KCCA FC cruise past Nyamityobora in super 8

first_img Tags: KCCA FCNyamityobora FCPilsner-FUFA Super 8top Julius Poloto (right) against Nyamityobora on Tuesday (Photo by Rachael Tebandeke)FUFA super 8KCCA FC 4-0 Nyamityobora FCStartimes Stadium, LugogoTuesday, 14-08-2018KCCA FC defeated Nyamityobora 4-0 on Tuesday afternoon to reach the Super 8 finals.In the match played at the Startimes stadium, Patrick Kaddu grabbed a first half brace plus two second half goals by Allan Okello and Lawrance Bukenya sealed a comfortable victory for Mike Mutebi’s Kasasiro Boys.How the action Unfolded:KCCA pushed from the on set as Patrick Kaddu headed over a Mustapha Kizza cross inside the first minute of the game.Nyamityobora’s first sight of the KCCA goal came on five minutes when right back Misi Katende sent in a free-kick from the right but Tom Ikara in the Kasasiro Boys’ goal was deemed to have been fouled following a goal mouth scramble.Apart from the scramble, Nyamityobora rarely attacked KCCA’s goal and they were soon on the back foot but Allan Okello failed to control Hassan Musana’s pin point long range pass inside the area, with only the keeper to beat.The pressure started mounting on Nyamityobora’s goal and they had goalkeeper Franko Oringa to thank as he parried over Kaddu’s stinging shot off the turn following a defensive mix up.The visitors’ best chance of the half came on 16 minutes when a fine inter-play between their forwards resulted into Moses Ndawula finding him self one on one with Ikara but his weak effort was saved comfortably by the former Kirinya JSS custodian.The first goal of the game came on 25 minutes when Kaddu robbed Oringa of the ball outside the custodian’s penalty area and struck home in an empty net to make it 1-0 to the Kasasiro Boys.Five minutes later it was 2-0. This time Kaddu finished superbly after Jackson Nunda had danced his way into Nyamityobora’s penalty area and feed Julius Poloto who teed up Kaddu to slot in low while one on one with Oringa.Patrick Kaddu celebrates scoring the second goal against Nyamityobora on Tuesday (Photo by Rachael Tebandeke)The game then slowed down towards the half time break and Mustapha Kizza’s 39th minute free-kick which was saved low by Oringa was the only notable action as KCCA looked contented to go in the break with a two goal caution.Sluggish defending by the away side continued in the second half and they had only Okello to thank when he shot wide after robbing Calvin Barni near the penalty area on 48 minutes.The away side was made to pay eventually on 54 minutes as Okello finally found the back of the net following good work by Kizza who teed him up for a tap in after Joseph Othieno had gifted the ball to KCCA following a weak clearance.Nyimityobora failed to create anything meaningful in the second half apart from substitute John Wesley Kisakye’s three tame efforts struck straight at Ikara.With four minutes to play, substitutes Muwadda Mawejje and Lawrance Bukenya combined with the later slotting in from close range for KCCA’s fourth on the day.Patrick Kaddu was named man of the match and handed a cash prize of 150,000 that comes with the tag.KCCA will now wait on the game between Onduparaka and SC Villa that will be played on Saturday, to know who their opponents will be in the final.The teams that started:KCCA FC.Tom Ikara (GK), Filbert Obenchan, Timothy Awanyi (c), Hassan Musana, Julius Poloto, Mustapha Kizza, Saddam Juma, Muzamir Mutyaba, Allan Okello, Jackson Nunda and Patrick Kaddu.Nyamityobora FC.Franko Oringa (GK), Misi Katende, Alex Komakech (c), Calvin Barni, Ivan Mbowa, Bruhan Matovu, Charles Ssebutinde, David Kizza, Moses Ndawula, Lamech Ebong, Joseph Othieno.Comments last_img read more

More satellites to cover Africa: Intelsat

first_imgIntelsat will provide distribution on its African video neighbourhood on Intelsat 10, and the follow-on Intelsat 20 satellite, and will offer access to sub-Saharan Africa as Strong expands its program offerings, regions served and subscribers. As part of its continued investment in infrastructure to serve Africa, Intelsat plans to launch three new satellites – Intelsat 20, Intelsat 22 and Intelsat 23 – within the next 10 months to increase capacity to the continent. Dubai-based operator Strong Technologies renewed its multi-year commitment to the Intelsat 10 video neighbourhood at 68.5º East for its DTH platform. The service includes a mix of movies, sports, news and general interest content, carried on such networks as FOX and BBC World, and on several popular local African channels. “From introducing direct-to-home (DTH) platforms, to supporting reliable broadband in remote regions, Intelsat’s satellite network has been a springboard for technology advancement in Africa, supporting the continent’s socioeconomic development,” Intelsat’s Kurt Riegelman said in a statement this week. The launch of the Intelsat New Dawn in April this year has enabled the company to supply critical Ku-band communications infrastructure to African customers from a geostationary orbital slot at 32.8° East. Intelsat Africa MD Jonathan Osler said the company’s commitment to the African business community was unparalleled, as no other operator could provide similar coverage, restoration and depth of services. ‘Unparalleled African coverage’ The company will also continue to build on its strong history of training their customers’ engineers and technicians across Africa. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 9 November 2011 “As we prepare to launch three satellites in 2012 that will provide incremental capacity to the region, we look forward to supporting the continued growth of our customers,” Riegelman said. Zee Entertainment Enterprises, one of India’s leading television, media and entertainment companies, also will begin distributing its programming at 68.5º East. The multi-year agreement spans Intelsat 10, and the follow-on Intelsat 20 satellite, scheduled for launch in mid-2012. South Africa-based Multichoice, one of the leading pay television platform operators and programming distributors on the continent, has expanded its commitment for capacity on Intelsat 904 for contribution services. This agreement complements Multichoice’s DTH capacity on Intelsat 7, Intelsat’s African media distribution neighbourhood at 68.5º East. “Nearly 200 companies on the continent, including virtually all of the region’s wireless operators, trust our highly reliable network to provide the infrastructure they need to offer best-in-class services to their customers,” he said. African satellite service provider Intelsat has announced new contracts with customers using its video distribution neighbourhoods and broadband capacity, as well as plans to launch three new satellites to increase capacity to the continent.last_img read more

Jobs Fund opens new bidding round

first_img4 December 2012 The Jobs Fund, announced by President Jacob Zuma in 2011, has to date approved funding for 54 initiatives, including innovative business incubation models to develop small businesses, the National Treasury said on Monday. Addressing a media briefing in Johannesburg on Monday, the chairperson of the Jobs Fund Investment Committee, Frans Baleni, announced the launch of the Job Fund’s third call for funding proposals. The R9-billion fund, managed by the Development Bank of Southern Africa, aims to find innovative solutions to South Africa’s employment problem by encouraging new, job-creating ways of doing business in the country. Contracted initiatives have been awarded Jobs Funds grants of more than R1-million, which have leveraged an additional R1.8-million in matching funding from the fund’s project partners. The Treasury said these initiatives would create over 65 000 new permanent jobs in South Africa by 2015. “In addition, these initiatives will also place 42 000 unemployed people in existing vacancies.” Since opening in 2011, the Jobs Fund has received over 3 500 applications. However, only half of these were eligible. The fund “has made significant progress in establishing efficient systems to process the large numbers of applications it receives and to overcome some of the challenges experienced in setting up what is a new funding instrument in South Africa,” the Treasury said. A web-based application, management and tracking system is now operational, allowing applicants to monitor the progress of their applications. The third call for proposals is a request for applications from initiatives in enterprise development and infrastructure. The enterprise development window looks for initiatives that develop innovative commercial approaches to long-term job creation in ways that combine profitability with high social impact. It is looking for new business models, products and markets. The infrastructure window of the Jobs Fund will co-finance light infrastructure investment projects which are necessary to unlock job creation potential in particular areas. Initiatives could include providing critical missing infrastructure that creates trading opportunities, enhances access to markets, or improves the business environment for enterprises and employment-linked investments. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

South African historical novel commemorates SS Mendi centenary

first_imgSouth African writer Fred Khumalo uses the historical context of the sinking of the SS Mendi as background for his latest novel, Dancing the Death Drill. The cover of Fred Khumalo’s Dancing the Death Drill, a historical novel set against the background of the 1917 sinking of the SS Mendi. (Image: Penguin Random House)CD AndersonOn 21 February 2017, South Africa commemorates the centenary of the 1917 sinking of the SS Mendi – a passenger steamship that sank off the Isle of Wight, killing 616 South Africans. The majority were black labour force troops on their way to the World War I frontline in France.One of South Africa’s highest honours, The Order of Mendi, is awarded annually to South African citizens who have performed an extraordinary act of bravery.Oral history from survivors of the tragedy records that the men met their fate with great dignity. On board the ship as it sunk, South African poet and clergyman, Reverend Isaac Wauchope, was famously said to have comforted the panicked South African troops with the words:“Be quiet and calm, my countrymen. What is happening now is what you came to do…you are going to die, but that is what you came to do. Brothers, we are drilling the death drill…so let us die like brothers. We are the sons of Africa. Raise your war-cries, brothers, for though they made us leave our assegais in the kraal, our voices are left with our bodies.”Watch a scene from Let Us Die Like Brothers, the documentary about the sinking of the SS Mendi. These words inspired the latest book by renowned writer and journalist Fred Khumalo, a historical fiction novel titled Dancing the Death Drill, published to coincide with the centenary.The story opens in Paris, 1958, where head waiter Jean-Jacques Henri at the world famous restaurant, La Tour d’Argent, is arrested for the murder of two customers. The man’s long-time friend, jazz musician Jerry Moloto, tries to uncover the motive behind the crime to defend his friend. It leads him to uncover the story of Pitso Motaung, a mixed race army volunteer on board the doomed SS Mendi.As Motaung’s story unfolds, it reveals the mystery, intrigue and racial politics of his turbulent life set across two continents over several decades, from Boer War battlefields to post-war France.Read an extract from Dancing the Death Drill here.The cover of Fred Khumalo’s Dancing the Death Drill, a historical novel set against the background of the 1917 sinking of the SS Mendi. (Image: Penguin Random House)According to a review in Business Day, the novel details a clearer picture of a largely overlooked moment in South African history, with Khumalo “blending pathos and humour and honouring both those who perished in the disaster and those who survived.”Watch an interview with Fred Khumalo talking about his new novel. Meanwhile, follow the centenary celebrations on Twitter using the hastag #SSMendi100 for photos, videos and insights about this important date in South African history.#SSMendi100 Tweets Source: Business Day, Penguin Random House Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Goema music goes classical

first_imgMac McKenzie is “a guardian of goema music and its greatest innovator to date, re-imaging the boundaries of this style”. (Image: Steve Gordon) The flyer of the Cape Town Goema Orchestra, advertising its 6 Cape Town-based composers. (Image: The Cape Town Goema Orchestra) MEDIA CONTACTS • Mac McKenzie Composer and conductor, Cape Town Goema Orchestra +27 21 637 3695 RELATED ARTICLES • Memorial honours Cape slaves • Music awards to recognise composers • South African music • Bringing music to the youthLucille Davie“If you take a pinch of Khoi-San lament, a dash of Malay spice, a measure of European orchestral, a splash of Xhosa spiritual, the clash of marching bands, the pizzazz of the Klopse, a driving primal beat and lots of humour and musical virtuosity, what do you get? Goema, Goema, Goema!”So goes the description of goema music by www.profoundlysouthafrican.com, a goema music website. “Klopse” is originally a Dutch word, meaning “club” – now the expression “Kaapse Klopse” refers to the goema music troupes.Goema music is a distinctively Cape Town-based music, originating in the annual New Year’s minstrel carnival, a celebration of the end of slavery in the 1830s, and held for the past 100 years or so. Cape coloured minstrels dress up in multi-coloured trousers and jackets, paint their faces and march with their musical instruments through the city streets, in dozens of troupes, competing with each other. The banjo and guitar feature prominently in their music, with musicians playing classic Afrikaans folk songs such as Daar kom die Alabama, and Bobbejaan klim die berg, which probably had their roots in the melting pot of early slave cultures.Slaves were brought to the Cape in the mid-17th century from Mozambique, Zanzibar, Madagascar, India, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), and Indonesia. They brought their varied languages and cultures, and their musical instruments and lively songs.A goema is a drum made from a small wooden wine barrel from which the lid and the base have been removed. An animal skin is stretched over one end of the barrel and the result is a portable, resonant drum. The word possibly originates from “ngoma”, a Swahili word for “drum” used by slaves to the Cape, particularly those from Zanzibar.Custodian of goema musicCapetonian Gerald Samuel “Mac” McKenzie is a custodian of goema music and bills himself as “a guardian of goema music and its greatest innovator to date, re-imagining the boundaries of this style”.In the past few years, 62-year-old McKenzie has taken the minstrel street music and turned it into orchestral music, teaching himself to write music along the way, in what he calls “symphonic goema”. He runs two orchestras – the Cape Town Goema Orchestra, and the Friendship Orchestra, based in Basel in Switzerland.The Cape Town orchestra is made up of around 22 musicians, playing a range of instruments, from violins and cellos, to trumpets, trombones, saxophones, flutes, a double bass and a mandolin.He composes for the orchestras, and conducts several concerts in Cape Town and Basel each year. He has presented three major works: Goema Symphony No 1, Table Bay Concerto, and South Atlantic Suite.“I will show them where goema music is going,” he says. And it’s going to launch a “global attack”, growing the orchestra in Europe, where, besides Switzerland, McKenzie wants to conduct in Holland, Germany, Sweden and Denmark.Music in his veinsMcKenzie hails from humble beginnings, growing up in the Cape Flats township, where he still lives. He says he was always composing music in his head, and when he finished school, he said to his father that he wanted to make music, to which his father said: “You must be mad.” So he trained as a draughtsman but eventually followed his heart.His father was a talented musician, and outside of working as a labourer his entire life, his played the banjo and coached the Cornwalls carnival troupe; and in “two years turned them around from being hopeless hobos and hookers to a tight musical unit”, according to www.music.org.za.“Music is in my veins,” says McKenzie, as he barp-barps a tune over the phone. He first performed professionally in the early 1970s, playing a range of styles and becoming a regular on the local jazz scene as a guitarist. In the mid-1980s he established a goema rock band, The Genuines, which drew “a crossover audience and broke new ground”. The band recorded four albums – Goema (1986), Mr Mac and the Genuines (1987), Nights with the Cape Gypsies (1989), and Chasing the Voodoo (1991), which he says achieved international success.McKenzie was the resident composer-performer at the District Six Museum in Cape Town in the late 1990s and recorded the album Namaqua. The Goema Captains of Cape Town in 2003. It featured what he calls “penthouse goema”, arrangements with a sophisticated and mellow jazz feel.Cape Town Goema OrchestraHe formed the Cape Town Goema Orchestra in 2010, and spends much of his time composing for it. He is also the director of the Cape Town Composers’ Workshop, an incubator for emerging Cape music composers, which aims to “promote and enhance the creation of musical works by Jazz composers from Cape Town, especially Athlone [a suburb of Cape Town]”.It also aims to further jazz performance in poorer communities, as well as train talent, uplifting and empowering young people from poorer communities.Compositions played in their November season included works by Capetonian Keenan Ahrends, the youngest of the composers. Mandla Mlangeni, Maxim Starcke and Serbian-born Ana Strugar return with new works for their third appearances in the orchestra, while Amos Levin makes his Goema Orchestra debut. McKenzie will play a piece entitled Cape Dance Variations.The orchestra produces an impressive six new original symphonic works each year.The workshop aims to “to elevate the profile of home-grown orchestral talents and foster a truly representative South African oeuvre”.“Approaching music with this fresh and bold premise, the Goema Orchestra prides itself on being a classical ensemble that grooves,” according to a press statement from the orchestra.The workshop organisers are planning to take a group of goema orchestra composers to Switzerland in early 2015, while McKenzie will do three concerts with the Swiss orchestra next year.McKenzie has featured in the award-winning documentary Mama Goema. Several of his albums are available at the African Music Store in Cape Town.last_img read more

Ohio State Football: Ohio State’s Urban Meyer Was Back At It With The Photobombing At The NBA Finals Last Night

first_imgUrban Meyer shows excitement during the cavaliers game.Urban Meyer CavsOutside of coaching college football, photobombing is probably Urban Meyer’s best skill. He’s great at it. And the 50-year-old coach – perhaps unintentionally – was at it again last night at the Cleveland-Golden State NBA Finals game. Urban is #ALLinCLE. @OSUCoachMeyer @cavs (photo via @GavinRBlair) pic.twitter.com/A6I5kSNjev— Niraj Antani (@NirajAntani) June 10, 2015Urban Meyer, photo-bomber extraordinaire, strikes again. http://t.co/pWDCl6SI2A pic.twitter.com/4HVe0yEiXD— Ben Cohen (@bzcohen) June 10, 2015When you thought your conversation was private but you get put on blast… pic.twitter.com/EF9sWIsCxA— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 10, 2015Photobombing is getting a little dated, but when you’re a national championship-winning head coach, you can do whatever you want.last_img read more

Alpha Boys’ School To Benefit From Sale Of Posters

first_img The IRPC 2013 exhibition, which will run for one week at the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C., was officially opened to the public on November 14. The Alpha Boys’ School music department will benefit from the sale of posters that were entered in the second International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC). The International Reggae Poster Contest was established as a global platform to shine a powerful beam on the positive impact of reggae music and to present a bold vision. Story Highlights The Alpha Boys’ School music department will benefit from the sale of posters that were entered in the second International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC).The IRPC 2013  exhibition, which will run for one week at the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C., was officially opened to the public on  November 14.Founder of the IRPC, Mr. Michael Thompson said that Alpha Boys’ School is a Jamaican success story which has contributed significantly to Jamaica’s musical legacy.“This academy for underprivileged youth, located in the heart of Kingston and founded in 1880 by the Sisters of Mercy Order, has produced some of the most notable legends in the history of Jamaican music.  Some of these legends include Don Drummond of the Skatalites, top Rocksteady singer, Desmond Dekker and Yellowman, one of dancehall’s first superstars,” he said.Mr. Thompson noted that this year’s competition received 1,100 submissions from 78 countries worldwide.  He said this  has  exceeded expectations and shows that Reggae music has touched the hearts and minds of music lovers the world over.  Poster winners were selected from among 363 finalists.The International Reggae Poster Contest was established as a global platform to shine a powerful beam on the positive impact of reggae music and to present a bold vision.Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, in declaring the exhibition open, lauded the founders of the IRPC.  The competition, he said, gives participants from around the world the opportunity to infuse art with Reggae music.He said the exhibition now on display at the embassy brings to the forefront how far Reggae music has gone around the world and highlights the reason why  “we are proud of our culture.”The Ambassador also commended the IRPC for dedicating proceeds from the exhibition to the Alpha Boys’ School music department, which he said, will go far to help nurture and produce more outstanding musicians.last_img read more

State Rep Hank Vaupel Weekly Column Sept 16 2018

first_img25Sep State Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: Sept. 16, 2018 A resolution I introduced that is scheduled for action by the House next week will declare September as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month in Michigan. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) pose a serious threat to the health of our future generations and is entirely preventable. I strongly urge residents to increase their knowledge of the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol, to increase their levels of compassion for individuals affected by FASD, and to reduce the incidences of FASD that can cause birth defects, mental disorders and learning disabilities.***Next week, I will introduce a bill to request the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to prepare a comprehensive state plan on mental health and substance disorder services. This plan will identify the needs and resource requirements for providing services and support to individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities or substance use disorders.***On Saturday, the Livingston Centre Historical Village hosted the 4th annual Fall Festival. The goal of the Livingston Centre Historical Village is to preserve the history of the community.  The village is a reminder of Livingston County’s culture. I want to thank the agricultural society and community volunteers for collectively working to make this yearly event a fun experience for families in our county.***I also attended the Pregnancy Help Clinic Chocolate Walk. I want to thank the walkers and volunteers who attended the event. They make a difference to individuals that need help the most within our community.***Pastor Ryan Guenther and members of the Victory Baptist Church in Hartland, along with Pastor Tim Christoson and members from the Bible Baptist Church in Howell, visited my office in Lansing on Wednesday. I want to thank them for their service in the community.***Thank you to all who attended my September office hours. I hope you’ll be able to join me again next month on Friday, Oct. 18 at the following times and locations:•           2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave. in Fowlerville;•           4 to 5 p.m. at Biggby Coffee, 11325 W. Highland Road in Hartland; and•           5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at All Star Coney Island, 934 Michigan Ave. in Howell.***If you have any ideas, comments or questions for my office, please do not hesitate to call us at 517-373-8835 or send an email to [email protected] are happy to hear from you!###PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Hank Vaupel (right) welcomed Pastor Ryan Guenther (second from left) and other members of Victory Baptist Church in Hartland to Lansing on Sept. 19. Categories: News,Vaupel Newslast_img read more