French gov’t to construct modern sport facilities for Uganda public schools

By Robert Ssegawa

French government has pledged to construct modern sports facilities for several government primary schools across the country in a move aimed at improving pupils’ talents.

This was disclosed by French ambassador to Uganda Madame Stephanie Rivoal while handing over all weather court facilities at Kibuli Police children Primary school and Nakivubo blue Primary schools wort 30,000 US Dollars to the acting director KCCA Sam Sserunkuma.

 

 

Ambassador Rivoal says this was part of the France –Uganda friendship tokens adding that French government will construct two more modern play grounds in different schools in Kampala next year.

 

 

 

 

KCCA acting Director Sam Serunkuma noted that the authority has put in its budget sports funds in the next financial year in order to improve and nurture sports talents in its schools. The money used to construct the weather courts was raised during the French Uganda week 2018.

 

 

New France president Macron vows to defend France and Europe

The pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidency in a decisive victory over the far-right Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, and vowed to unite a divided and fractured France.

Macron, 39, a former economy minister who ran as a “neither left nor right” independent promising to shake up the French political system, took 65.1% to Le Pen’s 34.9%, according to initial projections from early counts.

His victory was hailed by his supporters as holding back a tide of populism after the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s victory in the US election.

Addressing thousands of supporters in the grand courtyard of the Louvre, the vast Paris palace-turned-museum, Macron said he would defend France and Europe. He said Europe and the world are “watching us” and “waiting for us to defend the spirit of the Enlightenment, threatened in so many places”.

He promised to unite a divided and fractured France, saying: “I will do everything to make sure you never have reason again to vote for extremes.”

Speaking of his meteoric rise and victory that was not forecast even a year ago, he said: “Everyone said it was impossible. But they didn’t know France!”

 

 

-Guardian

Burkini ban, what the Hell? Chinese have facekinis

A French ban on the burkini — a swimsuit that covers the whole body except for the face, hands and feet — has prompted fierce debate, but women in one part of China are wondering what all the fuss is about.

The “facekini” has been popular attire on beaches in eastern China for several years, especially in the city of Qingdao, a seaside city of 9 million.
The skin-tight elasticated fabric masks cover a swimmer’s entire head and neck. Holes are cut for eyes, nostrils, mouth and, in some cases, pony tails. Most facekinis cover up the rest of the torso as well.
“I’ve been using a facekini for nearly ten years,” says Wang Huimei, 58, a Qingdao local who goes to the beach almost everyday in summer.
“It’s way better than sunscreen lotion that wears off whenever I get inside the water. Plus, the water in this area tends to be cold, it’s comfortable to wear and it keeps me warm.”
Zhang Shifan says she’s the inventor of the facekini and has sold them on Taobao — China’s equivalent of Amazon — since 2007. She also has a brick-and-mortar store.
The garment was originally designed to protect people from jelly fish bites.
“Suntan protection was a secondary feature but now it’s the major appeal to my customers,” she adds.
-CNN

Terror in Paris: what is happening now

Investigations into the series of terrorist attacks that killed more than 120 people in Paris are moving forward, with people taken into custody and two of the gun-wielding suicide bombers identified.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the massacres in a statement. In response, France has carried out air strikes on targets in the militant organization’s stronghold in Raqqa, Syria.

source: CNN