Unbeaten URA host inform Police as UPL continues

first_img Tags: police fcStarTimes Uganda Premeir LeaguetopURA FC URA are unbeaten after seven games this season (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueURA FC vs Police FCMandela National Stadium, NambooleSaturday, 24-11-2018 @04:00pmNAMBOOLE – URA FC will be hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League when they host inform Police FC at Namboole on Saturday afternoon.The Tax Collectors have been unbeatable this campaign but the fact that they have won only two of their first seven games should be a major concern going into this weekend’s fixture.In the current run, URA has only scored four goals, an issue to head Coach Sam Simbwa who claims his side are performing below per at the moment.“Yes we are still unbeaten but punching below our weight.“We have issues in attack as we are not scoring as many as we should.“I am so concerned but hopefully the situation is corrected as soon as possible.For their Saturday opponents-Police, after a disastrous start to the season which saw them lose all of their first three games, they have now gone four unbeaten, winning all but one in that period.The only time they failed to win in their last four games, was when they conceded an injury time equalizer at home to Maroons on match day 6.Juma Balinya, Ben Ocen, Paul Willa and Ashraf Mugume are the key men for the Abdallah Mubiru’s Police side coming into this game and all four will have to be at their absolute best if the Cops are to topple URA.Match Facts:This will be the 17th meeting between URA and Police since January 2011.URA have won nine of the meetings in that period with the Cops triumphing on only two occasions.The reverse fixture last season saw Police defeat URA 2-1 and it was the Cops’ first victory over the Tax Collectors since April 2014.URA have gone 11 games games unbeaten since the back end of last season (W3 D9).At home, they are on a 7 game unbeaten run that has seen them win 3 and draw the other 4 games.For Police, they have won three of their last four away fixture since May. The only time they failed to win a fixture on the road in that period was in the 2-1 loss at the hands of Paidah Black Angels in their opening game of the current season.BET ON THIS GAME AND MANY MORE @Bunga BetComments last_img read more

Soy Grower Priorities in the Presidents Infrastructure Initiative

first_imgPresident Donald Trump released a statement of principles regarding his infrastructure initiative this week. While aspects of the plan have been discussed over the past year with stakeholders, including the American Soybean Association (ASA), the blueprint released this week is the first official information issued by the White House. As expected the Administration principles call for $200 billion in direct federal funding to leverage a total of $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investments.In addition to the overall focus and funding for infrastructure needs that will benefit the movement of commodities and the global market competitiveness of U.S. soybeans, there are several specific aspects that are significant for ASA, agriculture and rural America. Financing rural projects is one of the core objectives of the proposal and the blueprint specifically calls for $50 billion in rural infrastructure funding that will be directed to states via block grants. State governors would have discretion as to the specific uses of the funds.Another important aspect of the Administration’s proposal are calls to expedite permitting for infrastructure projects with a goal of reducing to two years the time it takes for environmental approvals.Of course, it will ultimately be up to Congress to develop and pass infrastructure legislation and there are significant challenges that will need to be addressed, such as identifying the funding or revenue sources.The top priority for ASA in any infrastructure initiative is the long-standing need to secure approximately $8 billion in direct federal funding for the construction and upgrade of locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River System. While Trump and the Administration have indicated support for upgrading inland waterways infrastructure, there are a number of questions regarding the level of funding that would be available for locks and dams and the intent and impacts of some of the Administration’s principles related to inland waterways infrastructure.In addition to locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River System, other ASA priorities include funding for roads and bridges, dredging of waterways, maintenance and upgrades to ports and harbors, and expanded rural broadband.Click here for the full principles document.last_img read more