******Top results in the 42.2km MTN Marathon in Kampala on Sunday. Over sh123million is to be given away as cash prizes for the winners in all categories.Proceeds from the marathon will be used to complement efforts by the Ministry of Health to improve maternal health in Uganda.Prize winners Men – 42.2km1. Phillip Kiplimo 02:13:562.Fres Musobo 02:15:233.Anthony Ayeko 02:15:234.Soyekwo Kibet 02:16:175.Francis Musani 02:18:036.Daniel Rotich 02:18:387.Patrick Kiptalah 02:20:298.Habte Guta Bira 02:20:499.Alfred kiptoyek 2:20:5510.Allan Andiema 02:52:21Prize winners Women – 42.2KM1.Nyakisi Adero 02:41:112.Vanis Chemutai 02:45:423.Kadist Fiseha Tedla 02:47:014.Lydia Wafula 02:49:085.Priscilla Chelangat 02:49:456.Migada Caroline 02:50:557.Omari Doris 02:52:598.Rotich Lydia Chepteling 02:54:159.Debesay Yohannes Hibret 02:55:4310.Eileen Jepngetich Korir 02:57:10Half marathon women -21.1KM1.Juliet Chekwel 01:13:082.Doreen Chemutai 01:13:093.Dorcus Ajok 01:14:134.Doreen Chesang 01:14:215.Annet Chelangat 01:14:23Half marathon men – 21.1KM1.Jacob Kiplimo 01:01:532.Felix Chemonges 01:02:573.Kibet Titus 01:03:214.Moses Kibet 01:03:375.Isaac Kibet 01:04:34Men’s 10KM race1.Denis Cherotich 00.29.592.Bushenbich Mande 00.30.053.Phillip Kibyeko 00.30.124.Kwemoi Salim 00.30.145.Ezekiel Mutai 00.30.15 Men’s winner MTM Marathon 2019. PHOTO MTN MEDIAKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan runners won the 42kms, 21kms and 10kms races as hundreds of runners turned up Sunday morning to participate in the MTN Kampala marathon focused on fundraising to improve maternal health in the country.This is a wrap up of the marathons that the organisation has run in different regions this year. (click here to get all results of all runners)The 42kms race was won by Phillip Kiplimo with 02:13:56 on the clock. Nyakisi Adero won over the female side in the 42kms. Kenyans participated in the race but were all beaten to the prize.Denis Cherotich won the men side for 10kms while Sauline Chelangat won the females race. Each received a Shs 1.5m prize.On the 21kms, Jacob Kiplimo and Juliet Chekwei took the race, with each receiving Shs 4.5mWim Vanhelleputte, the MTN Uganda, CEO said he hoped this was a chance reduce an estimated 336 deaths per 100,000 live births in Uganda.Dr Ruth Aceng, the minister of health and the chief guest who flagged off the marathoners, said hailed the support and said “no mother should die while giving life to a child.”For most people, the marathon was an avenue for having fun. As soon as they were flag off, a host of them were seen taking selfies to post on social media for their friends.For most companies that sponsored the marathon, the sheer numbers of the people that turned up gives them a pie on brand recognition. Huawei, a Chinese phone maker and the main sponsor, gave up tens of awards like t-shirts, power banks and phones.The company has not announced the amount of money that had been collected. Share on: WhatsApp
Mayor Keith James announced that major changes are in store for the Fourth of Flagler event in West Palm Beach.For those who are unfamiliar with the firework show, it is one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in Florida and takes place along the West Palm Beach waterfront.In a press conference on Friday, the Mayor stated that due to the coronavirus and the ongoing mandate to social distance, this year’s event will take place from the comfort of home.“We will celebrate together, but at home,” said James.James reported that the fireworks will be setoff from two different undisclosed locations in the city that will maximize aerial views for spectators at home.The city will also provide, ideas on how to make the best of the holiday from your home.
Riyad Mahrez [left] 1 Manchester United are weighing up a move for Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez, according to reports in France.The winger has been in stunning form this season and already has seven Premier League goals to his name.Those goals have helped Leicester to third in the table and sparked rumours of a big-money move for the Algeria international.Manchester United, according to France Football, are the latest club to show an interest in Mahrez and they may make a move for him this January.Louis van Gaal’s side have struggled for goals in recent weeks and it is thought that attacking reinforcements will be a priority during the January window.Leicester, though, have no plans to sell Mahrez and manager Claudio Ranieri has continually expressed his desire to keep the 24-year-old.
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Netball aims to do better in KL meet K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding The Kazakhs dropped the first set but eventually overcame the Vietnamese, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-20, to likewise tote a 2-0 slate.Vietnam is at 0-2.The classification stage will be used to determine the eight teams’ seeding come the quarterfinals.Japan actually owns a 3-0 record but with Australia getting eliminated from the tournament, its win over the Aussies won’t be counted in the classification rounds. —WITH REPORTS FROM BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKorea handed the Philippines another loss, 25-23, 25-18, 25-12, in the Asian Volleyball Championship (AVC) Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship classification stage on Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.The Koreans, ranked 10th in the world along with the Argentines, are undefeated in two matches in the classification stage.They have a shot at a top-four seeding in the quarterfinal round.The Philippines, meanwhile, absorbed its second straight loss. On Saturday, it bowed to Kazakhstan, 23-25, 20-25, 19-25.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The Philippines whipped Hong Kong, 25-16, 25-21,25-17, to jump-start its group stage campaign on Wednesday.In other matches, Japan and Kazakhstan also prevailed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJapan, No. 6 in the world, swept Taiwan, 25-19, 25-16, 25-20, to also improve to 2-0.The Taiwanese slipped to 1-1. Read Next MOST READ
MOST READ “Ginebra has played here before so they know pretty much what it feels like to play here in Philippine Arena. We never played here before so it’s new for us, but that’s no excuse. We’re professionals and we’re assigned to play in this gym so we just got to be our best,” he said. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Attracting 36,445 fans on Sunday for the all-important Game 5, the tussle between Ginebra and Meralco set the record for biggest attendance in a PBA Finals game.“Man, we got 36,000 people and it still looked like it wasn’t full, did it? It’s incredible,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLike his coach, Justin Brownlee was also left in awe.“I haven’t played in any other arena as big as this one. It just looks amazing. You see the crowd, they’re super excited. This stadium is the best I’ve seen, it’s truly a blessing to be here and play in front of the fans.” Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Durham on Bolts’ Game 5 loss: Officiating was really bad down the stretch LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion The returning import was magnificent once again, pouring in 20 points on top of 12 rebounds, five assists, and three steals to help Ginebra take a 85-74 win over Meralco on Sunday.Not only did the win put the Gin Kings on the brink of repeating as Governors’ Cup champions, but it also pushed the crowd favorite’s perfect record at the huge venue to 3-0.“I don’t know but it’s a nice facility. We actually played well here as a group,” said Cone.That’s exactly the challenge Meralco has to weather as it braces for a do-or-die tiff on Wednesday for Game 6.Meralco coach Norman Black acknowledged the slight edge Ginebra with the Bolts playing in the venue for the first time. But he expects his wards not to be overwhelmed with the crowd next game and play to their potential, especially with their season on the line.ADVERTISEMENT Game 5 of the 2017 Governors’ Cup Finals set the record for the largest attendance in a PBA Finals game with 36,445. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone has already been inside the colossal Philippine Arena twice before, but even in his third time coaching inside the world’s largest indoor arena, he still couldn’t help but be amazed with the size of the venue.“Aren’t these facilities awesome? I mean, look at this room. It’s the best press room I’ve ever seen. You guys got to check out the locker rooms, the locker rooms are awesome. It’s a great facility and it’s nice,” Cone said.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments
A New Zealand brewery company withdrew a controversial ad campaign, which showed pacer Daryl Tuffey taking a dig at Pakistan cricketers over match-fixing scandals, following angry reactions from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Moa Brewing Company, which recently signed a sponsorship deal with New Zealand Olympic Committee, had launched the ad campaign where Tuffey claimed that Pakistani players were match fixers and while New Zealand win matches, the Pakistanis take home cash cheques. The advertisement drew strong criticism from the Pakistani community in New Zealand with Dunedin-based former Test player and coach Khalid Ibadullah terming the campaign as “quite insulting” and “quite offensive”. He drew the attention of the PCB to the campaign, which reacted strongly to it. Though the beverage company initially defended its commercial pointing out that Pakistan cricketers have regularly faced match fixing allegations and even cited examples of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir, who were banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on spot-fixing charges last year, it withdrew the ad from the market after constant pressure from PCB.
The closing date for nominations for the 2005 Arafura Games, being held in Darwin from May 14-21 is fast approaching. The Arafura Games is a leading international sporting competition for the developing athletes of the Asia-Pacific region. Held every two years in Darwin, the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, the Games are a meeting of “Sporting Neighbours” and attract competitors from around Australia as well as nations throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. The Arafura Games began in 1991 as the Arafura Sports Festival with seven countries sending just 1500 participants to compete in 13 sports. By the time the sixth Games were held in 2001, participation had soared to more than 3100 athletes representing 25 nations, and competing in 29 sports. “Countries can once again look forward to the friendly and competitive nature of the Arafura Games, the Territory’s superb sporting venues and the warmth of the welcome you will receive from Territorians,” said John Ah Kit, Minister for Sport and Recreation, in his Minister’s Message. For all of this info and more, check out www.arafuragames.nt.gov.au This is a great opportunity for local and regional Touch sides to get involved and play against some international competition. For more information on the Touch Football please contact Isobel Appo, [email protected] In other Northern Territory news, keep your eye on the ATA website for the results of their Championships, being held from April 29-May 1 and Darwin will also be hosting the National Secondary School and Primary School Championships from September 18-23.
Twitter/@KenzieThirkillWhen college football is a category on Jeopardy, it almost never goes well. In the past, we’ve had a former LSU lineman say that Syracuse was in the Ivy League, contestants failed miserably on a question about the Big Ten, they’ve avoided a question about the sport’s stadium nicknames like the plague, and perhaps worst of all, one man thought Auburn is called the “Crimson Tide.”College students from LSU, Northeastern, and Wright State competed on the show tonight, and you’d think someone at an SEC powerhouse would fare better when asked about the sport. You’d be very, very wrong. When asked questions about former Florida and South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier and Alabama Heisman winner Derrick Henry, LSU student Kevin didn’t even try to give an answer. I. JUST. CAN’T. pic.twitter.com/Z8LBfGOQu9— Mackenzie Thirkill (@KenzieThirkill) February 3, 2016SEC fans on Twitter are ROASTING him, as you’d expect.the LSU senior on college jeopardy who couldn’t get a spurrier quote or where derrick henry went to college shouldn’t be allowed to graduate— arflora (@arflora) February 2, 2016An RA from LSU is on college Jeopardy! and failed to get “where did Derrick Henry play” and “who is the Head Ball Coach” and I’m mad.— Robby Kalland (@RKalland) February 3, 2016Kid on jeopardy enrolled at LSU and doesn’t know who Derrick Henry, 2015 Heisman trophy winning running back, played for.. Study less.— Luke Longfield (@Lukers17) February 3, 2016Ain’t NO WAY IN HELL the kid from LSU in College Jeopardy didn’t know Derek Henry went to Bama. He just didn’t want to say it— Ken Carman (@KenCarman) February 3, 2016Man the peeps on college @Jeopardy stink. Dude from LSU had no idea who Derrick Henry is. Really? What the hay?— Ben Spalding (@DangerSpalding) February 3, 2016An LSU student on Jeopardy doesn’t know who Steve Spurrier and Derrick Henry are? God this is mortifying. https://t.co/lewNR8x7su— David Helman (@HelmanDC) February 3, 2016Maybe mix in a trip to Death Valley sometime, Kevin. You’ll probably enjoy it.
The No. 16-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) will close out their non-conference schedule this Saturday, Sept. 22, when they host the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Coach Urban Meyer discussed his team’s upcoming opponent and Big Ten conference woes during the Big Ten coaches weekly teleconference Tuesday. Blazing Downfield Through two games, UAB (0-2) has been anything but prolific on offense. The Blazers rank 110th of 124 teams nationally in points scored, and failed to find the end zone last weekend against South Carolina. Nonetheless, Meyer said UAB poses concerns for his defense, particularly in the passing game. “They just throw it down the field a lot,” Meyer said. The Buckeyes have struggled defending aerial attacks so far this season, allowing an average of more than 283 passing yards per game. “We’ve seen enough big plays for a season, yet alone just three games,” Meyer said. “And this team is willing to launch it down the field. That’s an issue.” Big Problem for the Big Ten? In recent years Big Ten teams have struggled to compete nationally, consistently losing high-profile non-conference games and struggling during bowl season. The trend has continued this season. Only three teams in the conference remain undefeated, and at No. 16, Ohio State is the conference’s highest ranked team in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. Meyer said there is only one way for Big Ten teams to silence the criticism and prove that they are among the nation’s elite conferences. “There’s one answer, go win those non-conference games,” Meyer said. “It’s not because of a lack of players or lack of coaching, they just have to find a way to close the deal. And I think they will.” Meyer said he hasn’t had a chance to watch much Big Ten football yet this season, but believes that there is still plenty of talent in the conference. “It’s a long season,” Meyer said. “There are a lot of things that will happen. I think there are a lot of great football teams in the Big Ten conference and I’m sure they will start to surface here real soon.”