Uganda’s Moses Magogo gets top CAF ExCom job

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Magogo speaks at a recent FIFA meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino listeningUganda’s top football official Eng. Moses Magogo has been appointed to the powerful Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Magogo becomes the first Ugandan onto the executive committee.In wide ranging changes, Zambian legend Kalusha Bwalya was named Chairman of the CAF Technical and Development committee, while the continental body’s first and second vice-presidents and another representative to the world soccer governing body FIFA were named.The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) president Magogo was also named a member of three other CAF committees at the ongoing CAF Extraordinary General Assembly Congress in Bahrain.  FIFA president Gianni Infantino is attending, as CAF is also naming new officials to the ExCom of the world soccer governing body. (SEE FULL LIST ON PAGE 2)“In recognition of the progress of football development in Uganda and contribution towards African football, I have been appointed a member of the CAF Executive Committee 2017 – 2021 and a member of the CAF Reforms Committee,” Magogo said soon after the decision had been taken.Magogo was thrown into the limelight last year as Gianni Infantino campaigned for the top job in FIFA. The FIFA president visited Uganda in February, on a trip that many said was a campaign to unseat then CAF president Issa Hayatou.Madagascar Football Association chief Ahmad eventually won the CAF top job.The Bahrain meeting is the first for the newly elected CAF administration led by Ahmad.Many more changes have been put in place and are expected by the Ahmad new administration, that in March ended the  Hayatou’s 29-year reign at CAF. At the ongoing Bahrain meeting, Kwesi Nyantakyi of Ghana and Constant Omari Selemani of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been chosen as CAF vice-presidents, the African football body said Tuesday.A statement said the two officials, who had been widely tipped for the posts, were elected by acclamation during an executive committee meeting in Bahrain.They succeed Guinean Almamy Kabele Camara and Suketu Patel, a Seychellois who quit CAF in March after long-serving Issa Hayatou of Cameroon suffered a shock presidential election defeat.It was the first meeting of the executive since Madagascan Ahmad Ahmad beat Hayatou 34-20 in a vote for the top CAF post.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Man Utd bank on free-scoring Fernandes to quieten fans’ fury

first_imgUnlike many products from the Portuguese league, Fernandes is making the move to England in the prime of his career rather than as a precocious youngster.One of those young talents went onto become one of United’s best ever players when Cristiano Ronaldo made the move from Lisbon to Manchester in 2003 as an 18-year-old.Portuguese football expert Tom Kundert believes the timing on Fernandes’s transfer means he is well-equipped to make the step up to the Premier League.“In 25 years watching Sporting live every other week Bruno Fernandes is undoubtedly the best player I’ve seen in the green and white,” said Kundert.“Yes, Sporting had (Luis) Figo and Ronaldo, but they weren’t the players at (Jose) Alvalade they’d become. Fernandes is the finished article. Ripe for a bigger challenge.”A lack of leadership has been highlighted as one of United’s problems in recent seasons. Harry Maguire was recently handed the captaincy after less than six months at the club.Fernandes was forced to grow up fast in Lisbon, captaining Sporting through a institutional crisis when a group of angry fans attacked some players at the club’s training ground in May 2018.Many of Sporting’s stars choose to rescind their contracts and leave following the incident, but Fernandes stayed and signed a new contract before going onto score 32 goals last season.That experience could be important in helping lead United out of their own toxic period. Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward’s house was targeted with flares and graffiti on Tuesday.With United languishing fifth in the Premier League, six points off the top four, animosity towards Woodward and the club’s American owners, the Glazer family, has risen among the club’s fanbase in recent weeks.They are now banking on another lavish purchase in Fernandes to quieten that discontent. Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes has reportedly been signed by Manchester United.London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Manchester United finally secured a deal to sign Portuguese international midfielder Bruno Fernandes on Wednesday ending a long-running chase of the 25-year-old.United are badly in need of midfield reinforcements due to the absence of Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay through injury, whilst Pogba’s future at the club beyond the end of the season is very much in doubt.Fernandes will cost the Red Devils an initial 55 million euros (£47 million, $61 million) with up to 25 million euros more in performance-related add-ons.However, United know to their cost that even such a huge fee is no guarantee of success after seven years of decline since former manager Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, despite splashing over £1 billion on transfers.So, who is Fernandes and can he help lead a revival of United’s fortunes?Goals galoreOne area where Fernandes clearly fits United’s needs is a goal threat with top scorer Marcus Rashford sidelined by a back injury to compound the absence of Pogba and McTominay.He scored 63 times in 137 appearances for Sporting since returning to his homeland in 2017 after spells with Novara, Udinese and Sampdoria in Italy.Of those 47 have come in the last season-and-a-half as he has blossomed into a potent threat, earning comparisons with Chelsea manager Frank Lampard – the top scoring midfielder in Premier League history.“He is a complete player, and if you ask me to compare Bruno with a player, I will say Frank Lampard,” former Sporting manager Carlos Carvalhal told talkSPORT.Fernandes’s ability to shoot from range could be the key to unlocking deep-lying defences that Solskjaer’s men have struggled to break down this season.Moreover, he has also been a creative force during his time at Sporting, providing 42 assists in total and creating the most chances in the Portuguese league for the past two seasons.‘Finished article’ Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Cats use power play to claw past Leafs 5-2 Friday in the East Kootenay City

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs got off to a rocky start on a six-game Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road trip through the East Kootenay and Okanagan.The Creston Thunder Cats scored three first period goals en route to a 5-2 victory Friday at the Johnny Bucyk Arena. The win avenged a 6-5 loss to Nelson earlier this season.Scott Butters, Scott Swiston and Trevor Forward, the latter two goals coming in a span of 25 seconds on the power play, scored for Creston. The two extra-man goals came after Leaf forward Max Mois was whistled for a five-minute penalty for checking-from-behind.Colton Schell gave Nelson some brief life in the second, scoring eight minutes into the frame.However, the Thunder Cats restored its three-goal advantage on another power play marker by Brandon Formosa.Swiston increased the Creston lead before the period ended to 5-1.Dallon Stoddart scored the other goal for Nelson in the third.Creston out shot the Leafs 32-30 with Creston’s Tyler Moffat out dueling Andrew Walton in goal to register the win.Nelson, 12-5-0-1, returns to action Saturday in Beaver Valley against the Hawks. Beaver Valley trails Nelson by a single point in Murdoch Division standings with the Hawks playing three less games.LEAF NOTES: Nelson drops to 5-2 on the road this season. . . . Nelson forward Patrick Martens had an assist to add to his point scoring streak — the streak is now 13 games. However, Martens now trails Ryan Edwards of Beaver Valley by a single point in KIJHL scoring. Friday’s game in Creston was the first time Martens has not had more than one point in six games. . . . Nelson Minor Hockey grad Carsen Willans was names the third star Friday. . . . Injuries continue to hamper the Leafs as Nelson played the game with only 14 skaters. . . . Missing from the lineup were defenceman Riley Henderson, Walker Sidoni and Blake Arcuri along with forwards Linden Horswill, Matti Jmaeff and Brett Norman. Norman was a healthy [email protected]last_img read more

RSPL double-header set for National Stadium

first_imgIndependence Park Limited (IPL) has brokered a partnership with the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) for a Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) double-header at the National Stadium on Monday night. The scheduled Monday-night games will see Boys’ Town playing Humble Lion, starting at 5:30 p.m., to be followed by a clash between old foes Tivoli Gardens and Harbour View, which kicks off at 8:00 p.m. Both parties decided to come together to have games played in the nation’s best facility in an effort to aid the development of local football. Major Desmon Brown, general manager at IPL, the government agency responsible for the National Stadium complex, says that Monday’s games are being played on a trial basis. “It is a trial. We hope that it will be successful in order to continue playing Premier League games there,” Major Brown told The Gleaner yesterday. “The gate receipts will be shared 50-50 between the IPL and PLCA and the clubs will also earn.” “We want to go back to the days where successful clubs’ matches were held at the stadium in the right atmosphere. Now, it is part of the drive to develop local football,” Major Brown added. The IPL will be responsible for additional cost to stage the games. Meanwhile, general manager of the PLCA, Patricia Garel, says that the league’s title sponsor Red Stripe is also fully behind the matches being played inside the National Stadium. “Red Stripe is fully involved. We think that the selection of games would be good to attract spectators as it depends on the turnout on Monday night,” Garel shared. Only the grandstand section will be open with tickets going for $500.last_img read more

West Ham preparing bid for Besiktas winger

first_img1 Olcay Sahan in action for Besiktas West Ham are preparing a bid for Besiktas winger Olcay Sahan.The 28-year-old worked under new Hammers boss Slaven Bilic last season and, according to NTVSpor, the Croatian is keen to bring him to east London this summer.West Ham completed the signing of Pedro Obiang on Wednesday and are looking to add further depth to their midfield with the addition of Sahan.The Turkey international made 30 appearances for Besiktas last term, providing 11 assists and scoring nine goals in all competitions.last_img

How I Moved From Residential Construction into the Commercial Market

first_imgI started my foray into the construction business in the early 1980s. After a stint as a sculptor’s apprentice and assistant, I opted for what I hoped would be a more stable life for my young family.I had been raised in construction. My father, grandfather, and uncles were all in construction. I picked up a hammer at an early age and was, with my father’s patience and guiding hand, fairly skilled in carpentry by the end of my high school years.I worked my way through college as a framer and developed proficiency in cabinetmaking and fine carpentry by my mid-twenties. I had always wanted to have my own business. Construction was a natural choice for me.I started out as a member of a small builder’s co-op that evolved into a partnership. In the ’80s, we built a couple of high-performance passive solar homes each year. We experimented with a number of strategies. The book Building for Energy Independence: Sun/Earth Buffering and Superinsulation was our Bible. RELATED ARTICLES Solar Versus Superinsulation: A 30-Year-Old Debate Multifamily Construction is Good News for Green BuildingMy Forays Into Multifamily Affordable HousingInsulating an Old Brick Dormitory Multifamily Green Building Certification Still Has IssuesMultifamily Passivhaus Project Starts in OregonA Multifamily Greening in HarlemA Net-Zero Multifamily Project in Seattle Green Multifamily Projects in the Neighborhood Stabilization ProgramOnion Flats’ Big Multifamily Passivhaus PlanA Passivhaus Take on Multifamily Moving into a different worldThe commercial building world is quite different from the residential market. The expectations are different. The stakes are higher, as the buildings are larger and the occupants present many variables. After taking a close look at our internal operations, I realized there would be significant benefits to formalizing our systems of communication and project administration.The next step in my professional evolution was to set a goal for building high-performance buildings on a commercial scale. The following step was to understand that there was a lot that I didn’t know about running a commercial construction management company. After realizing what I didn’t know, I set myself on a course of study to learn the things I needed to know to attain that goal.I committed myself, with my family’s support, to a course of study that vastly improved my chance of success in this new venture.I’ve summarized the key steps in my journey in hopes that they may prove useful to others in our community. Michael Bruss was the founder and president of Bruss Construction and Integrated Building Energy Associates. He is the owner of Bruss Project Management. This post was originally published at NESEA’s website. Ultimately, we moved toward strategies of superinsulation and airtightness and away from the hassles associated with sloped glass and movable insulation. After learning of Joe Lstiburek’s work, we quickly realized the Canadians were a lot smarter about building performance than we were. We started trying out various insulation and air-sealing strategies that were prevalent at the time.We were a small outfit of trusted tradespeople with a steady flow of decent work through the 80s. As I was challenging myself to have a positive impact on the environment, I did the math and recognized that we could have a bigger impact if we applied the same concepts to larger commercial buildings. Since this decision, I have had the good fortune to build and renovate close to one million square feet of high-performance building projects. Challenges and rewardsWorking with a strong design team to complete a quality high-performance building project with a process involving innovation and openness is a very rewarding experience. As I look back on the projects over the years, I recount the challenges and opportunities we encountered along the way and I find that the most successful projects all had a number of team members from the NESEA community. It is here that I find a supportive community that challenges me to reach for a better future. I needed a new kind of educationIn addition to reading every book I could find about commercial construction project management, I enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Construction Management program at Northeastern University. This commitment to three years of night school – while running a small business and raising two active kids – gave me a number of things that I needed to succeed as a commercial contractor.I already had the technical knowledge and a passion for constructing quality buildings. What I needed was the discipline and administrative consistency of recognized industry standards to be able to deliver a project in the commercial and institutional marketplace. The education I pursued gave me the knowledge and background to develop a construction management process that was designed to deliver innovative high-performance building projects.I tested my newly developed process with a great team of building performance gurus, including Stu White and Marc Rosenbaum, in 2001 on the first LEED Gold commercial building project built in New England.I relied upon several folks from the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association community, including Marc, James Petersen, Bruce Coldham, and Tom Hartman, who were always willing to take the time to discuss how to better deliver a quality building project. These conversations were often less about where to put the air barriers and more about how to motivate tradespeople to care about actual results.I needed to redevelop my team building and communication skills. Recognizing that institutional projects often required me to work with several “owners,” all of whom had different interests and agendas, I soon understood that these skills were essential. We were no longer working with couples who owned residential buildings; working with married partners has its own complexities. Often in an institutional project, the “owner” consisted of the heads of schools, directors of facilities, faculty members, directors of development, and business managers – all on one team!last_img read more

Perpetual girls star Solomon commits to NU

first_imgChina furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NU is hoping to groom Solomon as its next star what with Jaja Santiago soon to graduate.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena In a breaking report by The Volleyball Reporter, the Inquirer’s newest multiplatform volleyball resource, Solomon joined Perpetual coach Otie Camangian Tuesday in sealing the deal with NU management.The 6-foot-1 opposite thus joins the F. Jhocson crew and is scheduled to enrol on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAccording to NU’s Athletic Director for Athletic Programs, Sheila Nisperos, the Grade 10 transferee will already be eligible to play for NU’s girls’ volleyball team in Season 80.Solomon, one of the most hotly-recruited spikers in the high school ranks, was recently picked to join the Philippine national youth team which is Singapore-bound this week for the ASEAN secondary volleyball meet. View comments Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Perpetual Biñan star spiker Alyssa Solomon has committed to playing for National University in the UAAP.ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Petron blanks F2, closes in on PSL titlelast_img read more

Titans Touch day – Two days out from tap-off!

first_imgThe Inaugural Gold Coast Titans Corporate Touch Day gets underway this Saturday, 1 February 2014. The Gold Coast Titans, in conjunction with Touch Football Australia, will host the inaugural Titans Corporate Touch Day at Robina Stadium on Saturday, 1 February 2014, from 9.00am-5.00pm. The event is another demonstration of new and innovative playing/participation opportunities emanating from the strategic alliance between the NRL and TFA. This inaugural event at the Titans’ home ground provides participants a different experience to general Touch Football tournaments or knockouts. The format is slightly modified to existing tournament delivery and display. While the competition is Mixed the matches will channel formats of the game from an era past: games will be 15 minutes duration and teams will be seven-a-side and include a marker and captained by a current Titans first-grade player. Off-field activities include a BBQ lunch and post-event function for players and teams to go into the draw for some great NRL corporate game day and merchandise prizes through the NRL season. Another feature of the event is the opportunity for participants to engage and compete in a corporate team building environment with work colleagues, corporate partners and Titans players. Participants will also witness first-hand the whole match day experience of a Titans NRL game with breakaway tours of the Titans HQ and facilities. Players will also get the chance to get behind the clipboard and hear from and gain valuable insights from some of the Titans coaching staff with respective team briefings.    While all of this provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes view of the Titans’ NRL match day preparations, the two top teams at the end of the tournament will also get the chance to play each other in front of a capacity crowd at a 2014 Titans home game during the upcoming NRL season. All augurs well for a great day of Touch Footy out under the Gold Coast sun – matches get underway at 9.00am, free admission to spectators. For more information, please click on the attachment below and stay tuned to the TFA website for updates and coverage of the event. Related Files2014_corporatetouchday_flyerform-pdfRelated LinksTitans Touch Daylast_img read more

9 months agoArsenal captain Koscielny: We must stick together

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal captain Koscielny: We must stick togetherby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal captain Laurent Koscielny called for unity after defeat at West Ham.Declan Rice proved West Ham’s matchwinner on the day.Koscielny said: “We came here to win because for us the three points was very important, and next week as well to play against Chelsea. We tried to play, we did well in the first half but didn’t have a lot of chances in the final third. We need to keep calmer in the final third and find the final ball, but in the second half we didn’t start well and conceded early. “After that we tried to push for the rest of the game, we had some chances and we didn’t score so it is difficult to come back with no points but we need two continue to fight to make the top four.”We are all together, it is not down to] one or two players, we are a group and we need to stay together and to push more for the next game.” last_img read more