LIVE: Uganda 2 DRC 0

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Uganda    1     1      0      0      2       0      2        3Egypt        1      1      0      0       1      0      1         3Zimbabwe1      0      0      1      0       1     -1        0DR Congo   1      0      0      1      0       2      -2       0 Kaddu celebrates. PHOTO AFPFT: Uganda  2 (Kaddu)  DRC  0 IT’S OKWI & KADDU !!!!! #Uganda 2 DRC 0 Uganda’s first #AFCON win in 41 years Uganda top of the table Cranes debuts for Abdu Lumala & Bevis MugabiCairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda secured a flying start to their Nations Cup campaign, beating DRC 2-0 in their opening match Saturday.Patrick Kaddu gave Uganda an early lead and Emmanuel Okwi extended it minutes after the second half started, as Cranes run rings around the DRC defence in their opening African Cup of Nations match Saturday.Led by Kaddu, the Cranes strikers came close to adding more on at least three occasions in the first half, including a penalty claim after Farouk Miya was fouled in the penalty.Miya, who delivered from the corner kick for Kaddu’s goal, then set it all up for Okwi to head in number two.Okwi was named the TOTAL Man of the Match. Uganda’s next game is on Wednesday against Zimbabwe warriors who fell 1-0 to Egypt on the opening day.This is Uganda Cranes  first win in 41 years at the Africa Cup of Nations finals. Their last win was at the 1978 Nations Cup finals, where they beat Nigeria 2-1 in the semifinals.(FRONT L to R) Michael Azira,  Godfrey Walusimbi, Farouk Miya, Lumala Abdu,Patrick Kaddu; (BACK) Bevis Mugabi, Murshid Juuko; Emmanuel Okwi, Khalid Aucho, Hassan Wasswa, Denis Onyango. PHOTO AFPGroup A                               P     W     D      L      G      A     GA     Pts last_img read more


first_imgThe family of the Co Donegal couple killed in their home have thanked the local community for their support in recent days.The removal of the remains of Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddity from their Carndonagh home last night. Pic copyright of North West News Pix.The well-known and highly respected Cuddihy family from Carndonagh issued a statement through Gardai.In it they thanked everyone who has helped them since the deaths of their relatives Jimmy and Maureen Cuddity who were found dead at the home in Churchtown on Thursday morning last The couple’s remains left the Chapel of Eternal Light at Mountaintop, LettErkenny this evening.The statement said “The Family thank An Garda Síochána, medical and other personnel, neighbours, friends and the local community for their support and sensitivity at this most difficult time,” the statement said.“They ask that they, their extended family and the local community be allowed to observe local traditions without media intrusion to enable them to honour Jimmy and Kathleen with dignity in the coming days,” the statement added.“The family will not be releasing any further statement at this time.” Two hearses took the couple to their son James’ home in Carndonagh this evening before they are buried after funeral mass on Tuesday.Meanwhile the couple’s other son Julian, 42, will appear at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court on Wednesday charged with his parents’ murders. FAMILY OF TRAGIC COUPLE THANK COMMUNITY FOR THEIR SUPPORT was last modified: October 26th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:CarndonaghdonegalGardaiJIMMY CUDDIHYkilledMAUREEN CUDDIHYlast_img read more

Snails Walk on Water

first_imgWhy is that scientist staring at a snail?  He’s watching a miracle: walking on water.  This is not our exaggeration: Matt Kaplan on National Geographic News entitled his article, “How Snails Walk on Water Is a Small Miracle.”  If we can figure out the trick, we might be able to make little robots do it – even if we don’t know why we would want to yet, other than it would be cool.    Snails are small enough to be naturally buoyant, but needless to say, getting traction on water is a challenge.  The snail apparently does this by making small ripples.  The ripples are just the right size to give the snail traction without breaking the surface.  It’s a unique method of propulsion unknown till Eric Lauga, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, San Diego, decided to investigate.    For a human to do this would require shoes as big as a football field, the article said.  Many capabilities of animals and plants seem miraculous to us, but we sometimes use the word too carelessly.  Jesus walked on water barefoot or on sandals.  That’s a real miracle.(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Mary Kom defends World Championship title

first_imgIndia’s woman boxer M C Mary Kom on Saturday claimed a historic fifth successive World Championship title, beating Steluta Duta of Romania 16-6 in the final in Bridgetown (Barbados).Mary Kom, who competed in the 48kg category, had defeated Alice Kate Aparri of Philippines 8-1 in semifinal on Friday to assure herself of at least a silver in the sixth edition of the competition.The former Khel Ratna awardee from Manipur thus remained the only boxer to have won a medal in each edition of the World Championship.Duta had defeated Kazakhstan’s Nazgul Boranbayeva 10-5 in the semifinal.last_img

Apple Watch Series 4 India price revealed, shipping starts from October 19

first_imgThe Apple Watch Series 4 has been officially launched in India. Although the Apple Watch Series 4 was announced alongside the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR in September, it is only now that Apple India has revealed its price and availability details. The Apple Watch Series 4 starts at Rs 40,990 in India and will be available for buying from October 19. Online retail websites like Flipkart have started taking preorders for the Apple Watch Series 4 although not all the variants seem to be up for grabs just yet.Here are all the prices:Apple Watch Series 4 40mm with aluminum case (GPS): Rs 40,990Apple Watch Series 4 44mm with aluminum case (GPS): Rs 43,990Apple Watch Series 4 40mm with aluminum case (GPS+Cellular): Rs 49,990Apple Watch Series 4 44mm with aluminum case (GPS+Cellular): Rs 52,990Apple Watch Series 4 40mm with stainless steel case and sport band (GPS+Cellular): Rs 67,900Apple Watch Series 4 44mm with stainless steel case and sport band (GPS+Cellular): Rs 71,900Apple Watch Series 4 40mm with stainless steel case and Milanese Loop band (GPS+Cellular): Rs 76,900Apple Watch Series 4 44mm with stainless steel case and Milanese Loop band (GPS+Cellular): Rs 80,900While the Apple Watch Series 4 models with aluminum case will be available in Silver, Space Grey, and Gold aluminium options, the steel models will be available in standard steel, Space Black and Gold options.An interesting bit about the new Apple Watch Series 4 is that even though it offers a 30 per cent larger display, it still occupies a footprint in line with the outgoing Apple Watch Series 4. The same bands will therefore work across the board for all Apple Watch Series 4 in case someone already owns the Apple Watch Series 3. The secret sauce here is an all new curved OLED display that stretches all the way up to the edges of the device allowing for more screen real estate in a relatively pint-sized form-factor.advertisementThe Apple Watch Series 4 rocks new hardware and new features, the most exciting being built-in ECG detection. Since selling such a device over the counter requires passing region-specific regulations, it was believed that Apple may not launch the Apple Watch Series 4 anytime soon in India. As it turns out, Apple has passed the necessary regulatory hurdles to sell the Apple Watch Series 4 in India sooner than one would have expected, so users in India will also be able to use all the new and exciting features, including fall detection and more, that the device brings to the table in line with users in the West.Meanwhile, another Apple device that is soon to start selling in India is the iPhone XR, which is a relatively more affordable option should the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max be too expensive for buyers.ALSO READ: Apple Watch Series 4 launched: Top 4 features you should know aboutlast_img read more

Saradha scam probe SIT member appears before CBI

first_imgKolkata: Pallab Kanti Ghosh, a member of the Special Investigation Team formed by the West Bengal government to probe the 2013 Saradha money laundering scam, appeared before the CBI Wednesday. Ghosh, a retired IPS officer, arrived at the CBI office at Salt Lake for interrogation. The central agency wrote a letter to the West Bengal director general of police on August 18 for a meeting with the SIT members between August 21 and 25. “We want to proceed with (investigation into) the Saradha scam for which the CBI sought a meeting with the members of the SIT,” an agency spokesperson said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life He said the purpose of the meeting is to plug gaps hampering the investigation. The West Bengal government had formed the SIT in 2013 with officers drawn from the state’s CID and Kolkata Police. The Supreme Court ordered a probe into the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam and transferred the case to CBI in 2014. Thousands of investors were left in the lurch by the scam and it led to the arrest of many leaders and ministers of the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress. All of them are now out on bail. Saradha group founder Sudipta Sen and his associate Debjani Mukherjee, arrested in 2013 from Kashmir, are in custody.last_img read more

State govt drops upper age limit of elderly from 65 to 60

first_imgKolkata: The Bengal government is going to drop the upper age limit for the elderly citizens from 65 to 60 who are availing the property tax exemption up to 10 percent in various municipalities and Corporation areas.The West Bengal Municipal (second Amendment) Bill, 2018 was passed in the Assembly on Monday allowing the civic bodies to extend the exemption to the elderly citizens. Earlier, the state government had brought in some changes in the law to remove the financial burden on them. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeUrban Development and Municipality Affairs department will also formulate certain norms to ensure that municipalities do not collect mutation and development fees arbitrarily from the people. The department had earlier received some complaints saying that several municipalities were imposing development fees of huge sums. The department will prescribe the amount of fees for the transfer of land, building or apartment. “Through this Amendment, the state government would make uniformity in the development fees so that no civic body can collect development fees arbitrarily,” Firhad Hakim, Urban Development and Municipality Affairs told the Assembly. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe new Amendment will also empower the civic bodies to raise the amount of fine for those who often throw garbage or any other solid waste on roads. All the municipalities or Corporations will be asked to strengthen vigilance in order to maintain cleanliness. “The Bengal government has taken up the Green City project with an aim to keep our cities clean. Even the painting of buildings in blue and white was a part of the beautification drive. But in some places, people are often found dumping their garbage on the streets causing difficulties in maintaining cleanliness. To check such incidents, the amount of fine will be increased,” Hakim said in the Assembly. One has to pay a fine of anything between Rs 500 and Rs 50,000 in various municipality or Corporation areas whereas in the jurisdiction of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), a penalty of Rs 5,000 to 1 lakh may be imposed if they throw any solid waste on the roads flouting the norms. Earlier, the amount of fine was at Rs 50. A fine of anything between Rs 1,000 and Rs 1 lakh would also be imposed on people for their failure to take measures for the prevention of mosquito breeding and spreading of vector-borne diseases. People are often reluctant in complying with the norms laid down by the civic body to check the spread of such diseases. Even the municipality workers sometimes are not allowed to enter houses to carry out anti-mosquito drives. Legal steps might be taken if necessary in such cases through the new Amendment. The Bill has also been framed to ease out the banking related processes for those in various municipal areas. Earlier, transactions could not have been possible in the bank that is situated outside the jurisdiction of the municipality one stays in. There is a provision in the Amendment which will allow people to transact with the banks, both nationalised and private ones, outside the jurisdiction of the municipality. The Amendment in the Bill also empowers the West Bengal Municipal Service Commission for the selection of personnel for various civic bodies. It would also exempt property tax for running government-owned hospitals and clinics.last_img read more

Regular exercise slows down ageing

first_imgRegular exercise for a lifetime can slow down the ageing process and help in keeping the body active, a study claims. Researchers assessed the health of older adults who had exercised most of their adult lives to see if this could slow down ageing.”We now have strong evidence that encouraging people to commit to regular exercise throughout their lives is a viable solution to the problem that we are living longer but not healthier,” said Janet Lord from the University of Birmingham in the UK. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFor the study, published in the journal Ageing Cell, the researchers recruited 125 amateur cyclists aged 55 to 79, 84 of which were male and 41 were female.The men had to be able to cycle 100 kilometres in under 6.5 hours, while the women had to be able to cycle 60 kilometres in 5.5 hours.Smokers, heavy drinkers and those with high blood pressure or other health conditions were excluded from the study.The participants underwent a series of tests in the laboratory and were compared to a group of adults who do not partake in regular physical activity. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThis group consisted of 75 healthy people aged 57 to 80 and 55 healthy young adults aged 20 to 36.The study showed that loss of muscle mass and strength did not occur in those who exercise regularly.The cyclists also did not increase their body fat or cholesterol levels with age and the men’s testosterone levels also remained high, suggesting that they may have avoided most of the male menopause.The study also revealed that the benefits of exercise extend beyond muscle as the cyclists also had an immune system that did not seem to have aged either.An organ called the thymus, which makes immune cells called T cells, starts to shrink from the age of 20 and makes less T cells. In this study, however, the cyclists’ thymuses were making as many T cells as those of a young person.last_img read more

Give casual twist to formal wear

first_imgStep away from boring checks and stripes, and add a bit of funk to your wardrobe for office.Experts tell how: Start stacking your wardrobe with shirts in traditional colours varying from white and light blue to navy, black, and grey. But don’t forget the alternatives like light pink, mint green or lavender for a fresh look. Try some subtle patterns like gingham, checks or pinstripes but avoid shirts that are too bold in design. Don’t forget to tuck your shirt. And unless you are wearing a tie, leave your top button undone. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMake sure your pants fit well and don’t crease too much around the ankles. Straight fit and slim fit are the top trending styles this season.The first impression of a gentleman is clean, smart and a suitable pair of shoes. The recent trends have added white to the list though it is a bit uncommon. Right from derbies to loafers and boat shoes, you can a variety to choose from still oxford rules the shoe world.Navy or grey blazers, tweed sports coats, and corduroy jackets are the basics to gear you up for office. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSweaters and cardigans also make fine layering pieces for a business-casual outfit. Keep your sweater or cardigan lightweight and solid. Leave the chunky knits and bold patterns for more casual occasions and make a statement with bold colours like yellow and red this season.To dress business casual, choose an outfit that is professional without seeming overly formal. Well tailored jackets with slight detailing. Too much detail (pockets, cuffs and seams) could make you look very casual.Complete your look with a casual blazer. Go for textures. Add a classic tweed jacket over a classic baby pink tailored shirt and chinos. Polos are trending in too with blazers.Lastly, when it comes to accessories, less is more. Try to accessorise the look with a scarf.last_img read more