squad, bringing in Wellington Ochieng at right-back while Joash Onyango partnered skipper Musa Mohammed at the heart of defense.K’Ogalo were fast off the blocks especially buoyed by Sofapaka’s 2-1 loss at the hands of Ulinzi Stars on Wednesday which gave them some breathing space at the top of the standings.Muguna had a chance with a fourth minute freekick but it went straight to the wall while 10 minutes later, Apollo Otieno was forced to make a hasty clearance off George ‘Blackberry‘ Odhiambo’s feet after keeper Jairus Adira had failed to hold on to a Wellington Ochieng cross.The early pressure paid off in the 22nd minute when Tuyisenge beat Adira one-on-one after racing on to a George Odhiambo through ball.The Rwandese added his second in sublime fashion, banging the net with a well taken overhead kick after Meddie Kagere flicked on a cross from Ochieng on the right.Chemelil, who were off a 4-1 spanking by Sofapaka last weekend, thought they had grabbed one back 10 minutes from half time but Faraj Ominde’s goal was ruled out for offside.-Second half-Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr shouts instructions to his team during a Kenyan Premier League clash against Posta Rangers on August 23, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaAt the start of the second half, Kerr pulled out Tuyisenge as a precautionary measure with the striker having picked up an injury in the weekend win over Nzoia Sugar as Francis Kahata took his place.Gor continued dominating and looking all comfortable and Muguna struck their third goal in the 62nd minute after a beautiful one-two interchange of passes with Kagere.With a 3-0 advantage, Kerr made his second sub, pulling out Innocent Wafula who had started on the right offensive side for speedy John ‘Softie’ Ndirangu.His opposite number Abdallah Juma responded by making a double change, pulling out the ineffective Collins Neto for Philip Muchuma while Erastus Mwaniki paved way for former Thika United forward Moses Arita.However, not even the offensive changes would make a difference for the sugar millers as Gor managed to hold on to the lead, a healthy boost ahead of their weekend trip to Thika to face hosts Thika United.Gor would have had the last laugh in a match they dominated with Kahata’s effort being parried away at the stroke of 90 minute by Adira following a good passing move by the league leaders.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Innocent Wafula wins the ball against Gor Mahia’s Jaffery Owiti during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 14, 2017. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 14- Despite facing a tough week characterized by training go slows over unpaid allowances, record 15-time Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia did not show any sign of a club in crisis as they rolled on to a 3-0 win over Chemelil Sugar in Kisumu on Thursday.Rwandese forward Jacques Tuyisenge struck twice in the first half with Kenneth Muguna adding a third as Gor romped to their sixth win in seven matches to open up a nine-point gap at the top of the standings, looking well on course to a 16th league crown.last_img read more

Mkhitaryan looks forward to ‘offensive football’ at Arsenal

first_imgMkhitaryan struggled to pin down a regular starting spot at Old Trafford and was played in a variety of attacking roles during his 18 months at the club.Mourinho has been criticised for an unwillingness to let his attacking players off the leash in big games despite the rich resources at his disposal.Mkhitaryan, 29, said in an interview with UEFA back in 2009 that he wanted to play for Arsenal and he has now turned that dream into reality.“Of course it’s very important to have respect from your manager,” he told Arsenal Player. “I know that he’s demanding and he likes his players to explore.“He was one of the (reasons) to join Arsenal as well because everyone knows he’s a great manager.“I’ve known him for a long time and of course it was not very difficult to make this decision to come to Arsenal, because I think the way that Arsenal play (make) it a dream for every player to come here and play offensive football.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Armenia international, who joined the London club last week from Manchester United in a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez moving in the opposite direction, is likely to face Swansea on Tuesday.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 30 – Henrikh Mkhitaryan has made an apparent dig at ex-boss Jose Mourinho, saying he is looking forward to playing attacking football as he prepares for his Arsenal debut.The Armenia international, who joined the London club last week from Manchester United in a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez moving in the opposite direction, is likely to face Swansea on Tuesday.last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Santa Clarita Chapter of Century City Ski Club will meet, 7 p.m. at Coco’s, 24930 Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch. Call Don Gately at (661) 255-8873. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call John Taylor at (661) 259-9444, Ext. 125. Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-4675. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Volunteer orientation, 10-11 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Winter story time and craft, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Santa Clarita Emblem Club will meet, 6:45 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-1500. Lunchtime Torah discussion, noon at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call Rabbi Steve Conn at (661) 254-2411. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY last_img read more

CASTLEFIN WATER SUPPLY TO GET UPGRADE

first_imgCouncillor Gary Doherty has welcomed confirmation from Irish Water that the water mains on the Lough Mourne Water Supply Scheme which serves Castlefinn is to be replaced and upgraded.The plan will see the upgrading of the existing network and the subsequent replacement of approximately 19km of old piping.Cllr Doherty said that the announcement was to be welcomed and said that he is hopeful that the work will address local water quality issues. The Sinn Fein councillor “I very much welcome this confirmation which I’ve received today from Irish Water that the utility has now approved these essential works to the Lough Mourne Water Supply Scheme serving Castlefinn.“Homes and businesses in Castelfinn and the surrounding area have experienced on-going water quality issues for some time now, while disruptions to the supply have also been a major inconvenience for both local residents and business owners in recent months.“Following numerous complaints and representations made by me to Irish Water on behalf of constituents concerning the area’s water supply issues, I am delighted to finally have today received correspondence from the company stating that it has approved plans to replace the current water mains and replace 19km of problematic piping, most of which runs directly upstream of Castlefinn itself.“I’ve been informed that these plans are currently at design stage, and that construction is expected to begin either during the second or third quarter of 2017. “Naturally, this news is good news for the local community here in Castlefinn and I have been assured that in the meantime, while we wait for these works to be carried out, Operation and Maintenance personnel from Donegal County Council will continue to regularly flush the system to minimise the extent of water quality issues as they may arise.”CASTLEFIN WATER SUPPLY TO GET UPGRADE was last modified: April 14th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:Castlefin Water Supplydonegallast_img read more

DONEGAL FAN SHOWS OFF HIS COLOURS AT TV DARTS MATCH

first_imgDONEGAL fans are popping up everywhere!The latest is this fan – Sean O’Donnell from the Rosses – who appeared in his county’s colours on Sky Sports TV coverage of the Premier League Darts in Glasgow on Thursday night.He certainly seemed to enjoy his six seconds of fame! And got a rousing round of applause from darts fans sitting around him in Glasgow where Sean now lives. DONEGAL FAN SHOWS OFF HIS COLOURS AT TV DARTS MATCH was last modified: March 29th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more