” Intercepting the company’s surveillance car (a Toyota Probox) where on board was the manager, the officers gained entry to the facility where they confiscated mobile phones of all workers moments before the business owner called the manager seeking to talk to the officers.” Said DCIAlso Read Teachers to report back to school on MondayDCI says a total of Kshs. 370,000 was transferred to an Mpesa till number , an agent number and two Safaricom lines in various locations, all which were traced back to the suspects.Also Read SRC moves to address pay disparities The three are said to have been disarmed during the raid.Further investigations are ongoing. The three intercepting the company’s surveillance car where on board was the manager, the officers gained entry to the facility where they confiscated mobile phones of all workers moments.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested three Special Services Unit (SSU) constables suspected to have gone rogue and were connected to the robbery with violence incident that occurred at Baraka Gas Company in Matuu-Machakos County last month.On their twitter handle Tuesday, DCI says the three William Mutua, Henry Maitai and Jonathan Sankale have been placed in police custody.Also Read Relief for families as MOH revises Covid-19 burial protocolsAccording to DCI the three are said to have been tipped of the said company illegally and unprocedurally refilling cylinders from various gas companies behind locked doors after curfew hours thus organized and executed a raid on the facility.
Share on: WhatsApp 8 January 2017FriendlySlovakia –Uganda Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 4 January 2017FriendlyTunisia –Uganda Tunis, Tunisia 17 January 20172017 AFCONGhana – UgandaPort-Gentil, Gabon Uganda’s national football team players pose prior to the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualification football match between Burkina Faso and Uganda, on March 26, 2016, at the Stade du 4 aout stadium in Ouagadougou.The Cranes team of 26 that is in Tunisia for an international friendly has been submitted as Uganda’s preliminary squad to the the Nations Cup finals.Three players will be dropped before the team travels to Abu Dhabi for the final friendlies against Slovakia and Ivory Coast.Only three teams Gabon, Algeria and Senegal have submitted their final squads.Midfielders Sofiane Feghouli of Algeria and Hakim Ziyech of Morocco and striker Basem Morsy of Egypt are among notable absentees from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations squads.All failed to find favour as coaches put the final touches to squads for the tournament, which starts on January 14 with a match between hosts Gabon and debutants Guinea-Bissau.Uganda’s preliminary squad:Goalkeepers: Salim Jamal (Al Merrikh/SUD), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA), Robert Odongkara (Saint George/ETH), Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA)Defenders: Timothy Awany, Joseph Ochaya (both KCCA), Shafiq Batambuze (Tusker/KEN), Denis Iguma (Al Ahed/LIB), Isaac Isinde (clubless), Murushid Juuko (Simba/TAN), Nicholas Wadada (Vipers)Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Baroka/RSA), Mike Azira (Colorado Rapids/USA), Geoffrey Kizito (Than Quang Ninh/VIE), William Kizito (Rio Ave/POR), Tony Mawejje (Thotur/ISL), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA), Hassan Wasswa (Vipers), Moses Oloya (Hanoi T and T/VIE), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia/KEN)Strikers: Edrisa Lubega (Proline), Geoffrey Massa (Baroka/RSA), Faruku Miya (Standard Liege/BEL), Yunus Sentamu (Ilves/FIN), Geofrey Sserunkuma (KCCA), Muhammed Shaban (Onduparaka)Coach: Milutin Sredojevic (SRB)Uganda build-up mataches/AFCON group stage: 21 January 20172017 AFCONEgypt – UgandaPort-Gentil, Gabon 11 January 2017FriendlyIvory Coast –Uganda Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Africa Cup of Nations squadsFinal and preliminary squads for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon from January 14 to February 5:Final squadsGroup AGabonGoalkeepers: Anthony Mfa Mezui (clubless), Yves Stephane Bitseki Moto (Mounana), Didier Ovono (Ostend/BEL)Defenders: Aaron Appindangoye (Laval/FRA), Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City/WAL), Franck Perrin Obambou (Stade Mandji), Johann Serge Obiang (Troyes/FRA), Benjamin Ze Ondo (Mosta/MAL), Lloyd Palun (Red Star/FRA), Andre Biyogho Poko (Karabukspor/TUR), Yoann Wachter (Sedan/FRA)Midfielders: Guelor Kanga Kaku (Red Star/SRB), Mario Lemina (Juventus/ITA), Levy Clement Madinda (Nastic Tarragona/ESP), Didier Ndong (Sunderland/ENG), Junior Serge Martinsson Ngouali (Brommapojkarna/SWE), Merlin Tandjigora (Meixian Hakka/CHN), Samson Mbingui (Raja Casablanca/MAR)Strikers: Serge Kevyn Aboue Angoue (Uniao Leiria/POR), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund/GER, capt), Cedric Ondo Biyoghe (Mounana), Denis Athanase Bouanga (Tours/FRA), Malick Evouna (Tianjin Teda/CHN)Coach: Jose Antonio Camacho (ESP)Group BAlgeriaGoalkeepers: Malik Asselah (JS Kabylie), Rais M’Bolhi (Antalyaspor/TUR), Chemseddine Rahmani (Mouloudia Bejaia)Defenders: Mohamed Benyahia, Mohamed Meftah (both USM Alger),Hichem Belkaroui (Esperance/TUN), Mokhtar Belkhiter (Club Africain/TUN), Ramy Bensebaini (Rennes/FRA), Liassine Cadamuro (Servette/SUI), Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli/ITA), Aissa Mandi (Real Betis/ESP), Djamel Mesbah (Crotone/ITA)Midfielders: Mehdi Abeid (Dijon/FRA), Nabil Bentaleb (Schalke/GER), Yacine Brahimi (Porto/POR), Rachid Ghezzal (Lyon/FRA), Adlene Guedioura (Watford/ENG), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City/ENG), Saphir Taider (Bologna/ITA)Strikers: Baghdad Bounedjah (Al Sadd/QAT), Sofiane Hanni (Anderlecht/BEL), Islam Slimani (Leicester/ENG), El Arabi Hillel Soudani (Dinamo Zagreb/CRO)Coach: George Leekens (BEL)SenegalGoalkeepers: Abdoulaye Diallo (Caykur Rizespor/TUR), Khadim N’Diaye (Horoya/GUI), Pape Seydou N’Diaye (Niarry Tally)Defenders: Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes/FRA), Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor/TUR), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli/ITA), Cheikh M’Bengue (Saint-Etienne/FRA), Kara Mbodj (Anderlecht/BEL), Zargo Toure (Lorient/FRA)Midfielders: Mohamed Diame (Newcastle/ENG), Papakouli Diop (Espanyol/ESP), Idrissa Gueye (Everton/ENG), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham/ENG, capt), Papa Alioune Ndiaye (Osmanlispor/TUR), Cheikh N’Doye (Angers/FRA), Henri Saivet (Saint-Etienne/FRA)Strikers: Keita Balde (Lazio/ITA), Famara Diedhiou (Angers/FRA), Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke/ENG), Moussa Konate (Sion/SUI), Sadio Mane (Liverpool/ENG), Ismaila Sarr (Metz/FRA), Moussa Sow (Fenerbahce/TUR)Coach: Aliou CissePreliminary squadsGroup ABurkina FasoGoalkeepers: Herve Koffi (ASEC/CIV), Moussa Germain Sanou (Beauvais/FRA), Aboubacar Sawadogo (Kadiogo)Defenders: Ernest Congo (Khemisset/MAR), Yacouba Coulibaly (Bobo), Issoufou Dayo (Berkane/MAR), Bakary Kone (Malaga/ESP), Souleymane Kouanda (ASEC/CIV), Issoumaila Lengani (Happoel Ashkelon/ISR), Patrick Malo (Smouha/EGY), Issouf Paro (Santos/RSA), Steeve Yago (Toulouse/FRA)Midfielders: Cyrille Bayala (Sheriff Tiraspol/MDA), Adama Guira (Lens/FRA), Charles Kabore (Krasnodar/RUS, capt), Prejuce Nacoulma (Kayserispor/TUR), Bakary Sare (Moreirense/POR), Blati Toure (Omonia Nicosia/CYP), Abdoul Razack Traore (Karabuspor/TUR), Alain Traore (Kayserispor/TUR), Bertrand Traore (Ajax Amsterdam/NED), Jonathan Zongo (Almeiria/ESP)Strikers: Aristide Bance (ASEC/CIV), Banou Diawara (Smouha/EGY), Jonathan Pitroipa (Al Nasr/UAE)Coach: Paulo Duarte (POR)CameroonGoalkeepers: Guy-Roland Ndy Assembe (Nancy/FRA), Jules Goda (Ajaccio/FRA), Georges Mbokwe (Coton Sport), Andre Onana (Ajax Amsterdam/NED), Fabrice Ondoa (Sevilla/ESP)Defenders: Henri Bedimo (Marseille/FRA), Aurelien Chedjou (Galatasaray/TUR), Fai Collins (Standard Liege/BEL), Mohamed Djeitei (Nastic Tarragone/ESP), Ernest Mabouka (Zilina/SVK), Joel Matip (Liverpool/ENG), Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui (Slavia Prague/CZE), Jonathan Ngwem (Progresso Sambizanga/ANG), Nicolas Nkoulou (Lyon/FRA), Allan Nyom (West Bromwich Albion/ENG), Ambroise Oyongo (Impact Montreal/CAN), Maxime Poundje (Bordeaux/FRA), Adolphe Teikeu (Sochaux/FRA)Midfielders: Ibrahim Amadou (Lille/FRA), Franck Zambo Anguissa (Marseille/FRA), Franck Boya (Apejes Academy), Arnaud Djoum (Hearts/SCO), Franck Kom (Karlsruhe/GER), Georges Mandjeck (Metz/FRA), Sebastien Siani (Ostend/BEL)Strikers: Anatole Abang (New York Red Bulls/USA), Vincent Aboubakar (Besiktas/TUR), Christian Bassogog (Aalborg/DEN), Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (Schalke/GER), Benjamin Moukandjo (Lorient/FRA), Clinton Njie (Marseille/FRA), Edgar Salli (Saint-Gall/SUI), Robert Ndip Tambe (Spartak Trnava/SVK), Karl Toko-Ekambi (Angers/FRA), Jacques Zoua (Kaiserslautern/GER)Coach: Hugo Broos (BEL)Guinea-BissauGoalkeepers: Papa Mbaye (Orellana/ESP), Jonas Mendes (Salgueiros/POR), Edouard Mendy (Reims/FRA)Defenders: Mama Balde (Sporting Lisbon B/POR), Mamadu Cande (Tondela/POR), Eliseu Cassama (Rio Ave/POR), Eridson (Freamunde/POR), Emmanuel Mendy (Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt/ROU), Formose Mendy (Red Star/FRA), Rudinilson Silva (Lechia Gdansk/POL), Agostinho Soares (Sporting Covilha/POR), Juary Soares (Mafra/POR)Midfielders: Toni Silva, Zezinho (both Levadiakos/GRE), Abudu (Operario/POR), Aldair (Olhanense/POR), Bocundji Ca (Paris FC/FRA, capt), Abel Camara (Belenenses/POR), Idrissa Camara (Avellino/ITA), Francisco Junior (Stromsgodset/NOR), Frederic Mendy (Ulsan Hyundai/KOR), Jean-Paul Mendy (Quevilly-Rouen/FRA), Pele (Benfica B/POR), Piqueti (Sporting Braga B/POR), Leocísio Sami (Akhisar Belediyespor/TUR), Naní Soares (Gil Vicente/POR), Yazalde (Rio Ave/POR), Ze Turbo (Tondela/POR)Strikers: Guti Almada (Real Queluz/POR), Edelino Ie (Sporting Braga B/POR), Joao Mario (Chaves/POR), Mesca (AEL Limassol/CYP), Bruno Preira (Colomiers/FRA), Sana (Academico Viseu/POR)Coach: Baciro CandeGroup BTunisiaGoalkeepers: Moez Ben Cherifia (Esperance), Rami Jeridi (Sfaxien), Aymen Mathlouthi (Etoile Sahel, capt), Farouk Ben Mustapha (Club Africain)Defenders: Ghazi Abderrazak, Zied Boughattas, Hamdi Nagguez (all Etoile Sahel), Chamseddine Dhaouadi, Ali Machani, Iheb Mbarki (all Esperance), Oussama Haddadi, Bilel Ifa (both Club Africain), Aymen Abdennour (Valencia/ESP), Slimen Kchok (CA Bizertin), Ali Maaloul (Al-Ahly/EGY), Hamza Mathlouthi (Sfaxien), Mohamed Ali Yaakoubi (Caykur Rizespor/TUR), Syam Ben Youssef (Caen/FRA) Midfielders: Mohamed Amine Ben Amor, Hamza Lahmar, Iheb Msakni (all Etoile Sahel), Saad Bguir, Ferjani Sassi (both Esperance), Larry Azouni (Nimes/FRA), Anis Ben Hatira (Darmstadt/GER), Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland/ENG), Issam Ben Khemis (Lorient/FRA), Yassine Meriah (Sfaxien), Youssef Msakni (Lekhwiya/QAT), Abdelkader Oueslati (Club Africain), Naim Sliti (Lille/FRA)Strikers: Ahmed Akaichi (Ittihad Jeddah/KSA), Khaled Ayari (Paris FC/FRA), Nejmeddin Daghfous (Wurzburg/GER), Hamdi Harbaoui (Anderlecht/BEL), Issam Jebali (Elfsborg/SWE), Saber Khalifa (Club Africain), Ahmed Khalil (Al Ahly/UAE), Taha Yassine Khenissi (Esperance), Idriss Mhirsi (Red Star/FRA), Yoann Touzghar (Auxerre/FRA)Coach: Henryk Kasperczak (POL)ZimbabweGoalkeepers: Donovan Bernard (How Mine), Nelson Chadya (Ngezi Platinum), Takabva Mawaya (Hwange), Tatenda Mkuruva (Dynamos)Defenders: Teenage Hadebe, Lawrence Mhlanga (both Chicken Inn), Onismor Bhasera (SuperSport Utd/RSA), Liberty Chakoroma (Ngezi Platinum), Bruce Kangwa (Azam/TAN), Oscar Machapa (V Club/COD), Blessing Moyo (Maritzburg Utd/RSA), Elisha Muroiwa (Dynamos), Tendai Ndlovu (Highlanders), Costa Nhamoinesu (Sparta Prague/CZE), Hardlife Zvirekwi (CAPS Utd)Midfielders: Kudakwashe Mahachi, Danny Phiri (both Golden Arrows/RSA), Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA), Talent Chawapiwa (ZPC Kariba), Ronald Chitiyo (Harare City), Willard Katsande (Kaizer Chiefs/RSA, capt), Raphael Kutinyu (Chicken Inn), Marshall Mudehwe (FC Platinum), Marvelous Nakamba (Vitesse Arnhem/NED)Strikers: Tinotenda Kadewere (Djurgardens/SWE), Cuthbert Malajila (Wits/RSA), Nyasha Mushekwi (Dalian Yifang/CHN), Knowledge Musona (Ostend/BEL), Tendai Ndoro (Orlando Pirates/RSA), Evans Rusike (Maritzburg/RSA), Mathew Rusike (Helsingborgs/SWE)Coach: Kallisto PasuwaGroup CDemocratic Republic of CongoGoalkeepers: Joel Kiassumbua (Wohlen/SUI), Nicaise Kudimbana (Antwerp/BEL), Ley Matampi (TP Mazembe)Defenders: Merveille Bope, Christian Luyindama, Issama Mpeko (all Mazembe), Jordan Ikoko (Guingamp/FRA), Joyce Lomalisa (V Club), Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle/ENG), Fabrice N’Sakala (Alanyaspor/TUR), Vital N’Simba (Bourg-Peronnas/FRA), Marcel Tisserand (Ingolstadt/GER), Gabriel Zakuani (Northampton/ENG, capt)Midfielders: Jonathan Bijimine (Cordoba/ESP), Herve Kage (Kortrijk/BEL), Wilson Kamavuaka (Panatelikos/GRE), Neeskens Kebano (Fulham/ENG), Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham/ENG), Paul Jose Mpoku (Panathinaikos/GRE), Remi Mulumba (Ajaccio/FRA), Youssouf Mulumbu (Norwich/ENG)Strikers: Jonathan Bolingi, Meschack Elia (both Mazembe), Benik Afobe (Bournemouth/ENG), Cedric Bakambu (Villarreal/ESP), Jeremy Bokila (Al Kharitiyat/QAT), Jordan Botaka (Charlton/ENG), Junior Kabananga (Astana/KAZ), Dieumerci Mbokani (Hull City/ENG), Firmin Ndombe Mubele (Al Ahly/QAT), Ricky Tulengi (DC Motema Pembe)Coach: Florent IbengeIvory CoastGoalkeepers: Sylvain Gbohouo (TP Mazembe/COD), Ali Badra Sangare (Tanda), Mande Sayouba (Stabaek/NOR)Defenders: Serge Aurier (PSG/FRA), Mamadou Bagayoko (Saint-Trond/BEL), Eric Bailly (Manchester Utd/ENG), Simon Deli (Slavia Prague/CZE), Ousmane Viera Diarrassouba (Adanaspor/TUR), Wilfried Kanon (ADO Hague/NED), Lamine Kone (Sunderland/ENG), Adama Traore (Basel/SUI)Midfielders: Victorien Angban (Granada/ESP), Geoffrey Serey Die (Basel/SUI, capt), Cheick Doukoure (Metz/FRA), Franck Kessie (Atalanta Bergamo/ITA), Yao Serge N’Guessan (Nancy/FRA), Jean-Michaël Seri (Nice/FRA)Forwards: Wilfried Bony (Stoke City/ENG), Max-Alain Gradel (Bournemouth/ENG), Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin/GER), Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa/ENG), Nicolas Pepe (Angers/FRA), Giovanni Sio (Rennes/FRA), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace/ENG)Coach: Michel Dussuyer (FRA)MoroccoGoalkeepers: Yassine Bounou (Girona/ESP), Yassine El Kharroubi (Lokomotiv Plovdiv/BUL), Munir Mohamedi (Numancia/ESP)Defenders: Amine Attouchi (Wydad Casablanca), Mehdi Benatia (Juventus/ITA, capt), Fouad Chafik (Dijon/FRA), Manuel Da Costa (Olympiacos/GRE), Nabil Dirar (Monaco/FRA), Hamza Mendyl (Lille/FRA), Mohamed Nahiri (FUS Rabat)Midfielders: Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord/NED), Nordin Amrabat (Watford/ENG), Younes Belhanda (Nice/FRA), Youssef Ait Bennasser (Nancy/FRA), Sofiane Boufal (Southampton/ENG), M’bark Boussoufa (Al Jazira/UAE), Mehdi Carcela (Granada/ESP), Fayçal Fajr (Deportivo Coruna/ESP), Ismail Haddad (Wydad), Mounir Obbadi (Lille/FRA), Romain Saiss (Wolves/ENG), Oussama Tannane (Saint-Etienne/FRA)Strikers: Rachid Alioui (Nimes/FRA), Youssef El Arabi (Lekhwiya/QAT), Khalid Boutaib (Strasbourg/FRA), Youssef Ennesyri (Malaga/ESP)Coach: Herve Renard (FRA)TogoGoalkeepers: Kossi Agassa (clubless), Cedric Mensah (Le Mans/FRA), Baba Tchagouni (Marmande/FRA)Defenders: Serge Akakpo (Trabzonspor/TUR), Vincent Bossou (Young Africans/TAN), Djene Dakonam (Saint-Trond/BEL), Joseph Douhadji (Rivers Utd/NGR), Maklibe Kouloun (Dyto), Gafar Mamah (Dacia/MDA), Sadate Ouro-Akoriko (Al Khaleej/KSA), Hakim Ouro-Sama (Port)Midfielders: Lalawele Atakora (Helsingborgs/SWE), Franco Atchou (Dyto), Floyd Ayite (Fulham/ENG), Ihlas Bebou (Fortuna Dusseldorf/GER), Matthieu Dossevi (Standard Liege/BEL), Henritse Eninful (Doxa/GER), Serge Gakpe (Genoa/ITA), Victor Nukafu (Entente II), Alaixys Romao (Olympiacos/GRE), Prince Segbefia (Goztepe/TUR)Strikers: Emmanuel Adebayor (clubless, capt), Komlan Agbeniadan (WAFA/GHA), Razak Boukari (Chateauroux/FRA), Fo Doh Laba(Berkane/MAR)Coach: Claude le Roy (FRA)Group DEgyptGoalkeepers: Hassan Awad (Ismaily), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Essam El Hadary (Wadi Degla), Ahmed El Shennawy (Zamalek)Defenders: Ahmed Fathy, Ahmed Hegazy, Saad Samir (all Ahly), Ahmed Dwidar, Ali Gabr (both Zamalek), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City/ENG), Omar Gaber (Basel/SUI), Karim Hafez (Lens/FRA), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Ahly Jeddah/KSA), Hamada Tolba (Al Masry)Midfielders: Mohamed Ibrahim, Tarek Hamed, Ibrahim Salah (all Zamalek), Abdallah El Said (Ahly), Ahmed Gomaa (Masry), Mahmoud Hassan (Mouscron/BEL), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal/ENG), Amr Warda (Panetolikos/GRE)Strikers: Ahmed Hassan (Braga/POR), Marwan Mohsen (Ahly), Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim (Ahly Jeddah/KSA), Mohamed Salah (Roma/ITA), Ramadan Sobhy (Stoke City/ENG)Coach: Hector Cuper (ARG)MaliGoalkeepers: Soumaila Diakite, Djigui Diarra (both Stade Malien), Oumar Sissoko (Orleans/FRA)Defenders: Mahamadou N’Diaye, Charles Traore (both Troyes/FRA), Ousmane Coulibaly (Panathinaikos/GRE), Salif Coulibaly (TP Mazembe/COD), Mohamed Konate (Berkane/MAR), Youssouf Kone (Lille/FRA), Falaye Sacko (Vitoria Guimaraes/POR), Hamari Traore (Reims/FRA), Molla Wague Udinese/ITA)Midfielders: Yves Bissouma (Lille/FRA), Lassana Coulibaly (Bastia/FRA), Souleymane Diarra (Ujpest/HUN), Moussa Doumbia (Rostov/RUS), Mamoutou N’Diaye (Royal Antwerp/BEL), Samba Sow (Kayserispor/TUR), Yacouba Sylla (Montpellier/FRA), Adama Traore (Monaco/FRA), Sambou Yatabare (Werder Bremen/GER),Strikers: Kalifa Coulibaly (Gent/BEL), Moussa Marega (Guimaraes/POR), Bakary Sako (Crystal Palace/ENG), Adama Traore (Mazembe/COD), Moustapha Yatabare (Karabukspor/TUR)Coach Alain Giresse (FRA)UgandaGoalkeepers: Salim Jamal (Al Merrikh/SUD), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA), Robert Odongkara (Saint George/ETH), Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA)Defenders: Timothy Awany, Joseph Ochaya (both KCCA), Shafiq Batambuze (Tusker/KEN), Denis Iguma (Al Ahed/LIB), Isaac Isinde (clubless), Murushid Juuko (Simba/TAN), Nicholas Wadada (Vipers)Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Baroka/RSA), Mike Azira (Colorado Rapids/USA), Geoffrey Kizito (Than Quang Ninh/VIE), William Kizito (Rio Ave/POR), Tony Mawejje (Thotur/ISL), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA), Hassan Wasswa (Vipers), Moses Oloya (Hanoi T and T/VIE), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia/KEN)Strikers: Edrisa Lubega (Proline), Geoffrey Massa (Baroka/RSA), Faruku Miya (Standard Liege/BEL), Yunus Sentamu (Ilves/FIN), Geofrey Sserunkuma (KCCA), Muhammed Shaban (Onduparaka)Coach: Milutin Sredojevic (SRB)GhanaTo be namedCoach: Avram Grant (ISR) 25 January 20172017 AFCONUganda – MaliOyem, Gabon
By Natalie B. Anzarouth |RED BANK – Now that the borough has indicated it is open to welcoming medical marijuana facilities under the New Jersey Compassionate Use Marijuana Act, borough officials are thinking about where they could potentially be located, if approved by the state.At the council’s Aug. 29 workshop meeting, the mayor and governing body talked with director of planning and zoning Glenn R. Carter to determine what areas would be appropriate for a dispensary.“We don’t want it (an Alternative Treatment Center) in any residential zones, that’s No. 1,” Mayor Pasquale Menna said, adding that the council should consider not having these centers within a certain distance of schools, places of worship and daycare/community centers.The mayor said the borough would use the state’s criteria for determining appropriate zones. And although the mayor does not vote on council issues except in the event of a tie, he said, “I think the logical marriage would be in any commercial area.”Within state guidelines, Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs) are not permitted within 1,000 feet of a school district, business administrator Ziad Andrew Shehady said, noting the state doesn’t mention places of worship.Councilman Michael Whelan expressed his concern for determining appropriate distances when there are so many schools and places of worship in the borough. “A thousand feet within RBC (Red Bank Catholic High School) is most of our downtown,” he said. “I think it’s going to be more difficult than we think to find locations in between the different places of worship…and schools,” Whelan added.Shehady called on Red Bank RiverCenter’s executive director James Scavone to weigh in on the matter. “The recommendation that came from our board meeting was to basically view ATCs like we would a pharmacy, as a retail establishment,” Scavone said. This would allow a dispensary to open in zones where retail is allowed in the borough.“Most of our borough is within a thousand feet of a school,” Scavone also noted.The draft for this ordinance comes after Gov. Phil Murphy took office earlier this year with the initiative of legalizing marijuana in the state and expanding the number of dispensaries or ATCs that could distribute cannabis.Applications for dispensaries were due to the state Department of Health (DOH) by Aug. 31. If approved, Red Bank would be the only town in Monmouth County to offer ATCs to patients.Menna clarified the position of the borough, saying, “Again, we are dealing with…alternative medical needs facilities, which are going to be regulated by the state. We are not dealing with the retail consumption and/or distribution of whatever cannabis the state may or may not approve, because we don’t know that. We are only dealing with the alternative medical treatment facilities.”Residents of the borough did not voice any negative concerns at the workshop meeting during the public comments.At the close of the discussion, Shehady said, absent any local ordinances which could be stronger than the state, “we would just go with the state’s definition” for determining where ATCs can be located.Community centers like the YMCA on Maple Avenue could potentially be neighboring a medical marijuana dispensary in the near future.This would not bother YMCA member Jack Rafter, who attended RBC and now lives in Highlands.His position comes from witnessing his mother’s experience with cancer.“Would it be appropriate to medically help people that are terminally ill? Or who have a condition?” he said. “We’re talking strictly medical. That’s between the doctor and the patient at this point.”The next council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 12.This article was first published in the Sept. 6 – 13, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
By Allison Perrine Commissioner Patricia M. Butch said she found it interesting that in the sports trend analysis, the percentage of children who play team and individual sports regularly has declined. “That’s the only one that I saw that has really declined and I think that that has helped move everybody to more passive recreation and some of the alternative programs that the parks system provides,” she noted. “I think it’s great that we offer so many alternatives.” According to the 2018 annual report from the county park system, there were a total of over 6.4 million park visits and 6,230 recreation programs offered. New facilities were added to county parks, such as benches at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, and maintenance and improvement projects were completed, such as the replacement of barn roof wood shingles at Longstreet Farm. There are already dozens of programs offered to locals in Monmouth County, involving nature, art, crafts, sports, fitness, history and much more. Conroy presented a few in each category though there are many additional offered around the county, including nature programs at Sandy Hook, Brookdale Community College and Poricy Park; art programs at Brookdale, the Middletown Arts Center and Monmouth Arts in Red Bank; sports programs at the Atlantic Club, Good Sports USA and All Sports; fitness programs at YMCAs, the Atlantic Club and Brookdale; history programs at Howell Living History Farm, Twin Lights and the Monmouth County Historical Association; among many others. “Participants went on a total of 10.9 billion outdoor outings in 2017,” she said. “Young kids tend to be more active overall…and bird watching is up 6.1 percent.” Pickleball is also up by over 3 percent nationally, Conroy said, with additional increased participation in hiking, running, kayaking, volleyball, fishing, fitness classes, tai chi, family programs and active adult programs, among others. Noting these spikes in interest, the Monmouth County Park System is expanding its programs in these areas, Conroy said. Sports trends show that camping, fishing and biking have become some of the most popular activities for several age groups, though levels of interest vary, she said. Trends show that millennials are more likely than other generations to participate in water sports, including paddle boarding and surfing. For additional information about the Monmouth County Park System, visit monmouthcountyparks.com. According to Conroy, recreation trends show that fitness and sports continue to have the highest participation rates nationwide. As part of a presentation to board members, Conroy reviewed a recreation services plan for feedback – and she hopes, approval – at the next meeting in September. This will be the first recreation services plan update since 2010. MIDDLETOWN — Pickleball, bird watching and paddle boarding are among the rising recreation trends nationwide, superintendent of recreation Patti Conroy told the Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners Monday. She also presented a handful of offerings the county park system has for locals in addition to programs from private and public organizations. Responding to an additional question from Butch, Conroy said this plan is interconnected with the open space plan and park master plan in the county.“This plan is one of the standards that has to be updated every three to five years in order for us to pass and keep our certification,” Conroy said. The next Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9 at Thompson Park.
Backcountry enthusiasts will now have access to better information for evaluating snow conditions and assessing avalanche risks, thanks to new avalanche awareness signage around the province. Avalanche awareness signs targeting mountain snowmobilers have been posted at 23 key highway locations and most of the 85 managed snowmobile areas in the province. These signs advise sledders they are entering avalanche territory and provide a telephone number and website address that gives up-to-date local avalanche conditions. Avaluator signage, providing users with step-by-step instructions for assessing avalanche dangers, will be installed at nine of B.C.’s most popular snowmobile trail access sites. The signs provide a map of the area, which includes a visual representation of how risky the terrain is in relation to avalanches. Avaluator signs • Avaluator Signs are located: – Near Golden: Gorman Lake, Quartz Creek, Silent Pass – Near Revelstoke: Frisby Ridge, Boulder Mountain – Near Sicamous: Owl Head, Blue Lake, Eagle Pass, Queest Mountain • Avaluator signs were created using the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES). With these new signs, mapped snowmobiling terrain in the province has quadrupled—complete drainages are now mapped so sledders can see clearly where the risk of avalanches changes on the trail. Snowmobile trail areas • Click on http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-facility-activity-results.aspx Avalanche safety tips • Get the training — a two-day Avalanche Skills Training course is your first step • Get the gear — everyone in the party needs a beacon, probe and shovel • Choose your terrain according to the conditions of the day — always check the bulletin at: http://www.avalanche.ca Learn more • Check out the Canadian Avalanche Centre’s website: http://www.avalanche.ca • Want to know the local snowmobile clubs in your area? Visit the of Association of British Columbia Snowmobile Clubs website: http://www.abcsnow.ca/ or the BC Snowmobile Federation’s website at: http://www.bcsf.org • Learn more about avalanche skills training: http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/training/ast
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Spalletti shadow looms for AC Milan boss Giampaoloby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMarco Giampaolo is fighting for his job at AC Milan.Despite victory over Genoa this weekend, Milan coach Giampaolo’s future remains on the line.Corriere della Sera says to replace Giampaolo, the Rossoneri wants a coach who knows Serie A and has experience. The board does not want to change anything radically and for this it wants to make the right choice, with the name of Luciano Spalletti being discussed.The former Inter Milan coach is available after being squeezed out at the end of last season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
OTTAWA – The central bank governor’s communications style is under a microscope — but the jury is still out on whether he needs to change his strategy.Experts shared a range of views Thursday at a Bank of Canada conference about governor Stephen Poloz’s messaging ahead of his interest-rate decisions, which included a hike last week that caught some analysts by surprise.The rate decision attracted open criticism from forecasters over the fact the bank didn’t offer more-explicit signals about its intentions beforehand.Others, however, have dismissed the concerns. They’ve argued that stronger-than-expected economic numbers released before the rate increase provided more than enough information to persuade markets that, despite the bank’s silence, a hike was on the way.The debate over central bank communications emerged as a central theme at the Bank of Canada headquarters, where dozens of the country’s top economic experts gathered for a conference on monetary policy.Attendees offered different opinions as well as some advice on the issue.Some suggested the bank offer a consistent level of public transparency when it comes to its expected interest-rate path, while others recommended senior officials spend more time updating the public.But those perspectives were countered by experts who insist there’s no need for the bank to give more signals to markets, which economists often refer to as “forward guidance.”The issue made headlines in recent days after BMO chief economist Doug Porter wrote a paper to clients calling the central bank’s pre-decision communications an “epic” failure.Porter said he had no problem with the rate hike itself, because the stronger economy had made a solid case for it.But he argued the bank caused significant uncertainty and a “fairly violent” market reaction by not making any public remarks for about two months before the rate increase.In contrast, critics have also noted that, ahead of the bank’s July rate increase, Poloz sent clear signals he had shifted to a rate-hiking path.Porter’s criticism caught the central bank’s attention, which responded with a detailed defence.The bank argued that a large percentage of traders had correctly read Poloz’s most-recent messaging in July, which had indicated future rate decisions would be guided by economic data. Market expectations in the days before the announcement showed the odds of a hike were about 50-50, bank spokesman Jeremy Harrison said.Harrison also pointed to the unexpectedly strong numbers for second-quarter growth released less than a week before the rate announcement — during the bank’s pre-decision blackout period. The bank has a policy of avoiding any external communications about the economic outlook and monetary policy in the week before rate decisions are announced.With so much attention paid to the issue in recent days, it became an unofficial theme of a conference on the renewal of the bank’s inflation-targeting commitment in 2021. The issue popped up on stage during panel discussions and on the sidelines of the event.After the conference, senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins said she’d like to study transparency and communications suggestions that could add clarity that’s useful for credibility, anchoring expectations and avoiding unproductive volatility.“My hope is that there’s some way to interact that makes it easier for people to understand how we think about the economy, what information is important to us and how that might be evolving,” Wilkins told reporters.“My hope is that we will continue to improve that. My assessment is that, in general, it’s OK. It’s pretty good.”Wilkins said if the bank decides to increase the number of speeches and news conferences, those changes could be implemented soon.During one session, panellist Michelle Alexopoulos, a University of Toronto economist, said the debate over how the bank communicated — or did not communicate — its thoughts before the July and September hikes suggests that forward guidance should become a regular tool to ensure consistency.“If we don’t want to give it all the time, that’s fine, but we should give some guidance as to when we’re going to use the guidance so that we’re not actually caught in some situations where individuals are guessing,” Alexopoulos told the audience, which included Poloz himself.She suggested the bank introduce a form of “conditional” forward guidance to leave it some wiggle room in case of sudden economic changes.But others said Poloz doesn’t need to adjust his communications.Don Drummond, a Queen’s University professor, said he didn’t think the recent rate hike hinged on the strong growth number released just days before the decision.The economy, he added, had been showing strength for a while.“I think the onus is on everybody else — why wouldn’t they raise interest rates?” said Drummond, who sat beside Poloz in the audience at conference.“I would have been shocked if they had not gone ahead and taken that as an opportunity to raise interest rates. So, I think there’s some misunderstanding about how monetary policy is geared.”Drummond, a former senior official with the federal Finance Department, also said there’s an incorrect notion out there that monetary policy is a precise science.Poloz did not address the conference, which included many international experts.About three years ago, Poloz announced the bank would move away from forward guidance, which was adopted by the bank in the wake of the financial crisis.At the time, he said forward guidance reduced uncertainty for markets about the path of interest rates when they were already at a very low level.However, Poloz noted guidance could also create significant volatility when markets perceived the bank was preparing to change its position.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter