CAF Confederations Cup: Proline out to make home advantage count

first_imgProline drew 1-1 away from home in the first leg. (PHOTO/File)CAF Confederations Cup Proline FC vs AS KigaliStarTimes Stadium, LugogoSaturday, 28-09-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – Proline FC will be hoping to continue their decent run on the continent when they take on AS Kigali in the second leg of their first round clash in the CAF Confederations Cup 2019/20.After drawing 1-1 away from home in the first leg, Proline are slight favourites to make it to next phase of qualification.They have so far enjoyed a good debut season on the continent.They eliminated Masters Security in the preliminary round 3-0 on aggregate and after the draw in Rwanda, confidence must be sky high in the camp.After KCCA FC failing to capitalize on home advantage and suffering elimination from the Champions League, Proline must be cautious and avoid suffering similar fate.What they are saying ahead of the gameMatia Lule, Proline FC head coach“We got a good result and an away goal in the first leg but we should not get carried away as everything can change in an instant.“Our task is to ensure we see out the advantage and progress to the next round.“However we expect a tough match but i am confident my team will get the job done in the end.”Mustapha Mujuzi, Proline defender.“We the players are ready for the challenge ahead.“We know it is going to be tough but we are in good condition to overcome the opposition and progress to the next round.“We pray that God is on our side and we achieve the desired target.Proline have been boosted by the return of Hippos duo of Bright Anukani and Ivan Bogeere. The two have been with the U20 that is currently taking part in the 2019 CECAFA U20 championships in Njeru and Gulu.Anukani and Bogeere have so far scored Proline’s four goals in the competition with the former netting in the 1-1 draw against Kigali while the latter bagged a hat trick in the 3-0 win over Masters Security in the previous round.Proline projected Starting XIHassan Matovu (gk), Sakka Mpima, Mustafa Mujuzi, Bernard Muwanga, Yussuf Mukisa, Sam Kintu, Ibrahim Wamanah, Begesa James, Hakim Kiwanuka, Bright Anukani, Ivan Bogere.Comments Tags: AS KigaliBright AnukaniCAF Confederations CupIvan Bogeerematia luleMustafa Mujuziproline fctoplast_img read more

Fujitsu Siemens in BEE ‘first’

first_img20 June 2008Fujitsu Siemens Computers has sold a stake of 25% plus one share in its South African operations to black economic empowerment group the Thuthukani Investment Consortium, for an undisclosed sum.The consortium consists of Thuthukani Information Technology (IT) Services, Amava Holdings and an additional broad-based black economic empowerment trust.In a statement this week, Fujitsu Siemens states that the transaction is unique in nature, as it is the first multinational computer maker to have sold equity in its local operation to an empowerment group – with the consortium being set up as a special purpose vehicle to facilitate the deal.Other multinationals have opted for an alternative route, allowed for under South Africa’s empowerment legislation.According to a Business Day article on the deal this week, “equity equivalents” are an instrument whereby multinationals can calculate the value of 25% of their local operations and invest that sum into schemes such as training and social responsibility initiatives.Fujitsu Siemens Computers South Africa MD Idris Suleman said that the empowerment transaction began when his predecessor convinced the board of directors of the need to engage with an empowerment grouping, about two-and-a-half years ago.Meaningful contribution“The board gave its approval, but tasked us with finding the right partner, one who would grow with us,” said Suleman. “In addition, the board required that we do not engage in any form of ‘window-dressing’, but that we conclude a deal that will be meaningful for the company and the broader socio-political environment of the country.”Fujitsu Siemens Computers South Africa appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance as their lead adviser, ensuring a strict adherence to governance principles and to give a level of comfort and independence to the board of the holding company.Fujitsu Siemens president and CEO Bernd Bischoff pointed out that the South African and African markets were extremely important to the company’s overall business strategy, and it therefore had a responsibility to have a positive influence on every aspect of the business environments in which it operates.“Through engaging in a transaction of this nature, I believe that we are making a positive contribution to South African society, particularly as this ensures that the fruits of our endeavours will be shared across a broader base of the economic spectrum,” he said.Seeking entrepreneursAfter meeting with and reviewing several potential suitors, and conducting thorough due diligence exercises on all prospects, PricewaterhouseCoopers introduced the Thuthukani Investment Consortium, with the belief that they offered the best prospects in terms of cultural and value alignment.According to Fujitsu Siemens, the company felt that the strong-entrepreneurial nature of the members of the consortium and the direct involvement of the principals in the companies, matched its own style and approach to business.“We were presented with a unique opportunity to invest,” said Thuthukani IT Services MD Fannie Mahlangu, who has since been appointed to the board of directors of Fujitsu Siemens Computers South Africa.“What we found appealing about Fujitsu Siemens Computers, was that the company has tremendous potential for growth and is complementary to our business. Additionally, there was a strong cultural and philosophical match between us,” he said.Amava Holdings CEO Puven Ramasamy pointed out that Fujitsu Siemens Computers, with its portfolio of hardware and services would complement several of the company’s previous investments.“With this transaction, we continue to emphasis our focus on the IT sector,” he said.Not the usual suspectsSuleman pointed out that Fujitsu Siemens Computers South Africa was adamant in not wishing to take on “the usual suspects” in its empowerment transaction, stating that it was critical for the company to find a partner whose values were in alignment with their own, and had a hunger to take the business to new heights.“In the Thuthukani Investment Consortium, we have found a group of emerging entrepreneurs who epitomise all that is good about empowerment,” he said. “Having had the opportunity to learn more about both Thuthukani and Amava, I am confident that we have made an excellent choice and that we will complement one another’s business and grow together into the future.”SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Seized rhino horn returned to South Africa

first_img Jooste said the success of the investigation was encouraging, and that it was evident that the Chinese government was willing to co-operate in combating wildlife crime. “It’s a positive step forward, we see the engagement of other countries seeing it as important as we do.” He said the return of these items meant they could now be forensically analysed, which could lead to the arrest of the poachers as well as the couriers of the illegal shipment. Department of Environmental Affairs deputy director-general Fundisile Mketeni said that in addition to an existing agreement on legal assistance between South Africa and China, the government was now negotiating a broader agreement which included co-operation on biodiversity matters. This agreement was an improvement “because we are not [only] going to look at rhinos but all environmental crimes, issues of awareness, technology transfer, compliance, aligning our laws, harmonised policies. It gives us space to work better with Hong Kong.” Mketeni said the investigation and subsequent return of the horns demonstrated that the government took poaching and the illegal trade in horns seriously, “otherwise, we could easily lose all our rhinos and we would have lost our heritage.” Source: 28 November 2013 A consignment of 33 rhino horns that was seized by customs officials in Hong Kong in November 2011 has been returned to South Africa. The horns together weigh 79.9 kilograms and are worth an estimated R23.8-million on the black market. The horns, along with a large number of elephant ivory products, arrived at OR Tambo Airport International Airport on Wednesday. Colonel Johan Jooste, of the Hawks special investigation unit of the SA Police Service, told a press briefing at the airport that a container allegedly containing waste, parings and scrap plastic had been cleared at an SA Revenue Service office in Johannesburg in October 2011, transported to Cape Town and shipped to Hong Kong. “On 15 November 2011, Hong Kong customs officials seized a container of 33 rhinoceros horns along with 758 ivory chopsticks and 127 ivory bracelets,” he said. An investigation was then launched by the Hawks’ endangered species unit and a docket presented to the National Prosecuting Authority, after which South Africa applied to China for the return of the horns. Both countries are party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).last_img read more

Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury

first_imgDefinitionA posterior cruciate ligament injury is a partial or complete tearing or stretching of any part of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), which is located inside the knee joint.Alternative NamesCruciate ligament injury – posterior; PCL injury; Knee injury – posterior cruciate ligament (PCL); Hyperextended kneeConsiderationsYour doctor will perform a physical examination to check for signs of PCL injury. This includes moving the knee joint in various ways.Your doctor may also check if there is fluid in the knee joint. This test may show bleeding into the joint.These tests may be ordered:Knee MRIKnee joint x-rayCausesThe posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is the strongest ligament in the knee. It extends from the top-rear surface of the tibia (bone between the knee and ankle) to the bottom-front surface of the femur (bone that extends from the pelvis to the knee).The ligament prevents the knee joint from posterior instability. This means it prevents the tibia from moving too much and going behind the femur.The PCL is usually injured by overextending the knee (hyperextension). This can happen if you land awkwardly after jumping. The PCL can also become injured from a direct blow to the flexed knee, such as smashing your knee in a car accident (called “dashboard injury”) or falling hard on a bent knee.Most PCL injuries occur with other ligament injuries and severe knee trauma. Often the knee is dislocatedand thenerves and blood vessels are injured. If you suspect PCL injury, it is important to be seen by a doctor right away.advertisementSymptomsKnee swelling and tenderness in the space behind the knee (popliteal fossa)Knee joint instabilityKnee joint painFirst AidAt first, a PCL injury is treated by:Checking the pulse and circulation in the areaSplintingApplying ice to the areaElevating the joint (above the level of the heart)Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for painLimit physical activity until the swelling is down, motion is normal, and the pain is gone. Physical therapy can help you regain joint and leg strength. If the injury happens suddenly (acute) or you have a high activity level, you may need surgery. This may be either knee arthroscopy or open surgical reconstruction.Age has an effect on treatment. Younger patients are more likely to have problems without surgery, because chronic instability may lead to arthritis symptoms many years later. Many people do well without surgery. Injuries in which the bone is pulled off with the ligament, or multiple ligaments are injured need to be repaired with surgery.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if:You have symptoms of PCL injuryYou are being treated for PCL injury and instability in your knee worsensPain or swelling return after they went awayYour injury does not appear to be getting better with timeYou re-injure your kneeYou have loss of sensation and decreased circulation in your footPCL injuriesoften occurwith other ligament injuries or severe knee trauma. You should be checked early for these other conditions.PreventionUse proper techniques when playing sports or exercising. Many cases are accidents and are not preventable.ReferencesHonkamp NJ, Ranawat AS, Harner CD. Knee: Posterior cruciate ligament injuries in the adult. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Saunders; 2009:chap 23, section E.Honkamp NJ, Ranawat AS, Harner CD. Knee: Posterior cruciate ligament injuries in the child. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Saunders; 2009:chap 23, section E.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more