Why I’d buy cheap FTSE dividend shares now

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Britvic, GlaxoSmithKline, and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Greencoat UK Wind, Pennon Group, and Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Friday, 15th May, 2020 So far, May is proving to be another volatile market for broader stock indices. Therefore today, I want to look at how Britons can potentially give a boost to their long-term portfolios by investing in robust dividend shares.Why stock markets and dividends existMost investors realise that all investments carry some risk. Fear and greed are two elements of human nature that tend to affect short-term moves in share prices. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…If stocks suffer large losses for a sustained period, or fall fast like they did earlier in the year, then markets usually become fearful. In times like those, it is important to remember why equity markets, which I believe serve the wider economy well, actually exist.By listing in an index, a company can raise capital to grow its business. Instead of borrowing money from a financial institution such as a bank, a firm can instead sell shares to investors. And a stock, or a share, represents part ownership of a given company.There are two ways most retail investors can make money from their stock investments.First of all, if they sell their shares at a price higher than the purchase price, then they make a profit. Also, if the company pays dividends annually from the profit it makes, then a long-term shareholder would receive that payout. Company boards set payout schedules and dividend dates. Especially since the dotcom boom that started in the late 1990s, it has become relatively easy to be ‘seduced’ by the prospects of large gains by investing in stocks that are regarded as high-growth. Although fortunes can be — and have been — made in many such companies, booms can easily be followed by busts.Therefore the City tends to regard companies that pay dividends as more stable than those that do not. Over the long term, their share prices tend to be less choppy too.On a historical note, companies have been paying out dividends for over four centuries. In 1602, the Dutch East India Company (VOC) became the first company to issue shares. which were traded on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. And VOC was known for its high dividend payments.FTSE shares On 7 May, the Bank of England (BoE) decided to keep the main interest rate unchanged at 0.1%. The BoE website details the progressive decline of interest rates over several decades. As you can see, 0.1% is a record low.In the near future, no bank account will likely offer anything close to a real rate of return. Thus FTSE 100 or FTSE 250 dividend shares could be a good option for income investors. In 2019, their average dividend yields were about 4.5% and 2.8% respectively.Yet recent days have seen dividend cuts announced by a wide range of companies. But, with a bit of due diligence, investors can still find chunky dividend yields on offer. And prices of many these companies are a lot cheaper than they were in January.Seasoned investors look for value stocks that have robust earnings and dividend sustainability. There are several companies I’d consider buying, especially if there’s any further weakness in their share prices. In the FTSE 100, they include BAE Systems, GlaxoSmithKline, Pennon Group, Tesco and Unilever. In the FTSE 250, I like Britvic, Centamin, ContourGlobal, Greencoat UK Wind, and Tate & Lyle as potential long-term investments. Enter Your Email Address Why I’d buy cheap FTSE dividend shares nowcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhDlast_img read more

Rugby behind bars – Unit 9, Buenos Aires, Argentina

first_imgFriday Jan 28, 2011 Rugby behind bars – Unit 9, Buenos Aires, Argentina As anyone whos ever played rugby knows, the sport and its culture has a unique factor that can be life changing in many ways. Inmates at a Buenos Aires prison have been lucky enough to be exposed to the game, and have since flourished.Someone posted a link to this video on the forum earlier today so I had a look, and its got to be said, its quite moving. Despite the guys involved being hardened criminals subjected to a life behind bars, the joy they get from playing is great to see.Through the initiative of one inmate, this prison in Argentina took on a rugby program to give those who stay there another outlook on life, and a means to get rid of extra pent up tension and aggression.Yes theyre criminals, and being in prison is punishment for what theyve done, but theyre just human and if rugby can be the means of reformation, surely it’s worth giving them that.It seems to have worked too, as these guys not only got fit and trained hard whenever possible, but were also able to play a game in the outside world, with their family on the sidelines.Its fascinating viewing, and just another example of why this is such a great metaphor for life. Respect, honour, humility. If nothing else, at least some of those in Unit 9, and now other facilities around the world, will have learnt something through playing the great game of rugby. 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Martial Arts/Self-Defense Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgConsidering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Assignment Responsibilities The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Application Instructions Posting NumberF00127P Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocument Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Special Requirements Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2849 Work YearN/A Work Schedule Conditions General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Posting Details Position Summary The Institution LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application(required)2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work * (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.(required)3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (recommended)4. Two letters of recommendation (recommended)5. Letter of Interest (recommended)*Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators.Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Physical Demandscenter_img All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. How and where to apply Minimum Qualifications Closing Date 1. Have a bachelor’s degree AND two years of occupational and/orprofessional experience directly related to the assignment beingtaught OR have an associate’s degree AND six years of occupationaland/or professional experience directly related to the assignmentbeing taught; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’sCredential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academicsocioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexualorientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,including those with physical or learning disabilities as itrelates to differences in learning styles.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Job Posting TitleMartial Arts/Self-Defense Adjunct Assistant Professor Department Location Open ContinuouslyYes Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight ofthe posting closing date. Posting Date SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Beginning and/or Ending Dates Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Total Hrs per Week/Day Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs.last_img read more

WHO: initial analysis of Pakistani H5N1 suggests no dangerous mutations

first_imgJan 3, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – An official from the World Health Organization (WHO) today shared results of initial genetic sequencing tests on H5N1 avian influenza samples from a man who died of the disease in Pakistan that suggest the strain doesn’t have the capacity for widespread transmission.John Rainford, a WHO spokesman in Geneva, told CIDRAP News that the genetic sequencing involved two clinical samples from a 25-year-old man from the Peshawar area who was recently announced as the first confirmed human H5N1 case-patient and fatality in Pakistan.The man was part of a family cluster of suspected H5N1 cases which sparked global concern that the virus had mutated into a form that could enable widespread human-to-human transmission. However, the WHO said in a previous statement that while the Pakistani cases suggest a rare instance of human-to-human transmission, the virus did not spread beyond the family.Rainford said preliminary sequencing of the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase genes from the specimens was performed at the WHO collaborating center in London. Tests completed so far show the hemagglutinin amino acid sequence is identical to some of the recent clade 2.2 viruses that have been isolated from chickens in other outbreaks in the region, he said.WHO virologists say the findings, along with recent field investigations, suggest that the H5N1 viruses in Pakistan have not gained the capacity for widespread human-to-human transmission, reported Rainford.In addition, neither analysis by WHO collaborating scientists of the neuraminidase gene nor partial sequencing of the M2 gene shows mutations that are known to be associated with antiviral resistance, Rainford said. “This indicates oseltamivir and amantadine should be inhibitory for the virus,” he added.Rainford said full genome sequencing is in progress.The WHO praises Pakistan’s timely investigation and management of suspected H5N1 cases, Rainford said. “[This] has provided reassurance about the lack of community H5N1 transmission, an effort that deserves appreciation and support.”In other avian flu developments, the WHO yesterday confirmed two fatal H5N1 cases in women from Egypt whose deaths were recently reported in the media. One was a 25-year-old from Dakahlyah governorate who got sick Dec 26, was hospitalized the next day, and died Dec 30. The other was a 36-year-old from Menofia governorate who became ill Dec 26, was hospitalized Dec 29, and died 2 days later.The two women are listed as Egypt’s 42nd and 43rd avian flu case-patients, and their deaths are recorded as the country’s 17th and 18th fatalities from the disease.The WHO reported that investigators have found no epidemiologic link between the 36-year-old and another woman from Menofia governorate whose H5N1 illness was recently confirmed by the WHO. That 22-year-old woman was previously reported to be recovering in intensive care.Also, the WHO today confirmed the death of a 50-year-old Egyptian woman who was previously confirmed as the country’s 40th H5N1 case-patient on Dec 28. The woman, from Domiatt governorate, was hospitalized Dec 24 and died Dec 31. She is listed as Egypt’s 19th avian flu death.In its announcements about the women, the WHO said all three had contact with sick or dead poultry before they became ill.Elsewhere, a veterinary official in Vietnam told Tuoi Tre newspaper that the country’s most recent H5N1 patient, a 4-year-old boy from Son La province who died of the disease on Dec 16, may have contracted the virus from a wild bird, according to a Bloomberg News report today.That report says the official, Van Dang Ky, speaking at a national conference on bird flu control in Hanoi yesterday, noted that the boy’s family had brought home some wild birds from a hunting trip and also that samples from poultry in the area where the boy lived tested negative for the H5N1 virus.See also:Dec 27 CIDRAP News story “WHO confirms H5N1 case in Pakistan cluster”last_img read more

Keane won’t return to Galaxy early

first_img The 33-year-old striker’s LA Galaxy manager Bruce Arena had asked that the striker be withdrawn from the party to face Kazakhstan in Dublin on Tuesday evening. However, King politely declined and Keane, who missed training on Wednesday morning with an ankle injury, will remain with his international team-mates for the duration. A Football Association of Ireland statement said: “The Football Association of Ireland today confirmed that Noel King has responded this afternoon to the manager of LA Galaxy Bruce Arena to inform him that he has decided not to release Robbie Keane and trusts that he understands the position, having been an international manager himself. “Bruce Arena had requested that the release of Robbie Keane be considered after the Germany match and before the international match against Kazakhstan in Dublin on October 15.” Ireland have only a mathematical chance of making the play-offs for next summer’s finals in Brazil after defeats by rivals Sweden and Austria last month. Keane, the Republic’s record goalscorer with 60, will take his tally to 131 senior caps if he plays in both games. Interim Ireland boss Noel King has rejected a request to release skipper Robbie Keane from his squad after Friday’s World Cup qualifier in Germany. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg misses oral arguments due to stomach bug

first_imgYinYang/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not on the bench for oral arguments Wednesday due to a stomach bug, according to the court.The court’s oldest justice, 86, is recovering at home, a spokesperson said.“But she will participate in the consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the transcripts or recordings of the oral arguments,” Chief Justice John Roberts said from the bench at the open of the day’s court session.Notably, Ginsburg is missing the justices’ Wednesday conference to discuss and decide cases argued Tuesday — which were those challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which President Barack Obama created in 2012 to provide temporary legal status and work permits to immigrants.At issue in the DACA case is whether the Trump administration followed federal law requiring agencies to base policy changes on sound reasoning that is explained to the public. Lower courts ruled that the decision to end DACA was “arbitrary and capricious,” in violation of law.During Tuesday’s oral arguments, the court’s conservative members — including the newest members of the court, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch — seemed inclined to overturn the lower court decision. Overturning the decision would allow the Trump administration to carry on with canceling DACA.Ginsburg and her fellow liberal colleagues, however, pushed back. Ginsburg herself argued with the Trump administration’s Department of Homeland Security’s assumption that DACA is unconstitutional, as outlined in two memos by two now-former homeland security secretaries.“Her whole memo is infected by the idea that this is, one, illegal. It leaves substantial doubt about its illegality,” she said, referring to the memo by Kirstjen Nielsen. “If we take that out, then — the independent ground that you’re asserting, then she would be saying, we stand up and say this is the policy of our administration. We don’t like DACA and we’re taking responsibility for that, instead of trying to put the blame on the law.”Trump Solicitor General Noel Francisco replied that he “very much disagree[d]” with that assessment.Justice Stephen Breyer, meanwhile, suggested a possible middle ground by crafting an opinion that buys time for policymakers to address DACA recipients’ status.This is Ginsburg’s second absence from a public court session in the past year. Last December she took leave after undergoing cancer surgery, which was the first time in her 26 years on the bench she missed an argument. She was also treated for a localized malignant tumor on her pancreas in August before the court convened for the new term.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Fifa’s Sepp Blatter will not attend women’s World Cup final in Canada

first_imgFIFA President Sepp Blatter will not travel to Vancouver for the final of the women’s World Cup on July 5 and has told organizers that personal reasons will prevent him from going, a U.S.-based lawyer for Blatter said on Tuesday.FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not travel to Canada for the final of the women’s World Cup on July 5 for personal reasons, a U.S.-based lawyer for Blatter said on Tuesday.Senior executives of Zurich-based FIFA were charged with corruption on May 27 by prosecutors in the United States over bids for major soccer tournaments dating back 24 years and involving up to $150 million in purported bribes. Blatter came under pressure to step down, and he announced on June 2 that he would do so.U.S. prosecutors have not accused Blatter of wrongdoing but his stewardship of world soccer’s governing body is under scrutiny, sources familiar with investigations in the United States and Switzerland have said.”He’s not going to go to the finals in Canada,” said the lawyer, Richard Cullen.”He has informed the organizers of that and cited personal reasons.” Cullen said that FIFA Senior Vice President Issa Hayatou of Cameroon would preside at the trophy ceremony after the final in Vancouver instead.This will be the first time Blatter has not presented the trophy to the winners of the women’s competition, which is held every four years, since he became FIFA president in 1998.Blatter, the self-styled “godfather of women’s football,” said before the tournament began on June 6 that he was looking forward to being in Canada. The tournament’s semi-finals will be contested by the United States and Germany on Tuesday and England and Japan on Wednesday.Investigations by U.S. and Swiss authorities also include scrutiny of how FIFA awarded World Cup hosting rights to Russia and Qatar for the 2018 and 2022 men’s tournaments.–last_img read more

Orioles-Nationals game suspended because of grounds crew’s tarp failure

first_imgThe Orioles and Nationals will have to complete their Sunday matchup later in the week because the Nats’ grounds crew couldn’t roll the tarpaulin onto the field quickly enough as rain swamped  the Nationals Park infield.Video of the grounds crew losing its battle against the tangled tarp rocketed around the internet Sunday afternoon. The crew couldn’t restore the drenched infield even after the rain had stopped and the sun had come out.MORE: Angels rookie knocks ball over the fence with his glove”I don’t know if you’d call it a rain delay,” Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg told reporters, per MLB.com. “I think it was more of a tarp delay.” That, in turn, forced umpires to suspend the game at the point of the delay: in the top of the sixth inning with the Orioles leading 5-2. MLB Rule 7.02(a)(3) calls for games to be suspended when there is a “malfunction of, or unintentional operator error in employing, a mechanical or field device or equipment under the control of the home club (e.g., a retractable roof, a tarpaulin, or other water removal equipment).”The contest will resume Friday in Baltimore, where the teams are set to play a weekend series.”I was unaware of the mechanical part of the rule. Now I know. I’ve never been a part of something like this,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said, per MLB.com.last_img read more

Why CAF has shifted Uganda vs Comoros to September 4, 5pm

first_imgFULL Africa Cup of Nations standings with one qualification round to goGroup A  Liberia      5 3 1 1 10 4 10Tunisia      5 3 1 1 12 2 10Togo         5 2 2 1  6  4  8Djibouti     5 0 0 5  1 19 0Group B DR Congo   5 4 0 1 12 5 12C.A.R.         5 3 1 1 8  7 10Angola        5 1 1 3 6  7 4Madagascar 5 0 2 3 4 11 2Group CMali     5 4 1 0 8 1 13 – qualifiedBenin    5 3 2 0 10 5 11S.Sudan  5 1 0 4 3 11 3E.Guinea 5 0 1 4 2 6 1Group DB. Faso  5 3 1 1 4 1 10Uganda   5 3 1 1 5 2 10Botswana 5 2 0 3 4 6 6Comoros  5 1 0 4 2 6 3Group EG.Bissau 5 3 1 1 7 6 10 – qualifiedCongo    5 1 3 1 8 7 6Zambia   5 1 3 1 6 6 6Kenya    5 1 1 3 4 6 4Group FMorocco  5 4 1 0 8 1 13 – qualifiedC. Verde 5 3 0 2 11 6 9Libya    5 1 1 3 7 6 4Sao Tome 5 1 0 4 4 17 3Group GEgypt     4 3 1 0 7 1 10 – qualifiedNigeria   3 0 2 1 1 2 2Tanzania  3 0 1 2 0 5 1Note: Chad withdrew after matchday 3 for financial reasonsGroup HGhana      5 4 1 0 13 2 13 – qualifiedRwanda     5 2 0 3 8 5 6Mauritius  5 2 0 3 3 14 6Mozambique 5 1 1 3 4 7 4Group II.Coast  3 1 2 0 2 1 5S.Leone  3 1 1 1 1 1 4Sudan    4 1 1 2 2 3 4Group JAlgeria    5 4 1 0 19 5 13 – qualifiedEthiopia   5 2 2 1  9 13 8Seychelles 5 1 1 3  4 9 4Lesotho    5 1 0 4  5 10 3Group KSenegal 5 5 0 0 11 2 15 – qualifiedBurundi 5 2 0 3 7 9 6Namibia 5 2 0 3 5 7 6Niger   5 1 0 4 2 7 3Group LZimbabwe  5 3 2 0 11 3 11 – qualifiedSwaziland 5 2 2 1 6 8 8Guinea    5 1 2 3 4 5 5Malawi    5 0 2 3 4 9 2Group MCameroon   5 3 2 0 5 2 11 – qualifiedMauritania 5 2 1 2 5 4 7S. Africa  5 1 3 1 7 5 6Gambia     5 0 2 3 1 7 2Note: 13 group winners and best two runners-up from 11 four-team groups qualify for 2017 Cup of Nations with hosts Gabon. Uganda’s defender Denis Iguma (R) evades Botswana’s midfielder Lebogang Ditsile during the AFCON 2017 qualifying match Botswana vs Uganda June 4 AFP PHOTOAfrica soccer governing body CAF has changed the fixtures of the last 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, placing matches of all the teams competing for the two best losers spots to Sunday September 4.Games involving Tunisia versus Liberia, Togo versus Djibouti, Mali versus Benin, DR Congs versus CAR, Uganda versus Comoros and Burkina Faso versus Botswana are now all scheduled for September 4.This action, going by previous fixtures and times of final international group games, is usually to ensure there is no unfair advantage to any of the team – with some teams putting in no effort knowing the other results, or settling for a result which favors both teams in a match.Uganda’s game against Comoros was initially set for Saturday September 3.In a statement, Uganda’s football governing body FUFA said “Federation of Uganda Football Associations confirms changes in the date and kick off time of the crucial 2017 AFCON qualifier between Uganda Cranes and Comoros.”“The new date is Sunday 4th September, 2016 with kick off set for 5pm at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. The change is as a result of the decision taken by CAF which is with in their jurisdiction.” Cranes taskAll Uganda has to do is beat Comoros to advance to their first Nations Cup final since 1978. If Cranes win their final game, they will be one of two second based placed teams, that make it to Gabon.They set themselves up in this position by stunning Botswana 2-1 in June. 13 group winners and best two runners-up from 11 four-team groups qualify for 2017 Cup of Nations with hosts GabonOnly four other teams, CAR, Tunisia, Mali (already qualified) and Benin can end up with 13 points, but if CAR and Tunisia get the 13 points, they will deny their 2nd placed teams, as that will leave them at 10 and 12 points respectively.Mali and Benin play each other in the final match, so even if both get 13 points, one will be group leader – leaving Uganda as the second team at 13.Teams that have qualified for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Guinea-Bissau (Group E winners)Morocco (Group F winners)Egypt (Group G winners)Ghana (Group H winners)Algeria (Group J winners)Senegal (Group K winners)Zimbabwe (Group L winners)Cameroon (Group M winners)Mali (Group C  winners or runnersup)Groups in contention for two second best qualification placesGroup A  Liberia      5 3 1 1 10 4 10Tunisia      5 3 1 1 12 2 10Togo          5 2 2 1  6  4  8Djibouti     5 0 0 5  1 19 0Final gamesTunisia vs LiberiaTogo vs DjiboutiGroup BDR Congo     5 4 0 1 12 5 12C.A.R.           5 3 1 1 8  7   10Angola          5 1 1 3 6  7   4Madagascar 5 0 2 3 4 11 2Final gameDR Congs vs CARGroup CMali            5 4 1 0 8 1 13Benin         5 3 2 0 10 5 11S.Sudan     5 1 0 4 3 11 3E.Guinea   5 0 1 4 2 6 1Final gamesMali vs BeninGroup DB. Faso       5 3 1 1 4 1 10Uganda      5 3 1 1 5 2 10Botswana   5 2 0 3 4 6 6Comoros     5 1 0 4 2 6 3Final gamesUganda vs ComorosBurkina Faso v Botswanacenter_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

DFB President says the German team won’t play in countries where women don’t have…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Spiegel/GettyAdvertisement ngt6bNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsmm0abWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eat4f( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) s7wWould you ever consider trying this?😱8el46Can your students do this? 🌚jf508Roller skating! Powered by Firework Football has always been standing strong in favour of equality of race, religion and gender. From UEFA’s ‘Say No to Racism’ campaign, to the movement against the pay gap for women footballers last year, and the very recent ‘No Room for Racism’ rising in the English Premier League- the demurral against discrimination is larger than ever. And now, the German Football Association have come forward with their own modus operandi.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Spiegel/GettyFritz Keller, the president of Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB), has openly stated that the German national team will not participate in any matches taking place in a country where women are not given equal rights.Speaking to German news outlet Die Welt, Keller said: “With German football we have to agree on a differentiated answer to complex questions. What values are not negotiable for us? For example, women’s rights.”Advertisement “That’s why in my first DFB Bureau meeting I submitted a draft resolution based on which we no longer allow national teams to play in countries where women are not granted equal access to football stadiums or other sports facilities without discrimination” the 62 year old added.Germany, who are currently competing in the 2020 UEFA Euro Qualifiers, are 2nd in Group C with 15 points, with their latest 3-0 voctory over Estonia in October. They will face Belarus in their next qualifier on 17th November.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more