Zanzibar midfield dynamo open to KPL move

first_img“Yeah I wouldn’t mind. I have stayed in Kenya for a week now and I think I love it here. The people are great and if a club would be interested in moving for me, I would welcome it as long as we have an agreement,” the 21- year old midfielder noted.Makame who turns out for Taifa Jang’ombe in the Zanzibar Premier League has been a pillar for the islanders alongside midfield partner Feisal Salum Abdallah with the side making it into the semi-finals.His tactician Suleiman ‘Morocco’ Hemed has praised the duo for their outstanding performance so far with Makame hitting both assists in Zanzibar’s 2-1 win over Tanzania.“We have generally a very young team here and they have shown that they can do it. I would be happy for them if they got a chance to play here in Kenya. If they bring the right amount to their teams why not?” Hemedi joked.Tanzanians haven’t succeeded as much as their Ugandan counterparts have in the Kenyan Premier League. Perhaps, the biggest success story has to be Sony Sugar midfielder Abdallah Hamisi whose exploits with the sugar belt have seen him earn a Taifa Stars call up.AFC Leopards also had two decent tanzanians on their side between 2010 and 2012, left back Idrissa Rajab and midfielder Salim Kinje.Zanzibar Heroes midfielder Abdul Aziz Makame drives forward under close watch from Kenya’s Whyvonne Isuza during a CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe midfielder believes that Zanzibar have what it takes to go all the way to the finals of the tournament and has promised the team will work hard to ensure they achieve their targets.“We have played very well so far and especially getting a point off the hosts Kenya was great. They are a good team with good players and it was important to get a result.”“Now our focus is on the semis and I want to assure the people of Zanzibar that we will give them something good,” Makame said.Zanzibar will play their final group match on Monday against Libya and a winner will see them top the group. If they draw and Kenya beats Tanzania by a low margin, they will still top the group.Despite the fact that they have already qualified, coach Hemed says they will approach the tie with as much seriousness as they have a target of winning all their group matches.“We approach every game professionally and the Libya game is no exception. We go into the game with an ambition of winning and we cannot even at one moment go in softly. We have watched Libya play and we know what we need to do to win,” the coach added.Zanzibar has won the Senior Challenge Cup once in 1995 when they beat hosts Uganda 1-0. It was their only appearance in the final. They have won bronze thrice; in 2005, 2009 and 2012 when they beat Tanzania on post match penalties in the play-off in Kampala.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zanzibar Heroes midfielder Abdul Aziz Makame in action for the side during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 10- Having impressed in the three matches he has played so far for the Zanzibar Heroes at the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, midfielder Abdul Aziz Makame – watched by several Kenyan Premier League coaches- says he is open to a move to the KPL.Makame says he loves the atmosphere in the country and though he does not know so much about the Kenyan top tier, he wouldn’t bulge on the idea of taking the long trip if any club asks of his services.last_img read more

Bendtner drops appeal against conviction for taxi driver attack

first_img0Shares0000Lawyer Anders Nemeth said Nicklas Bendtner has had to drop his appeal against a 50-day prison sentence © Ritzau Scanpix/AFP / Martin SylvestCOPENHAGEN, Denmark, Nov 21 – Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner has had to drop his appeal against a 50-day prison sentence, the state prosecutor of Copenhagen announced on Wednesday.“The footballer is withdrawing his appeal. The public prosecutor of Copenhagen believes that there is not sufficient reason to maintain his appeal. The verdict therefore enters into force,” tweeted the prosecution. Bendtner was found guilty earlier this month of assaulting a taxi driver, the victim reportedly suffering a broken jaw.The player claimed he was acting in self-defence.“Nicklas does not agree with the decision of the court but decided to put the case behind him and focus on his club and his family,” his lawyer Anders Nemeth told Danish news agency Ritzau.It was not immediately clear if, or when, the striker would serve his time in prison. In Denmark, someone sentenced to less than six months may be placed under electronic surveillance.The former Juventus and Arsenal forward now plays for Rosenborg in Norway.His off-field behaviour has got him into trouble in the past.In 2013, while at Juventus, he was slapped with a £97,200  fine and stripped of his driving licence for three years after being caught drink driving.He missed the 2018 World Cup because of injury.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Manager sought for local community centre

first_imgJob Vacancy: A Manager/Coordinator vacancy has arisen at Ionad An Mhachaire in Maghery, West Donegal. The role will involve managing the company’s ongoing Community Services Programme and to co-ordinate activities on other community development projects.See job description and application details below: Job Vacancy: Manager sought for local community centre was last modified: November 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:dungloeGAELTACHTIonad An Mhachaire MagheryJob VacancyManagerWest Donegallast_img read more

Top teams featured

first_img Five counties: Mike DiCato (171) and Dunn (125 after missing the 119 limit by three-tenths of a pound) led performances by Royal in the 41st annual Five Counties Tournament at Fountain Valley. Both advanced to the third round of the championship bracket on the opening day, when the Highlanders had six championship-bracket victories. Jon Quezada (140), Brian Stockton (152) and Miguel Rivera (215) also posted first-round wins for Royal. First-year coach Richard Carrillo – he directed Chatsworth to the 2004 City Section championship – was pleased with his team’s effort in a meet that is annually one of the toughest in the state. “We don’t come in here expecting to rule it,” said Carrillo, whose Highlanders are defending Southern Section Div. V Dual Meet champions. “But we want to come in here and do a good job, get some experience against some higher-level wrestlers and see how we’re doing.” Marmonte crucial: No. 6 Thousand Oaks (17-3) takes a 3-1 Marmonte League record into its home match against No. 5-ranked Simi Valley (4-0, 4-0) Thursday, one of the biggest league clashes of the season. “The winner probably will go to the (Southern Section Div. V) Dual Meet tournament,” said Thousand Oaks coach Kerry Lyne, whose Lancers tuned up by going 6-2 and finishing second in the Bobby Loughridge Tournament. Dave Shelburne, (818) 713-3609!dtpost end!DAILY NEWS TOP 10 1. Royal 2. San Fernando 3. Crespi 4. Highland 5. Simi Valley 6. Thousand Oaks 7. Agoura 8. Antelope Valley 9. El Camino Real 10. Birmingham 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Defending champion Highland High of Palmdale and four other teams ranked in the Daily News top five are in the field for Saturday’s Sam De John wrestling tournament at San Fernando. Fourth-ranked Highland, coached by former San Fernando wrestler Mike Young, has won its Bobby Loughridge Tournament, the Quartz Hill Rebel Classic and the Eagle Invitational at Lancaster this season. The Bulldogs come in with seven wrestlers with at least 20 season victories, including two-time Golden League champion Josh Purpus at 125 pounds. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card St. John Bosco of Bellflower, which won the Sam De John title in 2004, defending City Section champion Bell and area City teams El Camino Real of Woodland Hills, Chatsworth and Birmingham of Lake Balboa also are in the field. The Sam De John Tournament is named after the late San Fernando coach who helped wrestling become a sanctioned City sport in the 1960s. The Tigers, now coached by Fernando Gonzalez, share the City record with 10 titles. Highland’s Young, who has excelled as a coach and teacher – he has a state-best 601 career victories and was the Antelope Valley School District teacher of the year for 2004-05 – has fond memories wrestling for De John, who died in 2003, at San Fernando. “He was a man who really changed my life and the lives of a lot of other people, and he’s someone I really miss,” Young said. “He’s the one who inspired me to go into coaching and to go for my Master’s degree.” Saturday’s competition begins at 9 a.m. The first of 14 weight-class finals is scheduled to start about 6 p.m. center_img Top-ranked Royal of Simi Valley has the state’s third-ranked 119-pounder in Kevin Dunn, a junior who is a two-time Masters Meet participant. No. 2 San Fernando has three City Section champions – 2005 City winners Ruben Saenz (now 140) and Mike Solis (now 152) and Santos Delgadillo, the 2004 City heavyweight titlist who won that weight class at the West Covina tournament last week. No. 3 Crespi of Encino has a three-tournament winner in Lamar Reed (152) and defending Sam De John heavyweight titlist Sione Fua, who has won two tournaments this season. No. 5 Simi Valley has a two-tournament winner in Mikey Murphy (125). last_img read more

A’s, Rays announce starting lineups for AL Wild Card Game

first_imgThe Oakland Athletics are set to host their first playoff game in six years, and the Coliseum is going to be packed.The A’s say they have sold more than 50,000 tickets to Wednesday night’s AL Wild Card Game against the Tampa Bay Rays.They’ll have to contend with Rays starter Charlie Morton, as well as the shadows the Coliseum will certainly throw for a 5 p.m. start time. With Morton’s curveball and other off-speed offerings, those shadows could be even more difficult.The A’s won’t go with …last_img read more

Horse racing in South Africa

first_imgHorse racing is a hugely popular sport in South Africa, with regular racing taking place around the country. The sport in South Africa enjoys a long and rich history that can be traced back to 1797. The first recorded race club meeting took place five years later in 1802.The national horse racing body is known as the National Horse Racing Authority and previously operated under the name of The Jockey Club of South Africa. It was founded in 1882. (Image: Vodacom Durban July)Brand South Africa reporterHorse racing is a hugely popular sport in South Africa, with regular racing taking place around the country. The sport in South Africa enjoys a long and rich history that can be traced back to 1797! The first recorded race club meeting took place five years later in 1802.The national horse racing body is known as the National Horse Racing Authority and previously operated under the name of The Jockey Club of South Africa. It was founded in 1882.Racing in South Africa is controlled by two bodies: Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited, and Gold Circle. Phumelela controls racing in the Free State, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Gauteng, while Gold Circle has the reins in the Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal.There are three major races that stand out above the rest, one in each of the three biggest cities in the country. Turfontein in Johannesburg hosts The Summer Cup, while Cape Town’s star attraction is The J & B Met. Durban’s primary event is The Vodacom July, which was first run in 1897 at its present home, Greyville.Saftote controls the big-money betting industry. It is the banner under which Phumelela and Gold Circle work their totalisator. The betting system is controlled by the Maryland, USA-based company that designed it. All tote equipment has been given the South African Bureau of Standards’ stamp of approval.There are three major races that stand out above the rest, one in each of the three biggest cities in the country. Turfontein in Johannesburg hosts The Summer Cup, while Cape Town’s star attraction is The J & B Met. Durban’s primary event is The Vodacom July, which was first run in 1897 at its present home, Greyville. (Image: Vodacom Durban July)Horse racing tracks in South AfricaEASTERN CAPEArlington Race CourseSchoenmakerskop Road, Walmer, Port ElizabethTel: (041) 366 1666Fairview Race CourseDraaifontein Road, Greenbushes, Port ElizabethTel: (041) 372 1859FREE STATEVaal Race CourseAscot Road, ViljoensdrifTel: (016) 457 6000GAUTENGNorth Rand Training CentreOlievenhoutbosch Road, Randjesfontein(011) 314 1954Turffontein Race CourseTurf Club Street, Turffontein, JohannesburgTel: (011) 681 1500KWAZULU-NATALClairwood Turf Club89 Barrier Lane, Merebank, DurbanTel: (031) 469 1020Greyville Turf Club150 Avondale Road, Greyville, DurbanTel: (031) 314 1651Scottsville Race Course45 New England Road, PietermaritzburgTel: (033) 345 3405NORTHERN CAPEFlamingo Park Race Course78 Boshoff Road, KimberleyTel: (053) 843 0011WESTERN CAPEDurbanville Race CourseBowlers Way, Durbanville, Cape TownTel: (021) 975 2524Kenilworth Race Course (Regional office)Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape TownTel: (021) 700 1600Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

SA’s child porn tip-off website

first_img4 June 2008The Department of Home Affairs is to launch an anti-child pornography website in July, and is urging South Africans to report incidents and provide tip-offs anonymously.The Internet Hotline tip-off website will be operational from 1 July onwards. Child pornography can also be reported to the Films and Publication Board toll-free on 0800 148 148.“People reporting such incidents will remain anonymous, and information received will be sent to the police for further investigations and this will lead to the closure of the site and the arrest of the perpetrators,” Deputy Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said in Midrand this week.In a bid to curb child pornography, the government is also ensuring that there are legislative and other measures in place to give practical effect to the constitutional principle that, in all matters concerning the child, the best interests of the child are paramount.The Films and Publications Board would also play a vital role in ensuring that perpetrators are brought to book.The government has extended the scope of the Films and Publications Act to make the creation, production, distribution, possession, advocacy, advertising or promotion of child pornography a criminal offence, and has increased the maximum prison sentence for any person convicted of any child pornography offence to 10 years.Child pornography is defined as any image or description of a person who is under the age of 18 years, or who is made to appear as a person under that age, engaged in any form of sexual conduct.According to the department, children are often sexually brutalised, tortured and even murdered in the creation of child pornography.The government has also initiated a national campaign to increase awareness among the public of this terrible crime against children, and is encouraging partnerships between government child protection agencies and civil society to maintain constant vigilance to ensure a healthy social and educational environment for all children.Legislation has also been introduced to make the failure to report knowledge or suspicion of the commission of any child pornography offence a criminal offence.“We urge people to report cases of child pornography,” Gigaba said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Celebrating Freedom Month 2016

first_imgApril in South Africa is Freedom Month, to mark 27 April 1994, the day all citizens won the right to vote in democratic elections and choose their own leaders for the very first time. In 2016 we celebrate 22 years of this freedom. Study finds South Africans are proud and patriotic ahead of Freedom MonthComing ahead of the country’s annual commemoration of Freedom Month, Brand South Africa’s Domestic Perceptions Research shows that being South African is a significant element of individual and national identity. Over 80% of 2 536 respondents say they are extremely proud to be South African. READ MORE > South Africa’s Constitution: youth weigh inAlmost 100 young South Africans aged between 19 and 22 were asked by the Nelson Mandela Foundation how the Constitution and Bill of Rights affected their lives. Their answers are on display at the foundation in an exhibition entitled “My Constitution”. READ MORE > Quiz: 2016 local electionsWith the local election date officially announced as 3 August, South Africans will have the opportunity to vote for the leaders that will run their wards for the next five years. But how much do you know about local elections? Take our quiz and find out. READ MORE > Freedom is … your rights. A people’s guide to the Bill of RightsAs South Africa celebrates 22 years of democracy during Freedom Month, we bring you a plain language version of the country’s globally admired Bill of Rights – our guarantee of freedom. Get to know your rights, and protect the rights of others. READ MORE > 22 memories of martyrs for our freedomFreedom Month celebrates the time South Africans voted in the country’s first free elections. This April, with local elections to be held in a few months, it’s important for all South Africans to remember the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for our right to vote. READ MORE > Vuk’uzenzele! How to start your own small business in South AfricaYou have a great business idea, but how do you make it a reality? As part of our Vuk’uzenzele! series on economic freedom, we will look at how ordinary South Africans can play their part and use their entrepreneurial skills to not only better their lives, but also the lives of people around them. Our infographic guides you through the process of starting your own small business. READ MORE > 22 monuments for 22 years of freedomMonuments to peace and freedom are found across South Africa – not surprising, given our country’s long history of struggle against oppression. With April marking the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s freedom, we showcase 22 monuments that pay homage to the heroes who made this country great. READ MORE > Joburg honours struggle iconsThe City of Joburg on Wednesday gave its highest honour, the Freedom of the City, to two struggle icons: George Bizos and Andrew Mlangeni. READ MORE > Freedom Park marks monuments daySouth Africa’s Freedom Park joined the world in commemorating International Day of Monuments and Sites on 18 April. READ MORE > South African local elections date setThe next local government elections will take place on 3 August 2016. The minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs will follow the necessary legal procedure to proclaim the date and fulfil other requirements needed, the Presidency said yesterday in announcing the date. READ MORE >last_img read more

Don’t Bother Your Prospect

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now If you don’t want to bother your prospect client then don’t bother them.But know that you are not bothering your client when, as your deal nears the end of the buying process, you follow up to ensure that they don’t still need something from you.Your Two ChoicesYou’re always faced with two choices of the salesperson.The first choice is to be self-oriented to check in with your client so that you can find out where your deal is or waste their time. Wasting time means that you are subtracting value.The other choice is to create value for your prospective client. You can still create value, even at the end of your prospect’s buying process, even when your prospect told you they need time, even when your prospect is going through the process of making the decision. Your clients have concerns they need help resolving. They need more information from you. Much of the time they won’t recognize they even need more information until they begin the process of making a decision.It is never right to ignore your clients their needs. You’re never bothering them when you attempt to create value.Make the Value Creating CallWhen you don’t have a plan to create value, the right answer isn’t to ignore your client or pretend that you will be bothering them by calling. The right answer is to find a reason to call that allows you to continue to create value.Call to make sure your prospective clients has all the information they need. Or call to share additional information that wasn’t available until your prospective clients reached this point of their process. Call because you’ve discovered some new way to improve upon the proposal you gave them.Too many deals failed to cross the finish line because sales people mistakenly believe they will be bothering their client by calling. It’s not the call that bothers buyers. It’s wasted time. Make the call to follow up—and make it a value creating call.last_img read more

Climbers recover 7 bodies near Nanda Devi peak

first_img A search is on for another body as there were eight members in the team that had gone missing on way to the 17,800-foot-high peak, Nimbadia said.Air Force helicopters also assisted in the operation, named ‘Daredevil’, which had begun a week ago, the officer added. ITBP climbers on Sunday recovered seven bodies believed to be of the mountaineers who had gone missing on their way to the Nanda Devi East peak in Uttarakhand nearly a month ago, an officer said.A 10-member team of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) dug out the seven bodies, including that of a woman mountaineer, from under the snow, DIG APD Nimbadia said.Also Read Sharp winds scuttle efforts to retrieve bodies of mountaineers from Uttarakhand’s Nanda Devi peaklast_img read more

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