first_imgMcKinstry (left) is welcome at FUFA headquarters by CEO Edgar Watson. PHOTO FUFA MEDIAKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Rwanda national coach Johnathan McKinstry has arrived in Uganda and was immediately unveiled as Cranes’ new head coach.Currently ranked 80 in the FIFA World Rankings, McKinstry who is only 34 years-old, is taking on one of the top international positions in Africa. With this appointment he becomes the first person from Northern Ireland to be Head Coach of three different international men’s football teams.A team on the rise, in recent years the Uganda Cranes have secured qualification for AFCON (2017, 2019) and reached the first knock-out round (2019) – having not qualified for AFCON for the previous 40 years.McKinstry confirmed in a press release on his personal website (click to read press statement), that he has been appointed on a three- year contract to maintain this progress and make Uganda a more competitive force at future tournaments. He said his task will also include developing and embedding a winning culture that can drive Uganda forward towards future tournament and World Cup qualification.“I am honoured to be asked by FUFA to become Head Coach of the Uganda Cranes, and excited to work with an excellent group of players. Together we will work to raise the level of performances and secure results,” said Coach McKinstry. (video bottom)“My objective will be to take the best of what is already there and combine it with both new talent and new working practices to improve performance. With effort and application we can maximise both individual and team potential in the months and years ahead.”Mcinstry (2nd left) while still Amavubi coach at a meeting with President Kagame. FILE PHOTOAsked to comment on the CHAN and AFCON matches that will take place of the next few weeks, Coach McKinstry responded: “Time is limited, so players and staff will we need to be proactive and work to our best to ensure we are prepared for the immediate challenges. It is vital that we get to work straight away. While substantial improvement will take time to bed in, we will first focus on preparing for the second leg of the CHAN qualifier with Burundi which is less than 3 weeks away, and then the opening game of AFCON qualification away to Burkina Faso in 6 weeks.”The young coach is experienced at the highest level, including as Head Coach of both the Rwanda National Football Team and the Sierra Leone National Football Team. He has been coaching Bangladesh Premier League team, Saif Sporting Club Ltd.Soccer governing body FUFA revealed last week that they had fi nalized the search for a new Uganda Cranes national coach .Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) president Moses Magogo told an annual general meeting in Adjumani that “we have gone through a process of looking for a new head coach and he will be named next week. ”The acting head coach of the Uganda Cranes is Abdallah Mubiru who was appointed in July 2019 to replace Frenchman Sebastien Desabre “whose contract was ended by mutual consent.” Sebastien took the Uganda Cranes to the 2019 AFCON in Egypt. The BIG NEWS!!……….coming up shortly #ItIsOurGameItIsOurCountry pic.twitter.com/cWtJBKgBa1— FUFA (@OfficialFUFA) September 30, 2019Asked to comment on the new appointment, former Cranes coach now at Zamalek in Egypt,  Milutin Sredojević ‘Micho’, said, “Johnathan has come to a country of good people and passionate football lovers that have huge space to improve and room to develop. He is a past sports opponent of mine, colleague and personal friend, so I sincerely wish him the best – like every supporter of a new coach.”Uganda Cranes Coaches since 1969 Burkhard Pape – 1969-1972 David Otti – 1973-1974 Westerhoff Otto – 1974-1975 Peter Okee – 1976-1981, 1983 Bidandi Ssali- 1982 George Mukasa – 1984-1985 Barnabas Mwesigwa – 1986-1988 Robert Kiberu – 1988-1989 Polly Ouma – 1989-1995 Timothy Ayieko – 1995-1996 Asuman Lubowa – 1996-1999 Paul Hasule – 1999 Harrison Okagbue 1999-2001 Paul Hasule- 2001-2003 Pedro Pasculi – 2003 Leo Adraa – 2003-2004 Mike Mutebi – 2004 Mohammood Abbas – 2004-2006 Laszlo Csaba- 2006-2008 Bobby William- 2008-2013 Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic – 2013-2017 Moses Basena –August 2017 – 27th December 2017 Sébastien Desabre – 28th December 2017 – 6th July 2019 Abdallah Mubiru – 10th July 2019 (Interim) Johnathan McKinstry – September 2019 – Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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first_imgFREEHOLD – An 86-year-old man is charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy, following a joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Tinton Falls Police Department, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.Albert DeCresci, formerly of Rumson but a resident in Tinton Falls at the time of the incident, is charged with one count each of second degree sexual assault and third degree endangering the welfare of a child, after police allege he was found in the act of the sexual assault.DeCresci is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, on $250,000 bail with no 10 percent option, as set by Monmouth County Superior County Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen, J.S.C., who also ordered he have no contact with his victim and not return to the scene of the crime if he is released.If convicted of sexual assault, DeCresci faces a sentence of 10 years in a New Jersey state prison without parole, subject to the provisions of “Megan’s Law” and Community Supervision for Life following his release from state prison.If convicted of endangering the welfare of a child, DeCresci faces a sentence of three to five years in prison.Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fichter, Director of the Office’s Special Victims Bureau.Detective Delisa Brazile, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-620-4045, or Detective Robert Wilson, of the Tinton Falls Police Department at 732-542-3400 ext. 443.last_img read more

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first_imgPope Francis’ visit to the United States is of great interest to Catholics and the public in general, escalating this week with his Year of Mercy statement calling on priests to forgive the sin of abortion.Still, area Roman Catholic churches have been slow to organize any events to celebrate the pontiff’s trip. Pope Francis will be in the U.S. from Sept. 22 to Sept. 27, with appearances in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.This week The Two River Times reached out to 10 Two River area Catholic Churches to see what has been planned. Those who responded to phone calls said nothing has been planned.One parish, however, St. Benedict, 165 Bethany Road, Holmdel, sees an educational opportunity. The seventh and eighth graders in the accompanying school will participate in a “Pope Watch Party,” and watch Pope Francis’ historic address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, Sept. 24, the first Catholic Pope to do so. During the session, teachers will be live tweeting on Twitter about their students’ reaction and the event with the hashtag #pope2congress, according to Denise Contino, St. Benedict’s director of religious instruction. This is being done in conjunction with the Ignatian Solidarity Network, which describes itself as a national social justice education and advocacy network inspired by the work of St. Ignatius of Loyola.Contino plans to repeat the viewing the following week for the non-St. Benedict religious instruction students.This summer St. Benedict had emailed to parish and student families information about “Flat Francis” – an approximately one-foot cutout of the pontiff – asking them to honor the pope’s coming visit by taking the good-natured photos with the cutout while on vacation or traveling, sending photos to Catholic Extension, a Catholic charitable organization, by way of the Twitter hashtag #FlatFrancis. “There’s ton of pictures on that already,” Contino said.Rayanne Bennett, director of public relations for the Diocese of Trenton, acknowledged this week while many individual Catholics have obtained the tickets for Pope Francis’ appearances in New York City and Philadelphia, “it’s slow in coming,” for the diocese’s various parishes to organize events in recognition of the visit. Given in August things slow down as many take their vacations, there wasn’t much in the way of organizing, Bennett pointed out. But now, she suspected church groups and parish volunteers will likely be working on get-togethers, watching parties, to catch the Papal events with friends. “And I think more are in formulation,” to be announced shortly.The diocese will put together a list of various parish activities to commemorate the Pope’s visit. That will be released to the media shortly, according to Bennett.last_img read more

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first_imgTHE JOE HERNANDEZ STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 10                                                                                                        Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PT DANZING CANDY: A winner of last year’s Grade II San Felipe Stakes when trained by Clifford Sise, he was subsequently well beaten in both the Santa Anita and Kentucky Derbies and was then transferred to Bob Baffert, for whom he debuted in the Grade III Affirmed Stakes here on July 2, running second as the 1-5 favorite.  Blessed with an abundance of natural speed, he was a gate to wire winner of the San Felipe and has been training well for his return, as evidenced by a bullet six furlong move in 1:11.60 from the gate on Feb. 15.  A Kentucky-bred colt by Twirling Candy, he was bred by Halo Farms and is owned in part by Halo Farms and Mr. and Mrs. James Bashor.  Danzing Candy will be reunited with Mike Smith, who has been aboard for all three of his career wins.STORMY LIBERAL: Owned by Gary Hartunian’s Rockingham Ranch and trained by Peter Miller, this 5-year-old Stormy Atlantic gelding ran the best race of his career down the hillside turf here on Jan. 29, taking the restricted Clockers’ Corner Stakes in gate to wire fashion by 1 ½ lengths under Norberto Arroyo, Jr., who rides him back on Saturday.  A course specialist, all four of his lifetime wins have come down the hill and he’s been second over the course three times, from nine tries.  With an overall mark of 17-4-6-1, he has earnings of $247,570.PERFECTLY MAJESTIC: Although well beaten going a mile and a quarter on turf in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes on Feb. 4, this 5-year-old gelding by Majesticperfection has plenty of back class and is a solid 3-1-1-1 over the course.  With what appears to be an abundance of speed signed on, look for Kent Desormeaux to have this veteran rolling late for longtime primary client, Bob Hess, Jr.  Owned by Griffin Thoroughbred Stables and Schroeder Farms, LLC, Perfectly Majestic is 22-4-6-7 overall with earnings of $340,503.FABOZZI: Trained by Mark Glatt, this 4-year-old gelding by Sidney’s Candy appears to be coming to his best as he cuts back in distance from two consecutive wins going a flat mile on turf, the most recent here on Feb. 4, a race in which he got a career best 94 Beyer Speed figure.  Owned by William Branch and Norman Stables, LLC, Fabozzi, who will be ridden back by leading rider Flavien Prat, has three wins from seven starts and will be making his first added money appearance in the Hernandez. RACE HONORS THE MEMORY OF JOE HERNANDEZ, THE ORIGINAL ‘VOICE OF SANTA ANITA’ Danzing Candy–Mike Smith–120Forest Chatter–Joe Talamo–120Fabozzi–Flavien Prat–122No Silent–Stewart Elliott–120Forever Juanito–Tyler Baze–120Perfectly Majestic–Kent Desormeaux–120Clever Royal–Corey Nakatani–120Stormy Liberal–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–124First post time for a 10-race card on Saturday will be at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. ARCADIA, Calif. (March 1, 2017)–A Kentucky Derby hopeful a year ago, Danzing Candy will try turf for the first time as he makes his first start in eight months in Saturday’s $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.  Joining Danzing Candy in a wide open field of eight older horses are several in good recent form, including Fabozzi, Stormy Liberal, Perfectly Majestic and Forest Chatter.last_img read more

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first_imgThe fortunes of the Premier League club have been transformed since Solskjaer took the helm as interim boss.United are now in the top four after being 11 points adrift of the Champions League places when Mourinho left.“The appointment of Ole and Mike (Phelan) as caretaker manager and assistant manager… has had a positive impact throughout the club,” said Woodward.“We are delighted with the improvement in the team’s performances since December and we look forward to a strong finish to the 18/19 season.”In the report, the club announced record revenues of £208.6 million for the quarter, which translate into earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of £104.3 million and an operating profit of £44million.Real Madrid last month knocked Manchester United off the top of Deloitte’s Football Money League after two years at the top for the Premier League club.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sacking Jose Mourinho cost Manchester United nearly £20 million © AFP/File / JOSE JORDANLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 14 – Manchester United revealed on Thursday that sacking Jose Mourinho cost the club nearly Sh2.2 billion (£20 million), with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward hailing the impact of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The sum of £19.6 million ($25 million) which is listed under “exceptional items” in the club’s second-quarter results, includes pay-outs for the members of Mourinho’s staff who left with him after he was sacked in December.last_img read more

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first_imgWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic has insisted he is not looking to sign goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from Chelsea.In his column for the Evening Standard, Bilic explained that there has been no truth in reports linking him with a bid for Begovic, who is wanted by Bournemouth.The Croatian, whose side face Chelsea on Monday evening, added that he expects his current keepers Darren Randolph and Adrian to stay at the London Stadium.“We have been linked with many players in the last three transfer windows, including Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic,” Bilic wrote.“In those three windows, though, I have said a few times that the only position in the team I have absolutely no interest in discussing is the goalkeeping spot.“I was happy — and I am still happy — with Adrian and Darren Randolph.“If you ask me whether they will both still be here next season, I would say yes.“You can never be 100% certain in football, of course, and maybe one of them will knock on the door and say he is unhappy but even if that happens, I will try to persuade them to stay at the club.”   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgSerbian tennis player Novak Djokovic smiles as he delivers a press conference in Belgrade on July 26, 2017. FILE PHOTOTwelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena have become parents of a baby girl, local media reported on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next With new role in drug war, Robredo might ‘baby’ the drug lords – Bong Go PLAY LIST 01:58With new role in drug war, Robredo might ‘baby’ the drug lords – Bong Go00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Jelena gave birth on Saturday evening and their second child will be named Tara, Blic newspaper reported on its online edition.The couple have a two-year-old son Stefan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 30-year-old Djokovic announced in July he would miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury.The Serb retired from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych in July because of the problem, from which is suffering for a year-and-a-half. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games McKines wishes players well, hopes SMB wins Grand Slam UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Between mid-January 2015 and June 2016, Djokovic won 17 of his 22 finals played in 24 tournaments. It seemed nothing could interrupt his dominance of world tennis.But for months the Serbian national hero — now fourth in the world rankings — has been a shadow of his former self.Since winning the French Open last year to complete the career Grand Slam, he has failed to claim another major title.He crashed out of the Australian Open in the second round and the French Open in the last eight.Djokovic said in July he would need a couple of months without the racket but that surgery was “not an option”.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With Andre Agassi continuing as his coach while he recovers, Djokovic now intends to be ready to start the new season at the beginning of 2018.last_img read more

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first_imgChicago: Rapper R. Kelly has been released from jail here after the $161,000 he owed in child support was paid. The Cook County sheriff’s office said the money was paid on Saturday morning and he was set free shortly afterwards, reports bbc.com. It is unclear who made the singer’s payment. The R&B artist was last month charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, involving four alleged victims, three of whom were minors. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot He pleaded not guilty to all the charges and was released on bail after spending three nights in jail. If convicted, he faces three to seven years in prison on each charge. As he walked out of jail on Saturday, CNN quoted him as saying: “We’re going to straighten all this stuff out.” The singer had been prepared to pay up to $60,000 of what he owed to his former wife, Andrea Kelly, and their three children, but the judge had required the full amount and ordered him detained. The singer’s defence attorney had previously said the singer was having financial difficulties and his finances were a “mess”. Kelly has been a target of a boycott campaign, and his recording contract has been cancelled.last_img read more

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first_imgMumbai: An on-field injury followed by some controversial statements off the field saw all-rounder Hardik Pandya in the news for all the wrong reasons. But the Mumbai Indians player wants the focus back on his game and was instrumental in helping MI beat Chennai Super Kings by 37 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. A brilliant 8-ball 25 was followed by bowling figures of 3/20 from his four overs as the all-rounder was rightly handed the Man of the Match award. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Speaking after the game, Pandya thanked all those who have supported him through his tough time. “The injury happened and then the controversy too. These seven months weren’t easy and I wasn’t sure of what to do. This award is special and I dedicate it to all those who stood by me during those tough times. My goal is to keep performing and hopefully, help India win the World Cup,” he said. Pandya said he was waiting to get some game time after spending hours at the nets. He also added that he is hitting the ball really well at the moment. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “It feels really good to help the team win and to contribute to it. It’s been seven months since I played much competitive cricket. Have batted and batted and batted in the nets. I am someone who loves to have game time and I am hitting them really well at the moment,” he said. While Pandya played a cameo at the end, he was well supported by West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard as he hit an unbeaten 17 off just 7 balls. The experienced campaigner said that Pandya was doing a fabulous job for the team. “Taking into context, the Pandya boys are doing really well. He has a clear mind and has been hitting the ball very well. As a team, we strive on momentum. It’s good for us, we have been batting pretty well, it’s just a matter of improvement,” he said. On his own little cameo at the end of the MI innings, Pollard said: “Whenever I get a chance, I try to make a difference and contribute to the team.”last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a petition seeking permission for Muslim women to enter mosques to offer prayers. A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde issued notice to the Centre and asked it to respond to the plea filed by a Pune-based couple. The bench told the counsel appearing for the petitioners that it will hear the matter because of the apex court’s judgment in the Sabarimala temple case. “The only reason we may hear you is because of our judgment in the Sabarimala temple case,” it said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details On September 28 last year, a five-judge constitution bench headed by then chief justice Dipak Misra, in its 4:1 verdict, had paved the way for entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, saying the ban amounted to gender discrimination. In the current petition, the couple has sought the apex court’s direction to declare as “illegal” and “unconstitutional” the practice of prohibiting the entry of Muslim women into mosques to offer prayers. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Referring to constitutional provisions, the petitioners have said there should not be any discrimination against any citizen of the country on the ground of religion, race, caste, sex and place of birth. They have added that a life of dignity and equality is the most sacrosanct fundamental right and a Muslim woman cannot be prohibited from entering a mosque. During the hearing, the bench sought to know from the petitioners’ counsel as to whether Muslim women were allowed to enter a mosque in foreign countries. The counsel informed the bench that Muslim women were allowed to enter a mosque at the holy Mecca and also in Canada. However, the bench asked the counsel whether the fundamental right to equality could be asserted against non-State actors. “Can you invoke Article 14 of the Constitution and claim equal treatment from another human being?,” it asked. The petitioners’ counsel told the court that the mosques in India were enjoying the benefits and grant extended to them by the State.last_img read more

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