Prince Harry accepts apology, damages in UK libel suit

first_imgLONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has accepted an apology and damages from the publisher of British tabloid The Mail on Sunday and its online version, MailOnline, in a libel lawsuit relating to articles about his relationship with the British armed forces. Harry sued Associated Newspapers for libel over two articles published in October which claimed he had snubbed the Royal Marines after stepping down as a senior royal. Harry has served for a decade in the British army, and his lawyers said the articles caused considerable damage to his reputation and credibility with veterans. His honorary military titles have been put on hold after he and his wife, Meghan, stepped down as working royals and moved to the U.S. in early 2019.last_img read more

Kampala golfers dominate Serena Johnnie Walker Open

first_imgJadu Patel was the overall winner.Top prizesOverall winnerJadu Patel hc 14 – 43Group A men (hc 0-9)Michael Tumusime hc 14 – 40Frank Ochieng hc 36Davis cash hc2 36Group B men (hc 10-18)Jadu Patel hc 14 – 43Lim Lim hc 12 42Phillip Ochola hc 15 41Group C men (hc 19-28)Alfred Kabuchu hc 22 – 37General Ger hc 19 36Peter West hc 28 34Group A Ladies (hc 0-18)Gloria Mbagua hc 07 31Eva Magala hc 4 30Group B Ladies (hc 19-36)Annete Kiconco hc 19 30Grace Kabonero hc 21 27Eva Akaduha hc 34 26Jack Kamunyu hc19 26Professional category results Leader-board top 4-Kasozi ?? 75 | 77 | 70 *222Wanzala ?? 72 | 76 | 77 *225Mutawe ?? 75 | 77 | 73 *225J.Seale ?? 75| 81 | 71 *227Kigo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Handicap 14 golfer Jadu Patel beat a strong field to win the Inaugural Lake Victoria Serena Johnnie Walker Open 2018 with a score of 43 stableford points on Saturday.Uganda Golf Club (UGC) Kampala golfers dominated the top prizes as 220 golfers battled at the picturesque Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa course. Chief guest at the prize giving was Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda.Jadu was on familiar territory as he also holds membership at Serena Club, and has participated in nearly all warm-up tournaments at the new course. He has in the past two years come second best at the captain’s and club members tournaments.The one-day 18-hole contest was the climax of the Serena Johnnie Walker Golf Open after four days of golf that started with a professionals 54-hole-contest. Phillip Kasozi came from four strokes behind favourite Fred Wanzala to win the professional category on Friday. (full story)Serena’s tournament partners are Johnnie Walker, Barclays, DSTV, PEPSI, AfriSafe, Victoria Motors. Share on: WhatsApp Tournament focus now turns to the Pepsi Independence Open at the nine-hole Palm Valley country and golf club course, located in the tranquil Akright Kakungulu Housing Estate, off Kampala – Entebbe Highway.It starts with a professional contest Sunday and Monday, before the main contest on Independence Day.A history of Serena Golf Resort & SpaLake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa, located to the south of Kampala in Uganda, just recently completed a second nine holes on its golf course designed by Kevin Ramsey of Golfplan, reports golfcoursearchitecture.net.The resort began working with Golfplan in 2008, with construction of the first nine holes beginning at the end of 2009. Work on the second nine began in 2016 and will officially be opened at this inaugural Serena Johnnie Walker Golf Open Championship.“The holes that were completed in the first phase were a mix of front and back nine holes,” said Ramsey in an interview with golfcoursearchitecture.netThe 18th hole at the par 72 Kigo golf course.He told golfcoursearchitecture.net that “There is no difference in style, we are just pushing on to the far end of the site. The key feature of the entire site is the proximity and view to Lake Victoria. Visible on all holes and in play on three including both finishing holes.”Ramsey, who was one of several guests at the launch on Saturday, says the course is a unique gem.“This is a very unique one-of-a-kind golf facility in the sense that access to the marina is between the ninth and eighteenth holes. I can’t think of anywhere in the world where I have seen anything like this. The course is very natural in its feel and meanders through the site and down to the papyrus groves on the lake.”According to golfcoursearchitecture.net , the resort is owned and has been developed by Kenyan-based contracting company Cementers, and of its CEO, Kartick Halai.“The Lake Victoria Serena golf course is one of the most beautiful courses in the region, we could not be prouder to have it on our property and simply cannot wait to be positioned as the best golf and spa resort in Africa,” Anthony Chege, general manager of Serena Hotels Uganda, told golfcoursearchitecture.net“There really is nothing like it. Serene and peaceful,” concluded Ramsey.last_img read more

Tropical Depression forms as Tropical Wave Churns South of Florida

first_imgCloser to home, a tropical wave is churning just south of Florida, and over Cuba and it has a 30% chance of development over the next two days. However, hurricane specialists predict the storm will continue northwest and miss Florida. Tropical Depression Seven has formed between the African coast and the Lesser Antilles and could be upgraded to Tropical Storm Gonzalo today. Currently maximum sustained winds are 35 mph with higher gusts. There’s no threat to land at this point.last_img