SportPesa set to expand operations in Uganda

first_imgKiyingi has extended an invitation to SportPesa to go to Uganda on July 26 for talks on how to set up their business in Kampala.Kiyingi went to Dar es Salaam,Tanzania to watch Kenyan Premier League side Gor Mahia take on English Premier League club Everton FC in an international friendly match organised by Sportpesa.She also went to personally extend an invitation to Sportpesa to set up camp in Kampala like they have done in Nairobi and Dar Es Saalam.“We are here to start up the dialogue between Sportpesa and Uganda football to ensure that we participate in the East African League (The Sportpesa Super Cup) and also to ensure that SportPesa comes to Uganda to invest in the Uganda league,” Kiyingi, who is the chairperson of the Ugandan Premier League giants Express FC said.Uganda Minister for Youth and Children Affair, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi.PHOTO/courtesyJust like in Kenya, the Uganda parliament recently passed a bill of 35% tax on the profit that is awaiting consent by President Yoeri Kaguta Museveni.Kiyingi outlined that the law if implemented is not to raise money for the Uganda government, but to demotivate people from going into irresponsible gambling and will not affect all players in the industry.“So we are reversing the trend as the ministry responsible for young people. I have made it a point to look for people to invest in sports, give the youth employment. We can achieve and reduce the interest in tax (for those investing in sports) so as to promote sports in general.”“To me I take SportPesa to be an investor and not really a business person. So we want them to come down to Uganda and together we look at the regulation further,”she added.Uganda Minister for Youth and Children Affair, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi is the chairperson of Uganda Premier League side Express FC.PHOTO/courtesyThis looks like a blow to the gaming industry in Uganda as well because of the 35% tax on the profits of the gaming companies. But in the case of SportPesa and anyone investing in Uganda sports, there is an exemption.“We are going to look at SportPesa in isolation because it is coming with a heavy weight of promoting football; investing in academies, investing in young people, giving them employment. It is beyond betting, it is beyond gaming. So we are looking at the other side of investment and then we shall make sure that we sit down and dialogue,” Kiyingi revealed.Kiyingi says if Sportpesa was to put the same amount of investment in football like in Kenya and Tanzania, then Uganda football will grow in leaps and bounds because what Uganda lacks now is adequate sponsors in sports.“The talent is there, the morale is there, the demand is overwhelming but what is missing is the capital injection in football in general and branding.”If Sportpesa land in Uganda it will take nine months before they start operations as per the regulations. All that might change as a delegation from SportPesa head to Uganda for discussions with the Uganda government and if successful, they will meet with President Yoweri Museveni to fast track the process.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000SportPesa Chief Executive Officer Ronald Karauri during a past event. PHOTO/FileNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 19 – Kenya’s leading sports betting firm SportPesa is set to expand its operations to Uganda, just two months after opening office in Tanzania if talks between the Uganda government and the company are concluded successfully.Uganda Minister for Youth and Children Affairs, Florence Kiyingi is leading a Ugandan government delegation that arrived in Kenya on Wednesday evening.last_img read more

OUT-OF-DATE CHOCOLATE EGGS LEAVES DONEGAL PUBLIC SICK TO THE STOMACH

first_imgA number of people have received treatment after eating what is believed to have been an out-of-date batch of Easter eggs made from goat’s milk.The confectionary is understood to have been sold door-to-door around a number of towns across Donegal including Letterkenny, Buncrana, Dungloe and Ballyshannon.The eggs, called Fool’s Temptation, are understood to have originated from a factory in Belfast. The chocolate eggs were sold at a knockdown price and are understood to have been distributed by a company called R Abbott and Sons.A number of people have been treated for various illnesses since eating the eggs including the runs and having to hop off to the toilet every five minutes.One health official told Donegal Daily that he cannot believe so many people were fooled into buying the cheap eggs and didn’t suspect anything untoward.“We’re determined to get to the bottom of this. Whoever sold these eggs have some cheek,” he said. He pleaded with people to check the date on all such items if they are offered such goods again.Some of the suspect eggs are believed to have contained a display-by date of April 1st, 2007. OUT-OF-DATE CHOCOLATE EGGS LEAVES DONEGAL PUBLIC SICK TO THE STOMACH was last modified: April 1st, 2013 by StephenShare 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) Tags:April 1stchocolateEaster eggssicktreatmentlast_img read more

Man hurt during arrest for alleged slurs at BC vigil for New

first_imgSURREY, B.C. — An investigation is underway after a man in Surrey, B.C., was injured while being arrested for allegedly yelling racial slurs at a prayer vigil for the victims of the New Zealand mosque attacks.Surrey RCMP say it happened Sunday afternoon at the pre-planned event in the city’s civic plaza.They say the man was acting suspiciously at the time.The Independent Investigations Office confirms it has been notified and its investigators are now gathering evidence and seeking witnesses.The office, which investigates all cases of police-involved injury or death in British Columbia, says the injury occurred as the man was being taken into custody for breach of the peace.A statement from the office says that during the arrest the man went to the ground and was taken to hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Surrey RCMP say in a post on their website that the office will “determine whether police actions or inactions are linked to the man’s injuries.”The detachment says it will not make any further comment while the investigation is underway.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Yannick Bisson Named ACTRA Torontos 2017 Award of Excellence Recipient

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “Yannick Bisson is a true Canadian star,” says ACTRA Toronto President David Sparrow. “His exceptional work at the helm of Murdoch Mysteries attracts millions of viewers across Canada and around the world. Yannick’s popularity proves the wisdom of hiring Canadians to tell Canadian stories. We value his leadership as the federal government considers how best to support Canadian Content in a Digital World.”“None of this is possible without a strong network of colleagues, fans, friends and family,” says Mr. Bisson. “I am so thankful for the team that has come together to create each episode of Murdoch Mysteries for close to 10 years, and for viewers from across the globe who continue to tune in; and for my friends and family, who always inspire me and steadfastly encourage my many endeavors. I am filled with so much gratitude and further committed to giving back to my industry – an industry that has given me so much – in a significant way.”The ACTRA Awards in Toronto celebrate outstanding performances on screen. Three juried awards for outstanding male, female and voice performance are presented in addition to the Award of Excellence and the ACTRA Toronto Stunt Award. The gala takes place on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at The Carlu.ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing more than 15,000 of Canada’s 22,000 professional performers working in recorded media. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers. Yannick Bisson, star of the hit show Murdoch Mysteries, will be presented with ACTRA Toronto’s 2017 Award of Excellence at a gala show and party on February 25, 2017 at the Carlu. ACTRA Toronto is thrilled to celebrate a great Canadian star from a Canadian production success story as we join in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday.Mr. Bisson has amassed over 60 performing credits since 1984. He is best known as Detective William Murdoch in Shaftesbury’s period drama Murdoch Mysteries, for which he won the Canadian Screen Awards’ 2016 Fan Choice Award. He regularly draws 1.4 million viewers to the show in Canada on CBC. Now in its 10th season, Murdoch was named Playback’s 2015 TV Show of the Year and is sold into 110 countries worldwide. Mr. Bisson also won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Host in a Pre-School, Children’s or Youth Program or Series for The Adventures of Napkin Man.Mr. Bisson has been a champion of Canadian performers and a vocal opponent of the recent CRTC decision to facilitate the hiring of non-Canadian performers in lead roles in productions funded by Certified Independent Production Funds. Through interviews and social media, he continues to encourage his fellow performers and all Canadians to press the federal government to review the CRTC decision. Other causes and charities he champions include: Artists for Peace and Justice, which supports education and healthcare programs in Haiti; Camp Ooch, a camp for kids fighting cancer; Childhood Cancer Canada; and Sheena’s Place, a support centre for people affected by eating disorders. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more