Nsimbe has been in charge for just 13 games. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Uganda Premier League side Kyetume FC are understood to have parted ways with head coach Goerge Best Nsimbe.The former KCCA FC and Vipers SC tactician is believed to have been let go of, on Wednesday evening and will no longer be in charge of the Mukono based side.Nsimbe has been in the job barely six months after replacing Jackson Mayanja following Kyetume’s promotion to the top tier.He becomes the latest coach to lose his job after Wasswa Bbosa (Tooro United FC), Kefa Kisala (Wakiso Giants FC) and Paul Nkata (Mbarara City FC).Nsimbe has been in charge of Kyetume for 13 games, winning five, drawing one and losing the other seven.His departure follows a series of bad results that have seen Kyetume thrashed 7-1 by Onduparaka FC and then lose 3-0 at home to Wakiso Giants FC.At the time of Nsimbe’s departure, Kyetume are 9th with 16 points from 16 games.The management of Kyetume FC has appointed David Mutono as the interim head coach to oversee the technical affairs of the club until the end of the season.Mutono’s first assignment will be away to Mbarara City FC on Friday afternoon.Comments Tags: george best nsimbekefa kisalaKyetume FCPaul NkataUganda Premier Leaguewasswa bbosa
ARLINGTON — Mike Fiers left his start with trainers with two outs in the second inning. The A’s announced that he had right arm nerve tightness.Fiers spoke with trainers earlier in the inning, pointing to his forearm before taking some warm-up pitches. He then gave up a two-run home run to Rougned Odor, his fastball velocity dipped to the mid-80s and he departed after walking Delino DeShields.Related Articles What A’s winter ball performances can tell us about the second base …
SAN FRANCISCO — Most players think of switching teams as a fresh start, an opportunity to pen a narrative that runs counter to previous perception. For Willie Cauley-Stein, the beginning of his latest chapter will be delayed.Cauley-Stein, who signed a two-year, $4.4 million contract with the Warriors this summer, made his way to the podium with a crutch under each arm. Instead of showing off his new jersey, Cauley-Stein donned a black hoodie, which captured the mood of his introductory …
25 June 2010An interesting phenomenon at play in the 2010 Fifa World Cup – something that visitors from outside the continent will have noticed – is that Africans support not only their home teams, but all African teams. All that support will be now be behind Ghana, as the only African team to progress beyond the group stage of the tournament.There is still an outside chance that Cote D’Ivoire could join them in the last 16 – but no one is holding their breath. Didier Drogba’s men, who face North Korea in their final Group G match on Friday, need a couple of scenarios to stay in the World Cup. They need Brazil to beat Portugal, and also need to make up a goal difference of minus-9 to the Portuguese. That’s a big ask.Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Danny Jordaan, CEO of the Local Organising Committee, have often referred to the 2010 finals as “Africa’s World Cup”, and their words are borne out by the support of Africans for one another.Ghana now carry the hopes of a continent.Fine pedigreeDespite a fine pedigree, Ghana had surprisingly not played in a Fifa World Cup prior to Germany 2006. Their record in Africa until that point had been excellent: they won the African Nations Cup in 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982, and finished runners0up in 1968, 1970 and 1992.This year, too, they finished runners-up in Africa’s most prestigious competition. Yet World Cup success eluded the Black Stars.Back in 2006, in their first finals, they made a decent impact, finishing second in Group E to eventual champions Italy, which qualified them for the round of 16. There, however, the experience of Brazil, under coach Carlos Alberto Parreira, proved too much, and they went down 3-0.South Africa 2010This time around in South Africa, Ghana, playing in Group D, opened their challenge with a deserved, shock 1-0 defeat of highly-regarded Serbia. In their next outing, Australia were reduced to 10 men, but produced a gritty performance to hold the Black Stars to a 1-1 draw.In their final game, Ghana lost 1-0 to Germany. It was an end-to-end contest that could have gone either way, but was settled by a super strike by German midfielder Mesut Özil.Despite the defeat, the Ghanains had done enough to advance to the next round as second-place finishers in the group behind the Germans.What is interesting about Ghana and Germany is the strength coming through from their youth ranks. Germany won the European under-21 Championships in 2009, while Ghana won the Fifa under-20 World Cup last year. Both teams have players from those title-winning teams in action in South Africa.Cameroon’s 1990 runNow, with the round of 16 only days away, the hopes of Africa rest on the Black Stars as the host continent waits for a team to match Cameroon’s run to the World Cup quarterfinals in 1990, where the Indomitable Lions very nearly toppled England, losing 3-2 after extra time.Before the start of South Africa 2010, hopes had been high that African teams would make a big impact on the tournament on home soil, but those hopes have one by one been dashed in the group stages – which, interestingly, have been dominated by South American teams. Many European teams, like Africa’s representatives, have struggled to make an impact.South Africa’s exitDespite a giant showing in Group A, hosts South Africa failed to progress after one bad game against Uruguay, which Bafana Bafana lost 3-0.In the home side’s other matches, they drew 1-1 with Mexico and beat France 2-1. Ultimately, Bafana lost out to Mexico on a place in the next round on goal difference.In Group B, Nigeria gave Argentina – one of the form teams in the group stages of the event – a good game before going down 1-0. They were reduced to 10 men after 33 minutes against Greece and went on to lose 2-1, while they played to a 2-2 draw with South Korea in their final outing. With two losses, they finished bottom of their group.Tightest groupAlgeria, in Group C, lost 1-0 to Slovenia, held England to a goalless draw, and fell 1-0 to the United States. Competition in the group was the tightest of any in the World Cup finals.Cameroon suffered a surprisingly poor tournament, finishing bottom of Group E after losses in all three of their matches: they were beaten 1-0 by Japan, 2-1 by Denmark, and 2-1 by the Netherlands – not a train smash by any stretch of the imagination, but three losses nonetheless.Behind the Black StarsSo, barring a miracle in Cote D’Ivoire’s match on Friday, Africa’s support is firmly behind the Black Stars of Ghana. A top showing by an African team in the continent’s first hosting of the World Cup would be widely welcomed.And, to steal a World Cup phrase: “Ke Nako”, it is time (for Africa to shine).Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
President Jacob Zuma, Minister of Inter-national Relations and Cooperation MaiteNkoana-Mashabane, Minister of Water andEnvironmental Affairs Edna Molewa, andDeputy President Kgalema Motlanthe wavetheir caps in support of COP17.(Image: GCIS) Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthecompleted a three-kilometre walkalong Durban’s beachfront to raiseawareness about rising sea levels.(Image: GCIS)MEDIA CONTACTS • Sifiso JacklasAccount Manager, COP17The Communications Firm+27 82 302 9990Wilma den HartighThe much-anticipated COP17 climate change conference, considered one of the world’s most important events, got underway in Durban in KwaZulu-Natal province this morning.The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) starts today and ends on 9 December.The conference has brought together experts from around the world to discuss solutions to the increasing threat of global climate change.About 20 000 people are expected to gather in Durban to take part in the climate talks, among them heads of state, government representatives, international organisations, entrepreneurs, businessmen, academics, activists and NGOs.Conference outcomesThe main goal of the discussions is to advance the implementation of the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol, as well as the Bali Action Plan, agreed on at COP13 in 2007, and the Cancun Agreements, reached at COP16 last year.“We have come a long way since Copenhagen and Cancun. Durban must take us many steps forward towards a solution that saves tomorrow today,” said President Jacob Zuma, welcoming the delegates to COP17.Many expect that the Kyoto Protocol is likely to dominate the talks, as 2012 marks the end of the first commitment period for the treaty that was signed in 1997.The Kyoto Protocol currently places legal obligations on nations, with the exception of the US, China, India and Brazil who are not signatories to the treaty, to reduce greenhouse emissions by 5.2%.Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UNFCCC, is confident that governments have come to Durban understanding the importance of the Kyoto Protocol.“I therefore strongly believe that there will be an effort to move into a second commitment period,” Figueres said, speaking at a media gathering in Durban ahead of COP17’s opening day.Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa said that the need to renew and revise the Kyoto Protocol has become urgent.Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who completed a three-kilometre walk along Durban’s beachfront over the weekend to raise awareness about rising sea levels, said South Africa was hoping to get a legally binding agreement during the COP17 negotiations.In a statement, Motlanthe said that solutions to climate change require global input.“The Kyoto Protocol can come to an end and that’s a good reason why there should be another endorsement. No single nation can tackle climate change, we need a coordinated effort,” he said.Southafrica.info reports that President Jacob Zuma said it was crucial for COP17 to ensure that the Cancun Agreements, which included the establishment of a Green Climate Fund, became operational.Important for AfricaMolewa said although Africa has contributed least to the build up of greenhouse gases globally, the adverse effects of climate change would be felt most severely on the continent.According to Molewa, the average African generates about 13 times less greenhouse gases than his counterpart in North America. In 2007, the continent accounted for less than 4% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions.However, without mitigation and adaptation measures these figures could increase.She said that Africa needs more sustainable development with new, clean technologies to avoid the environmental mistakes of the developed world.“Considering that 550-million people in Africa do not have access to electricity, there is enormous scope for Africa to become a world leader in renewable energy sources,” she said.Such developments can reduce the vulnerability of African societies, and even ensure that Africa becomes climate resilient.Global cooperation and accountabilityMolewa said that a response to climate change requires global cooperation and accountability.“The South African government recognises its role as the major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions on the continent. We are responsible for 38% of Africa’s total emissions,” she said.South Africa intends to change this.The National Climate Change Response White Paper outlines government’s commitment to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 34% below a business as usual trajectory in 2020, and by 40% in 2025 before stabilising emissions in absolute terms, and ultimately reducing them.The African Union has partnered with South Africa to ensure that the African Pavilion at COP17 effectively presents the issues of climate change that Africa is grappling with.“The impacts of climate change know no border, and it has been a driving force for cooperation between African governments,” said Molewa.More climate change awarenessThe UN’s Figueres told reporters that there is growing momentum amongst rich and developing nations to take action against global warming.Developed countries have passed more legislation and governments are businesses are also raising awareness about climate change.In a BuaNews report, Figueres said it is encouraging to see governments and civil society taking action.“Durban should mark the next milestone in the climate talks. We expect that many of the issues that leaders agreed on in Mexico will find a way of being implemented here,” she said, “and these include the Green Climate Fund and other matters.”
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Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architect But Turkish players lined up again to show a military salute after Kaan Ayhan’s late equalizer in Paris. Captain Burak Yilmaz was joined by goalkeeper Mert Günok and several other outfield players in giving the salute toward the crowd — in apparent support of the Turkish forces involved in the country’s invasion of Kurdish-held regions in northern Syria.Defender Merih Demiral urged Ayhan to salute, too, leading to what looked like a heated discussion between the two, but the goal-scorer desisted and made his way back to the pitch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceAyhan and Turkey striker Kenan Karaman both play for German side Fortuna Düsseldorf, which had issued a statement after Friday’s game to distance itself from “politically motivated acts.”“Both players stand for values that the club lives by,” Düsseldorf sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel said. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Seven-up Australia thrashes Taiwan in World Cup qualifying Another ‘ninja cop’ dismissed from service PLAY LIST 02:27Another ‘ninja cop’ dismissed from service01:18Bato on PMA chief resignation: ‘Another good officer wasted’01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical LATEST STORIES Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ Becoming his own man Turkey’s players salute as they celebrate a goal against France during the Euro 2020 group H qualifying soccer match between France and Turkey at Stade de France at Saint Denis, north of Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS — Turkish players defied UEFA with another military salute in Turkey’s 1-1 draw with France in their European Championship qualifier on Monday.UEFA was already looking into Turkish players’ salutes from during and after Friday’s 1-0 win over Albania. The European soccer federation prohibits political statements in stadiums.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
“This is an opportunity to radically transform the game,” said Dr Christian Müller, Infront’s vice-president. “We want to make rugby more popular throughout the world, not just in higher viewing figures but by increasing engagement. If you put a sport or an event exclusively on pay TV, you will kill it.”The Six Nations have been holding talks with four private equity companies about securing their rights for the tournament and autumn internationals. They would give up a 27% stake in return for £80m each, but would lose commercial control and could mean the championship was taken off free-to-air television.“A fair balance between free-to-air and pay TV is required,” said Müller. “Otherwise, your exposure suffers and you make less from sponsorship because the viewing figures are not there. Look what happened to Formula 1 when it was squeezed for short-term gain and that must not happen to rugby. People are interested in sport in countries you cannot imagine, but you cannot make it more popular on pay TV.”Relegation would not be introduced immediately and the Six Nations and the Rugby Championship mainstays have been guaranteed their current sponsorship revenues through to 2033, by which time they would be £35m better off through incremental revenues. Any nation relegated, after a play-off, would receive a parachute payment.“It is up to World Rugby and the unions to reach agreement,” said Müller, whose company is involved with 160 sporting bodies and every major broadcaster in the world. “It is important the unions do not look for a short-term fix and we are prepared to address any of their concerns. This plan puts international rugby into a competitive framework and would make it more attractive.“Everyone would enjoy a substantial rise in income. I understand concerns about relegation and a lot of change and disruption is not good for a sport, but with football so strong and various other forms of entertainment posing threats, rugby has to look beyond its strongholds. The strength of this plan is that it offers both income and exposure, guaranteeing stability.” The Observer Topics Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Sport TV Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Six Nations Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The company charged with selling the broadcast and sponsorship rights to World Rugby’s proposed Nations League has warned the Six Nations unions concerned about the financial impact of relegation that jumping into bed with a private equity company and putting the tournament on pay TV would leave them far worse off.Unions have until 5 April to say whether they are in favour of the new league, which would start in 2022. The Switzerland-based Infront Sports and Media, which would sell the rights, has guaranteed £5bn over 12 years, but with World Rugby insisting the Six Nations and the Rugby Championship be underpinned by divisions below it and promotion and relegation introduced, countries such as Ireland and Scotland fear going down would lead to financial ruin. Reuse this content news Share on Messenger Six Nations unions divided over revenue and Nations Championship plans … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Read more Six Nations 2019 Rugby union World Rugby Share via Email
More than 120 people turned out for Touch Football Australia’s inaugural ‘Trends of the Game’ breakfast at the Coffs Harbour Ex-Services Club this morning. The breakfast was hosted as part of TFA’s commitment to facilitating innovation in the sport and working towards securing the 2009 Youth World Cup and the 2011 World Cup. Australian Women’s Open coaches Kerry Norman and Dean Russell kicked off proceedings with a presentation analysing areas of the game that Australian players at all levels need to focus on as well as the type of characteristics selectors are looking for in elite squad members.Norman and Russell also presented some video footage to display the strengths of the Australian Women’s Open team and the way they claimed the 2007 World Cup. Australian Men’s Open Coach Tony Trad was next to take the floor, clearly illustrating some of his successful 2007 World Cup team’s tactics. Trad gave a fascinating insight into the processes that have been implemented over the past five years in evolving the sport in this country. Australian Mixed Open assistant coach Karley Banks gave a presentation outlining the differences between domestic and international Mixed Touch Football as well as outlining some of the changes that need to be made to reverse the Mixed category results of the last World Cup. Australian Mixed Open Captain Tony Eltakchi supplied comic relief as usual, and support for the contention that Mixed is a pivotal genre of the game that needs to be spotlighted in the future to ensure development of the game continues.TFA Director of Coaching Dennis Coffey then made a presentation about technical aspects of player positioning as well as encouraging a uniform model of coaching throughout Australia. TFA National Director of Referees Lou Tompkins concluded the forum with a discussion of current attitudes in referring and requirements of top-level whistleblowers. The gathered throng then participated in question time with the coaches on the panel.Australia’s elite coaches through the National High Performance Program are offering their advice to budding coaches by spending time in the sub boxes of teams who request their input. The Trends of the game breakfast was very informative and well received by the crowd who braved the early morning start to listen to some of the best coaches in the business impart their knowledge to assist coaches to increase their knowledge of Elite level coaching.
ESPN.How warm is Brian Kelly’s seat in South Bend, Ind.?Notre Dame is 4-7 this season and, Tuesday, the NCAA announced the Fighting Irish have to vacate all wins from the 2012 and ’13 seasons due to academic misconduct.While Notre Dame’s athletic director said earlier this fall that Brian Kelly would be returning to the sideline in 2017, many are now starting to question if that’ll change.ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit weighed in on Kelly’s job security in an interview with the Chicago Tribune:“When you first hear it, and based on results on the field this year, you wonder how some of the Notre Dame alums will feel,” Herbstreit said. “At the same time, for me, I think he has done a lot of good there. I think you have to hear his side of story, see how he reacts. I don’t think you can say: ‘He’s had one bad season and now this and then you get rid of him.’“I know it’s awful easy to say he’s in trouble, but I hope they learn from this, tighten things up and move forward.”You can read the Tribune’s full story here.Notre Dame is set to play against USC on Saturday.