Sebastien Desabre named Pyramids FC head coach

first_imgDesabre (right) was unveiled as Pyramids FC head coach on Monday afternoon. (PHOTOS/Agencies)Barely two days after he terminated his contract as Uganda Cranes’ head coach, Sebastien Desabre has been unveiled at Egyptian side Pyramids FC.The Frenchman who guided Uganda to a round of 16 appearances at the 2019 AFCON was named shown to the media on Monday, July 8th, at a press conference held at the 30th June Military Stadium in Cairo.The press conference was attended by Pyramids’ chairman Hossam Elbadry and vice chairman Mamdoh Eid.Desabre is understood to have put pen to paper on a two-year deal that will see him guide Pyramids through the 2019/2020 and the 2020/2021 seasons.During the press conference, Desabre expressed his joy to be joining Pyramids. “I am Very greatful to be joining Pyramids FC. Said the 42-year-old.‘I was very focused on Uganda Cranes and respected FUFA very well but I had to decide quickly.‘I am now focused on my new project and hopefully it will be a success. This is the second club that Desabre will handle in Egypt after having previously served as Ismaily head coach before joining Uganda Cranes.He has been with the Cranes for a one year and a half period, leading them to the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.While there, the Cranes finished second in Group A before losing to Senegal at the round of 16.For the Cranes, he was in charge of 18 matches, winning 6, drawing 5 and losing 7.Desabre was in charge of 18 games as Cranes head coach.Desabre has in the past coached at ESC Rocheville, ASEC Mimosas, CS Garoua, ES Tunis, Club Recreativo Desportivo Libolo, Dubai Club, JS Saoura and Morocco’s Wydad Athletic Club.About Pyramids FCPyramids Football Club is an Egyptian football club based in Cairo. The club currently plays in the Egyptian Premier League, the highest league in the Egyptian football league system.  Pyramids (formerly Al Assiouty Sport) was formed in 2008 in Assiut. The club was promoted to the Egyptian Premier League for the first time in its history in 2014, after winning the promotion play-off.In the summer of 2018 the Chairman of the Saudi Sports Authority Turki Al Sheikh took over the team. The team’s name was changed from Al Assiouty Sport to Pyramids FC and the money he invested in the club went on to affect the Egyptian Premier League.On 28 June 2018, former Al Ahly’s coach, Hossam El Badry was announced as chairman of the club, Ahmed Hassan as spokesman and football team supervisor, Hady Khashaba as football director and former Botafogo coach Albert Valentim as the new manager.Comments Tags: Pyramids FCSebastien DesabreUganda Craneslast_img read more

More Clarity for a Holiday Weekend

first_imgRecommended resource: Interviews from Phillip E. Johnson taken in his prime, c. 1991.  After his book Darwin on Trial effectively launched the ID Movement to prominence, Berkeley law professor Dr. Johnson took questions about his ideas on neo-Darwinism, intelligent design and creationism. He separates fact from fiction and issue from propaganda in these incisive answers to issues raised by his book. Uploaded as an 8-part playlist on YouTube by Steven Meyer, each 1-4 minute episode is a model of how to focus on the heart of the issue at hand in a winsome way.Johnson’s famous debate with atheist William Provine (1994), who died in September 2015, is also available on YouTube. Shortly afterward, Johnson, now with aging voice but no loss of mental acuity, remembered his worthy interlocutor in a podcast for ID the Future and a written remembrance on Evolution News & Views.Recommending this link does not imply endorsement on all points, just that it is worthy of consideration.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Engen and Work4You assist disabled youth

first_img(left to right) Melanie Holland, Engen CSI co-ordinator; Vuyo Mdokwe, Lynnette D’ Alton, Bongi Vilakazi and Tristan Zass from Work4You; and Andrew Bryce, Engen general manager of financial services attend the Work4You 10th Anniversary dinner on 22 October 2016. (Image: Supplied)Work4You, an NPO dedicated to the development, training and support of young adults living with intellectual disabilities, has benefited greatly from the generosity of various donors and sponsors.Chief among these donors is South African oil and gas company Engen. The company tries to reach a diverse group of young people through their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts.Engen has, since the beginning of their partnership with Work4You in 2006, helped the NPO maximise the impact they have made in the lives of 80 young adults who have benefited from their work.Work4You trains and places young people in Wagalots, a dog treats product line created to provide job opportunities for the young adults.“Our innovative approach at Work4You is to use our Wagalots dog treats product line as the platform and basis for training and developing the work skills of young people with intellectual disabilities, along with their social adaptation and life skills,” explains Lynnette D’Alton, the operations manager at Work4You.“Once the youngsters have completed their training, they are placed in relevant positions at organisations so that they can gain valuable work experience.”D’Alton, who has been with Work4You since 2011, says this process of practical training helps prepare the youth for full-time employment.And thanks to the support of Engen, who contributed eight bursaries in 2016, three young adults are currently employed.Three more are likely to be employed by the end of the year, with the last two Engen bursary recipients currently on job trials.D’Alton explains how the money generated by Wagalots along with sponsorships and parents fees goes to covering the costs of training. “As a result, many young people in poorer areas could not attend the courses, due to lack of funding.“Along with Engen, we identified eight potential candidates whose costs Engen agreed to pay via bursaries for 2016.”“Due to the fact that disability affects a comparatively small percentage of the population, it remains traditionally underfunded,” says Engen CSI manager, Mntu Nduvane, explaining the company’s decision to play a part in helping young adults living with intellectual disabilities.“At Engen, we are mindful that this is a key area of need and we have moved to assist people living with disabilities and their families,” Nduvane says.In 2017 Engen looks to take some of the young adults on board to gain even more work experience. The oil company also intends to provide funding for more bursaries in the coming year.Tasneem Sulaiman-Bray, Engen’s general manager of corporate affairs, says the company is pleased to play a role in helping people with disabilities.“By working together with Work4You we hope to forge a future that is inclusive of all people; where the marginalised have the opportunity to work, and where conditions are created for dreams to be achieved and a brighter future for all South Africans to be manifested,” says Sulaiman-Bray.last_img read more

CBI Addl Director holds meeting with officials

first_imgKolkata: Additional Director of CBI M Nageshwar Rao on Thursday held a series of meetings with senior officials of the central probe agency in the city, sources said. Rao visited the CBI office at CGO complex at Salt Lake and discussed various ongoing cases, after which he went to the anti-corruption branch office of CBI at Nizam Palace, the sources said. According to sources, Rao is scheduled to meet the officials of Economic Offences (IV) wing of CBI on Friday at the Salt Lake office which is dealing with the multi-crore ponzi scam cases like Saradha and Rose Valley. The central probe agency was gearing up to expedite the cases relating to the ponzi scams and bring them to their logical conclusions, sources said. The CBI had also interrogated former Kolkata Police Commissioner and now ADG-CID Rajeev Kumar under the directions of Calcutta High Court in connection with the Saradha scam case.last_img read more