Klopp says Mourinho was ‘desperate’ for Prem return as he welcomes back old foe

first_imgJURGEN KLOPP has revealed Jose Mourinho was “desperate” to get back to the Premier League as the Liverpool boss welcomed back his old foe.The Liverpool boss laughed as he welcomed back the new Tottenham chief to the league.3 Klopp has revealed old foe Mourinho was ‘desperate’ to return to the PremCredit: Reuters3 Klopp and Mourinho have infamously clashed down the yearsCredit: EPAKlopp claimed it was clear how keen Mourinho was to come back to England while adding his shock at Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking.The German chuckled as he said: “Welcome back, Jose. It’s nice to have him back.”He was desperate, you can see that from the time he was not in.”But on the other side it shows how quick things change with Mauricio. Five months ago we played in the Champions League final, now he is on holiday.”He can enjoy it now. He did a brilliant job at Tottenham and was an outstanding coach.”I really enjoyed the games we played against each other.”When I heard it first I could not really believe it. But that’s how it is.”It will not last long and then he will be back.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMeanwhile, after sealing his return to the Premier League with Spurs, Mourinho revealed 700 people text him congratulations, including his old Manchester United boss Ed Woodward.Mourinho said it was “curious” to see so many United officials showing him “respect” now after the manner of his dismissal.MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearThe Special One will now have to work under Daniel Levy – a fact that doesn’t worry him one jot.Mourinho revealed: “I think we will get on well. He explained to me the vision for the club and I embraced that.”It was one of the most important reasons I accepted. So when I did that, it’s a very good start.”3Man Utd boss Solskjaer says it’s great to have Mourinho back and shrugs off threat of Pochettinolast_img read more

Casemiro: “In the quarry I knew the values ​​of this club”

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 16, 2020 He stressed, finally, that the youth players are “passionate about the first team game”. Casemiro appealed to his Madrid pride and the fact that he went through the white subsidiary. In an interview for the magazine Libero, the Brazilian midfielder He acknowledged that playing at Real Madrid is a dream for any player: “People ask me what it is like to play in Castilla and in the Real Madrid quarry. I always tell you that it is a dream for everyone to come. There are people who have signed for six million, for 80 million, for 50 million, for 45 … That is a dream for everyone, to come to Madrid as a star ”.center_img However, he wanted to review above all the importance for him had been part of “The Factory”: “I always say that, for me, it has been a pleasure and a great honor to be able to play in the Real Madrid quarry. I really enjoyed it because I knew the values ​​of this club ”. In this line, He pointed out what it is for a youth player to go through the lower categories from the merengue club: “Playing in the quarry, traveling by bus to Sabadell is knowing the other side, in quotes, the” ugly “side of football.”last_img read more

Lakers sign Caldwell-Pope for 1 year, $18 million

first_imgBayern sign Rodriguez on loan deal from Real Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation In this March 24, 2017, photo, Detroit Pistons’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope takes a shot against the Orlando Magic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press Tuesday night, July 11, 2017 that the Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent guard Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $18 million contract. (AP Photo/John Raoux)LOS ANGELES — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $18 million contract.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the deal hasn’t been announced.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LATEST STORIES Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. By agreeing to a one-year deal with the rebuilding Lakers, Caldwell-Pope will be able to hit the market as an unrestricted free agent in 2018 when a longer-term deal could be available from the Lakers or another club.Los Angeles appears to be using all of its available salary cap space on Caldwell-Pope. He will be their second highest-paid player next season behind newly acquired center Brook Lopez, who also will be a free agent next summer.General manager Rob Pelinka has said the Lakers are firmly committed to preserving enough cap space in 2018 to sign two free agents to max contracts. Luol Deng and Jordan Clarkson are the only veterans on Los Angeles’ roster with a contract beyond the upcoming season.Caldwell-Pope is suspended for the first two games of next season. He was arrested in March, and he pleaded guilty last month to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.ADVERTISEMENT Caldwell-Pope was among the top handful of talents remaining on the free agent market after spending his first four NBA seasons with the Detroit Pistons. The former eighth overall pick from Georgia averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists last season while starting 75 games.The 6-foot-5 (1.96-meter) Pope could play a major role next season for the Lakers alongside point guard Lonzo Ball, the second overall pick. Los Angeles traded D’Angelo Russell to Brooklyn last month, and Nick Young signed with Golden State.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Caldwell-Pope also is a strong two-way player who should improve the Lakers’ defensive competence. Los Angeles became a solid offensive team last season under first-year coach Luke Walton, but only two teams allowed more than the Lakers’ 111.5 points per game.Detroit renounced its rights to Caldwell-Pope last week after acquiring Avery Bradley in a trade with Boston. Caldwell-Pope has been a starter since his rookie season with the Pistons, but they elected not to award him a lucrative long-term deal to stay. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Timberwolves’ Teague sidelined by sprained knee

first_imgDALLAS, TX – NOVEMBER 17: Jeff Teague #0 of the Minnesota Timberwolves at American Airlines Center on November 17, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFPMILWAUKEE — Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague is day to day with a left knee injury.Teague’s Grade 1 MCL sprain was welcome news for Minnesota, which feared he had a more serious issue. Teague had an MRI at Mayo Clinic on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s about as good as you can hope for,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “No structural damage. He didn’t have much swelling. He was walking around today.”Thibodeau said Teague had the same issue earlier in his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The fact that he had this injury once before when he was a rookie, so I think he understands what he has to go through,” he said.The 29-year-old Teague was ruled out for Minnesota’s game at Milwaukee. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Chiefs flaunt tough roster Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Teague limped off the court in the final minute of the fourth quarter of the team’s overtime victory over Denver on Wednesday night. Teague had 11 points and 10 assists in the win.Teague is averaging 13.4 points, 7.3 assists and a career-high 34.2 minutes per game in his first season with the Timberwolves. He missed four games last month because of an Achilles injury. View commentslast_img read more

Career night for Dirk Nowitzki but Pelicans slip past Mavericks in OT

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Elfrid Payton had his fifth straight triple-double and Julius Randle scored 30 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Mavericks 129-125 in overtime Monday night.Nowitzki moved past Chamberlain (31,419 points) by making his first two shots of the game. The first was a 20-footer off an assist from Jalen Brunson. Then the 40-year-old German took a feed from Luka Doncic and backed down Kenrich Williams before turning and launching from the top of the key.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I took my time and faced him up like I’ve done a million times and tried to shoot over him,” Nowitzki said. “It was good to get it over with in the first two shots.”Payton had 19 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Dallas rookie Luka Doncic turned in a triple-double of his own with 29 points, 13 boards and 10 assists, including the pass that put Nowitzki higher up in the record book. “The league wanted a change, and I came in at the right time,” Nowitzki said. “They basically forced teams to do a little more movement and more pick-and-roll. All the guys now can shoot and spread the floor. It was just perfect for me and for my skill set.”Nowitzki’s skill set has naturally diminished with age, especially this season. He missed the first 26 games after offseason ankle surgery and has averaged only six points per game — 15 below his career average. He started for just the ninth time Monday and played 12 minutes.“Not many people on the outside know the kinds of sacrifices to be on the floor to accomplish something like this,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “It’s just another credit to how he’s approached his entire career.”WITNESS TO HISTORYRandle, a Dallas native who grew up watching Nowitzki and admires his inside-outside game, was in the arena for Nowitzki’s previous major milestone as a member of the Lakers when Nowitzki passed the 30,000-point mark.“I was just happy he didn’t hit the shot on me,” Randle said. “It’s crazy to see he’s breaking a record every time I come. It just shows you his accomplishments and his achievements.”HOME SWEET HOMEAlso serendipitous was Nowitzki reaching the milestone in Dallas — he is the only NBA player to spend 21 seasons with one team. The club launched a new marketing campaign Monday called 41.21.1, commemorating his uniform number and his tenure with the team. It is anticipated that this will be his final season, though Nowitzki has only said publicly he will decide at the end of the year. He reiterated that statement after the game.FRANTIC FINISHRandle scored 11 points in the final 3:29 of regulation, helping the Pelicans rally to force overtime. Doncic made the second of two free throws with 1.9 seconds left to tie the score at 110, and Randle missed a turnaround at the buzzer. LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Payton and Frank Jackson each had six points in OT for the Pelicans, who ended a six-game losing streak.“It’s great, especially after what happened the other day,” Payton said, referring to Saturday’s overtime loss to last-place Phoenix. “To be in a similar situation as far as a close game, to be able to pull it out is big.”TIP-INSPelicans: Anthony Davis had 20 points in 21 minutes. Jackson scored 19.Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr. had 21 points. Salah Mejri scored a season-high nine. … Doncic has scored 20 or more points in 38 games, second among Mavs rookies to Jay Vincent (53) in 1981-82.UP NEXTPelicans: Visit the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.Mavericks: Visit the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Jazz wallop Wizards to start crucial road trip in NBA playoff race “He deserves everything good that happens to him,” Doncic said. “It’s amazing the things he has accomplished, but this one is really amazing for him.”Nowitzki finished with eight points, giving him 31,424 in his 21 seasons — trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan.The two jumpers were a fitting way for Nowitzki to pass Chamberlain, whose listed height of 7-foot-1 is only an inch taller than Nowitzki. But the two achieved their point totals with contrasting styles of play.Chamberlain once averaged more than 50 points in a season, dominating inside to such a degree that the NBA widened the paint in an effort to neutralize him.Nowitzki, meanwhile, has made nearly 2,000 3-pointers in his prolific career, establishing the trend of big men with long-range shooting capabilities. He’s an 88 percent free throw shooter, 37 points higher than Chamberlain’s mark.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) shoots as New Orleans Pelicans’ Kenrich Williams (3) defends and Pelicans’ Julius Randle (30) and Anthony Davis (23) watch in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, March 18, 2019. With the basket, Nowitzki became the NBA’s sixth-leading scorer. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS— For the 7-footer who has built a Hall of Fame career shooting from the outside, it was the perfect way to reach his latest milestone.Dirk Nowitzki swished a 20-foot jumper with 8:35 left in the first quarter Monday night, passing Wilt Chamberlain for sixth place on the NBA’s career scoring list — but it wasn’t enough for the Dallas Mavericks.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

4 escape from NOC

first_img…1 recapturedThree juvenile offenders are currently on the run after they along with another – who has since been recaptured – escaped from the New Opportunity Corps (NOC), in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Saturday last.The escapees are between the ages 16 and 17. They are from Pamala Backdam, Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni); Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Vigilance, East Coast Demerara, Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) respectively. The one who has been recaptured is from Blueberry Hill Squatting Area, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).The teens were placed at the NOC on offences of larceny, unlawful wounding,The New Opportunity Corps in Region Twodisorderly behaviour and wandering.Reports are on Saturday last, at about 16:00h, the teens opened binding wire attached to the chain-link fence, making way for their escape out of the compound and into the backlands.However, Guyana Times was informed that on Sunday, at about 18:10h, the NOC Administrator (acting), Parasram Singh and staff, were able to re-capture the teen from Linden along the Airy Hall Public Road, on the Essequibo Coast.On Monday, the teen was escorted to the Suddie Public Hospital by a Constable to be examined by medical practitioners.Investigations are ongoing.Prior to this report, there have been several instances where teenagers from the facility have escaped from the juvenile detention centre.Just last month, some 10 minors committed to the institute escaped. However, it was reported that they were all recaptured.In February last, a senior official attached the NOC was being accused of covering up several instances of sexual activity between teens at the correctional facility and staff members of the institution.Over the past months, several female inmates have reported that they were either forced or experienced inappropriate behaviour from two particular staff members at the facility.Back in 2013, an investigation was launched by the then Culture, Youth and Sport Ministry after three inmates were discovered pregnant.The NOC houses youths between the ages of 10 and 18, after they are committed there by the courts to participate in correctional programmes lasting up to three years. (Ramona Luthi)last_img read more

Ambience dispensed with the pills

first_imgLocal pharmacies are taking a hit from Medicare Part D, but a few shops are bucking the trend by focusing on unique businesses strategically placed at the front of their stores. These front-end businesses, like the ones at three pharmacies highlighted below, offset sinking drug profits and offer a window into what independent pharmacies may look like in the future. Old-fashioned appeal Fair Oaks Pharmacy in South Pasadena is known less for its drugs than its antique tin ceilings, light fixtures and a soda fountain imported from a pharmacy in Joplin, Mo. “If you live in South Pasadena, this is the kind of place you like to take visitors,” she said. Medical specialty John Sykora has made a living selling products that chain stores don’t want to touch. Sykora, who has owned Abrams & Clark in Long Beach for 30 years, specializes in ostomy products like pouches that collect feces after rectal surgery. Early in his career, he was exposed to the equipment while working in a hospital’s surgical ward. “I had a comfort level working with these products that maybe other people didn’t,” said Sykora, 63. Ostomy products, mastectomy items and uncommon wound dressings generate about half his income. It’s a steady revenue source because nearby chains shy away from these non-impulse buys, he said. Selling specialized medical equipment dovetails with filling prescriptions, which is why he keeps the pharmacy open even though his income from filling prescriptions has dipped. “It’s a nice complement to each other,” Sykora said. Boutique? Dana Drug Store is shoehorned into a strip mall like any other in Los Angeles, but inside, this Burbank pharmacy sells Waterford crystal flutes, University of Southern California beer mugs and bath confetti imported from France. Official Clinique and Estee Lauder cosmetics counters line one side of the store, while the other offers miniature ceramic containers to preserve baby teeth. Oh, and you can fill your Lipitor prescription in back. “I have a lot of people who come into the store and don’t realize there is a pharmacy,” said Ash Zaky, who owns Dana Drug with his wife, Lois. “People think it’s just a boutique.” About half his customers come just for the gifts and luxury goods, he said. One customer in five comes strictly for prescriptions. Zaky, 45, has a business model that chains have championed and that he sees as his ticket to staying open. “The uniqueness of the store can actually give me a competitive edge in the marketplace,” he said. “It’s a convenience store.” julia.scott@dailynews.com (818) 713-3735160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Customers sip old-fashioned egg-cream sodas at the counter or eat sandwiches at tables while pharmacist and owner Zahra Shahniani fills prescriptions. The pharmacy brings in 75 to 80 percent of the revenue, but patrons often line up for table service at the restaurant, said general manager Ron Stock. Neither would be viable without the other. “We make jokes what a pain the restaurant is to run, but we have to have it,” Stock said. “All of this draws people to come here.” Anne Dixon remembers coming to the pharmacy when she was 7 years old. Back then it was a stuffy place where employees watched closely for shoplifters. Now, Dixon, 53, was sharing an ice-cream sundae with her daughter and a friend. She doesn’t use the pharmacy because it is not covered by her health plan. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS MINORS EARN NARROW WIN OVER RED HUGHS

first_imgFull time score: Sean MacCumhaills – 0.07 Red Hugh’s 1-03After getting a bye for the first game our minor team opened their league campaign with a defeat to neighbours Red Hugh’s at the cross on Sunday morning.MacCumhaills played with the aid of a breeze in 1st half and at half time the score was Red Hugh’s 1-03 MacCumhaills 0-06. The goal was a defensive mix-up resulting from a free.Some great scores were taken in the 1st half. In the 2nd half, with the aid ofthe breeze Red Hugh’s pushed on and out- scored MacCumhaills by 2-02to 0-01, one of the goals from a penalty and one late on. The lads showed great honesty and endeavour in a very positive display.Next game, League Round 3 is against Convoy in Ballybofey on 14th of March.All support and assistance welcome.MacCumhaill’s scorers – Matthew Griffin 0-03, Padhraic Patton 0-03(0-02F) and Carl Dunnion 0-01 (0-01F) MacCumhaill’s team – C. Gallagher, F. Griffin, S. Thompson, E. Burke,M. Gillespie, D. McConnell, A. Dullaghan, J. Mulligan, N. Gavigan(Capt), A. McAuley, P. Patton, M. Griffin, M. Carlin, C. Dunnion, A.Lynch and Subs used R. Mulligan, M. Doherty and O. O’Brien. GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS MINORS EARN NARROW WIN OVER RED HUGHS was last modified: March 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMac CumhaillsNoticesSportlast_img read more

Uganda names squads for Elgon Cup first leg

first_img Tags: Elgon Cuprobert sseguyaRugby Cranestop Comments Uganda has won only 3 of the 15 Elgon Cups. (PHOTOS/AGENCIES)Uganda will once again face-off with rivals Kenya in the Elgon Cup.The Elgon Cup is a Rugby series that is contested between the Kenya and Ugand.The men’s and women’s teams of these countries each compete annually for their respective cups on a Home-and-Away basis. The competition and the cups are named after Mount Elgon, a mountain on the border of the two countries.This year’s edition first leg will be played in Kenya on Saturday, 22nd June, with the return leg at Kyadondo Grounds, on July 13th.Ahead of the first leg, the Uganda Rugby Union has announced Uganda’s squads for both the men and women.This was during a press briefing at Kyadondo Grounds in Kampala where the Men’s head coach Robert Sseguya promised that his side will put out a good performance.“The mood is very positive and players have been supportive just like the Union, said Sseguya.“They (players) are healthy and good to go as they fight for their nation. I promise the team is going to put out a good show.Sseguya’s Rugby Cranes will be captained by Asuman Mugerwa.For the Women’s team, they will be led by Winnie Atyang who will be deputized by Peace Lekuru.The Ladies are making their return to the Elgon Cup after years of the competition not embracing their category.The Ladies are preparing to take part in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers in South Africa, in August.Fifty Ladies have been training for over a week and like the men, only 23 have been selected to represent the Uganda in Kisumu.Uganda has in the past won only three Elgon Cups with Kenya triumphing on 12 occasions.Kenya has won 13 Elgon Cups.The Ladies will play first on Saturday at 1:30pm while the Men’s action starts at 4pm.The SquadsLady Rugby CranesStarting List Faith Namugga, Yvonne Najjuma, Christine Nakayiza, Charity Atimango, Helen Gizamba, Mary Gloria Ayot, Winnie Atyang (C), Beatrice Atom Lamunu, Samya Ayikoru, Charlotte Mudoola, Christine Akello, Peace Lekuru, Aisha Nakityo Nabulime, Rita Nadunga, Mary Odoyi KyoitaSubs Peace Mirembe, Warry Ssenfuka Joanita, Fortunate Irakunda, Irene Ziggy, Lydia Namabiro, Juliet Nandawula, Diana Kwagala Anguchia, Esther Tino.Men – Rugby CranesFront RowSantos Senteza (Heathens), Saul Kivumbi (Impala), Asuman Mugerwa (Kabras), Collin Kimbowa(Kobs)HookersRonald Kanyanya(Heathens), Joseph Kagimu(USIU)LocksCharles Uhuru (Heathens), Robert Aziku (Kobs), Simon Olet (Heathens)Back row Desire Ayera (Pirates), Brian Asaba (Kobs), Eliphaz Emong (Kabras), Byron Oketayot (Rhinos)Half Backs Aaron Ofoyrwoth (Harlequins), Paul Epilo(Heathens), Robert Masendi (Heathens)CentresPius Ogena (Kobs), Ian Munyani (Kobs), Jordan Bongomin (Heathens)Back three Paul Masendi (Heathens), Daudi Semwami (Harlequins), Adrian Kasito (Kobs), Maxwell Ebonga(Hippos)last_img read more

€135 million to be invested in Donegal under National Broadband Plan

first_imgThe roll-out of high-speed broadband to over 34,000 premises in Donegal has moved one step closer, according to a new report. The Government announced on Wednesday that works to finalise the contract for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) is well progressed.The report, which can be viewed here, outlines the high-speed broadband roll-out will cover the remaining one in three premises in the county, including areas such as Kildarragh, Tory Island and Glencar. The new will be welcoming for the many homes and business premises in County Donegal which are adversely affected by lack of broadband and many of which have been lobbying their local representatives for years to get the same services as their counterparts in the capital and major cities around the country.Cllr. Nicholas Crossan, Cathaoirleach of the Donegal County Council said: “Donegal County Council welcome the planned delivery of the National Broadband Plan and the associated substantial investment by the government.“We as a Council have worked in partnership with various telecommunication providers and government departments in the delivery of high-speed Broadband to 67% of the homes and premises in the county and this has resulted in significant investment and job creation in Donegal.“We are committed to continuing with this partnership approach to ensure that those living and working outside of the towns and villages already served will also receive high-speed broadband over the coming years, ensuring the opportunities afforded by the digital economy are available to all.” It is understood that Donegal will receive an investment of €135 million to provide fibre broadband to 34,107 homes in the Intervention Area.This is a mapped area of rural Ireland where high-speed broadband is currently not commercially available and it encompasses over half a million premises, including 56,000 farms and 44,000 businesses.Some of the many benefits of high-speed broadband include e-learning, remote monitoring of livestock or equipment, e-health initiatives, better energy efficiency in the home, more remote working and the availability of value bundle phone, TV and internet packages.€135 million to be invested in Donegal under National Broadband Plan was last modified: August 2nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more