Champions KCCA are on the verge of signing a sponsorship deal with MTN.FOOTBALL–The Uganda Premier League secretariat has released fixture for the 2017/18 league season.Champions KCCA FC will face off with Uganda Cup runners up Paidah Black Angels in the FUFA Super Cup on September 9 before getting their title defence underway with a home date against newly-promoted Maroons at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo three days later.Miguel Da Costa who will start his first full season as Vipers SC coach, will take his side to the intimidating Champions Stadium, Mwererwe, to play beleaguered side Bright Stars on the opening day, while neighbours and League debutants Masavu FC coached by Joseph Mutyaba entertain 2015 league champions Police FC at Fisheries Training Institute in Bugoga.Coach Wasswa Bbosa, who was parachuted into the SC Villa hotseat mid-way last season by a serial sacker Immanuel Ben Misaga and steered the Blues agonisingly close to winning their elusive league title welcomes, big spenders Soana FC at Masaka Recreation Grounds where they have not lost a game since shifting base in last season.Express FC begin the campaign on September 13 at home to stubborn Kirinya Jinja SS and with the transfer inactivity that has characterised the Red Eagles’ off season, they face a daunting opening game, while last season’s surprise package Onduparaka welcome Proline at the unfriendly confines of Green Light Stadium in Arua.UPL new boys Mbarara City will trek miles to Jinja to face BUL FC at Kakindu Stadium.Comments
Arcata >> Standing outside the door from their locker room to the Redwood Bowl field as the clock headed toward 2:30 p.m., Humboldt State football players were unsure of what they were about to hear regarding the future of their program.Come 2:35 p.m., the tone at one of Division II’s best football venue’s had swiftly swung toward jubilation.After months of uncertainty, Humboldt State football is sticking around after President Lisa Rossbacher announced to a crowd of several hundred at the …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseThe public got to weigh in with thoughts on the proposed Watersheds in Distress designation on Nov. 20. There were a number of concerns raised in the comments including the costs of the designation, the challenging logistics, the legalities, and a lack of practicality of implementation. In addition, a number of residents from the Grand Lake St. Marys Watershed expressed concern about a provision standardizing rules in Ohio’s distressed watersheds.“As we’ve gone through the rule making process, we thought it would be best to standardize things. As it is right now, Grand Lake St. Marys has a calendar ban on manure application and the Western Lake Erie Basin has a frozen and snow covered ban in statute based on Senate Bill 1,” said Mark Bruce with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. “As part of the designation of the watersheds in distress, the [Kasich] Administration felt it was best to try and standardize that. Basically the proposed rules removed the date ban that was in effect for Grand Lake St, Marys to standardize all watersheds in distress. Some folks at Grand Lake St. Marys didn’t think that was a good idea and that is what they said. We listen to those and then a policy decision will be made whether to keep it as it is or change the rules.”Grand Lake St. Marys is currently the only distressed watershed in Ohio. It has been highlighted as a success story, and data was provided at the public comment meeting to demonstrate a clear move in a positive direction in the watershed since it was declared “distressed” back in 2011. The repeated concerns expressed by those who made statements on behalf of the success in the watershed revolved around the fact that the cooperative measures for Grand Lake St. Marys, including the date ban in place for manure application, should not be tampered with because they are working.Bruce said the public comment meeting was the next step in the ongoing rule making process that started this summer when Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order targeting eight sub-watersheds in the western basin of Lake Erie that will be considered for designation under state law as “Watersheds in Distress.”“This is the epitome of sausage making right now. We are going through the rulemaking and the drafting process and this is how it works. This was a public hearing on the proposed rule changes that will go before the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) coming up in December. It was an opportunity for people to comment and share their thoughts on the rules that we have proposed,” Bruce said. “The Administration has requested that eight watersheds be declared as in distress. Along those lines we have also proposed changes to the rules that would govern how those watersheds in distress are governed. There were maybe two dozen folks who came and shared their opinions. We as a department will prepare a summary of what was said and decide if any more changes need to be made for the rules.“Our mission at the Ohio Department of Agriculture is to listen and get input. That is why we have public hearings, so everybody can come and share their thoughts from a whole different range of backgrounds. That is what you want so that we know the best way to make the rules and regulations that impact them.”At the December JCARR meeting, the legislative committee will decide whether or not to take action on the proposed rules.“After that, the next time the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission (OSWCC) meets, they would be expected to likely take action on the actual designation, whether or not to declare the watersheds as distressed,” Bruce said. “The way the law is written currently, JCARR can let these rules go into place but the OSWCC also has to approve them before they can be final filed. If JCARR were to let these rules go into place, the OSWCC has two items to decide, whether or not to accept the rules and also whether or not to designate the watersheds as distressed.”
Joining the NFL and other sports organizations in the raining-on-our-parade camp, the NBA has declared pre-, post-, and mid-game social media verboten, according to a Sports Illustrated post this evening.According to a memo sent out to teams today, no mobile or other communication devices are to be used from 45 minutes before a game starts until after the players have finished performing their athletic duties, including postgame locker room interviews. The ban affects players, coaches, and “basketball operations personnel.” We are unclear whether cheerleaders are included in this perplexingly named category.We’re also not sure whether this ban applies to the official NBA Twitter account, which has more than 1.4 million followers, or to any of the myriad team Twitter accounts. What we do know is that the NBA will now be treating social media content the same way it would treat comments made to traditional media outlets.The complete list of NBA players affected by this decision is staggering, but the ban also applies to other forms of social media, such as Facebook status updates. It would even prohibit the sending of text messages and emails during the prescribed time limits.And although tweeting on the job is generally considered bad form, like all Twitter users who choose to make their professional lives part of their social stream, these NBA players are doing monumental things for engagement, brand ambassadorship, and real-time promotion. We consider the NBA’s decision to make basketball less fun short-sighted and generally uncool.However, the memo may be welcomed by many coaches and other team executives, who often prohibit the use of electronic communication devices at various times during team activities. Teams such as the L.A. Clippers and the Miami Heat already have guidelines in place that are much stricter than what was outlined in the NBA memo.Many thanks to Mathew Ingram for the pointer and for inspiring our headline.Does the NBA’s call make sense to you? Or did the out-of-touch leadership go over the line? Let us know what you think in the comments. Tags:#twitter#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos jolie odell Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
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The Prevention of Money Laundering Act Adjudicating Authority has confirmed the attachment of a Panchkula property worth more than ₹64 crore by the Enforcement Directorate in a case against the Associated Journals Limited (AJL) and others. The land was “illegally” reallotted to the company, which runs The National Herald, when Bhupinder Singh Hooda was the Haryana Chief Minister. According to the Enforcement Directorate, the plot was originally allotted to the AJL in 1982. However, as construction work was not undertaken in compliance with the conditions of the allotment, the land was taken back by the State government in October 1992. The cancellation became irreversible after a revision petition was dismissed in 1996. After Mr. Hooda became the Chief Minister, he allegedly misused his office and got the land reallotted in August 2005.
In all the games this season so far the Saints have started poorly and been playing catch-up.Not so today as the attitude to put the students in their place was right from the off and they just blew the visitors away in the first 15 minutes with a five try blitz.But as ever the attacking side is set up by the defensive side and from the kick-off the Saints contained the visitors with some tigerish tackling restricting their yardage and so starting with good field position.Led by Greg Richards, the Saints marched downfield with Danny Richardson putting up a peach of a bomb which was spilled by the Universities full back. Jake Spedding picked up the loose ball, fed Liam Cooper then watched him go in unopposed for the first of his brace. Danny Richardson converted the first of his 11 goals in a display of imperious kicking.Inexplicably the Universities kicked early on their next set giving Ricky Bailey easy ball. The full back ran at the line then fed Matty Fleming who made use of Spedding outside to throw a dummy and shoot through the gap. He pinned back his ears outpacing the cover over 60 metres, then showed marvellous ball control as, when caught, he still managed to touched down despite being on his back.Next to start his double was Bailey whose pace at the back troubled the visitors all day. He broke down the right before cutting back to the sticks standing up his opposite number beautifully.Cooper got his second after a great transition from defence into attack by Bailey, Jack Owen and Calvin Wellington. The ball was spread right from the play the ball only for Richardson to put Cooper way with a great short pass.The match was well and truly put to bed when Richardson got in on the act jinking his way left and right to score.However, instead of continuing to be ruthless the Saints started to drop the ball, completing only two of their last eight sets and gifting two tries to the visitors.The Saints had the final say when Jack Owens miss pass found Dave Eccleston who tip-toed down the line to score in the left corner.The poor last 20 minutes continued at the start of the second as the Universities scored their third try again a soft one at dummy half.But the Saints gradually regained their composure and put the visitors to the sword.Jack Owens scored coming back on the angle and beating the cover to the posts.We were then treated to a piece of individual brilliance from Bailey. The full back took the restart kick, skirting the line until he found his hole and he was through and gone before most people had even noticed. 95 metres later he was touching down under the sticks having outpaced the cover.Jordan Gibbons’ reach into the right corner completed a three try, ten minute burst before the Saints conceded yet another soft dummy half try.Normal service was, thankfully resumed with Spedding backing up superbly to take Owens’ pass after a great break.Gibbons got his brace taking Richardson’s miss pass and the final try was scored when Owens’, hemmed in on all sides, mesmerised the Universities with his dancing feet eventually shooting through a gap, passing inside to the supporting Spedding who fed Fleming to go over unopposed.There were good performances across the park but a special mention should go to Christian Kellett making his debut at this level who went off after two minutes with concussion but came back to do a further 30 good minutes with and without the ball.But the half back pairing of Owens and the imperious Richardson coupled with the pace of Bailey out the back was too much for the visitors every time.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Liam Cooper (2 & 12), Matty Fleming (5 & 75), Ricky Bailey (8 & 50), Danny Richardson (15), Dave Eccleston (34), Jack Owens (48), Jordan Gibbons (58 & 70), Jake Spedding (66).Goals: Danny Richardson (11 from 12).England Universities:Tries: Dom Bryan (26), Matt Ross (30), Kieran Smith (41), Lewis Lord (63).Goals: Sam Druce (3 from 4).Half Time: 36-10Full Time: 70-22Teams:Saints:1. Ricky Bailey; 2. Matty Fleming, 3. Jake Spedding, 4. Calvin Wellington, 5. Dave Eccleston; 19. Jack Owens, 6. Danny Richardson; 8. Greg Richards, 9. Aaron Smith, 10. Brad Clavering, 11. Liam Cooper, 12. Will Jubb, 13. Jonah Cunningham.Subs: 16. Christian Kellett, 17. George Milton, 18. Ben Sims, 22. Jake Butler-Fleming, 25. Jordan Gibbons.England Uni:33. Jacob Morgan; 5. Elliot Hall, 3. Zack McComb, 4. Dan Harrison, 29. Nathan Hill; 1. Kieran Smith, 31. Sam Druce; 36. Aaron Hall, 30. Jake Reed, 22. Josh Halstead, 13. Jack Lazenby, 12. Marcus Stock, 11. Matt Ross.Subs: 8. Liam Wood, 15. James Mason, 16. Kieran Sherratt, 20. Josh Hamilton, 23. Lewis Lord, 25. Dom Bryan, 28. Sam Swire, 34. Lewis Taylor, 35. Mike Quickenden.