Nandlall accuses Govt of stashing $305M

first_imgEstimate for AG’s ChambersGovernment has been accused of stashing under the line item ‘other’ a staggering sum of $305 million, which is listed in the estimates and expenditure for the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Legal Affairs Ministry.Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Anil Nandlall claims that the term ‘other’ appears on the budgetary programme of every budget agency in the chart of accounts of the national estimates.“As the term suggests, under this rubric, monies are budgeted for expenditures which canFormer Attorney General Anil Nandallbe classified as miscellaneous. Under this head of the Ministry of Legal Affairs’ budget, Attorney-General Basil Williams stashes the staggering sum of $305 million. This is unprecedented,” he opined.Nandall, a former Attorney General, questioned the minister as to what these monies would be used for, and was told that the sum is set aside to pay legal fees for lawyers and prosecutors the AG intends to retain.The services of these legal professionals, the AG said, are to allow him the support as he functions as Chairman of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF). The money would also be used to subsidise the economic costs of students at the Hugh Wooding Law School.The Opposition MP described this as a slush fund, stating that he is compelled to let taxpayers know that the AG has at the Chambers a staff of lawyers under his supervisionAttorney General Basil Williamswho are already paid by the State.“Unlike any other AG in the history of Guyana, he has three former justices and two professors as his advisers. While AGs in the past retained external counsel, this was done in exceptional cases or when there are shortages of staff at the AG Chambers. The staff at present appear to be at its full complement, or close to it,” he explained.Nandlall further stated that prosecution of criminal matters is the sole and exclusive responsibility of the Director of Public Prosecutions, or those authorised by her by virtue of the Constitution. He also noted that the AG has no role in the prosecution of criminal offences, and the DPP’s budget is merely $274 million.According to the former AG, the Chairmanship of CFATF is a rotational post shared among member states. “It is simply Guyana’s turn now. The expenses in relation to this post are fully paid for by the permanent secretariat of this organization, located in Port of Spain,”And the $18 million which is said to be used to subsidize Guyanese students at the Hugh Wooding Law School appears to be the only justifiable expenditure under the AG’s head.“Having regard to the foregoing, the question which must be asked is if we have to spend such humongous sums of money to pay external counsel, why don’t we close down the AG and the DPP Chambers?”Nandall said it is therefore clear that these offices are both considered useless by the AG, and possibly the Government.Nandlall said, “The truth is that most of this $305 million would become a reservoir for corruption, nepotism and persecution. It is nothing but slush fund for the AG.”last_img read more

“Families, inclusive societies” focus of  Int’l Day of  Families

first_imgThe International Day of Families was officially launched by the Social Protection Ministry’s Department of Social Services on Tuesday focusing on ‘Families and inclusive societies.’Being the agency with responsibility for social services in Guyana, the ministry has designated one month (May 15 to June 15) as International Month of the Families. During this period, the ministry will embark on a series of activities to encourage and strengthen families.A section of the participants of the eventIn her remarks at the event held at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, Kingston, Chairperson, National Commission of the Family, Sandra Hooper said that the family unit is the lynchpin of any society. Its main responsibility is the socialisation, education and protection of its members, particularly children and the elderly. She noted that in today’s ever-changing societies, the family often faces challenges in the execution of its role.Meanwhile, Director of Social Services, Whentworth Tanner explained that a functioning family is a microcosm of a functioning society, and that “parents and children have to work together in order to build a functioning family, Similarly, each of us has to do our part to create and sustain a functional society.”Tanner added that the family is the first school in which a child receives the basic values of life, that moulds his/her character and lays the foundation for their analytical capability. He noted that the ministry is cognisant of the changing complexity of the modern family – nuclear families are reducing and extended and single-parent families are on the increase.The International Day of Families provided an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and can become a powerful mobilising factor on behalf of families in all countries, allowing them to lobby for the protection and support of family issues appropriate to each society. A series of panel discussions will be held throughout the month with key stakeholders deliberating family-related issues. The event will culminate with a march for elderly awareness on June 15.last_img read more

Vandy dandy: Florida upset

first_imgBut Vanderbilt (18-8, 8-4) has been one of the country’s best against ranked opponents this season. Students poured onto the court at Memorial Gym after the Commodores pulled off their first victory over a top-ranked team since Jan. 13, 1993, when they beat then-No.1 Kentucky, and their sixth victory over a ranked team this season. “A lot of people don’t ever get the opportunity to play the No. 1 team in the country,” Foster said. “We got the opportunity and seized the moment.” The Commodores won for the seventh time in nine games by beating the nation’s best shooting team at its own game, outshooting the Gators 57.1 percent to 44 percent from the field. They took the lead in the first half and led by as much as 16 points late. “We caught them on an afternoon where they missed shots they normally make,” Vandy coach Kevin Stallings said. Florida coach Billy Donovan tried to put the loss into perspective by pointing out his Gators, the defending national champs, had won 35 of their past 37games and had not lost a game since Dec. 3 to Florida State. That said, he didn’t want this to be the start of a trend. “We don’t want one to lead to two,” Donovan said. This was the fourth time this season the Gators trailed by double digits. They came from 18down Wednesday night before beating Alabama. “We never want to get down like we have been,” Florida guard Lee Humphrey said. “It seems like the last few games we’ve gone into halftime down. It’s never what we want to do. We want to stay focused and come back. Today Vandy, they kept playing well. They outplayed us the second half.” No. 3 Wisconsin 75, Penn St. 49: Alando Tucker shook off a slow start and scored 22points to lead the host Badgers (26-2, 12-1 Big Ten). No. 4 North Carolina 77, No. 21 Boston College 72: Tyler Hansbrough scored 17 and Ty Lawson had 13 points with seven assists and sixrebounds as the visiting Tar Heels (23-4, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back from Tuesday night’s 81-80 overtime loss to Virginia Tech and took over first place in the conference from the Eagles (18-8, 9-4). No. 6 Texas A&M 56, Oklahoma 49: Joseph Jones and Acie Law scored 21 points each for the visiting Aggies (22-4, 10-2 Big 12), who maintained its spot atop the conference standings. No. 8 Memphis 78, Gonzaga 77 (OT): Chris Douglas-Roberts hit a layup with 5.6 seconds remaining in overtime as the Tigers (23-3) won their 15th straight. No. 9 Kansas 92, Nebraska 39: Brandon Rush and Darrell Arthur scored 13points each and the host Jayhawks handed the Cornhuskers one of the worst defeats in their history. (23-4, 10-2) No. 11 Nevada 79, Northern Iowa 64: Kyle Shiloh scored all 16 of his points in the final 20minutes as the host Wolf Pack (24-2, 11-1 Western Athletic Conference) started the second half with a 22-4 run on its way to winning its 17th of 18. Louisville 61, No. 12 Marquette 59: Jerry Smith hit a 3-pointer as time expired as the visiting Cardinals (19-8, 9-4) took sole possession of third place in the Big East. With the Golden Eagles (21-7, 8-5) leading 59-58, Edgar Sosa took the inbounds pass up the court and found Smith open for the winning shot. After reviewing television replays for nearly two minutes, the referees ruled that Smith got the shot off on time. Smith, a freshman, scored all nine of his points on 3-pointers in the final 3:04. No. 14 Georgetown 58, Villanova 55: Jeff Green scored 19 points and hit the game-winner with 19.8 seconds left to lift to their ninth straight win. the visiting Hoyas (20-5, 10-2) No. 16 Southern Illinois 68, No. 13 Butler 64: Jamaal Tatum scored 20 points and stopped the Bulldogs’ 22-game home winning streak and defeated a ranked team on the road for the firsttime since December 1975 against then-No. 16 Michigan. the Salukis (23-5) No. 17 Air Force 67, Colorado State 58: Dan Nwaelele returned from a first-half ankle injury to score 18 points as the Falcons extending the nation’s longest home-court winning streak to 30. (23-4, 10-3 Mountain West) Missouri 75, No. 18 Oklahoma St. 64:Keon Lawrence scored 18 points and Matt Lawrence added 15 off five3-pointers as the visiting Tigers (16-9, 5-7 Big 12) got their firstwin over a ranked foe under first-year coach Mike Anderson. No. 25 Alabama 72, No. 20 Kentucky 61: Richard Hendrix had 16 points and ninerebounds and handed the Wildcats their third straight loss. the host Crimson Tide (19-7, 6-6 SEC) (18-8, 7-5) No. 23 West Virginia 81, Seton Hall 71: Frank Young scored seven of his 18 points during a key second-half run for the host Mountaineers (20-6, 8-5 Big East). Michigan 58, No. 24 Indiana 55: Dion Harris had 16points and Jerret Smith made up for a key turnover with a pair of late free throws for the host Wolverines (18-9, 6-6 Big Ten). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Forget all that talk about the top-ranked Florida Gators rolling through the Southeastern Conference undefeated. Derrick Byars and Shan Foster each scored 24 points, and Vanderbilt snapped the nation’s longest winning streak by upsetting the Gators 83-70 in Nashville, Tenn., after they finally fell into a hole they couldn’t dig themselves out of Saturday. center_img “This is one for the ages,” Byars said. “Twenty years from now, I’ll be able to tell my little kids this. This is special. You can’t explain it.” Florida (24-3, 11-1) had won 17 straight games and needed a victory to clinch at least a share of the SEC’s Eastern Division and the overall league title. They also had won seven straight against the Commodores. last_img read more

Open burning restriced in Prince George Fire Centre

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. —  Taking affect tomorrow at noon, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Prince George Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.All Category 2 or Category 3 fires must be extinguished by then.Specifically, prohibited activities will include the burning of any waste, slash or other materials, stubble or grass fires of any size over any area, and the use of burning barrels, sky lanterns, tiki torches or fireworks, and other portable campfire apparatuses that are not CSA/ULC approved.- Advertisement -This prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, and it does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.This prohibition applies to all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department.Anyone found trying to contravene the prohibition could be issued a violation ticket of $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000. If convicted in court, they could be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail.Advertisement “If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs,” a press release from the Prince George Fire Centre states.Because of drier than normal conditions this spring, the prohibition will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.last_img read more


first_imgHOME club athlete Ivan Toner was first to the line the annual Letterkenny AC St Patrick’s Day 5k.All the results are below:Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club 1 313 16.39 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C2 330 16.54 Pauric Breslin SM Letterkenny A C3 82 17.09 Paul McGlinchey SM Letterkenny A C4 158 17.23 Andrew Friel SM Finn Valley A C 5 333 17.24 Natasha Adams SW Lifford A C6 144 17.33 Brian Crossan SM Letterkenny A C7 85 17.39 Paul Toner M40 Letterkenny A C8 142 17.42 Michael Black SM Letterkenny A C9 321 17.48 Barry Meehan SM Letterkenny A C 10 95 17.55 Humphrey Murphy M50 Letterkenny A C11 341 17.56 Mark McPaul JM Finn Valley A C12 151 18.02 Kevin McGee M40 Unattached13 319 18.04 Kevin Ferry M40 Letterkenny A C 14 87 18.10 PJ Boyce M45 Cranford A C15 152 18.11 Kieran Crawford SM Letterkenny A C16 94 18.23 Niall Barry SM Letterkenny A C17 84 18.23 Pauric Friel SM Letterkenny A C18 150 18.25 Enda McBride JM Letterkenny A C19 343 18.33 Joe English M50 Letterkenny A C20 331 18.40 Gerry McMonagle M50 Letterkenny A C21 373 18.59 Gary Crossan M40 Letterkenny A C22 90 19.00 Seamus Greene M40 Letterkenny A C23 163 19.04 John Daly M40 Letterkenny A C24 342 19.04 Stewart Magee SM Letterkenny A C25 307 19.08 Paul Dillon M40 Newtowncunningham26 320 19.18 Darren Wallace SM Foyle Valley27 329 19.24 Darren Price SM Letterkenny A C28 311 19.36 Ben George SM Letterkenny A C29 332 19.38 Paul Cosgrove M45 Letterkenny A C30 149 19.38 Mark Cassidy SM Unattached31 347 19.40 Paul Russell SM Unattached32 365 19.48 Garath McLaughlin SM Unattached33 148 19.52 Ciaran O’Donnell M40 Letterkenny A C34 334 20.04 Adrian Callaghan M40 24/7 Triathlon35 309 20.08 Seamus Nallon SM 24/7 Triathlon36 44 20.13 Jarlath Duffy M40 24/7 Triathlon37 348 20.14 Brian Ferry SM Letterkenny A C38 354 20.17 Niall Gildea SM Unattached39 326 20.18 Damian McGoohan SM 24/7 Triathlon40 37 20.19 Kieran Mc Monagle SM UnitedHealthGroup41 165 20.39 Mark Canning SM Unattached42 327 20.42 Charlie Gildea SM 24/7 Triathlon43 314 20.43 Kevin Toner M60 Letterkenny A C44 79 20.44 Brian Ward M40 24/7 Triathlon45 86 20.45 Adrian McHugh SM Unattached46 315 20.46 Gerard McGettigan M50 Milford A C47 308 20.47 Irene McFadden SW Letterkenny A C48 93 21.02 Sean Bonnar M40 Unattached49 88 21.04 Liam Marley M50 Cranford A C50 38 21.05 Kieran Coyle SM UnitedHealthGroup51 96 21.06 Adrian Gill SM Unattached52 154 21.10 Paul Gildea SM Unattached53 146 21.12 Daniel Cullen SM Letterkenny A C54 367 21.18 Martina Parke SW Finn Valley A C55 312 21.28 Jane McGinley SW Letterkenny A C56 77 21.35 Ollie Duffy SM Unattached57 350 21.49 John McFadden SM Unattached58 166 21.51 Barry Mackey M50 Unattached59 45 21.58 Karl Sweeney SM 24/7 Triathlon60 303 21.59 Garvan Boyce M40 Unattached61 80 21.59 Stephen Cunningham SM Unattached62 325 22.01 Gerard McConnell SM Unattached63 91 22.04 James McBride M60 Unattached64 344 22.08 Sharon Black W40 Letterkenny A C65 164 22.26 Louis Bradley M60 Letterkenny A C66 306 22.27 Anthony Farren M45 Letterkenny A C67 316 22.28 Joseph Casey M45 Unattached68 305 22.30 Dara Dunne W45 Letterkenny A C69 356 22.32 Anthony Murray M60 Unattached70 143 22.34 Emmet O’Donnell SM Unattached71 153 22.42 Andrew McCollum SM Unattached72 141 22.46 Angus Hunter SM Unattached73 328 22.48 Paddy Gildea SM Convoy Running Club74 173 22.48 Ciaran Coyle SM Unattached75 324 22.50 Sean O’Donnell M50 Unattached76 302 22.59 Catherine McAteer SW Unattached77 345 23.01 Chris Ashmore M45 Unattached78 360 23.16 Eugene McGinley M40 Raphoe Runners79 353 23.25 Christopher Diver SM Unattached80 75 23.27 Orla Nallon SW 24/7 Triathlon81 159 23.39 Dermot Gallagher SM Unattached82 145 23.42 Rachel Crossan SW Unattached83 349 23.44 James Doherty M60 Milford A C84 366 23.50 Cormac Nolan M40 Unattached85 147 23.53 Frank McGettigan M50 Unattached86 157 23.53 Damien Doherty SM Unattached87 92 23.54 Adrian Wasson M40 24/7 Triathlon88 337 23.58 John Doherty M45 Unattached89 168 24.23 Dean Spencer M40 Unattached90 169 24.30 Derek Brennan SM Unattached91 364 24.31 Alan Mailey SM Convoy Running Club92 49 24.35 Martin Langan M40 Convoy Running Club93 352 24.47 Eugene Duffy SM Unattached94 318 24.54 Niamh McCarthy SW Unattached95 98 24.58 Brian Doherty M40 Unattached96 317 25.05 Andrea McFeeley SW Letterkenny A C97 100 25.07 Hayleigh Ferry SW Unattached98 323 25.11 Damian Meehan SM Unattached99 40 25.14 Grace O’ Donnell SW UnitedHealthGroup100 170 25.31 Barry White SM Unattached101 73 25.36 Michael Trimble JM Unattached102 39 25.40 Suzanne Mc Closkey SW UnitedHealthGroup103 338 25.42 James Green M45 Unattached104 89 25.44 Wendy Goudie SW Unattached105 74 25.50 Angela Trimble W40 Unattached106 355 26.07 Ruth McCrudden W45 Letterkenny A C107 351 26.09 Lorraine Duffy SW Unattached108 76 26.17 Paul Devine SM Unattached109 339 26.27 John Doherty SM Unattached110 340 26.27 Cliodhna Dunne SW Letterkenny A C111 346 26.46 Claire Molloy SW Unattached112 172 26.56 Grace Devine SW Unattached113 322 27.00 Nicola Neeley SW Unattached114 156 27.02 Joanne Gallinagh SW Unattached115 358 27.02 Tanya Carson SW Unattached116 99 27.02 Noel Moore SM Unattached117 369 27.02 Mark Pope SM Unattached118 301 27.02 Suzanne Bogan SW Unattached119 160 27.02 Charmaine Kee SW Unattached120 336 27.11 Desiree Casburn SM Unattached121 304 27.23 Lee Ponsonby SM Unattached122 155 27.24 Angela Doran W40 Unattached123 175 27.25 Alan O’Boyle SM Unattached124 370 27.37 Tame Teacht M50 Unattached125 310 27.45 Lee Walsh JW Letterkenny A C126 162 27.54 Jason Peoples SM Unattached127 46 27.58 Amanda McGrath SW Unattached128 335 28.28 Marjan Bangert W55 Unattached129 167 29.04 Marie McGonagle W40 Unattached130 359 29.06 Tara McFadden SW Unattached131 36 29.07 Ciaran Doherty SM UnitedHealthGroup132 97 29.34 Maria Gildea SW Unattached133 161 29.37 Enda Hamill SM Unattached134 371 29.39 Carol Herron SW Unattached135 368 30.00 Benny Sweeney M45 Unattached136 43 30.44 Anthony Gildea M40 Unattached137 83 31.35 Fiona Ferry SW Unattached138 357 34.21 Tina Higgins SW Unattached139 372 34.21 Ann Graham SW Unattached140 48 34.58 Kym McGrath JW Unattached141 81 36.17 Vanessa Douglas SW UnattachedTotal Runners: 141RESULTS: TONER TAKES THE HONOURS IN ST PATRICK’S DAY 5K was last modified: March 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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:5kLetterkenny ACSt Patrick’s Daylast_img read more


first_imgFOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – FIRST ROUND, FIRST LEGFanad Gaels 1-7 Killybegs 0-10Dungloe 0-10 Cloughaneely 0-7 Buncrana 1-11, Burt 1-06Buncrana/Burt report here 2-14, Urris 2-04  Report here: Send results, pix and reports to GAA COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS was last modified: September 29th, 2012 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) Tags:GAA COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTSlast_img read more

Violance over shadows Uganda Cup semi final first leg between Villa and vipers

first_img Tags: miguel da costaSC Villastanbic uganda cupvipers sc Vipers Moses Waiswa (left) tries to pass the ball under the watchful eye of Nicholas Kassoz (Photos by Agencies)Stanbic Uganda CupSC Villa 0-0 VipersMutessa II War Memorial Stadium, WankulukukuSunday, 27-05-2018The first semi-final match of the 2017/18 Uganda Cup between Sports Club Villa Jogoo and Vipers ended scoreless at Mutesa II War Memorial Stadium in Wankulukuku on Sunday.The match saw several incidents of hooliganism exhibited by fans of both sides during and after the game.The action though, on the field of play failed to produce any goal in normal time and a lot shall be played for in the return leg coming up in a week’s time.Vipers’ Duncan Sseninde shot wide from 25 yards with a decent attempt on target inside the first five minutes to send signals that the league champions are out on hunt for the double this season.The Jogoos’ captain Bernard Muwanga reacted immediately with a rare try at the opposition goal a minutes later.On eight minutes, Vipers goalkeeper Ismail Watenga reacted quickly and ran off his line to thwart Kyambadde following a good through ball from midfielder Nicholas Kasozi.On 15 minutes, there were two gun shots fired in the air to disperse fighting rowdy fans in the stands as calmness was restored immediately.Vipers’ hard tackling midfielder Tadeo Lwanga became the first player to be cautioned by FIFA Referee William Oloya after a nasty tackle onto Nicholas Kasozi midway the first half.Left back Yayo Lutimba had a turn and shoot attempt from 25 yards spilled by SC Villa Jogoo goalkeeper Samuel Kivumbi who started in goal ahead of the first choice Samson Kirya.With ten minutes to the end of the first half, Sports Club Villa left back Arthur Kiggundu brought down the overlapping Vipers captain Nico Wakiro Wadada 40 yards away.Lutimba’s resultant free-kick was well blocked by the defensive wall.On the 37th minute, the match was halted after a section of fans started throwing stones and other objects at the Vipers bench, leading to the Venoms substitutes and technical team entering the field of play and prompting the referee to stop the game for close to 10 minutes.Calmness was restored after SC Villa right back Joseph Nsubuga and club CEO Vally Mugwanya pleaded with the fans and the game resumed moments later.Upon restart, the Jogoos had a penalty appeal turned down when Nsubuga’s delivery from the right seemed to have hit the hand of defender Halid Lwalilwa and out for only a corner.Moments later, Kyambadde had a shot from 20 yards miss target by inches as the home side pushed forward for the much needed break-through goal.Seven minutes to the end of the opening half, Lwanga maliciously brought down Kyambadde inside the SC Villa Jogoo half and tempers charged up as players nearly fought with the Jogoos calling for a second booking to be shown to their former player.Half time ended goal-less and was soon followed by more violence.As Vipers players exited the pitch through the VIP section, Villa fans throw stones and other objects at them one of which landed on the chest of Vipers coach Miguel da Costa who was rushed to hospital aboard the match ambulance.Vipers coach, Miguel da Costa (centre) being helped out of the stadium after he was hit with a stoneMeanwhile, a big bulk of Vipers players were held up in the VIP section of the historic stadium before they returned to the playing area and rested.Vipers’ Tadeo Lwanga, captain Nico Wakiro Wadada and assistant coach Edward Golola were both seen speaking on a mobile cell phone while on the field of play.More security personnel were deployed but restart of the second half was delayed for over 20 minutes.In the second half, Vipers’ substitute Brian Nkuubi tested goalkeeper Samuel Kivumbi with a fierce long range free-kick as the shot stopper spilled the ball for a fruit-less corner.On the other side, Villa’s substitute Alex Kitata had a decent header off Joseph Nsubuga’s cross from the right saved by goalkeeper Watenga with less than five minutes to play.Kitata once again outstretched Watenga as SC Villa Jogoo won a corner at the death.Goal-less the match ended ahead of the return leg slated for Wednesday, June 6th 2018 at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.More live bullets and tear gas canisters were fired in the air at the very end of the match to disperse the fans who had started throwing stones at each other inside and outside the stadium.Vipers will have Milton Karisa back from suspension while the trio of John Adriko, Simon Sserunkuma and Godfrey Lwesibawa also return for Villa.The first leg of the other semi final between reigning champions KCCA and Masaka based Synergy will be played on Monday, 28th at May 2018 at the Masaka Recreational Stadium.Comments last_img read more

Edrisa Lubega inspires Proline past Maroons in five goal thriller

first_imgLubega scored his third goal of the season on Tuesday. (PHOTO/File)Uganda Premier League Proline FC 3-2 Maroons FC StarTimes Stadium, LugogoTuesay, 19-11-2019LUGOGO – Edrisa Lubega was in inspiring form on Tuesday as Proline edged Maroons 3-2 at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.The forward struck once and was brought down in the area in the build up to the second goal.Lubega who returned to Proline this summer following two years in Europe, lashed onto Mustafa Mujuzi’s long pass before firing past the helpless Hannington Ssebwalunyo for the opener on 8 minutes.He was then brought down by the on-rushing custodian on 36 minutes before Mujuzi converted from the spot for 2-0.Lubega’s goal on the day was his third for the season and if Proline are to stay up this season, the striker will need to put out such performances week in and out.Proline came into the game with just five points and were the better side for most of the game and after Steven Mukwala had halved the deficit off an Abraham Tusubira free kick on 57 minutes, they restored their two goal caution through substitute Hamis Diego Kizza with 8 minutes to play.Kizza had earlier in the second half replaced the under-performing captain Noordin Bunjo.However, Maroons would not go down without a fight and substitute Solomon Walusimbi scored their second on 85 minutes.Maroon and Mukwala will feel they would have done more on the day but consistently failed to hit the target.The Vipers loanee saw a shot blocked by Mujuzi before he unleashed a fierce drive which went inches wide.Mukwala also saw a free kick tipped over by custodian Hassan Matovu. He then acrobatically tried his luck from just outside the box but once again failed to hit the target.This is 4th victory of the season and it sees them climb to 8 points for the season. However, they remain bottom of the pile after seeing six points docked off them for failing to honour their home fixture against SC Villa early in the season.For Maroons, they stay 7th with 19 points from 14 games having now lost 5, won as many and drawn four so far.Proline’s next fixture will be away to URA FC.How both teams startedProline FCHassan Matovu (GK), Begisa James, Richard Ajuna, Ibrahim Sendi, Mustafa Mujuzi, Ibrahima Wamannah, Bright Anukani, Noordin Bunjo, Hakim Kiwanuka, Edrisa Lubega, Joseph MandelaMaroons FCHannington Ssebwalunyo (GK), Sylvester Okello, Martin Mpuga, Edward Kabona, Abraham Tusubira, Ceaser Olega, Davis Mayanja, Felix Okot, Pius Obuya, Fred Amaku, Steven MukwalaComments Tags: Edrisa LubegaHamis Diego KizzaMaroons FCMustafa Mujuziproline fcSolomon Walusimbisteven mukwalaUganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Booth: Groves will relish his Arena return

first_imgGeorge Groves’ trainer and manager Adam Booth says the Hammersmith man will relish the chance to fight on another major show at the O2 Arena on 25 May.Unbeaten Commonwealth champion Groves, 25, will face Noe Gonzalez Alcoba of Uruguay at the same venue he beat arch-rival and fellow West Londoner James DeGale at in 2011.The fight will be chief support to the world title clash between Mikkel Kessler and Nottingham’s IBF champion Carl Froch, who has been mooted as a possible future opponent for Groves.“George loves it – he absolutely loves fighting on big shows,” Booth told West London Sport “He has had his fair share of experience fighting on big shows behind David Haye, as well as the DeGale one, so he is looking forward to it.”Last year Groves was forced to withdraw from two fights – including a world title challenge against the then WBO champion Robert Stieglitz – because of injury.But a victory next month would maintain his unbeaten record as his hopes of securing a world title fight later this year.Booth said: “We have got four weeks of training left. He has started sparring and everything is, touch wood, alright at the moment. I’m superstitious so I don’t want to curse it.”He added: “If Carl beats Kessler, I think he [Froch] will have his eyes set on people like Andre Ward.“But winning will make George 19-0. He is already really highly ranked and it’s about consolidating those rankings and getting a mandatory shot – whoever that’s against.”See also:Froch not keen on Groves fight – BoothGroves eyes title clash against StieglitzGroves weighs in ahead of O2 Arena 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Former Raider Neiron Ball is dead at 27

first_imgNeiron Ball, a former Raiders linebacker who has been in a coma since December of 2018 as the result of a rare congenital brain condition, has died, the family announced.“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Neiron Ball on September 10, 2019 at 4:15 am. The Ball family is forever grateful for the prayers, donations, and immense support of Neiron and his recovery. Neiron was a very special and loving … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile devicelast_img