AFCON 2017: Ugandans reflect on early exit from tourney

first_imgUgandans have hailed their national football team- The Cranes- for their historic African Nations Cup participation despite being eliminated from the tournament in Gabon.Here’s CGTN’s Isabel Nakirya with more from Kampala.last_img

New Sandyhills Tourism Business Offers Unique Sewing Retreats

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInA BARONIAL house on the Solway coastline has been given a new lease of life as a coastal holiday home offering a unique range of specialist retreats.Craigbittern House at Sandyhills, near Dalbeattie, is the first accommodation offering for local entrepreneur and owner of Galloway Escapes, Ruth Osman. The self-catering house and separate cottage which sleep 13 in total occupy a private position with stunning views over the Solway Firth, lending itself as a base for large gatherings of friends and families.In her first collaboration with local businesses, the mother-of-two has teamed up with local designer and crafter Leah Halliday to offer a unique sewing weekend retreat which promises relaxation, inspiration, friendship, fresh air as well as gentle stitch. The first Sewing Retreat will take place in September with plans to follow this up with a pregnancy retreat later in the year.VisitScotland has hailed the launch of this innovative new business which will encourage visitors to the area to enjoy the very best of what the region has to offer.Ruth, who set up the business last year after several years of running a kennels and cattery in the region, has recently purchased a new self-catering property in New Abbey. She plans to build up the portfolio of properties within Galloway Escapes and showcase a different aspect of the region at each, from the coastline to the wildlife and woodlands.Owner of Galloway Escapes, Ruth Osman, said: “I have always wanted to do something for myself and the timing was right. We are now able to enjoy time as a family while building up the business.“Dumfries & Galloway has so much to offer as a region. It is a quiet and peaceful region but there is so much for people to do on the doorstep. My long-term plan is to expand the accommodation on offer and offer a little bit of everything that the region has to offer, from cottages ideal for romantic getaways to family-friendly houses and those off the beaten track.”Paula Ward, VisitScotland Regional Director, said: “I had the pleasure recently of meeting Ruth at Craigbittern House and I was blown away by the passion and enthusiasm she has for the business, as well as the perfect setting the house occupies for creative pursuits like the sewing retreat.“Scotland’s reputation as a quality destination relies on continued investment and innovation to ensure that current provision meets future demand and Galloway Escapes is a fantastic example of how the tourism industry can embrace innovation and new ways of working to compete in a competitive global market.“Tourism is more than a holiday experience – it creates jobs and sustains communities in every corner of Dumfries & Galloway all year round and is the heartbeat of the Scottish economy.“I wish Ruth every success in this new venture and we will continue to work together at VisitScotland to showcase the very best of what the region has to offer.”last_img read more

GAME NOTES: Argonauts Look for Third Straight Win on Saturday

first_img Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – After a pair of tough losses at home the previous weekend, the West Florida women’s soccer team bounced back with wins on the road at Saint Leo on Sunday and at Spring Hill on Tuesday.  The Argos outscored their opponents 11-2 in the two games, marking the team’s top two games offensively this season.  UWF returns home for a regional battle against Lynn University on Saturday, and kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.COMPLETE GAME NOTESNOTES & PROGRAMS PAGETHAT’S MORE LIKE IT: UWF is known as high-scoring team, especially the last two years when the Argos scored 92 goals in 2008 and a school record 116 in 2009.  After a slow start, the Argos are back to their high-scoring ways after four goals at Saint Leo and a season-best seven at Spring Hill.  Defending National Player of the Year Shakira Duncan has scored in all but one game and leads the team with seven goals and four assists, and newcomer Jodi-Ann Robinson has at least one point in all six games this year, adding up to five goals and one assist.A LOOK AT LYNN: After three straight wins to open the season, Lynn has stumbled with one tie and two losses in their last three games.  The Fighting Knights have faced some solid competition, defeating Georgia College, North Alabama and Christian Brothers to start the season before drawing with Flagler and falling to Florida Tech and Barry.  LU has scored just eight goals in six games, but their defense has been stellar with just four goals allowed.  Kelsey Butler has played every minute in goal for the Fighting Knights, and she holds a 0.64 goals against average with 37 saves.  Kayley Clay and Jamie Locke lead the Lynn attack with two goals apiece, and Clay’s five points are also a team-high.MILESTONE AHEAD: Head coach Joe Bartlinski now holds a record of 154-23-9 (.852) at West Florida, and combined with his 195-30-5 (.859) mark at Brevard College, he now stands at 349 wins, just one away from 350.  Bartlinski has gone through his last 50 wins quickly, as he won his 300th career game in the 2008 season opener.MOVING ON UP: Shakira Duncan’s hat trick on Tuesday propelled her up to eighth all-time in school history with 40 career goals.  Duncan also ranks seventh with 97 points, needing just three more to hit the 100 point milestone.  Behind Duncan, Jordan Stone in the team’s active leader with 11 goals and Monica Malavassi is the active leader with 11 assists behind Duncan’s 17.BIG WIN: The 7-1 win at Spring Hill on Tuesday marked the team’s largest margin of victory this season.  Last year’s record-setting team had multiple big wins, including 10-0 victories over Ouachita Baptist and Lambuth, a 10-1 win over Delta State, and a 9-0 win over Warner Pacific.CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AHEAD: After Saturday’s match, the Argonauts will kick off Gulf South Conference play on the road at Ouachita Baptist and Harding on Oct. 1 and 3, respectively.  GSC play has already begun for some teams, as North Alabama topped OBU 2-0 on the road over the weekend.  This weekend Alabama-Huntsville hosts Harding and OBU is at Delta State on Friday, and UAH hosts OBU and Harding visits DSU on Sunday.  UWF was picked to win a third straight GSC title in the preseason coaches’ poll.SUNSHINE STATE OF MIND: UWF is 3-2 against teams from the Sunshine State Conference so far this season.  Lynn is the final SSC opponent for the Argonauts during the regular season, but if the last few years are any indication UWF may lock up with the SSC again if they advance to the NCAA tournament.  The Argonauts have faced Barry, Rollins, Saint Leo and Tampa in NCAA regional play.RISING ROOKIE: Freshman Alexis Garrand has been an impact player for UWF the last two games, as she scored once and assisted once at Saint Leo on Sunday and added three assists in Wednesday’s 7-1 win at Spring Hill.  Garrand is an Orlando native and comes to UWF from Dr. Phillips High School, where she was a three-time All-Metro and All-County selection and scored 64 goals in her high school career.CLIMBING BACK UP: After a 2-2 start to the season, the Argonauts, ranked No. 2 in the preseason NSCAA national poll, dropped out of the national rankings completely.  After Sunday’s 4-1 win at Saint Leo, UWF received votes in this week’s poll but did not crack the top 25.  With another win on Saturday the team could see its name in the national rankings once again when they are released on Tuesday.ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END: The Argos had three streaks broken during the second week of the season; heading into the 3-1 loss to Rollins, UWF held a 25-game unbeaten streak, a 22-game home winning streak and a 31-game home unbeaten streak.  The Argos have held on to one long streak however, as the team extended its road winning streak to a program-best 25 games.GSC ALL-TIME TEAM: UWF boasted 21 total selections to the GSC All-Time Soccer Team, including 13 women’s players, it was announced by the conference office over the summer.  Joe Bartlinski was named the top coach in the 14-year history of the GSC, and six former Argos were first team selections.UWF Selections to GSC All-Time Team:First Team: Courtney Jones (2006-09)First Team: Shameka Gordon (2008-09)First Team: Marcela Franco (2005-09)First Team: Dernelle Mascall (2007-09)First Team: Brook Pace (1997-00)First Team: Shaneka Gordon (2008-09)Second Team: Mandy Harland (1996-99)Second Team: CiCi Marrero (2002-05)Second Team: Lindsay Nemanich (2002-06)Honorable Mention: Anna Thorsteinsdottir (2003-04)Honorable Mention: Shakira Duncan (2009)Honorable Mention: Mauricia Nicholson (2002-06)BRAINS ON THE BENCH: UWF is proud to have graduating senior and CoSIDA Academic All-American Courtney Jones returning to the team this year as an assistant coach.  Jones was the winner of the 2009-10 GSC Commissioner’s Trophy, awarded to the top male and female student-athlete across all sports and recognizing excellence on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.  The former goalkeeper is also an NCAA record holder, as her 17 shutouts in 2008 are the most for any player in Division II women’s soccer.NCAA LEADER: Joe Bartlinski began his career at West Florida in 2001, and entering this season UWF has won more games (150) and held a higher winning percentage (.858) than all other NCAA schools in the state of Florida over that span.  Florida State is a close second (149, .726).Print Friendly Version GAME NOTES: Argonauts Look for Third Straight Win on Saturdaycenter_img Junior Goalkeeper Ali Ryan (Photo by Ron Besser) last_img read more

State Makes Offer for LIO Building

first_imgThe LIO’s developers are still reviewing the proposal. If the owners don’t accept the offer, the Legislature may move to the nearby Atwood Building, which is already owned by the State. The offer is slightly below the developer’s asking price and well below the $40 million ten-year lease the Legislature had previously signed. A judge last week ruled that the lease will illegal since the State didn’t pursue a competitive bidding process.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State Legislative Council voted 13-1 yesterday (Thursday) to purchase the Anchorage LIO Building on Fourth Avenue for $32.5 million.last_img read more

First Lady Opens Nominations For Volunteer Of The Year

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Continuing a long standing tradition, First Lady Rose Dunleavy announced on Friday that nominations have opened for the First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. First Lady Rose Dunleavy: “It will be a special honor for me to present these awards to Alaskans who are selfless, caring and have made a perceptible and meaningful difference in the lives of other Alaskans. Each one of the recipients has an inspirational story to tell and I look forward to sharing those stories with all Alaskans when the winners are announced this spring.” Mrs Dunleavy is the latest to oversee the program started in 1975 by First Lady Bella Hammond. To submit a nomination, visit  The First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Executive Committee will review the nominations, and recipients will be announced this spring. The program will take nominations from February 8 through close of business March 8, recognizing Alaskan volunteers who have “displayed an extraordinary personal commitment to volunteer service, and have made a major impact on their community or state.”last_img read more

Ban on saliva recommended, but sweat allowed to shine ball

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): The ICC’s Cricket Committee has recommended that bowlers be banned from using their saliva to shine the ball, to mitigate the risks posed by COVID-19, but it sees no problem with the use of sweat.The committee, chaired by former India captain Anil Kumble, also suggested that once play resumes, local umpires should officiate international matches in the short term and there be an increase in reviews through the Decision Review System (DRS) to support that.The recommendations will be presented to the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee in early June for approval, said a statement from cricket’s world governing body on Monday, after the Cricket Committee held a conference call to specifically address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.“We are living through extraordinary times, and the recommendations the committee have made today are interim measures to enable us to safely resume cricket in a way that preserves the essence of our game while protecting everyone involved,” Kumble said.The Cricket Committee, a panel dealing with the game’s technical aspects, sought advice from the Chair of the ICC Medical Advisory Committee Dr Peter Harcourt regarding the elevated risk of the transmission of the virus through saliva, and unanimously agreed to recommend that the use of saliva to polish the ball be prohibited.“The committee also noted the medical advice that it is highly unlikely that the virus can be transmitted through sweat and saw no need to prohibit the use of sweat to polish the ball, while recommending that enhanced hygiene measures are implemented on and around the playing field,” it added.The recommendation comes on the heels of reports that the ICC was considering allowing the use of foreign substances to shine the ball – which is considered ball tampering under normal circumstances – to reduce the risk of spreading the highly contagious COVID-19. However, the committee’s recommendations did not give any scope for that.On the issue of using non-neutral umpires and referees for international matches, the committee suggested that the current restrictions on umpire and match referee allotments be eased. Since 2002, there has been a requirement that officials appointed by the ICC for men’s Test, ODI and T20I matches not be from the same country as the participating teams.However, given the challenges of international travel with borders being closed due to the spread of COVID-19, limited commercial flights and mandatory quarantine periods, the committee recommended that local match officials be appointed in the interim.“The appointments will continue to be made via the ICC from local Elite and International Panel referees and umpires. Where there are no Elite Panel match officials in the country, the best local International Panel match officials will be appointed.“The committee also recommended that the use of technology is increased to support the appointments of a wider pool of umpires from around the world, and has proposed an additional DRS review per team per innings is introduced in each format as an interim measure,” the ICC said.While the COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed cricket, efforts are being made to have the West Indies’ three-Test tour of England come off in early July.However, South Africa’s five-match T20I and two-Test tour and the New Zealand tour of the West Indies, both due to start in July, are still in jeopardy.last_img read more

Gabe Wright drafted by the Detroit Lions

first_imgAUBURN — Gabe Wright was too good for the Detroit Lions to pass up.The Lions traded up with the Philadelphia Eagles, exchanging a third-round pick in 2016 for the No. 113 overall pick to select Wright in the fourth-round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.Wright was the second former Auburn defensive tackle selected Saturday, going 13 picks after Angelo Blackson was taken by the Tennessee Titans.Wright entered the draft facing questions of his consistency. His 24 tackles with 4 1/2 for loss but just one sack to go along with 10 hurries last season were all drops from 2013, when he had 31 tackles, 8 1/2 for loss with three sacks.According to, Wright’s four-year contract is projected to be for $2,733,152 with a $453,152 signing bonus. However, the pick changed hands thee times and each team’s rookie salary pool differs.Wright’s 34 bench press reps tied for second among defensive linemen but his broad jump (100 inches), vertical (26 1/2 inches) and 40-yard dash (5.07 seconds) were less impressive.Wright is the third Auburn player selected in this year’s draft, joining Blackson and Sammie Coates, who was drafted by Pittsburgh in the third round on Friday.last_img read more

Villa and Norwich looking to beat QPR to Keane deal – report

first_imgAston Villa and Norwich also want Robbie Keane, the Daily Mirror say.QPR boss Harry Redknapp is looking to sign Keane, who played under him at Tottenham, on loan from LA Galaxy now the MLS season has finished.It is claimed the striker is not keen on a short-term return to England but that Villa, who had him on loan last season, will try to bring him back and that the Canaries are also interested.AdChoices广告Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal to sign Lazar Markovic from Partizan Belgrade despite interest from Arsenal and Liverpool, according to the Daily Mail.The Blues are reportedly set to capture the highly-rated midfielder, 18, for an initial £8m.Meanwhile, The Sun say Dnipro’s Ghana international midfielder Derek Boateng will choose between a move to Fulham or Villa. 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 This page is regularly updated.center_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Kölner Haie

first_img Posted September 14, 2006 By CityOfWalrus, September 14, 2006 in Sports Logo News Share on other sites Share on other sites Share on other sites 1 Share this post 153 22 All Activity 103 2,669 posts Link to post I really like the back of the jersey. Awesome sublimated logo, player’s first name smaller, and a flag for the country of origin. What’s with the years(?) at the bottom stripe though? My guess would be their championship years. Why can’t the NHL Season start already? Hawaii Tech He’e Football! Holy advertisements Batman! Share on other sites 6,201 posts Share on other sites KevinMcD steiny_ramone 0 Share this post 0 103 Sports Logo News 4,646 posts Sports Logo News Posted September 14, 2006 0 CityOfWalrus 0 Link to post Location:SUNY Cortland 0 They look like NASCAR cars with all that advertising. CityOfWalrus Share on other sites Share this post zig zig 1 Link to post 0 Link to post 0 0 0 Members Posted September 14, 2006 without all the sponsors i think it might look decent but that is just too much. But that’s not their fault so looking beyond that i think these are nice but not that great. I don’t like having the name and the shark underneath it. What i do like is the faint shark on the front and back, reminds me of what mexico and some other countries did for the world cup 1 Link to post 16 0 Kölner Haie 103 Share this post 103 0 Share on other sites 103 Share this post I think these are some well designed jerseys I love them! and if shipping and the euro didn’t suck I would porobably buy one! CityOfWalrus 1 0 Das ist nicht gut. Ich bin unglucklich. Warum sind Sie so zufrieden? Let’s Go Buff-a-lo! Members 0 Some animals are more equal than others. Share on other sites Hawaii Tech He’e Football! Location:Candy Mountain Posted September 14, 2006 Members Forums Home Location:California Location:California 0 0 0 Link to post zig All Activity 2,153 posts Go To Topic Listing Sports Logos Members Sign in to follow this   0 NYCdog Link to post 0 SportsLogos.Net Link to post Share this post 0 Location:Vancouver, BC Members skreeeeeeonk Link to post Members 6,201 posts 58 posts Location:New York City I like the real picture on the front of the white one. There’s not much that’s more intimidating than a great white shark, that’s for sure. Members 0 fonz 4,646 posts steiny_ramone This topic is now closed to further replies. sean69 0 sean69 Damn…..there like an effn billboard on skates! Tigereye Location:New York City 1,857 posts 103 0 3,787 posts Brendan Location:St. Catharines, ON 378 I love all the advertisements… I think look awesome with the jerseys……. i mean even my hockey pants now I have advertisements on them from sweden… so would you want the NHL to have that many adds or would you only like them to be in the swedish and other european leagues? just for the swedish and euro leagues.. I love them on them because it makes the look of the league differant than the NHL… Posted September 14, 2006 153 Members 378 CityOfWalrus Kilomile Share on other sites 16 Share this post I really like the back of the jersey. Awesome sublimated logo, player’s first name smaller, and a flag for the country of origin. What’s with the years(?) at the bottom stripe though? Followers 0 22 Let’s Go Buff-a-lo! Posted September 14, 2006 Share this post Link to post Link to post Posted September 14, 2006 0 Members Posted September 14, 2006 Posted September 14, 2006 0 2,153 posts Link to post I love all the advertisements… I think look awesome with the jerseys……. i mean even my hockey pants now I have advertisements on them from sweden… so would you want the NHL to have that many adds or would you only like them to be in the swedish and other european leagues? Share on other sites 16 NYCdog twi Link to post 769 posts Why can’t the NHL Season start already? KevinMcD Members Members KevinMcD 103 0 Share this post Share on other sites Share this post Sign in to follow this   Members Posted September 14, 2006 Followers 0 103 0 1 235 posts 1 Can you say Islanders unies of the future…especially if Wang keeps with the 15year, 67mill contracts. He will need all the adds to pay his players! 0 0 CityOfWalrus Posted September 14, 2006 Share this post Kilomile Forums Home 6,201 posts Favourite Logos:Florida Everblades,Devil Rays Location:California 103 CityOfWalrus Share this post Share this post 153 Share on other sites twi Link to post Share on other sites Posted September 14, 2006 Posted September 14, 2006 3,480 posts Location:Tampa Share on other sites Members 0 Location:SUNY Cortland zig Share this post Recommended Posts Sports Logos great jerseys screwed up by all the advertising. Members fonz Posted September 14, 2006 22 Brendan Hawaii Tech He’e Football! I love all the advertisements… I think look awesome with the jerseys……. i mean even my hockey pants now I have advertisements on them from sweden… SportsLogos.Net Kölner Haie 378 KevinMcD Kölner Haielast_img read more

In the USA, they want the head of Martina Navrátilová. …

first_imgTennis legend Martina Navrátilová, who has long protested against the inclusion of transsexuals in women’s sports, became the target of criticism again a year later. Together with more than three hundred other colleagues, they sent a letter to the National University Athletics Association, criticizing the inclusion of transsexuals in the women’s sports category. The letter was publicly signed by four female athletes, none of whom were Navrátilová. “They wanted to keep it a secret. But Martina Navrátilová and her collaborators could not hide from us, “the server for LGBTQ athletes burned down the names of all the signatories. “Those who discriminate should be held accountable,” Outsports urged to face the consequences of their actions. Photo: Repro YoutubeCaption: Former professional tennis player Martina Navrátiloválast_img read more