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Maroons on hunt for first victory

first_imgMaroons are currently bottom of the standingsStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueMaroons VS BULPrisons Grounds Luzira @4:30pmMaroons host unpredictable BUL at the Prisons ground Luzila as the in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League resumes.Maroons have only managed a point in their first four encounters that was attained from their last game in a 1-1 draw against URA thanks to Rashid Agau’s goal.BUL played to a barren draw at Wankulukuku against the Red eagles in their last encounter.What the coaches are sayingGeorge Best Nsimbe(Maroons FC)“We are more than prepared to take on BUL FC because we want this win more than anything.”“Our last games we lost but this is a time we have to correct our mistakes so my team is ready to win the home game.”Peter Onen(BUL FC)“All we want is an away win so we are going to fight and see that we get the three points.”“We have trained well; I believe my boys want this win like I do so we are going to make sure we win the game.”Team news.Maroons FC will look up to Rashid Agau, Pius Obuya and Herman Wasswa to see that they get their first win of the season.For the Jinja based Club, Hannington Ssebwalunyo, Hamis Tibita, Yunus Sibira and Douglas Owori for a third win of the season.Richard Matovu, Musa Maluda, Villa Oromchan and Musa Walangalira will not feature for Onen’s side because they injuries.Match Facts.Out of their last 6 meetings, BUL has managed to win 4 and the other 2 by Maroons FC, there have been no stalemates.With 7 points BUL sits 5th on the log of 16 as Maroons sit at the bottom with 1 point from 4 games so far played.Other Match Day 5 Games:SC Villa FC Vs URA FC – Mandela National Stadium-Namboole (4:00 PM) – Live game on TVOnduparaka Vs Bright Stars – Green Light Stadium (4:30 PM)Nyamityobora FC Vs Police FC – Muteesa II Stadium – Wankulukuku (4:30 PM)Ndejje University FC FC Vs Paidha Black Angels SC – Arena of Visions – Ndejje University, Bombo (4:30 PM)Kirinya Jinja SSS FC Vs Vipers SC – The Mighty Arena-Jinja SSS (4:30 PM)Comments Tags: Bul FCMaroons FCStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more

South Africa congratulates Obama

first_img7 November 2012 South African President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Barack Obama on his re-election as president of the United States of America. “We value our relations with the United States and look forward to strengthening bilateral cooperation in the years to come,” Zuma said in a statement shortly after Obama addressed the US early on Wednesday morning following confirmation of his victory at the polls. Zuma said that the US had an important role to play in Africa’s development. “South Africa is confident that the United States will continue to play a positive role in this regard,” he said. Obama beat a strong challenge from Republican Mitt Romney to win a second term at the White House. In a tweet to supporters, Obama said: “This happened because of you. Thank you,” as crowds cheered outside the Democrats’ Chicago headquarters ahead of his victory address. Obama was projected to have won several key swing states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nevada and New Hampshire, with Romney winning only North Carolina. Florida and Virginia remained too close to call. The relentless battle for the swing states gave Obama at least 290 electoral votes, while Romney had just 201 shortly after midnight. Obama easily grabbed a host of “deep blue” states, including California, Illinois and New Jersey, while Romney prevailed in the “deep red” states of Texas, Kentucky and Georgia. While Obama supporters had already started celebrations of his re-election, Romney conceded defeat. In addition to the massive task of tackling US$1-trillion annual deficits and reducing a US$16-trillion national debt, Obama will have to deal with a divided US Congress that is likely to maintain the same partisan makeup in his second term in the White House. Source: SANews.gov.za-Xinhualast_img read more

Hindutva leader Milind Ekbote assaulted near Pune

first_imgHindutva leader Milind Ekbote was assaulted near Saswad, on the outskirts of Pune city, on Tuesday night and a case was booked on Wednesday against more than 40 persons, believed to be “gau rakshaks” (cow protectors), in this connection, the Pune Rural Police said.The controversial Mr. Ekbote, who heads the fringe right-wing outfit, ‘Samasta Hindu Aghadi’, has been accused of allegedly orchestrating the Bhima-Koregaon clashes that erupted on January 1, 2018.The assault occurred at Zendewadi (in Purandar taluk) near Saswad, 27 km from the city a little after 9:30 p.m., said police sources.Mr. Ekbote, who is also the western Maharashtra region head of a cow protection outfit called ‘Bharat Krushi Goseva Sanghatana’, had come for a function in Zendewadi, according to the Saswad police.Facebook postIn a Facebook post, he had severely criticised the working of a cow shelter in Zendewadi run by one Pandit Modak. In his post, Mr. Ekbote allegedly accused Mr. Modak of corruption.“After the function, Mr. Ekbote visited a nearby temple to eat prasad [religious offering]. It was then that a gang of men, allegedly on the instigation of Mr. Modak, attacked him and his group. Mr. Ekbote was roughed up, while three of his followers sustained minor injuries,” assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Balasaheb Jagtap of the Saswad Police Station told The Hindu.Mr. Ekbote filed a complaint in the early hours of Wednesday against Mr. Modak and his men. He accused Mr. Modak’s men of attempting to knife one of his followers.The police lodged an FIR against Mr. Modak and 45 others under sections 147 (rioting), 143, 149 (pertaining to unlawful assembly), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 295 (a) [deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion] of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). “This appears to an internecine feud between Ekbote’s supporters and Modak’s group of ‘gau rakshaks’. No arrests have been made so far, and further investigation is on,” Mr. Jagtap said.Mr. Ekbote was arrested in March last year for having allegedly incited the rioting at Bhima-Koregaon and adjoining areas on New Year’s Day that left one person dead and several injured. He, however, was granted bail the next month by the Pune District and Sessions Court.In January last, a local court lifted Mr. Ekbote’s restrictions on holding public rallies and speaking to the media, while relaxing conditions on mandatory appearances at the Shikrapur police station where a case of rioting had been lodged against him during the Bhima-Koregaon clashes.However, the Pune Rural Police had issued prohibitory orders against Mr. Ekbote in a bid to preclude any law and order situation in Bhima-Koregaon village on the eve of the 201st anniversary of the battle, that peacefully concluded on January 1.Protest against court reliefA number of Ambedkarite outfits and prominent leaders and activists across the country have expressed outrage at Mr. Ekbote’s relief granted by the court in connection the Bhima-Koregaon violence, while condemning the arrests and persecution of activists and intellectuals like Sudha Bharadwaj, advocate Surendra Gadling, Shoma Sen and others in this case.In October 2001, the Hindutva leader had come under the police scanner in connection with a rioting incident in Saswad, following which the district authorities mooted action against him under the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities (MPDA) of Slumlords, Bootleggers, Drug-Offenders and Dangerous Persons Act, 1981.Dalit outfits have alleged that since the Saswad case, Mr. Ekbote had been embroiled in at least 27 cases of rioting.last_img read more