Businesswoman, sons’ murder caseBY KIZZY COLEMANConfessed killer, Abishai CaesarThe alleged killer, who over the weekend confessed to murdering an Anna Catherina businesswoman and her two young sons in 2012, was on Tuesday remanded when he appeared at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court on the West Coast Demerara (WCD).Abishai Caesar, 31, of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) was slapped with three charges – murder, assault and threatening language.The first charge alleged that on September 24, 2012, at Anna Catherina, WCD, he murdered 41-year-old Jennifer Persaud and her sons Afridi Bacchus, age six; and Jadon Persaud, 18 months old.He was not required to plea to the indictable charge.According to reports, on the night of September 24, 2012, the dead woman, who was an owner of a liquor store and bar, along with her two sons were discovered at around 20:10h with their throats slit.Her body was found on a bed with Afridi on top of her and Jadon on the floor next to the bed. Their bodies were said to be already in a state of decomposition, indicating that they were murdered about a day before the gruesome discovery was made.With the exception of the wardrobe that was out of order in the woman’s home, the remainder of the house was untouched.Meanwhile, Caesar pleaded not guilty to the second charge which alleged that on April 2, 2016, at Tuschen Housing Scheme, he assaulted Zoey Phillips with the intent to cause actual bodily harm.The third charge alleged that on April 22, 2016, at Tuschen Housing Scheme, he used threatening language and behaviour against Zoey Phillip.The prosecution’s case stated that on the day in question, at around 03:00h the accused went home and an argument ensued between him and his reputed wife Zoey Phillips.As the disagreement spiralled out of control, the accused threatened the Virtual Complainant (VC) to cut off her neck. He reportedly forced the VC to take off her clothing, threatening to beat her.The woman was able to escape and the matter was reported to a Police outpost in the area. Caesar was subsequently arrested.On the third charge, the accused denied the allegation openly in court after which the Magistrate entered him into a not guilty plea.Reports are that on the morning of April 22, 2016, after Phillips was able to escape the accused, she sought help from a Police outpost and was subsequently taken to the Leonora Police Station where she told Police Officers of the years of abuse that she endured at the hands of Caesar.But what she disclosed next would bring to light the person that was responsible for the deaths of the businesswoman and her sons; a case which had gone cold.Jennifer Persaud, 41, who was the owner of a liquor store and bar at Anna Catherina; and her sons Afridi Bacchus, six; and Jadon Persaud, who was 18 months old at the timeShe told Police Officers that they should question Caesar for that murder. When further questioned by Police, the woman divulged the gruesome details of that night.She disclosed that on the night in question, Caesar left their home in Anna Catherina where they were living at that time and that she reportedly saw him heading up to the businesswoman’s house after which she allegedly heard screams.She claimed that moments after, the man went back to his home and reportedly confessed to her what he had downe. She related that he allegedly explained that he had gone to rob the woman but she awoke and saw him. Because she would be able to identify him, he was forced to attack her, killing her in the process.The couple continued living next door to the dead woman for a while before they moved. Phillips stated that she was forced to keep quiet about the incident.The case will continue on May 31.
To descend to the degeneracy of attempting to rape any woman, even one’s own biological sister, is a tragedy. To kill one’s own father for any reason whatsoever is a double tragedy. And to run away from justice after committing such heinous crimes makes all of these a triple tragedy.But these are exactly what happened last Friday evening in Dry Rice Market, Bassa Town in Bardnesville, when 23 year-old Momoh Jallah attempted to rape his own 10 year-old sister, Korto, who courageously fought him off. She reported the incident to her father, Mr. Kolubah Jallah, when he returned from work and when the father approached his son to find out why he had done what he did, the young high school graduate attacked his father, hitting him on the head with a stick, causing him to bleed to death. Now the boy is nowhere to be found—he has attempted to escape from justice.What a series of heartrending tragedies! The biggest of them all is that this young man, a 23 year-old high school graduate, has thrown away his life—and he knows it; that is why he has run away, unable to face even himself because he knows the consequences of what he has done. He has given himself an early death sentence, if he is found and convicted by a judge who finds himself compelled to render such a sentence.This tragedy-stricken family deserves all our prayers. We thank God for the tough ten year-old, who stoically resisted wrong and had the courage to tell her father about it. The father had no choice but to confront his son about the dreadful incident and the young man, instead of apologizing and pledging never to do it again, fatally attacked his own dad. The question could well be asked, What happened to Momoh? What led him to attempt assaulting his own 10 year-old sister, then go on to kill his own father?This is a question for all parents. It is a sobering question that compels us all— parents, mothers and fathers, and all guardians, be it big sister, big brother, aunt, uncle or surrogate (foster) parent, to attempt answering. How are we bringing up our children?The Rev. Mr. Davies, the campus chaplain whom the BWI boys of the 1950s teasingly called “Moco,” had only one theme every Sunday he led chapel. He took it from Ecclesiastes: “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.” (Eccl. 12:1).That is very serious advice. What it means is that all parents and guardians should strive to train up our children “in the way they should go, so that when they are old, they will not depart from it.”The lesson here is to introduce the children early to God and to the teachings of the Bible, to all the stories in it that will prepare them for life. There are many virtuous lessons in the Koran, too, that Muslim parents should teach their children to prepare them for a virtuous (good, moral, upright) life. There are many parents today who do not emphasize the importance of religious upbringing. Here is a very serious opportunity for all neighborhoods in and around Monrovia and neighborhoods around the country, to introduce Sunday schools in their areas on Sunday, to help bring the children closer to God. We pray, too, that Liberian schools will not follow their American counterparts by taking the Bible and devotion out of schools. These are too important for children’s upbringing. The Bible stories help prepare them for life—a good and Godly life that will cause them to think twice about the consequences of their actions BEFORE they engage in anything evil or unruly.We call on all who may know where Momoh Jallah may be to bring him to the nearest police station to face his crimes and one day face a judge who, seeing Momoh’s confession and penitence (remorse, apology), may have mercy on him and temper justice with mercy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A small number of civic-minded graduates (Class of 2016) of Cuttington University are soon expected to be picked up by the radar in serious debate over launching – as a postgraduate project – a campaign designed to draw national attention to a long-awaited education policy that this government and any other should be happy to embrace, adopt and implement for the long term interest of the children of Liberia. But first, such a challenge has to be accepted; this will be followed by the necessary groundwork. Then begins the process that is calculated to get the rest of the society involved in changing the way this nation regards its children and the way it goes about dealing with their now dire needs.The above scenario, flowing from a ‘call-to-arms’ (rallying-call: My people, you all come let’s do something for our children!) was issued to 700 graduates from different fields of study a fortnight (two weeks) ago during the 55th Commencement Convocation of the Suacoco-based, Cuttington University. It was made by the orator of the day, Counselor N. Oswald Tweh, a former graduate of Cuttington, who is today one of the nation’s top lawyers. “We adults have a vital role to play in ensuring the full and total education of our youth and their success,” Counselor Tweh told the graduates; and to their families, friends and guests in attendance, he added: “It is both our duty and our obligation to make sure that they are educated. As leaders, elders, parents (and) guardians, we must make whatever sacrifice might be needed to ensure that our children meet the future needs of our nation. We must instill in them the zeal for education. “What this calls for is a national education policy. Such an undertaking will eventually include parents, political parties, religious leaders, educators and even the government. And when the history of the national education policy – and what follows in its wake – is written, it will be to teachers, doctors, lawyers, educators, politicians, parents and other citizens from around the country to whom the upcoming generation and the next will have to pay their dues.“But for starters, no more than a few committed and persistent individuals would be needed to switch on the ignition and get the vehicle moving, to start at all levels the involvement of the nation’s citizens in the full and wholesome education of Liberia’s young people. What better way to keep the torch burning – at full-blast than to burnish it and pass it on to the next generation, spurred on by the knowledge, understanding and conviction that each generation will remain at the forefront, and that the problems that confront them will be tackled by the entire society?” “Yes We Can”And it will happen, pundits and ordinary citizens believe, if for no other reason than because the centerpiece of the policy under consideration proclaims that: “The children are Liberia’s future.” “No nation has ever reached its full potential without an adequate, educated, and skilled manpower base,” Counselor Tweh reminded his audience. Like the children of other war-weary nations throughout history, Liberia’s Generation X has not fared well academically – not during the nation’s civil strife; not ever since – low test scores at every level of the academic ladder confirms the continuing pitiful performance of today’s youngsters. This serious situation leaves Liberians no choice than to do everything they can to lift themselves and their children out of the education morass (mess, backwardness) they presently wallow (dragging on the ground) in, and eventually place themselves among the forward-moving peoples of this world, beginning with (who else?), the children. Counselor Tweh’s speech seemed especially planned to spark serious thought and debate to enable this year’s graduating class to catch the vision, arriving at the same conclusion reached by those who helped mentor them along the way. “Suffer the Little Children…”Those civic-minded graduates in the forefront will have all the motivation they need for such an undertaking: “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not,” the disciples had heard from the Lord Jesus Christ Himself over two thousand years ago. “For of such is the kingdom of Heaven,” He had added. And it was that very idea that Counselor Tweh tried to impress upon Cuttington’s 700 graduates: That in drawing no difference between that heavenly family of children and those placed in our midst – for and with us here on earth – the Lord Jesus well-understood that “upon the shoulders of children anywhere, the key to the future rests. Is there any doubt, then,” Counselor Tweh asked his listeners, “that our children are, and always must be, this nation’s first priority?” Inspirations from the PastThey began planning and soon got the members of other classes fired up about their project. Senior priests and major choir directors from most of the local Episcopal churches, as well as their outstanding choristers, soon joined up. The diocesan choir began practicing immediately, and was readied in time to perform for the National Convention held earlier this year. It was in 1984, thirty-two years ago, that an America literary figure, Mr. Clarence Major, visited with members of the Liberia intelligentsia and sparked a conversation related to writing. A group of Liberian writers and some of their professors included Theophilus Sonpon, Ruth Wuoh, Thomas Johnson, C. William Allen, Henry Gengsen, Althea Romeo-Mark, this writer, and a few others got together and launched the Liberia Association of Writers, LAW. Today, Law is ‘alive and kicking.’ “Go out then,” the managing partner of Pierre, Tweh and Associates challenged and encouraged the now excited graduates, “and do for future generations what the learning process and the society did for you during your journey through the halls of Cuttington. “What you accomplish will ensure that the nation’s children reach adulthood equipped with the wherewithal (whatever it takes) to participate as productive members of society as a result of being placed first on the national agenda.” Among the guests in attendance were: Episcopal Arch-Bishop B.B. Hart; International Bank CEO, Henry Saamoi; Dr. Kenneth Best, Alumnus; Dr. Benoni Urey, CU Board Member; and Mr. Charles Allen, President, Cuttington Alumni Association.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
VERO BEACH, Fla. – Dodgers utility man Marlon Anderson, who thought he had fully recovered from arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow some four months ago, suffered a slight setback while taking batting practice on Wednesday. Although Anderson is expected to return well before the start of the season, the injury will sideline him for at least the next few days. Gonzalez stayed in the game to run, eventually scoring on Fernando Tatis’ three-run homer. But Gonzalez left the field immediately thereafter. “It was my time to leave anyway,” Gonzalez said. “I’m kind of old school. “I don’t baby my body. I’m not one of those guys who goes in and ices down. “If I come off the field, it’s because I’m hurt, really hurt. But this was no big deal.” Anderson joins closer Takashi Saito as the only Dodgers players this spring to be placed in the dreaded “day-to-day” category. Besides those two and reliever Yhency Brazoban, who still is rehabilitating from Tommy John surgery last summer, this has been an injury-free camp. And even Saito is cleared for his normal throwing program, even though he won’t appear in any games until at least next week so he doesn’t risk aggravating his strained right calf by running on it. “We’ll watch him closely and not let him push it too much,” Dodgers manager Grady Little said. “He is a veteran player. He just needs to be reminded that (today) is March 1, not April 1. We’ll back him off a little bit and … make sure he has plenty of time to heal.” Later, the Dodgers managed to avoid what would have been their second notable injury on the eve of Grapefruit League play. Left fielder Luis Gonzalez was hit in the right wrist by a pitch from rookie Mike Megrew during an intrasquad scrimmage, but wasn’t seriously hurt. Lowe down Right-hander Derek Lowe, slated to start the Dodgers’ season opener at Milwaukee on April 2, pitched two shaky innings in the intrasquad game, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk. The veteran sinkerballer couldn’t even get out of the first inning, which was stopped after five batters because Lowe had reached his one-inning pitch limit, but he did manage to record three outs in the second. “I look at it and assess where the hits were,” said Lowe, who gave up almost all of them on well-placed ground balls. “I don’t really count it as my first (spring) start until I can go four or five innings and get into the flow of the game. As a pitching staff, we all know what we need to work on. All these guys have great track records, so on this team, you really don’t look at results much.” As a groundball pitcher, Lowe relies heavily on his fielders. But he also relies heavily on luck, because the nature of ground balls is that they occasionally – and sometimes often – are hit where no fielder can get to them. “He got some balls hit on the ground and only a couple hit in the air, so that was good,” Little said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
For that meeting, the City is looking for public input on what to do with vacant space in the facility. The meeting runs from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Following the Vegas Nights fundraiser 127 tickets sold, $1,600 on ticket sales. After things were added up, $5,000 was raised to go towards efforts for the North Peace Family Superpark Society to build a superpark.“It was amazing, it was so fun,” said organizer Jaandi Roemer. There was lots of fun to be had, from dancing to music all night long, to the entertainment of magician/comedian Jason Wehr.“He really interacted with the crowd, and shocked a lot of people,” she added.- Advertisement -From here, the North Peace Superpark Society will keep raising funds and, as Roemer says, working the get the attention of the City.“Until we get somebody who is going to work with us to get it open, we will keep fundraising and raising the money so when the time comes, we have the money in hand and can start the process.”She plans to attend the City’s meeting at the Pomeroy Sports Centre tomorrow night, and has reached out to friends to appeal to the City for the Superpark.Advertisement
Irish Daily Mail Sigerson Cup Semi-Final: DIT 1-11 DCU 0-9MICHAEL Murphy’s dream of landing another Sigerson Cup medal was shattered today, despite hitting a massive eight points for his DCUDIT progressed to their first Sigerson Cup final in four years with a surprise but richly deserved victory over champions DCU at the Athlone IT campus on Friday afternoon. The first semi-final of the Sigerson Cup final weekend finished with a five-point win for DIT, who led for almost the entire game, taking the lead for the first time in the 3rd minute and never relinquishing it thereafter.They led 0-8 to 0-4 at the break, but the crucial score came in the 51st minute when Offaly’s Bernard Allen broke through for the only goal of the game. Allen, who only came on as a substitute a few minutes earlier, finished smartly to the corner of the net when a chance fell to him close to goal.That score made it 1-10 to 0-7 with just 10 minutes to go, and although DCU got within four at one stage, DIT were fairly comfortable as they saw out the victory.Mayo’s Jason Doherty was DIT’s top scorer, finishing with 0-6, five of those scores coming from frees.Donegal captain Michael Murphy once again was DCU’s main attacking threat, although he didn’t register a score from play against a well organised DIT defence, with all of his eight points coming from frees. In fact, DCU only managed one point from play in the entire game, in what was a very disappointing display.Scorers for DIT: J Doherty 0-6 (5f), B Allen 1-0, D Givney 0-2, R Sheridan 0-1, D O’Sullivan 0-1, A Nestor 0-1.Scorers for DCU: M Murphy 0-8 (8f), D Rock 0-1 DDTV: HEARTBREAK AS MURPHY HITS EIGHT POINTS AND STILL LOSES SEMI-FINAL was last modified: February 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DCUDDTV: HEARTBREAK AS MURPHY HITS EIGHT POINTS AND STILL LOSES SEMI-FINALDITdonegal daily sportIrish Daily MailSigerson Cup
Strand Hotel First Division Report by www.inishowenfl.ieCockhill Celtic Yths 5Gleneely Colts 1 Cockhill opened the scoring on 5 minutes when Daniel Doherty played Alan Fletcher through on goal and after surviving a tackle from the Gleneely keeper Fletcher broke into the box and passed the ball into the net.The home side bossed the early possession and double their lead on 13 minutes when Jack McDaid powered a header past the helpless visiting keeper after a corner delivered into the box by Daniel Doherty.The Youths went three up on the stroke off halftime when Aiden Porter got on the end of a through ball from Michael Noone to chip the advancing keeper from just outside the area and the ball nestled neatly into the keepers empty net.Gleneely battled hard for the first period but fell further behind on 63 minutes when Alan Fletcher got his second and the Youths teams fourth after he glanced a header to the net from an Aiden Porter Right wing cross with the keeper having no chance diving high to his left. Gleneely got their rewards for a gallant effort when Paul Doherty broke a challenge in midfield to advance into the area and won a fifty fifty challenge with Cockhills sub keeper John Campbell to slot home to the empty net with the home defence looking on. Michael Coyle wrapped up the victory for the home side on 82 minutes when he headed to the neat after a great chipped delivery from Shane McClean. IFL STRAND HOTEL DIVISION 1: COCKHILL CELTIC YOUTHS 5, GLENEELY COLTS 1 was last modified: March 30th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Cockhill Celtic YouthsGleneely Colts
Buncrana GAA NotesBest of Luck to our Club Members who have a tough Challenge ahead of them on Sunday in Croke Park.Darach O Conor, Caolan Mc Gonigle, John Campbell, Paul Mc Gonagle, Sean Noonan, David Mc Loughlin and Ronan Doherty you have done our club proud. Safe Journey to all who are travelling to Dublin over the weekend.Minor HurlingThe minors A and B finals will now take place on Thursday 28th August 2014 not on the 4th September as originally agreed at the August Meeting at the request of the managersAodh Ruadh V Buncrana Convoy Throw in 7pm Carndonagh V Setanta Burt Throw in 7pmBoth matches are to be played to a finish. In the event of a draw two 10 minute halves are to be played.Senior LadiesSenior Ladies return leg against Naomh Conaill played away today (Sunday) where they qualified for the junior final after a nervy game.Brilliant last 15 minutes showed great character and tenacity which saw the girls through to their second final in 2 years. Congrats girls Training every Wednesday at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New members always welcome.Senior TrainingSeniors & Minors Hurling training is on Wednesdays at 7.00pm. All players are urged to make every effort to attend.Seniors, Reserves, U-18, & U21 Football training is on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New players always welcome! Club JerseysElizabeth Anne is now taking orders for the new Buncrana club jersey. Keep in mind lads that they are player fit/tight fit.If you want to order one let her know the size and number on back you require, price €50. EA also has club shorts and white shorts are in stocks.Under Age ReportsSummer Fun CampCongratulations to the 150 children who completed our camp this week….What a week we had…..A big Thank You to our Camp Co-ordinators Aidan Mulholland, David Mc Connell and Leo Gill who done a fantastic job organising everything….To our Coaches without them its not possible, to our Tuckshop workers, they were a big hit…..To ANYONE who helped in anyway make this week such a success…To our county players thank you for taking timeout to come down and best of luck next week…Until next time,A Box of Lost & Found has been placed inside the front door with items left at camp…..U16 HurlingThe u16 hurlers clinched yet another county title in the Convoy centre of excellence on Thursday last. The game itself was played in ideal conditions. Buncrana controlled the game from the throw in against a determined and well improved St Eunans side, most pleasing for the manager Tom Clare would have been the performance of Keeper Darren Fitzpatrick, Full back Patrick Wilson how was ably assisted by James Doherty, and Paul Tourish, halfback Kevin Vaughan had a game to remember, Team captain Declan mc Carron and midfield partner Dylan Duffy worked hard throughout and were a platform for most attacks. The return of Ben Doherty(roe) after a lengthy hip injury and the second half performance of a young Oisin (roe) Doherty will have pleased management also and will strengthen the squad again for the Championship that starts in 2 weeks time. The bulk of this squad will form the spine of our minor team who will play their replay on Thursday 28th Aug (venue to be confirmed) and will also be the backbone of the county u15 and u16 squads who will head to Newry Co,Down on Saturday 30 Aug to take part in the All Ireland Blitzs and no doubt do their county proud.U13 FootballLast Wednesday night our U13’s travelled to Mac Chumhaill Pairc in Ballybofey for their 2nd division 1 game of the season. They had a full squad and the competition for the team was high. The starting team played very well sending them into the second half with a great lead. Joseph Mc Granra had a few great saves, with Keith Elliot and Sean Doherty keeping Mac Chumhaill’s forwards at bay. Matthew Mulholland, Michael Bernard Mc Laughlin and Adam Curran having a few great scores. The team played really well together from start to finish letting the younger players have a run out and giving them a chance to shine as well. At the end of the game Buncrana won 5-13 to 3-11. Well done to all the lads for their great performances and good luck to them on Wednesday night when they travel to Robert Emmets.U15 Og SportBuncrana lost their opening game to Ardara before losing to eventual winners St Eunans Boys tried hard but didn’t perform to their usual high standards on the day.U12 Girls FootballA massive well done to our u12s girls, these girls might be small in stature but they have the biggest hearts!Playing in a blitz away in Eoghan Rua, Coleraine, each and every single one of them put in an outstanding performance and came a…way winning 3 games out of 3! Only 3 of these girls are overage next year and a lot of them are still u10 so they will a force to be reckoned with in a few years!!The girls beat Eoghan Rua by 3 points, beat steelstown by a point and beat limavady by a gigantic scoreline!!Team: Paige Ferguson, Arlene Hegarty, Jenny Doherty, Orlaith Doherty, Beth Doherty, Brianna Doherty, Molly Boyd, Cliona Doherty, Katelyn Doherty and Sarah Carey.U6 & U8 FootballPlease note that Under 6 & Uunder 8 Training will resume on Friday the 29th August at the usual time.U8 & U10 HurlingAfter a great week at camp its now back to work!!!! The U8 & U1o Hurling is back on on Sunday Morning at 11am sharp….Ulster GAA are seeking to recruit a full time Regional Hurling Development Officer, as well as a small pool of Key Stage 1 coaches within the GAA Primary School coaching programme.For more information and to download the application packs view www.ulster.gaa.ie/jobsClub LottoThe numbers drawn in last week’s lotto were 11, 18, 24, 28. There was no winner but the Jackpot is now almost €4,500. Lotto sellers always wanted so contact Treasurer or Chair Sean Clerkin for more info.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at email@example.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA SENIOR LADIES DEFEAT NAOMH CONAILL TO REACH COUNTY FINAL was last modified: August 25th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:buncranaGAANoticesSport
Tags: ahmed hussienallan kateregaFUFASebastian DesabreShaban Muhammadtop FUFA Media officer, Ahmed Hussein (left) and Cranes head coach Sebastian Desabre (right) during the press conference on Wednesday (photos by Racheal Tebandeke)Uganda Cranes coach Sebastian Desabre has summoned a team of 23 players that he will work with in the upcoming international friendly window from 27th May- 3rd June. This was during a press conference at the house of football in Mengo on Wednesday morning. It was also confirmed that Uganda will be taking part in a three nations’ invitational tournament in West Africa.“The main objective of the training camp is to have the players get together before the four Afcon matches between September and November, Desabre said.Cranes head coach Sebastian Desabre speaking to the media on Wednesday morningAmongest the players summoned, the most surprising is Moses Opondo who plays for Denish first division club, Vendsyssel FF. The 20 year old midfielder is not known to many Ugandans and they will clearly wait to be impressed by him.Desabre has stuck with the trip of goalkeepers that he used during the last friendly window who include team captain Denis Onyango, Al Merrikh’s Salim Jamal and KCCA custodian Charles Lukwago. In defence, former KCCA FC left back Isaac Muleme has replaced Alex Kakuba who did not impress last time out.Cape Town City midfielder Allan Kateregga has also been included to the fold along with KCCA FC striker Shaban Muhammad. Shaban has only last year been captain of the u-20 team and his absence in Matia Lule’s Hippos side has been clearly explained with the call up to the senior squad.The Team summoned:Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundons), Charles Lukwago (KCCA) and Salim Jamal Magola (Al Merreikh). Defenders: Denis Iguma (Al Nabi Shayth), Nicholas Wadada (Vipers), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba SC), Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town), TimothyAwanyi (KCCA), Isaac Muleme (Assiouty) and Godffrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia).Midfielders: Joseph Ochaya (Lusaka Dynamos), Hassan Wasswa (El Geish), Khalid Aucho (East Bengal), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers, Milton Karisa (Vipers), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City), Farooq Miya (Standard Liege), Moses Opondo (Vendsyssel).Forward: Yunus Ssentamu (Tirana), Emmanuel Okwi (Simba), Edrisa Lubega (Floridsdorfer AC), Shaban Muhammad (KCCA).Comments
The investment forms part of Sasol’s university collaboration project, which builds on the company’s longstanding relationships with leading South African research universities to partner in research and development projects. The solar thermal energy research at Stellenbosch University supports Sasol’s initiative to investigate opportunities in the field of renewable energies and low carbon electricity. The funding is in addition to a R4-million investment by the university on expanding the research facilities and appointing support staff in the solar thermal energy research group, Sasol said in a statement last week. The money will be used to appoint a senior researcher to lead the research effort, and to purchase new equipment for the University’s Solar Roof Laboratory. Renewable energies Research and teaching expertise Investing in universities Training scientists “The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering has a long history of involvement with the South African power generation industry, delivering valuable research results that frequently led to improvements in the efficiency of power stations making it a logical partner for Sasol in researching new energy opportunities,” Sasol said. 11 August 2009 During 2008, Sasol formed a New Energy division to develop business opportunities that would help reduce the company’s greenhouse gas footprint. Stellenbosch University established a Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies in 2007 to implement its postgraduate programme in renewable and sustainable energy studies. Through the collaboration, universities will be able to leverage Sasol’s research resources, while Sasol will be able to complement their own research efforts and capabilities by leveraging academic excellence to assist with the effective execution of research and development projects. “The primary objective of this programme, funded by the South African National Energy Research Institute, is to train scientists and engineers with the required technical expertise to unlock the country’s renewable energy resources, on the one hand, and implement appropriate technology for using sustainable energy, on the other.” “Southern Africa is blessed with some of the best solar radiation in the world, which is why Sasol supports the development of solar energy technologies as a viable renewable energy source for southern Africa within a carbon-constrained future,” Sasol said. Over the last 11 years, the department has focussed on bulk renewable solar power generation. South African petrochemicals group Sasol has announced a R3-million, five-year sponsorship of solar thermal energy research at Stellenbosch University’s Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering. Stellenbosch University has established research and teaching expertise spanning a wide spectrum in renewable energy, and in particular in solar thermal energy. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material