Troubled striker Daniel Sserunkuma rejoins Express FC

first_imgDaniel Sserunkuma featuring for Cranes in 2013. Courtesy photo..FOOTBALL–After a troubled last few years former Kampala kids league graduate Daniel “Muzee” Sserunkuma has finally returned home with Express FC.“We are delighted to announce the signing of Dan Sserunkuma ” read a statement on both of the Club’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.The former Victors FC striker who was expected to complete a move to Morrocan club IR Tanger in April but is believed to have been denied an International transfer certificate(ITC) by FUFA has decided to settle where it all begun for him.It should be noted that Sserunkuma started his professional spell with the Wankulukuku based club in 2008 where he scored 10 goals from 18 matches before crossing to to Gor Mahia in Kenya.Muzee as he is commonly known has had a troubled last few years lately, failing to settle at one place ever since he moved from Kenyan premier league giants Gor Mahia in 2014 playing at Tanzanian side Simba, Ulisses of Amenia and then back to kenya with Bandari in the process.Sserunkukma is highly expected to be among the new players Express are set to unveil today and may also start playing on Wednesday as the 2012 league champions host Jinja based Kirinya JSS.The striker made his senior international debut for the Cranes against the Amavubi Stars of Rwanda on 6th February 2013 in Amahoro stadium where he scored scored via a penalty in the 68th minute in a 2-2 draw.Few years back, Micho once described Dan Sserunkuma as one of the best strikers in the region.Daniel Sserunkuma in action for former club Gor Mahia. Courtesy photo.“He is definitely one of the best strikers we have in this region and seeing how he played today (Friday), I am happy with his performance,” Micho said, as quoted by in 2013.“He (Sserunkuma) never had much time in the World Cup qualifiers or the Chan African Cup qualifiers for Uganda but I now assure him that with this kind of performance, he has won himself a starting place in the senior team.Commentslast_img read more

Breaking: Cllr Martin McDermott elected new Cathaoirleach of Inishowen

first_imgFianna Fáil Councillor Martin McDermott has officially been elected as Cathaoirleach for the Municipal District of Inishowen.The Glengad man topped the poll in Inishowen last month with 2,501 first preference votes.He was the first county councillor to be elected to the new Donegal County Council in Inishowen. McDermott takes over the role from Irish Labour Councillor Martin Farren.Following his election last month, McDermott told Donegal Daily: I’m absolutely delighted. It’s a blown-away vote,”“I can’t put into words the support I’ve got. I got great support the last time. To get around 35 per cent of the vote, I can’t put that into words.”Breaking: Cllr Martin McDermott elected new Cathaoirleach of Inishowen was last modified: June 18th, 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

South Africa teams up with Swiss for research

first_img4 June 2015A joint research chair will focus on mitigating environmental health risks in South Africa, particularly in the communities that are most vulnerable to the effects of environmental exposure. It will focus on major drivers of environmental health, such as chemical and biological pollution and climate change.Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor launched the chair, the first bilateral research chair at the University of Cape Town, on 3 June, with Dr Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, Switzerland’s state secretary for education and research, and Swiss ambassador to South Africa, Christian Meuwly. It is the first time another country has been involved in funding a chair under the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI), and it is expected to provide a model for other countries to participate in the Department of Science and Technology’s flagship programme.The five-year Swiss-South Africa Global Environmental Health Research Chair will incorporate epidemiological, clinical, molecular-biological and social science approaches. Emphasis will be placed on putting the research findings to use through working with communities.Headed by Prof Mohamed Aqiel Dalvie of the University of Cape Town, work will include a focus on major drivers of environmental health, such as exposure to chemical and biological pollution and climate change, and the interactions between them. Human rights and environmental justice issues will also be addressed.The research chair will be supported and managed by South Africa’s National Research Foundation, the University of Basel, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.The two Swiss institutes will fund the first year of the chair, to a value of R1.3- million. The remaining four years will be covered through funding arrangements with the two institutes and the Swiss School of Public Health. South Africa will contribute R1.5-million a year for the five-year duration of the research chair.Pandor said the SARChI project began with 21chairs in 2006 and had grown to 150 occupied chairs in diverse disciplines across the natural sciences, engineering, humanities and social sciences. “It’s now a R470-million-a-year strategic intervention.”She saw collaborative partnerships such as South Africa’s co-operation with Switzerland leading to improved knowledge production and human capital development in Africa, she said.The partnership with the Swiss had yielded many successes. “The joint research programme has encouraged direct institutional links and collaborations between our respective higher education and research institutions. It has also supported the active participation of both countries in the European Union Framework programmes.”“From the Swiss Confederation’s point of view, we are very pleased about this positive development in the bilateral science and technology co-operation between our two countries,” said Dell’Ambrogio. “There have been remarkable achievements since the signing of the science and technology agreement in 2007, and the Swiss South Africa Environmental Public Health Research Chair is the latest highlight.”This was one of the first of several such international collaborations for the SARChI chairs, said Dr Gansen Pillay, the deputy chief executive of the NRF.“This co-operation will go a long way in strengthening research leadership and capacity for both Switzerland and South Africa, and the initiative will undoubtedly escalate the number of world-class research projects undertaken by both countries, stimulate strategic research, create career pathways for high quality young and mid-career researchers, and enhance the training of a qualified workforce which will help toward bettering the lives of South Africans.”The joint committee meeting provided an opportunity for the two countries to review and plan the development of the Swiss South African Joint Research Programme. Both countries said they were satisfied with the progress made in advancing the objectives of the bilateral co-operation.Signed in 2008, the programme has resulted in support for 41 projects to date, and the production of a number of PhDs, as well as useful postdoctoral research. It is implemented through various bilateral instruments that include not only joint research projects, but also science-to-market initiatives, faculty and student exchanges, and scientific workshops.Source: Department of Science and Technologylast_img read more

Jevon Rockwell, May 9

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It is not raining, but it looks like it might and it is kind of chilly. It looks like we may get an inch this week. We have not done a single thing in the last two weeks.We do have some corn that is spiking through. Our big concern right now is that some of the stuff we planted right before the rain is starting to crust over. We don’t want to see it rain anymore but that would help soften up the top a little to get what is in the ground up.The wheat looks really good. A neighbor here has some wheat that is really close to heading which is really early. If there is a problem we will spray fungicide but we generally do not because of the interseeding we do with soybeans in the wheat. The fungicide seems to delay harvest in the summer by a week or longer. By the first part of July, the beans that we interseed are starting to get big to where they can outgrow the wheat. We usually try to plant the beans when the wheat is throwing pollen. If you wait until the heads are full of grain the wheat gets too heavy and you can’t get through it.We have 100 acres of beans in and they are just starting to come through. I think everything has sprouted pretty well. I have dug a lot of corn up and it still looks pretty good. Uniform emergence will be an issue. In our sand it is colder and the corn has not emerged, but in the black ground it is already up.We have learned that you never plant before a big rain, but here we are considering planting a field or two when they are calling for a big rain. We may try to plant one well-drained corn field today, but that will be it. In another couple of weeks we will consider switching corn to bean acres.last_img read more

America Needs More Entrepreneurs

first_imgRead this article called How Capitalism Dies.There are a bunch of interesting statistics here, like how many people now receive aid from the federal government. But more interesting is the long trend of businesses closing without a greater number opening to replace these businesses.I do believe that business is more difficult than it has ever been. I also believe it is more competitive than ever. I also believe that in this Disruptive Age, there are tons of systemic challenges. But it isn’t so difficult that anyone with a good idea and the intestinal fortitude can’t start and run a business. How can it be that there are more classes on entrepreneurship and fewer entrepreneurs?We need more entrepreneurs.Why Entrepreneurs FailI haven’t seen too many serious entrepreneurs with really bad business ideas (with the exception of some technology entrepreneurs who get excited about counting things). Most of the time, the entrepreneurs I have seen have good, valuable ideas. Their hearts in the right place, and they really want to create something. But the one question I routinely ask tells me everything I need to know about whether or not they will succeed. That question is this:“What is your client acquisition strategy?”Entrepreneur after entrepreneur crumbles when faced with this question. They believe that success comes from acquiring investors. The worst belief they have is that they can take enough investor money and sell the company for some amount of money that stretches credulity. That isn’t entrepreneurship. Get rich quick schemes don’t make you an entrepreneur either.There is no successful entrepreneur anywhere that didn’t create customers.How Entrepreneurs SucceedIf you want to start and build your own business, you need a few things. You need a great way to create value for other people, value that they are willing to pay for. And then you need people who will agree to pay you for that value.I’ve seen entrepreneurs start multimillion dollar business with nothing more than a laptop and the gumption to offer their services (I mean literally. They had nothing else.). I’ve seen entrepreneurs fail after investors poured millions of dollars into their business. The invested money wasn’t as valuable to their survival as the ability to gain paying customers would have been.Capitalism isn’t going to die anytime soon. If you have it in your heart to start something, there is no better time than now. But only if you have the ability and the willingness to go and acquire customers. Without that, you’re a statistic. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

ICC World T20: Going to be full house at Eden for final, says Sourav Ganguly

first_imgEven though hosts and favourites India were knocked out after the semi-finals of the World Twenty20, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president and former India skipper Sourav Ganguly said Eden Gardens will be packed to its capacity during the final.On Sunday, West Indies and England will battle it out for the champions’ crown. (Ganguly promises high-scoring final at Eden Gardens )”Not a ticket left. The stadium will be packed to capacity,” Ganguly told reporters here on the eve of the high voltage clash.When asked to pick a side, Ganguly quipped, “I don’t believe in favourites but West Indies look a very strong team.”Ganguly also said he is now used to the challenge of hosting big matches as an administrator.”We have staged the India-Pakistan match successfully. We are now used to the challenge. Hosting the final won’t be a problem,” he said.”You can’t have India playing in every final. Two of the best teams are playing here.”Commenting on India’s loss against the West Indies in the semis, Ganguly stated, “We lost to a side who played exceptionally well.”last_img read more

10 months agoTalking Tactics: Solskjaer’s risky Man Utd; Puel Leicester sack; Fernandinho irreplaceable

first_imgTagsOpinionAbout the authorAlex Keble FollowShare the loveHave your say Talking Tactics: Solskjaer’s risky Man Utd; Puel Leicester sack; Fernandinho irreplaceableby Alex Keble10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool went four points clear at the top of the Premier League table after Crystal Palace’s shock win against Manchester City. Roy Hodgson’s side exposed some emerging issues in the City midfield and defence, tactically outclassing his opponent on Saturday to put Jurgen Klopp’s team firmly in control of the title race.Elsewhere Ole Gunnar Solskjaer emphasised risk-taking as Manchester United found a fluency and tactical coherence that has been lacking all season. They are still eight points off fourth, but after such a dominant performance Champions League qualification is not unthinkable. Here are three things we learnt from the weekend action:1) Ranieri-style Leicester win shows Puel isn’t the right fit for the clubIt might seem harsh to highlight Claude Puel’s unsuitability to the Leicester job immediately after a 1-0 win at Chelsea, but the manner of their performance should be a wake-up call to the board. Holding just 28% possession and breaking forward quickly, Leicester were forced to play in the counter-attacking style that has become the ‘Leicester way’ ever since their title win. Puel’s desire to play patient possession football hasn’t sat well with the fans or certain players; after Saturday, it’s easy to see why.Chelsea are becoming increasingly jaded, and at Stamford Bridge they struggled to find any rhythm. Leicester’s narrow, compact shell meant Jorginho was consistently forced to spread the ball out wide (rather than cut incisive balls through the middle) for the wingers to attempt crosses (36 in total, their highest tally of the season). It was classic Leicester: deny space in the middle, force long balls into the box, and – with Wes Morgan and Harry Maguire in defence – head everything clear.On the counter, Jamie Vardy came to life after a difficult season adapting to Puel’s tactics. James Maddison also looked freer, breaking into space behind Jorginho to set up the winner with a neat assist. It’s clear that Leicester have the personnel – and the desire – to play in a very different philosophy to the one their current manager preaches.2) Narrow front three helps United play high-tempo attacking footballOle Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game in charge of Manchester United was easy enough, but nevertheless he deserves credit for unshackling the players; they had clearly been told to get the ball forward quickly, keep it moving at high speed, and take plenty of risks in possession. The sight of Victor Lindelof playing a one-two and galloping deep into the Cardiff half summed up the new attitude.Tactically speaking, the biggest change was in the positional play of United’s front three. Marcus Rashford dropped off the front while Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial moved infield from the wings, with all three players regularly combining in the number ten space. Such narrowness, and positional fluidity, pulled Cardiff’s defence out of position – most notably in the move for United’s third goal.There will be tougher challenges ahead, but Solskjaer clearly understands the club’s history and the players’ desire to play expansive attacking football. That should ensure his tenure is a successful one.3) Fernandinho is irreplaceable as John Stones is exposed by PalaceMan City seemed to have unlimited strength in depth, and yet on Saturday they were beaten primarily because John Stones could not deputise successfully for the injured Fernandinho. The Brazilian is a clever player defensively, but more importantly has a rare agility for a defensive midfielder. This allows City to play in a very wide formation, because Fernandinho can rapidly change direction and recover the ball.Stones clearly isn’t the most mobile of footballers, making him a strange choice to start in central midfield on Saturday. He was turned in the build-up to the first two Palace goals, first by failing to make a strong enough tackle on James McArthur and then losing control of the midfield battle as Palace won a freekick (from which Andros Townsend scored). Fernandinho’s injury could mean he misses the Leicester City match on Boxing Day – which is a major boost for Liverpool. Just like Palace, it is easy to imagine Leicester’s Maddison and Vardy countering around the flat-footed Stones.Best of the Week – Hodgson’s use of SchluppCrystal Palace’s performance in their victory over Man City was fairly typical of Roy Hodgson’s time in charge of the club, although there was one big difference: Jeffrey Schlupp played in central midfield for perhaps the first time in his career. He added pace and directness in the centre, allowing Palace to counter-attack against John Stones rather than out wide. Schlupp’s impact was most obvious in his equalising goal, but Hodgson’s selection also indirectly played a hand in Palace’s second and third. By adding Schlupp into the middle, switching from 4-4-2 to 4-5-1, Hodgson had to move Andros Townsend out to the right wing. His cutting inside from the right sucked Man City inwards, helping Aaron Wan-Bissaka isolate Fabian Delph – as he did in the build-up to Palace’s match-winning penalty.Worst of the Week – Everton’s defendingConfusion across the back four defined Everton’s 6-2 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday. They failed to track Spurs’ runs properly, communicating badly and clearly struggling with Marco Silva’s high line.But more important was the lack of pressure on the Spurs midfielders. Mauricio Pochettino instructed his team to play lots of long balls in behind Everton’s high line, and this worked primarily because Everton’s midfield didn’t close down quickly enough. Christian Eriksen was given the freedom of Goodison Park – and that can only end in one team winning. last_img read more

Darmian to undergo medical at Juventus

first_imgManchester United defender Matteo Darmian is set to undergo a medical with Juventus after arriving in Milan, reports Football-ItaliaThe Italy international has been heavily linked with a move to the Bianconeri for over the past year after falling out of favour with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.Since arriving from Torino in 2015, Darmian has struggled to adapt to the demands of English football and has recently expressed a desire to return to his homeland in the summer.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…United boss Mourinho is planning to sign two new full-backs in the upcoming transfer window and will likely use the reported €12m transfer fee generated from Darmian ’s sale to reinvest in his defence.The 28-year-old is currently in Italy finalising the move to Juventus with Daley Blind also expected to leave Manchester after admitting that he was left feeling frustrated over his lack of opportunities in the second half of this season.Across all competitions this season, Darmian only started seven matches.last_img read more