Musa Kabega and Rogers Sirwomu retain Huye Rally crown

first_imgMusa Kabega and Rogers Sirwomu have now won two consecutive Huye RallysFor the second year running, the duo of Musa Kabega and Rogers Sirwomu won the Huye Rally.The crew that went into this year’s race as favourites did not disappoint as the came home in a time of 5:56:00, just a minute ahead of fellow Ugandas Jonas Kansime and Aaron Nsamba.It was a dominant performance by the KG Rally crew and they never looked like they would lose their crown.They led from start (Saturday) to finish and will be eyeing for a third consecutive Huye crown next year.“The event was good and exciting as well, said Siromu after the race.“We didn’t have so many challenges besides minor issues with our intercooler that made us lose a bit of time But luckily, it did not affect as at the end.“The service team had it fixed and we managed to maintain our lead till the final stage.Jonas Kansiime kept himself in the contention for the top spot with a clean drive throughout the race, maintaining his second position to the end.Rwanda’s Giesen Jean Jean settled for third position becoming the best placed local driver.Rwanda’s Geisen Jean Jean (left) finished thirdBurundi’s Imitiaz Din finished in fourth position followed by Remeze Christian and Uganda’s Sadat Negomba in fifth and sixth respectively.Uganda’s representatives finished 6th, 7th and 10th.Negomba Sadat and Zubeda Abdallah scooped 6th spot as their Toyota Runx came home in a time of 7:17:00, just over 22 minutes behind Remezo Christian of Burundi.Nagasha Graham and Reymond Munigwa, driving a Subaru Impreza finished in seventh while the duo of Balondemu Gilberto and Waiswa Ibrahim could only manage 10th spot.Only ten crews finished of the eleven that started the event on Saturday.The motorsport competition in South Province is organized in memory of late Claude Gakwaya, one of the best rally drivers the country has ever produced.He passed away in a motor accident in 1986.The final standings after the two day race:1. KABEGA MUSA / ROGERS SIRWOMU (Uganda) – MITSUBISHI EVO9, 05h56’00.2. JONAS KANSIIME / AARON NSAMBA (Uganda) – MITSUBISHI EVO9, 05h57’00″3. GIESEN JEAN JEAN / DEWALQUE YANNIK (Rwanda) – TOYOTA CELICA S, 06h07’00″4. IMITIAZ DIN (Burundi) / REGIS KARINGIRWA (Rwanda) – TOYOTA AVENSIS, 00:06:35:00”5. REMEZO CHRISTIAN / GAHURAZIRA JEAN MARIE (Burundi) – TOYOTA CELICA, 00:06:55:00”6. NEGOMBA SADAT / ZUBEDA ABDALLAH (Uganda) – TOYOTA RUNX, 00:07:17:00”7. NAGASHA GRAHAM / RAYMOND MUNYIGWA (Uganda) – SUBARU IMPREZA N8, 00:07:50:00”8. ALAIN GASHI MURENZI / FAUSTIN KALIBU (Rwanda) – TOYOTA CURREN, 00:07:33:00”9. MUTUGA JANVIER/ BUKURU HASSAN (Rwanda) – BUGGY, 00:06:06:00”10. BALONDEMU GILBERTO/ WAISWA IBRAHIM (Uganda) – TOYOTA COROLLA 2WD, 00:07:48:00”Comments Tags: Huye Rally 2018Musa KabegaRogers Sirwomulast_img read more

Gardai warn Donegal students as €2 million ‘Money mule’ fraud investigation launched

first_imgGardai have launched an investigation into a €2m money laundering fraud involving so-called money mule accounts.The “money mule” practice involves criminals recruiting people to help launder stolen or illegal money using their bank account, often unwittingly. Gardaí have said students are often targeted by the practice.The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau is examining transactions of up to €35,000 on over 200 accounts around the country. The accounts were used for single transactions of between £5,000 and £35,000 to a financial institution abroad.Over 1,600 of these cases were reported by the banks to gardaí last year.Detective Inspector Catharina Gunne from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau said that if you act as a money mule, knowingly or unknowingly, you are committing the offence of money laundering.“Money laundering is a serious offence which on convictions carries a penalty of up to 14 years imprisonment,” she said. “This will have a serious impact on your future travel plans, career opportunities, vetting and credit ratings.”Gardai warn Donegal students as €2 million ‘Money mule’ fraud investigation launched was last modified: April 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

2018 Corn Planting Cab Cam – Al Walton, Hardin County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After over 40 years of farming ground in Hardin and Auglaize Counties, Al Walton is planting his last crop in 2018. After the harvest is in later this year, Walton and his wife will move closer to their kids and grand kids in Central Ohio. In this Cab Cam, brought to you by Fennig Equipment, The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins sat alongside Walton as he planted on May 9th to talk about his long career and the transition of land to a young area farmer next year.last_img

Farm Service Agency expands payment options

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement service fees, farm program debt repayments and administrative service fees, as well as to purchase aerial maps.“Our customers have spoken, and we’ve listened,” said Bill Northey, USDA’s Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation. “Finding ways to improve customer service and efficiency is important for our farmers, ranchers, producers, and forest landowners who work hard for our nation every day. Now, our customers can make electronic payments instantly by stopping in our offices or calling over the phone.”Previously, only cash, check, money orders and wires were accepted. By using debit cards and ACH debit, transactions are securely processed from the customer’s financial institution through Pay.gov, the U.S. Treasury’s online payment hub.While traditional collection methods like cash and paper checks will continue, offering the new alternatives will improve effectiveness and convenience to customers while being more cost effective. In 2017, the average cost to manually process checks, a process that included navigating multiple systems, cost USDA more than $4.6 million. The expanded payment options will cut the time employees take processing payments by 75%.“At USDA, we’re focused on modernization to improve customer service,” said Northey. “If half of our customers use these new payment options, we’ll see a $1 million savings in one year. These new payment methods are one part of a much larger effort to expand options for our customers, as well as to make our services more effective and efficient.”This announcement marks the beginning of a multi-phased roll-out of new payment options for USDA customers. Ultimately, payment option flexibility will be extended to allow farmers and producers to use debit cards and ACH debit payments to make payments for all FSA programs, including farm storage facility loan repayments, farm loan facility fees, marketing assistance loan repayments, Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) administrative fees and premiums and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) fees.last_img read more

Apple’s iWatch may not be available until 2015 globally

first_imgiWatch is expected to compete with other smartwatches manufactured by Samsung, Sony and Qualcomm. (Photo: truprotection.com)According to reports, Apple’s iWatch, dubbed the Diet Watch, may not be available until 2015 globally. The watch equipped with the latest sensor technology could track calories and steps as well as heart rate.Chinese analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that complexity of watch design isthe reason behind the delay. However, the product from Apple’s stablecould be launched in October, alongside Apple’s next iPad range. Reports said iWatch would include more than 10 sensors to take health measurements and other data and access to features such as messages and notifications through integration with the iPhone and iPad. A sweat sensor is believed to be one of the sensors on the watch.In an attempt to boost the sales of the smart watch, the technology giant recently poached senior executive Patrick Pruniaux from Swiss luxury watch brand Tag Heuer.iWatch is expected to compete with other smartwatches manufactured by Samsung, Sony and Qualcomm.Apple applied for a trademark for the iWatch in Japan, a patent official said earlier this week.It has also been revealed that Apple has signed up a host of sports star to try the wearable – including basketball star Kobe Brant, who was recently spotted at Apple’s Cupertino campus.last_img read more