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Big Boi, Travis Scott to join Maroon 5 in Super Bowl show

first_imgTypically one of the most fiercely sought gigs in music, the Super Bowl halftime show has this year been the subject of boycott and protest. Numerous acts have turned down the NFL in support of Colin Kaepernick and other players who have taken a knee during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice.Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL didn’t confirm the band as its headliner until Sunday. The league said Maroon 5 will be joined by Big Boi, the Atlanta-based rapper from Outkast, and Scott.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTypically one of the most fiercely sought gigs in music, the Super Bowl halftime show has this year been the subject of boycott and protest. Numerous acts have turned down the NFL in support of Colin Kaepernick and other players who have taken a knee during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice.Gerald Griggs, vice president of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP, has said the NAACP asked performers who have signed up to reconsider their participation. More than 84,000 have signed an online petition urging Maroon 5 to withdraw from the Super Bowl “until the league changes their policy and support players’ constitutional right to protest.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title FILE – In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Big Boi and Travis Scott will join Maroon 5 in this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL officially announced the band as its headliner Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)NEW YORK — The NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott as the performers at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL didn’t confirm the band as its headliner until Sunday. The league said Maroon 5 will be joined by Big Boi, the Atlanta-based rapper from Outkast, and Scott.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Billboard reported that Scott, who reportedly signed on in December, only agreed to perform if the NFL made a joint donation to an organization fighting for social justice. With the NFL, Scott made a $500,000 donation to Van Jones’ Dream Corps.This year’s Super Bowl will be broadcast from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta by CBS on Feb. 3. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Serge Ibaka’s 3-pointer helps Raptors survive Wizards in double OT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Friends host candlelight vigil in memory of drowned UG teen

first_imgHarris was the eye in our little storm.” This was among the many sentiments expressed on Monday evening when a group of friends and associates of UG student Harris Anthony Persaud, who drowned last week, gathered to reminisce on his life.The friends and colleagues of drowned UG student Harris Persaud on Monday evening held a candlelight vigil in memory of their friendPersaud, 19, of Lot 21 Granny Field, Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara, went missing on Wednesday last, and his body was found floating in the Demerara River in the vicinity of Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara on Friday afternoon. A post-mortem revealed that the young man died by drowning.The 19-year-old’s friends held a candlelight vigil at the University of Guyana’s parking lot where they reflected on their memories of him. Sajeedah Khan, one of his close friends who organised the vigil, reflected on her time spent with Persaud, telling those gathered that Persaud was unlike any other person she has encountered so far.“I have known Harris for about eight years. We both entered Queen’s College in September 2008 and because of the way the class system is set up, we spent up to 2013 together,” she stated, adding that she was still trying to come to grips with the fact that her close friend was no longer with her.“Ever since Friday…I have been at a loss for words to describe what I feel and what most of you are feeling as well. How do you write something to say at a friend’s memorial, especially when it is someone like Harris? He was simply the most humble young man you could have ever met, genuine and undoubtedly trustworthy…even this would be too much for him, but he would go out of his way to do this and more if he had the chance or it had been any of us. So we’re just trying to give him the best. In a way, this is for us and not for him, because the only way we have been able to handle this is by being together,” she stated.Struggling to contain her tears, the young woman shared that while it may be difficult for persons to believe all of the good things being said about Persaud, it was all true. “Harris was the eye in our little storm….he was the calmest, the most peaceful and most of the times the most rational. He never believed in violence, harsh words or bad blood and he always tried to teach us those virtues. I know he would want us to be strong, but I don’t think that’s something we can be right now. Harris, you deserved an eternity…and all you got was a meagre two decades,” she stated.Another of Persaud’s friends, Alarick Hossein, related that the young man had a way of making people feel welcome, and it was this trait that started their friendship. “It was my first day, so I didn’t really know anyone at all. I was just standing there eating an entire pack of Hershey’s chocolate by myself…but Harris stood there and I remember exactly what he said. He said, ‘Wham? So like the rest ah we ain’t got mouth?’ From hearing that, I figured that he would be somebody big in my life and I wasn’t wrong. He was an exceptional and remarkable young man,” Hossein said.Persaud was last seen on Wednesday by his relatives when he left home to attend classes at the University. The Police have arrested the teen’s two friends with whom he was last seen, and they are still in custody awaiting the decision whether or not they will be charged.The young men told Police that Persaud was swimming with them behind the Marriott Hotel, when a wave swept him away. They claimed that they panicked, and disposed of his clothing and other belongings.last_img read more

High school riders enjoy first time out at The Horse Park

first_imgChute Dogging – Wade RobertsBoys Breakaway – Zack MillikenSaturday Senior’s:Goats – Rylee TrenholmBarrels – Rikki HutnykAdvertisement Poles – Britney SwaffiedTeam Roping – Chance Bolin and Kelsey DrinkallTie-Down Roping – Kyle BellBulls – Dustin SpiersSaddle Bronc – Chance BolinAdvertisement Boys Goat Tying – Wade RobertsTeam Roping – Wade Roberts and Tyrel RobertsPoles – Kate WhiteBarrels – Hanna PedersonAdvertisement Sunday Junior’s:Team Roping – Dexter Patton and Garret PattonBoys Goat Tying – Derek HadlandJunior Bulls – Jessie HavelChute Dogging – Jake RobinsonBoys Breakaway – Dexter PattonGirls Breakaway – Jenna DrinkallPoles – Cassidy CorrBarrels – Hanna PedersonSunday Senior’s:Team Roping – Chance BolinPoles – Jordan WolseyTie-Down Roping – Chance Bolin and Kelsey DrinkallBarrels – Brooke SoychukBulls – Dustin SpiersSteer Wrestling – Chance BolinBreakaway Roping – Rikki HytnykGoats – Rylee Trenholm Lynn Peck of the B.C.High School Rodeo Association says that The Horse Park has everything it wants, from lots of places to sit to the use of brand new gear.“This is a new facility, so we’re working with new equipment. It’s nice to see Terry [McLeod] and the staff here at The Horse Park have done a phenomenal job. There’s a lot of work setting up one of these; the general public just doesn’t understand how much it is,” she explains. “It’s a real usable arena, competitor friendly, lots of seating for fans. This is a private organization, a private individual who is doing this for the love of the sport of rodeo, and we certainly appreciate that he’s stepped up to the plate and done this.”A number of riders echoed Peck’s sentiments about The Horse Park, and were looking forward to coming back for the spring event back in FortSt. John. The next rodeo will be held this weekend in Dawson Creek. Below are the winners from the FortSt. John event:- Advertisement -Saturday Junior’s: Girls Breakaway – Fallyn MillsGirls Goat Tying – Fallyn MillsAdvertisementlast_img read more

Cruise returns like a lion with his latest film

first_imgThat was when he was still the guy who, through sheer force of promotional will, could make such hard-sell flicks as “Vanilla Sky” and “Collateral” gross more than $100million domestically. He’d rarely known failure since bursting onto the scene in 1983’s “Risky Business.” From there, it was a stellar run that included “Top Gun,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” “A Few Good Men,” “The Firm,” “Jerry Maguire,” “Mission: Impossible” and its sequel, “Interview With a Vampire,” “Minority Report” and on and on. But Tom’s world has changed, and he is now operating in it as damaged box-office goods after the poor performance of “Mission: Impossible III” in summer 2006. “M:i:III” suffered from his off-screen antics while promoting “War of the Worlds” a year earlier. He dissed Brooke Shields for taking meds for post-partum depression and, in doing so, alienated many of his female fans. Then there was the couch-jumping on “Oprah” and a general over-exposure surrounding his romance with Holmes and being publicly dumped from the Paramount lot that he had called home for a decade. Cruise is now at United Artists, which is releasing “Lambs.” I saw the movie, also starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, and it will remind people of what a good actor the three-time Oscar nominee is. I was riveted during every one of the scenes between him and Streep. But with Cruise no longer the movie star he once was, I think the movie will be hard-pressed to achieve a top-five finish. I predict a $12 million bow in this very crowded marketplace. AN EARLY X-MAS: A real contender for first place, if it can knock the blockbuster “American Gangster” out of the top spot, is the Vince Vaughn holiday comedy “Fred Claus,” which should debut with a gross in excess of $25 million. It bows in a whopping 3,600 locations and will only have Jerry Seinfeld’s “Bee Movie” fighting with it for family business. ENCHANTING OFFER: Are you planning to see the Disney movie “Enchanted,” which hits theaters Nov. 21? Well, if you are also planning to buy the DVD of Disney’s animated hit “Ratatouille” or a game based on the movie, you can get a free movie certificate from Bestbuy.com worth up to $7 and good from Nov. 21 through Dec. 31. I saw about 20 minutes of “Enchanted” on the Disney lot this summer, and it looks like a winner with its combination of animation and live action and a cast that includes Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden and Susan Sarandon. greg.hernandez@dailynews.com 818-713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tom Cruise is, once again, in movie promotion overdrive. In recent weeks, it’s been: Tom in Germany! Tom in London! Tom kissing Katie Holmes at the finish line of the NYC marathon! Tom getting honored at a gala dinner! Tom on the red carpet with Will Smith at the ArcLight in Hollywood! To promote the political thriller “Lions for Lambs,” which opened in 2,200 theaters today, Cruise even made an appearance on MTV’s “TRL.” And if not for the writers strike, he surely would have dropped in on Letterman and Leno, too. Does Cruise think this is 2004 or what? last_img read more

Green Cuisine

first_imgBut creating the first sustainable frozen-food manufacturing plant was easier said than done. The factory required a one-of-a-kind design plan that allowed the company to run a carbon-neutral operation in a temperature controlled environment and meet its frozen food production quotas. Blazevich said much of the project was dedicated to finding contractors who could actually create a sustainable factory. “It was not a slam dunk in any way, shape or form,” he said. “A temperature controlled environment is difficult to do.” The factory used construction materials made of recycled content and installed a water-efficient irrigation system, special insulation and flooring. The plant’s energy efficient design earned it a gold certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System, a national point-based certification process for design, construction and operation of sustainable buildings. The system was created by the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit organization committed to sustainable buildings practices. Through the LEED certification process, an independent third-party must verify that a building meets specific environmental and operational standards, such as reducing waste sent to landfills and harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Based on the number of points earned, a building is designated by LEED as certified silver, gold or platinum. Blazevich is proud of his factory’s ranking, but believes the long-term goal to find and use sustainable energy methods is more important. “Energy in the long run is going to get more expensive,” he said. “If we don’t find newer ways, then it’s going to be devastating for our economy to run.” Blazevich’s commitment to the environment extended this year to the company sending Christmas e-cards, instead of paper ones. “Everybody wants to make their mark,” he said, “but it’s better that we don’t.” justina.ly@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Contessa Premium Foods, a frozen-food company headquartered in San Pedro, has created the first certified “green” frozen-food manufacturing plant in the nation. The 115,000-square-foot plant, built in the City of Commerce, has rooftop solar-power panels, a water preheating system that reuses “waste heat,” and an innovative loading dock that prevents the loss of refrigerated air and reduces energy use. The “Green Cuisine” plant, which can produce an estimated 150 million pounds of food each year, began its test trials earlier this month and is scheduled to officially open in mid-January. The company sells frozen seafood, convenience meals, fruit and private-label foods throughout North America, Europe and Asia to major retailers, hotels and restaurants. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe energy-efficient factory cost $35 million to build, but founder and Chief Executive Officer John Blazevich, who started the company in 1984, believes it’s a worthwhile investment. “This is … what kind of contribution I’d like to make for this planet and set an example for people to follow,” he said. The plant will replace the company’s other facility five miles west in Vernon. Blazevich came up with the idea to build the plant two years ago after he successfully converted his home in Palos Verdes to use geothermal energy, an underground renewable energy source that relies on steam and hot water produced inside the earth to heat buildings or generate electricity. “A lot of what I learned from that I transferred into deciding what to do at the plant,” he said. last_img read more

TIR CHONAILL ATHLETE KARL GRIFFIN RUNS QUALIFICATION STANDARD FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSIPS

first_imgTir Chonaill AC NotesKarl Griffin, continued his preparation for the World Junior U20 championship, with another exciting 800m run in Watford on Saturday night. The British Milers sponsored event which attracted all the top middle distance athletes from across Europe found the eighteen year old Donegal Town man running in the ‘B’ 800m race and returning very happy with his time –another B standard for the World Juniors – and performance. Karl continues his build up and competes in Belgium this weekend. Result 1 1:49.45 Andreas Roth U23 Norway; 2 1:49.80 Karl Griffin U20 Tir Chonaill / Ireland; 3 1:51.10 Tom Watson U23Central / Edinburgh Uni / Forth ValleyLocal Donegal Schools perform at Ulster finalsWell done to all the local schools athletes who performed so well on Saturday last in the Ulster finals at the Antrim Forum. The following were medal winners from Magh Eine, Bundoran, Christopher O’Donnell 1st Inter Boys 200m-22.95sec/2nd, 100m -11.78secs from Scoil Colmcille, Ballyshannon, Clara Herron, 1st U17 Shot 10.98m NR; Eva McMullan 1st U17 300m 42.32secs ; Robbie Kelly, 1st U15 1,200m Walk 6mins.05.2 secs from St Catherine’s, Killybegs Daniel Gallagher 1st U17 1,500 S/C 4mins 42.6secs and 2nd 1,500m -4mins 14,7secsand Dylan Kearns, 2nd U15 Javelin, 43mfrom Colaiste na Carraige -Caoimhe Byrne,2nd U17 P.V. 2,15mfrom Abbey Voc., Donegal Town Senior Girls 4 x 100mrelay team 1st 50.90secs, Ciara Crawford, 1st Senior Walk; Kate McGowan 1st Senior 400m Hurdles 64,8secs;Kelly McGrory 2nd Senior 400m H 65secs; Katie Hoad, 2ndSenior PV 2.15m; Jessica Quinn, 3rd U17 Walk. Abbey Voc. also won the Senior Girls ‘Queens University Cup’ as winners of the Senior Girls relay.Many more athletes were placed in the top six – a great achievement at this level. Congrats to all and best wishes in the All Ireland Schools finals in Tullamore on Sat 31st May and thanks to schools/teachers for supporting the young athletes at what is rightfully described as the largest, most inclusive, and best organised Track and Field event in Ulster athletics calendar.Paul Ward finishes 3rd overall in River Moy Half MarathonCongratulations and well done to the large group of club athletes that competed in the River Moy Half Marathon last Saturday and came home with numerous PB and category winning performances/prizes. Paul Ward’s performance was impressive. He finished 3rd overall and 1st in the M40 category in an excellent time of 1hr 16mins and 48secs.Other prize winners included Gerry McManus, M50 Category winner,1hr 29mins 53secs., Paddy Donoghue,2nd M60 Catagory,1hr 39mins 43secs.,Anne Donoghue, 1st W55 and Bernie McNeely. 2nd W55. Performance detailsPaul Ward M40 116.48 3rd Overall and Cat winner, Gerry McManus M50 1.29.53 Cat winner, Mark McGowan M40 1,36.59,Noel Hoey M45 1.39.37,Paddy Donoghue M60 1.39.43 2nd Cat, Gerard McCafferty M45 1.43.09, Sinead McGowan W40 1.46.48, Brian McMullan M45 1.47.49, Sonya O’Connell W45 1.48.12, Loretta Cullen F45 1.49.36,Kay Drummond F45 1.49.38, Ann Donoghue F55 1.49.46 1st Cat, Bernie McNeely F55 1.49.55 2nd Cat, Deborah Dawson W35 1.53.48, Eileen Ward W40 1.54.33, Richard Orr M45 1.55.36. The race had 446 finishers. Well done to club members Philomena Gallagher 22mins41secs, Marie Rooney, 22mins.41secs and Jackie Harvey 23mins39secs who travelled to Aghayarn on Friday night for the very well-run and supported Gemma Run 5k. Next local Donegal Grand Prix event takes place in Donegal Town on Fri evening 30th May -7.30 start. A flat, fast course – the place to run a PB – see you thereBarry Quigg and Conal Mahon on Irish Universities teamCongratulations to Tir Chonaill athletes, Barry Quigg and Conal Mahon, who were selected early this week on the Irish Universities team for the upcoming Varsity International in Edinburgh on the 31st May.Congrats and well done to both on this fine representative achievement and to Coach Doherty. Conal and Barry are students in NUIG and will compete in High and Triple JumpExciting National League performancesClun captains David Doherty and Jackie Harvey will be happy with Tir Chonaill team performances in Sligo on Sunday last. The overall placing’s after Round 1 which was held at Waterford and Sligo finds Tir Chonaill in 5th overall position – from 16 teams – and having a realistic opportunity of a final eight qualification for the Division 1 final when Round 2 scheduled for the end of June is complete. The women’s team participating in the Premier Division were not at full strength but never the less end up in 14th overall position. A full squad turn out on Day 2 will find them moving up the table and a possible top eight and final qualification finish.The individual results are not to hand and will be published next .The meet, not favoured by summer weather, had a number of notable club performances. Geraldine Stewart, travelled all the way from Kildare and gained maximum points in the Shot Putt –over 12 metres and Discus .Mother and daughter Julie and Eva McMullan gained valuable points in the 3k and 200/400m. The men had a list of very good performances – including wins for Barry Quigg, High Jump, Christopher Doherty, Pole Vault, Caolan O’Callaghan, Triple Jump and Daniel Gallagher S/CGrand Prix Road RaceTir Chonaill AC will host the annual Donegal Grand Prix 5k in Donegal Town on Fri evening 30th May -7.30pm start. Registration from 6pm in the Abbey Voc Gym. A flat, fast and user friendly course plus hospitality for all –see you thereTIR CHONAILL ATHLETE KARL GRIFFIN RUNS QUALIFICATION STANDARD FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSIPS was last modified: May 22nd, 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:athleticsFeatureskarl griffinNoticesPaul WardSportTIR CHONAILL AClast_img read more

Rhine and Timmer named MVC Scholar-Athletes of the Week

first_imgST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University’s Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) and Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) have been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week presented by Eagle Bank and Trust Company, the conference announced Wednesday, Nov. 28. Timmer scored a career-high 32 points in Drake’s 79-67 win over Chicago State, with 21 of those points coming in the second half to help Drake pull away. The senior was 9-of-16 from the field and 7-of-13 from behind the three-point arc.  His seven three-pointers were a career-high and tied for the fifth most in a game in Drake history. The three-pointers also gave him 139 in his career, moving into 10th all-time at Drake.  The senior pharmacy major is leading the MVC in scoring at 23.6 points per game and has now had three 20+ point games this season with games of 32, 29 and 28 points. In those three games he is a combined 15-of-26 from behind the arc. Timmer holds a 3.51 GPA in Drake’s Doctorate of Pharmacy program. Rhine averaged 17.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 57.1 percent (20-of-35) from the floor in three games last week. The sophomore poured in a career-high 27 points, pulled down season-high 12 rebounds, swatted career-high three shots and added one assist in just 19 minutes in a blowout win over Mississippi Valley State. She added 17 points, on 7-of-13 shooting, grabbed four rebounds, handed out one assist and snagged one steal against George Mason. Rhine also scored nine points and pulled down three rebounds in a loss at Wyoming. This season she is averaging a team-best 16.0 points per game with 5.2 rebounds, while shooting a team-high 60 percent from the floor.  Academically, Rhine has a 4.00 GPA as an elementary education major. 2017-18 Drake Missouri Valley Scholar-Athletes of the WeekSept. 6 – Josh Yeager – Men’s Cross CountrySept. 13 – Kyle Brandt – Men’s Cross CountryOct. 4 – Kyla Inderski – VolleyballNov. 28 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballNov. 28 – Sara Rhine, Women’s Basketball Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

LIVERPOOL’S BID TO SIGN SHAY GIVEN COLLAPSES

first_imgLiverpool FC’s transfer deadline day business looks to be completed after attempts to sign Shay Given from Aston Villa appeared to have fallen through, The Liverpool Echo is reporting tonight.The Reds boss Brendan Rodgers had been trying to lure the Lifford man to Anfield.But it’s understood Aston Villa couldn’t agree terms. Rodgers has declared himself happy with his summer transfer dealings, which include the signings of Tiago Ilori , Mamadou Sakho and Victor Moses this morning.The manager had left the club’s training ground earlier, and had been at the Liverpool Echo’s Bill Shankly memorial dinner this evening. LIVERPOOL’S BID TO SIGN SHAY GIVEN COLLAPSES was last modified: September 2nd, 2013 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:LIVERPOOL’S BID TO SIGN SHAY GIVEN COLLAPSESShay Givenlast_img read more

URA vs Bright Stars: Tax Collectors out to continue fine league run

first_img Tags: bright stars fcFred KajobaShafik KagimuStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueURA FC URA have not lost any of their last six league games. (file Photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueURA FC vs Bright Stars FCMandela National Stadium, NambooleWednesday, 10-04-2019 @4:30pmNAMBOOLE – URA FC will host Bright Stars in one of the four StarTimes Uganda Premier League games on Thursday afternoon.The Tax Collectors have been in fine form of late that has seen them move into third on the standings.In their last six games, URA have won four and drawn two and are currently the most in-form side in the division.“We are determined and want to win tomorrow’s game, says URA Captain Shafik Kagimu.“We have 5 games left and we can’t afford to lose any of these.Bright Stars are responsible for URA’s exit from the Uganda Cup at the round of 16 and for URA, it will be sort of a revenge mission.”Bright Stars eliminated us from the Uganda Cup which was painful.“We are going to reduce on the mistakes we made last time.However, it is easier said than done as Bright Stars will be no pushovers.After a trying period that saw them go 12 League games minus victory, Bright Stars look to be on course to recovery as they have won two of their last four games.Currently seated in 11th, Fred Kajoba’s side know that they have performed poorly this season and a strong finish is one that would be relished in Matuga.Team News:URA FC.URA welcome back Benjamin Nyajoojo after he recovered from an injury he sustained in the 2-0 win against Paidha Black Angles over a month ago. However, the Tax Collectors are still without Ronald Kigongo, Allan Munaba and Allan Mugalu.For Bright Stars, they do not have any telling injuries.Match Facts:This will be the 13th meeting between the two sides.In the first 12, URA have won 5, lost two and drawn the other five against Bright Stars.Bright Stars have never defeated URA away from home in the League with their only victory at the Tax Collectors’ home coming in the Uganda cup in a 2-1 in on 18th February 2019.The reverse fixture last season saw URA beat Bright Stars 1-0 before once again enjoying victory (2-0) over Kajoba’s charges in the first League meeting of this campaign.URA head into the game having lost only one of their last 9 League games (W5 D3).At home, the Tax Collectors have lost twice in their last 7 games (W3 D2).For Bright Stars, they come into the game having won only two of their last 16 League games (D7 L7).Away from home, they are winless in their last 7, drawing once and losing the other six.The other games to be played on Wednesday:-Bul FC vs Kirinya JSS FC-Mbarara City FC vs Vipers SC-Maroons FC vs Tooro United FCComments last_img read more

Brentford v Nottingham Forest line-ups: Judge returns, one Forest change

first_imgAlan Judge returns to the Brentford line-up as they take on Nottingham Forest.He replaces the injured Marco Djuricin, with Lasse Vibe playing up front on his own.Chelsea loanee John Swift starts while Toumani Diagouraga makes his 200th league appearance of his career.Nottingham Forest show one change from the win over Derby, with Liam Trotter coming in at the expense of Jonathan Williams, who drops to the bench.Brentford: Button; Yennaris, Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell; McCormack, Diagouraga; Swift, Woods, Judge; Vibe.Subs: Bonham, O’Connell, Kerschbaumer, Saunders, Gogia, Canos, Hofmann.Nottingham Forest: De Vries; Lichaj, Mills, Hobbs, Pinillos; Trotter, Vaughan; Ward, Lansbury, Mendes; Oliveira.Subs: Evtimov, Mancienne, Wilson, Williams, Osborn, Walker, Blackstock.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more