**By Louis Jadwong and additional reporting ESPN, WikipediaShare on: WhatsApp United States211002+0.883 Singapore211002–0.200 ESPN best described what is at stake. “This time around, the competition feature six teams – Canada, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore Uganda and USA – who have been in the wilderness, hoping to return like prodigal sons back to Division One, where they once belonged.”“On the previous two occasions that Uganda were relegated from Division Two, they bounced straight back with promotion from Division Three, at Bermuda in 2013 and Malaysia in 2014. After suffering relegation two years ago in Namibia, they are hoping to go right back up again.”Tuesday video: How Rizwan Cheema destroyed Uganda TeamPldWLTNRPtsNRRStatus Oman211002–0.732Meet in the 5th playoff and relegated to Division Four for 2018 Uganda211002+0.000Meet in the 3rd playoff and remain in Division Three FULL SCORECARD (click here)WCL Div 3 Table standings as at May 25, 2017 Canada220004+1.620Meet in the final and promoted to Division Two for 2018 Malaysia202000–1.546 The Uganda cricket team. PHOTO @AminahBabiryeFriday: #ICCWCL3UG Uganda vs Oman (Kyambogo oval)Wednesday result: Uganda beats Singapore by 66 runsUganda 217/9 in 50 overs (Otwani 47, Ukani 46, Kayondo 41, Muhumuza 25*; Vijayakumar 2 for 39 in 10 ) Singapore – 151 ALL OUT in 44 overs (Kumarange 40, Mutreja 35; Mohammed Irfan 5 for 38 in 10, Frank Nsubuga 1 for 12 in 8 overs) A man of the match performance with the ball by Uganda’s leading all-rounder Mohammed Irfan earned the hosts a crucial win that put their World Cricket League Division 3 title ambitions back on track.For many moments in the Day 2 game on Wednesday at the Lake side oval in Entebbe, Singapore looked like they would deny Uganda, who were desperate after their opening day 66 run defeat by Canada. Singapore confidently batted to 132 for four after 35.5 overs, before the Ugandans unsettled them.Irfan’s five wickets for 38 were complimented by miserly bowling by offspinning allrounder Frank Nsubuga (1 for 12 in 8 overs) as Uganda smothered the Singapore fight to snatch a 66 run win.Uganda next take on Oman, Friday, in another match they cannot afford anything but a positive result to keep their dream of playing the final and qualifying to the WCL Division 2.Uganda, Oman, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada and U.S.A are in Uganda battling to join Hong Kong, Namibia, Nepal, Kenya or Netherlands in Division 2.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) communicated to both teams Saturday afternoon.The Group L Day One clash between Cape Verde and Uganda, originally scheduled for Saturday, 10 June 2017 in Praia has been postponed for 24 hours. The decision was taken by the Organising Committee for the Total Africa Cup of Nations due to the difficulties faced by the Ugandan team in arriving in Praia. The flight of the Ugandan team didnot take-off as expected from Dakar (Senegal), where they held a training camp due to a technical problem, which constitutes a case of force majeure. The match will therefore take place on Sunday, 11 June 2017 at the same time and venue with the same officials.When Uganda last met Cape Verde. Group 2 of 2006 Nations Cup/World Cup qualifiers Cranes also have in their line-up a survivor that the Cape Verde team will know well – Geoffrey Sserunkuma.The current KCCA top marksman was part of then Cranes coach Mike Mutebi’s side that fell 1-0 in Cape Verde in 2004 but scored Uganda’s goal in their win in Kampala in 2005.“The Cape Verdeans play a flowing game but we managed to keep them silent at Namboole hence the win when I scored. However they are home on Saturday but we are hopeful of getting three points” Serunkuma,34, told www.fufa.co.ug ahead of Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.“I understand their style of play and when to catch them off guard. We are confident with the players we have here,” added Sserunkuma.The match was pushed forward by 24 hours due to a flight hitch for the Uganda Cranes team that was flying in from Dakar, Senegal. Cape Verde10316815−710 South Africa105141214−216 Burkina Faso104151413+113 Uganda10226615−98 TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Cranes at the Nations Cup in January, 2017. The core of this team faces Cape Verde Sunday.Cape Verde game postponed by 24 hours after Cranes players fail to connect from Dakar, Senegal in timeGroup LVerde vs Uganda Sunday, 8.30pmTanzania 1 Lesotho 1Uganda Cranes face Cape Verde for the first time in over a decade, fortunes for both teams having changed a lot since they last met.Cape Verde were upstarts when they beat Cranes 1-0 in 2004 and lost 1-0 in Kampala in 2005 in the 2006 World Cup and African Cup of Nations qualifiers – their first and only previous encounter.Boosted by many Portugal based players – as Cape Verdeans abroad are more numerous than the population of the islands themselves – the country built their reputation in the coming years, climaxing with their maiden qualification for the Nations Cup finals in 2015.They since fell from grace, failing to make it to the 2017 Nations Cup finals followed by 2-0 defeats to Senegal and Burkina Fasso last year in World Cup qualifiers. They have played a single game this year, a 2-0 defeat of Luxembourg in a friendly in March.Uganda on the other hand have since made history of their own, returning to the African Cup of Nations finals for the first time since 1978.Uganda’s appearance at Gabon 2017 has been followed by three friendly matches, all drawn against Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal ahead of today’s match. Ghana10631174+1321 DR Congo104421410+416 Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2
20 Dec 2016 New appointments to England Golf’s sport science team England Golf has made two appointments to its sports science team which supports the country’s leading amateur golfers. A team from the consultancy, Grey Matters Performance, will lead on psychology at national and regional levels. Meanwhile Nicholas Jones (pictured top © Leaderboard Photography) becomes the senior strength and conditioning coach. Nigel Edwards, England Golf Performance Director, said: “We aim to give our players the best possible support and we are delighted to welcome Grey Matters and Nick Jones to our team. I am sure their input will help us to build on our excellent results and achieve even greater success.” Nicholas Jones has been an England Golf regional strength and conditioning coach for the past three years. He also has extensive experience in a range of high performance sports including cricket, rugby, swimming, wrestling and snowsports. He has coached for a wide range of universities and sports organisations, such as the University of Manchester, the England and Wales Cricket Board, the Welsh and English Rugby Unions, Sale Sharks, GB Water Polo and GB Wrestling. He also works with individuals, both disabled and able bodied, taking them from their first steps on the performance pathway right through to becoming world class performers. He is working towards his PhD, researching genetic training, and has been a guest lecturer at a number of universities. Grey Matters Performance, led by Professor Dave Collins, provides consultancy in performance sport, coach education and talent development, and has worked with over 70 World and Olympic medallists plus top league and international teams. Andrew Cruickshank (pictured right © Leaderboard Photography) will support the England Men’s and A squads. He is also a senior sport psychologist for British Judo, a consultant for Newcastle Falcons, an active researcher in elite performance and a tutor on the Professional Masters and Doctorate courses at the University of Central Lancashire. Andrew was previously a professional with Hibernian FC in Scotland and is also a UEFA licensed football coach. Rosie Collins (pictured right) will support the Women’s, Girls’ and Boys’ squads. She is also the lead performance psychologist for a simulator based driver development centre and has individual clients from a variety of sports and disciplines. Rosie also works at the University of Winchester as a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, delivering applied and theoretical content to postgraduate students.
Facebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityPatrick Crumb ’85, president of AT&T Sports Networks, a subsidiary of AT&T, will deliver the 2018 Commencement address at Saint Martin’s University on Saturday, May 12, at Marcus Pavilion, located at 5300 Pacific Ave SE, on the University’s Lacey campus.Patrick Crumb ’85, president of AT&T Sports Networks, a subsidiary of AT&T, will deliver the 2018 Commencement address at Saint Martin’s University. Photo courtesy: Saint Martin’s University“We are pleased to welcome Patrick Crumb, class of ’85, as our Commencement speaker this year,” said Saint Martin’s University President Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D. “He brings his own perspective on the enduring value of the Saint Martin’s community and how that has influenced his successful career and life.”As president of AT&T Sports Networks, Crumb is responsible for leading the AT&T Sports Networks group and its regional sports networks branded as AT&T SportsNet and (in the Northwest) ROOT SPORTS™. The four networks (based in Denver, Colorado; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Houston, Texas; and Bellevue) hold exclusive television rights to over two dozen professional and collegiate teams including the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado Rockies, Utah Jazz and Vegas Golden Knights. Under Crumb’s guidance, the AT&T Sports Networks group has won over 50 Emmy awards for its sports productions. In 2017, two leading national media publications, The Sports Business Journal and Broadcasting & Cable Magazine, both named Crumb as one of the most influential executives in the sports television industry.Crumb has held senior executive positions in four different Fortune 500 companies. Prior to AT&T, Crumb served as president of DIRECTV Sports Networks. Before DIRECTV, Crumb was executive vice president & general counsel of Liberty Sports Group, a subsidiary of Denver-based Liberty Media, and a senior vice president & general manager for Los Angeles-based Fox Sports Interactive, a division of News Corporation. His other prior executive positions include senior vice president of corporate & business development at Rival Networks and Rivals.com. Following Rivals, Crumb became the co-founder and president of Scout Media, Inc., from start-up through the successful sale of the company to 20th Century Fox/News Corporation in 2005.Prior to his business career, Crumb was a practicing attorney for 11 years. He was a partner at two prominent Seattle law firms, Bogle & Gates and Corr Cronin. His areas of specialization included sports, entertainment and intellectual property. His clients included the NCAA, Seattle Mariners, Ticketmaster, Warner Bros., Capitol Records and Exxon.Crumb is active in civic and charitable organizations. His current volunteer board of director positions include the University of Washington Foundation (Executive Committee) and the Seattle Sports Commission. His previous volunteer leadership positions include president of the University of Washington Alumni Association, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Washington Athletic Club and president of The 101 Club. He has also previously served on the Board of Trustees of Saint Martin’s University and the Board of Trustees of King County Guardian ad Litem & Court Appointed Special Advocates (GAL/CASA). He is a past recipient of the Robert W. Graham Award for Public Service for his volunteer legal representation of abused and neglected children involved in state DSHS dependency and termination hearings.Crumb is a summa cum laude 1985 graduate of Saint Martin’s University, where he was a Merit, Cheney and Chavelle Scholar, an inductee into the University’s Society of Fellows and class valedictorian. Crumb was the Lakeview Scholar at Georgetown University’s Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems (ICPES). While in Washington D.C., he also studied U.S. foreign policy at American University and worked in the U.S. Senate. Crumb obtained his juris doctor (J.D.) degree at the University of Washington School of Law where he was an honors graduate, president of the Moot Court Honor Board, an inductee into the National Order of the Barristers and the winner of each of the Mock Trial, Appellate Advocacy and Judson Falknor competitions.
By John BurtonATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Hans Mikaitis, his foreman Ken Foster and their client, Adam Schneider, may not be on a mission to “boldly go where no man has gone before” but they are clearly having a ball with their project.“It’s different from what we’ve been doing, I’ll tell you that,” Mikaitis acknowledged from his workshop.Mikaitis, who owns and operates Master Shipwrights, Inc., 25 West Highland Ave., usually works on building and repairing boats, both leisure and commercial craft. But over the years he and his staff have taken on other woodworking jobs that require their deft hands. Some of those projects have been offbeat, he and Foster acknowledged.“You never know when that phone rings what it’s going to bring,” Mikaitis said.Ken Foster, foreman for Master Shipwrights, Atlantic Highlands, works on restoring the Galileo, a prop used by the crew of the USS Enterprise in the popular 1960s TV show Star Trek.He has been working on restoring the approximately 24-feet prop used in the original Star Trek TV series, dating back to 1967. The Galileo was the shuttle spaceship used by various characters on the show’s USS Enterprise as they sped through galaxies on the show’s fictional five-year mission.The work the firm is doing to the mostly wooden TV spaceship is “pretty extensive,” Mikaitis said.“It’s nothing but a frame here,” he said pointing to the vessel’s bare shell. “We have to rebuild the whole thing.”“It was just a wreck,” when it arrived in his workshop in the fall, Mikaitis said.A previous owner had purchased the piece with the intention of showing it at conventions and fan shows but eventually allowed it deteriorate to the point where it needed a complete overhaul, according to Mikaitis.When Schneider contacted him he said, it “sounded interesting and fun and I told him to bring it in.”The work requires Master Shipwrights to replace or repair window, cabinetwork and the sheet metal over the wooden frame and painting. “Everything’s getting done to it,” Mikaitis said.Along with that work, Foster said, they will have to attach two pods, long pontoon-like fixtures to its exterior which are suppose to look like jet engines; each weighs about 600 pounds.The Galileo was purchased in June from the Kiko Auction House in Canton, Ohio, for about $70,000, Schneider saidSchneider, 56, lives in Long Branch (he is not related to Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider) and works in New York City as a management consultant in the financial industry.Schneider, who describes himself as a “science fiction kind of guy,” has begun collecting items that have appeared in movies and on TV, especially those that have been used in sci-fi features and especially spaceship models and props. He caught the collecting bug while attending an auction at Christie’s in New York City about six years ago.“I fell head over heels for the spaceships,” he said. “I said to myself ‘These are really cool.’ ”Collecting movie and TV props, especially costumes, is not an uncommon hobby. But what makes his take on it especially interesting, Schneider said, is the rarity of them. Costumes mean multiple versions, which can have a tendency to walk away following the initial production; spaceship models are much fewer and more guarded. Couple that with the ever-increasing reliance on computer-generated imaging in productions, and there’s no need to build them, making the existing ones that much more scarce – and desirable – for collectors, he said.The spaceships, he said, “are big and interesting and, in my mind, beautiful.”When it comes to Star Trek Mikaitis, who has been in business for more than 50 years, conceded he hasn’t “paid much attention to it.” But, since he’s been working on the project, he’s found “there’s a load of devoted trekkies who are coming in and asking, ‘can I look at it?’ ”Foster has teased Mikaitis, saying his boss is developing an appreciation for the show and movies. “Can’t you see his pointy ears,” Foster joked, smiling, with Mikaitis adding he now pays attention to it, when he comes across one of the show’s incarnations on TV.Schneider, a member of the baby boom generation and a sci-fi fan, holds a special place in his heart for the original show because, in the guise of an outer space adventure, it tackled such heady topics as racism, the Vietnam War and religion. “The content was far more sophisticated than appeared on television,” once you got beyond the phaser ray guns, which were pretty cool, he said.The spaceship should be completed in March, Makaitis expects.Schneider said he plans to make a trip to California to track down the original paint to make it is as close to the original as possible.Schneider’s ultimate plan is to fix it and “donate it to a museum for the public to enjoy it.” He has been in discussions about a possible location, though he declined to name which ones.Mikaitis has found that the advantages of doing this type of work is “it doesn’t have to float, it doesn’t have to fly.”
SUMMER FRONT, ZA APPROVAL, RING WEEKEND & HOME RUN KITTEN ALL MAJOR CONTENDERS IN WIDE OPEN GRADE I, $400,000 FRANK E. KILROE MILE ON SATURDAY; FIELD OF 12 TURF SPECIALISTS SET TO GO
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2015)–Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) has attracted a wide open field of 12 older horses, headed by multiple graded stakes winners Summer Front, Za Approval, Ring Weekend, Home Run Kitten and last year’s Kilroe winner, Winning Prize.Idle since running a close fourth in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Mile Nov. 1, Florida-based Summer Front has an outstanding 8-5-1-1 record at one mile on turf and will no doubt be plenty competitive off the bench Saturday. Trained by Christophe Clement, the 6-year-old horse by War Front will be ridden for the first time by Victor Espinoza. Owned by Waterford Stable, he’s 21-8-5-3 overall with earnings of $994,140.Trainer Mark Casse’s Za Approval, who was second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths in the Grade II, one mile turf Arcadia Stakes Jan. 31, will be ridden back by Mike Smith, who had the 7-year-old Ghostzapper gelding rolling late in his last out. Bred in Kentucky by his owner, Live Oak Plantation, Za Approval is 25-8-8-1 with earnings of $1,264,371.Trainer Graham Motion’s well regarded Ring Weekend, who’s been idle since running sixth, only beaten 1 ½ lengths as the 8-5 favorite in Santa Anita’s Grade II Twilight Derby Oct. 31, made $842,150 from 10 starts last year and appears poised for another productive campaign beginning with the Kilroe on Saturday. Twice second in as many tries at a mile on turf, the 4-year-old Tapit gelding will likely be on the early lead or close to it under new rider Drayden Van Dyke. He’s owned by St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds and is 13-4-3-2 overall with earnings of $855,410.Third, beaten two lengths in the Grade II Arcadia Stakes Jan. 31, trainer David Hofmans’ Home Run Kitten is 5-2-1-2 at a mile on grass and can either press the pace or take back and make a run. Owned by Tarabilla Farms, Inc., the 4-year-old Kitten’s Joy colt has raced primarily on the Santa Anita turf, winning four of his nine starts here. With an overall mark of 12-4-2-3, he has earnings of $281,800 and will be ridden for the first time by Gary Stevens on Saturday.Trainer Neil Drysdale’s Winning Prize, who won the Kilroe a year ago, has been idle since running a disappointing sixth as the 2-1 favorite in Woodbine’s Grade II, seven furlong turf Play the King Stakes on Aug. 10, but has proven effective when fresh and will get the services of Rafael Bejarano, who is a perfect two for two aboard the 6-year-old Argentine-bred horse and will likely position him close to the early lead. Owned by Heerensperger and Nelson, Winning Prize has an impeccable 7-5-1-0 mark at one mile on turf and is 15-8-1-1 overall with earnings of $612,913.French-bred Talco, who proved competitive in all five of his stateside starts (four of them graded stakes) for trainer John Sadler, comes off a close second as the even money favorite in a 1 1/8 miles turf allowance Feb. 5 and will try to “break through” on Saturday when ridden for the first time by Santiago Gonzalez. A 4-year-old colt, Talco is owned by Hronis Racing, LLC, and would be well served by a fast pace.Trainer Phil D’Amato’s English-bred Hay Dude comes off a close second at 7-2 in the restricted Clockers’ Corner Stakes, run at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course Jan. 25 and has two seconds and a third place finish from four stateside starts. Owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino, he’ll be ridden for the fourth time in a row by Kent Desormeaux and would appear best suited in the role of deep closer. He’s 10-2-2-2 at a mile on turf and is 16-3-4-4 overall with earnings of $115,249.Second, beaten a nose in the 2013 Kilroe, trainer Gary Mandella’s classy Silentio was fifth, beaten two lengths, by Winning Prize in last year’s renewal and will hope to fire fresh on Saturday after being idle since well beaten in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint on Nov. 1. A winner of Hollywood Park’s Grade II, 1 1/16 miles turf Citation Handicap in November, 2013, 6-year-old Silentio has two wins from 10 starts on turf and is 15-4-1-7 overall. Owned and bred in Kentucky by Wertheimer and Frere, he’s 15-4-1-7 overall with earnings of $711,960. He’ll be ridden for the first time by Flavien Prat.Fresh off a pair of downhill turf sprint wins, trainer Jim Cassidy’s Holy Lute will try two turns for the first time on turf and would appear to be the speed of the field. Owned by Class Racing Stable, the 5-year-old horse by top sprinter Midnight Lute is 12-3-2-3 overall with earnings of $243,672.The complete field for the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile, to be run as the 10th race on an 11-race card Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Talco, Santiago Gonzalez, 118; Hay Dude, Kent Desormeaux, 118; Winning Prize, Rafael Bejarano, 120; Holy Lute, Tyler Baze, 118; Mr. Commons, Martin Garcia, 118; Silentio, Flavien Prat, 118; Mega Heat, Corey Nakatani, 118; Summer Front, Victor Espinoza, 118; Home Run Kitten, Gary Stevens, 118; Ring Weekend, Drayden Van Dyke, 118; Za Approval, Mike Smith, 118, and Dimension, Joe Talamo, 118. There will be special early first post time at 12 noon on Saturday, Santa Anita Handicap Day. Admission gates will open at 10 a.m. IDLE SINCE AUG. 10, DEFENDING CHAMP WINNING PRIZE REUNITED WITH TOP JOCK BEJARANO
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Tottenham manager Pochettino: I tell Rose to stop thinking so much!by Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed the advice he gives to his left back Danny Rose.There was a time when it seemed as though Rose would be on his way out of Spurs.But he has fought back and emerged as their best left back again.When asked about Rose, Pochettino said to the Evening Standard: “Yes. There’s no doubt about Danny Rose’s quality. He’s a great player. “But like all players with quality, he needs to be focused on his job — focus, train and care about yourself and don’t think too much. “I’m always saying, ‘Danny — hey, you’re thinking too much, you need to stop, work and deliver the job we want!’ “When he arrives at the training ground, he asks, ‘What are we going to do? Laps, a training session, a tactical session? Gym or no gym? Shower or no shower? Eat or not eat?’ Stop, relax! “We think for him, but sometimes he tries to think for us. We’ve said, ‘Danny, you spend too much energy in thinking about everything. You need to stop. When you drive home, you can start to think again.'”He spends too much energy and then he doesn’t have energy for what he needs to do. And that is a dangerous situation.”
APTN National NewsA popular American barbeque restaurant has expanded into Canada.Famous Dave’s opened up in Winnipeg.The chain is owned by Dave Anderson, a self made Native American multi-millionaire with an M.B.A. from Harvard.APTN’s Matt Thordarson went down to Dave’s newest location to see what all the fuss is about.
BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania’s government insists it is capable of handling the rotating presidency of the European Union, dismissing remarks made by the head of the bloc’s executive branch.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker recently questioned whether Romania was ready for the political give-and-take of holding the presidency which began this month, adding it was “technically well-prepared” for the role.But European Affairs Minister George Ciamba said Monday “Romania is well-prepared. Period,” adding: “There are political disputes in all member states.”Leaders of Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party have blasted Juncker for alleged prejudicesEU officials have repeatedly criticized Bucharest over a contentious judicial overhaul, warning it will dilute efforts to prosecute high-level corruption in one of the bloc’s most graft-riddled states.The Associated Press
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace could see another 5 to 10 cm of snow before the Pacific frontal system moves out of the area late Sunday.A snowfall warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace and the Pine Pass. The current snowfall will start to slow at around noon on Sunday. On Saturday the Fort St. John Airport received 4.6 cm of snow.The system that moved into the area is forecast to bring anywhere from 10 to 25 cm of snow depending on the location in the B.C. Peace. Drivebc.ca reports most area highways are snow covered with blowing snow. If you plan on travelling today, slow down, and visit www.drivebc.ca for current conditions and highway cameras.A weather warning is also in effect for the Alberta Peace. Environment Canada says that region could see snow but also freezing rain. The warning says “A disturbance is moving through Alberta spreading a band of heavy snow and freezing rain. Freezing rain has switched to snow this morning. Total snowfall is expected to be 10 to 20 cm. Snow will taper off this evening.”See the full warning for the B.C. Peace below.3:42 AM PST Sunday 04 November 2018Snowfall warning in effect for:B.C. North Peace RiverB.C. South Peace RiverSnowfall with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm continues.A frontal system is tracking across the BC interior this morning. Snow will continue this morning in the BC Peace River region and taper to flurries near noon with additional amounts of 5 to 10 cm expected.