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Rejuvenated Tooro dare wounded Vipers

first_imgVipers have won only two of their last 6 competitive games (Photo by Vipers Media)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueTooro United vs Vipers SCBuhinga Stadium, Fort portalTuesday, 12-02-2019 @4:30pmFORT  PORTAL – Inform Tooro United will take on defending Champions Vipers at the Buhinga Grounds in Fort portal on Tuesday afternoon.Wasswa Bbosa’s side have enjoyed the last couple of months as they have not tasted defeat in any of their last 9 games in all competitions.Much of that is attributed to the fact that they are virtually unbeatable at home, taking an impressive 16 points from a possible last 18.Despite drawing 1-1 in their last game at Buhinga against Paidha Black Angles, Bbosa’s side will be confident they can cause more mayhem when Vipers visit on Tuesday.In the last month, Tooro eliminated KCCA FC from the Uganda Cup at Buhinga and also overcame Express 1-0 at the same venue, in the League. With two other giants falling there, the Venoms have every reason to worry for the worst.“They’re (Tooro United) strong at home, said Vipers coach Nam Ouma ahead of the game.“They fight and have good players but we are not going to fear them, there’s no doubt the boys must show character and pick positive results.Vipers are not in the best of form at the moment. They lost their first game of the League season last weekend, going down 3-1 at home to SC Villa.The loss to Villa meant that the Venoms have now won only two of their last 6 games in all competitions (D2 L2), form that is clearly not welcome at Kitende as per the standards set.Going into the game on Tuesday, Rahmat Ssenfuka will have a chance to start again and play the holding role in the absence of the suspended Tadeo Lwanga. Lwanga picked his sixth yellow card of the season during the defeat to Villa. And Ssenfuka is likely to play alongside either Tom Masiko or Ibrahim Tembo. Geofrey Wasswa suffered an injury during last Friday’s training hence is unavailable but could return in time to play Kiboga Young in the Uganda Cup game or the next league encounter against Bright Stars FC at St Mary’s Stadium. Yayo Lutimba was dropped following a poor display meaning U19 youngster captain Aziz Kayondo may make his Vipers debut if started at left back. Ibrahim Kiyemba completed his suspension and returns after missing the ties against Nyamityobora FC and SC Villa. Derrick Ochan may start in goal ahead of Fabien Mutombora. The former’s last game was the 3-1 win away in Njeru over Bul FC. Defender Asiku Bashir and forward Tito Okello were not named in the match day squad.Match Facts:This will be the 11th meeting between the two sides ever since Tooro were promoted to the top tier in 2013.In the Previous 10, Tooro have never defeated Vipers with the Venoms winning 8 of those games and drawing only two.In the first game this season, both sides draw 0-0 at the St. Mary’s stadium in Kitende.-The reverse fixture last season saw Vipers defeat Tooro 1-0 at Kavumba.Tooro ar currently on a 7 game unbeaten run in the League (W4 D3). Their last defeat came at the hands of Mbarara City (1-0) back on 11th December.At home, they have not lost any of their last 8 League fixtures (W5 D3). Their last league home loss came against Kirinya JSS (2-1), back when they were still hosting games in Kavumba.For Vipers, they have lost only one of their last 35 League games (W24 D10). That loss came against Villa in the last game.Away from home, the Venoms have not lost any of their last 16 League encounters (W9 D7).Other Matches on Tuesday:-Onduparaka Vs URA – Green Light Stadium, Arua-Bright Stars Vs Mbarara City – Champions Stadium, Mwererwe-SC Villa Vs Paidha Black Angels – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole-Kirinya-Jinja S.S Vs Police – Mighty Arena, Jinja-Maroons vs Ndejje University – Luzira Prisons Grounds, LuziraComments Tags: Nam OumaTooro unitedtopvipers scwasswa bbosalast_img read more

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Hinduja Brothers Named Richest Asians in UK for 5th Consecutive Year

first_imgThe Hindujas have been named as the richest British Asians for the fifth time in a row. The family has an estimated net worth of £22 billion, according to the annual Asian Rich List published by UK-based Asian Media Group (AMG).They have been named the richest Asians in the United Kingdom since 2014. Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi N Mittal is the second richest, with a £14 billion fortune, an increase from last year’s £12.6 billion.The Hinduja Group is headquartered in London and is headed by brothers Srichand P Hinduja, Gopichand P Hinduja, Prakash P Hinduja and Ashok P Hinduja. They added £3 billion to their total net worth from 2017.“The Hindujas’ trading empire is spread over five continents and run by four brothers and their children, a testament to their incredibly strong family values. The group has what GP Hinduja likes to call 10 ‘verticals’, spanning a variety of sectors and allowing true diversification,” the Rich List said.The third richest Asian on the list is India-born Sri Prakash Lohia, the founder and chairman of Indorama Corporation, with an estimated net worth of £5.1 billion.“The list shows the remarkable strength and diversity of Asian businesses in the UK. Despite the challenges of the general economy, many business leaders in the community have seen opportunity and potential and moved quickly to capitalise. It is an inspiring picture and one that should energise entrepreneurs everywhere,” Shailesh Solanki, AMG executive, said, according to the PTI.The top 10 richest UK Asians have a combined net worth of £54.25 billion.Pakistan-born founder of Bestway conglomerate Anwar Pervez, with £2.35 billion, is the fourth richest Asian, followed by two other Indian-origin billionaires at joint fifth — Simon, Bobby & Robin Arora, and metals tycoon Anil Agarwal, with a net worth of £2.3 billion each.With the entry of Rajesh Ram Satiija of Sun & Sand Group, Zuber and Mohsin Issa of Euro Garages, and Tony, Raj & Harpal Matharu of Global Grange Ltd, the total number of South Asian-origin billionaires in the country is 12.“Satiija worked for an export business before starting out on his own, setting up an auto-parts business in Nigeria. He has a home in Mayfair and is now looking at a public flotation for his fast expanding group, where revenues have tripled over the last few years,” said  the Rich List.The award has been honoring British Asians for 21 years now. Related ItemsBritish Indianhinduja brothersLakshmi Mittallast_img read more

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Substance abuse lack of treatment a top MatSu health concern

first_imgThe rise in drug use in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is prompting community action against addiction, and local health officials say that counteracting the spread of drug use is everybody’s business.Download AudioImage by Eric Molina via Wikimedia CommonsMat-Su Health Foundation sponsored a community discussion Monday evening, centered on the problems of drug and alcohol addiction.A panel of medical, law enforcement and behavioral health experts gathered to answer questions from a live audience on how communities can address the growing rate of addiction.The personal devastation of heroin use was illustrated poignantly through voices on a video prepared by the Health Foundation:“Substance abuse has affected my life since I was a child”, one woman said. “It caused me to get a 20-year prison sentence.”Other voices chimed in “… not knowing where my son is, whether he is alive or dead” … “well my brother is also an addict, his children’s mother is an addict, so we are raising our nieces and nephews as well”…. “I have no words, I can’t explain the feeling, the hopelessness” …” I can remember a friend telling me the first time I tried oxycodone, ‘don’t do it, because you will never go back to anything else.’ When the pills ran out, I turned to heroin…” Heroin in the Mat-Su-HD from matsuhealthfoundation on Vimeo.According to a Health Foundation survey, Mat-Su heroin use is about twice the national average — 0.4 percent of residents use heroin. Alaska State Trooper Joe Minor, who works graveyard shift along with a K-9 partner, says 70 percent of his law enforcement activity is linked to drug abuse.“Any night of the week, right now, within seven to ten traffic stops, I can find heroin.”Although heroin is cheaper than oxycodone, Minor says current street prices for a tenth of an ounce of the drug actually make heroin more expensive than gold.“I’ve never found a burglary that wasn’t linked to drugs, I’ve never found a robbery that wasn’t linked to addiction of some sort.”Dr. Jay Butler, the state’s chief medical officer, told the audience that inappropriate use of opiate pain killers, and use of heroin, has doubled in the past decade nationally, and that Alaska is not immune to the epidemic. And, Butler says, opiate addiction is viewed now as a public health problem, where as earlier it was labeled a behavioral health problem.Dr. Melissa Kemberling, director of programs at the Health Foundation,  and a trained epidemiologist, says the role of alcohol abuse should not be overlooked in heroin addiction.“Alcohol is the drug that wreaks the most havoc in our community. And we don’t have adequate treatment for alcohol abuse and treatment, as well as the other drugs.”“Of the 14 overdose deaths that have occurred from 2008 to 2015 in Mat-Su, about half of them had alcohol involved.” Kemberling says.She says about 6,200 adults in Mat Su are either in drug abuse treatment, or should be. And more than 700 youth are at risk for becoming addicted to drugs.But are there enough treatment facilities in the Mat-Su? Kemberling says no.“We have no detox in the Valley. We have 14 beds in Anchorage, and that is not adequate for the whole Southcentral population.”Those beds are at the Ernie Turner Center, which is operated by Cook Inlet Tribal Council.  Rebecca Ling with CITC says it costs about $500 a day for one detox bed, and funding cuts have reduced the availability of those beds.Alcohol detox is a life-threatening process, and must be medically monitored, but heroin detox is not life threatening. Kemberling says many heroin addicts can be treated as outpatients, but as it is, the response to Mat-Su drug users in crisis is provided by non-profits, which receive state grant funding.“The services exist or not, depending on whether or not they get funded, not on the needs of our residents.”Bradley Grigg, a treatment and recovery manager with the state’s division of behavioral health, says that state grants fund opioid treatment services and detox beds. He says of the $65 million in statewide treatment and recovery grants spent this year, $28 million went to substance abuse services.  And he says his department’s budget has diminished by $9 million since 2008.Access to residential treatment for recovering addicts is limited in Mat Su as well. One facility, Nugen’s Ranch, has 26 beds for recovering addicts, but none for those needing to detoxify before entering treatment.Kemberling says the various threads of response to addiction don’t always weave together. She says the Health Foundation can work as a coordinator of the complex network of crisis response, medical treatment and behavioral therapy necessary to help an addict recover.The Health Foundation has published two reports assessing Borough health needs pointing to substance abuse as the number one target. Kemblering says a third report will address prevention.“Nobody focused upstream on prevention, and that is where we think we can come in as well, to make sure they don’t develop these addictions. A lot of our work is to try to address child maltreatment, which can lead to substance abuse later in life.”Addiction is how many people deal with pain, and the childhood trauma that causes it. She says, “We have to start dealing with the pain.”last_img read more

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