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Deputy Sports Minister Outline Plans for Progress

first_imgThe newly confirmed Deputy Sports Minister, Henry B. Yonton, Jr., has assured sporting associations and related institutions of a cordial working relationship.  The former diminutive midfield maestro of 2nd division outfit Kardinal FC, said in an interview that he made the commitment during a meeting with heads of sporting associations.He stressed that he has come to the position with an absolute and unconditional love for sports owing to his stint on the field and on the administrative bench.Deputy Minister Yonton said chief amongst the stakeholders’ grievances is the delay of their budgetary allocations.He also made mention of the most popular sporting event, the National County Meet, which is always marred with protests over the fielding of illegal players.Mr. Yonton, who boasted of being a good team player, manager and leader, said he has also assured employees at the Ministry of a cordial working relationship and would solicit and listen to technical advice but he believes in the hands-on-job style, approach with follow ups on instructions.He also said he believes in the chain-of-command, fairness, transparency, accountability and respect.However, Mr. Yonton disclosed that he has already submitted a three-month’s plan to Minister Eugene Nagbe for approval for the advancement of sports in the country for the fiscal year June 30.“After the passage of the 2014/2015 Fiscal Budget, I will do an annual plan, and that plan would focus on the progress of sports in the country,” Mr. Yonton said.He stated that in other to address the protest prone County Meet, Counties would be instructed to provide the listing of their players in all the disciplines at least a month to the National County Meet to enable the Ministry to adequately verify their status.“I can assure you I will be loved by everyone, because I am a good team player, a good teammate and leader,” Mr. Yonton opined.He added: “I am not here to run parallel office to my bosses, am here to support them to run the Ministry…and I am ready to face the challenge.”Minister Yonton is also the Vice President of and player of the Alpha Oldtimer Association.He was formerly Assistant Minister for Administration at the Planning Ministry and replaced former Dionysius Sebwe.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rainstorms knock out power across Southland

first_img – City News Service160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – A rare September storm moved out of the Southland on Saturday night, leaving behind mudslides, flash floods, and vehicle mishaps. The storm also caused scattered power outages in many parts of Los Angeles County, many due to lightning and the fact that it was the first rain in Los Angeles since April. By this evening, electricity had been restored to more than 125,000 of the 128,567 Southern California Edison customers who lost power during the rainstorms, said SCE spokeswoman Mashi Nyssen. As of 5 p.m., 1,078 customers were still affected by SCE power outages, she said. Neighborhoods affected included Torrance, South Los Angeles and Arcadia. “The first rain of the season is always a little difficult,” she noted. The slow-moving storm originated in British Columbia and is also bringing lower temperatures that will linger into next week. The heaviest rain fell in the mountains and valleys. As of 5 p.m., the National Weather Service had recorded 1.3 inches near in the Sepulveda Canyon, 1.18 inches in Newhall and 1.03 inches in Van Nuys. Today is expected to be partly cloudy in the morning, clearing in the afternoon with highs in the upper-60s to mid-70s. last_img read more

Kylian Mbappe reveals why he chose PSG over Arsenal last summer

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP ON TALKSPORT.COM Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Mbappe has 16 caps for his country after starting their opening World Cup game against Australia, scoring four times Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star The striker, who scored 21 times in his debut season at the Parc des Princes and will lead the line for his country at the World Cup, also revealed his desire to work under Wenger one day.He said: “I dream of being managed by Arsene Wenger.“He is French, he’s had a great career and now he is free because he has left Arsenal.”Wenger left the Emirates this summer after 22 years in charge, to be replaced by the man who brought Mbappe to Paris, Unai Emery. RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Mbappe won Ligue 1 in back-to-back seasons with different clubs, first with Monaco before repeating the trick at PSG in 2017/18 Mbappe joined PSG from Monaco on an initial season-long loan with a £166million compulsory purchase clause, which will come into effect this summer.Speaking on French TV, he said: “I met with Arsene Wenger, who is a great coach. He has a great reputation here in France, he’s well-respected and knows how to develop young players. This was a real option for me.“We weighed up the advantages and disadvantages of all the clubs but my family told me it had to be my decision and one I needed to make.“It also had to be a long-term decision. So it was up to me and I decided to come here (PSG) in order to develop.”center_img 2 moving on Kylian Mbappe has revealed just how close he was to joining Arsenal last summer, before rejecting them for a better chance of winning trophies at PSG.The 19-year-old met with ‘dream coach’ Arsene Wenger and called them a ‘real option’ before ultimately making the switch to the French champions. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND three-way race TOP WORK last_img read more

Rowing to Hold Informational Meeting Wednesday Night

first_imgThe Drake rowing program will host an informational meeting for prospective new members on Wednesday Aug. 29, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Olmsted 310/311. For more information on Drake rowing and the fall informational meeting please contact head coach Charlie DiSilvestro (charlie.disilvestro@drake.edu).Print Friendly Versionlast_img

Okello stars as Lango humbles Sebei

first_imgOkello scored a hatrick on Saturday afternoon as Lango defeated Sebei. (File Photo)FUFA Drum 2018/19Saturday, 11-05-2019-Lango 6-1 Sebei-Busoga 2-1 Kampala-Tooro 1-1 RwenzoriKCCA FC midfielder Allan Okello was the star of the show as he led his Lango side to a 6-1 victory over Sebei in one of the three FUFA Drum matches played on Saturday.Okello who was first reported to have left the country for trials but it was later learnt that he had gone to Kenya so as to conduct his Visa interview, before returning to play the Drum game.On the day, Okello scored three goals and was awarded the Man of the Match accolade for his contributions in the game as Lango registered their second victory of the competition.Lango’s other goals were scored by URA FC’s Joachim Ojera who helped himself to a brace and Omedi Denis.For Sebei, Simuyu Eric struck their consolation on a day that they were totally outplayed.Lango now moves top of the standings in Group B with six points, level with Buganda but with the former having a better goal difference.Buganda will be in action at home to Ankole in Mityana, on Sunday, in their Match-Day 3 fixtures.For Sebei, they remain rooted at the foot of the group as they are still yet to register a single point.Elsewhere, Kampala continued their miserable start to the 2019 edition as they lost 2-1 away to Busoga.Richard Wandyaka’s brace proved to much for the visitors who have lost all of their first three games and sit rock-bottom of group A.Their only positive of the day was Bright Stars’ Captain Nelson Ssenkatuka scoring what proved to be a consolation goal for them.Wasswa Bbosa’s side now have their backs up against the wall and need to win all their remaining games if they are to stand any chances of reaching the knockout stages.Kampala (Light Green) are yet to register a point this campaign. (File Photos)For Busoga, this was their first victory of the campaign and it sees them move onto five points, having drawn the first two games.For his performance, Wandyaka was voted the Man of the Match.In the other Group A game, Tooro were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Rwenzori.Masenreka Saddamje scored for the home side but Ashraf Mandela replied in kind for Rwenzori.In the end, neither side could find the winner, settling for a points which sees Tooro maintain top spot with 5 points, level with both Rwenzori and Busoga.The FUFA Drum will continue of Sunday with 5 fixturesSunday 12/5/2019-Buganda vs Ankole @4:00PM Mityana-West Nile vs Acholi @4:00PM GreenLight Stadium-Arua-Bunyoro vs Karamoja @4:00PM Hoima Booma Grd-Hoima-Bukedia vs Bugisu @4:00PM Booma Ground-Butaleja-Teso vs Kigezi @4:00PM Kongunga P/S -BukedeaComments Tags: allan okelloBusogaFUFA DRUMKampalaLangoNelson SsenkatukaRichard WandyakaRwenzoriSebeiToorotoplast_img read more

FDI into Africa on the increase: survey

first_imgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 26 May 2011 Foreign investors are increasingly aware of the huge long-term growth possibilities that Africa presents, according to Ernst & Young’s first Africa attractiveness survey, which predicts that foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into the continent will reach US$150-billion by 2015. Published earlier this month, the survey combines an analysis of investment into Africa over the last decade with a survey of over 562 global executives on their views about how and where investment will take place in the next decade. The survey shows that Africa has seen an 87% increase in inward FDI over the last decade, from 338 new projects in 2003 to 633 in 2010. “Despite a drop in investment in the last couple of years following a peak in 2008, Africa has remained an attractive investment destination throughout the global downturn and has managed to maintain its relative share of global investment flows as a result,” Ernst & Young said in a statement. “Strong growth in new projects into Africa is expected from next year, with FDI inflows forecast to reach $150-billion by 2015.”‘There is far more to come’ When it comes to future investment strategies, Africa is high on the agenda of global investors, with 42% of the businesses surveyed considering investing further in the region, and an additional 19% of executives confirming that they will maintain their operations on the continent. Those companies that have invested and already integrated Africa into their overall investment strategy are particularly positive, the survey finds. “FDI has a particularly important role to play as a future source of longer-term capital for reinvestment in infrastructure initiatives and as an accelerator of sustainable growth across Africa,” said Ajen Sita, Ernst & Young’s managing partner for Africa. “And there is far more to come,” Sita added. “Although the African share of global FDI has grown over the past decade, we believe that it does not reflect the increasing attractiveness of a region that has one of the fastest economic growth rates and highest returns on investment in the world.”Emerging markets take a growing interest According to the survey, Africa is becoming increasingly attractive to international investors, particularly to those in emerging markets. Investment from emerging markets increased at a rate of 13% per annum over the last decade, from 100 new projects in 2003 to 240 in 2010, and now comprises 38% of the total into Africa, up from 30% in 2003. In Ernst & Young’s survey of leading global businesses, 74% of emerging market investors said that Africa had become a more attractive investment destination over the last three years. They were also increasingly positive about Africa’s long-term investment potential. “There has been a fundamental shift in the global economy over the past few years, with emerging markets not only dominating investor attention and capital flows, but also playing an increasingly strategic role in defining the global economic agenda,” said Mark Otty, Ernst & Young’s area managing partner for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. Developed regions such as Europe and North America are more ambivalent, however, with a large proportion of respondents from these regions seeming to believe that Africa’s progress had stalled over the last few years. However, North American respondents were more optimistic about Africa’s long-term investment potential, with Europeans remaining relatively pessimistic. “While investors from developed markets are relatively more cautious about Africa, they still represent the largest proportional investment into Africa and, critically, this investment is going into a diverse range of sectors beyond natural resources,” said Ernst & Young.Moving away from extractive industries Unsurprisingly, the large majority of respondents viewed Africa’s oil and mining industries as the sector with the greatest growth potential over the next few years. However, the survey finds that a more diverse range of sectors are beginning to emerge as attractive investment options, with tourism (15%), consumer products (15%), construction (14%), telecommunications (13%) and financial services (9%) featuring strongly as offering high-growth potential among respondents.Still on a par with Latin America, Eastern Europe “Despite the relatively positive and improving perceptions of Africa, it is in competition for the international capital and resources that will help drive and sustain growth and social development,” Ernst & Young said. The continent is currently ranked in the same category as Latin America and Eastern Europe in terms of attractiveness for investors. “African markets must position themselves appropriately in this shifting landscape to accelerate growth and development and avoid getting left behind by other emerging markets and regions,” said Otty.African success stories The African growth story in the last decade is underpinned by a longer-term process of economic and regulatory reform that has occurred across much of the continent since the end of the Cold War, the survey notes. Over this period, inflation has been brought under control, foreign debt and budget deficits reduced, state-owned enterprises privatised, regulatory and legal systems strengthened, and many African economies opened up to international trade and investment. Ernst & Young’s analysis of FDI projects shows that that investment success stories are spread across the continent. Ten African countries – South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Nigeria, Angola, Kenya, Libya, Ghana – attracted 70% of new FDI projects between 2003 and 2010. There has also been significant growth of 21% in the investment by African countries within Africa between 2003 and 2010. “However, despite the considerable growth in the number of projects, the amount of capital remains less than that provided by other emerging economies.”Strong growth from 2012 Although the majority of survey respondents were optimistic about Africa’s future, most believed that the continent would only offer high and robust growth potential over the longer term (beyond three years). “Strong growth in new FDI into Africa is expected from 2012 onward, reaching US$150-billion by 2015,” Ernst & Young said. “Besides the critical importance of capital, which can continue to be reinvested in infrastructure, and other long-term developmental initiatives, this will create a number of the other direct and indirect benefits. Not least among these will be job creation; in 2015 alone, the estimated number of jobs created will be over 350 000.” According to the survey, the continued growth of FDI will be based in part on the economic recovery of Africa’s main developed market investors, and the continued strong growth of emerging markets such as China and India. “The GDP growth of Africa will continue to remain robust, averaging a healthy 5% up to 2015, predicated partly on an assumption of continued strong demand for, and high prices of, commodities.”Investment window The levels of risk in investing in Africa can be high, but levels of profitability are high too, with competition in some sectors comparatively low, said Sita. “This investment window may not remain open for long, but it suggests that Africa actually appears to be relatively well positioned, with the only emerging region clearly ahead in terms of investor perceptions at this point being Asia. “There are of course parts of the continent where there are real and perceived barriers to investment due to political instability and corruption,” Sita said. Notwithstanding these challenges, Ernst & Young was “confident that Africa is on a sustainable growth curve and that FDI rates will steadily grow. “However, to accelerate and take advantage of this growth process, governments and investors – foreign and domestic – should act now. The earliest to do so, and the canniest, will benefit the most.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Famed gymnast Dipa returns home in Tripura

first_imgAgartala, Apr 22 (PTI) First Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, Dipa Karmakar today returned home amid loud cheers from thousand of fans, who had throned the Agartala airport here. Dipa and her coach, Bisweswar Nandi, who arrived from Delhi this morning, were received at the Agartala airport by the Director of Sports of the state, Dulal Das, Secretary of the Sports Council of Tripura, Dilip Chakraborty. After a hectic schedule at Rio de Janeiro and a long journey back home, Dipa is now looking forward to stay with her parents for a week. “Now Ill prepare myself to participate in the Olympic game and would put every effort to bring a medal for the country. I have come here to stay with my parents for about a week and have home maid food prepared by my mother,” she told reporters. Visibly cheerful, Dipa said she got cooperation from all corners of the country and the contribution of her coach was unparallel. She booked her Rio ticket after qualifying in artistic gymnastics following a total score of 52.698 points in the Test event. She also won the gold medal in vault final in the event. Apart from being the first Indian woman, she also became first from the country to qualify for the quadrennial extravaganza after 52 long years. Since Independence, 11 Indian male gymnasts took part in the Olympics (two in 1952, three in 1956 and six in 1964). PTI JOY PR ATK ATKlast_img read more

The Cheapest Cities to Buy a Used Car

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New IRS Ruling on Tax Filing for Same-Sex Marriages

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10 Tips to Turning Your Internship Into a Full-Time Gig

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