Uganda to take part in Women’s U20 African Volleyball Championship

first_img Tags: U20 African Nations Championship Egypt are the defending champions of the CompetitionU20 African Nations Championship Nairobi, KenyaAugust 26th-September 2nd, 2018Nairobi – Eight teams have confirmed their participation at the 2018 Women’s U20 African Nations Championship due to start in Nairobi, Kenya.The tourney that was last held in 2017 will run for eight days from August 26th and continue to September 2nd, 2018.Uganda will be part of the tournament which will also see hosts Kenya, defending champions Egypt, DR Congo, Rwanda, Mauritius, Cameroon and Nigeria. Tanzania and Guinea are still pending to take part in the competition.Egypt won the last edition in 2017 after beating up on Tunisia in the play off 3-0 and 3-1.After Algeria won the first edition in 2002 hosted by Tunisia, the Egyptian’s  have swept the title for the following seven editions.The competition will also serve also as a qualifier for the FIVB World Championship of this age category.UGANDA U-20 Women Provisional Squad – VolleyballNamawejje Margaret…St NoahKangye Doreen – St ElizabethAthieno Sharon – NamugongoKuloba Martha – NabisunsaBakoko Queen Mercy – NamugongoAwor Kevin – NamugongoKinobe Daphine – St NoahAinembabazi Catherine – St BridgetKarigurwa Brenda – St BridgetTino Catherine – MaryhillNuwabine Sylivia – UcuErusa Babirye – NamugongoAkwii Gloria – NamugongoTwesiime – Comfort MaryhillKamahoro – Renata MaryhillAkello Agnes – MustAinerugaba Emily – St BridgetAluka Betty – Trust HighInyangat Jesca – Trust HighNanyanzi Betty – KinawaAkarent Naume – Trust HighCoach: Alex MbaineComments last_img read more

Bilic likens West Brom youngster to Rice after win at QPR

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesWest Brom boss Slaven Bilic likened Nathan Ferguson to England star Declan Rice after the youngster inspired the Baggies to a 2-0 win at QPR.Ferguson, 18, was outstanding at left-back and scored his first goal for the club to put them ahead seven minutes into the second half.He strode forward from his own half and sent a right-footed strike past Joe Lumley at the keeper’s near post.Matheus Pereira also scored his first Albion goal – the on-loan Sporting Lisbon man netted with a late free-kick to seal the victory.Former West Ham manager Bilic, who worked with Rice at the east London club, was full of praise for Ferguson and believes he is destined for a bright future.“Nathan has a mentality that reminds me of Declan Rice,” Bilic said.“He’s only 18 on paper but his mind is 25 or 27 – he’s not a kid. He’s only a kid in a positive way in that he’s not afraid to take the ball forward and have a shot.“It’s our job to keep him humble but there’s no doubt that he has an extremely bright future and a great career in front of him.”Albion are unbeaten in seven matches and were much the better side at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, where Charlie Austin played against his former club along with fellow ex-QPR men Darnell Furlong and Matt Phillips.Austin is still waiting for his first league goal since his summer move from Southampton but Bilic was more than happy with the striker’s contribution and the team’s display.“This is the best performance that we played so far,” Bilic added.“Straight from the start we were on the front foot. They didn’t have a sniff.“We were a bit nervous – we were getting in great situations but were rushing it.“In those situations you maybe need one moment of individual brilliance and we got that with Nathan. We were pure class afterwards.“When we got the second goal it wasn’t game over – you can always come back – but we managed the game really well.“I’m really pleased. Of course we can get better and it’s still early days but I have to say the lads have been excellent.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoSingapore Property NewsRadisson Hotel Group opens new luxury beachfront resort in VietnamSingapore Property NewsUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoLight and Charm33 Traditional Beauty recipes from Indian WomenLight and CharmUndolast_img read more

Still good as gold: Olympian lost Paradise home, but not his Rose Bowl ring

first_imgCHICO — Jack Yerman sits in the living room of his apartment, clutching a framed black and white photo.“I’m lucky to have had this reprinted,” Yerman says while staring at the picture of him with his son Bruce as a baby, sitting in a trophy cup that he’d won in Philadelphia.He stands up, walks to the front of the room and proudly places the photo on the TV stand.It’s one of the few photos that Yerman has been able to reclaim — he purchased the photo from a newspaper — after his home was …last_img read more

Thank Van Allen’s Belts and Richter’s Rockets

first_imgInvisible shields above the Earth protect us all from dangerous radiation. New space probes explore how they do it.When Dr. James Van Allen of the University of Iowa wondered why his geiger counters aboard America’s first Explorer satellites became saturated at certain altitudes, he suspected he had found something important. Large lobed belts of high-energy radiation were named the Van Allen Belts in his honor. The instruments had been mounted in the craft by Dr. Henry Richter, last surviving manager of the Explorer program. He wrote about the discovery in his 2015 book America’s Leap Into Space: My Time at JPL and the First Explorer Satellites. Newly updated with an index, the book (nominated for a Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award) is an important first-hand account of that historic period in the newly-dawned space age.Two zones of radiation were identified early on. “This simple picture of the radiation belts persisted for decades until 2012, when a pair of probes was launched to study them in detail,” Space.com says. “This was the first time that two spacecraft simultaneously studied the radiation belts, trading information with each other to build a bigger picture.” The findings are exciting and vital to life on Earth:Data gathered by the probes also showed that the radiation belts shield Earth from high-energy particles. “The barrier for the ultrafast electrons is a remarkable feature of the belts,” study lead author Dan Baker, of the University of Colorado in Boulder, said in a statement.“We’re able to study it for the first time, because we never had such accurate measurements of these high-energy electrons before.”The Van Allen Probes have revealed the dynamic nature of our space shield. “Space tsunamis” from solar outbursts called coronal mass ejections cause rapid changes in the belt structure, accelerating electrons to near light speed. Engineers watched one particular reaction when the two probes were monitoring different positions.“The spacecraft measured a sudden pulse of electrons energized to extreme speeds — nearly as fast as the speed of light — as the shock slammed the outer radiation belt,” NASA wrote at the time. “This population of electrons was short-lived, and their energy dissipated within minutes. But five days later, long after other processes from the storm had died down, the Van Allen probes detected an increased number of even higher energy electrons. Such an increase so much later is a testament to the unique energization processes following the storm.“Lessons learned from these reactions help engineers design better radiation protection for astronauts, the article says.Dr. Henry Richter is an American VIP who is still active at age 88 with his wife (age 90) in southern California. He was instrumental in the design of the Explorer, Ranger and Surveyor spacecraft at JPL, and development of the Deep Space Network. He is also a Christian and a young-earth creationist. The CEH editor is working with him on a new book that will share wonders of creation and end with his story of how he came to Christ. The draft is currently being reviewed by the publisher and may be available late this year or in 2017; watch for announcements in these pages.Note: CEH is taking a break till Oct. 1. Come back for more news then.(Visited 67 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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PH sports agencies HypeSportspH, EMBM join forces

first_imgSteph Curry blames LA Kings for epic ‘Shaqtin’ slip in Warriors win Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH PLAY LIST 01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH01:15SC chief Peralta wants US-Marshall patterned security for PH judges02:21‘Bato’ says Robredo has to toughen up: ‘This is war…hindi ka pwedeng pa-cute cute dito’02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “We know that as one collective unit our two agencies can reach greater heights together – especially by providing our athletes with a family-like environment where they can feel taken care of,” said Naveen Ganglani, head of public relations of HypeSportsPH.The agency can assist their athletes in the areas such as contractual negotiations, commercial earnings, social media promotion, marketing and PR consultation, social responsibility, brand development, and career planning.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes EMBM was founded by Marvin Espiritu, son of veteran PBA sports agent Danny Espiritu, and Matthew Manotoc, son of PBA Hall of Fame Coach Tommy Manotoc, in 2011 while HypeSports PH was started by veteran agent Paula Punla in 2015.Some of EMBM agency’s clients include PBA stars Scottie Thompson, Japeth Aguilar, Jayson Castro, Poy Erram, Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos, Matthew Wright, Jason Perkins, and Robert Bolick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We’ve always had a friendly relationship with the HypeSportsPH group so we’re looking forward to this mutually beneficial partnership to better serve our athletes,” Manotoc said in a press release.HypeSportsPH, meanwhile, has the likes of Gomez De Liaño brothers, the Ildefonso Brothers, Raffy Verano, Renzo Subido, Aljun Melecio, John Lloyd Clemente, Will Gozum and Josh Sinclair in their roster of clients. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES HypeSportsPH vs EMBM: Paula Punla, Naveen Ganglani, Matthew Manotoc, Marvin Espirutu and Karina Sitaldas. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Two sports management agencies in the Philippines have joint forces in a merger announced on Tuesday.HypeSportsPH and Espiritu Manotoc Basketball Management (EMBM) have teamed up to form HypeSportsPH x EMBM, a partnership agency that will represent an extensive list of the professional and collegiate basketball players in the country.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationslast_img read more