Posta Rangers snap up Kago, AFC’s Ingotsi

first_imgPosta have also re-signed forward Cavin Odongo from Kariobangi Sharks after the youngster failed to flourish having moved to the then Premier League newbies at the beginning of 2017.“We have concentrated mostly on forward players because that was our major weakness last season. We defended very well but our quality in the final third was lacking. These are players who will add a lot of impetus to our forward play,” Pamzo told Capital Sport.“I have watched Ingotsi at AFC and I really like his energy. He is young and promising and will be a good addition. Kago comes in with a lot of experience and he is a player with quality as well,” further added the tactician. Photo/COURTESY“I have watched Ingotsi at AFC and I really like his energy. He is young and promising and will be a good addition. Kago comes in with a lot of experience and he is a player with quality as well,” further added the tactician.Kago made his name at Posta Rangers before moving to Sofapaka and eventually to Tusker where he was among the 19 players dropped at the close of the season.Meanwhile, the club has released midfielders Joseph Kuria and Edwin Mwaura, defenders Donald and Gilbert Owiti, Hashim Mukhwana and Rwandese forward Jean Karekezi.Posta Rangers coach Sammy Pamzo Omollo. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAOmollo is confident that they can improve their performance from 2017 when they finished fourth despite spending most of the first leg top of the table.“I am pleased with our performance last season. We started very well though we lost consistency at some point. This season I am quite confident we can do better. We have a very good team and everyone is looking forward to doing well,” the KPL winner with Tusker FC in 2011 added.For their pre-season training, Posta are exploring options of a two-week high altitude training camp in either Eldoret, Kericho or Nakuru.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kago made his name at Posta Rangers before moving to Sofapaka and eventually to Tusker where he was among the 19 players dropped at the close of the season. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 3- Posta Rangers tactician Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo has acquired the services of former Tusker FC winger Danson Kago who re-joins the club on a three-year deal while AFC Leopards youngster Marcelus Ingosti has also been roped in ahead of the new season.The two are among six new players that Omollo has signed as he began his 2018 pre-season preparations. Also joining the team is defender Suleiman Ngotho from Thika United, Peter Ng’ang’a from Nakuru All Stars while Jeremiah Wanjala is also expected to join from Kakamega Homeboyz.last_img read more

UNESCO adds reggae to global cultural heritage list

first_imgPort Louis, Nov 29 (AFP) Reggae music, whose chill, lilting grooves won international fame thanks to artists like Bob Marley, on Thursday secured a coveted spot on the United Nations’ list of global cultural treasures.UNESCO, the world body’s cultural and scientific agency, added the genre that originated in Jamaica to its collection of “intangible cultural heritage” deemed worthy of protection and promotion.”This is a historic day. We are very, very happy,” enthused Jamaica’s Culture Minister Olivia Grange, speaking by phone from Mauritius where the listings were announced.”Anywhere you go and say you’re from Jamaica, they answer ‘Bob Marley,'” said Grange, adding that the distinction “underscores the importance of our culture and our music, whose theme and message is ‘one love, togetherness and peace.'”UNESCO noted that while reggae started out as “the voice of the marginalised” it was “now played and embraced by a wide cross-section of society, including various genders, ethnic and religious groups”.Its “contribution to international discourse on issues of injustice, resistance, love and humanity underscores the dynamics of the element as being at once cerebral, socio-political, sensual and spiritual,” Paris-based UNESCO added in a statement.Reggae joins a list of cultural traditions that includes the horsemanship of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, a Mongolian camel-coaxing ritual and Czech puppetry, among more than 300 other traditional practices.Jamaica applied for reggae’s inclusion this year at a meeting of the UN agency on the island of Mauritius, where 40 proposals were under consideration.They included Bahamian strawcraft, South Korean wrestling, the Irish sport of hurling and perfume making in the southern French city of Grasse.advertisementReggae emerged in the late 1960s out of Jamaica’s ska and rocksteady styles, also drawing influence from American jazz and blues.It quickly became popular in the United States as well as in Britain, where many Jamaican immigrants had moved in the post-WWII years.The style is often championed as a music of the oppressed, with lyrics addressing sociopolitical issues, imprisonment and inequality.Reggae also became associated with Rastafarianism, which deified the former Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie and promoted the sacramental use of ganja, or marijuana.The 1968 single “Do the Reggay” by Toots and the Maytals was the first popular song to use the name.Marley and his group the Wailers then soared to fame on classic hits such as “No Woman, No Cry” and “Stir It Up”.Peter Tosh, a core member of the Wailers, established a successful solo career with hits including “Legalize It”, while Desmond Dekker also enjoyed international success with the song “Israelites”.Toots and the Maytals rose to prominence with “Pressure Drop” and Jimmy Cliff became an international sensation with “The Harder They Come,” also the title of a 1972 movie he starred in.The reggae sound, with its heavy bass lines and drums, has influenced countless artists and inspired many genres including reggaeton, dub and dancehall.The steady beats and smooth grooves have also proven key to hip-hop: Sister Nancy’s anthem “Bam Bam,” for example, has been heavily sampled by superstars like Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Chris Brown and Jay-Z.The award will help “normalize reggae” which has always been a little marginalised on the world stage because of its “whiff of cannabis and libertarian revolt,” according to Jerome Levasseur, the director of the Bagnols Reggae festival in southern France.While largely symbolic, inclusion on the UNESCO cultural heritage list can serve to raise the profile of the country and the practice. (AFP) SCYSCYlast_img read more

Child whose parents were jailed for alleged abuse needs home

Child whose parents were jailed for alleged abuse needs home

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:new home, North caicos, social services New Government contracts mean new clinic for Kew in North Caicos PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tribute Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Oct 2015 – Social Services is busy looking for a new family for the three year old boy who was taken into their care following the arrest of his parents. The husband and wife were arrested on Friday in connection to the death of their five year old son, Joas St Louis on September 30. Reports are the boy was living with an uncle for the past few days, but that is not a long term solution. Magnetic Media is also told there are two North Caicos families which have expressed an interest in taking in the younger son.Time is of the essence as background checks are conducted on the potential adoptive families; Social Services will have to send the child back to Haiti if no suitable home can be found for him here in TCI. Social Services may also be considering strengthening policies when it comes to school officials and how they deal with suspected cases of child abuse. Agriculture Police consultation meeting announcedlast_img read more

Mamatas development work to be poll plank of Dulal Das for Maheshtala

Mamatas development work to be poll plank of Dulal Das for Maheshtala

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress candidate Dulal Das is banking on the all-round development work of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, as he hopes to win the Maheshtala by-election scheduled to be held on Monday.The Maheshtala Assembly seat in South 24-Parganas district fell vacant after the death of its two-time representative Kasturi Das of Trinamool in February this year. Das has been pitched against a Congress-Left Alliance and BJP that has emerged as a distant second in the recently concluded Panchayat elections. The CPI(M)-Congress alliance had fielded Pravash Chowdhury while BJP’s candidate is Sujit Ghosh. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”The Panchayat election results have shown clearly that people of the state are with the development of Mamata Banerjee. Maheshtala is also not an exception. In the last few years, a development wave has swept here. I have been campaigning, highlighting the development work that has taken place and will follow in the next few years,” Das said.According to Das, who is the sitting chairman of Maheshtala Municipality, 80 percent of the sprucing up of the roads has already been completed, along with complete overhaul of the water distribution system. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim has assured me to construct an intake jetty at Pujali for treatment of water, so that water from Pujali can also be used in Maheshtala,” Das maintained.Major real estate development like Eden City and Bata Riverside has changed the topography of the area. “The 19 km flyover from Jinjira Baazar to Bata will make the connectivity much better,” he added.The seat had been a CPI(M) bastion till 2011, when it lost to Trinamool Congress, which grabbed power in the state. Dulal’s wife late Kasturi Das defeated CPI(M)’s candidate by more than 26,000 votes. In 2016, she returned to defeat the party again by 12,452 votes. In contrast, the BJP received 3,689 votes in 2011 and 14,909 votes in 2016. The bypoll has been scheduled for May 28 and counting will be on May 31.The Maheshtala Assembly constituency has 35 wards of Maheshtala municipality. However, wards from 1 to 7, 9 and 10 have gone out of the municipality area because of delimitation.It may be mentioned that the 26 wards, starting from the border of Metiabruz-Garden Reach up to Shyampur, have a sharp divide not only population-wise, but also in terms of social status and economic sustainability. The area from Shyampur to Batanagar has a dominance of Hindu population, which thrives on service and business, while the 45 percent Muslim population living on the both sides of the railway track from Brace-Bridge to Akra, Memanpur and Dakghar is mainly dependent on the garment industry.last_img read more

The legend of Krishna

The legend of Krishna

first_imgNo other epic in the Hindu mythology continues to capture public imagination as much as the Mahabharata, and especially the role of Lord Krishna, as both the creator and the destroyer of the universe. Focusing on some of the lesser known aspects of Krishna’s life, both as a child and during the great war of Mahabharata, Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra (SBKK) is presenting its annual dance-drama ‘Krishna’ on the occasion of Janmashtami at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi from August 11 till 15 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are priced between Rs 300 to Rs 2500 and are available at the SBKK. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfShobha Deepak Singh, Director of the ballet and Vice Chairperson, SBKK, said, “The first Krishna ballet was presented in 1977 to a full house and we have seen the same interest in Krishna’s life year after year. This is the 41st edition of the ballet and the passionate zeal to present Krishna every year arises out of the paradox of his dual personality. His leela consisting of his dallying with the gopis, butter stealing his romance with Radha – all have risen from the Bhakti movement. In today’s times, where wars are still fought over land, property and materialism all the time, it is Krishna’s message that continues to evoke righteousness in all of us.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFour decades ago, the ballet commenced mainly with Raasleela, devoting much time to Krishna’s childhood and youth. Since then, the ballet has travelled to a thoroughly researched and artistically gratifying experience for the viewer. Each year, with a view to broaden the spectrum of the production, larger time is devoted to the lesser known aspects of Krishna’s life. For instance, in this production, a new dimension has been added to the status of women.last_img read more