first_img51907Leonard KORIRUSA27:20.1827:34.01 17BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA0101 181284Rhonex KIPRUTOKEN26:50.1626:50.16 4KENYA2024 2PR OF CHINA2338 2237Onesphore NZIKWINKUNDABDI28:09.9828:11.90 17PORTUGAL0101 20QATAR0011 Kampala, Uganda  | LOUIS JADWONG |  It was all well-planned by team Uganda. The 10,000m team would have to arrive last, if they are to have a chance to be first.The world’s two best cross-country runners, 23-year-old Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo, 18, joined by Abdallah Kibet Mande, completed their high-altitude training in the hills of Kapchorwa on Monday. They, Wednesday night, became the last members of Team Uganda to fly to Doha for the athletics World Championships.High altitude training is expected to give them those extra seconds of energy, and an oxygen boost, that could make the difference between a medal or none, at Sunday’s 10,000m final.At ‎1,915 m (6,283 ft) above sea level, Kapchorwa is an ideal training ground for long distance athletes. Experts say that elevation enables them acclimatize to the “relative lack of oxygen in one or more ways such as increasing the mass of red blood cells and hemoglobin, or altering muscle metabolism – giving them a competitive advantage.”Many elite athletes live permanently at high altitude, only returning to sea level to compete, as the Ugandan team just did.. 201798Abdallah Kibet MANDEUGA27:22.8927:22.89 19235Rodrigue KWIZERABDI 15FRANCE0112 14CANADA0134 7GREAT BRITAIN & N.I.1102 9JAPAN1001 9AUSTRALIA1001 9NETHERLANDS1001 6701Hagos GEBRHIWETETH26:48.9526:48.95 15BAHRAIN0112 The 10,000m finalCheptegei will be favourite in Sunday’s final that will be the first since 2013 that Mo Farah is not the man to beat in the 25 lap race.  By the time he retired last year, Farah had captures 10 successive world or Olympic titles in the 10,000 metres.At the last event in London 2017, Cheptegei set the pace but was edged in the final moments by the legend.It is that silver medal that Cheptegei will hope to improve on this time round. If he does, he will become only the fourth Ugandan to win World Athletics Championship gold, joining Dorcus Inzikuru in Helsinki 2005, Stephen Kiprotich in Moscow 2013 and Halimah Nakaayi at Doha 2019.Other medals for Uganda at the Worlds have been two Silvers by Davis Kamoga Athens 1997 and Joshua Cheptegei 2017; Bronzes by Moses Kipsiro Osaka 2007 and Solomon Mutai in Beijing 2015.The reward for winning a World Championship gold is a tax-free $60,000 prize. If one breaks the world record, which is  26:17.53 minutes, a $100,000 bonus is given.Prize Money (tax free in Uganda)1st $60,0002nd $30,0003rd $20,0004th $15,0005th $10,0006th $6,0007th $5,0008th $4,00010,000m starting lineup 17UKRAINE0101 RANKCOUNTRY 1UNITED STATES88218 16236Thierry NDIKUMWENAYOBDI 20ECUADOR0011 9NORWAY1001 5ETHIOPIA1203 20COTE D’IVOIRE0011 Cheptegei (kitengi) and colleagues being seen off by Uganda Olympic Committee chief William Blick (middle) yesterday before he left for Doha last night. PHOTO UOC MEDIA THURSDAYMen’s 1500m H Ronald Musagala 10pmWomen’s 1500m S Winnie Nanyondo11pmFridayMen’s 1500m S Ronald MusagalaSaturdayWomen’s 1500m FINAL – Winnie Nanyondo 8.55pmMarathon  FINAL – Stephen Kiptrotich | Fred Musobo | Solomon Mutai – MidnightSunday10,000m F – Joshua CHEPTEGEI | Jacob KIPLIMO | Abdallah Kibet MANDE 15705Yomif KEJELCHAETH26:49.9926:49.99 3JAMAICA2204 20NAMIBIA0011 71488Sondre Nordstad MOENNOR27:24.7827:24.78 ORDER / LANEBIBATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2019 20AUSTRIA0011 20HUNGARY0011 (Read Uganda Tax laws BOTTOM, Page 36)Domestic Taxes Laws of Uganda 2018 EDITION by The Independent Magazine on ScribdShare on: WhatsApp 20GREECE0011 20ITALY0011 31906Shadrack KIPCHIRCHIRUSA27:07.5527:47.71 10245Soufiane BOUCHIKHIBEL27:41.2028:04.09 TOTAL 9UGANDA1001 20CUBA0011 8394Mohammed AHMEDCAN27:02.35 9697Andamlak BELIHUETH26:53.1526:53.15 41085Yemaneberhan CRIPPAITA27:44.2127:49.79 20GERMANY0011 121793Joshua CHEPTEGEIUGA26:49.94 131912Lopez LOMONGUSA27:30.0627:30.06 141287Alex KORIOKEN27:29.4027:29.40 11640Aron KIFLEERI27:09.9227:27.68 11291Rodgers KWEMOIKEN27:25.2327:26.92 7SWEDEN1102 171680Julien WANDERSSUI27:17.2927:17.29 20SWITZERLAND0011 6POLAND1124 21362Hassan CHANIBRN27:38.1628:31.30 20BURKINA FASO0last_img read more

first_img Almost 180 golf clubs have signed up with one of England Golf’s Preferred Partners in the last year and made total savings of over £400,000.With the support of the purchasing alliance, Golf Management Group (GMG), clubs have made significant economies, particularly in the costs of electricity, food, gas and waste disposal.The partnership between England Golf and GMG began 12 months ago, offering clubs free membership for a year. By joining, clubs could get significant discounts as a result of using collective purchasing power.Membership of GMG also provides access to teams of experts who look at a club’s expenditure and report back on potential savings in key areas such as energy, insurance and food and beverage. In addition they can use Contracts-Manager, an online tool designed to manage all service and utilities contracts.Iain Lancaster, England Golf Club Support Manager, commented: “We’ve been delighted by the way clubs have embraced this opportunity to make considerable savings and benefit their businesses.“This partnership is just one way in which we can give real support to our 1900 affiliated clubs and we look forward to many more of them taking advantage of this offer.”Among the clubs to benefit are:The Royal St George’s Golf Club, Kent. The Open venue has made significant savings on its insurance as well as other economies on waste disposal and energy supply. Club Secretary Tim Checketts commented: “I took some convincing of the potential benefits, but it’s been very good and all done very efficiently. It saves us time and effort shopping around and they have some useful management tools which alert us to contract renewal times.”Bedford and County Golf Club. The club has cut the cost of its hygiene services by 25% and also made savings on waste disposal. It’s currently discussing brewery options. General Manager Steve Vinnicombe said: “We have made savings and it has been of benefit to the club. They have made it all very easy for us, it’s been a simple and smooth process.”GMG director Scott Partington believes the key to the success of the partnership is collaboration, both on the part of GMG and England Golf and on the part of the clubs.He said: “Our two organisations are working hard to ensure clubs are aware of the benefits, and the clubs are seeing that utilising this service to pool their resources ensures savings are sustained year on year, not just as a one off exercise to leverage a better deal from the incumbent.”Since becoming an England Golf Preferred Partner, GMG has gone on to partner Wales Golf and Scottish Golf to extend their support for their clubs.Clubs wishing to be part of the England Golf buying group should visit www.golfmanagementgroup.co.uk/england-golfEngland Golf’s affiliated clubs can access the network of Preferred Partners. A full list of partners can be found here Tags: Club Support, Golf Management Group, Preferred Partners 15 Oct 2018 Partnership saves golf clubs over £400k in a year last_img read more

first_imgIt wasn’t that the Monmouth Boat Club (MBC) hadn’t experienced and survived powerful storms in its 134-year history. Small indicator arrows showed water levels from previous hurricanes and winter storms and the worst was 32-inches high on the club’s first level.The Navesink River overtakes the Monmouth Boat Club at the start of Super Storm Sandy.Heck, the old timers drilled holes in the first deck so that when water came in or up, (the club sits right over the edge of the Navesink River), it drained away quickly. Usually, even after Hurricane Irene, a few hours with a hose and a mop and everything was back to normal.But Super Storm Sandy wasn’t a normal storm as everyone found out. As the club webmaster and photographer, I spent part of several days in and around MBC and the Navesink River before, during and after Super Storm Sandy. When I arrived the day the storm started, the river was angry and well up toward Union Street in our parking lot. But hey, we’ve been there before. Our docks and boats were secured up close to the Union Street fence and the water was usually less than a foot deep when it – rarely – got that far.However, the morning after the storm, the scene was something different. I was the first to work my way down to Union Street and, even though the club looked normal from a distance, some things were not right. Many of our docks – huge, heavy, stacked four high – were gone. One was lodged behind the Shrewsbury Ice Boat Club (how did that happen?), one was askew on the marina docks to the west and others could just be made out on the river’s north shore.But if the heavy docks askew gave a hint of the force of the storm, it only was a small hint. MBC’s incoming commodore Skip Bugbee was next to arrive and we waded to the north side of the clubhouse through waist-deep water along the Red Bank tennis court fence. The club’s river-facing doors had been removed prior to the storm to let water flow in and out quickly as there was no question we knew we’d see some water, but what we were greeted with was hard to describe and still hard to believe.MBC’s first floor – even though all the furniture had been moved to the upper level – showed the results of a massive river surge. We measured immediately and came up with 73 inches (6-feet, 1-inch) above the floor. Add to that the fact that the club is about 45 feet above mean high water and you can visualize the wave of Navesink River that rolled through MBC and up to the electrical panel and outside box that shorted and sparked but fortunately did not burn. The surge destroyed the furnace, hot water heater, commercial ice machine and ruined both the men’s and ladies’ restrooms.Added to that, all the pine walls were soaked along with insulation and although we didn’t realize it then, all had to be removed and scrapped.Surprisingly, a structural engineer who ventured under the club said we were still firm on our foundation; it was a pleasant surprise because the opposite would have been the kiss of death.In the months since Sandy, the club has begun to come back, slowly to say the least but on a steady pace toward the April 14 opening. A volunteer organization, MBC members have spent countless weekend hours working with the flag officers and Sandy Recovery Team to remove debris, tear out soaked paneling, remove bathroom fixtures, remove ceiling board to allow electrical contractors to rewire and build a back deck to permit the electric company to relocate the meter about 10 feet above the ground.Monmouth Boat Club members strip walls and ceilings from first floor bathrooms in preparation for a rebuild.Plans to move all the big stuff (furnace, hot water heater, ice machine, etc.) to the second and third levels was formulated. Interviewing contractors for what the members could not do and working with our insurance company for help all takes time. And, besides looking after the house, it took several weekends of scouring the west end of the Navesink River to find wayward docks and boats, a task made even harder as all the club’s workboats had been severely damaged during the storm.But as winter turns to spring, hope always springs eternal and opening day for MBC’s 134th season is here. We may not be 100 percent back but we will be close. Our women members may not be happy with the bathroom arrangements – expected to be in that condition until May – and thanks to our colleagues at the North Shrews­bury Ice Boat Club, we have been using their facilities and as clubhouse for meetings.As incoming vice commodore Pat Corr said recently, hammer in hand, “I have been a member of this club for decades. It has been here for more than a century. It is important to put this club back together the right way so our children and grandchildren can enjoy it as we have – we’re doing it right!” By Art PetrosemoloMember tells how boat club recovered for Sunday’s 134th-season openinglast_img read more

first_imgGiving Hope Foundation on Monday partnered with the Public Health Ministry, Office of the First Lady, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to launch its second annual “Bereavement Camp.”Participants of the camp with First Lady Sandra Granger and Public Health Minister Volda LawrenceThe camp, which will provide counselling and other forms of coping mechanisms for children who have lost a parent or family member to cancer or suicide, is aimed at supporting cancer awareness and quality of life improvement for cancer patients and their families.First Lady Sandra Granger urged the young participants to utilise their time spent at the camp, as she highlighted the benefits they would gain from the activity.“What I love about Giving Hope Foundation is the energy and enthusiasm with which they approach their projects. As they said they are looking at care, they are looking at counselling, they are looking for support. So when we look at the survivor’s camp [Bereavement Camp], which began last year, they are bringing young people who may not be able to cope with the loss of a parent or a sibling or some friend or relative, to share experiences, to understand and accept that what they are going through and what they are feeling is natural.”Further, she posited that the camp will be teaching those persons targeted”not only to just get by, but to get on. It is helping you to take that first step towards moving on in life and accepting your grief as natural,” the First Lady said.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence said she is pleased to be part of the camp’s hosting, and offered kind words of encouragement to the camp’s participants even as she expressed her gratitude to the Foundation for incorporating the Ministry of Public Health in the venture.“I am sure that during your camp sessions you will learn more about cancer, and will have the opportunity to ask questions. So, as you become ambassadors, you will be able to share with others. I wish to thank all of the organizers, those present and not present, and the Giving Hope Foundation, for inviting me to be a participant in this ceremony. Once again, I pledge the Ministry of Public Health’s commitment and support to initiatives of this nature,” the Minister noted.PAHO/WHO’s Country Representative Dr William Adu-Krow used the occasion to pledge his organization’s support to the cause.President of the Giving Hope Foundation, Dr Latoya Gooding, explained that the Bereavement Camp this year facilitates 50 children and will be hosted at Camp Madewini on the Linden Highway. Dr Gooding also gave an overview of the activities intended to be covered during the one-week camp.“We will be having psychological sessions. We have Dr. Ren Gonsalvez from the Eureka Medical Laboratory, and we have Mr. Will Campbell and Ms. Renita Savory from the Ministry of Public Health, who will be travelling each day to conduct psychological sessions with these children. After the psychological sessions, we have included some craft for the children, among other activities,” she shared.The Giving Hope Foundation is a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to improving the quality of life and addressing mental health issues in both adults and children diagnosed with cancer and other chronic illnesses in Guyana.last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — After nearly half a century apart, Cleveland Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown and his lone championship ring may soon be reunited.Brown came to Manhattan Federal court to try to settle a lawsuit he brought against a memorabilia dealer. Brown says he doesn’t know who stole the ring from his Cleveland home in the late 1960s.The 79-year-old Brown, walking with a cane, talked about the importance of the ring as he waited to meet with a Magistrate Judge.He says it means more than any of his trophies and awards because it represents the teamwork it took to win the league’s championship in 1964. The Los Angeles resident scored 106 touchdowns in nine seasons before retiring at the peak of his career in 1965.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more