MTN returns to football with KCCA sponsorship

first_img Tags: top Champions KCCA are on the verge of signing a sponsorship deal with MTN.FOOTBALL–Back in May 2013 as Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic was making a return to Ugandan football as Cranes coach MTN Uganda were on the verge leaving the domestic game.Having been Cranes sponsors since 2010, the telecommunication company ended their relationship in October 2013.Four years later, with speculation rife about the departure of the Serbian tactician, the roles seem to have been reversed.Reliable information reaching the PML Daily sports desk indicates the company is set for a return to Ugandan league football.This time though the relationship is expected to be with 12-time Ugandan League champions KCCA FC.The two parties are expected to make public the announcement at a press briefing on Friday morning.While details remain scanty, it is believed the company is set to offer UGX1.2 billion to the club with UGX430 million released annually.When the deal is eventually made public, MTN will become the club’s fourth sponsors.The club in January announced a four-year extension deal with Pay TV company Startimes worth Shs3.2bn a year.This is in addition to those with advertising firm Prime Media and Britam Insurance.Comments last_img read more

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Stephen Piscotty on MLB award: “It’s a little bittersweet.”

first_img​CLEVELAND — Stephen Piscotty is humbled and appreciative to be recognized for his character and efforts to help others.He admits, though, there would have been a better way.“It’s nice, but it’s a little bittersweet,” the A’s outfielder said Tuesday after learning he has been named the recipient of the 54th annual Hutch Award. “If Mom doesn’t get ALS, you don’t have to go through this.“I would rather take that route, but it’s not the cards we were dealt. It is very meaningful, to bring some …last_img read more

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Brand South Africa hails discovery of Homo naledi

first_imgSome of the 1 550 fossil specimens of Homo naledi, which represent at least 15 different individuals. (Image: National Geographic)Johannesburg, Thursday 10 September 2015 – Brand South Africa applauds the team of scientists from the University of the Witwatersrand and other volunteers, on their discovery of a new species of human relative – Homo naledi – at the Cradle of Humankind.Brand South Africa CEO Mr Kingsley Makhubela, reflecting upon the significance of this find, for the South African brand in particular said, “This find of approximately 1 550 fossil elements emphasizes South Africa’s position as a global leader in the field of paleo-anthropology. The discovery has been described as one which will force us to rethink the origins of humankind as whole. While we cannot claim to have created what lies in our soil, we can celebrate this as a part of our heritage and as part of South Africa’s legacy to the world.”“South Africa is described as one of the most valuable pieces of real estate in the world because of our mineral wealth. The rich fossil and archeological remains in our soil is another reason why South Africa is so valuable to the world.”“We salute the team of scientists led by Professor Lee Berger, from the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand and a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. We celebrate you today for unearthing and bringing to light this magnificent discovery, and for its significance to humankind as a whole and South Africa in particular.”“South Africa looks forward to welcoming the world to the Cradle of Humankind to view the fossil elements which will be on display from 11 September – 11 October 2015.”“We look forward to and eagerly anticipate your continued work in this field and wish you well in your future endevours,” concluded Mr Makhubela.Follow the conversation on #HomoNaledi and #AlmostHuman.last_img read more

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Give bail liberally: NHRC chief

first_imgJudges should be liberal in granting bail to prisoners who are under trial as it would be one of the ways to reduce overcrowding of jails, National Human Rights Commission chairperson Justice (retd.) H.L. Dattu said on Friday.Speaking during a discussion organised by the NHRC on prison reforms and prisoners’ welfare, Justice Dattu said there was a need for “sustained efforts” by all stakeholders to improve prison conditions in the country, according to an NHRC statement.“With reference to the overcrowding of jails resulting in denial of basic amenities to prisoners, he said that one way of reducing burden on the prison resources and other facilities is that judges must be liberal in granting bail to the under-trial prisoners as per the provisions of Section 436A of Code of Criminal Procedure and it should be a matter of right and not a charity towards them (sic),” the NHRC said.Open prisonsJustice Dattu also favoured the use of open prisons for undertrials, the NHRC said. He said that many jails were old, dilapidated and lacked facilities, including recreational ones, and this required to be looked into.With the objective of raising awareness about issues affecting prisoners, the discussion included participation from NHRC members, jail officials, legal aid organisations and outside experts.last_img read more

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Sexual harassment case against IIM-Rohtak director cancelled

first_imgMore than a month after a complaint of sexual harassment against IIM-Rohtak director, Prof. Dheeraj Sharma, the Rohtak Police have proceeded to cancel the First Information Report in the case saying that the “allegations levelled against him were not substantiated”.Station House Officer, Women’s Police Station, Garima, told The Hindu that no evidence was found against Prof. Sharma during the investigation spanning more than a month and the police had now moved the local court seeking cancellation of the FIR. The complainant, a former woman assistant professor of IIM-Rohtak, however, alleged that she was not satisfied with the investigation and the evidence produced by her was “overlooked”. She added that the police had failed to procure the closed-circuit television footage of two incidents — November 8, 2017 and March 9, 2018 — that could be a crucial evidence in the case. She said that she was not “shocked” by the recent developments since the accused was “influential”. The complainant said that she had also written to the IG, Rohtak, recently expressing her dissatisfaction over the investigation.Ms. Garima, however, said that there was no CCTV footage available related to the incident and the evidence submitted by the complainant did not prove her charges.The 35-year-old woman, in her complaint to the police, had alleged that Prof. Sharma began sexually harassing her soon after her appointment to the post of Assistant Professor on September 1 last year on a probation period of three years. The complainant, who was dismissed almost a month after she made an indicative complaint about Prof. Sharma’s behaviour to the institute’s board, had alleged in the FIR that the director would seek her views on extra-marital relationships and make indecent remarks on her private life, looks and clothes. She said, in the complaint, that he would ask her out for evening strolls and even groped her inside her cabin on one occasion.Following the complaint, a case was registered at Rohtak’s Women Police Station on charges of an assault to outrage the modesty of a woman and making sexually coloured remarks under the Indian Penal Code on May 29.last_img read more

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Supreme Court to hear Shillong Times editor’s plea

first_imgA Supreme Court Bench led by Chief Justice of India agreed on Thursday to hear a plea by Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim against an order of the Meghalaya High Court finding her and her publisher guilty of contempt.They were made to sit in the corner of the court room as punishment till the judges rose for the day and fined ₹2 lakh each. Failure to pay the fine would result in six months simple imprisonment and a ban on the paper. Chief Justice Gogoi listed the case before a Bench led by him on March 15. The case relates to an article published in the paper on the perks and facilities for retired judges and their families.last_img read more

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