Yanga warn they will feast on Super Cup glory

first_img“Last year we had so many problems because most of the players did not travel to Nakuru including the coach. This time round, we are better prepared and as players we will do our best and work hard and I believe we will achieve the objective of going into the final,” skipper Ibrahim Ajib who was part of the squad in Nakuru said.Yanga begin their campaign Tuesday evening against Kenyan side Kariobangi Sharks at their fortress in the national stadium and coming up against a Kenyan side that has been scaling the improvement ladder, they know they will be in for a tough test.Head coach Mwinyi Zahera has insisted that his target for this tournament is to play three games; the first round, semi-final and the final.Yanga skipper Ibrahim Ajib passes the ball in training during a session at the Police Training College Grounds in Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaYou might mistake the Congolese tactician’s confidence for arrogance, but the tactician bears a lit of respect for Sharks who he terms as a tough team.“This is one of the tournaments we had planned for as a team and our objective is to play three games. We know it will not be easy. But we will put in our strongest 11 because if our objective is to win, then we don’t have a choice but to put in a strong team,” Zahera noted.He added; “Kariobangi Sharks is a big team; I have watched two of their videos and they have very good players and it is a team we should be prepared for. Everyone who comes up to play against Yanga brings in their A game and we don’t expect it different with Sharks.”Yanga come into the evening tie with some good form under their belts.Yanga striker Amissi Tambwe hydrates during a training session at the Police Training College Grounds in Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaThey sit top of the Tanzanian premier League with 53 points after 19 matches, a cool 12 points ahead of second placed Azam who have played a match less. Arch rivals Simba SC are fourth with 33 points, 20 behind the leaders, though they have played five matches less.The Dar-based side is on a crazy run of unbeaten matches. Since their last loss against Rayon Sport in the CAF Confederations Cup in Kigali last year August, Yanga have dropped points in only two of their last 18 matches.At the national stadium in Dar, their last defeat came off a Kenyan opponent, when SportPesa Super Cup defending champions Gor Mahia beat them 3-2 in a CAF Confederations Cup fixture.Skipper Ajib is livid that with their run of form, tumbling them over at Taifa is out of the question.“We are well prepared for this game. We are on a good run of form and the coach has given us the tournament objective. As players, we will work hard to achieve what he has set out for us,” the midfield maestro pointed out.Yanga are looking to get into the final for the first time ever, having exited in the semi-final of the maiden edition in 2017 losing 4-2 on penalties to AFC Leopards. They had earlier on won with similar fashion against Tusker FC in the first round.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Yanga head coach Mwinyi Zahera feeds his players with instruction during a training session at the Police Training College Grounds in Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jan 22 – Tanzanian Premier League leaders Dar Young Africans (Yanga) have vowed to ensure the SportPesa Super Cup remains in the capital, especially coming into this year’s showpiece with wounds from their embarrassing exit in Nakuru last season fresh on their minds.Yanga suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Kenyan Premier League mid-table side Kakamega Homeboyz to exit the tournament in shame, but the Jangwani giants have vowed to atone for the hurt they put their fans through by winning the trophy on home soil.last_img read more

Local Elections 2019: John O’Donnell tops the poll in Milford

first_imgJohn O’Donnell is going back to Lifford after topping the Milford poll in the 2019 Local Elections.The Kilmacrennan man, with 1,959 first preference votes, is the first county councillor to be elected to the new Donegal County Council.John O’Donnell and team celebrate his election to Donegal County Council 2019‘The people have spoken’ is the mantra of O’Donnell today as he returns to county council just months after the Standards in Public Office found against him over ethics breaches. Cllr John O’Donnell elected on the first count to Milford EA. #le19 https://t.co/s55X27dkAw pic.twitter.com/s6S5P2LZTt— Donegal Daily (@DonegalDaily) May 26, 2019Controversy surrounds O’Donnell after he featured in an RTE Investigates report in 2015.He was filmed in a meeting with an undercover reporter who was pretending to seek support for a local windfarm development. In a ruling this March, SIPO found that O’Donnell made it clear that a financial reward would be required for his involvement in the project.O’Donnell celebrated his resounding victory in the Milford count with supporters at the Aura this afternoon, where cheers filled the centre when the results were announced. He will be followed by Liam Blaney (Fianna Fáil) at 1,761 first preference votes, who will continue the proud family tradition in the area.The battle is on for the third seat in Milford, where Ian McGarvey (IND), Maria Doherty (SF), Noel McBride (FG) and Eimer Friel (FG) are all in contention.First Preference Vote Count for Milford: Liam Blaney: 1761Maria Doherty: 752Eimer Friel: 725 Dermot Hardy: 338Noel McBride: 748Ian McGarvey: 805Charlie McGinley: 63 Declan Meehan: 677John O’ Donnell: 1959Local Elections 2019: John O’Donnell tops the poll in Milford was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

United boss Ferguson ‘considering shock bid for Chelsea star’

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson is seriously considering making a shock bid to take Ashley Cole to Manchester United, according to The People.It is claimed the Old Trafford boss is desperate to sign a left-back and has made enquires about the 31-year-old England star.There has been speculation about Cole’s future given that he is now in the final year of his Chelsea contract.The Sunday Express report Fulham’s apparent interest in Chelsea’s Yossi Benayoun and Arsenal’s Andrey Arshavin.Meanwhile, Moussa Dembele is Tottenham’s top target to replace Luka Modric, the Sunday Mirror say.With Modric looking set to leave White Hart Lane, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is said to be aiming to sign Dembele for around £10m.It is suggested that Fulham would ask for £15m but Spurs are banking on the 25-year-old pushing for a switch across London. This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

HC stay on teacher’s suspension welcomed

first_imgCivil rights groups in Rajasthan have welcomed the High Court’s intervention in the suspension of a teacher of Jai Narain Vyas University in Jodhpur in connection with a complaint lodged against Prof. Nivedita Menon of Jawaharlal Nehru University, who was accused of making some “anti-national” remarks during a conference last month.‘Panel order not obeyed’Justice Dinesh Mehta at the High Court’s principal seat in Jodhpur on Monday stayed the JNV University’s order of February 16 placing Rajshree Ranawat of the English Department under suspension on charges of not obeying orders of a fact-finding committee by failing to appear before it. Dr. Ranawat had asked the committee to provide her security for deposing in view of the threats issued by a group of students.The single-judge Bench stayed the university syndicate’s decision and issued notices to the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar, seeking their response by the next date of hearing on April 17. “Until further orders, [the] effect and operation of the order dated February 16, 2017, placing the petitioner under suspension will remain stayed,” said the court order. During the hearing, the court expressed surprise that the university had suspended a teacher simply because of her invitation to a particular person to address a conference.The university had set up a three-member panel to conduct an internal inquiry into the episode. Some students and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad activists had forced the university to shut down for a day while protesting against Prof. Menon’s lecture.The People’s Union for Civil Liberties said it was “extremely pleased” with the High Court’s intervention in the matter. PUCL State president Kavita Srivastava and general secretary Anant Bhatnagar pledged their support to Dr. Ranawat in her struggle for justice and said they would intensify the struggle for academic freedom in all universities and educational institutions.‘Anti-national remarks’The JNV University Registrar and some others had lodged police complaints against Prof. Menon and Dr. Ranawat, alleging that Prof. Menon had made anti-national remarks on Kashmir and the Indian Army at a conference on “History Reconstrued through Literature: Nation, Identity, Culture” organised by Dr. Ranawat.last_img read more

Kolkata Mayor resigns from Cabinet

first_imgSovan Chatterjee, one of the key Ministers of the West Bengal government and a close confidant of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Tuesday tendered his resignation from the portfolios of Housing Department and Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Mr. Chatterjee, who is also the Mayor of Kolkata, is also expected to relinquish the post. “He [Mr. Chatterjee] had earlier expressed his will to resign four-five times… He resigned today and we have accepted it. He has also been asked to quit the post of city Mayor,” the Chief Minister told journalists. Ms.Banerjee said the portfolios held by Mr. Chatterjee would be handed over to Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Minister Firhad Hakim. On the issue of managing the city civic body, she said Kolkata Municipal Corporation Commissioner Khalil Ahmed has been asked to look after operations of the civic body. Relations between Mr. Chatterjee and the Chief Minister had started turning sour about a year ago when the Mayor’s private life became the focus of public attention. “We thought that he would realise [his mistakes],” the Chief Minister said. The Mayor’s wife said the Chief Minister had tried to make her husband mend his ways but he apparently remained adamant.last_img read more

2011 Queensland Junior State Championships

first_imgThe event will see teams from Queensland’s six regions – South Queensland and Border Districts, Brisbane, South West Queensland, North Queensland, Sunshine Coast and Central Queensland – compete at the championships. After a successful introduction in 2010, the under 12’s Boys and Girls divisions will again be contested at the championships, along with the under 14’s and under 16’s Boys and Girls divisions. The event will commence at 9.00am on Saturday, with the last round of games at 6.10pm. Games will recommence at 7.30am on Sunday, with the Under 12’s and Under 14’s Boys and Girls finals to be played at 1.00pm, while the Under 16’s Boys and Girls finals will be played at 2.00pm. The event will be used to select Queensland’s under 14’s and 16’s Boys and Girls sides that will compete against New Zealand in December this year. Under 12’s Queensland Merit sides will also be selected. For more information, or to keep up-to-date throughout the 2011 Queensland Junior State Championships, please click on the following link:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-7413-0-0-0&sID=147311last_img read more

German billionaire family admits to links with Nazis

first_imgBerlin: More than 70 years after the end of World World II, one of Germany’s richest familiy has admitted to its dark links with Adolf Hitler’s regime. Spokesman of the Reimann family, Peter Harf, told Bild am Sonntag of plans to give 10 million euros (USD 11.3 million) to charity after learning of their elders’ support for the Nazis and their company’s use of forced labour during the war. “Reimann senior and Reimann junior were guilty. The two entrepreneurs have both passed away, they belonged actually in prison,” said Harf. Albert Reimann senior died in 1954 and his son in 1984. The company they left behind, JAB Holding, is today a behemoth that owns household brands ranging from Clearasil to Calgon. With wealth estimated at 33 billion euros, the Reimann family is believed to be Germany’s second richest. Harf said the family began digging into their dark past in the 2000s, and in 2014 decided to commission a historian to produce a thorough study into their ancestors’ ties to Nazism. The family plans to make public a full account when the book by the historian, Paul Erker of Munich University, is finished, said Harf. Quoting letters and archival documents, Bild am Sonntag said Reimann senior was a willing donor to Hitler’s SS as early as 1931. His company was in 1941 deemed a “crucial” firm in the war, as it produced items for the Wehrmacht and the armaments industry. In 1943, the company was using as many as 175 forced labourers, and employed a foreman who was known for his cruel treatment of the workers. Harf, who confirmed the conclusions drawn by the Bild report, said there had been no known efforts to provide any compensation to the forced labourers. “But we have since talked about what we can do now,” he said. “We want to do more and donate ten million euros to a suitable organisation.” Many of Germany’s biggest companies have over the decades confronted their Third Reich history.last_img read more

US oil giant Chevron to acquire Anadarko for 33 bn

first_imgNew York: US oil giant Chevron announced Friday it had agreed to acquire all outstanding shares of Anadarko in a stock and cash transaction valued at $33 billion, or $65 per share. Based on Chevron’s Thursday closing price, Anadarko shareholders will receive 0.39 shares of Chevron and USD16.25 in cash for each Anadarko share held, the company said in a statement. The total enterprise value of the transaction is USD50 billion. “The acquisition of Anadarko will significantly enhance Chevron’s already advantaged Upstream portfolio and further strengthen its leading positions in large, attractive shale, deepwater and natural gas resource basins,” the company said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”The combination of Anadarko’s premier, high-quality assets with our advantaged portfolio strengthens our leading position in the Permian, builds on our deepwater Gulf of Mexico capabilities and will grow our LNG business. “It creates attractive growth opportunities in areas that play to Chevron’s operational strengths and underscores our commitment to short-cycle, higher-return investments.” Anadarko Chairman and CEO Al Walker added: “The strategic combination of Chevron and Anadarko will form a stronger and better company with world-class assets, people and opportunities.” Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe deal is the oil industry’s largest since Royal Dutch Shell bought BG Group in 2016, and it sparked speculation that other shale producers are in play. Shares of Apache Corp, which also has extensive acreage in the Permian Basin, jumped 7 percent in premarket trading, while Pioneer Natural Resources Co rose 6 per cent. US crude oil production now surpasses 12 million barrels a day (bpd), and the nation is the third-largest producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the super-cooled fuel that is seeing record demand as a cheaper, cleaner alternative for countries that still rely heavily on coal for power generation. Chevron, which already has 2.3 million acres in the Permian Basin, said the deal to buy Anadarko would give the combined company a 75-mile (120-km)-wide corridor across the Permian’s Delaware basin, on the Texas-New Mexico border. Anadarko also has a Mozambique LNG project, part of one of the industry’s largest planned current investments. Chevron Chief Executive Michael Wirth will lead the combined company after the deal closes. Chevron will remain headquartered in San Ramon, California. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC is Chevron’s financial adviser, while Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is its legal adviser.last_img read more

Libya court indicts Kadhafi aides on 2011 uprising charges

first_imgTRIPOLI – A Libyan court indicted around 30 senior Moamer Kadhafi aides, including the dictator’s son Seif al-Islam, on Thursday for a raft of alleged offences during the 2011 revolt, prosecutors said.“The court ordered they stand trial on the main charges against them dealing with the repression of the 2011 revolt,” prosecutors’ office spokesman Seddik al-Sour said after the hearing.“The trial date will be set by the Tripoli criminal court,” Sour told a press conference. The charges pressed against the accused include murder, kidnapping, complicity in incitement to rape, plunder, sabotage, embezzlement of public funds and acts harmful to national unity.Only a dozen of the accused appeared in court, said a lawyer who was present at the hearing, held under tight security at a Tripoli court and prison building.Sour said the law did not require that the defendants all be in court to hear the indictment.The fact that “some of the defendants would have needed exceptional security measures to appear prompted the court to decide to notify them of its decision after the hearing”.“But the presence of all the accused will be obligatory at the trial hearings before the criminal court,” Sour added.last_img read more

Mikhail Kalashnikov a man whose invention killed millions

first_imgMohamed Ouhemou, Casablanca- The man whose invention has killed more people than nuclear weapons, HIV and many other diseases all together is dead. Mikhail Kalashnikov, famous for his invention, the fully automatic assault rifle, the AK-47, known also as the Kalashnikov, died Monday at age 94. Mikhail Kalashnikov was born on 10 November 1919 in western Siberia. In 1938, he was called up for service in the Soviet Red Army, where he took advantage of his designing skills and employed them to improve the effectiveness of weapons and equipment used by the Soviet tank regiments he served in. He started seriously considering designing an assault machine gun when one of his friends in the army asked him why he could not make a gun that matched the power and efficiency of the guns used by the Germans. In 1947 Mikhail Kalashnikov completed the design of his legendary weapon whose simplicity made it both reliable and easy to use and maintain, but, most importantly, cheap to manufacture. One can only admire his great invention.  Unlike its American counterpart the M16, which has always been criticized for being hard to maintain, the Kalashnikov can fire in all conditions, rain or shine, and it even if it gets wet or severely damaged, it will still fire. Hence when it was first distributed in 1963 to the American soldiers positioned in Vietnam, many soldiers refused to carry the weapon, saying that they would not put their lives into the hands of a children’s toy.  Later, the M16 was modified and all the plastic parts were reinforced with steel, for instance the plastic bullet magazine was reinforced with steel.Besides the  technical aspects as to which the Kalashnikov certainly stands superior, the Kalashnikov also has its romantic appeal. It is the weapon that liberated many African nations form colonial rule and put and end to colonial arrogance and military superiority. It seems that the Kalashnikov, when put in the hands of a well determined freedom fighter can achieve great miracles. Therefore it is employed by the armies of dozens of countries.  Mozambiquehas even incorporated it into its national flags.  Likewise for other national liberation movements such as Hezbollah in Lebanon, or the Irish National Liberation Army.American media has always tried to associate this weapon with terrorism and organized crime, and therefore it is rare to see any American action movies without having ugly and evil looking men carrying the Kalashnikov. Those ugly men are in most cases Arabs or Africans. While on the other side, you would see a group, of kind and good looking white fellows carrying the M-16, and getting rid of those evil men. The Kalashnikov, will always have its appeal and pertinence, though writing such as statement might seem callous, but the role of war above all is to kill as many as you can.Tough Mikhail Kalashnikov was honored by the government, he made almost no money from his invention. He is also said to have expressed his unhappiness about his invention, “It would have been better if I had designed a more useful and productive machine which farmers and workers could use,”he once said.Edited by Elisabeth Myers© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more