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first_img Tags: bright starsproline fcUganda Premier League Proline have just one point so far this season. (PHOTO/File)Uganda Premier League Proline FC vs Bright Stars StarTimes Stadium, LugogoTuesday, 12-11-2019 @4:30Two teams in early relegation struggle do battle on Tuesday as Proline welcome Bright Stars to the StarTimes stadium, Lugogo.The Uganda Cup winners have spent much of the first half at the bottom of the table with zero point having been docked off six after they forfeited their game against SC Villa, but managed to secure one against Tooro United following a 1-1 draw over the weekend.With no more Continental football to worry about following their exit, attention has been directed to the league with survival top on the agenda. Proline have come short of all the three points by just a goal recently. In their last four of five games, the side lost by a goal. It looked like it was headed that way on Saturday as Tooro scored first, but they were able to regroup and eventually found the goal that handed them a draw.Against Bright Stars, they meet a team that’s not doing well either. Having found it’s first win of the season ten days ago, the side was back to it’s losing ways, losing 1-0 to SC Villa on Saturday. It was their fifth loss of the campaign.That should be motivation enough for Proline who welcome Bright Anukani back from national team engagement. But for them to win, they need to score. Proline haven’t been clinical. The side has scored just five goals, making them the worst attackers in the division.It is less likely that the game will produce a reasonable amount of goals as Bright Stars are themselves poor upfront. The Stars have managed to net only nine.Proline go into the game seated bottom with a solitary point while Bright Stars are 14th with ten.Comments last_img read more

first_imgLadysmith Black Mambazo, led by their charismatic founder Joseph Shabalala (third from right) (Image: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts) The group receives the acclaim of the crowd at a concert in Canada. (Image: LBM) On Tip Toe is the Oscar-nominated documentary tribute to LBM. (Image: Docurama Films) Joseph Shabalala has led the group through triumph and personal tragedy for over 40 years. (Image: Robert Hoffman,Heads Up International)Janine ErasmusSouth Africa’s beloved Ladysmith Black Mambazo has just scooped a third Grammy. The popular vocal group walked off with the award for Best Traditional World Music Album for their latest release Ilembe: Honouring Shaka Zulu.The 51st Grammy Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles, a familiar destination for Ladysmith Black Mambazo (LBM) as they have twice before accepted the little gilded gramophone statue, given to those who show outstanding achievements in the music industry.In 2004 they won for Best Traditional World Music Album for the acclaimed Raise Your Spirit Higher, and in 1987 they were tops in the category of Best Traditional Folk Recording for the album Shaka Zulu. With 13 Grammy nominations, they hold this record amongst South African groups.Former president Thabo Mbeki congratulated the group on their second win, saying, “The Grammy award that has been so spectacularly won by the isicathamiya group Ladysmith Black Mambazo makes us all immensely proud to be South African. This is the ultimate reward for a group that has entertained our country and millions abroad for more than four decades.”The Ministry of Arts and Culture added its voice to Mbeki’s sentiments in a statement that said, “The award will inspire upcoming vocal artists to also reach for the stars.”Sadly the group’s most recent success was not matched this time by fellow South African nominee, the Soweto Gospel Choir. The choir was up for a Best Contemporary World Music Album award, and had they won it would have been their third successive Grammy.Tribute to the Zulu kingHailing from South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has often referred in their songs to Shaka, the fearsome king of the Zulus who is regarded as the most influential leader of the Zulu empire. And that dedication to a revered warrior ancestor has paid handsome dividends.The new Grammy-winning album, says the group, celebrates not only Shaka Zulu but also the sense of perseverance, creativity and pride that he has inspired in generations of his descendants.“He was a warrior, an athlete, a singer, a dancer, a visionary, he was so many things,” said founder and lead singer Joseph Shabalala, “and he was a diplomat too. He could talk about differences in a civilised way, but he was also very proud.”Chopping down the competitionLBM was formed in 1964 by Shabalala. He had been trying to put together a group for some time, but could not hit on the right formula. Then he had a dream that thrilled him with the most beautiful choral harmonies, and he knew this was the sound he had been seeking.Shabalala recruited family and friends to join him, teaching them the harmonies from his dreams. In the decades since the group has continued to enthral audiences around the world with their jaunty synchronised dance steps and isicathamiya singing style. This is an a cappella tradition that features call-and-response, where the lead vocalist sings to the group and they answer him in song.The isiZulu word isicathamiya means “to walk on tip-toe” and refers to the singing style developed by migrant workers on the mines. Far away from their families, they would entertain themselves with song and dance, performing very quietly so as not to disturb the security guards. When they returned home they took the tradition with them, and today there are fiercely contested isicathamiya competitions held regularly all over the province.The group’s name was inspired by their unsurprising knack of winning every singing competition they entered. The town of Ladysmith is the home of the Shabalala family; black oxen were regarded as the strongest farm animals; and “mambazo” is an axe – a fitting reference to the group’s ability to chop down all competition.So successful was the Black Axe of Ladysmith that from 1973 the group was kindly asked not to enter any more competitions, although they were welcome to perform without competing.Since Shabalala’s conversion to Christianity in 1975 the group have married their joyous and intricate traditional vocal harmonies with the popular sounds of gospel music.International fameLBM rose to international prominence after US folk singer Paul Simon’s visit to South Africa in 1985. The singer was looking for African musicians to work with him on his forthcoming Graceland album and had heard a tape of LBM which piqued his interest. At the time the cultural boycott imposed on South Africa’s apartheid regime by the rest of the world was still in place, although it was in its final years.Simon was accused of breaking the ban, but since the album showcased the talents of local musicians without involving the government in any way, the protests soon died down.Graceland went on to become a major worldwide success, with more than 10-million units sold, and the first single off the album, the delicate and melancholy “Homeless”, has become synonymous with LBM and can be heard on a number of their releases. The album itself and the effervescent title track went on to win a Grammy each.In 2006 Graceland made Time‘s list of the 100 best albums ever and is considered to have been instrumental in sparking the ever-growing interest in world music. In the same year it was inscribed in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry, which lists and preserves sound recordings that are of cultural and historical importance in the US.LBM has released almost 40 albums in their own right. In 1998 they released a Best of, featuring 20 of their best loved songs recorded on their own or with duet partners. To date the group has recorded with stars such as singers Josh Groban, Stevie Wonder and Dolly Parton, acclaimed harpist Andreas Vollenweider, and Irish band The Corrs.In 1995 they recorded “World in Union 95”, the theme song for the Rugby World Cup, with another South African music icon, PJ Powers. Their version of the song, which over the years has been recorded by major stars such as the soprano Dame Kiri te Kanawa, and Welsh singers Shirley Bassey and baritone Bryn Terfel, was an international hit, particularly in the UK where it stayed on the charts for five weeks.LBM also recorded the anthemic “Shosholoza” for the 1995 rugby album, which celebrated South Africa’s hosting of rugby’s greatest event in that year. The well-loved folk song was originally sung by men as they laboured to lay down railway tracks, and the title is a Zulu word meaning “to push forward”. “Shosholoza” has since become popular as a rallying cry at sporting events as it instils a spirit of great pride.Proud ambassadorsOver the years LBM have been superb ambassadors for their country and have performed all over the world at the most prestigious events, sharing the stage with the best the music world has to offer.They have performed before HM Elizabeth II, Queen of England, by special invitation on her 50th anniversary as monarch. They have also entertained at two Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies, one of which was in 1993 when former presidents Mandela and De Klerk accepted the coveted award. Mandela reportedly sent a personal invitation to the group to celebrate this triumph with them.Meeting the Queen was a highlight for LBM, and Shabalala commented, “It is quite a dream for a Zulu South African to dream.”LBM has also taken to the stage at South African presidential inaugurations, in Rome in front of Pope John Paul II, at the 1996 Summer Olympics, and at the 46664 Aids concert in Cape Town in 2003, among many others. The group is a global 46664 ambassador.The consummate entertainers have performed no less than three times at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, to the delight of audiences in 1987, 1989 and 2000.In May 2007 Paul Simon was named the inaugural recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He insisted that the group join him during a three-hour concert to celebrate the occasion.In 2008 LBM performed the official Goal4Africa anthem with Ali Campbell from British group UB40 at the kick-off game of the Goal4Africa campaign. The aim, or goal, of the initiative is to raise funds for sports development and education in Africa, while the inaugural event celebrated the 90th birthday of Nelson Mandela.The group has been profiled in many a magazine, newspaper and film. One of the highlights in their long experience of media coverage was the stirring documentary On Tip Toe; Gentle Steps to Freedom which received an Academy Award nomination in 2001 for Best Documentary Feature. It didn’t win but did prevail at the International Documentary Association’s ceremony of that same year, scooping the award for Short Documentaries.Passing on the traditionsJoseph Shabalala established The Ladysmith Black Mambazo Foundation in January 1999, with the vision of teaching young South Africans about their indigenous cultural and musical heritage. It is Shabalala’s dream to see the Mambazo Academy open its doors – building of the institution is in progress.His current position as Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal certainly affords him the opportunity to teach indigenous singing and dancing, and pass on his art.LBM is currently on tour in the US and will be there until the end of March. In June they head down under for concerts in Australia and New Zealand, and towards the end of 2009 they journey to the northern hemisphere for a series of shows in the UK.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesSouth African musicThe White Zulu on stage in SAScoring goals for AfricaUseful linksLadysmith Black MambazoLadysmith Black Mambazo – South African MusicGrammy AwardsThe Recording Academy – Facebook46664Library of Congress – Gershwin PrizeRugby World CupAll-time 100 best albums – TimeHeads Up RecordsGallo Record CompanyInternational Documentary Associationlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Under sunny skies for three days, visitors to the 56th annual Farm Science Review took a break from harvest to learn about the latest innovations in agriculture.Farm Science Review, held Sept. 18-20, drew 108,074 visitors, who came to admire new machinery and learn about techniques and trends, test-drive all-terrain vehicles, and talk about soybean tariffs and taxes. Though it didn’t rain this year as it did during much of last year’s show, clear skies kept some farmers in the field harvesting.Water coolers drained as the mercury rose each day of the farm show sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).While farm income nationwide is projected to dip, plunging 50% in 2018 compared to the 2013 level, and soybean tariffs are squeezing out markets, there are always new tractors, combines and equipment to see that might offset any pessimism. The Review offered that plus a range of educational presentations to help growers weather tough financial times.“As farmers and producers pay closer attention to their bottom lines this year, Farm Science Review was a good resource for them,” said Nick Zachrich, manager of the Review. “Along with showcasing the latest trends and technologies in agriculture, CFAES and other experts led sessions on profitability, trade, tariffs and the farm bill.”This year’s show attracted 636 exhibitors in an area that was expanded by 20 acres.At a show where farmers learned about reducing input costs, administering antibiotics to their livestock and marketing local foods, among other topics, avid gardeners gathered tips on growing fruit in their backyards, attracting hummingbirds and beekeeping.“Visitors were able to experience everything from test-driving utility vehicles to seeing the latest equipment run in field demonstrations,” Zachrich said. “There was truly something here for everyone in agriculture to improve their operations.”Among the new offerings at this year’s show were experts who taught beef quality assurance, a certification that’s increasingly becoming important for beef producers.More combines spread across fields this year, harvesting corn 12 rows at a time in one of the many field demonstrations of cutting-edge equipment. Attendees at the show perused components of autonomous tractors and heard talks about farm estate planning and the effect climate change is having on agriculture.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s unsurprising that we’re starting to see more and more of this type of application made available on the iPad, especially as tablets explode in adoption and continue to find their place in business and professional productivity. Rather than downloading a native iOS app from the App Store, users of Smartsheet can simply access it from the browser on their tablet device. Smartsheet starts at $9.95/month for a basic account. They’re offering a free 30-day trial, which you can activate from either the desktop or iPad. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… john paul titlow Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Smartsheet, a collaborative tool for managing work and projects, has been made available to iPad users in the form of an iOS-friendly, HTML5 Web app.At its core, Smartsheet is a bit like a glorified, Web-based spreadsheet program, but it’s geared toward managing tasks, planning projects and collaborating with others. It has calendars, Gantt charts and chat built right in, making an ideal solution for managing work and ensuring that nothing slips. The iPad version of the product lets you edit project documents and collaborate with others in real-time. Its interface is akin to the desktop version, but of course simplified and optimized for the tablet form factor. Tags:#biz#Software Guides 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport An elite performance DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “These are games that now have significance as far as one team’s going one direction, and one going the other, possibly,” Nurse said.No doubt. Milwaukee starters Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez and Malcolm Brogdon are all headed for free agency, although the Bucks can match offers for Brogdon. Nikola Mirotic is also a free agent this summer.The Raptors, meanwhile, have no bigger free agent than two-way star Kawhi Leonard, who can opt out of the final year of his deal. An NBA Finals berth, or better, in Leonard’s debut season north of the border would certainly be a boon to Toronto team President Masai Ujiri when free agency opens on June 30.MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks need a win to prolong their hopes of reaching the finals for the first time since 1974. Then a Western Conference team, Milwaukee lost to Boston in seven games. One season later, star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar left for the Lakers, and the Bucks haven’t played for a ring since.Toronto won twice in its previous Eastern Conference finals appearance, taking Games 3 and 4 at home against Cleveland in 2016. After that, LeBron James and the Cavs showed their class in Games 5 and 6, outscoring the Raptors by a combined 64 points.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard looks to pass during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff finals against the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Raptors won 105-99 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)TORONTO — There’s no escaping the reality of what’s at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night.The surging Raptors have won three straight, putting them on the brink of the first NBA Finals berth in team history.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Antetokounmpo played 39 minutes in Game 5. He played 45 minutes before fouling out in Toronto’s double-overtime win in Game 3, but hasn’t topped 39 in any other game this postseason. His regular-season high was 42, in an overtime loss to the Knicks on Dec. 1.TURNOVER TURNAROUNDToronto trailed 16-4 after making its fourth turnover of the game with 7:55 left in the first quarter of Game 5. The Raptors had just two more turnovers the rest of the game, one each in the second and third quarters.MORE MIDDLETON?Middleton shot 2 for 9 in Game 5, the second time this series he has taken fewer than 10 shots. MIddleton has had 11 or more attempts in Milwaukee’s other 12 postseason games. Budenholzer said he didn’t mind the low shot total in Game 5, pointing to Middleton’s 10 assists.“The ball is in his hands, he’s making great decisions, he’s doing things that are really positive and really impactful,” Budenholzer said.Middleton had one 10-assist game in the regular season, against Miami on March 22.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cleveland swept the Raptors out of the second round in each of the past two seasons, but LeBron’s departure from the East and Leonard’s arrival in Canada have helped put Toronto in its best position ever.With his team heading home in need of one more win to set up a finals showdown with Golden State, Nurse knows the Raptors still face a daunting task in Game 6.“As hard-fought as all these have been, and believe me, they have been, I expect this one to be the hardest fought of them all,” Nurse said.Here’s what to know before Game 6:NO LIMITSNurse won’t be worrying about how much playing time his stars log on Saturday night.“It’s a whatever-it-takes game,” he said. “It’s an unlimited-minutes night.”BREATHER BENEFITS?Budenholzer, on the other hand, said he sees value in keeping Antetokounmpo’s minutes below 40.“You need to be able to produce and perform, including in the fourth quarter, so I don’t feel any different about how much we use him,” Budenholzer said. The Bucks, who finished as the NBA’s top team in the regular season and once led this series 2-0, have no more room for error after their first three-game losing streak all season.These two teams have spent months trying to stay even-keeled, treating everything as just another game. That’s starting to get a lot tougher.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s an elimination game,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said Friday. “It’s just a fact.”Raptors coach Nick Nurse added to that, suggesting the outcome of the series could have franchise-altering implications. MOST READlast_img read more

Hamann Bayern Munich would struggle to beat Liverpool

first_imgEx-Germany international Dietmar Hamann doubts Bayern Munich would be able to beat Liverpool in the Champions League knockout stagesNiko Kovac’s side finished top of Group E following their 3-3 draw at Ajax on Wednesday night with Bayern only dropping points twice in their six games.But Hamann, who won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005 and started his playing career at Bayern, reckons the German club must hope they do not get drawn against the Reds for a last-16 tie.“Liverpool and Atletico [Madrid] are the strongest of the teams that ended in second place,” Hamann wrote on his column for Sky.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“What Liverpool showed was amazingly impressive once again. Klopp and his team are the last opponents I’d want to face.“I think Bayern would have little chance against them in the round of 16. For me, Bayern are not in the extended circle of favourites for the first time in many years.“The Reds lost three games away from home and still progressed. Sometimes, such things trigger something very special in a team.”The draw for the last-16 stage of the 2018/19 Champions League will be made on Monday at 12:00 (CET).last_img read more

City will be their own biggest problem Klopp

first_imgJurgen Klopp believes Liverpool still have work to do suggesting the biggest threat to Manchester City comes from within.The Reds are enjoying their best start to a campaign and their tally of 45 points from 17 games is the best in their history which leaves them at the summit of the table as they prepare to face Wolves on Friday.This could be Liverpool’s most compelling title bid since 1990, but Klopp is refusing to get carried away citing they still need to work hard to end their title jinx.“Only City can stop City, to be honest,’ Klopp disclosed via the Daily Mail on Thursday.“We have to play our own game and get as many points as possible.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“I can’t say City are lucky here and lucky there,’ added Klopp, who is expected to have James Milner back after he missed Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United with cramp. ‘They aren’t. Every match day, they are spot on.“They were spot on last year when they got 100 points, and they stay in that mode. So “chapeau”. I have to say it.“There’s no sign of weakness. Against Everton, in the first 15 minutes maybe, but it was 12.30pm after a Champions League game. There were balls flying around and missed passes. But after that, they took charge of the game and won it comfortably. Thank you very much, next one. That’s why I say it. They are the champions. And they still play like champions.“We are all the challengers. That’s why we should concentrate on every game and not take any result for granted. We are all judged on that because they are the champions. They can do it, so it should be possible for us as well. I know what work we have to do — and I know how difficult it is.”last_img read more

Governor Beckinghams Latest Blog

first_img TCI tourism surges for 2015; March is biggest month Salvation Army does exceedingly abundantly more in Red Kettle Drive Premier to showcase TCI’s financial rebound at London meetings Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppClick below to view the Governor’s latest blog:http://blogs.fco.gov.uk/peterbeckingham/2014/09/01/keeping-tci-as-a-desination-of-choice/ Related Items:peter beckingham, shore club, stan hartling, tci tourism Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more