Uganda Kizza Besigye’s son has won president of the Oxford…

first_imgAnslem Besigye, a student at Oxford University, won his bid to become president of the Oxford Union, one of the most prestigious debating societies in the world.Oxford Union is one of the most prestigious debating societies in the world.His mother, who is the Executive Director of charity Oxfam International, tweeted about his victory: He followed his  father’s footsteps by running to become president of one of the most prestigious university debating societies in the world, the Oxford Union.To aid his campaign, Anslem Besigye has released an election video, which has already been viewed more than 50,000 times on Facebook.“I plan to hold public exhibitions on hot burning issues and current events. This is a great way to drum up attention for the team and to practice for exhibition rounds,” he pledges in the video.His father Dr. Kizza Besigye has been under house arrest since the country went to the polls on February 16, accused of plotting to incite Ugandans to hold mass protests over the election results.Long serving leader Yoweri Museveni was declared winner of the presidential election which was highly disputed by the opposition.Another opposition leader Amama Mbabazi went to court to contest Museveni’s re-election but the East African country’s highest court ruled that the poll result was fair.last_img read more


Olympian YAC’s Sean McGinley competes in U18 World Mountain Running

first_imgOlympian YAC’s Sean Mc Ginley represented Ulster and N. Ireland at the Under-18 World Mountain Running International Cup, held under the historic Roman Arch of Susa in Italy. Sean ran, as always, with great heart and determination and came a super 24th overall.Sean was the first Irishman home; a massive achievement in his first performance at this level. This is a extraordinary achievement for this,hard working young athlete; a just reward for all his endeavours and dedication to training over the past few years.This was his first time competing on a World stage. The Donegal athlete has another year in this event and age category, so there’s surely more to come in the future. O’Donnell’s become Master’s of the Track and FieldMeanwhile, Olympian YAC’s O’Donnell trio of coaches Michelle, Martin and Karen recently competed at the All Ireland Masters Track and Field Championships, Tullamore, Co Offaly and took the competition by storm as they amassed a very impressive 7 Championship medals between them. First up in the field was Michelle in the W35 Javelin. Whilst the warmup throws were taking place sister Karen took to the track in the first track event of the day W35 100m.Having won her heat in a seasons best of 13.65secs, she had to wait for the second heat to see if the gold was up for grabs. However, neighbouring athlete from Letterkenny, Kathryn Mc Devitt won the second heat in 13:35secs to take well deserved gold and Karen was rewarded with the silver medal for her efforts.Karen went straight to join sister Michelle at the javelin who had an opening throw in the first round of 25.45m setting herself up for the gold medal position. In the third round Karen threw 23.42m putting herself in the silver medal position.After a total of four rounds Michelle held on to the lead and took the title of All Ireland Champion with sister Karen taking another silver medal.Older brother Martin, in his new age category M45, stepped out on the track to line up for the 100m. Clocking a swift 12.31sec he picked up the silver medal.Later that day he also contested the 200m event and clocked a seasons best of 25.57secs to claim another brilliant silver medal. Overall it was a great day at the office which no doubt was great preparation for the upcoming Masters European Championships in Venice for Martin at beginning of September.Next up saw Karen in her second sprint event the 200m. She also clocked a seasons best of 28.24sec for yet another silver medal. Karen later in the day saved her best to last when she contested the 400m.She led from gun to tape and could not be caught as she came away as with the gold medal and mantle of All Ireland Champion.Olympian YAC’s Sean McGinley competes in U18 World Mountain Running was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


What an MLB source said about the Dbacks trade h

first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation And no running back in the Cardinals corral holds upbetter in blitz pickup.This is where Sherman’s role might really expand,heralding a new trend inthe critical confines of third-down in the NFL. TheCardinals are usingAnthony Sherman as a third down back. What? Shotgun? Four-wides? Third & obvious?Yes.Traditionally, third down backs looked more like LaRodStephens-Howling than Anthony Sherman. Third down backshave been more of a receiver coming out of the backfieldthan a runner — and certainly didn’t look like Sherman!But because of complex blitz packages and fire zones, theNFL may be looking to super-size the position. Teams mayneed a third down back that can hold up in protection,while doing all the things a traditional third down backhas done in the past. LaRod Stephens-Howling — the Hyphen — will still get themajority of reps on third & obvious, but Anthony Shermanand the Arizona Cardinals may have another option onthird-down: Tank Personnel. In addition, a fullback must have command ofprotection schemes, be able to adjust in an instant towhat the OL is doing while keeping his eyes open at alltimes.Like receivers, Sherman needs to understand routecombinations and where hebelongs in those combinations, when he might be the hot-receiver and how hisroute impacts a given play. And it’s not justunderstanding these componentsand knowing what to do and making theadjustments in a split-second, it’s also about beingcapable of successfully executing your assignment as acrash-test-dummy. Anthony Sherman does all of these things very well. Sowell the Cardinals might be expanding his role in 2012. The Cardinals may use more two-back personnel groups, likeRegular (2-Backs, 2-WRs, 1-TE), to move the ball thisseason. Regular used to be the base personnel group of theNFL. That is no longer the case, but it might be making acomeback and Anthony Sherman is in the middle of thatmaelstrom. The Cardinals ran the ball better out ofregular than any other grouping and used the talents ofSherman well. Sherman is an excellent lead-blocker,catches the ball out of the backfield and can run the ballwell enough to convert short-yardage and goal-lineopportunities. 0 Comments   Share   There’s something very cool about having a fullback on afootball team. The Cardinals have Anthony Sherman; he’s arolling boulder with ears…and a brain. In the truest sense of the word, “fullback,” guys likeSherman have got know so much and then be capable ofexecuting that knowledge. Other than the QB, nobody on theoffense needs to understand more about said offense as thefullback. Like an offensive-lineman, Sherman needs tounderstand defensive fronts and how those defensive frontschange his run-blocking assignments and be able to adjuston the fly. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img read more