Uganda to contest 2019 Elgon Cup first leg away from home

first_imgKenya defeated Uganda home and away to win last year’s Elgon Cup (Agency Photo)Uganda will play the first leg of the 2019 Elgon Cup away to Kenya.This will be the first time that Uganda plays the first leg away from home, in three years.The game which will be played in Kisumu will take place on Saturday, the 22nd of June.This was confirmed by the Uganda Rugby Union (URU) through a press statement.“The Uganda RU is pleased to have its senior men’s VX team play the Elgon Cup in Kisumu, read the statement.“We look towards this fixture and will make the best out of it.However, the date for the return leg is yet to be confirmed, pending Rugby Africa decision on the hosts for Gold Cup games.There was reported friction between Kenyan Rugby Union (KRU) and URU at the start of the year with the Elgon Cup in doubt but now, all is clear for the annual event.Last year, the Kenyan Simbas swept aside the Rugby Cranes 34-16 in the first leg before completing the task 38-22 in Nairobi.What is the Elgon Cup?The Elgon Cup is contested between the rugby union teams of Kenya and Uganda.The men’s and women’s teams of these countries each compete annually for their respective cups on a Home-and-Away basis.The competition and the cups are named after Mount Elgon, a mountain on the border of the two countries.The men’s competition started in 2004 while the women’s Elgon Cup followed it a few years later, starting in 2006.The Elgon cup has now been subsumed into the recently instituted Victoria Cup; just as the Bledisloe Cup (Australia and New Zealand) Freedom Cup (New Zealand and South Africa), and Mandela Challenge Plate (Australia and South Africa) have been subsumed into the Tri Nations and as the Calcutta Cup (England and Scotland) and as is now part of the Six Nations.Home matches for Kenya are usually played at the RFUEA Ground, Nairobi Kenya, whilst Uganda usually play their home matches at the Kyadondo Grounds, Kampala, Uganda.The women’s games generally serve as a curtain raiser to the men’s games.The first official match between Uganda and Kenya took place in 1958, when Kenya (then Kenya Colony) travelled to play Uganda (then Uganda Protectorate) in Kampala.Kenya beat Uganda by three goals and two tries to one goal, one penalty goal and one try. In 1958, a try was worth three points, so the final score was 11 – 21.Comments Tags: Elgon CuptopUganda Rugby Unionlast_img read more

Its Just No Place for That Raptors Guard Speaks

Speaking on the Game 3 incident Thursday, Lowry said the investor had cursed at him “multiple times” as he shoved the guard. They added that Stevens would not attend any more finals games. A Golden State Warriors investor has been banned immediately after shoving and cursing at Toronto Raptors player Kyle Lowry during Game 3 of the NBA Finals Wednesday night. Later, Lowry added of his feelings during the incident, “I was furious, I’m not going to lie.” During the fourth quarter of the game, Lowry dove into the courtside seats as he tried to save a ball as it bounced out of bounds. Stevens shoved the star and was removed from the game thereafter. While he thanked the Warriors and the league for their statements, Lowry believes more should be done. “A team representative must be held to the highest possible standard, and the conduct of Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens last night was beyond unacceptable and has no place in our league,” the league said in a statement. “As the review of this matter continues, Mr. Stevens will not be permitted to attend NBA games.” The Warriors issued a statement that night. It said in part that the team is “extremely disappointed in his actions and, along with Mr. Stevens, offer our sincere apology to Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors organization for this unfortunate misconduct.” He also confirmed Stevens told him to “go f— yourself” The NBA announced the news Thursday, June 6 that GSW executive Mark Stevens is barred for one season and has been fined $500,000 for the caught-on-camera incident. After his banning, Stevens issued a statement apologizing for his actions, noting he takes “full responsibility.” “There’s no room in our game for that,” Lowry told reporters. “I don’t think I could have handled it any better. … Things could have been a lot different if I reacted a different way … or put my hands on him … but the support I’ve gotten from fellow players, the league, is unbelievable.” Stevens’ ban carries through the 2019-2020 NBA season, including the postseason. “This is what happens when you’re sitting courtside,” he explained. “It’s a possibility a guy is trying to make a hustle play.” “He’s not a good look for the ownership group that they have,” he said. “A guy like that showing his true class … he shouldn’t be a part of our league. It’s just no place for that.” “[I] am embarrassed by what transpired,” he said. “What I did was wrong and there is no excuse for it. Mr. Lowry deserves better, and I have reached out today in an attempt to directly apologize to him and other members of the Raptors and Warriors organizations. I’m grateful to those who accepted my calls. “I hope that Mr. Lowry and others impacted by this lapse in judgement understand that the behavior I demonstrated last night does not reflect the person I am or have been throughout my life. I made a mistake and I’m truly sorry,” he added. read more

REGISTRATION CLOSED 24000 persons now of age to cast ballot

first_img Constitutional requirement on General Elections explained Nomination Day in the Bahamas Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 11, 2017 – Nassau –Approximately 24,000 persons will cast their first ballot come May 10th.  This as persons coming of the voting age of 18 since the last polls held in 2012 make up for an approximate 13.76 percent of the 170,000 registered voting list. And while last minute tallies at Voter Registration Centres across the Bahamas are currently ongoing, Parliamentary Registration Department Commissioner, Sherlyn Hall says he anticipates this figure to increase in the coming days as the count ends.The registration process is said to have closed off 11pm on Monday night, despite the 5pm deadline on Monday.  However, Commissioner Hall is also refuting claims that persons were turned away while standing in line before 5pm.   Initial reports suggested that some centres closed off registration at 3pm as opposed to the advertised closing time of 5pm.   Speaking to Magnetic Media News, Mr. Hall says persons in queue by 5pm were issued tickets to ensure they were able to get processed and registered, as accommodations were made for them. He adds that the centres were supported by members of the Police Service to ensure order was maintained.   The Parliament Registration Department Commissioner underscored that only persons who arrived after the 5pm close off were turned away.According to the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, Bahamas population stands at 327, 316, of which 221,187 persons are said to be of the voting age and eligible to cast ballots in the General Elections 2017. Story by: Kimberly Ramkhalawan#MagneticMediaNews#letsvoteBahamas#voterregistrationclosed Related Items:#LetsvoteBahamas, #magneticmedianews, #voterregistrationclosed Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Long lines for Registration, Department ready for influx Recommended for youlast_img read more

GMCs 2020 Acadia looks good and is priced to compete even in

first_img Tags 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 6 Photos 2019 Ford Edge ST review: Compelling performance General Motors 2 Share your voice More From Roadshowcenter_img 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous SUVs Enlarge ImageThe 2020 GMC Acadia AT4 is priced at just under $43,000, which makes it a bit of a bargain. GMC The 2020 GMC Acadia is a good example of the newish trend in crossover styling that favors more aggressive, blockier design, and we really like it. We also like the Acadia for other reasons, like its comfortable interior, decent infotainment and 310-horsepower V6 engine.The Acadia naturally is available in a few different trim levels, but our personal favorite is the AT4 trim, which has the advantage of being both more affordable and cooler-looking than the top-tier Denali trim. How much more affordable? Try $7,000, according to a report Wednesday by CarsDirect.With a starting sticker price of $42,495 including destination, the three-row Acadia makes a pretty strong case for itself among the General’s other SUVs, even if it may struggle somewhat against a new crop of competitors like the Kia Telluride, its cousin the Hyundai Palisade, the Subaru Ascent or Honda’s new Passport.The Acadia is set to hit dealers nationwide later this year. Check out the 2020 GMC Acadia’s new look GMC Commentslast_img read more

Economy and markets All you need to know to start your day

first_imgA trader reacts as he watches screens on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Feb 5, 2018.ReutersTrading in Asia is likely to be subdued on Friday as most of the Asian markets are shut for the Lunar New Year holiday.Overnight, U.S. stocks ended higher for a fifth straight session as investors shrugged off strong inflation data and kept piling into technology stocks.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.4 percent. Wall Street surged overnight, with the the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing 1.23 percent to close at 25,200.37.China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia markets are closed on Friday as celebrations for the Year of the Dog have begun. Chinese mainland markets are closed from February 15 till 21.Back home, SGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50’s trend in India, signals a positive start for the domestic markets after the benchmark Sensex rose 141 points or 0.41 percent to close at 34,297 on Thursday.The Indian rupee ended at 63.91 per dollar on Thursday from its previous close of 64.09 per dollar.So far this year, the rupee has fallen 0.14 percent against the U.S. dollar, while overseas investors have bought $1.13 billion from local equity and $2.11 billion in debt markets.Economic data: India’s trade deficit grew to $16.3 billion in January, the highest monthly figure since May 2013, compared with $14.88 billion for December.Gold loses sheen: Indian gold imports declined 22 percent in January, the government data showed.Earnings: Varun Beverages will report its fourth-quarter earnings later in the day.last_img read more