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Rebels destroy radio station

first_img UgandaAfrica UgandaAfrica Follow the news on Uganda Organisation Reporters Without Borders deplored the destruction today of a radio station in the northern Uganda town of Lira by rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).”We ask you to do everything possible to ensure the safety of journalists and media so they can continue doing their work,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. “The rebels understood how very important the radio station was as the population’s main source of news.”A score of rebels used axes to smash their way into the station, Radio Wa, run by Roman Catholics, and then exploded grenades which set off a fire that destroyed the whole building. Shortly before, the radio’s managers had asked the authorities to protect the premises and 12 soldiers guarded the station during the night of 26-27 September. However, all but one fled when the rebels appeared on the scene.Belgian journalist Els De Temmerman, formerly with the radio station VRT, was targeted in July by the rebels. An undelivered letter from their leader, Joseph Kony, ordering her to be killed, was found on a rebel captured by the Ugandan army on 31 July. The threat followed publication of her book, Aboke Girls, in which she described the ill-treatment of teenagers forced to join the rebel army. Receive email alerts June 4, 2021 Find out more News March 12, 2021 Find out more Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel chargescenter_img News Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information News September 27, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Rebels destroy radio station News January 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

AP Pension hires PenSam’s Hemmingsen for insourcing push

first_imgDenmark’s AP Pension has hired Morten Hemmingsen to head up a new internal fixed income team as part of a move to increase its in-house investment management capabilities.The commercial mutual pension provider has created two new departments for equities and bonds within its overall investment department.Hemmingsen – who recently left labour-market pension fund PenSam, where he was CIO – will become AP Pension’s new head of bonds from 1 August.The DKK106bn (€14.2bn) AP Pension said it wanted to “strengthen its position in the investment market”. The pension fund is now on the lookout for someone to become its new equities manager, and started that search yesterday, a spokesman said.In the job advertisement, AP Pension said it aimed to increase the level of internal management at the mandate level, and tactical allocation within the stock market.Ralf Magnussen, investment director at AP Pension, said: “We have formulated an investment strategy, which revolves around being close to our investments and actively participating in the financial markets.“I am convinced that Morten, with his thorough knowledge of the industry, is the right candidate for the new role as bond manager.”Hemmingsen will be in charge of both credit and bond investments at AP Pension, and will report to Magnussen.When his departure from PenSam was announced last month, Hemmingsen said he had wanted to return to a job that involved more hands-on investment work, rather than that of CIO where administration played a significant part.Speaking about his new job at AP Pension, Hemmingsen said: “The position of bond manager gives me the opportunity to get back to what really interests me.”last_img read more

New CEO to join Esvagt in September

first_imgEsvagt, a provider of safety and support at sea, has appointed Peter Lytzen as CEO with effect from September 1, 2018.Lytzen brings over 30 years’ experience and has held numerous senior positions in the offshore industry, Esvagt said announcing Lytzen’s appointment on Wednesday.Most recently, he was a member of the Executive Committee of Teekay Offshore and CEO of Teekay Petrojarl.Prior to this, he was Vice President of Maersk Drilling, responsible for their Floating Production activities, and Project Director at Maersk Oil for a number of projects in the North Sea.Lytzen has furthermore worked in the equity markets as senior advisor to Hayfin Capital Management.Jakob Thomasen, Chairman of Esvagt, comments, “We are pleased to welcome Peter to the Esvagt team. His background as a leader within the offshore and shipping industry combined with his relevant equity markets experience makes Peter the right person to drive continued innovation and ensure that Esvagt continually offers its customers improved safety and efficiency whilst focusing on costs.“I would like to take the opportunity to thank our interim CEO, Kristian Ole Jakobsen, for his contribution over the last nine months. Kristian will continue to play an integral role as Deputy CEO of Esvagt.”last_img read more

Umar Sadiq A Dream to the Theatre?

first_imgAfter having departed the Glasgow outfit and then the Italians, Sadiq has rebuilt his career at Partizan Belgrade.So much so that Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly had the striker watched as recently as last week with a move to a potential bid after he scored 17 goals in 35 games for the Serbians this term.Sadiq, though, reckons he has merited the interest from the Premier League giants after a good campaign.“Manchester United’s interest is a big compliment for me as a player,” he told Belgrade daily Republika. But, believe me, nothing is accidental.“Partizan have helped me a lot in my career. I found my way, and now I just follow what they ask of me. I think this is just the beginning of my success, and the motivation is there.“We work thoroughly before every game. We don’t only talk about tactics and video analysis, but also human relationships.“Whether it’s the manager, Savo Milosevic, or someone else from the coaching staff, they are always there for us.“As for United, I think they were surprised by how we played against them in Belgrade. They put out their best team, which tells you how much respect they had.”The 23-year-old Nigerian striker has been in spectacular form in this campaign for the Black-Whites, scoring 17 goals and provided 16 assists across all competitions this season for Savo Milosevic’s men.The forward was one of the standout performers during his side’s 1-0 victory over rivals Red Star Belgrade in a derby outing.Sadiq’s form has seen him linked to a number of European clubs including the Red Devils and recently, Manchester United scout for Central and Southeast Europe Budimir Vujacic watched him play.The striker is delighted his performances are getting the attention of the Old Trafford outfit and explained how the Black-Whites have helped him to improve.Partizan played Manchester United in a Europa League game back in November and narrowly lost the first leg by 1-0 in Belgrade.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, however, dominated the second leg at Old Trafford, securing a comfortable 3-0 victory in the encounter.Once considered a bright talent of the future, Sadiq has had to rebuild his reputation after a hugely underwhelming loan spell with Rangers. But this is exactly what he has been doing – and naturally, with the summer transfer window fast approaching, he has been linked with a move away.Telegraf reports that aside Manchester United, Milan, Valencia, Fenerbahce, CSKA and Spartak Moscow have all shown an interest in the attacker. The report claims that Budimir Vujacic, United’s scout for that area of Europe, was set to attend Partizan’s derby clash with Red Star last Wednesday – with Partizan winning the game 1-0.The Sun have since reported Sadiq is now being ‘lined up’ for a ‘dream’ move to Old Trafford. Whether United’s interest in the attacker is actually so strong that they are preparing to make a move remains to be seen, but it is clear that the 23-year-old is attracting attention.Joining Rangers in July 2018, there was a hope that Sadiq would challenge first-choice striker Alfredo Morelos for a starting berth, but this didn’t prove to be the case. Instead, he managed just four first-team appearances before his loan was terminated in December that year – with just one appearance coming from the start.As it turned out, Sadiq made the headlines for Rangers after the game in which he started against Aberdeen – but for all the wrong reasons. With his side 1-0 down in the cup, Sadiq was sent through on goal and he took the ball around the goalkeeper.The hard part was done, but he opted to hit the deck instead of finishing off the move. To make matters worse, he was booked for diving.It was a performance that didn’t go down too well with Rangers fans, with many at the time keen for him not to put on the jersey again.In January 2018, Sadiq joined Serie B side Perugia as he looked to get his career back on track. Still contracted to Roma at this point, it was a chance for the Nigerian to prove to his parent club that he had what it took. However, he managed just three goals in 18 appearances.As a result, he was shipped out on loan again in the summer of 2019 – this time to Partizan. Following a bright start to life in his new home, Partizan opted to make the move permanent in January for around €1.75m.The 23-year-old has gone on to make 38 appearances in all competitions for the Black and Whites, grabbing 17 goals at this time.Standing at 192cm, Sadiq is a tall and powerful striker, making him a nightmare to go up against. The Nigerian also knows his best attributes and knows how to utilise his height and strength to win aerial duels and hold the ball up for his teammates.He isn’t perfect, not by any means, but he is continuing to improve rapidly. His height, agility, finishing and strength have been key to his fine form this season.At the 2016 Olympic Games, Sadiq was a key member of the Nigeria squad that won a bronze medal. The forward appeared in each of Nigeria’s six games, grabbing four goals; this included a brace in the third-place play-off against Honduras to help Nigeria win 3-2.His exploits at the Olympic Games came while he was still playing for Roma, and his achievement meant that he was the first player to win an Olympic medal while playing for the Italian outfit since Daniele De Rossi in 2004.Of course, the summer transfer window will not be the same when it opens as teams have been hit hard financially by the Coronavirus. As a result, this could make a deal for Sadiq even more enticing.Considering his form after joining Partizan for just €1.75m, the club will look to make a healthy profit on him if they were to consider parting ways with him. Turkish outlet Blic report that Besiktas have stepped up their efforts to sign the forward, but Partizan are demanding no less than €15m.It is even said that a bid of €10m from Qatar has already come in for Sadiq, but this has been turned down. Elsewhere, further reports claim that interest in the player is continuing to rise, with both Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach also entering the race for his signature.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram If things go as planned, Nigeria U-23 striker Umar Sadiq may waltz his way to the Theatre of Dreams after he was surprisingly courted by Manchester United. The Partizan Belgrade forward has however said his being tracked by the Old Trafford outfit is no accident. Only time will tell if he would eventually link up with compatriot, Odion IghaloPartizan Belgrade striker, Umar Sadiq has insisted that it’s “no accident” that he is being tracked by Manchester United.The Nigerian flopped at Ibrox with just four appearances under his belt and no goals during his time on loan from Roma.last_img read more

ACC Honor Students Recognized for High Achievements with Annual Breakfast

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThis year 135 graduates and candidates were honored with a breakfast on Thursday before walking across the stage at Alpena Community College. President, Dr. Don MacMaster said that his professors help provide a launch for his students future careers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: ACC, ACC Graduation, alpena community college, Honor StudentsContinue ReadingPrevious Alley Closed Due to RepairsNext WBKB’s Mothers Day Special: Happy Mothers Day to all of the Moms Out Therelast_img

USA vs. England: How key players Megan Rapinoe and Lucy Bronze match up

first_imgDefensive diligenceBronze is much more than just an attacking outlet and her defensive statistics are also among the best. With the center-back pairing of Steph Houghton and Millie Bright looking vulnerable at times, Bronze’s ability to sweep in behind and snuff out danger has contributed to Neville’s side keeping four straight clean sheets.She has won 44 duels, the fourth-most among all players, and has 11 interceptions — three fewer than the leader in that category, Noko Matlou. The Lyon right-back has also made 13 tackles, good enough for sixth-most among defenders. Women’s World Cup 2019: U.S. teammate salutes ‘warrior’ Megan Rapinoe Women’s World Cup 2019: England coach Phil Neville says USA lacks etiquette after hotel scout Women’s World Cup 2019 preview: What to know, how to watch USWNT vs. England Meanwhile, Bronze was called “the best player in the world” by her manager Phil Neville after her thumping first-time finish capped an all-action display in England’s 3-0 quarterfinal win over Norway.With left-sided forward Rapinoe set to go up against right-back Bronze in Tuesday’s semifinal, we crunched the Opta numbers on both women. Related News Megan Rapinoe and Lucy Bronze have been the standout players for the United States and England at the Women’s World Cup, and the winner of their duel in Lyon may determine who reaches the final.Rapinoe has captured the attention of everyone from President Donald Trump to actor Zac Efron with back-to-back braces that have fired USA to an eighth successive semifinal. Potent PinoeRapinoe, nicknamed “Pinoe”, is one of the co-leaders for the Golden Boot, having become the first woman since Brazil’s Marta in 2007 to score two or more goals in consecutive fixtures.The forward has found the net five times this tournament — the same as teammate Alex Morgan, England’s Ellen White and Australia’s Sam Kerr — but Rapinoe has the best shot conversion rate (45.45 percent) of everyone but France defender Wendie Renard (57.14 percent).13 – Since her Women’s World Cup debut in 2011, no player has been directly involved in more goals in the competition than USA’s Megan Rapinoe (13; 7 goals, 6 assists – level with Carli Lloyd). Pivotal. #FIFAWWC #USA #FRAUSA pic.twitter.com/SIGC4UFICN— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 28, 2019With two assists, too, Rapinoe has seven goal involvements, one fewer than the leader in that category Morgan, whose five goals all came in the 13-0 thrashing of Thailand.A creative forceA unique player on this USA team, Rapinoe’s flair and creativity set her apart. She shot to prominence on the world stage as a substitute in 2011 by delivering the pinpoint cross for Abby Wambach’s dramatic extra-time equalizer in the win over Brazil. Rapinoe remains a threat from the left wing having played the most passes into the box in this tournament (42).Morgan is viewed as the fulcrum in the U.S. attacking trident, yet the statistics show Rapinoe is the one who tends to make things happen. She has created 14 chances so far — fewer than only Guro Reiten, Kosovare Asllani and Amel Majri among all players.The Bronze BomberA right-back in name only, Bronze loves to bomb on and has the freedom to drift inside, as she showed by providing the assist for White’s goal against Cameroon from a position typically occupied by a No. 10.1 – Lucy Bronze is the first England player to both score and assist a goal in the same Women’s World Cup game since Jill Scott against New Zealand in 2011; all five of her goal involvements (3 goals, 2 assists) at the #FIFAWWC have been in the knockout stages. Spotlight. #NORENG pic.twitter.com/c9KFwjXJbZ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 27, 2019Bronze is integral to everything England does and no one in the tournament has touched the ball as often as she has (478). The 27-year-old has had 71 successful passes ending in the final third — the most of all defenders. Her 10 touches in the opposition box are only bettered by Majri, Renard and Crystal Dunn among those who play at the back. Bronze has delivered the third-most crosses from open play of any defender (15) and is tied for second in goal involvements with three.last_img read more